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Fringe: The Same Old Story

The trio's unlikely partnership develops as they investigate the death of a woman who conceives, has a full-term pregnancy, and gives birth all within a few hours. After the birth, the baby ages to 80 years old and dies in only a few minutes. While the team looks into this bizarre event, Dr. Bishop begins testing in his lab.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x2
Production Number: 3T7651
Airdate: Tuesday September 16th, 2008

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Oct 12, 2008
DE (Pro7) Mar 23, 2009
NL (Net 5) Sep 13, 2009


Guest Stars
Derek CecilDerek Cecil
As Christopher
Mark BlumMark Blum
As Dr. Claus Penrose
Betty GilpinBetty Gilpin
As Loraine Daisy

Co-Guest Stars
Elizabeth StanleyElizabeth Stanley
As Stacy (Victim #2)
Carmen GoodineCarmen Goodine
As Amy (Victim #3)
Bernie McInerneyBernie McInerney
As Old Man Christopher
Ty JonesTy Jones
As Doctor
Jack OJack O'Connell (1)
As Male Resident
Jacqueline HendyJacqueline Hendy
As Nina's Assistant
Main Cast
Anna TorvAnna Torv
As Olivia Dunham
Joshua JacksonJoshua Jackson
As Peter Bishop
Lance ReddickLance Reddick
As Phillip Broyles
Blair BrownBlair Brown
As Nina Sharp
Jasika NicoleJasika Nicole
As Astrid Farnsworth
John NobleJohn Noble
As Dr. Walter Bishop
Kirk AcevedoKirk Acevedo
As Charlie Francis


In Boston, a man is in a hotel room with an exotic dancer, Loraine Daisy. While she talks, the man goes into the next room and removes a bag full of surgical tools. He fills a hypodermic and then removes a refrigerated storage cylinder. However, Loraine starts screaming in pain and staggering around the room. Her stomach starts to swell and the man tries to reassure her. Her stomach growing by the instant, Loraine gets outside and the man gets her into his car and drives her to the hospital. He drops her off on the steps and leaves...

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Episode Notes
Thanks in part to its lead-in from House, this week's episode gained 13.3 million viewers, a 46% increase from the last week's season premiere.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Black AngelsYoung Men Deadat the first bar

Episode Quotes
Broyles: Is he coming out?
Peter: Well, that’s unclear. He’s currently in the car fiddling around with the seat warmer.
Broyles: Dr. Bishop, hello. I appreciate you coming out tonight.
Walter: I’ve never seen a feature like this before. It warms your ass. It’s wonderful. Have you tried it?

Peter: Come on, Olivia, I can do this. My limited stint at M.I.T. did teach me something.

(Walter hands Peter a jar with a severed hand in it)
Peter: Friend of yours?
Walter: Oh… I certainly hope not.

Olivia: I need a cross check of recent unsolved homicides. See if any bodies have turned up with a missing pituitary gland.
Charlie: Oh, you say the sweetest things.
Olivia: Only to you, Charlie.

Peter: And the killer’s condition was passed on to the baby.
Walter: Even condoms are not 100% effective. You two should be aware of this. That night he was going to kill her. But first they fornicated. Had intercourse, sex.
Peter: Okay, we get it.

Peter: Something on your mind?
Walter: Please. The term “on your mind” vexes me with its depictive inaccuracy.
Peter: Aw, stop. Would you just talk like a person? What are you thinking?

Walter: Impatient! You always were.
Peter: As if you ever knew me well enough to make a statement like that.
Walter: Hah! You are a smart boy, but there is much you don’t know.

Olivia: She offered me a job.
Broyles: And what did you say to that?
Olivia: I told her you were going to give me a raise.

Peter: Walter, I am with a woman in her mid-twenties, she is going into cardiac arrest due to an overdose of anesthesia. (pauses) Her heart just stopped.
Walter: Do you have any cocaine?
Peter: Cocaine?! No, I don't have any cocaine.
Walter: Oh, that's too bad.

Walter: It's one of the inherent pitfalls of being a scientist, trying to maintain that distinction... between God's domain and our own. Sometimes I forget myself. But then, you already know that.
Olivia: What do you mean?
Walter: If you've read my file, then you know the truth about Peter's medical history. I've been meaning to ask you-
Olivia: Walter. There was no mention of any medical history. Just his birthday.
Walter: Oh. Uh-I was going to ask you to keep it between just the two of us, but... umm... I suppose then there's no need.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJ.J. Abrams  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci
Executive ProducerJeff Pinkner  |  Alex Graves  |  Bryan Burk  |  Roberto Orci  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  J.J. Abrams
Co-Executive ProducerDavid H. Goodman  |  Felicia D. Henderson
Supervising ProducerJ.R. Orci
ProducerPaul Edwards (1)  |  Frederick E.O. Toye  |  Robert M. Williams, Jr.
Co-ProducerBrad Caleb Kane
Consulting ProducerJohn Litvack  |  Darin Morgan  |  Jason Cahill
Associate ProducerTamara Isaac
Production DesignerAnne Stuhler  |  Carol Spier
EditorScott Vickrey
CastingCindy Tolan
Unit Production ManagerDana J. Kuznetzkoff
First Assistant DirectorChristo Morse
Second Assistant DirectorAnnie Tan
MusicMichael Giacchino
Music EditorPaul Apelgren  |  Stephen M. Davis
Music SupervisorBilly Gottlieb  |  Charles L. Scott IV
Costume DesignerJoanna Brett  |  Marie Abma
HairstylistStephen Bishop (3)
Key GripSal Lanza
Set DecoratorBeth Kushnick
Location ManagerDamon Gordon
Property MasterPeter Gelfman
Script SupervisorLisa Molinaro
Production CoordinatorDhana Gilbert
Post Production SupervisorDaniel Rodriguez (2)
Supervising Sound EditorThomas A. Harris
Re-Recording MixerMark D. Fleming  |  Tom Dahl
GafferTim Guinness
Director of PhotographyTom Yatsko
Stunt CoordinatorShauna Duggins
Sound MixerLarry Hoff
Main Title ThemeJ.J. Abrams
Visual Effects SupervisorJay Worth  |  Chris Scollard
Main Title DesignAndrew Kramer
Department Head Make-upKymbra Kelly
Special Effects CoordinatorConrad Brink, Jr.
Additional MusicChad Seiter
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