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Everything In Its Right Place
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Season: 4 Episode: 17
Air Date: 06 Apr 12
Written by: J.R. Orci (story & teleplay)
Matthew Pitts (story)
David Fury (teleplay)
Directed by: David Moxness
Starring: Main Characters
Guest Cast: Tim Guinee as Rick/mugger→Canaan
Max Arciniega as Dawes/druggie→Canaan
Kirby Morrow as Maddox/sniper→Canaan

Elysia Rotaru as Paige Randall
Zahf Paroo as DoC Technician #1
Biski Gugushe as DoC Technician #2
Erynn Lavallee as Bree Collins
Nelson Leis as Mikey
Nick Baric as Security Sentry
Sebastian Bertoli as Agent Reynolds
Gary Gill as Agent Salerno
Aiden Finn as Daniel
Michael Rys as Vagrant
Michelle C. Smith as Canaan (parking lot)
Patrica Cullen as Helen
Max Teichman as Father Luis

Next: The Consultant
Previously: Nothing As It Seems
Transcript  —  Additional Images
Introduction

Everything In Its Right Place is the seventeenth episode of the fourth season of FRINGE. It first aired on 06 April, 2012. FBI Agent Lee lends his law enforcement expertise in the alternate universe to his Fringe Division counterparts assigned with the task of apprehending a vigilante connected to the remaining shapeshifters. Along the way, he gains the respect of those he meets and takes heart with his newly discovered friendships.

Synopsis

Prologue
In Walter's lab, science team newbie FBI Agent Lincoln Lee joins the festivities as the Bishops and Olivia prepare Gene for a day in the field. Grazing Day is
Guys. I Am Going To Need A Bigger Windbreaker. This One Is A Little Tight In The Udder
intended to get Gene, the lab's bovine sentry, some fresh air and sunshine to help with her Seasonal Affective Disorder. Gene is going to spend a day living the highlife in Warwick - home of her favorite pasture. Lee takes the news in stride. Olivia has something for Lee. She found it in her apartment and thinks he might have left it there unintentionally. The pendant she hands him belonged to his now deceased partner, Danzig. What Olivia fails to remember is that Lee gave it to her. Apparently the memories from Peter's timeline have erased that tidbit from Olivia's synapes. Disappointed at the realization, Lee explains that he gave it to her as a thank you for saving his life. The pendant, a thoughtful gift on his behalf, represents the journey of life, the obstacles in the journey, and making the right choices along the journey. His former partner gave it to him to remind Lee that he always had home and family with he and his family. Olivia still doesn't remember the exchange. Astrid returns to the lab with boxes of files and is headed to Liberty Island for some face time with the Fringe Division folks in an attempt to narrow the effort to capture David Robert Jones. Her day of information-sharing preempted the plans she made to visit Castle Island with her father. Lincoln has an idea - he wasn't included in anyone else's plans, no Castle Island, no Grazing Day, and clearly no interest from Olivia - what if he were to take care of Astrid's assignment for her?
  In the Fringe Task Force Situation Room at the Boston Federal Building, Agent Lee makes his case to Broyles to take over for Astrid on this one particular occasion. She had plans today, along with everyone else from the lab - and he has none. Plus, him sitting down with his investigative counterparts might lead to some new ideas about David Jones. As
Need Brains. Need Brains Now
it is now, there are no avenues to follow that point toward the megalomaniac. Broyles is hesitant and doesn't want to waste the talent of his field agent on straight forward liaison tasking. Lee simplifies his request - he could use some time away from his standard routine.

  On the top floor of a parking structure in Belmont, New York, Paige Randall's alternate universe evening goes sour when she is followed to her car by a common street thug. Not willing to be victimized, Paige attempts to flee and bloodies her assailant's nose in the effort. Before she can get too far, he knocks her to the ground, brandishes a large knife and threatens bodily harm as he grabs her hair. Distracted by a disheveled visitor to the crime, Paige scrambles away when the powerful vigilante picks her attacker off of her, lifts him off the ground and throws him down. This criminal's days are numbered.

ACT I

You Wanna Hit Starbuck's ® On The Way - Just Kidding Lee. Let's Go
On Liberty Island, Agent Lee makes it through alternate universe security with the case files Astrid was originally planning to review with a Fringe Division liaison. Agent Salerno greets Lee and escorts him to a private office where he can lay out the paperwork and review it with Captain Lee and Agent Dunham when they arrive. Before Lee can get set-up, Dunham saunters in with a change of plans. Lee's face lights-up as he greets his new colleague. Dunham is glad to see him too, and in her typical boisterous fashion, points-out that a nice cup of coffee would have been a better thing to deliver than a couple of boxes of paperwork. Still, they need to leave now. Something is up and the two of them can talk
Urban Reclamation Project: Getting The Amber Out
about the files on the way.
  On the drive uptown, Dunham and Lee bring each other up-to-speed on the latest happenings. She wonders why Olivia was the target of David Jones and his clandestine Cortexiphan injections. What purpose did that serve? Lee can only speculate. According to Peter, the Cortexiphan was probably a plot by Jones to activate some latent ability Olivia has, though Peter didn't say what that might be. Lee doesn't know if the Cortexiphan worked as planned on Olivia, but there were some side effects involved. Lee doesn't share what he knows about Olivia's second set of memories with Agent Dunham. Side effects? Is that why Olivia isn't here today? The open-ended question is forgotten when Lee spots an Ambered area in a side alley. Dunham explains that the Department Of Containment is reopening the neighborhood, then calls-up the on-board database to explain it for Lee. Parkside, or Zone 13, closed in November of 2004 because of the toxic air. The database also has a recent press video file of Secretary Bishop touting the restoration efforts that are underway. In his statement, senior politician Bishop sees this as a turning point in history - the cities are healing and the world is being restored. But, even in celebration of the recent good fortune, it is important to never forget those that have been lost. Lee assumes that is because of the bridge between universes on Liberty Island. Dunham thinks it is - the spatial rifts associated with the Amber containment sights are being stabilized because of it. Dunham steers the conversation away from work and wants to ask
Okay My 'Brother From Another Mother', No More Sharing Family Secrets With Big Red
Lee something personal - it could settle a bet. What is his middle name? Tyrone. Just like his great-grandfather. Why? No explanation, but Dunham gets the ammo she was looking for.
  Dunham arrives at the new meeting place, parks and walks over to join her partner, Captain Lincoln Lee. FBI Agent Lee hops out of the car and joins her. Captain Lee is busy coordinating the investigation and doesn't notice her arrival on Level Six of the parking structure in Belmont. Dunham does gets his full attention when she blurts out his middle name on the walk over to inspect a corpse from the previous evening. Captain Lee whips around to confront Dunham on their long-running bet about his middle name... then realizes how his secret got out - Agent Lee spilled the beans. What's the big deal? Tyrone is a strong middle name. The big deal is that he has been able to keep it from Dunham for the six years they have worked together. Oops. My bad. Lincoln briefs his partner and her FBI guest on the details of the case. Paige Randall was attacked on the way to her vehicle, but was spared when someone intervened and killed her unidentified assailant. Dunham wonders if it might be the same vigilante that has the police investigating a dozen similar cases reported over the last few months... where the criminals that are targeting good citizens become the target themselves. Agent Lee jokingly wonders if fictional hero Batman has moved to the area and started taking out the bad guys. The comment draws nothing but blank expressions. What has a flying rat got to do with lethal vigilantism? Once it becomes apparent that Agent Lee was referring to a fictional superhero, his host agents school him - in this universe, Mantis is the fictional vigilante superhero of record. Captain Lee unzips the bodybag so everyone can see the pulverized skull of the would-be mugger. No fictional superhero did this. The unique thing about this incident is this is the first time a victim of the
That's Odd - The Sensor Is Saying We Are Tracking Rancid Milk, Used Diaper... And Refried Beans?
vigilante has been found, the first in a dozen cases. Now the big question is - what has changed and why?

  Back in Zone 13, a man that looks exactly like a healthy version of the mugger in the body bag loads his van with personal gear and prepares to leave the Parkside neighborhood. He stops to take a look at a picture of a young boy he keeps in his wallet, then gets defensive when he hears two men approaching. The Department of Containment is combing the formerly restricted area for any signs of residual toxin and the two technicians, wearing full bio-hazard suits and breathing apparatus, are not receiving any out-of-limit readings on the molecular cohesion sensor. With acceptable readings, the men remove their headgear and prepare to call in their findings. Before they can report to Dispatch, a fresh sensor reading indicates that a high level of organic tissue seems to be emanating from a nearby church. When the sensor team moves toward the church, the man loading his van quickly jumps into the back of it to avoid detection. In the process, he drops his wallet with the photo - something he does not care to leave behind. He takes a second to think about it, then rapidly recovers the wallet without alerting the technicians. The two DoC specialists follow the sensor readings into the dark basement of the church and suspect that someone has been there recently, even though Zone 13 has been uninhabitable for the past eight years. Downstairs, a quick sweep with the flashlight reveals the source of the 'organic' particulates that the sensor detected - at least a dozen corpses in various stages of decay and post-mortem liquefaction.

ACT II

  After arriving outside of the
Seriously? He Slipped You A Fillmore When He Shook Your Hand? No. You Don’t Have To Give It Back. But... You Can Buy Me Dinner
church in Parkside, Dunham is apologetic to Agent Lee for the circumstances. It looks like this new investigation is going to keep Fringe Division engaged for awhile. Their planned debriefing is going to have to wait. Lee understands that this takes priority. Dunham summons a nearby agent with fresh tasking - get Agent Lee back to Liberty Island and arrange for an escort back through the trans-universal portal. Lee wasn't expecting the excusal and would rather stay and help-out, if that is alright. Dunham checks with her partner and gets a head nod, okay... Lee can stay. The agent tasked to run Lee back to the portal, takes the opportunity to thank the FBI Agent and shake his hand before getting back to work. Agent Lee is a little befuddled, but accepts the praise and the handshake graciously. Lee privately asks Dunham if maybe the agent had confused him with Captain Lee. No. Dunham explains that in this universe, his efforts aren't as secretive as they are for him back home. Over here, Agent Lee is a bit of a hero because the devastating damage has ended, and that is in no small part due to his science team. Okay then - compliment accepted.
  Clear of the church in Parkside, the duplicate mugger finds temporary sanctuary in a Christian shelter for the income-impaired. The G Street Soup Kitchen is open for a midday meal
But I Asked For Roast Beef - Raw As Possible. Room Temperature Water. Eleven Jalapeños
and kitchen volunteer Helen greets the new guest. He introduces himself as Canaan... and he doesn't have a place to stay anymore. Quiet and somewhat timid, Canaan is eager to assist. Helen directs Canaan to a warm meal while she checks with Father Luis on the local beddown situation for Canaan. The warm meal receives immediate attention and can't be eaten fast enough. A fellow diner near Canaan inspects the new guest and politely identifies the sloughing skin on the back of Canaan's exposed neck. Helen calls to Canaan as he dashes from the facility - upset that his disfigurement was detected.
  In the basement of the Parkside church, Fringe Division gets busy running forensics on the corridor full of corpses, and guest helper, FBI Agent Lincoln Lee, offers his initial head count as nineteen. Too bad the body count is only eighteen. A few months ago, before being recruited to the Fringe Task Force, Lee guesses something like this may have overwhelmed him - now, not so much. Captain Lee admits it took him some time to adapt to the gruesome things
Spring Break 2012 - Ghouls Gone Wild
they see, as well. But not his partner Dunham. He has never seen her phased by anything they have faced in their years together. Never a tear, never vomited - she's the tough one. Dunham has been looking around, trying to piece together an answer to the big question. She figures that the reason the vigilante murderer left the victim behind in the parking lot was because it couldn't bring it back to the basement, knowing that the zone was about to reopen and the hideout would be compromised. Agent Lee examines a corpse and finds a locket on a necklace. He slowly lifts it with his ballpoint pen to examine it closer and the necklace slides right through the gelatinous neck tissue and bone like a hot knife in butter. He quickly joins Dunham to let her inspect the locket and conveniently neglects to mention the little decapitation incident he just caused... obviously no harm done there. Dunham doesn't hesitate handling the slimy piece of jewelry and pops it open. Good. An image they can run through facial recognition software and use to I.D. the corpse that Lee just beheaded. Agent Lee has an additional idea - does Fringe Division have the technology to determine the time of death for corpses in this advanced necrotic state. Dunham thinks they may, as long as certain enzymes are still active, or lactic acid is still present. Why? Lee is thinking they can compare that information with anything the surveillance feeds from around Zone 13 may reveal.
  In the Situation Room in Fringe Division's Manhatan Headquarters, Agent Farnsworth's talents are enlisted in the search for any footage that might pinpoint one of the victims from the Zone 13 corpse dumping grounds. Farnsworth knows that the probability of spotting the victim after they have disappeared under these circumstances is extremely unlikely.
Never Tell Me The Odds, Captain
. Agent Lee begs her indulgence in the matter and asks the same consideration from Captain Lee, now that they have the time-of-death from the corpse with the locket. He will let them know if what he suspects pans out from the research. Captain Lee is curious why the FBI Agent is hanging around and hasn't returned to Liberty Island. Is there a problem back in his universe? Nope - they're handling things fine without him. The Captain's self-image forces him share a small detail... his universe wouldn't survive without him on the job. Agent Lee has noticed that about him - unwavering confidence that approaches self-aggrandizing narcissism. Not that Agent Lee couldn't use a bit of that, now and again. The two take a minute to compare personal historys and see where their paths in life diverged. Grew-up in Teaneck. Check. Moved to Philly after Mom died. Check. Dad owned a hardware store. Check. Hamilton High School. Check. Tenth grade science teacher. Check. Grade Point Average. Check. Skipped the Prom. Check. Wow. Is it normal that they share so much of the same history? Farnsworth interrupts with a finding. The photo in the locket has been matched with images from surveillance footage, but something doesn't jive. Apart from the odd reddish growths on the woman's face, the timecode on the footage is more than two days after the time-of-death established by forensics. That is impossible. How is this woman walking around after she died? Agent Lee's suspicion is confirmed... time to brief the boss.
  In his
The 'Prong' Side Of The Law
office, Fringe Division boss, Colonel Philip Broyles, has Dunham and the two Lee's toe-the-line while he stands and takes their briefing. He understands the timecode concerns that raised the questions, but Broyles is not convinced that an error wasn't somehow made in the lab. None of this correlates at all with what both sides know about shapeshifters. Agent Lee makes his case to the Colonel - he has gained expert knowledge since he lost his partner to a shapeshifter and knows every detail in every file on the topic. Broyles knows those files too, and one victim, among many, with a three prong indentation on her palate is not conclusive evidence. Nothing at the church matches previous shapeshifter actvivity. Most importantly, how does a shapeshifter running around targeting criminals mesh with David Robert Jones agenda? It doesn't. Broyles has heard enough. Agent Lee needs to return home - it really looks like he is twisting the facts with his logic, in order to satisfy his desire to avenge the loss of his partner. Dunham starts to say a few words in Lee's defense, but her Division Chief won't hear it. Lee - thanks for the help, now go. Broyles steps out and leaves simple instructions for his agents... alert me when you have something more concrete.
  In a
Hey! A Little Help There Aqua Lung
busy city park, children run and play while Canaan sits in the bleachers and watches a group of boys chip a soccer ball around to one another. The ball slips from the group and arrives at Canaan's feet. He picks it up and hands it to the boy that the ball slipped past... the same boy whose picture he carries in
Location. Location. Location
his wallet and values so much.

  In a nearby Pelham District flop house for druggies, Mikey gives fellow addict Antonio Dawes a load of grief for going through the product so fast. Dawes stabs home another hit and swells with relief as the poison hits his blood stream. Mikey needs a bathroom break and leaves the chilly, dilapidated room to find relief somewhere else in the small, condemned home. Canaan is in vigilante mode again and slips into the room and hovers over Dawes before grabbing him and pinning him to the ground. Dawes has only a few brain cells left, but enough to know he is in serious peril when Canaan regurgitates a pronged umbilical and directs it towards his mouth. Mikey watches silently through a partially opened door as Canaan withdraws the genetic make-up he needs to adopt the appearance of Antonio Dawes.

ACT III

ACT IV

ACT V

Quotes

"Home. A place to belong. Danzig knew I was never much for putting down roots. I never really stayed in the same place too long. He used to joke that if I kept living like that, that one day I would just float off into space. So he gave me this as a reminder that I always had a home. With him, with his family. This, he said, was my tether." - Agent Lee

"I needed to be more than I am. Something unique. Doctor Jones understood that. He promised to make me like no one else. I was to be the first of a new breed of human beings. But I was a disappointment." - Canaan

Trivia

General
  • The Observer watches Captain Lee escort Canaan to the secure transport vehicle seconds before the sniper attacks them.
  • Canaan. In ancient times along the eastern Mediterranean, the name became proverbial and associated with the verb kana - meaning to be humbled or subdued - having one's spirit brought into subjection, particularly after a loss to a military conquerer. Canaan was the youngest grandson of Noah and survived the flooding on the Ark.
Continuity Error
  • Capture. Nina Sharp waits for Maddox to return to the shapeshifter lab in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Canaan replaces Maddox and allows Fringe Division Tactical access to the facility to capture Sharp. Nina runs out of the compound and finds two helicopters waiting for her in a hover over the Hudson River, just across from the twin World Trade Center Towers. Fort Lee, New Jersey is 15 miles further up the Hudson, not across from Lower Manhatan.

Previously

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    Markham's Book Store is located on Canaan Avenue (Nothing As It Seems), foreshadowing Canaan the vigilante shapeshifter.

Music

  • Green Onions by Booker T. & The MG's

Glyphs


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  • What is causing the decay in Canaan's skin after only a few days with a new genetic profile?
  • Is Canaan aware of Colonel Broyles role in the Jones conspiracy?
  • Are Colonel Broyles and Nina Sharp conspiring independently of David Jones?
  • Is Canaan a failed prototype shapeshifter offering atonement?
    • If not, is Canaan an advanced version shapeshifter deliberately infiltrating Bishop's lab for solutions?
  • Was Captain Lincoln Lee intentionally targeted for assassination, vice Canaan?
  • Is the 'death of Captain Lee' merely a ruse to flush out the mole in Fringe Division?
    • If so, is Secretary Bishop orchestrating the faked death of Captain Lee?
    • If so, are Captain Lee, and 'Friends', taking it upon themselves to fake his death and find the double-agent?
    • If so, are FD Agent Dunham and FBI Agent Lee aware that Captain Lee is not dead?

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Transcripts

Season 5 : Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11In AbsentiaThe RecordistThe Bullet That Saved The WorldAn Origin StoryThrough The Looking Glass And What Walter Found ThereFive-Twenty-TenThe Human KindBlack BlotterAnomaly XB-6783746The Boy Must LiveLibertyAn Enemy Of FateSeason 4 : Neither Here Nor ThereOne Night In OctoberAlone In The WorldSubject 9NovationAnd Those We've Left BehindWallflowerBack To Where You've Never BeenEnemy Of My EnemyForced PerspectiveMaking AngelsWelcome To WestfieldA Better Human BeingThe End Of All ThingsA Short Story About LoveNothing As It SeemsEverything In Its Right PlaceThe ConsultantLetters Of TransitWorlds ApartBrave New World, Part 1Brave New World, Part 2Season 3 : OliviaThe BoxThe PlateauDo Shapeshifters Dream Of Electric Sheep?Amber 314226955 kHzThe AbductedEntradaMarionetteThe FireflyReciprocityConcentrate And Ask AgainImmortality6BSubject 13OsStowawayBloodlineLysergic Acid Diethylamide6:02 AM ESTThe Last Sam WeissThe Day We DiedSeason 2 : A New Day In The Old TownNight Of Desirable ObjectsFractureMomentum DeferredDream LogicEarthlingOf Human ActionAugustSnakeheadGrey MattersUnearthedJohari WindowWhat Lies BelowThe Bishop RevivalJacksonvillePeterOlivia. In The Lab. With The Revolver.White TulipThe Man From The Other SideBrown BettyNorthwest PassageOver There, Part 1Over There, Part 2Season 1 : PilotThe Same Old StoryThe Ghost NetworkThe ArrivalPower HungryThe CureIn Which We Meet Mr. JonesThe EquationThe DreamscapeSafeBoundThe No-BrainerThe TransformationAbilityInner ChildUnleashedBad DreamsMidnightThe Road Not TakenThere's More Than One Of Everything