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Fringe: Os

The Fringe team is called in to investigate the death of a thief whose corpse defies gravity. Meanwhile, Walter becomes obsessed with bringing William Bell's spirit back so that he can use his friend's help to stop the breakdown of barriers between the two universes.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x16
Production Number: 3X6116
Airdate: Friday March 11th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

AU (GO!) Mar 09, 2011
CA (CityTV) Mar 11, 2011
UK (sky 1) May 04, 2011
NL (Net 5) Jul 10, 2011

  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (31 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Alan Ruck
As Dr. Krick

Co-Guest Stars
D. Harlan Cutshall
As FBI Tactical Agent
Robert Hayley
As Coach
Khaira Ledeyo
As FBI Tech
Jase-Anthony Griffith
As Museum Security Guard
Ash Lee
As Security Guard
Jeff Sanca
As Koenig
Tom Stevens (2)
As Michael Krick
Nelson Wong
As Scott Watts

Jorge Garcia
As Kevin the Security Guard
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


At Massive Dynamic Walter and Kevin the security guard share a bong and Walter regales his new friend with stories of how he ended up in bed with Yoko Ono during the 70s. Walter admits that he hasn’t accomplished much as head of Massive Dynamic, and Kevin assures him that he’s much cooler than William Bell ever was. As they watch the security monitors, Walter comments on the patterns of people moving through the hallways, but notices one old-fashioned wooden door that no one enters. Kevin explains that it’s the door to Bell’s old office...

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Episode Notes
The glyph/code spells out EARTH.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
CreamStrange BrewWalter and Kevin in the monitor room

Episode Quotes
Walter: It was Belly's intellect that made the company great. All I've managed to do with its vast resources is to create a new flavor of cupcake frosting. Bacon-berry.

Peter: What exactly am I looking for here, Walter?
Walter: Anything related to gravity. I remember seeing a file on floaters in there. It would have been from a period when Belly was in search of the perfect bowel movement.
Astrid: Charming.
Walter: Everybody poops, dear.

Peter: What's up?
Walter: Nothing. When your mother and I were courting, we used to take long walks in the park. But I can see for your generation that a drive to a warehouse would be just as enchanting.

Nina: Walter, it was never your intellect that made you exceptional. You're brilliant, of course, but it was your imagination, your boundless creativity. Yes, you're not quite whole, Walter, but the best parts of you remain, so focus on that.
Walter: What if I fail?
Nina: You won't fail, Walter.
Walter: How can you be so sure?
Nina: Because you can't.

Olivia: So Walter, whereabouts in Boston would he be able to acquire lutetium?
Walter: It's mainly found in meteorites. Do you think the perpetrator's from outer space?
Olivia: I'm probably not.

Episode References
The Observer can be seen in the crowd at the Massachusetts Metal Depository, using an umbrella.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJ.J. Abrams  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci
Executive ProducerJeff Pinkner  |  J.H. Wyman  |  Joe Chappelle  |  Bryan Burk  |  J.J. Abrams
Co-Executive ProducerAlison Schapker  |  David Wilcox  |  Josh Singer  |  Reid Shane  |  Monica Breen
ProducerTanya M. Swerling  |  Tamara Isaac  |  Kathy Lingg
Co-ProducerVladimir Stefoff  |  Athena Wickham
Consulting ProducerAkiva Goldsman  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci
Production DesignerIan Thomas (3)
EditorLuyen Vu
CastingSara Isaacson  |  April Webster
First Assistant DirectorBrian Giddens
Second Assistant DirectorWarren Hanna
MusicMichael Giacchino  |  Chris Tilton
Music EditorPaul Apelgren
Music SupervisorBilly Gottlieb  |  Charles L. Scott IV
Costume DesignerJenni Gullett
Key GripDavid J. Dawson
Set DecoratorBobbi Allyn
Location ManagerScott Walden
Property MasterRob Smith (3)
Script SupervisorLisa Wilder
Post Production SupervisorAaron Miller (2)  |  Jill Risk
Supervising Sound EditorThomas A. Harris
Re-Recording MixerRick Norman  |  Aleksandr Gruzdev
GafferDavid S. Warner (1)
Director of PhotographyDavid Moxness
Story EditorGlen Whitman  |  Robert Chiappetta  |  Ethan Gross
Stunt CoordinatorRick Pearce
Art DirectorClyde Klotz
Production ManagementVladimir Stefoff
Sound MixerEric Batut
Executive Story EditorGraham Roland
Art Department CoordinatorLisa Canzi
Main Title ThemeJ.J. Abrams
Visual Effects SupervisorJay Worth  |  Robert Habros
Main Title DesignAndrew Kramer
Department Head HairPauline Tremblay
Department Head Make-upCalla Dreyer
Graphic ArtistCathie Hahnel
Canadian CastingJennifer Page  |  Corinne Clark
Warning: Fringe season 3 episode 16 guide may contain spoilers
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