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Fringe: Stowaway

While investigating reports of a woman that can't be killed, the Fringe team deals with the return of William Bell.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x17
Production Number: 3X6117
Airdate: Friday March 18th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CityTV) Mar 18, 2011
UK (sky 1) May 11, 2011
NL (Net 5) Jul 17, 2011


Guest Stars
Seth GabelSeth Gabel
As Lincoln Lee
Paula MalcomsonPaula Malcomson
As Dana Gray

Co-Guest Stars
James TyceJames Tyce
As ND Agent
Patti AllanPatti Allan
As Landlady
David LeachDavid Leach
As Friend Two
Brandon NadonBrandon Nadon
As Friend One
Jean Paul NajmJean Paul Najm
As Uniform
Howard SiegelHoward Siegel
As Conductor
Michael R. SmithMichael R. Smith
As FBI Tech Carl (as Michael Smith)
John Stewart (2)John Stewart (2)
As Male Passenger
Lee VincentLee Vincent
As FBI Tech
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


Pete brings Olivia's body to the Harvard lab, where the consciousness of Bell inside of her explains to the team that Olivia's consciousness is safe, but in a state of rest. Bell tells them that he planned the transfer of his consciousness several months ago when she met him in his office on the Other Side, and he slipped her the micro-magnets for the soul transfer in a cup of tea. Walter confirms that Olivia now has two distinct brain patterns, one active and one inert. Bell assures Broyles that Olivia's mind can accommodate her consciousness for several weeks, and Walter will find a more stable home for her before then. Peter and Broyles limit him to 48 hours in Olivia's body: after that, Broyles will have Walter come up with a way to drive out Bell's consciousness. Bell then asks Peter to get his files from Massive Dynamic on re-entry...

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Episode Notes
The glyph/code spells out ERODE.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Dave BrubeckTake FiveLincoln enters the lab
SupertrampGive a Little BitWalter tokes up with Bell

Episode Quotes
Bell-in-Olivia: I understand that this could take some time for you to get used to. Imagine how I feel. I never realized that a bra was so binding. (snickers)

Bell-in-Olivia: Has anyone ever told you, dear, that you have lovely hands?
Astrid: Thank you.

Jim: There is hope in raindrops. Isn't that what you said? What does that even mean?
Dana Gray: It means... that every drop of rain holds a promise of regrowth. Each has a purpose, even if they don't know it. I think we can feel that way, that we don't have a purpose. But we do.

Walter: Look at this. Me and Belly collecting human tissues and fluids specimens, just like when we were kids.
Peter: Glad you guys are enjoying yourselves.

Lincoln Lee: Second set, those fingerprints were identified as Dana Gray's. Which... is insane, because she's dead.
Bell-in-Olivia: Well, you know, stranger things have happened.
Lincoln Lee: Umm, no they haven't.
Peter: Don't listen to him. Her. Sorry. Go on.

Lincoln Lee: I know this sounds insane, but I don't think this woman can die.
Walter: Isn't this our lucky day.

Lincoln Lee: Umm, what is this place, exactly?
Peter: Uh, this is the place where the mysteries of the universe get answered. And congratulations, whatever your security clearance was, it just got upgraded about seven levels deeper.

Walter: Even if we were able to transfer your consciousness safely inside Gene, there are other matters to consider.
Bell-in-Olivia: We would communicate through my brainwaves. You would hook me up to an EEG machine and decipher my thoughts.
Walter: Well, that may work. Still... I'd have to milk you.
Bell-in-Olivia: We could assign Astrid. (they both snicker)

Walter: Three trains all passing through Norwood...
Bell-in-Olivia: Each traveling at it's own constant velocity...
Walter: Not accounting for station stops...
Peter: (on the phone) What are they saying in the background?
Astrid: I have no idea. They're doing that thing again where they don't finish sentences.

Lincoln Lee: So what changed? After all that time trying, why was she able to die now?
Peter: Welcome to the Fringe Division. Every answer you get just leads you to more questions.
Lincoln Lee: That may be. It's a lot more exciting than Hartford. Feel free to give me a call if you ever find yourself needing some help.
Peter: Be careful what you wish for.

Bell-in-Olivia: As a scientist, I like to believe that nothing just happens. That every event has some meaning, some sort of message. You just have to be able to listen closely enough to hear it.

Episode References
The Observer can be seen across the street watching as Walter, Bell/Olivia, and Peter examine the car that Jim and Dana fell onto.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJ.J. Abrams  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci
Executive ProducerJ.J. Abrams  |  Bryan Burk  |  Joe Chappelle  |  J.H. Wyman  |  Jeff Pinkner
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Wilcox  |  Reid Shane  |  Josh Singer  |  Monica Breen  |  Alison Schapker
ProducerTanya M. Swerling  |  Tamara Isaac  |  Kathy Lingg
Co-ProducerVladimir Stefoff  |  Athena Wickham
Consulting ProducerRoberto Orci  |  Akiva Goldsman  |  Alex Kurtzman
Production DesignerIan Thomas (3)
EditorJon Dudkowski
CastingApril Webster  |  Sara Isaacson
First Assistant DirectorBrent Crowell
Second Assistant DirectorKatherine Keizer
MusicMichael Giacchino  |  Chris Tilton
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)
Script SupervisorIngrid Kenning
Assistant EditorChad Rubel
Post Production SupervisorJill Risk  |  Aaron Miller (1)
Supervising Sound EditorThomas A. Harris
Re-Recording MixerRick Norman  |  Aleksandr Gruzdev
GafferDavid S. Warner (1)
Director of PhotographyTom Yatsko
Story EditorEthan Gross  |  Robert Chiappetta  |  Glen Whitman
Stunt CoordinatorRick Pearce
Art DirectorPeter Andringa
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 HairPauline Tremblay
Department Head Make-upCalla Dreyer
Special Effects CoordinatorBob Comer
Canadian CastingJennifer Page  |  Corinne Clark
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