Grey Matters

Season 2, Ep 10, Aired 12/10/09
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  • Episode Description
  • The Fringe team investigates a mental institution after a patient has brain surgery and begins to show an improvement despite having his brain exposed. Agent Dunham makes a discovery of her own after seeing footage from the surveillance tapes.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Roger R. Cross


  • Joshua Jackson

    Peter Bishop

  • J.J. Abrams

  • Lance Reddick

    Phillip Broyles

  • Jeff Perry

    Joseph Slater

  • Fan Reviews (11)
  • Grey Matters

    By arkanitoo, Jul 16, 2012

  • Well done

    By dreamgoat, Jan 27, 2012

  • Newton finally reveals himself as he tries to restore the damage done by William Bell.

    By ionee24, Dec 17, 2009

  • Let's keep evolving! A real good one!

    By MarcusAntoniu, Jul 07, 2011

  • Pieces fall into place

    By entil2001, Dec 14, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Security Guard: Are you Dr. Bishop? Walter: Yes. And I'm perfectly sane.

    • Peter: Are you really trying to tell us that he is one of the heads they stole? Fine. Let's say for a second you're right. Frozen heads don't just get up and walk into places. I mean, the dead don't rise out of their graves and perform midnight brain surgery.

    • Peter: Apparently Mr. Gordon thought he was the actor Sydney Greenstreet, and went around quoting Casablanca. That's funny. Olivia: What? Peter: He looks a lot more like Peter Lorre. That's a joke.

    • Peter: Maybe some Valium would help. Walter: You know, I don't do Valium nearly enough. That's a good idea. I'll have 50 milligrams, please. Dr. West: Well, that... that's quite a high dosage. Walter: I have quite a high tolerance.

    • Olivia: So then how does Newton read them? Peter: In theory, he shouldn't be able to. But in theory, he should still be a frozen head. So in the department of how to make impossible things possible, what would he need to do?

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    Notes (7)

    • Blair Brown is credited but doesn't appear.

    • Leonard Nimoy is credited as Special Appearance by.

    • Music: Trinkle, Tinkle (Thelonious Sphere Monk & John Coltrane)

    • Injoke: "Simon Paris" refers to Leonard Nimoy's middle name, and Paris, Leonard Nimoy's character on Mission: Impossible.

    • Injoke: The license plate on Olivia's SUV at the sanitarium reads "1C3PO1": an Easter egg reference to C-3PO, the protocol droid from the Star Wars movies, played by Anthony Daniels.

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    Trivia (3)

    • Broyles told Olivia that the Boston Police Department is sending an entry & apprehension team to where Walter's tracking chip was leading them. However, when they arrive, the tactical team is wearing FBI logos on their clothing, not BPD or POLICE.

    • Trivia: The glyph code for this episode is PORTAL.

    • Trivia: The Observer can be seen behind the white car as Peter and Olivia, along with an FBI team, go down to the men's bathroom after exiting their vehicles, while looking for Walter with the aid of the tracking device.

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