The non-science of Fringe: Brown Betty

Fringe : Season 2 : Episode 20 : “Brown Betty”

Peter and the Glass Heart.

Peter and the Glass Heart.

The much-hyped musical/storytelling episode turns out to be pretty watchable, if a little science-light. Olivia tries to solve the Mystery of the Glass Heart, and (surprise!) finds more than she bargained for.

This episode is debunked at Polite Dissent, and you can read more about it at Fox, IMDb and the A.V. Club.

Random thoughts

Walter spells MnSO4 as “manganese sulphate”, ignoring IUPAC guidelines with British flair, but later spells H2SO4 “sulfuric acid”. This inconsistency is probably due to the Brown Betty.

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