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Fringe: August

The Observer chooses to do something other than observe, abducting a college student. However, when the Fringe team investigates, they discover that there is more than one Observer.. in both time and space.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x8
Production Number: 3X5108
Airdate: Thursday November 19th, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Nov 22, 2009
NL (Net 5) Apr 18, 2010

Guest Stars
Michael CerverisMichael Cerveris
As The Observer
Peter WoodwardPeter Woodward
As August
Jennifer MissoniJennifer Missoni
As Christine Hollis
Paul RaePaul Rae
As Donald Long

Co-Guest Stars
Eugene LipinskiEugene Lipinski
As December
Ryan McDonaldRyan McDonald
As Brandon
Lilly PilybladLilly Pilyblad
As Ella
Ray SammelRay Sammel
As Mr. Hess
Amos SternAmos Stern
As July
Michael AntonakosMichael Antonakos
As Waiter (as Mike Antonakos)
Richard CoheeRichard Cohee
As Pin Seller
Ali LiebertAli Liebert
As Danielle
Norman Misura (1)Norman Misura (1)
As Security Guard
Sunita PrasadSunita Prasad
As Waitress
Mireille UrumuriMireille Urumuri
As Receptionist
Main Cast
Anna TorvAnna Torv
As Olivia Dunham
Joshua JacksonJoshua Jackson
As Peter Bishop
Lance ReddickLance Reddick
As Phillip Broyles
Jasika NicoleJasika Nicole
As Astrid Farnsworth
John NobleJohn Noble
As Dr. Walter Bishop


In Boston, Massachusetts, a bald man outside a museum wearing an old-fashioned black suit and using high-tech binoculars is checking a watch and writing notes in a journal in an unknown language. A pin seller approaches and offers him an American flag pin for free and places it on his lapel. Distracted, the bald man realizes that a college student, Christine Hollis, is walking by. He puts his binoculars in his briefcase and goes after her, forgetting his journal. He grabs the girl and tells her to come with him, and then starts dragging her toward his car. When she struggles, the bald man injects some kind of sedative into her. A man tries to intervene and the abductor fires an odd-shaped gun that slams the man back several dozen feet. A security guard arrives and opens fire, but the bald man seems immune to the bullets. He gets into a car, hot-wires it simply by touching the ignition, and drives away...

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Episode Notes
The premiere broadcast of the episode featured the end credits from "Earthling."

The glyph/code spells out BLIGHT.

Episode Quotes
The Observer: Who is she? Why did you save her?
August: I saw her many years ago. She was a child. Her parents had just been killed. She was crying. But she... she was brave. She crossed my mind... somehow. She never left it. I think... it's what they call... feelings. I think... I love her.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJ.J. Abrams  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci
Executive ProducerJ.J. Abrams  |  Bryan Burk  |  J.H. Wyman  |  Jeff Pinkner
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Wilcox  |  Joe Chappelle
Supervising ProducerReid Shane  |  Jeff Vlaming  |  Josh Singer
ProducerAshley Edward Miller  |  Zack Stentz  |  Robert M. Williams, Jr.  |  Kathy Lingg
Co-ProducerTamara Isaac  |  Tanya M. Swerling
Consulting ProducerRoberto Orci  |  Akiva Goldsman  |  Alex Kurtzman
Production DesignerIan Thomas (3)
EditorHenk Van Eeghen
CastingApril Webster
First Assistant DirectorBrian Giddens
MusicMichael Giacchino  |  Chris Tilton
Music EditorPaul Apelgren
Music SupervisorCharles L. Scott IV  |  Billy Gottlieb
Costume DesignerJenni Gullett
Key GripDavid J. Dawson
Set DecoratorLouise Roper
Location ManagerScott Walden
Property MasterRob Smith (3)
Construction CoordinatorClaire Davis (1)
Script SupervisorPatti Henderson
Assistant EditorElizabeth Barnette
Post Production SupervisorAmanda Lencioni  |  Andrew Balek
Supervising Sound EditorPaul Curtis
Re-Recording MixerMark Hensley  |  Rick Norman
GafferDavid S. Warner (1)
Director of PhotographyDavid Moxness
Stunt CoordinatorMike Mitchell
Post Production CoordinatorTyson Hilgenberg
Production ManagementVladimir Stefoff
Sound MixerEric Batut
Main Title ThemeJ.J. Abrams
Visual Effects SupervisorJay Worth  |  Robert Habros
Main Title DesignAndrew Kramer
Department Head HairIan C. Ballard
Department Head Make-upDana Hamel
Special Effects Make-upTodd Masters
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