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Grey Matters 

Olivia and Peter look into some patients of mental institutions that regain their mental state after having gone through a brain intervention performed by a shape-shifter named Newton. This is directly related to Walter and his brain.

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Jeannot Szwarc

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J.J. Abrams (created by), Alex Kurtzman (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Torv ... Olivia Dunham
Joshua Jackson ... Peter Bishop
Lance Reddick ... Phillip Broyles
Blair Brown ... Nina Sharp (credit only)
Jasika Nicole ... Astrid Farnsworth
John Noble ... Dr. Walter Bishop
Jeannetta Arnette ... Dr. West
Roger Cross ... Smith (as Roger R. Cross)
Jeff Perry ... Joseph Slater
Sebastian Roché ... Thomas Jerome Newton
Leonard Nimoy ... Dr. William Bell
Derek Anderson Derek Anderson ... Team Leader
Daniel Boileau Daniel Boileau ... Thin Man
Lindsay Collins ... Nurse #3
Vee Dubois Vee Dubois ... Nurse #2
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Storyline

When a patient of a mental institution is submitted to an intriguing brain surgery and is left behind with his brain exposed, he surprisingly regains sanity. The Fringe Division is assigned to investigate the case and while Olivia and Peter check the surveillance footage, Olivia recognizes one of the men. She check the FBI file and finds his name as Thomas Jerome Newton, the leader of the shapeshifters that have stolen the frozen heads. They discover that the patient's doctor is Dr. Paris and there are two other patients sent to other mental institutions by the physician fourteen years ago. Soon they learn that the two patients have mysteriously recovered and the Fringe Division discovers they have been also submitted to brain surgeries. When Walter is submitted to a CT-scan, they find that three pieces of his brain were removed and implanted in the three patients. What is the intention of Thomas? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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There are a number of H. P. Lovecraft references. Dunwich is one of the hospitals, with Dr. West the physician the team works with. Two of the three key patients were Deborah Crampton and Stuart Gordon. Barbara Crampton and Stuart Gordon are the lead actress and director of several film adaptations of Lovecraft stories, including Re-Animator (1985). See more »

Goofs

After Newton asks Walter about the door, we see Olivia and Peter on the way in the Navigator, with the driver's window rolled up. The shot then switches to the inside for a troubled glance between Peter and Olivia, then an exterior shot of the Navigator with the driver's window open and no Peter in the passenger seat. See more »

Quotes

Peter Bishop: Are you really trying to tell us that he is one of the heads they stole? Fine. Let's say for a second you're right. Frozen heads don't just get up and walk into places. I mean, the dead don't rise out of their graves and perform midnight brain surgery.
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Trinkle, Tinkle
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Written by Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane
Performed by Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane
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A Rational Decision
5 February 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

When a patient of a mental institution is submitted to an intriguing brain surgery and is left behind with his brain exposed, he surprisingly regains sanity. The Fringe Division is assigned to investigate the case and while Olivia and Peter check the surveillance footage, Olivia recognizes one of the men. She check the FBI file and finds his name as Thomas Jerome Newton, the leader of the shapeshifters that have stolen the frozen heads. They discover that the patient's doctor is Dr. Paris and there are two other patients sent to other mental institutions by the physician fourteen years ago. Soon they learn that the two patients have mysteriously recovered and the Fringe Division discovers they have been also submitted to brain surgeries. When Walter is submitted to a CT-scan, they find that three pieces of his brain were removed and implanted in the three patients. What is the intention of Thomas?

"Grey Matters" is one of the most intriguing episodes of "Fringe". In this episode, it is explained the behavior of Dr. Walter Bishop and the feelings of Olivia and Peter with him. The evil Thomas Jerome Newton will certainly be the great villain of this season. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Grey Matters"


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10 December 2009 (USA) See more »

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