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Fringe: Brown Betty

When Peter disappears, Walter seeks solace in marijuana. In that state of mind, he and Astrid babysit Olivia's niece Ella, and Walter tells her a fairy tale of a gentle inventor, a stolen glass heart, a detective looking for true love, and a mysterious group of bald men known as the Watchers.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x20
Production Number: 3X5119
Airdate: Thursday April 29th, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CityTV) Apr 29, 2010
AU (GO!) May 05, 2010
UK (sky 1) May 11, 2010
NL (Net 5) Oct 08, 2010

  • Currently 6.9/10
6.9/10 (59 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Michael CerverisMichael Cerveris
As September / Mr. Gemini
Ari GraynorAri Graynor
As Rachel / Kelsey Ashley
Ryan McDonaldRyan McDonald
As Patent Clerk
Lilly PilybladLilly Pilyblad
As Ella (as Lily Pilblad)

Co-Guest Stars
Candus ChurchillCandus Churchill
As Dead Singer / Corpse #3
Tom PickettTom Pickett
As Dead Singer / Corpse #1
John ProwseJohn Prowse
As Dead Singer / Corpse #2
Erica Van BrielErica Van Briel
As Assistant

Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy
As William Bell
Main Cast
Anna Torv
As Olivia Dunham
Joshua Jackson
As Peter Bishop
Lance Reddick
As Phillip Broyles
Blair Brown
As Nina Sharp
Jasika Nicole
As Astrid Farnsworth
John Noble
As Dr. Walter Bishop


After discovering that Peter has left, Walter retreats to his office to smoke hybrid marijuana and listen to music, and then starts labeling everything in his lab. Astrid comes in and tries to assure him that Peter will return, but Walter doesn't believe her. Olivia comes in to update Walter on her investigation, which has been unsuccessful, and tells him that she has something more important to deal with. Her niece Ella comes in and Olivia explains that she has to watch her while Rachel is in Chicago. She needs Astrid to watch Ella for a few hours...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Bricusse & NewleyThe Candy Mansinging corpses
Django ReinhardtBlue Moon 
Hamlisch & KlebanI Hope I Get itEsther applies for work (sung by Jasika Nicole)
Miles DavisFreddie Freeloader 
Stevie WonderFor Once in My LifeOlivia sings to Peter (sung by Anna Torv)
Tears For FearsHead Over Heelsin the lab (sung by John Noble)
TrafficThe Low Spark of High-Heeled BoysBroyles at the bar (sung by Lance Reddick)

Episode Quotes
Walter: I have spent my life making things that bring joy and happiness, to make the world a better place. Bubble gum was one of my first. Ah. Flannel pajamas. Oh, rainbows. And my latest project, singing corpses.

(animating singing corpses)
Walter: Why not bring a little life to the dead, I say. Their harmonies are still a bit off.

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
ProducerZack Stentz  |  Robert M. Williams, Jr.  |  Kathy Lingg  |  Ashley Edward Miller
Co-ProducerTanya M. Swerling  |  Tamara Isaac
Consulting ProducerAlex Kurtzman  |  Akiva Goldsman  |  Roberto Orci
Production DesignerIan Thomas (3)
EditorLuyen Vu
CastingApril Webster
First Assistant DirectorGreg Zenon
Second Assistant DirectorDavid R. Baron
MusicChris Tilton  |  Michael Giacchino  |  Michael Lord (2)
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 SupervisorAlexandra La Roche
Assistant EditorJennifer Van Goethem
Post Production SupervisorAmanda Lencioni  |  Andrew Balek
Supervising Sound EditorPaul Curtis
Re-Recording MixerRick Norman
GafferDavid S. Warner (1)
Director of PhotographyTom Yatsko
Stunt CoordinatorMike Mitchell
Production ManagementVladimir Stefoff
Sound MixerEric Batut
Main Title ThemeJ.J. Abrams
Visual Effects SupervisorJay Worth  |  Robert Habros
Main Title DesignAndrew Kramer
Production AccountantKymn Brettoner
"A" Camera OperatorChris Tammaro
Department Head HairIan C. Ballard
Department Head Make-upDana Hamel
Canadian CastingJennifer Page  |  Corinne Clark
Warning: Fringe season 2 episode 20 guide may contain spoilers
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