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Fringe: The Last Sam Weiss

As the East Coast is hit by an outbreak of dry lightning storms, Olivia and Sam Weiss join forces to find something capable of unlock the Machine. Meanwhile, Walter and Astrid try to figure out the source of their problems, and Peter goes shopping.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x21
Production Number: 3X6121
Airdate: Friday April 29th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Jun 08, 2011
NL (Net 5) Aug 14, 2011


Guest Stars
Kevin CorriganKevin Corrigan
As Sam Weiss
Ryan McDonaldRyan McDonald
As Alt-Brandon

Co-Guest Stars
Duncan SpencerDuncan Spencer
As Fringe Agent
James YiJames Yi
As Doctor #2
Anthony HarrisonAnthony Harrison
As BPD Sergeant
Roger HaskettRoger Haskett
As Dr. Harris
Paulette HinzPaulette Hinz
As ER Nurse
Hilary JardineHilary Jardine
As Nurse #1
Patrick KeatingPatrick Keating
As Manager
Kathryn KirkpatrickKathryn Kirkpatrick
As Nurse Sheila
Karin KonovalKarin Konoval
As Dr. Albright (Dr. Christine Albright)
Gary PetermanGary Peterman
As Man on Street
Denise PillottDenise Pillott
As Nurse on Phone
Carri ToivanenCarri Toivanen
As Kara (as Carri Ann Toivanen)
Kelly WoodsKelly Woods
As Screaming Woman
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


Walter is standing vigil over Peter when Astrid arrives. She passes on the doctor's report that Peter should recover, but Walter warns that the surge from the Machine could have caused any number of different trauma. Astrid convinces him to take a break for food...

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Episode Notes
The glyph/code spells out MULTI.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The DoorsRiders on the Stormcar heading into lightning storm

Episode Quotes
Astrid: How about we go for a walk. You know you haven't eaten in hours. The cafeteria's just downstairs. I think I saw tapioca pudding on the menu.
Walter: I can't deny I'm hungry.

Walter: A long time since I've seen the classic fruit cocktail. Why do you suppose that is?
Astrid: I suppose loading fruit with sugar, artificial flavors, and dyes has fallen out of flavor.
Walter: That's a shame, isn't it?

Walter: Forgive me if I'd like to spend my remaining time with my son.
Astrid: Well, what about Olivia? You saw how hard it was for her to leave him, but she's out there trying to find a way to end this.
Walter: I too have tried. I went so far as to ask God for help. How did he respond? Nothing.
Astrid: That's your excuse? Come on now. What have you done, Walter? God helps those who help themselves.

Sam Weiss: I’m not the first Sam Weiss.
Olivia: So which Sam Weiss is this?
Sam Weiss: My great-great-great-great grandfather. He was digging for mastodon bones and he discovered an ancient manuscript instead.
Olivia: So he was the one who wrote the First People book?
Sam Weiss: No, that was the fifth Sam Weiss. The third and fourth Sams spent their lives searching for the manuscript’s missing sections.
Olivia: You’re a dedicated bunch.
Sam Weiss: A machine with the power to create and destroy worlds shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Walter: That's it. Come and get me! Strike me down, you sprites, you elves, you glorious blue jets!

Walter: I know what it's like to feel unequal to the task required of you. To feel incapable. I'll never be the man I was, but I've come to embrace those parts of my mind that are... peculiar and broken. I understand now that's what makes my mind special. I wish you could see yourself the way I see you. You have no idea how extraordinary you are. If you're going to embrace that, there's no end to what you can do.
Olivia: I know that you want to believe in me. And I want to believe in me... but believing doesn't make it true.

Walter: Do you know me?
Peter:I know you’re not the Secretary of Defense. The sweater’s a dead giveaway.

Episode References
The Observer can be seen in the crowd behind Peter as he asks the man on the street about nearby pawnshops.

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 ProducerJosh Singer  |  Alison Schapker  |  Monica Breen  |  Reid Shane  |  David Wilcox
ProducerTanya M. Swerling  |  Tamara Isaac  |  Kathy Lingg
Co-ProducerAthena Wickham  |  Vladimir Stefoff
Consulting ProducerAlex Kurtzman  |  Akiva Goldsman  |  Roberto Orci
Production DesignerIan Thomas (3)
EditorTimothy A. Good
CastingSara Isaacson  |  April Webster
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
Location ManagerScott Walden
Property MasterRob Smith (3)
Construction CoordinatorClaire Davis (1)
Script SupervisorIngrid Kenning
Post Production SupervisorJill Risk  |  Amanda Lencioni
Supervising Sound EditorThomas A. Harris
Re-Recording MixerAleksandr Gruzdev  |  Rick Norman
GafferDavid S. Warner (1)
Director of PhotographyDavid Moxness
Story EditorEthan Gross  |  Glen Whitman  |  Robert Chiappetta
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
Department Head Make-upCalla Dreyer
Canadian CastingJennifer Page  |  Corinne Clark
Paint CoordinatorJohn E. Wilcox
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