Season 1 Episode 16


Aired Friday 9:00 PM Apr 14, 2009 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: As Olivia stands outside Carl's house, a "Red Balloon Lager" label can be seen on a beer keg. This is a clue toward the next episode, "Bad Dreams."

    • The second time Walter is giving Charlie the ultrasound, you can clearly see him moving the sensor around quite a bit on Charlie's stomach, but on the screen everything is stationary, with the exception of the larva.

    • Trivia: The glyph code for the episode is "Peter."

    • Trivia: The Observer can be seen on Charlie's TV during the news broadcast, walking behind the reporter.

  • Quotes

    • Astrid: Okay, well, we know what it's made of. We know that it moves through the sewers. So, can't we, I don't know, like, bait it or something?
      Peter: Just so I'm clear--are you actually suggesting that we go down into the sewers and wait for this thing to eat us?
      Astrid: Well, no...
      Walter: Yes!

    • Olivia: Walter, have you got any idea what kind of animal would be in a lab that could do this?
      Walter: Well, judging by the wounds, I'd say two or three different ones, actually.
      Peter: Right, a motley crew of lab animals got together and decided to exact their revenge on mankind.

    • Walter: If my theory is correct and the bat traits are dominant in the creature, then yes, I believe we can successfully lure it. Whether we can survive the encounter is the more intriguing question.

    • Walter: Check in on Agent Francis. Let's look in on our little friends.
      Astrid: It didn't work.
      Walter: Ever the pessimist. (pauses) Look.
      Olivia: They're dying.
      Charlie: What happens now?
      Walter: Now you crap 'em out.

    • Walter: The spread of the digits, V-shaped. It's too wide for one of those creatures. Configuration closer to that of an eagle. Of course much, much larger.
      Peter: Hey, we're looking for Big Bird.
      Walter: Don't be ridiculous. Perhaps a pterodactyl.

    • Peter: It's an omelet.
      Walter: It's not an omelet!
      Peter: Oh, my...ugh! Walter, why is there an ear in the omelet?
      Walter: It was an experiment. It was a protein-rich incubator. It was growing.
      Peter: It was growing? That's perfect.
      Walter: No, it's not perfect. You just ruined it.

    • Broyles: Whatever did this doesn't appear to be indigenous to the area.
      Charlie: Well, wherever it is indigenous to, I don't want to live there.

    • Walter: How interesting.
      Peter: Some would say disgusting.

    • Walter: This is quite delicious.
      Peter: Where did you get that?
      Walter: In the car, uneaten.
      Peter: What is the matter with you?
      Walter: Oh, forgive my son. He's been in a mood all day.
      Peter: I just figured "don't eat the evidence" goes without saying.

    • Astrid: So this thing has the claws of a lion and the fangs of a snake?
      Walter: It reminds me of a woman I once knew in Cleveland.
      Peter: Walter, these punctures are over four inches apart. And that would make this snake eight-feet long.
      Walter: Her name was Harriet something.
      Olivia: How is everything?
      Peter: Well, apparently you're looking for a lion-snake named Harriet.

    • Peter: Are you okay? Did you take something?
      Walter: Psychedelics? No, not since Thursday, no.

    • Olivia: Walter, I need you to tell me what exactly you would need to create a genetic hybrid. Like, specific items, so I can see if Robert Swift bought any of it.
      Walter: I would need some sodium bicarbonate and a house in he country, a place to be alone in my thoughts. Some Mahler for the late nights. And time. A lot of time.
      Peter: I know. It's like he's on another planet.

    • Olivia: You mean that these are baby monsters?
      Walter: Yes. We must collect them. Peter, a petri dish. (the larvae grow larger) Make it a bucket.
      Astrid: I'm gonna be sick.
      Walter: Two buckets!

    • Walter: Could you carry these, son?
      Peter: Sure thing.
      Walter: Be careful. We must be very gentle with them.
      Peter: Right, 'cause we wouldn't want to hurt the monster babies.

    • Peter: Hey, Walter. Think we can wait down here to be mauled in silence, please?

    • Walter: I need to tinkle. Could either of you direct me to the facilities?
      Peter: The facilities? You're in the sewer, Walter. You're knee-deep in the facilities.

    • Peter: Are you okay?
      Walter: Yes. Although when I mentioned that the poison would kill me within the hour, did either of you happen to notice the time?

  • Notes

    • Music: No You Girls (Franz Ferdinand), Trashcan (Delta Spirit), Escape (The Pina Colada Song) (Rupert Holmes; sung by Joshua Jackson)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: April 26, 2009 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Norway: May 10, 2009 on TVN
      Finland: May 18, 2009 on MTV3
      Germany: July 13, 2009 on Pro 7
      Sweden: July 16, 2009 on Kanal 5
      Belgium: July 23, 2009 on RTBF2
      France: August 5, 2009 on TF1
      Poland: January 7, 2010 on TVN
      Slovakia: January 31, 2010 on Markiza
      Czech Republic: April 2, 2010 on Nova Cinema

    • Kiersten Warren, who plays Charlie's wife Sonia in this episode, is the real-life wife of Kirk Acevedo, who plays Charlie.

    • Blair Brown is credited but doesn't appear.

  • Allusions