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Fringe: Unearthed

A teenage girl pronounced brain dead wakes up in the middle of the operation to remove her organs... speaking numbers in Russian. When the Navy confirms that the numbers are nuclear launch codes and a missing officer named Rusk knows them, the search is on for the missing man.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x11
Production Number: 3T7670
Airdate: Monday January 11th, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Mar 02, 2010
NL (Net 5) Jun 06, 2010

Guest Stars
Amy CarlsonAmy Carlson
As Maureen Donovan
Alice KremelbergAlice Kremelberg
As Lisa Donovan
Annie ParisseAnnie Parisse
As Teresa Rusk
Scott William WintersScott William Winters
As Jake Selleg
Sean DuganSean Dugan
As Priest

Co-Guest Stars
Mark DobiesMark Dobies
As Will Turlough
Tibor FeldmanTibor Feldman
As Dr. Halperin
Deepti GuptaDeepti Gupta
As Dr. Newell
Chazz MenendezChazz Menendez
As Andrew Rusk
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
Kirk AcevedoKirk Acevedo
As Charlie Francis


At Boston General Hospital, Maureen Donovan is at her brain-dead daughter Lisa's bedside as a priest says the last rite. Maureen then has the doctor take Lisa off of life support and take her for organ removal so that in death, she can help others. They take Lisa to the operation theater and begin to cut her open to remove her kidneys first. Lisa suddenly comes to life, grabs the doctor, and starts yelling in Russia...

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Episode Notes
This episode was originally scheduled to air during Season 1 but was held back for unknown reasons, and wasn't aired until midway through season two. hence there are several continuity errors, including one character being alive who has been shown to be dead, and the crew are the season 1 crew, before the show moved to Canada for primary filming.

The glyph/code spells out AVENGE.

Episode Quotes
Peter: At least they got you some nice balloons.
Lisa Donovan: I guess they couldn't find ones that said, "Welcome back from the dead."
Peter: Yeah, well, I imagine those would be more of a special-order kind of thing, don't you think?

Walter: (on film) Hello, I'm Dr. Walter Bishop. This is test subject number six.
Peter: What happened to subjects one through five?
Walter: I believe the university settled with them out of court. They probably never had to work again. Not that they could

Walter: Perhaps, if I could examine the girl, but you say her mother has refused that.
Astrid: After watching Walter's Scariest Home Videos, who can blame her?

Walter: Please allow me a moment to entertain my fantasies. They often lead to a truth.

Peter: Well, you know me. You tell me that the U.S. government is covering something up, I'll tell you it must be Tuesday.

Lisa Donovan: Ever since what's happened, they think I'm, like, a freak or something.
Peter: Well, I don't think you have to worry about us here. We're kind of partial to freaks in this lab.

Lisa Donovan: So is Agent Dunham, like, your girlfriend?
Peter: No. No. She's like a friend who's a girl. And who carries a gun.

Walter: I would propose that Mr. Rusk stuck around to deal with unfinished business. And once he did, then, well Lisa was free to finally purge herself of him.
Maureen Donovan: How can we be sure?
Walter: Nisi credideritis, non intelligentis.
Maureen Donovan: I don't understand.
Walter: Latin translation of Isaiah 7:9.
Maureen Donovan: "Unless you believe, you will not understand."
Walter: Even as a scientist, sometimes I have to rely on faith.
Maureen Donovan: God keep you and yours safe, Dr. Bishop.
Walter: And you, ma'am.

Episode References
The Observer can be seen behind Olivia as she talks to Maureen at the church.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJ.J. Abrams  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci
Executive ProducerJeff Pinkner  |  Bryan Burk  |  J.J. Abrams
Co-Executive ProducerBrooke Kennedy  |  David H. Goodman  |  Andrew Kreisberg  |  J.H. Wyman
Supervising ProducerJ.R. Orci
ProducerBrad Anderson  |  Robert M. Williams, Jr.  |  Frederick E.O. Toye
Co-ProducerBrad Caleb Kane
Consulting ProducerRoberto Orci  |  Alex Kurtzman
Associate ProducerTamara Isaac  |  Tanya M. Swerling
Production DesignerSteven Jordan
EditorJon Dudkowski
CastingRoss Meyerson  |  Julie Tucker
Unit Production ManagerRobert M. Williams, Jr.
Second Assistant DirectorPatrick Mangan
MusicChris Tilton  |  Michael Giacchino
Music EditorPaul Apelgren  |  Stephen M. Davis
Music SupervisorCharles L. Scott IV  |  Billy Gottlieb
Costume DesignerMarie Abma
Key GripSal Lanza
Set DecoratorBeth Kushnick
Location ManagerLynn Powers
Property MasterNatalie Dorset
Script SupervisorRachel Connors
Production CoordinatorMaire Ni Rochain
Assistant EditorLisa De Moraes
Post Production SupervisorAndrew Balek  |  John Klump
Supervising Sound EditorPaul Curtis
Re-Recording MixerMark Hensley  |  Rick Norman
GafferTim Guinness
Director of PhotographyFred V. Murphy
Stunt CoordinatorShauna Duggins
Sound MixerLarry Hoff
Special Makeup Effects ArtistLouis Zakarian
Main Title ThemeJ.J. Abrams
Visual Effects SupervisorJay Worth  |  Chris Scollard
Main Title DesignAndrew Kramer
Department Head HairAnne Michelle Radcliffe
Casting AssociateMaria Higgins (3)
Department Head Make-upKymbra Kelly
Original CastingApril Webster
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