Concentrate and Ask Again
Episode 12 of 22 within Season Three. Item 56 of 115 overall.
Production number 3X6112.
Matthew Pitts - Writer
Graham Roland - Writer
Dennis Smith - Director
51 votes

When a scientist falls dead after ingesting a lethal cloud of blue powder and his bones disintegrate in his body, the CDC suspects a biological attack.

Meanwhile, as the Fringe Team investigates further, a subject from Walter’s past with ties to Olivia reluctantly agrees to assist with the intense case.Fringe case file #312-2411

original airdate--February 4,2011   rating--4.26 million  


song--"Fringe Main Title Theme" by JJ Abrams

  1. "Kids" by MGMT
  2. "Happy Birthday"              


Glyph code spells --HATCH

Fringe Event:DNA bone pathogen

Classified case connection: Project Jellyfish weapons project

Location: INtREPUS, Boston, MA; Quincy,MA; Washington VT; Canopy One Corp; Pembroke, MA

Goofs: When Walter notices the blue Volkswagen Beetle passing by in the background, its engine sounds like that of an average car, rather than the distinctive sound of a Volkswagen engine.

  • When Nina Sharp is examining the "First People" books, the one in Hebrew is shown opening on the right side. Hebrew books open from the left side.
  • When Nina opens the safe, she removes a toy car. She then replaces the toy, which lands upside-down, and removes some photographs. When she reaches into the safe to replace the photographs and remove a book, the toy is right-side up again.

Trivia: As Nina goes through William Bell's personal items, one of the books the camera passes is Dr. Benjamin Spock's "Baby and Child Care". Leonard Nimoy, the actor who had played William Bell, is best known as Mr. Spock on Star Trek: The Original Series.

  • Concentrate and ask again is one of the 20 possible answers provided by the Mattel "fortune-telling" novelty toy the Magic 8-Ball.

Observer Sighting--The Observer saunters into Congressman Thorn's gala fundraiser just before Olivia intercepts the final assassin.

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regional titles

Het concentraat en vraagt opnieuw
Concentrate and Ask Again
Concentrez et demandez encore
Konzentrieren Sie sich und bitten Sie wieder
Dírigh agus Iarr Arís
Concentri ancora e chieda
Concéntrese y pida otra vez