The air freshener above the newspaper stand in 'Ability' is the same one that The Artist has in his car in 'Inner Child'
The first victim in 'Inner Child', Samantha Gilmore, has a tattoo of a griffin on her upper arm. This is a reference to the creature in 'Unleashed' which is made up of attributes from multiple animals.
FRINGE DIVISION CASE FILE #115-4709
FRINGE EVENT: Empath John Doe child found in sealed room
CLASSIFIED CASE CONNECTION(S): The Artist serial killer open case
AGENTS ASSIGNED: Dunham, Francis
SUPERVISING AGENT: Broyles
FILE ARCHIVED BY: Rick Willems
WITNESSES/CONTACTS: Dr. Winick, Eliot Michaels (CIA), Archie Wu, the Artist (deceased)
LOCATION: Boston Children's Hospital; Somerville, MA; Beacon Hill Meats, Roxbury, MA
VICTIM(S): Samantha Gilmore, Kate Harper, John Doe
CASE REPORT SUMMARY:Serial killer the Artist began murdering again after three years of quiet. In his first wave, he killed four women in Lower Jamaica Plain over a period of two days. After the fourth murder, he stopped. All murders were preceded by a faxed invitation to view "new work" to be displayed somewhere in public. His MO was to kidnap, sedate, and kill his victims. After he killed them, using surgical tools and chemicals, he "enhanced" their appearance.
- Project 773 - Exploration 14 -
The wiring sequence still eludes me -- and the translation will fail without it. If only I could use the neurostimulator upon myself! Now there is a Catch-22 worthy of Heller: (1) cannot wire the device without using it; (2) cannot use the device without wiring it.
My neural pathways confound me, like a map of roads and bridges long since abandoned. Fortunately, for all the road signs Lethe has stolen, Mnemosyne has left me precious landmarks instead:
- Every good boy does fine. (FACE!)
- Please excuse my dear Aunt Sally.
- Always floss between your toes. - Three point one four, pick your clothes off the floor.
- See the dog jump around in a circle.
- My goodness but eating hot nachos causes pain.
- Water, earth, air, & fire, only three in a funeral pyre.
Damn. I know it's there somewhere, knocking about with my last few marbles.
I hypothesize that the child has words in his brain, which he would voice if only he could. After all, he does appear to understand at least some of what he hears. But that would seemingly require him to have experienced the human contact of which he was deprived. Perhaps his empathic ability enabled him to be exposed to language at a distance: learning via clairaudience.
How does it go, how does it go?
Hail the neurostimulator! How I love to plug and play her! Is there nothing she can't do? From Simon Says to Peek-a-boo? The halo made to open locks, into our brains, into our thoughts. A window to the conscious mind, hidden thoughts & clues to find.
No, that's not it.