Season 3, Episode 09
Aired: December 9th, 2010
Written By: Monica Owusu-Breen, Alison Schapker
Directed By: Joe Chappelle

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The Glyphs

This episode's glyphs spell: A-D-A-P-T

After seeing the extent to which Fauxlivia infiltrated her life while she was away, Olivia struggled to adapt to her new circumstances.

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The Observer

The Observer can be seen across from the Malt Shop that Walter and Peter go to for milkshakes.


Timestamp: 42:53

Episode Clues

Previous Episode Clue

The electronic billboard outside Springsteen Station in 'Entrada' displays advertising for "Mercy Ballet", foreshadowing the victim of 'Marionette' being strung up like a puppet and made to dance like a ballerina.

Previous episode clue

Timestamp: 29:45

Next Episode Clue

The name of the rail system in 'Marionette' is "Firefly Railway", foreshadowing the title and theme of 'The Firefly'.

Next episode clue

Timestamp: 01:00

Items of Interest

  • Walter called Astrid 'Esther'.
  • Who did the Observer say was "still alive," Peter or Walter? (Image 1)
Item of interest: The Observer watching Walter and Peter
Image 1: The Observer watching Walter and Peter
Timestamp: 43:03

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


FRINGE EVENT: Reanimation

CLASSIFIED CASE CONNECTION(S): Dr. Bishop and Dr. Bell's Yatsko Project was an interrogation process postmortem




WITNESSES/CONTACTS: Dr. Alexandra Ross, Roland Barrett (suspect), Mrs. Walsh (mother)


VICTIM(S): Grant Russo, Ben Killenburg, Amanda Walsh (deceased)


9-1-1 received a call that Grant Russo was in need of medical attention. When EMTs arrived, they found him strapped to a table, chest cavity open, his heart missing. The victim regained consciousness, spoke and then died three minutes later. Dr. Bishop determined Russo had been the recipient of a prior heart transplant. A cross-state search of police records turned up multiple organ thefts over the preceding two months. The incidents took place in five different states, but the MO of the crime was consistent, and all stolen organs had originated from the same deceased donor, Amanda Walsh (17).
 An investigation revealed that Roland Barrett worked at the Duk-Hee Genetic Institute and that his research contributed to the creation of synthetic life on the cellular level. A victim of severe depression, Barrett met fellow sufferer Walsh and was devastated when she took her own life. Barrett then made it his mission to correct her mistake with the intention of rebuilding and reanimating her by reclaiming her donated organs and then putting them back into her stolen body. Barrett was apprehended, and Walsh laid to rest.

Walter's Food

Walter asked where he could pick up some quality imported pickled herring, tasted supposed human ashes, asked for a strawberry milkshake with extra whipped cream, and went into a malt shop.
Connection: Supposed human ashes
Supposed human ashes
Timestamp: 28:11
Connection: Malt Shop
Malt Shop
Timestamp: 43:03

Names for Astrid

Walter called Astrid 'Esther'.

Notable Quotes

THE OBSERVER (on a communication device): "I have arrived. [...] Yes, I am looking at him as we speak. He is still alive."

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Episode Connections

Spoilers for future episodes below!

S4E08 - Back to Where You've Never Been

  • ELIZABETH to Peter about seeing him as an adult for the first time: "As soon as I looked into your eyes I knew."
      Olivia was upset in 'Marionette' that Peter looked into Fauxlivia's eyes and couldn't tell that it wasn't Olivia.