The Fringe Division investigates nanites that kill their host once he or she has performed too much motion. An infected woman named Jessica Holt volunteers to be Walter's test subject. He realizes that this was the technology of William Bell and insists that he is still alive even when Olivia, Peter, Astrid, and Nina do not agree. David Robert Jones is actually working for Bell and they set off a beacon of the sun, which Olivia and Peter work to shut down. After she first discovered her cortexiphan abilities by controlling the movement of the particles in Jessica's body, Olivia masters her powers in helping Peter fight and kill Jones from afar. Following a lead to a warehouse, Walter sees Bell alive and Astrid is shot through the abdomen. Here are the 10 best quotes from "Brave New World, Part 1."
Olivia: Walter, do you have any idea what just happened to me?
Walter: We could make an educated guess. Cortexiphan has given you certain kinetic powers, moving molecules so quickly that you can create spontaneous combustion. Or, perhaps in this case, you slowed the molecules down, causing her to cool down.
Olivia: But how did I do it?
Walter: I'm afraid I have no idea.
- Finally we get to see Olivia display her powers that we know have been there all along. I hope she goes through a range of trying to figure out how to use her powers without displaying the physical motions herself.
Walter: I know none of you believe me, which is why I have conducted this little experiment. The pig brain is activating a little known side effect of cortexiphan, which is temporary tissue regeneration. Heated between ninety and a hundred degrees, the cortexiphan I have added to the pig brain should cause at least partial regeneration of all biological matter on the sheet of paper and voila, fingerprints.
- If only everything could actually be as simple as Walter makes it sound. He's so confident in the way he says everything that you would think he wasn't doing such extravagant experiments.
David Robert Jones: I have bad news, sir. Agent Dunham has stopped us again.
William Bell: Don't be so sure.
- Do not question Olivia Dunham's success.
Olivia: Uh, only if I'm being punished?
Olivia: Only if I'm dead.
Peter: It's got a working fireplace in the bedroom.
- Some of my favorite scenes have been the ones of Olivia and Peter acting like a couple because it gives the show a nice balance of genres. Also, if you work a little math concerning Etta's birth, pregnancy should come soon.
Olivia: What do you mean it's the sun?
Walter: Well, even though we can't see it, it's still there in the sky. Jones must be reflecting light off something, like one of those disco balls, and then focusing it like we do the magnifying glass.
- Why does Walter not have a disco ball in his lab? That would have been near the top of my list of important purchases.
Olivia: Walter, you said that you had been having a lot of shock therapy. Do you think perhaps he (William Bell) could have been a hallucination?
Walter: No, my hallucinations were rarely biped and never men.
- That actually makes a lot of sense. Walter has the most twisted, intelligent mind that he probably dreams in scientific textbook form.
William Bell: Don't confuse a winning move with a winning game.
- That sounds like William Bell has been establishing his plan for a significant amount of time. I wonder if he had knowledge of this sort when he was working with Walter.
Walter (to Astrid): I know this is a wild goose chase. A fool's errand and I am a fool. But no one is asking you to join me, Alex. This is my hunch and I'm quite capable of pursuing it on my own. So, peace out.
- I love this quote simply for the fact that Walter says, "Peace out." It's rather funny to see him try to connect to society with the way that he speaks.
William Bell: On this board, the most valuable piece is the bishop. Therefore, for the game to be won ...
David Robert Jones: ... The bishop must be sacrificed.
- This made me highly nervous until the end where Jones said, "I got it wrong. I was the sacrifice. I was the bishop." Although I wouldn't be surprised if it also referred to Peter; everything seems to revolve around him, in a good way, of course.
Olivia: I don't know what's happening to me. What I'm becoming, I've got this power inside me that terrifies me because I don't understand it and I just want it out.
- By the end of the episode, it looked more like Olivia was embracing her powers, which I think she should because there is so much she could do with them in fighting evil.
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