Season 3 Episode 19

Lysergic Acid Diethylamide

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Apr 15, 2011 on FOX
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The presence of William Bell's consciousness in Olivia's body threatens to displace her mind permanently, unless Walter and Peter take extreme measures.

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  • Ur Bald.... i think he`s an observer!!

    Haha..... peter broyles vs lsd.... awesome!!
  • Lysergic Acid Diethylamide

    Apart from a thousand references that we can state - "Matrix", "Inception," "The Walking Dead," "A Scanner Darkly" - we must above all be confirmed, "Lysergic Acid Diethylamide" is the "Brown Betty" this season.

    That episode is crazy that off the table. That shoe in the middle of apple, banana and strawberry. It is true that "Fringe" goes increasingly bolder, more inventive and creative, offering an increasingly common new ways of telling a story. But yes, this number 19 is the difference. A breathtaking journey into the mind of Olivia (Anna Torv). And why do we need such a risk?

    Because Bell (Leonard Nimoy) took over the situation, the body of its host. And the beautiful protagonist lost in the confines of your own mind. Thus the only way to save is to get into your subconscious. Mission carried out by Peter (Joshua Jackson) and Walter (John Noble), which connect the old and through science there enters a crazy universe:

    The first part was that cross references, from the unlikely to escape an angry mob to the inconsistencies of a reality without rules. With pace, with vigor, and creativity.

    The second part was shot in the foot. Not only because it happened to a first very successful and stimulating, but also because they knew the fireworks tax, the measure to fill holes, without much justification or cause. Why adopt the cartoon? Why go to the coal if the image was flowing so hard, the possibilities in a lawless land were infinite, or it would take to create worlds and funds jeitosas antics. But the choice were the dolls, which took the rest of the narrative, to save the little Olivia, who gained courage and became great. I learned a little, against the very premise that offered.

    Moreover, a left Broyles (Lance Reddick) mode comic relief and a final twist completely sinister: "I have not seen hin before but I think he's the man who's gonna kill me." And it gives one more cog in the quiet toast. How? Who?

    The Best: The premise.

    The worst: The cartoon, which is not encouraged.moreless
  • Not the best episode of the season but best lines....




    one major glitch i noticed was in the "Jacksonville" episode Olivia said "i have a freakishly good memory; i remember everything. not this; there's just nothing that's familiar" and in this episode Peter says "I KNOW Olivia... she said she falls asleep at night wondering what her life would be like before she met you (to Bell) and Walter at the cortex. trials"

    Also... watching Nina get thrown down the elevator shaft was quite amusing.

    The best part was at the end when we see Anna with her hair down and not pulled back for once.... purrrrrmoreless

    To see Peter and Broyles on LSD is priceless I will never forget this episode. This episode had everything and a great goodbye to Leonard Nimoy (Dr. Bell) "Live Long and Prosper" ~Vulcan Salute~. I loved the unique animation and how they were in Olivia's mind to get her out, or wake up. The creativity was through the roof, the only thing I didn't like was the zombie thing I think that was going a little over the top. I just couldn't stop laughing it was crazy I haven't had this much fun with Fringe in awhile. I notice some gave it poor ratings I guess its you hate or you don't, I loved it keep up the good work Fringe.moreless
  • This was the worst episode ever.

    With each episode this show becomes more and more dull! The stories are ridiculous and even for "Fringe" completely out of place. At first there was (B)Olivia getting pregnant. I though - ok, happens. Maybe it will cast some new light on the show. But when she delivered the child in two months with some acceleration techniques it was too much for me. Nevertheless I said to myself - OK, "red" episodes weren't my favourite since the very beginning and maybe the "blue" ones will restore the balance. Not a chance! We have Bell's conciensce trapped in Olivia's mind and to get it out the party is getting stoned. OK, "Fringe" was always very "out of bounds" and a cartoon might be a good TV show achievement but not good for the story itself. It was just too much...

    For the last four episodes, "Fringe" has been disappointing me. I miss old episodes when there was suspense, thrill and comedy. The third season of the show is a complete failure.moreless
Marina Allen

Marina Allen

Nurse #1

Guest Star

Chris Bradford

Chris Bradford

Olivia's Stepfather

Guest Star

Ada Breker

Ada Breker

Young Olivia

Guest Star

Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy

William Bell

Recurring Role

Ryan McDonald

Ryan McDonald


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Peter: You sure this is safe, Walter?
      Walter: Perfectly. If everything goes according to plan, I will latch onto the dominant consciousness, which is Belly's, and coax it into its new residence.
      Peter: I meant safe for Olivia.
      Walter: Oh, of course.
      Peter: No offense.
      Bell: Oh. None taken.
      Walter: Olivia's mind is still peacefully at rest. She won't be aware of any of this. Although we should all take a few steps back.
      Peter: Excuse me?

    • Walter: Astro, are we ready?
      Astrid: Just about, Wally.

    • Nurse #1: (about Bell/Olivia) Gentlemen, you need to step outside unless you're family.
      Peter: She's my girlfriend.
      Walter: He's my partner.

    • Broyles: What?
      Peter: (tripping on LSD) You're bald. I think he's an Observer.

    • Walter: No! No! No! Of all the places to grab a man, you choose the crotch of my pants!
      Peter: Hey, I broke your fall, didn't I?
      Walter: You spared me no embarrassment in the process.
      Peter: Hey, I thought you said none of this was real.
      Walter: I said that everything is a product of Olivia's subconscious. My feelings are most definitely real.

    • Broyles: I never understood why Walter was so drawn to licorice. But look at it. The swirl... it's Bernini's Spiral Altar at St. Peter's. It... doesn't end.
      Astrid: Did you clean that up?
      Broyles: Yeah. I thought I'd help you clear the table.
      Astrid: You touched he tray with the sugar cube.
      Broyles: Sure. Why?
      Astrid: Have you ever taken LSD?

    • Walter: Belly, why are you a cartoon?
      Bell: I'd ask yourselves the same question.

    • Bell: Walter, when we were young and foolish, with too much power and too many dreams that no one could stand in the way of... we needed each other.
      Walter: I don't understand.
      Bell: We needed each other then, to check and balance.
      Walter: And now?
      Bell: Now you possess the wisdom of humility. We didn't back then. The decisions you make will be the right ones. The direction you choose to take will be just.

    • Olivia: Thank you for coming to get me.
      Peter: It's not as dangerous as crossing into another universe, but I try. You're welcome.

  • NOTES (4)