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Fringe: The Human Kind

Olivia goes to pick up another piece of equipment for Walter's plan and encounters a woman who informs Olivia that her coming was foretold. Meanwhile, Peter continues to use his Observer implant to plot Windmark's demise.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x8
Production Number: 3X7508
Airdate: Friday December 07th, 2012

Director: Dennis Smith
Writer: Alison Schapker

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CityTV) Dec 07, 2012
UK (sky 1) Dec 12, 2012

  • Currently 8.4/10
8.4/10 (16 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Michael KopsaMichael Kopsa
As Captain Windmark
Recurring
Shaun SmythShaun Smyth
As Anil
Recurring
Kett TurtonKett Turton
As Briggs

Co-Guest Stars
Charles ZuckermannCharles Zuckermann
As Observer #1
Recurring
Nathan DashwoodNathan Dashwood
As Stanton
Eliza FariaEliza Faria
As Little Girl (Darby)
Brian McBride (2)Brian McBride (2)
As Man With Bag
Jason McKinnonJason McKinnon
As Loyalist Guard
Colby WilsonColby Wilson
As Uniformed Loyalist
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

Recap

Night and Olivia sits in a car in the rain. Loyalist workers are taking down the Etta resistance programs that have cropped up all over the city. Finally Anil runs to the car and hastily gets in. He shows her the piece of Observer tech that they insert into their own brains, the same one that Peter used, and assures Olivia he had no idea what Peter intended to do...

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Episode Quotes
Olivia: Simone, you have a gift. You can see things that other people can't. I don't doubt that. But... wherever you think this gift came from or whoever you think bestowed it on you, it's simply an anomaly. I know that because I'm an anomaly. I have moved things with my mind. I've lit things on fire. I've caught bullets midair. I've seen things that people only dream about. I've seen... the seams between universes rip aprt. Things that humans shouldn't see. People make up explanations... assign meaning to things without knowing because it's reassuring. It's comforting. But I can't do that... because I know too much. It's all just numbers. And the invaders, as you call them, are just better at math than we are.

Peter: If you could see what I see, Walter... if you could experience what it feels like to fully harness the untapped potential of the human brain. You, of all people, should know that there is no reason to be afraid.

Olivia: Etta's not gone, Peter. Windmark didn't take her.
Peter: Yes, he did.
Olivia: No, he didn't. She's still here with us.
Peter: She is dead.
Olivia: She saved my life today with the bullet she brought to us. She's alive inside us. And there's nothing that Windmark can do about it because the love that we can share with her now is invulnerable to space and time, even to them. And I know that our hearts are broken and that it hurts, but that's what makes us human.
Peter: Emotion is our weakness.
Olivia: No, Peter, it's our strength, because it's the one thing that they don't have.



Episode References
The glyph/code spells out PLEAD.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorJ.J. Abrams  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci
Executive ProducerJ.H. Wyman  |  Bryan Burk  |  J.J. Abrams
Co-Executive ProducerKathy Lingg  |  Reid Shane  |  Alison Schapker  |  David Fury
Supervising ProducerGraham Roland
ProducerAthena Wickham  |  Tanya M. Swerling  |  Tamara Isaac
Co-ProducerVladimir Stefoff
Consulting ProducerAkiva Goldsman
Associate ProducerNoreen O'Toole  |  Jay Worth
Production DesignerIan Thomas (3)
EditorJoshua Charson
CastingSara Isaacson  |  April Webster
First Assistant DirectorWarren Hanna
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 ManagerScott Walden
Property MasterRob Smith (3)
Script SupervisorLisa Wilder
Assistant EditorJennifer Macfarlane
Post Production SupervisorJill Risk
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
Department Head Make-upCalla Dreyer
Canadian CastingJennifer Page  |  Corinne Clark
 
Warning: Fringe season 5 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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