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Fringe: The Man from the Other Side

Two teenagers turn up dead and evidence indicates that shapeshifters have borrowed their forms for some special mission. While the Fringe team tries to track them down, Peter grows increasingly suspicious of Walter's secretive behavior.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x19
Production Number: 3X5118
Airdate: Thursday April 22nd, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CityTV) Apr 22, 2010
UK (sky 1) May 04, 2010
NL (Net 5) Oct 01, 2010

Guest Stars
Sebastian RochéSebastian Roché
As Thomas Jerome Newton
Ryan McDonaldRyan McDonald
As Brandon
Peter BryantPeter Bryant
As Ben McCalister
Katie FindlayKatie Findlay
As Jill Redmond

Co-Guest Stars
Morris ChapdelaineMorris Chapdelaine
As Shapeshifter Embryo
Viviana Dal CengioViviana Dal Cengio
As Bank Teller
Silver KimSilver Kim
As FBI Agent #3
Shawn MacDonaldShawn MacDonald
As Daniel Verona
Holland MillerHolland Miller
As Featureless Figure
Mary Alison RaineMary Alison Raine
As Passerby #1
James TsaiJames Tsai
As David Wu
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 Worcester, Massachusetts, two teenagers are getting stoned in their car near an abandoned warehouse. The boy, Dave, feels something shake, but the girl dismisses his momentary concern. A window in the warehouse suddenly explodes and the boy insists on investigating. Inside, glowing lights come from an office and another window explodes as a blob of flesh forms on the floor. Dave enters and prods it, and a shapeshifter comes up behind him, snaps his neck, and places a duplication device in the boy's mouth. Finally he takes on the teenager's form...

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Episode Notes
The glyph/code spells out BRIDGE.

The show's creators, Star Wars fans, slip in references to the two famous robots of the movies.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
RushTom Sawyeropening sequence

Episode Quotes
Walter: A well-ordered house is--is the sign of a well-ordered mind.
Peter: Yeah, but staying up all night to find the perfect place for your laundry hamper is the sign of something else, in my books.

Walter: Every living thing dies. As a scientist, that's one of the hardest things to accept, that--that we try to understand the mechanisms of life, but inevitably, we can't defeat death, no matter how much we--we may want to.

(about the embryo)
Olivia: Walter, have you seen anything like this before?
Walter: I think I may have. It's awfully familiar. Ah, yes. It reminds me of a beanbag chair I once owned... 1974.

Peter: Shapeshifter embryo. Adorable.

Olivia: You remember what you told Newton?
Walter: No, but as they say in Finland...
Walter, Astrid, and Peter: ...there's more than one way to roast a reindeer!

Episode References
The Observer can be seen to the far right of the screen, his back to the camera, as Newton enters the bank and asks for McCalister.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJ.J. Abrams  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci
Executive ProducerJ.H. Wyman  |  Jeff Pinkner  |  Bryan Burk  |  J.J. Abrams
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Wilcox  |  Joe Chappelle
Supervising ProducerJosh Singer  |  Jeff Vlaming  |  Reid Shane
ProducerKathy Lingg  |  Ashley Edward Miller  |  Zack Stentz  |  Robert M. Williams, Jr.
Co-ProducerTanya M. Swerling  |  Tamara Isaac
Consulting ProducerRoberto Orci  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Akiva Goldsman
Production DesignerIan Thomas (3)
EditorJon Dudkowski
CastingApril Webster
First Assistant DirectorBrian Giddens
Second Assistant DirectorWarren Hanna
MusicChris Tilton  |  Michael Giacchino
Music EditorPaul Apelgren
Music SupervisorBilly Gottlieb  |  Charles L. Scott IV
Costume DesignerJenni Gullett
Key GripDavid J. Dawson
Set DecoratorLouise Roper
Location ManagerScott Walden
Property MasterRob Smith (3)
Script SupervisorPatti Henderson
Assistant EditorChad Rubel
Post Production SupervisorAndrew Balek  |  Amanda Lencioni
Supervising Sound EditorPaul Curtis
Re-Recording MixerRick Norman  |  Brian Harman
GafferDavid S. Warner (1)
Director of PhotographyDavid Moxness
Stunt CoordinatorMike Mitchell
Production ManagementVladimir Stefoff
Sound MixerEric Batut
Main Title ThemeJ.J. Abrams
Visual Effects SupervisorJay Worth  |  Robert Habros
Main Title DesignAndrew Kramer
"A" Camera OperatorChris Tammaro
Department Head HairIan C. Ballard
Department Head Make-upDana Hamel
Special Effects Make-upTodd Masters
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