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Fringe: The Transformation

When bizarre twisted remains are found among the debris of a crashed jumbo jet, Olivia and Peter end up going undercover as part of their investigation.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x13
Production Number: 3T7662
Airdate: Tuesday February 03rd, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Apr 05, 2009
NL (Net 5) Nov 29, 2009

  • Currently 8.8/10
8.8/10 (52 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Ari Graynor
As Rachel Dunham
Neal Huff
As Marshall Bowman
Felix Solis
As Daniel Hicks

Co-Guest Stars
Guiesseppe Jones
As Agent #3
Olivia Jones
As Female Flight Attendant
Mike Realba
As Male Flight Attendant
Judy Sinclair
As Woman
Lilly Pilyblad
As Ella (as Lily PIlblad)
Darby Totten
As Agent #1
Ash Roeca
As Agent #2
Al Sapienza
As Conrad
Chris Lapanta
As Gavin's Man #1
Dina Comolli
As Mom (as Dina Ann Comolli)
Main Cast
Anna Torv
As Olivia Dunham
Joshua Jackson
As Peter Bishop
Lance Reddick
As Phillip Broyles
Blair Brown
As Nina Sharp
Jasika Nicole
As Astrid Farnsworth
John Noble
As Dr. Walter Bishop
Kirk Acevedo
As Charlie Francis
Mark Valley
As John Scott


As Flight 718 reaches cruising height, Marshall Bowman is writing notes to himself about avoiding capture when he notices that his nose is bleeding. He goes to the lavatory and swabs the back of his throat, then does a test on the sample. When it proves positive, he begins to panic and demands to talk to the flight attendants in private. He asks them to get as many tranquilizers from the passengers as they can and administer them to him. Bowman can’t explain but insists they’ll all die if they don’t do what he says. He starts bleeding and tells them he’s going to lock himself in the lavatory, and if he doesn’t answer or he’s something different, they need to keep the door closed...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Colbie CaillatOxygenScene in Olivia's apartment after main titles

Episode Quotes
Marshall Bowman: What weapons do you have? What weapons?!?
Male Flight Attendant: We have a taser in the cockpit which I will use on you if you don't calm down.
Marshall Bowman: Taser won't do a thing. It'll just piss me off.

Astrid: It also gave him four extra nipples.
Peter: Maybe he mutated into an opossum.
Walter: No, opossum's have 15 mammaries, unlike most mammals, who have an even number of nipples. Hence, the one half rule regarding nipples.
Astrid: The one half nipple rule?
Peter: You just had to ask, didn't you?
Walter: The typical number of young in the litter is usually equal to half the number nipples on the animal. The number of nipples being the maximum litter size. Humans, for example, one child is the typical. Maximum, twins. Barring extraordinary cases, when the young exceed the number of nipples.
Peter: God, I hope I never have to hear him say the word "nipple" again.

(answering the phone)
Peter: Bishop's House of Horrors.

Olivia: Cut open his hand.
Peter: What?
Olivia: I want to see if there's a disk in it like Bowman's.
Walter: I like cutting.

Olivia: Prep Hicks. Ready or not, we're administering the antidote.
Walter: An experiment. How exhilarating.

Walter: Sorry to wake you. Little worse than adrenaline. Except, perhaps, lice, which is a nightmare.

Walter: This is an antidote. While I can't guarantee will actually work, I do have a recorded IQ of...
Astrid: 196.
Walter: Really?

Olivia: You didn't have to come with me, you know.
Peter: Shady deals with shady guys in shady hotels is my MO.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJ.J. Abrams  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci
Executive ProducerJeff Pinkner  |  Bryan Burk  |  Roberto Orci  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  J.J. Abrams
Co-Executive ProducerBrooke Kennedy  |  David H. Goodman  |  Felicia D. Henderson
Supervising ProducerJ.R. Orci
ProducerFrederick E.O. Toye  |  Robert M. Williams, Jr.
Co-ProducerBrad Caleb Kane
Consulting ProducerJohn Litvack  |  Darin Morgan  |  Jason Cahill
Associate ProducerTamara Isaac
Production DesignerSteven Jordan
EditorTanya M. Swerling
CastingRoss Meyerson  |  Julie Tucker
Unit Production ManagerRobert M. Williams, Jr.
First Assistant DirectorGary Rake
Second Assistant DirectorPatrick Mangan
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 SupervisorRachel Connors
Assistant EditorLisa De Moraes
Post Production SupervisorJohn Klump  |  Andrew Balek
Supervising Sound EditorThomas A. Harris
Re-Recording MixerMark D. Fleming  |  Tom Dahl
GafferTim Guinness
Director of PhotographyFred V. Murphy
Stunt CoordinatorShauna Duggins
Sound MixerLarry Hoff
Main Title ThemeJ.J. Abrams
Visual Effects SupervisorJay Worth  |  Chris Scollard
Main Title DesignAndrew Kramer
Department Head HairAnne Michelle Radcliffe
Casting AssociateMaria Higgins (3)
Department Head Make-upKymbra Kelly
Original CastingApril Webster
Special Effects CoordinatorConrad Brink, Jr.
Additional MusicChad Seiter  |  Chris Tilton
Warning: Fringe season 1 episode 13 guide may contain spoilers
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