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Discussion Post - Midnight

Original Air Date: April 28, 2009

Episode Summary


Glyphs code: EIGHT (source: Fringepedia)

Observer Sighting


    Peter: Hey, are you okay?
    Olivia: Why?
    Peter: Well, you were awfully quiet on the car ride over here and you just don't seem your normal, chipper self at a bloody, gruesome crime scene.
    Olivia: Oh, I'm sorry, I'm, umm... it's home stuff.
    Peter: Well, I know from home stuff. I live with a guy inspecting a severed spine.

    Walter: The C-1 cervical vertebra is connected to the C-2 cervical vertebra. The C-2 cervical vertebra is attached to the C-3...
    Peter: That... Walter, that's enough.
    Astrid: When you finally meet a nice girl, I would avoid bringing her home for as long as possible.

    Astrid: The killer took the victim's spinal fluid? Why would they do that?
    Walter: Where would the fun be if we already knew all there is to know?

    Club Girl: Now you're my kind of guy. What is that?
    Peter: A handheld thermal radiometer. It tells me if you're hot.
    Club Girl: So...
    Peter: So you're definitely hot. But, I'm looking for someone with syphilis.
    Club Girl: Uh, okay.


Discussion Questions

1) In this episode, we see Nicholas Boone and Walter discussing the possibility of the “soul” and eventual judgment. What do you think of this conversation and the way Fringe portrays science and religion?

2) Why is the glyph for this episode “eight”?

3) Boone says he’d never heard of David Robert Jones but revealed that William Bell was funding ZFT. How does that fit in with what we know now? In retrospect, what do you think of the writers’ decision to reveal Bell at the end of this episode as the alleged funder of the ZFT?

Share your thoughts, favourite quotes, screencaps and theories! Recommend fanfic, fanart, reviews, meta and other fanworks in the comments (and yes, you can even recommend your own fanworks, if you want)...
Tags: discussion post, midnight, season 1
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I`ll post my thoughts later once I watch the episode but I just have to say that the club scene with the girl and Peter is my favorite part of the episode.

I miss those funny moments :(