Is that a Twizzler Walter Bishop is eating while he examines an open cadaver? We've missed Walter's seat-of-the-no-pants approach to science. The first stills from Fringe's season opener include a disaster and a party. Gallery (and spoilers) below.

"A New Day In The Old Town" is directed by Akiva Goldsman from a script by Goldsman and J.J. Abrams. It seems to be the episode whose script pages we reviewed a while back.

Fringe Season 2 Pics Reveal Twizzler-Eating, Corpse-Dissecting Fun


FRINGE: Walter (John Noble) examines a cadaver found at a crime scene in the FRINGE Season Two premiere episode "A New Day in the Old Town" airing Thursday, September 17 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2009 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Liane Hentscher/FOX

Fringe Season 2 Pics Reveal Twizzler-Eating, Corpse-Dissecting Fun


FRINGE: Walter (John Noble, R) and Astrid (Jasika Nicole, L) host a birthday party in the FRINGE Season Two premiere episode "A New Day in the Old Town" airing Thursday, September 17 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2009 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Liane Hentscher/FOX

Fringe Season 2 Pics Reveal Twizzler-Eating, Corpse-Dissecting Fun


FRINGE: Junior Agent Amy Jessup (guest star Meghan Markle, second from L) is assigned to an investigation involving the Fringe Division in the FRINGE Season Two premiere episode "A New Day in the Old Town" airing Thursday, September 17 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Also Pictured L-R: Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole and John Noble. ©2009 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Liane Hentscher/FOX

Fringe Season 2 Pics Reveal Twizzler-Eating, Corpse-Dissecting Fun


FRINGE: Peter (Joshua Jackson, R) questions Junior FBI Agent Jessup (guest star Meghan Markle, L) at a crime scene in the FRINGE Season Two premiere episode "A New Day in the Old Town" airing Thursday, September 17 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2009 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Liane Hentscher/FOX

Fringe Season 2 Pics Reveal Twizzler-Eating, Corpse-Dissecting Fun


FRINGE: Peter (Joshua Jackson, R) tries to calm Walter (John Noble, L) after a terrible accident in the FRINGE Season Two premiere episode "A New Day in the Old Town" airing Thursday, September 17 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2009 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Liane Hentscher/FOX

Fringe Season 2 Pics Reveal Twizzler-Eating, Corpse-Dissecting Fun


FRINGE: Peter (Joshua Jackson, L) and Walter (John Noble, R) react to a terrible accident in the FRINGE Season Two premiere episode "A New Day in the Old Town" airing Thursday, September 17 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2009 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Liane Hentscher/FOX

Fringe Season 2 Pics Reveal Twizzler-Eating, Corpse-Dissecting Fun

FRINGE: Junior Agent Amy Jessup (guest star Meghan Markle, L) is assigned to an investigation with the Fringe Division in the FRINGE Season Two premiere episode "A New Day in the Old Town" airing Thursday, September 17 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Also Pictured L-R: Jasika Nicole, Joshua Jackson and John Noble. ©2009 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Liane Hentscher/FOX

Fringe Season 2 Pics Reveal Twizzler-Eating, Corpse-Dissecting Fun


FRINGE: Walter (John Noble, R) and Peter (Joshua Jackson, L) discuss research footage in the FRINGE Season Two premiere episode "A New Day in the Old Town" airing Thursday, September 17 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2009 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Liane Hentscher/FOX

Fringe Season 2 Pics Reveal Twizzler-Eating, Corpse-Dissecting Fun


FRINGE: The team analyzes research footage in the FRINGE Season Two premiere episode "A New Day in the Old Town" airing Thursday, September 17 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Pictured L-R: Jasika Nicole, Joshua Jackson and John Noble ©2009 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Liane Hentscher/FOX

Fringe Season 2 Pics Reveal Twizzler-Eating, Corpse-Dissecting Fun

FRINGE: Junior Agent Amy Jessup (guest star Meghan Markle, L) assists with an investigation involving the Fringe Division in the FRINGE Season Two premiere episode "A New Day in the Old Town" airing Thursday, September 17 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2009 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Liane Hentscher/FOX

Fringe Season 2 Pics Reveal Twizzler-Eating, Corpse-Dissecting Fun


FRINGE: Walter (John Noble) surveys the scene of an accident in the FRINGE Season Two premiere episode "A New Day in the Old Town" airing Thursday, September 17 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2009 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Liane Hentscher/FOX

Fringe Season 2 Pics Reveal Twizzler-Eating, Corpse-Dissecting Fun


FRINGE: Walter (John Noble) examines a cadaver found at a crime scene in the FRINGE Season Two premiere episode "A New Day in the Old Town" airing Thursday, September 17 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2009 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Liane Hentscher/FOX