A Better Human Being

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A Better Human Being
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Season: 4 Episode: 13
Air Date: 17 Feb 2012
Written by: Robert Chiappetta (story)
Glen Whitman (story)
Monica Owusu-Breen (teleplay)
Alison Schapker (teleplay)
Directed by: Joe Chappelle
Starring: Main Characters
Guest Cast: Harrison Thomas as Sean Keenan
John Aylward as Owen Frank
Mark Gash as Daniel Greene
Allison Hossack as Bernadette
Sandra Ferens as Mrs. Keenan
Yasmin Abidi as Attending Nurse
David. B. Brown as Cashier
Colby Chartrand as Silbiger
Joel McGowan as Hive #1
Matt MacDonald-Bain as Hive #2
Shawn Robidoux as Hoodie
Jason Duiven as Jacket
Anna Van Hooft as Nina’s Assistant
Viv Leacock as Police Officer
Donny Lucas as Orderly Sam
Munish Sharma as Orderly Charles
Next: The End Of All Things
Previously: Welcome To Westfield
Transcript  —  Additional Images
Introduction

A Better Human Being is the thirteenth episode of the fourth season of FRINGE. It first aired on 17 February, 2012. The science team investigates a patient at a mental hospital who appears to be connected to a series of murders. Olivia channels all of the experiences and feelings her counterpart felt and had for Peter. Nina's involvement in the grand scheme begins to reveal itself.

Synopsis

Prologue

  In Olivia's Apartment, she and Peter sit down to have a heart-to-heart talk about what just happened - the big ol' romantic kiss she just buried in his face. His first concern is if she is alright, or not. Olivia feels fine - the big kiss just felt like the normal thing to do. She knows that they have only been acquainted for three months, and is aware of their less than romantic status - maybe she is suffering from some residual effects from Westfield. Peter is still concerned... Walter should have a look at her. Somewhat embarassed by her actions, Olivia insists that she does not need Walter's attention. Sorry for the kiss. Olivia is tired and needs rest. Peter offers to hang-around just in case she needs help. Olivia declines the friendly support, but Peter wants Walter to look at her in the morning if she still feels like she has been. Peter excuses hinself for the night and Olivia politely closes the door as he leaves. Seconds later, she turns and visualizes the romantic glimmer that Peter's Olivia experienced when they first became romantic.
  At the Deerfield Mental Hospital, Sean Keenan wanders around a darkened room completely focused on the many voices that are rattling around his disoriented mind.

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ACT IV

ACT V

Quotes

"We had that case, that couple in apartment 6-B. The woman who lost her husband. After, I came back here. And then we went upstairs. I remember. Peter, I remember William Bell. I remember crossing over to bring you back. I remember Jacksonville and seeing you shimmer the first time we kissed. I remember... You walking to the machine and getting inside and being scared that you were going to die. I remember it. I remember us. I remember everything." - Olivia (to Peter, remembering the events that Olivia and Peter shared in his previous timeline)

"I can understand why silence would scare you. You're not used to being by yourself. But this is normal. It was so loud for you that you couldn't even hear yourself think. And I bet you have a lot of great thoughts." - Astrid (to Sean, as he lays worrying about the absence of voices in his head)

Trivia

General

  • The Observer walks past the cashier's window at the gas station as Peter goes inside to check on Olivia.
  • SLUSHO. A poster for a new line of SLUSHO products - SLUSHO! Pops - is affixed to the window at the convenience store where Olivia stops for fuel.

Previously

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    The "Killer Bees" mascot name on the exterior of Coolidge High School (Welcome To Westfield) foreshadows the revelation that the murderous trio eliminating those that know of their unique genetic profile are acting like Bees, using a collective (hive) mentality

Music

The Ghost Who Walks by Karen Elson

Glyphs

PRQs


—   Plot Relevant Questions   — Address theories about questions on A Better Human Being/Theories   Ask minor questions on the Talk Page  

 1) Do not answer the questions here.
 2) Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.


  • How did the hive of half-brothers learn that Greene and Frank were planning to publish Frank's research about their genetic abilities?
  • Why was Olivia abducted?
  • Was Nina abducted, or complicit in Olivia's abduction?
  • Is Nina in the holding cell with Olivia, or is it a clone/shape-shifter?
    • If not, is it Nina Sharp from the alternate universe?

Episodes

Season 5 : Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11In AbsentiaThe RecordistThe Bullet That Saved The WorldAn Origin StoryThrough The Looking Glass And What Walter Found ThereFive-Twenty-TenThe Human KindBlack BlotterAnomaly XB-6783746The Boy Must LiveLibertyAn Enemy Of FateSeason 4 : Neither Here Nor ThereOne Night In OctoberAlone In The WorldSubject 9NovationAnd Those We've Left BehindWallflowerBack To Where You've Never BeenEnemy Of My EnemyForced PerspectiveMaking AngelsWelcome To WestfieldA Better Human BeingThe End Of All ThingsA Short Story About LoveNothing As It SeemsEverything In Its Right PlaceThe ConsultantLetters Of TransitWorlds ApartBrave New World, Part 1Brave New World, Part 2Season 3 : OliviaThe BoxThe PlateauDo Shapeshifters Dream Of Electric Sheep?Amber 314226955 kHzThe AbductedEntradaMarionetteThe FireflyReciprocityConcentrate And Ask AgainImmortality6BSubject 13OsStowawayBloodlineLysergic Acid Diethylamide6:02 AM ESTThe Last Sam WeissThe Day We DiedSeason 2 : A New Day In The Old TownNight Of Desirable ObjectsFractureMomentum DeferredDream LogicEarthlingOf Human ActionAugustSnakeheadGrey MattersUnearthedJohari WindowWhat Lies BelowThe Bishop RevivalJacksonvillePeterOlivia. In The Lab. With The Revolver.White TulipThe Man From The Other SideBrown BettyNorthwest PassageOver There, Part 1Over There, Part 2Season 1 : PilotThe Same Old StoryThe Ghost NetworkThe ArrivalPower HungryThe CureIn Which We Meet Mr. JonesThe EquationThe DreamscapeSafeBoundThe No-BrainerThe TransformationAbilityInner ChildUnleashedBad DreamsMidnightThe Road Not TakenThere's More Than One Of Everything

Transcripts

Season 5 : Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11In AbsentiaThe RecordistThe Bullet That Saved The WorldAn Origin StoryThrough The Looking Glass And What Walter Found ThereFive-Twenty-TenThe Human KindBlack BlotterAnomaly XB-6783746The Boy Must LiveLibertyAn Enemy Of FateSeason 4 : Neither Here Nor ThereOne Night In OctoberAlone In The WorldSubject 9NovationAnd Those We've Left BehindWallflowerBack To Where You've Never BeenEnemy Of My EnemyForced PerspectiveMaking AngelsWelcome To WestfieldA Better Human BeingThe End Of All ThingsA Short Story About LoveNothing As It SeemsEverything In Its Right PlaceThe ConsultantLetters Of TransitWorlds ApartBrave New World, Part 1Brave New World, Part 2Season 3 : OliviaThe BoxThe PlateauDo Shapeshifters Dream Of Electric Sheep?Amber 314226955 kHzThe AbductedEntradaMarionetteThe FireflyReciprocityConcentrate And Ask AgainImmortality6BSubject 13OsStowawayBloodlineLysergic Acid Diethylamide6:02 AM ESTThe Last Sam WeissThe Day We DiedSeason 2 : A New Day In The Old TownNight Of Desirable ObjectsFractureMomentum DeferredDream LogicEarthlingOf Human ActionAugustSnakeheadGrey MattersUnearthedJohari WindowWhat Lies BelowThe Bishop RevivalJacksonvillePeterOlivia. In The Lab. With The Revolver.White TulipThe Man From The Other SideBrown BettyNorthwest PassageOver There, Part 1Over There, Part 2Season 1 : PilotThe Same Old StoryThe Ghost NetworkThe ArrivalPower HungryThe CureIn Which We Meet Mr. JonesThe EquationThe DreamscapeSafeBoundThe No-BrainerThe TransformationAbilityInner ChildUnleashedBad DreamsMidnightThe Road Not TakenThere's More Than One Of Everything