Olivia. In the Lab. With the Revolver.

Season 2, Episode 16
Aired: April 8th, 2010
Written By: Matthew Pitts
Directed By: Brad Anderson

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Olivia. In the Lab. With the Revolver.

The Glyphs

This episode's glyphs spell: E-N-E-R-G-Y

Walter described the actions done by James Heath as an exchange of energy between two people.

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The Observer

The Observer can be seen walking in front of Miranda Greene's car just before her skin breaks out.


Timestamp: 02:49

Episode Clues

Previous Episode Clue

Two Observers in 'Peter' exit a movie theater displaying a poster for "Clue", foreshadowing the title of 'Olivia. In the Lab. With the Revolver' and the confrontation between Olivia and James Heath.

Previous episode clue

Timestamp: 19:48

Next Episode Clue

Olivia's sleepless night in 'Olivia. In the Lab. With the Revolver.' ends at 5:18. May 18th (5/18) is the destination date of Alistair Peck's time travel attempts in 'White Tulip'.

Next episode clue

Timestamp: 04:05

Items of Interest

  • Diane Kruger (Miranda Greene) was married to Joshua Jackson at the time this episode was filmed.
  • Olivia struck James Heath with a candlestick in her dining room, making the title a complete red herring. (Image 1)
Item of interest: Olivia grabbing a candlestick
Image 1: Olivia grabbing a candlestick
Timestamp: 37:18

Fringe Division Case File

U.S. Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation
121 105th Street • Washington, DC 20735
Phone: (202) 555-2100 • Fax: (202) 555-2101
E-mail: washington.fbi@fbi.com


FRINGE EVENT: Rapid-onset cancer cases

CLASSIFIED CASE CONNECTION(S): Cortexiphan subject activation



FILE ARCHIVED BY: Connor John Rogerson

WITNESSES/CONTACTS: Dr. John Potash, Ken Messing, James Heath (suspect), Timothy Michael Ober, Nina Sharp, Mrs. Lane

LOCATION: Providence, RI; Boston, MA

VICTIM(S): Miranda Greene, Lloyd Becker, Julie Heath, Agent Dunham


Miranda Greene (30), an unmarried class-action attorney, was found dead with acute sarcomas of the face. Dr. Bishop determined that someone had touched her and given her cancer rather than it being normal growth. Another victim, Lloyd Becker (30), was found dead in his home by a neighbor. There was no sign of forced entry or a struggle, but he died of malignancies that appeared to originate on his hand and then spread out.
 Wider searches connected to five other similar deaths over the past twenty months, from Chicago to Hartford, in which each victim died from the same rapid-onset cancer. The victims had all been part of the Cortexiphan trials. The killer was determined to be fellow trial subject James Heath, who did not kill on purpose. He explained that a man in the hospital approached him when he was being treated for cancer. Dr. Bishop surmised the man had been hired by consultant Sanford Harris to activate Cortexiphan subjects and told Heath that he could teach him to fight the cancer. It didn't work; Heath got worse, and his cancer-causing ability was just an unfortunate side effect of his Cortexiphan exposure.

Walter's Food

Walter got a cappuccino with two squirts of peppermint and made salt water taffy.
Connection: Salt water taffy
Salt water taffy
Timestamp: 27:35

Connection Chart

A visualization of all the ways this episode connects to other episodes. Scroll down to see the actual connections.

Episode Connections

S1E17 - Bad Dreams

  • James Heath went to Nick's aunt's house looking for Nick in 'Olivia. In the Lab. With the Revolver'. Heath was looking for Cortexiphan subjects, and Nick displayed his abilities in 'Bad Dream's.
  • SAM WEISS to Olivia in 'Olivia. In the Lab. With the Revolver': "I don't think I've ever seen you in a primary color."

    NICK LANE In 'Bad Dreams': "I wore the blacks and grays. I blended in."
      Olivia did the same, subconsciously, as another Cortexiphan subject.

S2E14 - Jacksonville

  • James Heath met with Lloyd Becker, a fellow Cortexiphan subject, in 'Olivia. In the Lab. With the Revolver'. The name "Lloyd B." was on the height chart in 'Jacksonville'.
Connection: Height chart
Height chart
S2E14 - Jacksonville
Timestamp: 20:01

Spoilers for future episodes below!

S2E21 - Over There (Part 1)

  • James Heath, a Cortexiphan subject, couldn't control his abilities in 'Olivia. In the Lab. With the Revolver.' In 'Over There (Part 1)' he had been trained to cure disease instead of cause it.
Connection: James Heath
James Heath
S2E21 - Over There (Part 1)
Timestamp: 13:53

S3E19 - Lysergic Acid Diethylamide

  • NINA SHARP in 'Olivia. In the Lab. With the Revolver.': "Do you doubt me, Agent Dunham?"
    OLIVIA: "I don't know. I've always been a little foggy as to your motives."

      In Olivia's mind in 'Lysergic Acid Diethylamide', Nina was outwardly friendly but had murderous intentions when she tried to push Walter down an elevator shaft.
Connection: Nina
S3E19 - Lysergic Acid Diethylamide
Timestamp: 17:14