Season 2 Episode 5

Dream Logic

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Oct 15, 2009 on FOX
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A man attacks his boss after a disturbing dream and the team travels to Seattle to investigate. Meanwhile, Broyles needs to meet with Nina Sharp.

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  • Dream Logic

    Who will die, who is living. Hardens in tears and wears heavy coat of mourning. These hours, days, years, lives, exists in every corner of our reality and are also present in the universe of "Fringe."

    Charlie (Kirk Acevedo) died. The eternal companion, partner, protector and friend of Olivia (Anna Torv). And it was this pain that was portrayed in the spaces during this "Dream Logic". Although we have provided little information along the way, the relationship between these two workers was of the few that always sounded sincere. There was chemistry there and complicity, admiration and love, he felt that in small gestures and actions. So goodbye deserve some airtime actually, a few tears. There were those endless funeral with flashbacks or scenes in slow motion, just a few dialogues from old memories and more a game of bowling you that offers the peace of mind at the end of the episode. This anagram, this response has to find itself able to provide a scene with interest and heart.

    The rest. Woe to the rest. The truth was this: one more case useless. I concluded that most cases of the first season, moving away from the central plot, could have some connectivity to the same because everyone ended up at Massive Dynamics. As soon as this appears to pass to the side of the research team is lost and this purpose is gained an empty. What are cases like the "boy mole" or this "Suresh addicted to dreams"? I still thought, want to look and see that no mystery that the doctor is not the real culprit. I thought wrong and my levels of enthusiasm back to zero. Even the frequent allusions to past experiences of Walter (John Noble) disappeared. A "dream" of Peter (Joshua Jackson) to keep us on the pulse and the story ends.

    The new agent is still not appear. Olivia seems to be cured of all ills that brought another dimension (including the refined hearing) and not realize it was because it had recovered memories or whether it was through their sessions of "therapy". I do not understand, how much content can be delayed and wasted 40 minutes. And as time passes, it is increasingly difficult to tolerate a filler like this.moreless
  • Not the greatest but good

    Well not the greatest of episodes but still good. Didn't really care for the case, I don't know if they were trying to make this into a mystery case or just trying to gather information on whats happening. You already knew who did since they arrive at the doctor office and I knew the assistant was helping too. This episode I saw the observer walking down the stairs while Olivia was talking on the phone at the doctors office. I been seeing him a lot lately behind the seens and sometimes on tv very creepy. Sometimes I wonder they don't notice him lol. At the end Walter dad was taking Peter from his bed when he was a boy, damn this mystery about him is getting to me I want know lol.moreless
  • Same pattern, an amazing episode, and then these episodes, which are interesting in their own, but always provide us with cliff hangers full of questions. Warning, spoilers contained below.

    Another filler type episode, this one better than some of late. There is one annoying thing that keeps being hinted at, which I think was obvious a long time ago. Peter died as a kid, and Walter somehow grabbed him from the other side so that he wouldn't have to live without his son. This is what I have gathered for some time now, and something that keeps getting hinted at. The women who could see people who were from the other side saw that Peter was not from this side, and the gravestone of Peter that Walter visited some time back. Now this episode, with the nightmares, most likely they were of being taken from the other side by his father. That's probably why Walter helped Peter with how to not remember his dreams. But now it seems, Walter is being faced with the reality of what he did, over and over, I just wonder when he will finally tell Peter the truth. It really seems to be eating at him from the inside. Anyways, I am not sure if all these hints are meant to let us know, or build up tension to when Walter finally tells Peter the truth, either way, there is probably something more to it all then what I believe happened. Nothing ever is quite as simple as we think in this show. I have to admit though, I do grow tired of the same pattern this show loves to provide us with. One awesome episode with a lot of juicy information, then filler type episodes with cliff hangers at the end which get mostly ignored in the next episodes until it builds up to another climax and we see an episode which tells us about some of the answers we want. There are still a lot of questions that are left over from season one which have not been addressed; I would really love some conclusion with some of those. Guess I will just have to wait and see what happens.moreless
  • What isn't a drug these days?!

    I would love to see the EEG's, CT Brain Scans and MRI's from the creators and writers of this series! I mean, HOW does anyone come up with these ideas, and then make them so...possible? I'm still struggling with how they all relate, but I'm sure it'll be in fine style when all is revealed!

    I just love "Walter" more and more each episode. I still think John Noble gives one of the best performances on TV today, and its a shame that good performance doesn't equal popularity contest, doesn't equal Emmy...but I digress... Walter to the rescue again though I'm not certain Good Clinical Practice guidelines were followed in And what's to happen when Peter remembers his dreams?

    Olivia has really scored with her unconventional therapist. I know a bowling alley is where I'd go if I were in need of a therapist! I wonder what his real connection to all of this is?

    Kudos the the viewers who are putting the puzzle that is this season together! I am still trying to complete the borders of the puzzle. On the other hand, I don't give up easily either...moreless
  • good episode overall, my predictions of the future...

    ok, its fairly obvious now that peter was dragged into our universe from the other one when he was a little boy. i havent read or googled about the show or forums, but from what i remember, Walter or Peter was talking about a near death experience with the Pepper eating guy and how Peter almost drowned. I think that Walter's Peter did drown, if not that then died some other way; Walter then used the machine, went to the other universe and took that Peter. Didnt he go visit Peter's grave once in the first season? anyway, this episode, Peter was reliving some of that kidnapping memory i think. not only this... I THINK the invasion of the mercury men from the other universe could be Walter's fault. since he's a genius with flexible morals in our universe, what about the Walter in the other universe? maybe the other Walter went beyond angry that his son was abducted by our universe walter that he decided to invade and destroy our universe... destroying an universe might be excessive for most parents, but keep in mind that this is a man of unmatched intelligence, and little morality on experimentation or the idea of right and wrong... with those traits and the loss of his son, he (the alternate walter) could definitely set out to destroy and take his vengeance on all the universe.

    my two cents... and again, i have not read any spoilers or plan to , this is just my guess based on tonight's ep.moreless
Ravi Kapoor

Ravi Kapoor

Dr. Laxmeesh Nayak

Guest Star

Travis Schuldt

Travis Schuldt

Agent Kashner

Guest Star

Emy Aneke

Emy Aneke


Guest Star

Kevin Corrigan

Kevin Corrigan

Sam Weiss

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • After the doctor receives the threatening note, Olivia says she is going to send a copy to the documents department so "They'll analyze the handwriting, the paper, and the ink." They couldn't analyze the paper and ink from a copy.

    • Trivia: The poster on the wall during Peter's dream is of the 11th mission of space shuttle Challenger in June 1984. In our universe, the Challenger was destroyed during the launch of its 10th mission in June 1986.

    • In much of the episode, sleep is said to be generated from the thalamus and the computer probe is said to be implanted there, upon which activation of the probe renders the subjects into a dreamlike state to perform violence. However, the thalamus is regarded as the relay center of the brain, sort of like a neural switchboard. Deeper REM sleep, in which dreams are largely present, is actually actively produced by several sets of nuclei in the pons, which is located below the thalamus closer to the brainstem.

    • Trivia: The Observer can be seen at the Nayak Sleep Clinic, walking down a flight of stairs in the background as Olivia stands at a balcony.

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

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Walter: Don't worry, Son. I promise to wear my shorts to bed so that if you bring any young ladies home, there won't be any embarrassing moments.

    • Walter: The ride back was invigorating. The turbulence over Ohio was like being in the belly of a seizing whale. I screamed like a little girl.
      Astrid: I'm sure that went over well with the rest of the passengers.

    • Kashner: (watching a skull cracking) Do this kind of thing often?
      Astrid: Brains? No. Although Walter gets particularly excited whenever we do.

    • Walter: I need help putting this on.
      Astrid: Walter, I do not think this is a very good idea.
      Walter: Don't be such a grinch. I've told you science should be fun.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Airdates:
      UK: November 1, 2009 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Latin America: November 24, 2009 on WB
      Channel Sweden: December 17, 2009 on Kanal 5
      Australia: January 20, 2010 on GO!
      Germany: April 12, 2010 on ProSieben
      Poland: October 7, 2010 on TVN
      Finland: October 20, 2010 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: December 24, 2010 on Nova Cinema
      Slovakia: April 9, 2012 on Markiza

    • Music: From the Beginning (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)

    • Kirk Acevedo is credited, but only appears in a picture during the episode; when Olivia is telling Peter about how she met Charlie.


    • Peter: There is also a copy of Max Planck's book on entropy in his backpack that should keep him busy for a couple of hours.
      Dr Max Planck, PhD (1858-1947) is widely held as the founder of Quantum Theory. He won the Nobel Prize in 1918. The book Peter is referring to is most likely Entropy and Temperature of Radiant Heat, which was a 470-page paper published by Planck over a series of months in a German physics journal. It was translated by physicist Morton Masius and compiled into a book and published in 1989 by The American Institute of Physics.