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Fringe: Unleashed

Animal rights activists inadvertently unleash an experimental creature made up of the genes of various animals. The creature goes on a rampage, and it attacks Charlie. He survives the attack but the team discovers that the creature implanted larvae in him which will grow to maturity in only a few hours.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x16
Production Number: 3T7665
Airdate: Tuesday April 14th, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Apr 26, 2009
NL (Net 5) Dec 20, 2009


Guest Stars
Ari GraynorAri Graynor
As Rachel Dunham
David PittuDavid Pittu
As Robert Swift
Keith NobbsKeith Nobbs
As Carl Bussler
Kiersten WarrenKiersten Warren
As Sonia Francis

Co-Guest Stars
Robyn PayneRobyn Payne
As NID FBI Agent #1
Lilly PilybladLilly Pilyblad
As Ella
Tim GallinTim Gallin
As Cameron Deglmann
Robyn RikoonRobyn Rikoon
As MIT GIrl #1
Arjun GuptaArjun Gupta
As MIT Guy #1
Kevin RogersKevin Rogers
As MIT Guy #2
Rafi SilverRafi Silver
As Jonathan
Ana BerryAna Berry
As Newscaster
Christopher Neal JacksonChristopher Neal Jackson
As EMT (as Chris Jackson)
Laura Liz PerloeLaura Liz Perloe
As Receptionist
Jeremy ZorekJeremy Zorek
As Tucker
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


Olivia is reading a bedtime story to Ella when Rachel comes in to tell her daughter to go to bed. Olivia gets a call from Peter and she wonders what’s wrong, but he says he’s calling for Rachel. As Rachel takes the call, Olivia reads about a monster and assures Ella there’s no such thing...

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Episode Notes
The glyph/code spells out PETER.

The previous episode's clue to this episode was a griffin tattoo on the arm of the Artist's first victim. A griffin is a hybrid animal, just like the creature here.

Episode Quotes
Peter: It's an omelet.
Walter: It's not an omelet!
Peter: Oh, my...ugh! Walter, why is there an ear in the omelet?
Walter: It was an experiment. It was a protein-rich incubator. It was growing.
Peter: It was growing? That's perfect.
Walter: No, it's not perfect. You just ruined it.

Broyles: Whatever did this doesn't appear to be indigenous to the area.
Charlie: Well, wherever it is indigenous to, I don't want to live there.

Walter: How interesting.
Peter: Some would say disgusting.

Walter: This is quite delicious.
Peter: Where did you get that?
Walter: In the car, uneaten.
Peter: What is the matter with you?
Walter: Oh, forgive my son. He's been in a mood all day.
Peter: I just figured "don't eat the evidence" goes without saying.

Astrid: So this thing has the claws of a lion and the fangs of a snake?
Walter: It reminds me of a woman I once knew in Cleveland.
Peter: Walter, these punctures are over four inches apart. And that would make this snake eight-feet long.
Walter: Her name was Harriet something.
Olivia: How is everything?
Peter: Well, apparently you're looking for a lion-snake named Harriet.

Peter: Are you okay? Did you take something?
Walter: Psychedelics? No, not since Thursday, no.

Olivia: Walter, I need you to tell me what exactly you would need to create a genetic hybrid. Like, specific items, so I can see if Robert Swift bought any of it.
Walter: I would need some sodium bicarbonate and a house in he country, a place to be alone in my thoughts. Some Mahler for the late nights. And time. A lot of time.
Peter: I know. It's like he's on another planet.

Olivia: You mean that these are baby monsters?
Walter: Yes. We must collect them. Peter, a petri dish. (the creatures grow) Make it a bucket.
Astrid: I'm gonna be sick.
Walter: Two buckets!

Walter: Could you carry these, son?
Peter: Sure thing.
Walter: Be careful. We must be very gentle with them.
Peter: Right, 'cause we wouldn't want to hurt the monster babies.

Peter: Hey, Walter. Think we can wait down here to be mauled in silence, please?

Walter: I need to tinkle. Could either of you direct me to the facilities?
Peter: The facilities? You're in the sewer, Walter. You're knee-deep in the facilities.

Peter: Are you okay?
Walter: Yes. Although when I mentioned that the poison would kill me within the hour, did either of you happen to notice the time?

Episode References
The Observer appears behind the reporter on the TV as Charlie and Sonia watch the news.

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  |  J.H. Wyman
Supervising ProducerJ.R. Orci
ProducerRobert M. Williams, Jr.
Co-ProducerBrad Caleb Kane
Consulting ProducerAlex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci
Associate ProducerTamara Isaac  |  Tanya M. Swerling
Production DesignerSteven Jordan
EditorLuyen Vu
CastingRoss Meyerson  |  Julie Tucker
Unit Production ManagerRobert M. Williams, Jr.
First Assistant DirectorColin MacLellan
Second Assistant DirectorSarah Rae Garrett
MusicMichael Giacchino
Music EditorPaul Apelgren  |  Stephen M. Davis
Music SupervisorCharles L. Scott IV  |  Billy Gottlieb
Costume DesignerMarie Abma
Key GripSal Lanza
Set DecoratorBeth Kushnick
Location ManagerLynn Powers
Property MasterNatalie Dorset
Script SupervisorRachel Connors
Production CoordinatorDhana Gilbert
Assistant EditorChad Rubel
Post Production SupervisorJohn Klump  |  Andrew Balek
Supervising Sound EditorThomas A. Harris
Re-Recording MixerMark D. Fleming  |  Tom Dahl
GafferTim Guinness
Director of PhotographyMichael Slovis
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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