Season 2 Episode 7

Of Human Action

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 12, 2009 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Walter explains that Peter's teddy bear emits a stream of audible white noise. White noise in audio terms is actually a particular signal with a fixed bandwidth which sounds to the ear like a high-pitched hiss. The teddy bear, however, emits a undefinable oscillating sound, predominantly in a lower frequency range.

    • When the convenience store clerk is forced to insert a key into the wall receptacle, he is hurled away by the resulting electrical jolt. In reality, a source voltage of 120 volts running through a person with an average build, an average height, with dry hands and wearing shoes would feel an uncomfortable tingle in his or her arm, but suffer no permanent damage unless he or she were to sustain the current for a few minutes or more.

    • Trivia: The Observer can be seen behind a silver car on the right as the police cars arrive at the parking garage.

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

  • Quotes

    • Peter: Genius, the second you took me, they knew you were behind it all.
      Tyler: Whatever. You had no idea I was the one in charge.
      Peter: Yeah, you managed to kidnap yourself. Congratulations. You're a criminal mastermind.

    • Walter: (found a toy) Here it is. It generates white noise which simulates the sound of being in utero. Just what we need to block the mind control.
      Peter: (sarcastically) A teddy bear versus mind-control spies. The bad guys don't stand a chance.

    • Walter: That was quick thinking. You always prove to be more resourceful than I give you credit for.
      Peter: Is that supposed to be some sort of compliment?

    • Walter: How many do you want?
      Peter: I'm not hungry. I don't need any crepes.
      Walter: Oh, don't be ridiculous. You were abducted. Of course you need crepes.

    • Peter: Walter, remember that conversation we had about personal space?
      Walter: I'm bored. No cadavers at this crime scene. Or food.

    • Astrid: Chicken. You serious?
      Walter: Just a hypothesis. What do you think, more like pork?
      Astrid: Truthfully, I don't really spend a lot of time thinking about what human brains would taste like.
      Walter: Then why did you ask?

    • Walter: This is exciting. You think the FBI will ever give me a gun?

    • Walter: All commands will come through the headphones. Once you're given the order to put on the headphones, do not remove them under any circumstances. If you do, you may die a gruesome and horrible death. Thank you for your attention and have a nice day.

  • Notes

    • Music: Subtle Duck (Charles Bissell), Angel Love (Samantha James)

    • International Airdates:
      UK: November 15, 2009 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Latin America: December 8, 2009 on WB
      Sweden: January 14, 2010 on Kanal 5
      Australia: February 3, 2010 on GO!
      Germany: April 26, 2010 on ProSieben
      Poland: October 21, 2010 on TVN
      Finland: November 3, 2010 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: January 7, 2011 on Nova Cinema
      Slovakia: April 23, 2012 on Markiza

  • Allusions