The Recordist

Season 5, Episode 03
Aired: October 12th, 2012
Written By: Graham Roland
Directed By: Jeff T. Thomas

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The Recordist

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The Observer

Observers are featured in this episode.


Timestamp: 15:06

Episode Clues

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A sign picturing a dove on an old building in 'The Recordist' foreshadows the first mention of "The Dove" in 'The Bullet that Saved the World.'

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Timestamp: 41:10

Items of Interest

  • Donald entered the mine 5 weeks after the invasion and took some rocks. He was described as being in his late 30s, medium height, dark hair. Donald said he was waiting for "a colleague, a scientist from Boston, to meet him." Observers found him and took him away. (Image 1)
  • The coordinates recited by Walter in his video recording included the 49th parallel. The 49th Parallel is a Canadian WWII film that was released in the United States as The Invaders (the term the Recordists used to identify the Observers) and starred Raymond Massey, who shares his surname with Edwin Massey, the titular Recordist.
Item of interest: Donald
Image 1: Donald
Timestamp: 20:13


  • They ate chewable apple tablets instead of fresh apples.
2036: Apple tablet
Apple tablet
Timestamp: 17:57

Walter's Food

Walter had a grape Red Vine in Tape #3 and had another bite of that same Red Vine.
Connection: Grape Red Vine
Grape Red Vine
Timestamp: 01:49
Connection: Grape Red Vine
Grape Red Vine
Timestamp: 03:21

Connection Chart

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Episode Connections

S5E01 - Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11

  • CAPTAIN WINDMARK to Walter in 'Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11': "What are the stones utilized for?"
      The Fringe team acquired stones from a mine in 'The Recordist'.
Connection: The stones
The stones
S5E03 - The Recordist
Timestamp: 37:53