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Fringe: Black Blotter

Walter takes LSD in an attempt to learn more of the plan he created to defeat the Observers. Meanwhile, Olivia and Peter trace a mysterious signal and find Walter's secret weapon.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x9
Production Number: 3X7509
Airdate: Friday December 14th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CityTV) Dec 14, 2012
UK (sky 1) Dec 19, 2012


Special Guest Stars
Blair BrownBlair Brown
As Nina Sharp (Special Appearance by)

Guest Stars
Jenni BlongJenni Blong
As Dr. Carla Warren
Shaun SmythShaun Smyth
As Anil
Tom ButlerTom Butler
As Richard
Maria MarlowMaria Marlow
As Carolyn

Co-Guest Stars
Rowan LongworthRowan Longworth
As Child Observer (Michael)
Faustino Di BaudaFaustino Di Bauda
As Cab Driver
Brian McGuganBrian McGugan
As Waiter (as Brian Knox McGugan)
Andrew MoxhamAndrew Moxham
As Observer in Street
Michael NyuisMichael Nyuis
As Loyalist Guard #1
Main Cast
Anna TorvAnna Torv
As Olivia Dunham
Joshua JacksonJoshua Jackson
As Peter Bishop
Jasika NicoleJasika Nicole
As Astrid Farnsworth
John NobleJohn Noble
As Dr. Walter Bishop


At the Harvard lab, Astrid wakes up when she hears a sound. She goes over and discovers that the radio that they took from the apartment is receiving a signal. Walter is sitting in the dark and he tells her that her hair is beautiful. Astrid asks him if he fixed the radio but Walter simply says the same thing again...

Read the full recap
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Donovan (1)Hurdy Gurdy ManThe green pixie brings Walter a match
Frank WeirThe Happy WandererAnimated segment
Georges BizetCarmen Suite no 2: Habaneragroup discovers Walter is tripping
SteppenwolfThe PusherWalter takes more LSD in the taxi

Episode Quotes
Walter: Why are these mice shooting at us?

Episode References
The glyph/code spells out GUILT.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJ.J. Abrams  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci
Executive ProducerJ.J. Abrams  |  Bryan Burk  |  J.H. Wyman
Co-Executive ProducerKathy Lingg  |  Alison Schapker  |  Reid Shane  |  David Fury
Supervising ProducerGraham Roland
ProducerAthena Wickham  |  Tanya M. Swerling  |  Tamara Isaac
Co-ProducerVladimir Stefoff
Consulting ProducerAkiva Goldsman
Associate ProducerJay Worth  |  Noreen O'Toole
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 SupervisorBilly Gottlieb  |  Charles L. Scott IV
Costume DesignerJenni Gullett
Key GripDavid J. Dawson
Set DecoratorBobbi Allyn
Location ManagerCatou Kearney
Property MasterRob Smith (3)
Script SupervisorIngrid Kenning
Assistant EditorChad Rubel
Supervising Sound EditorThomas A. Harris
Re-Recording MixerRick Norman  |  Ryan Davis
GafferRichard Buckmaster
Director of PhotographyDavid Geddes
Stunt CoordinatorRick Pearce
Art DirectorPeter Andringa
Production ManagementVladimir Stefoff
Sound MixerEric Batut
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
2nd Assistant Production CoordinatorJennifer Nick
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