Season 4, Episode 07
Aired: November 18th, 2011
Written By: Matthew Pitts, Justin Doble
Directed By: Anthony Hemingway

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The Glyphs

This episode's glyphs spell: D-A-V-I-D

See the glyphs explanation for S4E01 - Back to Where You've Never Been.

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The Observer

The Observer can be seen in the crowd outside of the building where the agents are searching for Eugene Bryant.


Timestamp: 34:25

Episode Clues

Previous Episode Clue

A brochure for "Octopus Insurance" can be seen in the Green's home in 'And Those We've Left Behind', foreshadowing Eugene Bryant's chromatophoric, pigment-altering abilities in 'Wallflower'.

Previous episode clue

Timestamp: 32:16

Next Episode Clue

The ParkView Hospital logo in 'Wallflower' foreshadows the return of Walter's universe portal in 'Back to Where You've Never Been'.

Next episode clue

Timestamp: 17:30

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: The Chameleon Man—chromatophores genetic disorder

CLASSIFIED CASE CONNECTION(S): Massive Dynamic/Cyprox, Inc. genetic experimentation program

AGENTS ASSIGNED: Dunham, Lee, Farnsworth


FILE ARCHIVED BY: Thomas Newman, Davide D'Ortona

WITNESSES/CONTACTS: Officer Grant, Teresa Jaffee, Eugene Bryant (suspect; deceased)

LOCATION: Beacon Hill, MA; Park View Hospital, Vernon, NY

VICTIM(S): Jack Zoephel, Ned Ryerson


Jack Zoephel was attacked at approximately 3:30 a.m. His wife placed a call to 9-1-1, and the police arrived less than two minutes later, but he was already dead from a broken neck. Dr. Bishop examined the body and found the victim had experienced a rapid spike of adrenaline associated with fear and was white as a sheet. Agents matched a blood sample at the crime scene to a baby boy born on July 26, 1989, at Parkview Hospital in New York, who only lived for four days. He was diagnosed with an unclassified genetic variant that made him extra-sensitive to light. The investigation revealed the baby did not die but was taken to Cyprox, Inc. (a satellite facility of Massive Dynamic), which was a genetic experimentation research lab. The baby was named U-Gene, or Eugene (a play on "unknown genetic disorder"), and was found to possess chromatophore cells that have the ability to translocate pigment in the body, as in a chameleon or octopus. Eugene grew up practically invisible because of his condition. He attempted to reverse the process by taking pigment back from others, which killed them. He lived in the sub-basement of an apartment building and collected tokens from the lives of the people he had killed. However, the process was killing Eugene. He was found by Agents Dunham and Lee and admitted he just wanted to exist. He expired soon after in the elevator.

Glyph Sightings

  • A butterfly can be seen on a lampshade near the front of Olivia's apartment.
  • The butterfly glyph can be seen on the wall in the diner where Olivia and Lincoln meet.
  • The flower glyph can be seen on the wall in the diner where Olivia and Lincoln meet.
Timestamp: 42:44
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Walter's Food

Walter ate onion rings.
Connection: Onion rings
Onion rings
Timestamp: 09:24