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Fringe: Inner Child

A mysterious pale-skinned mute child is found in a 70-year-old chamber beneath a building scheduled for demolition. Olivia bonds with the child as she helps investigate a serial killer, the Artist. However, it soon becomes apparent that the Child has a unique link to the killer.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x15
Production Number: 3T7664
Airdate: Tuesday April 07th, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Apr 19, 2009
NL (Net 5) Dec 13, 2009


Guest Stars
Ari GraynorAri Graynor
As Rachel Dunham
Erik PalladinoErik Palladino
As Eliot Michaels
Spencer ListSpencer List
As The Child

Co-Guest Stars
Chad GittensChad Gittens
As Agent #2
Robyn PayneRobyn Payne
As Agent
Lilly PilybladLilly Pilyblad
As Ella
Matt MulhernMatt Mulhern
As Dennis
Sandra DaleySandra Daley
As Dr. Winick
Jeremy ShamosJeremy Shamos
As The Artist
Lecy GoransonLecy Goranson
As Tattoo Girl (as Alicia Goranson)
Carolyn FeldschuhCarolyn Feldschuh
As Older Woman
Carrie KeranenCarrie Keranen
As Heavy Set Woman
Phil NeePhil Nee
As Archie Donelly
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


A worker is preparing explosives for blasting during a demolition project. They clear the building of derelicts and leave the building. However, the head worker, Phil, suddenly seems to notice something, saying he has a weird feeling. He tells his co-worker to postpone the demolition and then runs another sweep. He goes over the blueprints and thinks they missed something. He finds a hollow spot in the floor and breaks through, revealing a tunnel that wasn’t on the blueprints. They descend and explore the area beneath. Finally they find a small Child, naked and bald with pale white eyes...

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Episode Notes
The previous episode's clue is a yellow evergreen decal that appears on the newsstand vendor's awning. The Child uses yellow M&Ms to make an evergreen to tell Olivia who the killer is.

Episode Quotes
Broyles: Dr. Bishop? Any thoughts?
Walter: Perhaps. First I need a piece of special equipment. My turntable.
Broyles: Is that some kind of lab equipment?
Walter: No, no, a turntable. Record player. You enjoy music, don't you, Mr. Broyles? Well imagine the agony of having an extensive record collection and having no means to play it.
Peter: The agony.
Broyles: I'll have someone get right on it.

Walter: Unless you have an IQ higher than mine, I am not interested in what you think.

Peter: Walter. Olivia's here, she needs to talk to you. Walter!
Walter: Could she come back later? I'm about to step in the bath.
Peter: No, she can't come back later. It's the middle of the night. She needs to talk to you right now.
Walter: Honestly, Peter, can't a man get... Agent Dunham. Peter, why didn't you tell me Agent Dunham was here?
Peter: I'm pretty sure I did.

Walter: Pheromones. Undetectable chemicals that nonetheless affect our behavior, our sex drive...
Peter: (points to Walter's open bathrobe) Hey, speaking of sex drive...
Walter: Oh, Peter, don't be such a prude. I'm sure Agent Dunham knows what a penis looks like. Don't you, Agent Dunham?
Peter: My father, ladies and gentlemen.

Walter: My dear, there is much that is unexplained. Until it is.
Peter: In short, he has no idea.

Olivia: Walter, the last time you used that thing, you drilled it into the guy's head.
Walter: If you think he'll find it disagreeable... I suppose it could be modified.
Peter: Really? You didn't think to mention that to the last guy?

Walter: After that, it's a simply a matter of synthesizing the impulses. Think of it as creating artificial vocal cords.
Peter: Simple. Like making an omelet.
Walter: Actually, son, a good omelet is far more complex, eh?

Walter: Cannot Build Phallic Puzzles In The Lab...
Peter: What is he doing?
Astrid: Mnemonics. You know, like a rhyme or phrase to help memory. Like, uh, "Home" stands for the Great Lakes. That's Huron...
Peter: I'm familiar with that. Why is he doing it?

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJ.J. Abrams  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci
Executive ProducerJeff Pinkner  |  Bryan Burk  |  J.J. Abrams
Co-Executive ProducerBrooke Kennedy  |  David H. Goodman  |  Andrew Kreisberg
Supervising ProducerJ.R. Orci
ProducerRobert M. Williams, Jr.  |  Frederick E.O. Toye
Co-ProducerBrad Caleb Kane
Consulting ProducerAlex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci
Associate ProducerTanya M. Swerling
Production DesignerSteven Jordan
EditorJon Dudkowski
CastingRoss Meyerson
Unit Production ManagerRobert M. Williams, Jr.
First Assistant DirectorGary Rake
Second Assistant DirectorPatrick Mangan
MusicMichael Giacchino
Music EditorStephen M. Davis  |  Paul Apelgren
Music SupervisorCharles L. Scott IV  |  Billy Gottlieb
Costume DesignerMarie Abma
Key GripSal Lanza
Camera OperatorJeff Muhlstock
Set DecoratorBeth Kushnick
Location ManagerLynn Powers
Property MasterNatalie Dorset
Script SupervisorRachel Connors
Assistant EditorLisa De Moraes
Post Production SupervisorAndrew Balek  |  John Klump
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
Special Makeup Effects ArtistLouis Zakarian
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
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