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Fringe: Alone in the World

A 12-year-old boy makes an unusual friend, a friend who causes the death of two bullies. While the Fringe team attempts to deal with a growing field of contagion, Walter takes drastic measures to deal with his hallucinations.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x3
Production Number: 3X7003
Airdate: Friday October 07th, 2011

Director: Miguel Sapochnik
Writer: David Fury

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CityTV) Oct 07, 2011
UK (sky 1) Oct 12, 2011
NL (Net 5) Nov 27, 2011
AU (GO!) Jun 11, 2012


Guest Stars
William SadlerWilliam Sadler
As Dr. Sumner
Evan BirdEvan Bird
As Aaron Sneddon

Co-Guest Stars
Morris ChapdelaineMorris Chapdelaine
As Morgue Worker #2
Paula GirodayPaula Giroday
As ND Agent #2
Tristan JensenTristan Jensen
As ND Agent #1
Monte ThompsonMonte Thompson
As Flamethrower Agent
Pamela DiazPamela Diaz
As Morgue Worker #1
Gary SekhonGary Sekhon
As ND Tech
Connor StanhopeConnor Stanhope
As Matthew Mitnovitz
Matteo StefanMatteo Stefan
As Brian O'Toole
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
Seth GabelSeth Gabel
As Lincoln Lee
John NobleJohn Noble
As Dr. Walter Bishop


Walter meets with his appointed psychiatrist, Dr. Sumner, for his monthly evaluation. Sumner wants to hear about Walter’s hallucinations of a strange man and the fact he’s covering all reflective surfaces, but Walter insists that it’s merely a temporary aberration caused by personal alterations in his self-medications. As they talk, Walter sees Peter’s reflection in Sumner’s clipboard but insists to the psychologist that he’s fine...

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Episode Notes
The glyph/code spells out REBORN.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Billy SwanI Can HelpWalter talks to Aaron
Manfred MannQuinn the EskimoWalter in the lab

Episode Quotes
Astrid: Walter, Agent Broyles wants to know...
Walter: Yes, yes, I heard. Well, you tell Agent Broyles that as there appears to be no unusual environmental factors to explain the rapid deterioration, that it is absurd for me to make any determination without first examining the remains...
Astrid: Okay, Walter says...
Walter: For all I know, it could be a mutation of some flesh-eating bacteria.
Astrid: He thinks that...
Walter: Some kind of alien parasite. Or... Bigfoot! Bifgoot, that's it! Astrid, perhaps you can look around for massive fecal droppings.
Astrid: He doesn't have any theories, sir.

Walter: Remarkably pungent stench.
Astrid: I'm gonna... get some scented candles.

Olivia: So has Walter gotten anywhere yet?
Broyles: Beyond his random theories of vampires and succubi, no.

Aaron Sneddon: How did your son die?
Walter: Peter was very sick. I tried for a long time to find a cure, but I found it too late and he died. And I discovered an alternate universe where another version of my son was dying from the same malady. So I crossed over to the other side with the intention of bringing him back to cure him. But the frozen lake where I created a portal between universes was unsound. And when we crossed back, the ice broke and Peter... the other version of him drowned. I lost him all over again.
Aaron Sneddon: And you... don't think you belong in mental institution?

Episode References
The Observer can be seen outside of Walter's laboratory.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJ.J. Abrams  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci
Executive ProducerJeff Pinkner  |  J.H. Wyman  |  Bryan Burk  |  J.J. Abrams  |  Joe Chappelle
Co-Executive ProducerKathy Lingg  |  Alison Schapker  |  Reid Shane  |  Monica Breen  |  David Fury
ProducerAthena Wickham  |  Tanya M. Swerling  |  Tamara Isaac
Co-ProducerVladimir Stefoff  |  Graham Roland
Consulting ProducerAkiva Goldsman  |  J.R. Orci  |  Roberto Orci  |  Alex Kurtzman
Associate ProducerJay Worth  |  Noreen O'Toole
Production DesignerIan Thomas (3)
EditorLuyen Vu
CastingApril Webster  |  Sara Isaacson
First Assistant DirectorBrian Giddens
Second Assistant DirectorRoger Russell
MusicChris Tilton  |  Michael Giacchino
Music EditorPaul Apelgren
Music SupervisorBilly Gottlieb  |  Charles L. Scott IV
Costume DesignerJenni Gullett
Key GripDavid J. Dawson
Set DecoratorBobbi Allyn
Property MasterRob Smith (3)
Construction CoordinatorClaire Davis (1)
Script SupervisorIngrid Kenning
Assistant EditorJennifer Van Goethem
Supervising Sound EditorThomas A. Harris
Re-Recording MixerRick Norman  |  Aleksandr Gruzdev
GafferRichard Buckmaster
Director of PhotographyDavid Moxness
Story EditorMatthew Pitts
Stunt CoordinatorRick Pearce
Production ManagementVladimir Stefoff
Sound MixerEric Batut
Executive Story EditorRobert Chiappetta  |  Glen Whitman  |  Ethan Gross
Main Title ThemeJ.J. Abrams
Visual Effects SupervisorJay Worth  |  Robert Habros
Main Title DesignAndrew Kramer
Department Head HairKatalin Lippay
Department Head Make-upCalla Dreyer
Special Effects CoordinatorNicholas Podbrey
Canadian CastingJennifer Page  |  Corinne Clark
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