Everything In Its Right Place
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|Everything In Its Right Place|
|Air Date:||06 April 2012|
|Written by:|| J.R. Orci (story & teleplay)|
Matthew Pitts (story)
David Fury (teleplay)
|Directed by:||David Moxness|
|Guest Cast:|| Tim Guinee as Rick/mugger→Canaan|
Max Arciniega as Dawes/druggie→Canaan
Kirby Morrow as Maddox/sniper→Canaan
Elysia Rotaru as Paige Randall
|Previously:||Nothing As It Seems|
|Transcript — Additional Images|
Everything In Its Right Place is the seventeenth episode of the fourth season of FRINGE. It first aired on April 6th, 2012. FBI Agent Lee lends his law enforcement expertise in the alternate universe to his Fringe Division counterparts assigned with the task of apprehending a vigilante connected to the remaining shapeshifters. Along the way, he gains the respect of those he meets and takes heart with his newly discovered friendships.
SynopsisGene for a day in the field. Grazing Day is bovine sentry, some fresh air and sunshine to help with her Seasonal Affective Disorder. Gene is going to spend a day living the highlife in Warwick - home of her favorite pasture. Lee takes the news in stride. Olivia has something for Lee. She found it in her apartment and thinks he might have left it there unintentionally. The pendant she hands him belonged to his now deceased partner, Danzig. What Olivia fails to remember is that Lee gave it to her. Apparently the memories from Peter's timeline have erased that tidbit from Olivia's synapes. Disappointed at the realization, Lee explains that he gave it to her as a thank you for saving his life. The pendant, a thoughtful gift on his behalf, represents the journey of life, the obstacles in the journey, and making the right choices along the journey. His former partner gave it to him to remind Lee that he always had home and family with he and his family. Olivia still doesn't remember the exchange. Astrid returns to the lab with boxes of files and is headed to Liberty Island for some face time with the Fringe Division folks in an attempt to narrow the effort to capture David Robert Jones. Her day of information-sharing preempted the plans she made to visit Castle Island with her father. Lincoln has an idea - he wasn't included in anyone else's plans, no Castle Island, no Grazing Day, and clearly no interest from Olivia - what if he were to take care of Astrid's assignment for her?
In the Fringe Task Force Situation Room at the Boston Federal Building, Agent Lee makes his case to Broyles to take over for Astrid on this one particular occasion. She had plans today, along with everyone else from the lab - and he has none. Plus, him sitting down with his investigative counterparts might lead to some new ideas about David Jones. As
On the top floor of a parking structure in Belmont, New York, Paige Randall's alternate universe evening goes sour when she is followed to her car by a common street thug. Not willing to be victimized, Paige attempts to flee and bloodies her assailant's nose in the effort. Before she can get too far, he knocks her to the ground, brandishes a large knife and threatens bodily harm as he grabs her hair. Distracted by a disheveled visitor to the crime, Paige scrambles away when the powerful vigilante picks her attacker off of her, lifts him off the ground and throws him down. This criminal's days are numbered. Dunham saunters in with a change of plans. Lee's face lights-up as he greets his new colleague. Dunham is glad to see him too, and in her typical boisterous fashion, points-out that a nice cup of coffee would have been a better thing to deliver than a couple of boxes of paperwork. Still, they need to leave now. Something is up and the two of them can talk
On the drive uptown, Dunham and Lee bring each other up-to-speed on the latest happenings. She wonders why Olivia was the target of David Jones and his clandestine Cortexiphan injections. What purpose did that serve? Lee can only speculate. According to Peter, the Cortexiphan was probably a plot by Jones to activate some latent ability Olivia has, though Peter didn't say what that might be. Lee doesn't know if the Cortexiphan worked as planned on Olivia, but there were some side effects involved. Lee doesn't share what he knows about Olivia's second set of memories with Agent Dunham. Side effects? Is that why Olivia isn't here today? The open-ended question is forgotten when Lee spots an Ambered area in a side alley. Dunham explains that the Department Of Containment is reopening the neighborhood, then calls-up the on-board database to explain it for Lee. Parkside, or Zone 13, closed in November of 2004 because of the toxic air. The database also has a recent press video file of Secretary Bishop touting the restoration efforts that are underway. In his statement, senior politician Bishop sees this as a turning point in history - the cities are healing and the world is being restored. But, even in celebration of the recent good fortune, it is important to never forget those that have been lost. Lee assumes that is because of the bridge between universes on Liberty Island. Dunham thinks it is - the spatial rifts associated with the Amber containment sights are being stabilized because of it. Dunham steers the conversation away from work and wants to ask
Dunham arrives at the new meeting place, parks and walks over to join her partner, Captain Lincoln Lee. FBI Agent Lee hops out of the car and joins her. Captain Lee is busy coordinating the investigation and doesn't notice her arrival on Level Six of the parking structure in Belmont. Dunham does gets his full attention when she blurts out his middle name on the walk over to inspect a corpse from the previous evening. Captain Lee whips around to confront Dunham on their long-running bet about his middle name... then realizes how his secret got out - Agent Lee spilled the beans. What's the big deal? Tyrone is a strong middle name. The big deal is that he has been able to keep it from Dunham for the six years they have worked together. Oops. My bad. Lincoln briefs his partner and her FBI guest on the details of the case. Paige Randall was attacked on the way to her vehicle, but was spared when someone intervened and killed her unidentified assailant. Dunham wonders if it might be the same vigilante that has the police investigating a dozen similar cases reported over the last few months... where the criminals that are targeting good citizens become the target themselves. Agent Lee jokingly wonders if fictional hero Batman has moved to the area and started taking out the bad guys. The comment draws nothing but blank expressions. What has a flying rat got to do with lethal vigilantism? Once it becomes apparent that Agent Lee was referring to a fictional superhero, his host agents school him - in this universe, Mantis is the fictional vigilante superhero of record. Captain Lee unzips the bodybag so everyone can see the pulverized skull of the would-be mugger. No fictional superhero did this. The unique thing about this incident is this is the first time a victim of the
Back in Zone 13, a man that looks exactly like a healthy version of the mugger in the body bag loads his van with personal gear and prepares to leave the Parkside neighborhood. He stops to take a look at a picture of a young boy he keeps in his wallet, then gets defensive when he hears two men approaching. The Department of Containment is combing the formerly restricted area for any signs of residual toxin and the two technicians, wearing full bio-hazard suits and breathing apparatus, are not receiving any out-of-limit readings on the molecular cohesion sensor. With acceptable readings, the men remove their headgear and prepare to call in their findings. Before they can report to Dispatch, a fresh sensor reading indicates that a high level of organic tissue seems to be emanating from a nearby church. When the sensor team moves toward the church, the man loading his van quickly jumps into the back of it to avoid detection. In the process, he drops his wallet with the photo - something he does not care to leave behind. He takes a second to think about it, then rapidly recovers the wallet without alerting the technicians. The two DoC specialists follow the sensor readings into the dark basement of the church and suspect that someone has been there recently, even though Zone 13 has been uninhabitable for the past eight years. Downstairs, a quick sweep with the flashlight reveals the source of the 'organic' particulates that the sensor detected - at least a dozen corpses in various stages of decay and post-mortem liquefaction.
Clear of the church in Parkside, the duplicate mugger finds temporary sanctuary in a Christian shelter for the income-impaired. The G Street Soup Kitchen is open for a midday meal
In the basement of the Parkside church, Fringe Division gets busy running forensics on the corridor full of corpses, and guest helper, FBI Agent Lincoln Lee, offers his initial head count as nineteen. Too bad the body count is only eighteen. A few months ago, before being recruited to the Fringe Task Force, Lee guesses something like this may have overwhelmed him - now, not so much. Captain Lee admits it took him some time to adapt to the gruesome things
In the Situation Room in Fringe Division's Manhatan Headquarters, Agent Farnsworth's talents are enlisted in the search for any footage that might pinpoint one of the victims from the Zone 13 corpse dumping grounds. Farnsworth knows that the probability of spotting the victim after they have disappeared under these circumstances is extremely unlikely. time-of-death from the corpse with the locket. He will let them know if what he suspects pans out from the research. Captain Lee is curious why the FBI Agent is hanging around and hasn't returned to Liberty Island. Is there a problem back in his universe? Nope - they're handling things fine without him. The Captain's self-image forces him share a small detail... his universe wouldn't survive without him on the job. Agent Lee has noticed that about him - unwavering confidence that approaches self-aggrandizing narcissism. Not that Agent Lee couldn't use a bit of that, now and again. The two take a minute to compare personal historys and see where their paths in life diverged. Grew-up in Teaneck. Check. Moved to Philly after Mom died. Check. Dad owned a hardware store. Check. Hamilton High School. Check. Tenth grade science teacher. Check. Grade Point Average. Check. Skipped the Prom. Check. Wow. Is it normal that they share so much of the same history? Farnsworth interrupts with a finding. The photo in the locket has been matched with images from surveillance footage, but something doesn't jive. Apart from the odd reddish growths on the woman's face, the timecode on the footage is more than two days after the time-of-death established by forensics. That is impossible. How is this woman walking around after she died? Agent Lee's suspicion is confirmed... time to brief the boss.
In his Colonel Philip Broyles, has Dunham and the two Lee's toe-the-line while he stands and takes their briefing. He understands the timecode concerns that raised the questions, but Broyles is not convinced that an error wasn't somehow made in the lab. None of this correlates at all with what both sides know about shapeshifters. Agent Lee makes his case to the Colonel - he has gained expert knowledge since he lost his partner to a shapeshifter and knows every detail in every file on the topic. Broyles knows those files too, and one victim, among many, with a three prong indentation on her palate is not conclusive evidence. Nothing at the church matches previous shapeshifter actvivity. Most importantly, how does a shapeshifter running around targeting criminals mesh with David Robert Jones agenda? It doesn't. Broyles has heard enough. Agent Lee needs to return home - it really looks like he is twisting the facts with his logic, in order to satisfy his desire to avenge the loss of his partner. Dunham starts to say a few words in Lee's defense, but her Division Chief won't hear it. Lee - thanks for the help, now go. Broyles steps out and leaves simple instructions for his agents... alert me when you have something more concrete.
In a nearby Pelham District flop house for druggies, Mikey gives fellow addict Antonio Dawes a load of grief for going through the product so fast. Dawes stabs home another hit and swells with relief as the poison hits his blood stream. Mikey needs a bathroom break and leaves the chilly, dilapidated room to find relief somewhere else in the small, condemned home. Canaan is in vigilante mode again and slips into the room and hovers over Dawes before grabbing him and pinning him to the ground. Dawes has only a few brain cells left, but enough to know he is in serious peril when Canaan regurgitates a pronged umbilical and directs it towards his mouth. Mikey watches silently through a partially opened door as Canaan withdraws the genetic make-up he needs to adopt the appearance of Antonio Dawes.
Within a few minutes, after racing through traffic, Agents Dunham and Lee join Captain Lee as he briefs his assembled tactical officers. The objective is to surround the subject with three teams, then bring him in alive.
As the teams continue to search their assigned sectors, Agent Lee quickly spots the target, Dawes. Farnsworth is using the local security camera system and
Back at Fringe Division Headquarters, Colonel Broyles instructs Farnsworth to relay his approval of the completed mission to his people still in the field. After the formality of leadership praise for a mission he never wanted to conduct, Broyles slips into a side hall for some privacy and deliberate sedition. His outgoing call finds David Robert Jones' accomplice, Nina Sharp waiting for intel on the operation. Broyles passes Sharp what she needs - the location of the captured shapeshifter. She will take on matters from here.
Agent Lee joins the shapeshifter in the room he is temporarily being held in and asks the two officers guarding him to step outside. Closing the door behind them as they post outside, Lee, with a heavy dose of angst and disdain in his manner, starts the dialogue he hopes that will lead to the demise of Jones and his shapeshifting monstrosities. First – why did you spare my life just now before you were captured? The prisoner, unwilling to engage, avoids eye contact and sits timidly as Lee examines the personal items taken from him. He, Canaan (Dawes) still has the Show-Me identification cards from previous victims Bree Collins and Rick Pearce. Lee expands the opportunity for reply - who were you? photo in his wallet finally drags Canaan away from his malaise. The young lad is Daniel, his girlfriend’s son, and someone he cared for deeply. When they split, Daniel was ripped from his life… and it destroyed him. The emotional vacuum left him vulnerable – he needed to be more than what he was - he needed to be someone unique. That’s when David Jones found him - promising to make him like no one else… a new breed of human being. Ultimately he disappointment Jones. Lee sees the vulnerability and plight in the shapeshifter that once was human. On the run from Jones, Canaan has been targeting only criminals to maintain his existence, sparing the innocent along the way. Jones had promised Canaan that he would repair him, but he hasn’t – and he won’t. Lee implores the obvious – Jones considers you disposable. Do not continue to protect him. Dunham waits for Lee outside and shares his sorrow after the interview. The look on his face and body language tell her he did not get the answers he was looking for from her prisoner.
Outside the building he was captured in, Canaan is escorted by Captain Lee to the armored vehicle that will move him to permanent DoD custody. The armed agents that converged on the Fringe Division target deploy throughout the alleyway and take-up defensive positions for the short walk to the transport.
With the immediate threat minimized, Agent Lee holsters his pistol and everyone’s concern turns to determining the extent of injuries inflicted on the home team. A quick ‘health-check’ finds one officer down – team leader blown up before – no worries. Dunham smiles at her mentor's cavalier braggadocio as she applies pressure to the substantial bullet wound above his right lung and liver. Still no worries for Lincoln when he jokes about her world-class talent with a firearm… Dunham’s smile
Fort Lee, New Jersey, Nina Sharp stands in David Jones gestation lab for shapeshifters and gloatingly studies the nearly developed adult-sized specimens gathered in about a dozen floatation tanks. Maddox returns from his assassination mission in the Pelham District, swipes his security to gain entry to the lab, and is helicopters that greet her along the Hudson River boardwalk. Exasperated, she raises her arms in surrender to the gathering Fringe Division forces.
In his office at Fringe Division Headquarters, Colonel Broyles ends a private phone conversation as Agent Farnsworth reports with more information. Uncertain whom Broyles is talking about, Sharp or Dunham, Broyles wants to know when she is in the building. Attending to Farnsworth’s dutiful attention to detail, Broyles preempts – he knows they have Nina Sharp in custody. What else does Farnsworth have for him? Farnsworth hesitates then approaches silently....
Well after the dust has settled on the Jones’ case, Liberty Island, and the bridge between two universes sees a visitor that might not normally make the trans-dimensional journey with approval from the powers-that-be. Agent Lee is making good on his commitment to Canaan and his desire to become ‘relevant”. Still maintaining the genetics of Maddox, Canaan steps suspends his disbelief about a parallel universe rumor and meets the man that lives in a third completely separate universe most of the time. Doctor Walter Bishop, and relative newcomer Peter Bishop, join the two for a
Back at Fringe Division Headquarters in mid-town Manhatan, Agent Bolivia Dunham takes it upon herself to vacate Lincoln Lee’s personal belongings from his changing room storage locker. Inside the locker, mementos and photos line the walls and door interior. His trademark leather flight jacket catches her swollen eyes along with a photo of the two of them in a candid plutonic embrace. She removes the keepsake image, smiles briefly as she studies the face of the best friend she will never see again, then grows sullen at that realization. She closes the locker door and sits on a nearby bench with the few tokens she collected. Another photo with the two of them in uniform at a medal award ceremony squeezes the breath from Agent Lee slips into the room and approaches her with the utmost of respect for the loss she is enduring. His voice catches her for a second… that voice… her friends’ voice? Oh. Not her Lincoln. Dunham composes her emotions,
- The Observer watches Captain Lee escort Canaan to the secure transport vehicle seconds before the sniper attacks them.
- Canaan. In ancient times along the eastern Mediterranean, the name became proverbial and associated with the verb kana - meaning to be humbled or subdued - having one's spirit brought into subjection, particularly after a loss to a military conquerer. Canaan was the youngest grandson of Noah and survived the flooding on the Ark.
- Parallel Naming. The manhunt for Dawes begins North of Harlem heading up Copenhagen Avenue, towards 146th St. In this universe, the comparable location is Amsterdam Avenue and 146th St. Suggesting that parallel NYC had Danish origins, not Dutch.
- Continuity Error
- Capture. Nina Sharp waits for Maddox to return to the shapeshifter lab in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Canaan replaces Maddox and allows Fringe Division Tactical access to the facility to capture Sharp. Nina runs out of the compound and finds two helicopters waiting for her in a hover over the Hudson River, just across from the twin World Trade Center Towers. Fort Lee, New Jersey is 15 miles further up the Hudson, not across from Lower Manhatan.
|Markham's Book Store is located on Canaan Avenue (Nothing As It Seems), foreshadowing Canaan the vigilante shapeshifter.|
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|— Plot Relevant Questions —||Address theories about questions on Everything In Its Right Place/Theories Ask minor questions on the Talk Page|
1) Do not answer the questions here.
- What is causing the decay in Canaan's skin after only a few days with a new genetic profile?
- Is Maddox/Canaan aware of Colonel Broyles role in the Jones conspiracy?
- Are Colonel Broyles and Nina Sharp conspiring independently of David Jones?
- Was Captain Lee intentionally assassinated, vice Dawes/Canaan?