This episode follows the Fringe team's investigation into ZFT and David Robert Jones, who claims that Olivia is a soldier equipped with abilities to fight in an upcoming war between two parallel universes. A skeptical Olivia must discover a way to avoid unleashing an attack that causes fatal accelerated cellular growth in its victims.
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In this episode Olivia realizes she may have been a part of Walter and Bell's drug trials as a child and it's suggested that she may have special abilities.
The Observer can be seen at the newspaper stand as the first victim collapses.
The motel sign in Olivia's dreamscape in 'The Transformation' says "ZFT" on it, foreshadowing the resurgence of ZFT in the plot of 'Ability.'
The air freshener above the newspaper stand in 'Ability' is the same one that The Artist has in his car in 'Inner Child'
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A book of revelations, fallen into my lap. "Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird." Now I envy the experimental subject's ignorance. He knows nothing, needs to know nothing, indeed is required to know nothing. Like these poor victims -- sightless, speechless, breathless, and constipated -- someone's warped parody of a double-blind experiment. Thank heavens we remained in the control group. We'll not have an easy time of it, trying to keep up with the Joneses. I need someone to tell me why -- why why why why why -- he ran away. And I wonder if they'll let me stay? I ordered the lasagna platter and the waiter told me it came with two sides, but I was unable to choose. Hatfields or McCoys? Al Capone or Bugs Moran? york or Lancaster? Survey says: BZZZT! The opposition has a chance to steal. They'd steal all four bases if they could: adenine, guanine, thymine, cytosine. None can hold back the rising nucleotide, not even King Canute. One two, contract the flu. Three four, infect by spore. Five six, genetic mix. Seven eight, procreate. Oh well. The malady was only skin deep, but 'twas enough. And sad as it was, I just had to laugh; I saw the photograph. I took my secret box and dumped out all the pieces, but I couldn't see the big picture. The big becomes the little when you see it back a bit, and that's about the size of it.
In 'Ability' Olivia learns that she may be able to control things with her mind.
Jones' goal in "There's More Than One of Everything" is to visit and impress William Bell in the Redverse (played by Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock in Star Trek).
Getting shot had virtually no effect on him in "There's More Than One of Everything" because of how his teleportation changed his body. This could also imply that Jones needed to go to a different world to get the kind of medical assistance he required.
These innate skills are what the Cortexiphan drug trials attempted to bring forth in children in "Subject 13".