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The Arrival 

A strange cylinder which is somehow connected to Walter and a man known as "the Observer" appears from the ground at a construction site.

Director:

Paul A. Edwards (as Paul Edwards)

Writers:

J.J. Abrams (created by), Alex Kurtzman (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Torv ... Olivia Dunham
Joshua Jackson ... Peter Bishop
Lance Reddick ... Phillip Broyles
Kirk Acevedo ... Charlie Francis
Blair Brown ... Nina Sharp (credit only)
Jasika Nicole ... Astrid Farnsworth
Mark Valley ... John Scott
John Noble ... Dr. Walter Bishop
Michael Cerveris ... The Observer
Michael Kelly ... John Mosley
Nestor Serrano ... Henry Jacobson
Lisa Joyce ... Younger Waitress
Nancy Ticotin ... Older Waitress
David Sajadi David Sajadi ... Technician
Jennifer Ikeda ... Agent Chaperone
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Storyline

Agent Dunham and the Bishops investigate the sudden appearance of a strange cylinder after an explosion at a construction site. She learns from an old friend that this is not the first time the cylinder has appeared and that it could disappear just as quickly. She also realizes that an odd looking man appears in several crime scene photos. It turns out that he is already known to the Government and has been dubbed 'The Observer'. Dr. Bishop has a special interest in the cylinder and tells Peter of their own special encounter with 'The Observer' years ago. Written by garykmcd

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2008 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(uncut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

On the hat that John Moseley (the man who is looking for the cylinder) is wearing there are the colored dots; green, green, green, red. Just like the hypnotic lights in "The Equation". See more »

Goofs

The Observer orders 11 jalapeños on the side. What he actually gets are sliced green peppers. See more »

Quotes

Olivia Dunham: Your credentials have been approved. Civilian consultant to the Department of Homeland Security.
Peter Bishop: Does this mean I don't need an escort to come into the Federal Building anymore?
Olivia Dunham: Yeah.
Peter Bishop: Will it get me out of speeding tickets?
Olivia Dunham: Maybe.
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References Roswell (1999) See more »

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Crazy
Written by Willie Nelson
Performed by Willie Nelson
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The Bald Observer
19 July 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Brooklyn, a bald man sits in a diner and observes an accident in a construction site. Broyles summons Agent Dunham and shows a mysterious cylinder that appeared in the site. Further, he explains that this cylinder appeared many years ago and an old friend of her had found it. While Dunham visits her friend. Dr. Bishop get rid of Peter asking him to buy tin foil and sedates Agent Farnsworth; then he hides the cylinder and meets the bald man. Meanwhile the killer John Mosley is searching for the cylinder and killing and torturing whoever might provide a clue of the location for him. When he abducts Peter, he uses a strange device to find the location of the cylinder that was unknown to Peter. What is the mystery cylinder?

"The Arrival" is an intriguing episode of "Fringe" where unanswered questions are raised. Who is the bald man? What is the vibrating cylinder? How John Scott was resurrected? This is certainly the weirdest episode so far and I am looking forward to the see answers to the foregoing questions. I still have the trauma of "Lost", where many questions have been raised and never satisfactorily answered. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "The Arrival"


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