Season 4 Episode 7


Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 18, 2011 on FOX
out of 10
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    Fringe: The Invisible Man

    "Wallflower" saw the Fringe team tracking a man who sucked the color out of his victims in a fall finale that wasn't actually a fall finale.

  • Episode Summary

    While Olivia copes with migraines, she and her team investigate an invisible force which kills its victims and causes the body to turn a ghostly white. As they trace the pattern of deaths, the Fringe team realizes that the force is linked to someone who died of an unknown genetic disorder.


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    • The Anti-Invisible Man

      The Anti-Invisible Man.

      A highly imaginative twist on HG Wells' "The Invisible Man" theme.

      Subverts Wells' theme. Instead of seeing invisibility as an asset, the Anti-Invisible Man sees it for what it is, a curse that prevents him from being seen by the woman he loves.
    • New Fringe Team

      Boring episode, first time ever I fell asleep lucky i have tivo rewind back see what I missed. I didn't miss a thing, other than Lincoln having feeling for Olivia and vice versa. I really tired of this Lincoln thing they tried him in the alt universe with Bolivia and in this world. Peter is suppose to be a main character and he had 3 scenes in this show all about 3-5mins, while Lincoln is everywhere like Peter was. I don't know where this is heading but Peter really thinks he's from a different world, and quite frankly the way this is going I hoping it is so we can get back to the real and old Fringe team. This Fringe team seem inexperienced in the supernatural, Walter is awkward and distant and very cruel I hope they throw him back to st. claries. The sooner they listen to Peter the sooner they understand a lot of the stuff is going on, I surprise no one ask him of his world or how it's similar. They drag out common sense and its frustrating.moreless
    • Sublime Ending!!!

      THe ending of this was unexpected and sublime.Kudos to the writers and actors. The ending where the man dies in the elevator after telling someone his name for the first time and having someone watch him was so apt. I really liked it.
    • Wallflower

      I just did not like this episode of Fringe very much. I won't go out and give it two thumbs down, but I found "U-Gene" to be a bit boring, and the special effects to be on the poor side, as opposed to the show's usual high quality. Not a strong supernatural event and not particularly great acting throughout the show tonight either.
    • Eugene Tooms re-boot??

      Am I the only person who saw the similarities between this episode and the creepy liver eating Eugene Tooms in the X files Episode Squeeze? No one else seems to have mentioned it and perhaps I am just biased - but as I watched it I was immediately reminded of that strange character and the suspense associated with that episode. Then when they said his name was Eugene ( U-gene) it just seemed like too much of a coincidence.....

      Anyway- this was a good episode- it had an element of horror and suspense to it that worked. I liked the stand alone aspect of it. The bigger story line of this season has been hard to follow- frankly I have not really kept up with it. I miss the interaction between Olivia and Peter and all the multiple layers with alternate universes and time travel just seem to muddy the waters....


    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (3)

    • QUOTES (7)

      • Peter: You got to love this assignment, right, Tim? Where else can you find baked goods, car parts, and video games, all under the same roof?
        Agent Tim: Yes, sir.
        Peter: "Sir"? I'm moving up in the world. Did Broyles tell you to call me that? Keep that level of formality, that way you don't get attached to your prisoner?
        Agent Tim: You're not my prisoner.
        Peter: So, what, then, you're my bodyguard?
        Agent Tim: Maybe just imagine I'm a friend.
        Peter: Yeah, because every 32-year-old man needs a friend to chaperone him while he's underwear shopping
        Agent Tim: You know what, that reminds me. Uh, Agent Broyles told me to tell you that he has authorized you $200 a week allowance.
        Peter: Two hundred, big spender.

      • Astrid: What, are you saying that he was scared to death? Walter, that's just an old wives' tale.
        Walter: Where's your imagination? You must have been a very boring child.
        Astrid: I'm ignoring that.

      • Astrid: Hey, Walter, why did we just get a bill for $818? You know I'm going to be the one to take the blame for this.
        Walter: Tell Agent Broyles... science has no price tag.
        Astrid: I'm sure he'll be very pleased to hear that.

      • Olivia: Walter, do you think that Eugene is trying to make himself visible? That he is killing people in order to steal their pigment?
        Lincoln: Is that even possible?
        Walter: It's possible, of course. Leprechauns are possible.

      • Walter: I spent the last few hour recreating what we believe our young man is doing to himself. And assuming you're right, Olivia, and he's trying to repigmentize himself... is that a word? "Repigmentize"?

      • Eugene: All my life, I've been watching them live theirs. Watching them fall in love. To be looked upon by the right person. To connect. And to see in their eyes kindness. Happiness. And... recognition. That's when you exist.

      • Olivia: I guess we can put this case on the list of things that makes it hard for you to sleep.
        Lincoln: That list is getting longer.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Music: Fade into You (Mazzy Star), Me oh My (Bryan Ferry), Long List of Lovers (Violet Sedan Chair), Thunder and Lightning (Fillmore Slim)

      • International Airdates:
        Canada: November 18, 2011 on Citytv
        UK: November 23, 2011 on Sky1
        Germany: July 9, 2012 on ProSieben
        Finland: December 26, 2012 on MTV3

    • ALLUSIONS (0)