Season 1 Episode 3

The Ghost Network

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Sep 23, 2008 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: At the train station you can see a spiral shaped symbol on one of the signs. This is a clue toward the next episode "The Arrival."

    • Trivia: The Observer can be seen on the train as Agent Dunham is walking through it.

    • When Walter prepares to drill in Roy's head, he inserts the drill in the hole left from the center on the head gear. When he is interrupted, by a knock on the door, the drill is in the center hole.

  • Quotes

    • Olivia: (John) used me, Charlie. And he told me he loved me.
      Charlie: I wasn't going to tell you this, but he said he loved me too.

    • Peter: You brought your own sweetener?
      Walter: Don't be ridiculous. My medication.
      Peter: You're not on any medication, Walter.
      Walter: Of course I am. I've been making it myself in the lab.
      Peter: Oh, I wish you were joking.

    • Walter: There was something important… Oh! I've decided on the pancakes. Blueberry.
      Peter: That's great, Walter. Did somebody call me on the phone?
      Walter: Oh! That's what was important. Something about a bus.

    • Broyles: Forgive me, Dr. Bishop. I like to think I have an open mind. but I have a hard time accepting that that man is hearing another person's thoughts.
      Walter: Oh yes, so do I. Which is why I would like to prove it.
      Peter: And how would you do that?
      Walter: Am I required to keep him alive?
      Olivia: That would probably be best.

    • Walter: If my hypothesis is correct, he is picking up the thoughts of another human being, they will leave a distinct signature
      Peter: And you think we'll be able to identify whose thoughts they are?
      Walter: That's preposterous. But I may be able to intercept them.

    • Peter: What's happening?
      Walter: No idea. But I'm extremely interested to find out.

    • Peter: He was a sophomore volunteering for psych experiments. Did you ever even bother to explain to him what you were doing?
      Walter: Well, it wouldn't have been a very secret experiment if I had!

    • Astrid: Wait, you want to rewire his brain?
      Walter: Not without his permission. It would be a minor surgery.
      Peter: Minor brain surgery. Emphasis not on the minor.

    • Walter: Are you taking any medications, prescribed or illicit? You can be truthful, I won't judge. In fact, if the answer is "no," I may encourage some drug use.

    • Peter: When I was nine years old I think I wanted to be a brontosaurus.

    • Peter: You know, they say the psych profiles of cops and criminals are pretty much identical. Ever considered a life of crime?
      Olivia: No dental.

    • Walter: How was the old house? How was Rufus?
      Peter: Well, the house is just like we left it, but we put Rufus to sleep almost 20 years ago, Walter.
      Walter: Oh. That's terrible news.

    • Roy: What the hell was that?
      Walter: Oh, that was your body's normal muscle response. It's perfectly natural. You may also experience an involuntary bowel movement.
      Peter: Great.

    • Walter: Oh my god!
      Roy: What's wrong?
      Walter: I believe with proper demodulation, you could receive satellite television for free.
      Peter: Okay, fun time's over!

    • Olivia: How are you feeling?
      Roy: My head hurts a little, but, um, Dr. Bishop gave me something for the pain.
      Walter: Vicodin. That's it, I promise.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Sweden: October 16, 2008 on Kanal 5
      United Kingdom: October 19, 2008 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Norway: January 15, 2009 on Tvn
      Finland: January 19, 2009 on MTV3
      Thailand: February 21, 2009 on True Series
      Hungary: March 27, 2009 on RTL-Klub
      Germany: March 30, 2009 on Pro7
      Belgium: June 4, 2009 on RTBF2
      France: June 17, 2009 on TF1
      New Zealand: July 15, 2009 on TV2
      Poland: September 24, 2009 on TVN
      Slovakia: October 18, 2009 on Markiza
      Czech Republic: February 12, 2010 on Nova Cinema

    • Music: Smoke From a Distant Fire (Sanford and Townsend), Someone to Watch Over Me (George Gershwin)

  • Allusions