|Air Date:||15 Oct 2009|
|Written by:||Josh Singer|
|Directed by:||Paul Edwards|
|Guest Cast:|| Ravi Kapoor as Laxmeesh Nayak |
Travis Schuldt as Agent Kashner
Kevin Corrigan as Sam Weiss
Jim Thornburn as Greg Leiter
|Transcript — Additional Images|
- Dream Logic is the fifth episode of the second season of FRINGE. It first aired on October 15, 2009. The team travels to Seattle when workplace violence is brought on by alleged demonic visions. Similar puzzling murders continue after they begin investigating and clues lead back to a group of patients treated at a local sleep clinic. The Bishops find an acceptable place to live, while Olivia finds peace of mind following the loss of Charlie.
In Sam's bowling alley, Olivia arrives at closing time. Thankful that her memories have returned, she returns her bowling shoes, assuming that the two of them are finished with her counseling. Sam studies her face, sees an inner sadness and has a discussion with her about the death of Charlie. They joke a little as they talk, but Sam has another subtle therapy to help her with her grief. The color red is part of it.
At Langdon & Rob Law Firm in Seattle, WA, Greg Leiter is late for a meeting with senior partner Carl Langdon. Greg marches from the elevator with his briefcase directly to the meeting. Co-workers warn him about the bosses anger, and ask Greg if he is alright. He is not. All of his associates appear to be taking on demonic features. Greg is berated by Carl as he enters the room - he is in trouble for how much trouble he has caused. Greg is manically focused on Carl, who looks like a spiraled-horn Satan to him. Greg smashes Carl's face repeatedly with his briefcase, killing Langdon as he is pulled from his attack by those present. Greg is not well... his eyes flitter back and forth rapidly.supervising movers and unpacking boxes as they move in. Walter has it in his mind that he is goingPeter reminds Walter that he has a bedroom upstairs, Walter soothes Peters’ concerns about his downstairs sleeping desires – promising to wear clothing when Peter is entertaining others. Astrid finds her way to their new quarters and offers some house-warming gifts. For Walter… ciabatta bread. For Peter… the case report for the Seattle murder.
Olivia joins the Bishops and the science team arrives by taxicab at Washington General Hospital. Olivia collects a business card from the red-shirted driver. Assigned to the case, Detective Green begins
Walter examines Leiter's body as medical examiner Shayne Wilson returns with lab results. Apart from his concerns that he left the oven on at the new house, Walter surmises that Leiter was dehydrated, had a severe thyroxine deficit, high adrenal hormones levels... and had died of acute exhaustion. When Walter asks for the body to be taken back to his lab in Boston, Peter assures him that whatever he needs is available in Seattle. Walter shares that he wants to go back for another reason – Seattle has a smell, it’s wet and it reminds him of Saint Claire’s.Junior FBI Agent Kashner joins the effort Walter’s lab. Peter recites a list of things to keep Walter occupied during the trip, along with a warning - under no circumstances let him drink… not because of normal intoxication concerns, but because at any given time, there's a good chance Walter has about a half dozen psychotropic drugs in his system. Olivia and the Medical Examiner join the activities as Leiter is loaded in a vehicle for shipment to Boston. Olivia solicits a business card from Wilson, then jokes with Peter that Kashner will have his hands full with Walter.
Olivia and Peter join Greg's wife, Jill, at her house and ask questions about her husband. Jill suspected that something had changed recently with her husband. He seemed more tired, had missed routine phone calls and was working more… but no big behavioral changes. Peter spies a few books about sleep disorders and asks if Greg had suffered from any sleep issues. Jill tells him that her husband sleep-walked, but was treated for it and hadn't had an episode in six months. He also had a sleep journal that they could take with them.
After getting back to Boston late in the evening, Astrid joins Walter in the lab to begin researching the cause of Leiter’s murderous visions. Kashner is busy on the phone trying to get their confiscated luggage released from the airlines and transportation authorities. Meanwhile, initial inspection of Leiter reveals a mysterious inch-long surgical scar on the back of his neck.Just before bedtime in Seattle, Peter joins Olivia in her
Olivia and Peter arrive at the scene of the incident and learn that a woman deliberately rammed her car into a man on a motorcycle. The cyclist died when she struck him with her car, but she died, not from the impact, but from the same exhausted ‘white-haired’ condition as Leiter. Her husband, at the scene, tells Olivia that she had called him while driving home - saying his wife saw a monster, just before the phone call abruptly ended. Still in his lab, Walter has enlisted Agent Kashner to help open-up Leiter's skull. He discovers a computer chip embedded in the man’s Thalamus, an electronic device normally used to regulate sleep. Walter calls Peter to tell him about his discovery. Still at the accident scene, Peter inspects the female driver and finds the identical scar and stitch pattern on the back of her neckline.Phillip Broyles visits Nina Sharp in a Massive Dynamic meeting room to Laxmeesh Nayak in Seattle – someone Massive Dynamic has been tracking him for years.
Olivia and Peter travel to Nayak's home and ask him about the bio-chip involved in the violent murders. Nayak knows those involved… they are patients of his that received the prototype bio-chips he developed. They were members of a large clinical trial with a control group of sixty patients, and eighty-two total implants.Cooperating fully, Nayak escorts Olivia and
Over the phone in his lab, Walter chimes in on the concept of mind control – remembering his work long ago on the ‘’MK-Ultra Project’’. Peter has collected lunch for he and Olivia and is headed back to their Seattle hotel as he talks to Walter. Walter says he can test the chip, when Peter offers to send a schematic of the it’s internal architecture, but he needs to replicate the chip's function in a neutral environment, like a live subject. Sensing trouble, Peter insists Walter does not use any student volunteers for the testing. Walter studies Agent Kashner as he returns with the luggage from the previous nights’ flight – Walter agrees to Peter’s demand… no “students”.
Peter joins Olivia in her hotel room with their lunch. He briefs her on his conversation with Walter about mind control and she tells him about the patient round-up. Nayak’s list had only twenty-six names, but they were being collected by the police and brought to the clinic to have their chips removed. Sitting and talking with Peter, Olivia catches a glimpse of Charlie in a photo on the table. She becomes saddened, then tells Peter a story about her first encounter with her now dead friend. After gaining some closure as she shares the story, she is ready to get back to work. Peter understands.In a dark room in
In Walter's Lab, the Doctor is busy mixing liquid in a beaker when Kashner joins he to say that is heading to the airport to return to Seattle. Walter asks a quick favor, his sense of smell is a bit muddled… and offers the beaker to Kashner. Uncertain about the aroma, but suggesting raspberry as his first impression, the young agent has about three seconds off standing time left before nap time begins on the laboratory floor.At the Nayak Sleep Clinic, Nayak conducts out-patient surgery to remove the implant in one of the many sleep disorder patients that have begun to stream into the clinic. Olivia is upstairs overlooking the growing crowd and suggests to a staff member she contact local
Olivia and Peter arrive at the restaurant where Diane has murdered the grill chef, and then died of extreme exhaustion. Her father sadly testifies that she went crazy and told everyone they were cannibals before she died. Nayak arrives and recalls that this patient suffered from ‘’night terrors’’. Peter suggests that they must make a public announcement to reach all of his patients. Olivia concurs. A thought then strikes Nayak, his research assistant Zach skipped work and hasn't been answering his phone.
Olivia and Peter visit Zach Miller’s apartment, and when he doesn’t answer the door, they break through it. Inside, after a brief search, Peter finds Miller dead, tucked behind the closed doors of an entertainment center. Meanwhile, Nayak has returned to his clinic, only to find a handwritten note just outside of his office… "Stop talking to the Feds or wind up like Zach."more satsifying than the most pleasant dream.
Having received the partial patient list from Nayak and the threatening letter, Olivia's and Peter gather back at her hotel room for a meal. Peter explains the addict theory to her, and she compares that to her stepfather's alcohol addiction - he had two personalities like Jekyll and Hyde. On closer eamination, the handwriting from the threatening note and Nayak's handwritten list
Nayak returns home and plays his voicemail, and listens to a voicemail from by himself - telling him to stop. He erases the message and goes into a backroom and places a wired skullcap on his head... to steal more dreams. On his computer, he settles on a picture of a sleep clinic patient. The patient is busy at work... preparing to take-off commercial seaplane for an evening flight from the waterway near downtown Seattle. Comfortable in his armchair, Nayak's eyes roll back as he enjoys the rush.Nayak settles in his armchair to remotely control Olivia, Peter and Green enter Nayak's house looking for him. The co-pilot tells air traffic control that his pilot is in distress. Peter and Olivia find Nayak downstairs and Peter attempts to shut down the computer program Nayak is running. Peter thinks he is locked-out of the server. As the situation in the seaplane becomes dire, Olivia Charlie Francis - Beloved Husband and Friend - June 22, 1976 to Oct 8, 2009". After some mourning, she returns to her car and makes another attempt to decode the anagram she was tasked to complete by Sam. Relieved... happy... tearful, she solves and understands the puzzle - O A U G E N Y I R E N B E F O N - decodes
A young boy wakes up in the middle of the night when his father enters his room, the man is partially visible in the mirror above the bedroom dresser drawers. The boy asks what is wrong, then is suddenly yanked sideways off of his bed, screaming. In Boston, Peter wakes up in his new living room to find Walter staring at him intently. Walter says nothing is happening, just that Peter had been talking in his sleep. Peter sits-up and says he thinks he was having a bad dream about his childhood... and that Walter was there. Walter asks if there was anything else Peter remembered. Peter says he did not remember anything else.
- The Observer walks down the stairs in Dr. Nayak's Clinic as Olivia is interviewing the nurse.
- Character Name. Medical Examiner, business card and on the patient list - Shayne Wilson. In real life, Shayne Wilson is Assistant Production Coordinator on the set of FRINGE, aka. set gopher.
- Space Shuttle. In Peter's dream, a poster hangs on his bedroom wall for the 11th mission of Challenger. In this universe, the accident that destroyed Challenger occurred during the launch of it's 10th mission.
- In his dream at the end, Peter's boyhood self is in bed wearing a jersey with the number 96 on it. The number 96 is the same jersey number that Joshua Jackson wore as Charlie Conway, in the Mighty Ducks movie trilogy produced by Disney.
- Doctor Nayak resembles the character Doctor Jekyll from the novella, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Both are social and amiable around authority types. Both are unethical and commit heinous acts in their altered states of mind.
- The date of death on Charlie's tombstone is October 8, 2009, the original airdate of the episode (Momentum Deferred) he died in. This is the first time since the series began that an exact contemporary date has been incorporated into the plot.
- Recurring Themes
- Mind Control. Nayak was remotely controlling many of his patients minds for his own destructive ends. Nick Lane (Bad Dreams) remotely controlled many minds for destructive purposes.
- Episode References
- Neurostimulator/Cranial Brace. Walter dons the electrode-laden head gear. (The Ghost Network), (Inner Child).
- Shape Changer. Olivia recalls the encounter (Momentum Deferred) in which she feels distraught about Charlie's death.
|During the alley fight scene (Momentum Deferred), the graffiti reads "to sleep perchance to dream." This foreshadowed the main theme in the plot of Dream Logic.|
• From The Beginning by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
|— Plot Relevant Questions —||Address theories about questions on Dream Logic/Theories Ask minor questions on the Talk Page|
1) Do not answer the questions here.
- Why was the color red the key to the message from Sam Weiss?
- Were the colors red and green meant to be so prominent throughout the episode?
- Was Doctor Nayak's addiction self-induced?
- If not, were external forces, like ZFT, involved?
- Why was Sam's decoded word jumble puzzle - YOU'RE GONNA BE FINE - important to Olivia?
- Why is he so uncomfortable in the Seattle area?
- Why is he reluctant to enter the room with the physically restrained Greg Leiter?
- Why is he so tentative when Peter describes the dream he had?