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Fringe: Northwest Passage

In Noyo County, Washington, Peter stumbles across a grisly murder with ties to Newton and First Wave. He is forced to team up with a suspicious sheriff to get to the heart of the case. Meanwhile, Walter has trouble functioning without Peter, and worries he will be sent back to the mental institute.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x21
Production Number: 3X5120
Airdate: Thursday May 06th, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Net 5) Jan 09, 2011

  • Currently 8.2/10
8.2/10 (46 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Sebastian Roché
As Thomas Jerome Newton
Martha Plimpton
As Sheriff Ann Mathis
Christine Chatelain
As Krista Manning
Patrick Gilmore
As Deputy Bob Ferguson

Co-Guest Stars
Darren Moore
As Gun Store Owner
Hamza Adam
As Deputy
Scott Patey
As Stock Boy
Christian Tessier
As Shapeshifter
Marie West
As Heather
Main Cast
Anna Torv
As Olivia Dunham
Joshua Jackson
As Peter Bishop
Lance Reddick
As Phillip Broyles
Jasika Nicole
As Astrid Farnsworth
John Noble
As Dr. Walter Bishop


Peter stops at a diner in Noyo County, Washington, and flirts with the waitress, Krista. She offers to burn him a CD based on her reading of his aura, and he agrees. When she wonders where he's from, Peter admits that it's somewhere she's never heard of, and he doesn't know where he's going. Krista offers to stop by his hotel after she gets off work and drop off his CD...

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Episode Notes
The glyph/code spells out RETURN.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Allman Brothers BandMidnight Rideron the jukebox at the diner
Band Of HorsesIs There A GhostPeter listens to his CD
Mason WilliamsClassical Gas 
Violet Sedan ChairShe's Doing Fine 

Episode Quotes
Sheriff Ann Mathis: You're FBI, huh? What exactly is a civilian consultant?
Peter: Sometimes people with certain areas of expertise can offer them to the Bureau on a consulting basis. My area of expertise is weird.
Deputy Bob Ferguson: You mean difficult to explain?
Peter: No, I mean the strange, the inexplicable.

Walter: You know what you're putting into our bodies? Death! Delicious strawberry-flavored death!

Walter: The Hadron Super Collider is less complicated than that infernal dishwater.
Astrid: Next time don't use laundry detergent, and the dishwasher will work fine.

Episode References
The Observer can be seen in the crowd behind the police line as Peter drives by.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJ.J. Abrams  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci
Executive ProducerJ.H. Wyman  |  Jeff Pinkner  |  J.J. Abrams  |  Bryan Burk
Co-Executive ProducerJoe Chappelle  |  David Wilcox
Supervising ProducerJeff Vlaming  |  Reid Shane  |  Josh Singer
ProducerRobert M. Williams, Jr.  |  Kathy Lingg  |  Ashley Edward Miller  |  Zack Stentz
Co-ProducerTanya M. Swerling  |  Tamara Isaac
Consulting ProducerAkiva Goldsman  |  Roberto Orci  |  Alex Kurtzman
Production DesignerIan Thomas (3)
EditorMichelle Tesoro
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 SupervisorAlexandra La Roche
Assistant EditorElizabeth Barnette
Post Production SupervisorAmanda Lencioni  |  April Nocifora
Supervising Sound EditorPaul Curtis
Re-Recording MixerRick 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
"A" Camera OperatorChris Tammaro
Department Head HairIan C. Ballard
Department Head Make-upDana Hamel
ComposerMike McCready
Special Effects Make-upTodd Masters
Canadian CastingJennifer Page  |  Corinne Clark
Warning: Fringe season 2 episode 21 guide may contain spoilers
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