Fringe (2008–2013)
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In Which We Meet Mr. Jones 

An FBI agent experiencing huge pain is brought to a hospital where it is discovered that there is a strange parasite wrapped around his heart.


Brad Anderson


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Torv ... Olivia Dunham
Joshua Jackson ... Peter Bishop
Lance Reddick ... Phillip Broyles
Kirk Acevedo ... Charlie Francis
Blair Brown ... Nina Sharp (credit only)
Jasika Nicole ... Astrid Farnsworth
Mark Valley ... John Scott (credit only)
John Noble ... Dr. Walter Bishop
Billy Burke ... Lucas Vogel
Jared Harris ... David Robert Jones
Kenneth Tigar ... Warden Johan Lennox
Trini Alvarado ... Samantha Loeb
Chance Kelly ... Mitchell Loeb
Lars Gerhard ... Prison Guard
Paul Urcioli ... Doctor #1


When FBI Agent Mitchell Loeb collapses in Philip Broyles office, he is rushed to hospital. The doctors there open his chest only to find a creature of some type wrapped around the man's heart. Dr. Bishop believes the creature to be a parasite of some type, but one that is man made. Olivia Dunham learns that the pattern is made up of several quasi-independent cells and that Agent Loeb may have been on to one of them. Dunham travels to Germany to follow-up on Loeb's investigation However, to get the information they want, Dr. Bishop has to get information from a dead man. Written by garykmcd

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English | German

Release Date:

11 November 2008 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The prisoner in Germany that Olivia needs to question is named David Robert Jones. This is the birth name of rock star David Bowie. See more »


The prison in Frankfurt is announced as "Wissenschaft Prison" in the titles. This is a literal translation of "Science Prison". The word "Wissenschaft", however, can't be used like that at all, not even in a German-English compound. The title should either read "Wissenschaftsgefaengnis" or "Science Prison". See more »


[to Olivia]
Phillip Broyles: Your dissatisfaction is what makes you so damn good.
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Written by Jim James
Performed by My Morning Jacket
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The Parasite and the Dead Man
22 August 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

While having a meeting with Philip Broyles, Frankfurt based FBI Agent Mitchell Loeb apparently has a heart attack. He goes to the hospital and when the doctors open his chest, they find a weird creature wrapped around his heart. Agent Dunham, Peter and his father Dr. Bishop are summoned by Broyles and Dr. Bishop believes the creature is a parasite developed by man. Dunham travels to Frankfurt to interview a man called David Robert Jones, whose name was found in a Loeb's report, and is imprisoned by the German government. However the man imposes a condition to give the antidote to Loeb: to ask one question to his partner Joseph Smith in Massachussetts. But the problem is The FBI has just killed Smith in a raid. How can Dunham get the answer from a dead man?

"In Which We Meet Mr. Jones" is another strange episode of Fringe, with a weird parasite wrapped around a man's heart; communication with a dead man; and unsolved mysteries.As usual, Dr. Bishop steals the show with his desire for mint while researching an intriguing case. But the lead story is entertaining. My vote is eight.

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