Season 2 Episode 11


Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 11, 2010 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

A teenage girl awakens after an incident leaves her brain-dead... but she now starts reciting submarine launch codes in Russian.

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  • what happened ??

    Why does Charlie Francis appears again ??
  • Kremelberg!

    I thought Alice Kremelberg was an outstanding actress. She was overloked in the "Charlie from the grave" furor, but she carried a difficult part very well.
  • Someone at the network majorly screwed up!

    This was a pretty average filler episode with nothing too horrible or excellent about it. If it had aired anywhere in the middle of season 1, it would have gone down as a pretty good episode with a ranking of 7.5-8 or so, IMO, since even your average episode of Fringe is pretty darned good. The reason that people (including myself) were so unhappy with it, however, is that it was clearly recorded as filler during season 1, and then randomly slipped into the middle of season 2, causing an extremely noticeable "resurrection" continuity error that others have already commented on. Netflix has somewhat fixed the error by appending it to the end of Season 1 as the 21st episode, but even there, it's terribly out of place (as Olivia had already met with Bell). This episode belongs somewhere in the middle of Season 1, but, in fact, contributes nothing to the main story arc, and is completely skippable. As I mentioned, however, it wouldn't be a terrible episode in continuity. If you chose to watch it, I recommend you do so after the 9th episode of the 1st season. That way, it will make sense in continuity, and not horribly break up the flow of any major story arcs.moreless
  • Unearthed is not listed on the DVD.

    This title is not listed on The Complete 2 Second Season DVD. Disc 3 lists Snakehead, Grey Matters, Johari Window, and What Lies Below. No other disc has this title either. Please verify.


    Now that I have read other reviews. This is making more sense. Wow, WTF.
  • Charlie Frances resurrection

    Why does Charlie Frances show up as Olivia's partner, as if nothing had happened to him, when he was killed in season 2 episode 1 by a shape shifter who was later killed by Olivia a few episodes later?
Lance Reddick

Lance Reddick

Phillip Broyles

Joshua Jackson

Joshua Jackson

Peter Bishop

Kirk Acevedo

Kirk Acevedo

Charlie Francis

Jasika Nicole

Jasika Nicole

Astrid Farnsworth

John Noble

John Noble

Dr. Walter Bishop

Anna Torv

Anna Torv

Olivia Dunham

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • When Maureen translates Walter's Latin, she says "Unless you believe, you will not understand," she is actually quoting St. Augustine, who misquoted the Latin "If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established." (KJV)

    • Lisa Donovan is a high school junior, but in her FBI file, her date of birth is marked as 11/19/1982. That would make her 27 going on 28 if the episode took place in early January 2010 when it first aired (out of sequence airdates notwithstanding).

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

    • Trivia: The Observer can be seen behind Olivia, walking right to left, as Olivia and Lisa's mom have a conversation about faith after Lisa and her mom exit the church.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Peter: What do I think happened to Lisa? I don't think she's alive because God changed his mind.
      Olivia: I'm just waiting to see if lightning strikes you.

    • Peter: At least they got you some nice balloons.
      Lisa: I guess they couldn't find ones that said, "Welcome back from the dead."
      Peter: Yeah, well, I imagine those would be more of a special-order kind of thing, don't you think?

    • (as they watch an old film of Walter)
      Walter: Hello, I'm Dr. Walter Bishop. This is test subject number six.
      Peter: What happened to subjects one through five?
      Walter: I believe the university settled with them out of court. They probably never had to work again. Not that they could

    • Walter: Perhaps, if I could examine the girl, but you say her mother has refused that.
      Astrid: After watching Walter's Scariest Home Videos, who can blame her?

    • Walter: Please allow me a moment to entertain my fantasies. They often lead to a truth.

    • Peter: Well, you know me. You tell me that the U.S. government is covering something up, I'll tell you it must be Tuesday.

    • Lisa: Ever since what's happened, they think I'm, like, a freak or something.
      Peter: Well, I don't think you have to worry about us here. We're kind of partial to freaks in this lab.

    • Lisa: So is Agent Dunham, like, your girlfriend?
      Peter: No. No. She's like a friend who's a girl. And who carries a gun.

    • Walter: I would propose that Mr. Rusk stuck around to deal with unfinished business. And once he did, then, well Lisa was free to finally purge herself of him.
      Maureen: How can we be sure?
      Walter: Nisi credideritis, non intelligentis.
      Maureen: I don't understand.
      Walter: Latin translation of Isaiah 7:9.
      Maureen: "Unless you believe, you will not understand."
      Walter: Even as a scientist, sometimes I have to rely on faith.
      Maureen: God keep you and yours safe, Dr. Bishop.
      Walter: And you, ma'am.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Airdates:
      Latin America: February 9, 2010 on WB
      Sweden: February 11, 2010 on Kanal 5
      UK: March 2, 2010 on Sky1
      Czech Republic: April 9, 2010 on Nova Cinema
      Germany: August 2, 2010 on ProSieben
      Poland: November 18, 2010 on TVN
      Finland: December 1, 2010 on MTV3
      Slovakia: May 21, 2012 on Markiza

    • Blair Brown is credited but doesn't appear.

    • This episode was originally scheduled to air near the end of Season 1, but was held back until 2010. This led to several continuity glitches, including one main character, and the crew from the 1st season being listed.