First, I have to say that I adore Peter and Olivia. She may be damaged and reserved, but he is ultimately the one that will get her to open up. My heart swelled when Peter said, “I’ve seen what the two of us together looks like and it’s beautiful.” Still, Olivia fought her feelings and used Fauxlivia as an excuse to keep Peter at a distance. Once she opened up — wow — how great was it to see Peter and Olivia in the bar and hear her laugh? The wall was tumbling down until, of course, she saw Peter glow and it thickened that wall right back up — heartbreaking.
This case was perfect to bring out the emotions of the characters. I’m going to put this out there now, this episode set up something big that will happen in the future. Fringe has been full of surprises over the seasons, but events are foreshadowed whether discretely or outright. In this case, I’m guessing this is not the last time we see someone cross between universes due to emotional distress … a pregnant Fauxlivia, perhaps?
Enough about her though. This episode was all about Peter and our Olivia. When she showed up at Peter’s house it was slightly awkward, but how could you not smile. The wall came tumbling down.
“I want what you want.” – Olivia
“What do you think we should do about that?” – Peter
She moves in for a kiss. They share a long overdue passionate kiss. Then she stops and looks at Peter.
“Am I glowing?” – Peter
“No.” – Olivia
Olivia takes Peters hand and leads him upstairs.
Was a Peter-Olivia baby made? We know the two universes resemble each other, yet they are not exact mirrors. This was made clear tonight when we found out Mrs. Merchant had two daughters in the alternate universe, but was childless in ours. To be honest, I don’t really care if Olivia becomes pregnant at this point. I am ready for the ride. Unlike other shows, I’m glad that it only took a few episodes for Peter and Olivia to get together. It moved at an appropriately quick pace.
I watched tonight’s episode twice and haven’t not stopped smiling. Fringe is a brilliant show and so well-written and acted. I care about the characters, the universes — yes both of them — and look forward to the rest of this season and future seasons (fingers crossed!).
Walter had some of the best lines of the episode, here are a couple of my favorites:
“Like a flash mob of suicide.”
“Dear God. Is it second guess everything I do day? Because I haven’t been informed.”
Have you voted in the Favorite Female Crime Fighter contest? It is down to the final four: Olivia Dunham, Kate Beckett, Ziva David, and Brenda Leigh Johnson. Will Fringe’s Olivia win?