A Better Human Being
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|A Better Human Being|
|Air Date:||17 Feb 2012|
|Written by:|| Robert Chiappetta (story)|
Glen Whitman (story)
Monica Owusu-Breen (teleplay)
Alison Schapker (teleplay)
|Directed by:||Joe Chappelle|
|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|
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.
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.
- 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.
|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|
• The Ghost Who Walks by Karen Elson
|— 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.
- 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?