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Do Shapeshifters Dream Of Electric Sheep?
Season 3, Episode 4
3х04
Air date October 14, 2010
Written by David Wilcox
Matthew Pitts
Directed by Ken Fink
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"Do Shapeshifters Dream Of Electric Sheep?" is the fourth episode of the third season of Fringe.

SynopsisEdit

Newton, concerned about the consequences of a distressing development involving a high-ranking official, is forced to call to action a sleeping shapeshifter. As Walter and the rest of the team gather evidence, they move the investigation to Massive Dynamic, where Olivia goes on high alert and Walter finds himself in a perilous situation.

PlotEdit

Senator James Van Horn, a personal friend of Phillip Broyles, is killed in a car crash after buying lemonade from neighborhood girls. The strange thing is that he is still breathing, despite the fact his heart has stopped. Thomas Jerome Newton comes to abduct him when Broyles interrupts. Newton flees, shooting Van Horn in the face as he flees. Thinking Van Horn is dead, Broyles runs up to him, only to discover that he is bleeding mercury.

Walter Bishop is at a meeting at Massive Dynamic. He is tripping and in the process of removing his pants when Peter Bishop comes in and informs him that he has a case.

Fauxlivia calls Newton and scolds him for screwing up. He rebuffs her, claiming that she is not focused on her mission and will fail.

Van Horn is taken to Walter's new lab where Walter begins to work on him. During the examination, Van Horn revives.

Broyles gets Patricia Van Horn, the Senator's wife, to help them retrieve the Senator's memories. During the test, he recites a list of hotels they were planing to visit.

Newton assigns a sleeper agent, Ray Duffy a police officer with a wife and son, to retrieve the Senator's memories. He goes to Massive Dynamic. Walter discovers that the memory drive is located in the spine of the Shape-shifters, and is able to retrieve Van Horn's. The agent holds Walter at gunpoint and takes the drive. Walter then stabs him before being knocked out. Fauxlivia, Peter Bishop and Astrid Farnsworth come to help.

The agent goes home to his family. Newton reveals he must kill his family but, due to a flaw in Shape-shifters' programming that allows them to develop emotions, he refuses to do so. Therefore, Newton kills him.Fauxlivia and Peter arrive and capture Newton after a brief car chase. Fauxlivia takes the memory drive for herself.

Fauxlivia later visits Newton in prison and gives him a computer chip. Newton ingests it, causing him to bleed to death.

Later that night, Peter is at the bar when he gets a text message from Fauxlivia saying she wants to talk. He goes to her door and she admitts that she lied about wanting to  talk and kisses him, which they then made love.

Notable QuotesEdit

Walter: Oh, in the right light, your hair looks like strands of lemon diamonds.
Peter: He self-medicated this morning.
Walter: Don't worry. I do some of my finest work self-medicated.

Walter: So beautiful, it is absolutely breathtaking. Somewhere between pudding and foie gras. And why do I bring this up, you with the red hair?
Scientist: It's black.
Walter: I see red. Answer the question.
Scientist: I'm really not sure why we're talking about brain physiology.
Walter: Dear God. How can you be so limited? When William Bell created this company, he knew one thing to be true. Brain and the mind are capable of so much. Don't you see that? That the brain is consciousness, hmm? The mind is God! There are no limits. Except for those that we impose on ourselves. Open your eyes. Open, open. Inspiration is everywhere. Do you know how lucky you are to play in this sandbox? My heart is racing. God! (starts removing pants) Is anyone else hot in here?

Peter: With a basement lab in Harvard, Walter was able to open a wormhole into another dimension that essentially shredded all the laws of science. I can't wait to see what he's capable of doing with a multibillion-dollar corporation.


Astrid: Agent Astrid Farnsworth, I'm here to see Doctor Bishop.

Receptionist at Massive Dynamic: I got a agent Astro Farnsworth...

Astrid: That's me! Hmmhmmm.

NotesEdit

MusicEdit

  • Groovin by Marvin Gaye

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