We haven’t forgotten that there’s no new Fringe tonight. Neither have Olivia and Peter. Or have they?
Executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman have offered a few spoilery thoughts on why Olivia and Peter don’t remember meeting each other as children.
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It’s no secret that I have a lot of time for Walternate. While I don’t always agree with his methods, I see a man who has become a victim of his own broken heart and sense of injustice. Yep, I said it – a man who is a victim. Of course, when you’re dealing with entangled webs, a victim can just as easily be seen as an aggressor, depending on how the yarn spun.
Subject 13 went some way to balancing out the perspective from which the story is told. Not only in terms of Olivia and Peter, but Walter and Walternate. I personally found myself becoming even more sympathetic towards Walternate, as I traced the impact that hopelessness and hope had on a man falling apart at the seams.
In this latest video from Fox, Fringe EPs Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman talk about the notion of fate in the aftermath of 3.15 – “Subject 13“.
Head past the jump for the clip. UPDATED with hi-res version.
Looking back over the comments from our various “Subject 13″ conversations, there’s a lot of discussion about whether or not we glimpsed over into a third universe during certain portions of the episode.
Personally, I believe Subject 13 to be one of the top 5 Fringe episodes in which ‘reality’ is most in question, and like some of you I think that we may have seen another..something. Another reality? Possibly, although perhaps we have to redefine ‘reality’ in this particular story?
It might be useful to put our opinions on this topic into a poll, and that’s exactly what we’re doing after the jump, feel free to issue yours.
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There’s no doubt that the writers have used Olivia and Peter’s memory impairment as an nonlinear storytelling device, but personally, I’m fine with it. To my mind, it brings the story closer together and remains true to the cyclical narrative. I think many of us have suspected at one point or another that Olivia and Peter had met as children, given that their stories are so connected. More than that, this reveal also speaks to one of the core themes: memory.
What I find particularly interesting is that Olivia and Peter’s mutual ‘blind spot’ seems to be converging with some of the show’s other big ideas, that of SLEEP and WAKEFULNESS. It was Nick Lane who, referring to the Cortexies, told Olivia, “I think they meant for us to forget,” and that “sometimes what we wake up, can’t be put back to sleep.”
“Subject 13“, therefore, provides additional context for what we’ve long believed to carry a level of intent. The question now becomes: why and how were they made to forget?
Welcome to our review for chapter 3.15 of Fringe – “Subject 13”.
In this review we provide completely honest opinions on the good and the bad aspects of the episode. We identify the answers that were provided and the mysteries that remain locked away. We take an in-depth look at other aspects of the episode that made an impression on us, before rounding off the review with our final thoughts and episode rating.
Fringie of the Week gives Fringe fans the chance to vote for their favorite character performance from the most recent episode – 3.15 “Subject 13”.