There's More Than One Of Everything
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|There's More Than One Of Everything|
|Air Date:||12 May 2009|
|Written by:|| Jeff Pinkner (teleplay) |
J.H. Wyman (teleplay)
Akiva Goldsman (story)
Bryan Burk (story)
|Directed by:||Brad Anderson|
|Guest Cast:|| Jared Harris as David Robert Jones |
Leonard Nimoy as William Bell
Michael Cerveris as The Observer
Albert Jones as Witness #1
|Next:||A New Day In The Old Town|
|Previously:||The Road Not Taken|
|Transcript — Additional Images|
There's More Than One Of Everything is the twentieth episode of the first season of FRINGE, and the season finale. It first aired on May 12, 2009. Events move quickly when David Robert Jones confirms his primary objective. Walter has gone missing, only to come through with a key piece of equipment at the last minute. The history of young Peter changes all that we suspected about the Bishops. Olivia experiences a unique change of venue - in her search for the elusive William Bell.
In New York, a gunshot victim is urgently wheeled into the hospital emergency room. One of the medics points out to the ER doctor that the gunshot wound isn't the victim's only injury. The victim is Nina Sharp, and her bionic arm has been torn open.
At the Federal Building, Broyles and Olivia discuss Nina's condition. Charlie shows them video surveillance from the attack at Nina's apartment. Three men enter her building, and one kills the security man in the elevator lobby. A fourth man with a bandaged face enters the lobby and takes an elevator with two of his men. The remaining attacker mans the now-empty security station. Nina enters minutes later and takes the elevator to her floor. As she starts to exit, she falls backward into the elevator and onto the floor as a silenced pistol shot is heard, and then seen. The gunman enters the elevator and is followed by the man with the bandaged face -- carrying a briefcase full of odd surgical devices. After he says something inaudible to one of his cohorts, an FBI technician runs a voice recognition program and gets a match: David Robert Jones.
Olivia wonders why Jones is wearing bandages. As it stands, it appears as though Jones is working for William Bell, so she is determined to bring Bell in for questioning. Broyles receives a call informing him Nina Sharp is out of surgery.
At the Harvard lab, Peter and Astrid realize that Walter is missing. They have just started phoning others when Olivia arrives. Olivia also needs to speak with Walter about their recent confrontation, and the Cortexiphan Trials.
Walter walks through a cemetery. He comes to a gravestone and stops, deep in thought. Several yards away, The Observer stands and watches him.
In the hospital, Broyles waits at Nina's bedside for her to revive. She slowly studies her arm as she comes to and is pleased to see Broyles. He tells her about Jones involvement in her attack and wants to know what Jones did to her arm. Feeling better, Nina commands - Get me Agent Dunham.
David Robert Jones and his men arrive at a busy intersection in New York City and begin setting up some peculiar equipment in the middle of the road. Jones's face is partially covered in bandages, and the visible parts of his skin have ugly yellow lesions.
Olivia visits Nina, who is being worked on by a team of Massive Dynamic medical technicians. When they are finished, Nina reiterates to Olivia that William Bell is not the problem. She says Jones used to work for Bell, but he was let go a number of years ago. Jones considered Bell a mentor and felt snubbed. She believes that Jones is intent on finding and killing Bell. Nina tells Olivia that if she stops Jones, she will arrange a meeting between Olivia and Bell. But if Jones succeeds, all of the answers Olivia needs will die with Bell. Nina also shares that Jones stole a very advanced energy cell from her bionic arm.
Back at the intersection, Jones places the energy cell he stole from Nina into the mysterious device and powers it up. The device emits a high-pitched sound, and then a shimmering window appears in the middle of the intersection. In the window is the exact same street, but with small differences -- almost as though it's a glimpse of the same street at a different time. Jones waits for the window to stabilize as a big rig truck heads straight for them. As the truck passes through the window, the window closes around the truck, splitting it in half and setting it on fire. As pedestrians and cars swerve to avoid the fiery mess, Jones tells his men that they have the wrong coordinates... and to try again.
Somewhere on a beach near Grafton, Walter and the Observer stand looking at a beach house. The Observer gives Walter a coin, which Walter appears to recognize, questioning how the Observer got it. The Observer explains that this isn't the coin he's thinking of; it's from another place. There is more than one of everything, he says. The Observer asks if Walter knows what he needs to find, but Walter can't remember.
Broyles brings Nina to the lab to talk with Walter. When they discover Walter is missing, both Broyles and Nina begin mobilizing their resources to search for him.
At the intersection, Charlie and Olivia question witnesses who tell them about the window and how the truck came out of nowhere. One of the witnesses says the man operating the device was wearing bandages.
Nina receives a surveillance photo of Walter stepping off of a commuter train at Grafton Track 2. Peter says his family owns a beach house nearby that Walter was particularly fond of. Nina has corporate agents canvassing that area and offers to have them go to the beach house to pick-up Walter. Peter declines - he would rather travel to the house and bring Walter back myself.
Charlie and Olivia receive an update. The driver doesn't have any prints and the truck isn't registered anywhere. Moreover, the VIN number and serial numbers for parts don't exist - technically this truck was never made.
Peter arrives at the beach house, looks over some old momentos, then finds Walter upstairs, visibly upset and searching for something.
At the Federal Building, Olivia tells Nina and Broyles about the truck. Olivia reiterates her demand to meet with William Bell, saying she will turn the world over to find him, but Nina replies that Bell is not, in fact, in "this world."
On a playing field in Providence, Rhode Island, a group of young adults are playing soccer when Jones and his team arrive.
At the Federal Building, Olivia explains the concept of multiple realities to Charlie Francis and how it's possible that Bell is living in another universe. The window Jones opened at the intersection was a glimpse into this other universe. Nina suspects Jones is trying to cross over so he can find Bell. Just then, they get a phone call saying another event has occurred.
Back at the beach house, Walter ransacks a room, still searching. He is becoming increasingly agitated. To help calm Walter down, Peter begins to reminisce about their days at the beach house. He describes how Walter used to make pancakes for him, in the shape of whales. Walter listens, enjoying this moment of nostalgia -- and suddenly he remembers why he's at the beach house, and what he is looking for.
Olivia and Charlie arrive at the soccer field, now a crime scene, and begin to interview witnesses. Their descriptions match those of witnesses from the intersection: they saw a shimmering window that appeared to be an indentical park, yet slightly different. One of the young men playing soccer has been split in half, along with the ball. Olivia wonders why Jones chose these two places.
At the FBI, Olivia asks for all files related to science, biology, or unexplained phenomena. When asked for the time period, she responds 'all of them'. She creates a map of all Pattern events in the Northeast corridor. As she finishes plotting these events, she has a revelation. She tells Broyles she may have found a connection between the incidents and asks for Nina Sharp.
Walter finds an old metal cash box in a chest. On its top is a coin much like the one the Observer gave him. He pockets the coin and hands the box to Peter.
Olivia explains her theory to Nina and Broyles. Using a computer, she shows how numerous Pattern events seem to radiate outward from the New York street intersection, just as a number of other Pattern events radiate outward from the soccer field.
Peter picks the lock of the box and Walter removes a device from within. He explains that when he and William Bell used to do LSD, they believed they were glimpsing other realities and set out to recreate that sensation without the hallucinogen. He says that the other realities are slightly different versions of our world, populated by slightly different versions of themselves. Bell believed that children could do this naturally, but socialization removed that ability. However, his Cortexiphan experiments, in theory, would preserve and amplify the ability. Around the same time, Walter says he lost something he was very fond of, so he built a device to cross over to another rezality, so he could steal the duplicate of the thing he'd lost and take it back with him. But, Walter says, you can't just cross over anywhere; it has to be done in the right place.
At the Federal Building, Nina explains that there are "soft spots" in the world -- places where the fundamental laws of physics are deteriorating, partly as a result of human technological progress. If Jones successfully deploys the device in one of these soft spots, he could potentially cross over.
Walter tells Peter that if a door were opened between realities, things from "there" could potentially pass over "here." So Walter built a plug to patch one of these holes. This plug is what was in the box. Walter also knows where they need to go to use it.
Back at the FBI, Olivia is still piecing the Pattern sightings together. Not all of the events are accounted for by the radiating patterns from the New York street intersection and the Rhode Island soccer park. Broyles highlights the oldest Pattern events, incidents going back more than 15 years. Olivia studies the monitor and quickly sees that the older events all radiate outward from a third location -- Reiden Lake in upstate New York. Jones is already setting-up his equipment there.
Peter and Walter drive the station wagon to a spot in the woods near Reiden Lake. Walter urges Peter to get there quickly. When they arrive, Walter shows Peter a coin. He tells Peter that when he was young, he became sick, and he took to collecting coins as a way of coping. The one in his hand was Peter's favorite. But Peter says he doesn't remember any of this. Without warning, men in black pull Peter and Walter from the car -- but it turns out the men are FBI. Olivia tells the team to let them go. Off in the distance, they hear a noise and see a bright light filtering through the trees.Jones and his men have already set up their device, and they have successfully opened up the window. A shimmering window shows an alternate view of the lake, where it appears to be raining even though the sky above the window is clear. A gunfight ensues press a button to make the window close.
Olivia creeps up behind Jones as the gunfight continues. She orders him to stop, but he ignores her and finally stabilizes the window. She shoots him twice, with little effect. Jones tells Olivia that the after-effects of his teleportation may eventually kill him, but until they do, they have made him very special -- her bullets just pass right through him.
Jones nears the window and prepares to cross over. Olivia runs to stop him. Peter is close behind with the plug. As Jones steps through the window, Peter presses the button on the plug -- and the window snaps shut on Jones, slicing him in half.
Later, at the FBI, Olivia repacks the files she requested into a box. Broyles interrupts and tells her that they've received orders from the top to cease their investigation into William Bell.
At Walter's Lab, Peter and Astrid find a note from Walter saying that he is going out for a while, but not to worry, he will be back. Astrid asks Peter if she should call the police but he says not to - this is the first time Walter has ever written a note. Peter says to Astrid that "it looks like our little boy is growing up."
Walter walks back through the cemetery he was in earlier, and stops in front of the same gravestone as before. He withdraws the coin from his pocket, his eyes now wet with tears. He places the coin on the top of the grave, which reads: Peter Bishop 1978-1985.
In her apartment, Olivia sits on the bed next to a packed piece of luggage, briefly studies her gun and badge, then takes a cell phone call from Nina Sharp asking if she can meet her at the Mutsumi Hotel in Manhattan the next day. Olivia kept up her end of the bargain by stopping Jones, so Nina will now arrange a meeting with William Bell.
Olivia drives into New York. As she enters the city a car suddenly pulls out in front of her -- but she swerves and narrowly avoids a collision.completely clear of patrons. Irritated, Olivia calls Nina's office asking to speak with Ms. Sharp. Nina's office informs her that Nina is out of the country. Olivia leaves the dining room, boards an empty elevator, and presses DOWN. As it descends past the 15th floor, there is a blue flicker, and Olivia gets a quick glimpse of people all around her in the elevator. But the effect subsides, and Olivia is again alone. The elevator door opens to a stark white hallway. She is greeted by a woman who recognizes her and leads her to a cozy office.
Olivia takes in the office's details, notably a newspaper on the desk whose headline reads that President Obama's family will soon move into the new White House. A man enters the room. He tells her that he's been waiting a very long time for this. Olivia wants to know where she is and who he is. As the man steps out of the shadows to expose his weathered face, he says the answer to her first question is very complicated, but the answer to her second is... that he is William Bell. Olivia turns toward the window, admiring the top floor view of the New York skyline, but something is off -- this view should not be possible. Olivia stands there perplexed, as we pull back to see that she is inside one tower of the still-standing World Trade Center, near the 100th floor.
- The word "brain" is misspelled as "brane" in the sixth paragraph, however a brane is a concept from string theory which refers to alternate dimensions.
- The lab notes were not typed on William Bell's typewriter, but the Ethics chapter was.
- In the lab notes from The Arrival, Project 643, Exploration 3, Walter states "Kenneth, what's the frequency?" He repeats the question here - on a separate project.
- Stating a possible answer to his frequency question, Walter suggests that it is simply the "limit of an infinite sequence". In this case, the shivers-to-throbs ratio continues according to the Fibonacci Sequence, 34:21... 55:34... etc.... "Limit of an infinite sequence" is possibly referring to the mathematical limit of the ratios of the Fibonacci Sequence, the Golden Ratio (approximately 1.6180339887, see for more info. A Golden Spiral could be a spiral that follows the Golden Ratio, or what has been called a Fibonacci Spiral elsewhere.
- The drawing in a childish hand by Peter B. features two human figures labeled as "Dad!" and "Belly." Belly is holding a tube that is carrying a red fluid from an unidentified source to a container near an animal, possibly a cow, or in reverse. This tells us that when Bishop and Bell still shared the lab at Harvard, they kept a cow there as well.
- "Keeping time... bells, bells" is from "The Bells,", by Edgar Allen Poe.
- "No, 'tis not so deep...grave man." approximates the death speech of Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare; it may be read in Romeo and Juliet in Wikiquote (Act III, scene i).
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- The Observer escorts Walter to an old beach house to find an important device.
- The New York Post in Bell's office contained articles about: a speech by 'former President Kennedy', an article about Wall Street being 'closed for 21 days', an article about Len Bias (a top basketball draftee dead of a drug overdose) being the NBA MVP, and Obama moving into a new White House.
- In the alternate universe Bell is living in, the World Trade Center was not destroyed - but the White House was.
- There's an oxygen respirator on Bell's desk.
- Olivia's ride down in the elevator from the restaurant in the Mutsumi Hotel indicated that there was no 'labeled' thirteenth floor, a common superstitious practice in architecture.
- The "Doctor Bishop, good news, I got you some Berry Boom," by Farnsworth, may reference TV cartoon Futurama.
- There is a picture of Jerry Garcia from the Grateful Dead in Bell's office, a musical group well-known for its' association with LSD.
- FRINGE is the second show to use the twin towers World Trade Center exterior shot in 2009. The now cancelled US version of Life On Mars was the first.
- Walter's Lab has figured prominently in every episode this season, including this one. This is the first episode that Walter has failed to appear in his own laboratory.
- Continuity Errors
- Walter tells Peter he bought the beach house for its "proximity" to Reiden Lake. Reiden Lake is supposed to be in upstate New York, west of Albany. It would be over two hours by car from the beach house near East Douglas, MA to Albany, NY. On top of that Grafton, MA or East Douglas, MA aren't remotetly near the sea, yet Peter says, "I used to spend hours on the beach staring at the ocean."
- Recurring Themes
- At the beach house, Walter speaks about his LSD drug trips with William Bell when Peter brings up Cortexiphan.
- There's a blue flash when Olivia passes into the alternate universe.
- Cultural References
- Classic Movies. Charlie Francis saying "Like Dorothy going to Oz?," alludes to the classic movie/novel, "The Wizard of Oz".
- Episode References
- Astrid restocks (The Road Not Taken) the fictional Berry Boom cereal for Walter.
- Photographs of Joseph Meegar (Power Hungry), Gregory Wiles (The No-Brainer), victims from the Glatterflug Flight 627 (Pilot), Marshall Bowman (The Transformation), John Scott and David Robert Jones are on Olivia's board of Pattern files.
|From Olivia's vision of a parallel universe, outside of Isaac Winter's abandoned business (The Road Not Taken) - as she watches the burning skyline, grafitti on the nearby structure hails - "HE IS HERE." This foreshadowed the revelation that William Bell resided in the alternate universe during There's More Than One Of Everything|
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- When and why exactly did Walter bring back alter-Peter to our reality?
- Is Peter really alter-Peter, or a clone of alter-Peter?
- Did Walter bring back Peter? Or was it someone else?
- Was original Peter treated with Cortexiphan?
- If so, was that what killed him in 1985?
- In any case, what is the role of the Observer? If he cannot be "involved", how and why did he help Walter?
- Was Peter replaced because he is a capital piece in Bell's plan?
- Why didn't the alternate reality Walter take his Peter back?
- Did alternate reality Walter make a clone of his alternate reality son and give it to our Walter after Peter's death as a child?
- Is it possible that alter-Peter really did get a degree from MIT, and now that he is in this reality, the degree couldn't be verified and was considered falsified?
- In the dusty photo Peter finds at the old beach house, is the woman his mother?
- Where is Peter's mother, and what happened to her?
- Where is alter-Bell?
- Did alter-Jones kill him?
- Is Bell really Alter-Bell, taking command of company resources in alternate realities?
- Was this universes Bell killed in 9/11, leaving an opening for alter-Bell to assume his position?
- Was Bell from an alternate reality from the start?
- What is the extent of Olivia's abilities?
- Can Olivia travel to the alternate universe because of her Cortexiphan-related abilities, or because William Bell has succeeded in bridging the two universes?
- Did the near-crash that Olivia had on the way to see Bell happen to alter-Olivia as well?
- If so, did alter-Olivia actually get into a crash?
- Was alter-Olivia treated with Cortexiphan?
- Who are the other test subjects?
- Did Olivia also teleport to the Towers after traveling to the AR? If so, will she experience the same symptoms as Jones?
- When Olivia creates her incident map, do the color of the pins represent anything in particular?
- In her apartment, after learning that she couldn't investigate William Bell, before the phone call from Nina, was Olivia debating leaving Fringe Division?
- When Walter saw himself at St. Claire's, was that (physically) the Walter from a parallel universe?
- If so, was our Walter intimidated because he had taken that Walter's son to be his own?
- If so, Is alter-Walter responsible for the attacks from the other universe?
- If so, was our Walter intimidated because he had taken that Walter's son to be his own?
- Did Walter actually write the ZFT Book and just cannot recall?
- If not, why would Bell leave behind the original copy?
- If so, are those like Jones trying to follow in his footsteps?
- Do the origins of the Pattern stem from Walter crossing over to bring alter-Peter to our reality?
- How did Jones know when she would be arriving at her condominium?
- How does Bell communicate "electronically" with her from the other universe?".
- Will alternate universe Jones come to this universe?
- Is "the coming war" the war between ZFT and alternate universe ZFT?
- Is there an alternate universe Massive Dynamic?
- If so, are they aware of this universe?
- Are "Pattern" events occurring in the alternate universe as well?
- Did Jones genuinely intend to kill Bell?
- Was Nina manipulating Olivia and the crew?
- Why was Bell "hiding" a power cell in Nina's robotic arm?
- Did Nina get the power cell back after the Reiden Lake incident?
- Did Nina lose her arm in a "teleportation" accident?
- Who is the greater evil - ZFT or Massive Dynamic?
- Who are the other people briefly seen standing next to Olivia in the elevator?
- Which universe do the other people standing in the elevator occupy?
- Is the Mutsumi Hotel in Manhattan a soft spot between universes, like Reiden Lake?