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Fringe: A Better Human Being

Olivia and the team investigate a mental patient who heard voices that describes a real-life murder. While she conducts the investigation, Olivia begins to be overwhelmed by the memories of Peter's Olivia, and they must decide if they wish to give in and accept Olivia's new persona.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x13
Production Number: 3X7013
Airdate: Friday February 17th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CityTV) Feb 17, 2012
FI (MTV3) Feb 06, 2013


Guest Stars
John AylwardJohn Aylward
As Dr. Owen Frank
Harrison ThomasHarrison Thomas
As Sean Keenan
Sandra FerensSandra Ferens
As Mrs. Keenan
Allison HossackAllison Hossack
As Bernadette

Co-Guest Stars
Anna Van HooftAnna Van Hooft
As Nina's Assistant
Viv LeacockViv Leacock
As Police Officer
Yasmin AbidiYasmin Abidi
As Nursing Home Assistant
David. B. BrownDavid. B. Brown
As Cashier
Colby ChartrandColby Chartrand
As Silbiger
Jason DuivenJason Duiven
As Jacket
Mark GashMark Gash
As Daniel Greene
Donny LucasDonny Lucas
As Orderly Sam
Joel McGowanJoel McGowan
As Hive #1
Munish SharmaMunish Sharma
As Orderly Charles
Main Cast
Anna TorvAnna Torv
As Olivia Dunham
Joshua JacksonJoshua Jackson
As Peter Bishop
Blair BrownBlair Brown
As Nina Sharp
Jasika NicoleJasika Nicole
As Astrid Farnsworth
Seth GabelSeth Gabel
As Lincoln Lee
John NobleJohn Noble
As Dr. Walter Bishop


After she kisses him, Peter asks why Olivia did so. She insists that she’s fine and says that they kiss, and it feels normal to her. When Peter questions her, Olivia admits that she’s only known him for three months. She suggests that it might be a residual effect of the events in Westfield and says that she needs some rest. Peter offers to stay the night but Olivia says that she wants some time alone and that she is getting a migraine. Peter agrees in return for her word that she’ll see Walter if she feels the same way in the morning...

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Episode Notes
The glyph/code spells out HENRY.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Karen ElsonThe Ghost Who WalksWalter tests Olivia

Episode Quotes
Peter: Just be straight with me. Are you okay?
Olivia: Yeah, I'm fine.
Peter: Then why did you kiss me?
Olivia: I don't know. It just felt like that's what we'd do. Just felt normal.

Olivia: Apparently, a nurse here watched the news report this morning, and last night, a patient with schizophrenia had recounted the entire crime in great detail. as it was happening.
Lincoln: There really aren't any normal days in this job, are there?
Olivia: Nope.

Astrid: I can understand why silence would scare you. You're not used to being by yourself. But this is normal. It was so loud for you that you couldn't even hear yourself think. And I bet you have a lot of great thoughts.

Episode References
The Observer can be seen at the gas station as Peter goes inside to look for Olivia.

J.J. Abrams' fictional product, Slusho, has a large advertisement on the outside of the gas station.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJ.J. Abrams  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci
Executive ProducerJ.H. Wyman  |  Joe Chappelle  |  Jeff Pinkner  |  Bryan Burk  |  J.J. Abrams
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Fury  |  Reid Shane  |  Kathy Lingg  |  Alison Schapker  |  Monica Breen
ProducerAthena Wickham  |  Tamara Isaac  |  Tanya M. Swerling
Co-ProducerVladimir Stefoff  |  Graham Roland
Consulting ProducerJ.R. Orci  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Akiva Goldsman  |  Roberto Orci
Associate ProducerJay Worth  |  Noreen O'Toole
Production DesignerIan Thomas (3)
EditorTimothy A. Good
CastingApril Webster  |  Sara Isaacson
First Assistant DirectorBrian Giddens
Second Assistant DirectorRoger Russell
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 EditorLola Popovac
Supervising Sound EditorThomas A. Harris
Re-Recording MixerRick Norman  |  Aleksandr Gruzdev
GafferRichard Buckmaster
Director of PhotographyDavid Moxness
Story EditorMatthew Pitts
Stunt CoordinatorRick Pearce
Art DirectorPeter Andringa
Assistant Production CoordinatorShayne A. Wilson
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
Canadian CastingCorinne Clark  |  Jennifer Page
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