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Fringe: Anomaly XB-6783746

The Fringe team turns to Nina for help after finding the child Observer, Michael. However, to help her friends, Nina is forced to risk her cover at the Ministry of Science.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x10
Production Number: 3X7510
Airdate: Friday December 21st, 2012

Director: Jeffrey G. Hunt
Writer: David Fury

Alternate Airdates:

Canada Dec 21, 2012
UK (sky 1) Jan 09, 2013

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

Guest Stars
Michael CerverisMichael Cerveris
As September
Michael KopsaMichael Kopsa
As Captain Windmark

Co-Guest Stars
Ian  ButcherIan Butcher
As Observer #1
Gabe KhouthGabe Khouth
As Darryl Hastings
Rowan LongworthRowan Longworth
As Child Observer (Michael)
Alexa AsjesAlexa Asjes
As Nina's Assistant
Mike CarpenterMike Carpenter
As Loyalist Guard #3
Jonathan Collins (1)Jonathan Collins (1)
As Loyalist Guard #1
Justin DoranJustin Doran
As Loyalist Guard #2
Shane Warren JonesShane Warren Jones
As Loyalist Guard #2
Main Cast
Anna TorvAnna Torv
As Olivia Dunham
Joshua JacksonJoshua Jackson
As Peter Bishop
Jasika NicoleJasika Nicole
As Astrid Farnsworth


The team examines the Observer boy, Michael, for any sign of tech. When they don't find anything, Olivia asks Michael to communicate with them like he did in the other timeline. Walter and Peter also appeal to him but the boy doesn't answer, and Walter suggests that they try to enter Michael's mind like they did with September. They refuse and Walter grows increasingly agitated until he finally gives up. Once they're alone, Olivia wonders to Peter why Michael can't respond to them when he did before...

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Episode Notes
Among the names on the "missing wall" that Olivia looks at are crew members Eric Batut and Calla Dreyer.

This episode marks the death of Nina Sharp.

Episode Quotes
Peter: A Ministry lab? You think that's safe?
Nina: Not a Ministry lab. A black lab.
Olivia: I thought Massive Dynamic black labs didn't exist?
Nina: Well, I'm glad I can still surprise you.

Captain Windmark: Why?
Nina Sharp: "Why"?
Captain Windmark: Why are you not frightened?
Nina Sharp: Do you know why you tilt your head in that way? It's an involuntary reflex in your physiology. It changes the angle at which sound waves hit the eardrum, allowing in more stimuli. Like a lizard. I've studied them, too. Intriguing character.s Their brains have evolved over 320 million years yet for all their evolution, they form no bonds. Love does not exist for them. they are incapable of dreaming, of contemplating beauty, of knowing something greater than themselves, not unlike your kind. The experiments we conducted right here in this lab yielded a surprising result, because for all your years of evolution, you inadvertently developed and honed primitive instincts that we moved beyond long ago. So in reality, you're the animal.

Episode References
The glyph/code spells out SENSE.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJ.J. Abrams  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci
Executive ProducerJ.J. Abrams  |  Bryan Burk
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Fury  |  Reid Shane  |  Alison Schapker  |  Kathy Lingg
Supervising ProducerGraham Roland
ProducerTamara Isaac  |  Tanya M. Swerling  |  Athena Wickham
Co-ProducerVladimir Stefoff
Consulting ProducerAkiva Goldsman
Associate ProducerNoreen O'Toole  |  Jay Worth
Production DesignerIan Thomas (3)
EditorTimothy A. Good
CastingApril Webster  |  Sara Isaacson
First Assistant DirectorWarren Hanna
Second Assistant DirectorKatherine Keizer
MusicChris Tilton  |  Michael Giacchino
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 SupervisorLisa Wilder
Supervising Sound EditorThomas A. Harris
Re-Recording MixerRick Norman  |  Ryan Davis
GafferRichard Buckmaster
Director of PhotographyMichael Wale
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
Canadian CastingJennifer Page
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