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Fringe: The Box

Three robbers dig up a mysterious box from a suburban home, but it soon proves deadly to anyone exposed to it... with one exception. The alternate Olivia works with Newton to find the box, while accompanying Peter and Walter as they investigate the deaths. Meanwhile, William Bell's last will and testament is read, and Walter gets a surprising gift.


Episode Info


Episode number: 3x2
Production Number: 3X6102
Airdate: Thursday September 30th, 2010


Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Oct 12, 2010
NL (Net 5) Jan 23, 2011

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (42 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Sebastian Roché
As Thomas Jerome Newton
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Steve Elliott
As Dad
Recurring
Khaira Ledeyo
As FBI Tech
Recurring
Artine Brown
As Mitch
Kyle Cassie
As Darryl
Robert Egger
As Bank Manager
Hiro Kanagawa
As Executor
Eric Lynch
As Homeless Man
David Neale
As Police Captain
Stephanie Hudd
As Grown Daughter
Jordan Weller
As BPD Officer
Nancy Whyte
As Grandma
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

Recap

In Milton, Massachusetts, a man, Joe, gets a pickaxe, prepare to go to the basement, and then considers the family that he and his confederates have tied up and gagged...

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Episode Notes
The glyph/code spells out ALERT.



Episode Quotes
Broyles: Is he okay?
Peter: Well, he's Walter. Define "okay."

(as Walter removes a human brain from a skull)
Astrid: That sound creeps me out.
Walter: Really? I always found it oddly comforting. Oh, that's very good, dear. Have you ever worked behind a deli counter?
Astrid: Walter, your tie. I, uh... I think you have a little bit of brain on it.

Astrid: So we're looking for some kind of deadly music box?
Peter: No, it's ultrasonic, so you wouldn't be able to hear it. The frequency's too high.
Walter: Silent but deadly. Speaking of which, might like to take a step away.
Peter: Delightful, Walter.

Walter: Kent Street. I frequented a massage parlor just around the corner. I used to get off right here.
Peter: I sure hope you're talking about the station, Walter.

Peter: We're talking about two universes here. Two of each one of us. At this point, would anything really surprise you?
Walter: Bacon-flavored pudding. That would surprise me.



Episode Goofs
Astrid asks Walter if a bug could have killed all five victims. However, there are six victims: four family members and two robbers.




Cultural References
Walter: But we are yet to find our Rosebud.

Rosebud is the mysterious last word of magnate Charles Foster Kane as he lies dying in his bed at the beginning of the movie Citizen Kane.

Walter: Reminds me of Monet's Water Lillies.

French Impressonist Claude Monet painted over 250 oil paintings depicting his flower garden at Giverny.



Episode References
The Observer can be seen screen right, his back to the camera, as Newton leave the station.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorJ.J. Abrams  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci
Executive ProducerJ.H. Wyman  |  Joe Chappelle  |  Jeff Pinkner  |  J.J. Abrams  |  Bryan Burk
Co-Executive ProducerAlison Schapker  |  Monica Breen  |  Josh Singer  |  David Wilcox  |  Reid Shane
ProducerKathy Lingg  |  Tamara Isaac  |  Tanya M. Swerling
Co-ProducerAthena Wickham  |  Vladimir Stefoff
Consulting ProducerAlex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci  |  Akiva Goldsman
Production DesignerIan Thomas (3)
EditorJon Dudkowski
CastingApril Webster  |  Sara Isaacson
First Assistant DirectorLee Knippelberg
Second Assistant DirectorVictor Landrie
MusicChris Tilton  |  Michael Giacchino
Music EditorPaul Apelgren
Music SupervisorCharles L. Scott IV  |  Billy Gottlieb
Costume DesignerJenni Gullett
Key GripDavid J. Dawson
Set DecoratorBobbi Allyn
Location ManagerScott Walden
Property MasterRob Smith (3)
Construction CoordinatorClaire Davis (1)
Script SupervisorLisa Wilder
Production CoordinatorAnita Truelove
Assistant EditorChad Rubel
Post Production SupervisorJill Risk
Supervising Sound EditorThomas A. Harris
Re-Recording MixerRick Norman  |  Eric Justen
GafferDavid S. Warner (1)
Director of PhotographyGreg Middleton
Story EditorEthan Gross  |  Glen Whitman  |  Robert Chiappetta
Stunt CoordinatorRick Pearce
Production ManagementVladimir Stefoff
Sound MixerEric Batut
Executive Story EditorGraham Roland
Main Title ThemeJ.J. Abrams
Visual Effects SupervisorJay Worth  |  Robert Habros
Main Title DesignAndrew Kramer
Department Head HairIan C. Ballard
Department Head Make-upCalla Dreyer
Special Effects CoordinatorBob Comer
Post CoordinatorChris Miyasaki
Special Effects Make-upTodd Masters
Canadian CastingCorinne Clark  |  Jennifer Page
Paint CoordinatorJohn E. Wilcox
 
Warning: Fringe season 3 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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