Season 2 Episode 11


Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 11, 2010 on FOX
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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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  • 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?
  • fox living the dream

    hope someone got fired
  • come on!

    was the worst until now. come on, charlie ALIVE?! the story is aside of the mainstream of the series... and put in the middle of a season (and the second!!) and Charlie is ALIVE god dammit!!! delete this episode and nothing is gone change. period.
  • Unearthed

    After an episode dedicated to mythology, after a pause to unwrap gifts and open the champagne, behold, "Fringe" returns. And if the euphoria could still reign in the body of the watch, with this "Unearthed" the feast turned funeral.

    I think the boss and myself did not realize the gravity of the situation. Clearly can not feel the fever and cough, a severe flu that has gripped this universe. They sit comfortably in a certain hype and the cult that was created and allowed to walk without haste. And this will be the death of "Fringe" and waste of a fantastic story.

    If things ever went wrong with inconsistency of the argument - key episodes followed by painful fillers - what happened this number 11 was indescribable. Ah anyway because this is not the 11 is 21. Confused? And I also. Decided by the visa to enter the middle of the season one episode never transmitted the first (only available on DVD). Instead of cooking heat so food three days in hopes that fans swallow and not notice. And it could even go through any other day was not the fact that this episode Charlie (Kirk Acevedo) is still alive!! Yes, he died but then it got better and help in the investigation as before. At a time such that the series needs to fetch a dead life is not at all a good idea.

    Trying to forget it - impossible - the story was a huge shot to the side, as most of the stories we have seen isolated. A young girl is possessed by a soldier who has died and who seeks vengeance that killed him. More linear than it was complicated, starting and ending in the possession exorcism. Points that could be of some interest as the clash of Walter (John Noble) with the Father, science versus religion, were underutilized.

    Nothing much to say. It is exasperating to see a show that I value so much walking adrift.

    The Best: The opening scene.

    The worst: The literal step back.moreless
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.