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Fringe: The Boy Must Live

Using the sensory deprivation tank, Walter learns of Donald's address and the team goes to see the former Observer known as September. Donald tells them of the plan and of the young Observer Michael's role in it.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x11
Production Number: 3X7511
Airdate: Friday January 11th, 2013

Director: Paul Holahan
Writer: Graham Roland

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CityTV) Jan 11, 2013
UK (sky 1) Jan 16, 2013

Guest Stars
Michael CerverisMichael Cerveris
As September / Donald
James KidnieJames Kidnie
As Observer Commander
Michael KopsaMichael Kopsa
As Captain Windmark

Co-Guest Stars
Ian  ButcherIan Butcher
As Second Observer
Steve ElliottSteve Elliott
As Loyalist at Station
Rowan LongworthRowan Longworth
As Michael
Jordan SchartnerJordan Schartner
As Subordinate Observer
Sage BrocklebankSage Brocklebank
As Loyalist Guard
Adam HendersonAdam Henderson
As Observer at Conference Room
Cory LeclercCory Leclerc
As Ticket Agent
Terry MullettTerry Mullett
As Observer in Tank
Kristian ThorsonKristian Thorson
As Lead Observer Scientist
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 lab, Peter, is cutting into the amber when a light flashes briefly through the windows. Once the security team passes, Peter goes back to work until he hears Walter come in behind him. Walter apologizes for startling him and tells his son that he needs his rest. Peter insists that they need to get the tapes, and Walter suggests that they recover his memory of September by using the sensory deprivation tank...

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Episode Quotes
Olivia: Walter, why did you remove your trunks?
Walter: They were too restrictive. My body needs to be as free and open as my mind, so I can find September.
Olivia: Are you feeling sufficiently free and open now?
Walter: I am.

(to Peter)
Walter: You never liked public displays of affection. Or going number two in a public restroom. I remember that, too.

Peter: Is that it?
Donald: You say that as though we're not carrying technology that can bend space and time into a Moebius strip.

Episode References
The glyph/code spells out GRACE.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJ.J. Abrams  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci
Executive ProducerJ.J. Abrams  |  Bryan Burk  |  J.H. Wyman
Co-Executive ProducerAlison Schapker  |  Kathy Lingg  |  Reid Shane  |  David Fury
Supervising ProducerGraham Roland
ProducerTamara Isaac  |  Tanya M. Swerling  |  Athena Wickham
Co-ProducerVladimir Stefoff
Consulting ProducerAkiva Goldsman
Associate ProducerJay Worth  |  Noreen O'Toole
Production DesignerIan Thomas (3)
EditorJoshua Charson
CastingApril Webster  |  Sara Isaacson
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
Set DecoratorBobbi Allyn
Location ManagerCatou Kearney
Property MasterRob Smith (3)
Script SupervisorIngrid Kenning
Assistant EditorJennifer MacFarlane
Supervising Sound EditorThomas A. Harris
Re-Recording MixerRyan Davis  |  Rick Norman
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
Production AccountantKymn Brettoner
Department Head HairKatalin Lippay
Department Head Make-upCalla Dreyer
Canadian CastingCorinne Clark  |  Jennifer Page
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