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Fringe: The Cure

A missing woman appears at a diner where within minutes she and everyone present dies a painful death. The evidence points to illegal human drug trials and the possibility of human weaponization. Meanwhile, Peter makes a deal with the devil to get information from Nina Sharp, and Olivia celebrates her birthday.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x6
Production Number: 3T7655
Airdate: Tuesday October 21st, 2008

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Nov 09, 2008
NL (Net 5) Oct 11, 2009


Guest Stars
Chris EigemanChris Eigeman
As David Esterbrook
Maria DizziaMaria Dizzia
As Emily Kramer
Marjan NeshatMarjan Neshat
As Claire Williams
William Hill (1)William Hill (1)
As Officer Marty Pitts
Lisa EmeryLisa Emery
As Paula Kramer
Robert EliRobert Eli
As Ken Williams
Alok TewariAlok Tewari
As Dr. Sanjay Patel

Co-Guest Stars
Jane KimJane Kim
As Elizabeth
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 Milford, Massachusetts, a van pulls up to a diner and men in protective suits drop a woman off into the street and drive away. The woman walks down the street into a diner and goes inside. She sits down and starts coughing, then examines her arms which have bruising on them. The waiter calls the police and then brings her soup and she starts to eat it as he talks to her. The woman says she can’t remember where she’s been. The policeman, Marty, arrives and tries to find out where the woman is from. She says that she was born in Boston but can’t remember where she lives now. The woman says that “they” did things to her, giving her a red medicine. Marty asks her to come with him and she panics. He handcuffs her and calls in to the station, but suddenly everyone in the waiter collapse in pain, bleeding from the eyes. Marty grabs the woman but then starts bleeding and screaming. The woman starts bleeding from the eyes… and then her head explodes in a gout of blood...

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Episode Quotes
Olivia: Walter!
Walter: Was I humming? I thought it was in my head.
Olivia: It wasn’t.
Walter: Forgive me, Olivia. Nothing sings like a kilovolt. Unique pitch. Nothing else in nature quite like it.
Olivia: I’m sure you’re right.

Broyles: Dr. Bishop, any thoughts?
Walter:: Yes. Where can I get one of those white suits?

Peter:: I’m going to hate myself for asking, but how do you cure a disease that’s incurable?
Walter: I haven’t the slightest idea. Thought I myself once cured this one in a dream. Opium. Fantastic stuff. Of course, I forgot it as soon as I woke up.

Olivia: Walter, her disease. If there’s no cure…
Walter: Well, that’s a question, and one which we should pose to whoever was treating her. Which makes three questions. The other one being what exactly happened here.
Peter: That’s only two questions.
Walter: Oh, is it? Oh, the third question! Um, could I get some of this onion soup? It looks delicious.

Walter: Ligature marks.
Olivia: So she was being held against her will?
Walter: Either that or she had a proclivity for sexual bondage. Scientific observation, not a judgment. Some of my fondest memories…
Peter: Oh, Walter, stop. Wherever that’s going, is just wrong.

Walter: And we have goo-ification.
Astrid: Is that a scientific term?

Peter: Well, I think we actually might be making some progress. A couple of minutes ago, Walter thought he might have isolated the compound that’s in Emily Kramer’s blood. But then he got distracted by the unicorn running through the lab.

Walter: This is it, Asterisk.
Peter: Astrid. Her name is Astrid.

Walter: Olivia, did you lock yourself out again?
Peter: Actually, Walter, this is our hotel.
Walter: Oh.

Olivia: You better get back upstairs before Walter falls asleep in your bed.
Peter: Yeah. He has actually done that before. While I was sleeping. really not something you want to wake up to.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJ.J. Abrams  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci
Executive ProducerJ.J. Abrams  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci  |  Bryan Burk  |  Jeff Pinkner
Co-Executive ProducerFelicia D. Henderson  |  David H. Goodman  |  Brooke Kennedy
Supervising ProducerJ.R. Orci
ProducerRobert M. Williams, Jr.  |  Paul Edwards (1)  |  Frederick E.O. Toye
Co-ProducerBrad Caleb Kane
Consulting ProducerJason Cahill  |  John Litvack  |  Darin Morgan
Associate ProducerTamara Isaac
Production DesignerAnne Stuhler
EditorJon Dudkowski
CastingCindy Tolan
Unit Production ManagerDana J. Kuznetzkoff
First Assistant DirectorChristo Morse
Second Assistant DirectorAmy Lynn (1)
MusicMichael Giacchino
Music EditorStephen M. Davis  |  Paul Apelgren
Music SupervisorBilly Gottlieb  |  Charles L. Scott IV
Costume DesignerMarie Abma
Key GripSal Lanza
Set DecoratorBeth Kushnick
Location ManagerLynn Powers
Property MasterPeter Gelfman
Script SupervisorLisa Molinaro
Production CoordinatorDhana Gilbert
Post Production SupervisorJohn Klump
Supervising Sound EditorThomas A. Harris
Re-Recording MixerMark D. Fleming  |  Tom Dahl
GafferTim Guinness
Stunt CoordinatorShauna Duggins
Sound MixerLarry Hoff
Main Title ThemeJ.J. Abrams
Visual Effects SupervisorJay Worth  |  Chris Scollard
Main Title DesignAndrew Kramer
Production AccountantVincent J. Robinette
Department Head HairAnne Michelle Radcliffe
Department Head Make-upKymbra Kelly
Original CastingApril Webster
Additional MusicChad Seiter
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