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Fringe: In Which We Meet Mr. Jones

A genetically-engineered parasite attaches itself internally to a FBI agent. Olivia goes to Germany to meet with a man who knows about the parasite. Meanwhile, Walter conducts experiments to tap into a dead man's brainwaves, which puts Peter at risk when he is the one who has to hook up to the corpse.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x7
Production Number: 3T7656
Airdate: Tuesday November 11th, 2008

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Nov 16, 2008
NL (Net 5) Oct 18, 2009


Guest Stars
Jared HarrisJared Harris
As David Robert Jones
Trini AlvaradoTrini Alvarado
As Samantha Loeb
Kenneth TigarKenneth Tigar
As Warden Johann Lennox
Chance KellyChance Kelly
As Mitchell Loeb
Billy BurkeBilly Burke
As Lucas Vogel

Co-Guest Stars
Guiesseppe JonesGuiesseppe Jones
As FBI Agent
Lars GerhardLars Gerhard
As Prison Guard
Paul UrcioliPaul Urcioli
As Doctor #1
Cindy CheungCindy Cheung
As Nurse #2
Main Cast
Anna TorvAnna Torv
As Olivia Dunham
Joshua JacksonJoshua Jackson
As Peter Bishop
Lance ReddickLance Reddick
As Phillip Broyles
Jasika NicoleJasika Nicole
As Astrid Farnsworth
John NobleJohn Noble
As Dr. Walter Bishop
Kirk AcevedoKirk Acevedo
As Charlie Francis


FBI agent Mitchell Loeb leads an assault team to a pier in Weymouth, Massachusetts to find contraband shipped from Germany. They stop a truck from leaving but there's no contraband aboard: only teddy bears. Loeb reports to his superior and long-time friend Broyles, saying that the man running the operation, Joseph Smith, had a science background and has since disappeared. He figures Smith made the contraband vanish. As Broyles goes over the shipping manifest and notices a seven-pound weight discrepancy, Mitchell clutches at his chest and falls to the ground. Broyles gets him to the hospital where the operation team opens up Loeb's chest. Mitchell's wife Jessica arrives and he tries to reassure her... as the surgeon discovers a seven-pound parasitical worm wrapped around Mitchell's heart...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Ray LaMontagneLet It Be Mein Vogel's apartment

Episode Quotes
Broyles: It happened in my office two hours ago. It wasn’t a heart attack. At least not in the traditional sense.

Walter: You have any gum?
Peter: No, Walter.
Walter: Mints?
Peter: No. Later.

Broyles: Dr. Bishop. What you’re about to see… I don’t know if you’ve seen anything like it before. But I’m hoping you have. I’m hoping you can help. The man lying in that room isn’t just a colleague, he’s a friend.
Walter: I see. Do you have any mints?

Olivia: Can you help? Do you think you can remove it?
Walter: Oh, I’d be willing to try, but not here. My breath is atrocious.

Walter: Excellent work, son! You may have found your true calling at last. Working with me!
Peter: I certainly hope not.

Olivia: I may be able to get in.
Broyles: You got super powers you aren’t telling me about?
Olivia: Maybe.

Broyles: I don’t expect miracles. I don’t know if I expect anything. But I am grateful for whatever you can do in this case.
Walter: Sorry?
Broyles: I was just saying I’m grateful for your work.
Walter: You’re most welcome. You know, I had a fruit cocktail once in Atlantic City. Mind you, I’m not the fruit cocktail sort of guy.
Broyles: Excuse me.

Broyles: We need to discuss your father.
Peter: Is it the fruit cocktail thing again?
Broyles: Uh-hum.
Peter: Yeah, he’s been doing that recently. He gets obsessed about certain foods. It’s weird.
Broyles: We need him to focus.
Peter: To focus. Mr. Broyles, two thirds of the time my father’s not even lucid. And in those rare and unpredictable moments of clarity, he rambles on about the food and beverages that he missed while he was incarcerated in a mental institution for the better part of the last two decades. To say that he’s not focused is to say that he’s a biped, which is to say, you’re absolutely right, he’s not focused. And it’s not going to change anytime soon. I’m his son, I’m not a puppeteer. I don’t have a remote control. There’s no master switch I can flick and turn him into the man I wish had raised me, or even somebody I don’t have to baby-sit every day. (Broyles stares) I guess I’ve had that on my mind for a while.
Broyles: Apparently

(on the phone)
Walter: Uh, hello, Peter. This is me, your father. Walter Bishop.
Peter: Thank you, Walter, I know who you are.
Walter: Excellent.

Walter: We need to talk to that man Smith right away. He may be our best chance to save Agent Loeb’s life.
Peter: I know that, but he’s dead. He was shot. We’re out of luck.
Walter: Well, does he still have his head? Is it still attached to his body?
Peter: Only you would ask that question seriously. Yes, he still has a head.
Walter: Splendid.

Walter: It’s astonishing how this man’s scalp resembles...
Astrid: …Peter’s bare bottom when he was a baby.
Walter: How did you know that?
Astrid: You told us that already. Twice.
Walter: Oh.

Walter: Excellent. Conductive gel to prevent the electrical current from setting him on fire. Spread it evenly, and don’t forget his nipples.

Olivia: We don’t know anything.
Broyles: You have a problem, Agent Dunham. You’re not easily satisfied. You want everything and you want it now. In your mind, somehow a small victory is no victory. What you did was save a man’s life but that doesn’t land for you.
Olivia: Sir..
Broyles: I would tell you to snap out the hell of it. To stop whining about what can’t control, can’t change. I would tell you to get some sleep while you can because tomorrow we’ll do this all over again, and guess what, you’ll have a million answers and a million and one new questions. I would tell you those things, but I won’t, because your dissatisfaction is what makes you so damn good. Someone I’m proud to say I work with.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJ.J. Abrams  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci
Executive ProducerJeff Pinkner  |  Bryan Burk  |  Roberto Orci  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  J.J. Abrams
Co-Executive ProducerDavid H. Goodman  |  Brooke Kennedy  |  Felicia D. Henderson
Supervising ProducerJ.R. Orci
ProducerFrederick E.O. Toye  |  Robert M. Williams, Jr.
Co-ProducerBrad Caleb Kane
Consulting ProducerJason Cahill  |  Darin Morgan  |  John Litvack
Associate ProducerTamara Isaac
Production DesignerAnne Stuhler
EditorTanya M. Swerling
CastingCindy Tolan
Unit Production ManagerRobert M. Williams, Jr.
First Assistant DirectorGary Rake
Second Assistant DirectorAmy Lynn (1)
MusicMichael Giacchino
Music EditorStephen M. Davis  |  Paul Apelgren
Music SupervisorCharles L. Scott IV  |  Billy Gottlieb
Costume DesignerMarie Abma
Key GripSal Lanza
Set DecoratorBeth Kushnick
Location ManagerLynn Powers
Property MasterPeter Gelfman
Script SupervisorCatherine Gore
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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