Fringe Episode 3.07 The Abducted


FRINGE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Abducted”

When a serial kidnapper “over there” strikes again, the emotional and familiar case hits home for Colonel Broyles (Lance Reddick), sending a determined Olivia to uncover additional details about the abductions. In the meantime, Olivia fights on and reunites with Henry (guest star Andre Royo) to enlist his services on an intense and covert mission to return home.

Cast: Anna Torv as Olivia Dunham; Joshua Jackson as Peter Bishop; John Noble as Walter Bishop; Lance Reddick as Phillip Broyles; Blair Brown as Nina Sharp; Kirk Acevedo as Charlie Francis; Jasika Nicole as Astrid Farnsworth.

FRINGE Episode 3.07 “The Abducted”

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      • Ann_Louise says

        And she can be smart, have a sense of empathy, and protect the innocent – ALL at the same time! Funny how the rest of her team seemed surprised that Olivia cracked the case.

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    • FinChase says

      Watching this episode, all I could think of is why, why, why would Peter think any changes in Olivia is a good thing? She is absolutely wonderful the way she is. Don’t change a thing, Liv.

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  1. Lila says

    Ohh I want to watch this episode sooo bad! But I have to wait until tomorrow…. I keep checking every single minute to see if you guys will post a spoilery comment xD…

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    • runpaceyrun says

      Lila…I just finished watching it on download in australia……this episode was awesome. At the end i burst into tears. I dont know where they came from…but i guess they were tears of joy. I want Olivia back so bad…..i cannot wait for the next episode…..it will be epic! This show is the most awesome thing on tv ever!!!!!

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      • Anne says

        I so understand what you mean guys. Have to wait until tonight to download it and watch it in France. Every friday, I am feverish the whole day just thinking of a new fix ;) And just thinking that we’re gonna have to wait 2 weeks for the next episode and then one month for the winter hiatus, I’m already suffering withdrawal symptoms ;p BEST SHOW EVER and I love Anna Torv so much! She’s such a wonderful actress!!

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  2. Ann_Louise says

    Yay! Our Olivia is coming home! Peter will get his brains back (if Altlivia doesn’t blow them out of his head first)! Is it two weeks from now yet?

    Gosh, was it great or wasn’t it to finally see Olivia acting like Olivia?

    She’s going to have to burn the sheets, and chop up the bedframe for firewood though. Or just move.

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    • ApplesBananasRhinoceros says

      Now that you put the image in my head, I really want to see Olivia in her alley one night in the snow chopping up the bed with an axe.

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  3. runthegamut says

    Honestly, I thought this was a very slow episode, until the last 10 minutes. Everything from the promo was from then, and the next episode. I feel like it was a bit wasted, but I suppose it was necessary to get Broylnate on Olivia’s side.

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  4. bdp says

    Solid episode. Love seeing the bond forming between Olivia and Alt-Broyles and of course great to see Henry back. That ending was amazing, once again a heartbreaking scene to see Olivia realize she is once again trapped and the look on Walternate’s face was horrifying. And then of course Peter receiving that telephone call was the icing on the cake. Once they cut to them in the bedroom I knew Olivia gave that cleaning lady that message and we just didn’t see it. This episode could have been awful (and I’m not saying it was) but that ending and the set up for next week that it gave could have carried it to great status anyways. And after that preview for next episode!!!…Well let’s just say I’m definitely going into a deep depression over the fact that I have to wait 2 weeks. This is going to be absolutely brutal.

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    • bdp says

      Oh and I almost forgot. What the hell happened to Humphrey Bogart in the alternate universe. First Grant in The Maltese Falcon and then Reagan in Casablanca, his career is non-existent. Over There’s classic movies must have really suffered, no wonder Altlivia never saw Casablanca. Oh and nice nod in Peter and Altlivias conversation about the best love stories being tragedies, I love how the writers slip stuff in like that.

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      • SF says

        yeah, which means AltLiv and Peter are in love and can’t be together since they had the conversation, unless the writers are being really twisted and referring to AltLIv and Frank and Peter and Olivia, which is getting really weird now! lol If Peter decides he can ‘settle’ for our Olivia instead, I’ll throw up. Olivia deserves someone who loves everything about her!! And Peter has shown he’s willing to let her be as different as she wants to be from the woman he’s known for the past two years. Tragedy for AltLIv and Peter? please!!! they deserve each other. It would be tragic if Olivia forgave Peter as easily as Peter seems to be forgiving Walter these days. Come on writers! Of course the tragedy is that Peter didn’t really love our Olivia and it took an alternate copy of her for him to realize it…..*sorry* I’ll try to comment on something other than Peter and Olivia now! lol

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        • Name says

          The fangirl in me is kind of hoping that our Olivia and Lincoln Lee, well, hit it off once he knows she’s not from their side, and thus has no obligations to Frank, and is a much more kickass (though more broken) version of Olivia Dunham.

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            • Name says

              and kicking Peter’s ass hopefully…and then Olivia would say, “Yeah, I think I like this one better. But I’ve the courtesy to make sure you’re different people.”

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              • Aimee says

                I am just about to agree with you all on this one. Lincoln is smart and funny. But ya’ know, he didn’t know his side’s Livvy was gone too ;)

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          • ApplesBananasRhinoceros says

            Totally agree!! I think Olivia and Lincoln is a better match up, no tragedies involved, that way Lincoln can stay and maybe we will get a Peter/Astrid hook up…

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            • LizW65 says

              I’m afraid I just don’t share all the love for Lincoln, sorry, guys. :) Sure, he seems like a nice guy, and he’s kind of cute in a wide-eyed, anime character way, but I don’t feel any emotional investment in the character at all, or get why he should be qualified to be the team leader instead of Charlie. He just comes off as “red shirt” material to me. Again, I realize this is an unpopular opinion, and don’t mean to step on anyone’s toes.

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              • Catherine says

                I mean yuck for the idea of an Astrid/Peter hook up, like watching a guy kiss his sister. I prefer our team: Peter, Walter, Olivia to the Over There Fringe team, any day of the week.

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        • bdp says

          While I did see the Peter/Altlivia angle, I took it more from a angle specifically about Peter. It came off to me as more of a commentary on the Peter/Olivia love story since seeing as Peter thinks that’s the love story he’s living right now, he really has no idea how vastly tragic it’s becoming. I mean it’s not the first time they’ve had Peter make a comment like that without realizing how ironic it is. So it seems to fit into what they’ve been doing with him all season.

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      • BklynBetty says

        “Reagan in Casablanca…. Over There’s classic movies must have really suffered.”

        True. but, maybe a more successful acting career for Ron spared the Alt-Verse from the ‘Reagan Revolution’…

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        • ApplesBananasRhinoceros says

          In the early press release for Casablanca Over Here, Warner Bros said it was Reagan that was gonna play that role, but it was all hokum according to Snopes. So maybe Bogart was a president in the 80′s and starred in films with monkeys Over There??

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      • LizW65 says

        I really think Bogie must have had no film career at all in the AU, or at least a very insignifigant one, and Casablanca remained the minor “B” movie starring Ronald Reagan that it was originally meant to be. Alt-Liv must have genuinely thought she was watching Reagan in that clip, so I guess we can assume he never became President in the AU, or she would have realized at once that it wasn’t the same man. That was her one of biggest slip-ups yet, so it’s a good thing she was outed moments later!

        Lots to love in this episode. I agree with those who found the case itself rather routine, but it was necessary to get Broyles firmly on Team Olivia, and the last ten minutes or so elevated it to greatness. It was wonderful to see Olivia back to her old self, making connections and taking charge of the case. Nice nod to “The Same Old Story”. (And I love cliffhangers, and hate them at the same time. This is almost as bad as having to wait a whole year for another episode of “Sherlock” on PBS!)

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  5. Cody says

    So much emotion in this episode! Such wonderful acting! Ah! Whats the reason for the 2 week lowatus this time!!! Did you see the look on walternates face after they pulled our Olivia out?? HE DOESN’T KNOW WHATS COMING FOR HIM!!! I cant imagine how the next episode will play out.

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  6. LMH says

    Now I am very afraid Liv might be put in that cortexikid drug-induced coma I feared (or worse). What will Walternate do with her?! It’s the finale all over again! Maybe Olivia’s DREAMS will take her home. Or a pair of ruby slippers. sigh.

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    • FinChase says

      I’m more worried that Walternate may resort to vivisection to get that the chemical in Olivia’s brain.

      Alt-Broyles, you owe her big. Time to pay up.

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    • SF says

      I just made that comment about the ruby slippers and going home in a conversation with my friend! lol I keep thinking Olivia has to go back to what Walter said when he took the cortexitots over at the end of S2: “imagine you are a child and you can feel the universe moving through you” – that’s what Olivia has to do to go home. Tap her heels three times and go. I love it!!!

      I’m bothered by how she is tethered to the tank, though. Why is that? Because she is lholding on herself to something? Is she afraid of her ability to go between worlds? I’m fascinated by how this story of her being over there, is forcing her to use her gift on her own. I think it’s really important for the future, and an amazing way to show her coming into her own ability and strength. If she can survive Walternate in the next episode! Two weeks!!! OMG! I’m so not thankful for this little break!

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      • FinChase says

        It would also be a good time for her to explore that other little ability of her’s: You know, the one where people end up looking like a hotdog that’s been left on the grill too long. ;)

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        • Name says

          ^like.

          Yes, Olivia needs to come into her own, so even though these next two weeks will be agonizing, as will the fact that Olivia’s trapped, it’s necessary for character and plot development. Not to mention the other side will get to know what’s been kept from them as well. The writers are really outdoing themselves. AMAZING.

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        • SF says

          LOL!!! oh that would be good, really get that look of hate off Walternate’s face! thank you, you cheered my night up (still depressed over the Peter/Olivia thing)

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  7. Cody says

    @bdp “look on Walternate’s face was horrifying” Your telling me! Gosh it looked like he wanted her to drop dead!!! Its not like she was the reason for all the destruction of his universe!!! Its all about revenge at this point and walternate is out to destroy those responsible!

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    • bdp says

      Yeah at this point he doesn’t care who actually stole his son, in his mind anyone not on his side is responsible and Olivia being determined to get back, and obviously her being a very capable agent and therefore threat to his side (in his opinion anyways), means he needs her gone for good.

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      • SF says

        plus the fact she is moving back and forth between worlds……I agree with you too about the horrifying look of hatred on his face. It gave me as much shivers as the scary guy in the beginning of the episode! Monsters indeed, bookending this episode.

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  8. Sid says

    It was great to see our Olivia – I want her back in our universe..I know..I know, patient little grasshopper, right?. Anyhoo, did AltBroyle’s eyes look creepy or is it just me? they seemed kinda shiny (Christopher’s eyes were less creepier than AltBroyles). Walternate is creepy – I think he needs to chill and maybe smoke a joint with AltNina ;-)

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  9. says

    Wonderful episode. Firing on all cylinders.

    There’s some irony here. Waternate has all he wants from Olivia, and almost certainly plans to dispose of her. But he was right to treat all kidnappings as potential Fringe events, and she’s the one most in sympathy with him on the issue. He’ll probably never know.

    That case she was talking about from “before she joined Fringe” was a man stealing pituitary glands. So “The Same Old Story” pays off again. Nice Easter Egg.

    Oh Peter. The truth is right in front of you, but you need the gift shop register jockey to point it out for you.

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    • AriC says

      I believe that walternate treated all kidnappings as fringe events so that he could create fear in the population, to support his assertion that all is justifiable because “they are being attacked”. even though he knows they were not and that it was just his son that was stolen: apersonal matter, not one of national security. but by saying all kidanappings are fringe events it supports the militaristic state they seem to have, the show me’s, and other measures that may be limiting of civil liberties.

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    • Name says

      Alt-Liv and Peter is a tragedy. But their tragedy only underlines the tragedy of Olivia. Not Olivia and Peter but Olivia as an individual. As for Peter and Olivia, that goes without saying. Kind of goes with the whole Olivia-cannot-for-the-love-of-god-ever-get-a-break-she-has-to-save-herself-all-the-FREAKING-time.

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    • BklynBetty says

      Superficially – the comment about all great love stories ending in tragedies might just be pointing to the fact that ‘tonight we are in bed and all cozy and tomorrow, we’ll be trying to kill each other’

      On a deeper level – all of our main OH characters have been lead down the road to tragedy by their love. Walter – for the love of a dead son, and an alternate son – brought tragedy down on two universes, himself, his ‘son’ and his wife. Elizabeth, for love, held on to a son that wasn’t hers until presumably the guilt destroyed her. Olivia followed Peter into another Universe and lost herself there. Her previous romance, too, ended in tragedy – despite her best efforts, not even just his death, but his lies, his would-be betrayal, and Olivia’s doubting and questioning of her own perception, her judgment, her knowledge of his love. Walternate’s love for his stolen son lead him down a rabbit hole of hatred and contempt prompting him to declare against a largely oblivious world. Every love has been tragic for Peter. his mother killed herself, his father insane, his real father betrays him, and now he betrays Ourliv and himself. This is operatic stuff. This is a ‘Tragedy’ in the old, literal, Grecian sense. This is when the chorus comes out and even the gods weep.

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      • LizW65 says

        “On a deeper level – all of our main OH characters have been lead down the road to tragedy by their love…”

        I really like what you’re saying here, BB. I think you’ve pcked up on one of the principal themes of the show.

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  10. Page 48 says

    If there was ever any doubt that this is the “Olivia Dunham Show”, it must surely be dispelled by now. It can be no coincidence that the most impressive episodes of “Fringe” waste the fewest frames on the Boys of Bishop.

    And, to think that this is the same show that use to spin its wheels (and those of its viewers) with boring nonsense about molebabies, vampire chicks, and magic dragons.

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Peter continues to put his full faith in a woman who thinks Ronald Reagan starred in “Casablanca”. What a schmuck!

    “Play it again, Gipper”.

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    • Bishop Takes Queen says

      Frankly, I am tired of the “Olivia Dunham Show.” Since Season 1 it has been shoved down the viewer’s throats that everything revolves around Olivia. This season, while decent so far, is the worst offender – making the ensemble cast of “our” world look dumber just to enhance the adventures of Olivia. I also have never fawned over the alternate Fringe team, and could care less about the goings on of the alt-universe.

      I miss the interactions of the ensemble cast from seasons past – that, to me, is what Fringe is about. And I rather like the Bishop Boys and their complicated, convoluted father-son relationship.

      But whatever, people’s opinions are just that.

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    • FinChase says

      It is indeed “The Olivia Dunham Show”! The episodes just seem to crackle when she’s at the center of it.

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    • Catherine says

      Actually the Bishops are always my favorite part. Don’t shoot yourself in the foot, 48. Do away with the Bishops and you can wave Fringe good bye for sure.

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      • Page 48 says

        “Do away with the Bishops and you can wave Fringe good bye for sure.”

        Oh sure, bring THAT up.

        I thought Peter was at his best after he lost the bitter snarkiness of S1 and definitely before love came to town in S3. Hopefully, he can regain that middle ground once love bites the dust.

        But Walter? Where do I begin with him? He’s just much too cartoonish and childlike for my taste. I realize that all of these shows have to have the comic-relief character(s) (Marshall, Hurley, The Lone Gunmen, etc…), but Walter’s endless loop of “poop, fart, and self-medicate” makes me want to run, not walk, to the other universe to hang out with Olivia.

        So, is it even remotely possible that I could favour the Boys of Bishop over Olivia? Ummmmmmmmmmm, no can do.

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  11. Count Screwloose says

    I don’t mind a little tip of the cap now and then (FRINGE has certainly done its share), but this was so transparently SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (with the ending from RED DRAGON cobbled on) that it felt overly familiar, to put it kindly.

    Making the church a symptom of an immuno-suppressed universe was kind of neat, but otherwise it felt like a place holder whose only purpose was to get the players in position for the real episode. Hey, they can’t all be WHITE TULIP!

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  12. MNTwinsFanID says

    2 WEEKS!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOO! What could Fox possibly put on Thanksgiving night that could be more important than Olivia (our dear, sweet Dunhaminator) coming home. It’s perfect, too-isn’t Thanksgiving all about getting the family back together?

    As a side note, what happens if/when Walternate finds out Broyleante knows? First he (Walternate) lied about the victims of Amber 31422, now it would appear Broylenate has figured out Walternate intends Olivia to be either a test animal or a “casulity” J-U-I-C-Y!

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    • MNTwinsFanID says

      Oh, yeah-so much for any sympathy for Walternate. As Al Pacino said in Scarface, “Say good night to the bad guy. You aint never gonna see a bad guy like this again!”

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      • number six says

        He seriously needs a mustache to twirl. Even more so after watching the sneak peek for next week’s episode. Ugh! So much for hoping for the show to give him some layers.

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        • MNTwinsFanID says

          Roco is going to be crushed they went for Walternate as evil incarnate. He’s been begging for some humanity from Walternate.

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    • FinChase says

      And what’s really depressing is that it appears we are going to be over here. I want to stay with our Olivia and get her home.

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      • bdp says

        I have a feeling that while most of it will be Over Here, they’re also going to give us at least a significant dose of what is going on Over There too. At least I’m hoping.

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      • SF says

        I want to get her home too!! Please!!!! Fast!!! Oh I had no idea there was a two week break coming up! Come on, forget the Simpsons, put on Fringe! We get broken up by so many things, why can’t Fox let Fringe be shown consistently for two months without a break?

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        • FinChase says

          They never show regular network shows on Thanksgiving night. I wish they had started the season a week earlier.

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          • Mireya says

            While I want Fringe back as much as everybody, I couldn’t imagine being able to watch it with a house full of relatives celebrating Thanksgiving. Even if I shut myself in a room and turned up the volume on the T.V., it would still be impossible to watch it in peace. So I guess I can tolerate the hiatus again, but just barely. ;)

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            • BklynBetty says

              I am with you Mireya – it’s hard enough watching it with just my roommate there, constantly messing around with her iphone in stead of sitting in rapt and expectant awe as she *should* be. I can’t imagine getting a fulfilling experience with my parents arguing and 4 dogs trying to sit on me all at once…

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  13. cortexifan says

    Another great episode, lots of references for Olivia to be reminded of where she’s from. The bearbook in Maxs room, Charlie saying “let bag and tag it’ from Ability.
    I also thought it was cute when Broyles was leaving a message for his wife and then his phone rang again, he thought it was her but it was Olivia. How many times has Olivia talked to someone on the phone and then it rang again and she thought it was the same person again but then it was Broyles.
    When Chris asked her about saving the children she acted like she didn’t know what he was talking about, does she not have Bolivias memories anymore?

    Olivia needs to find a new apartment.

    In the preview was Bolivia putting a gun to Olivia’s head in that one scene, it also looks like experimenting on Olivia.
    Can we go to an alternate Universe where episode 8 will air next week. Argh

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  14. cortexifan says

    I don’t want to spoil anything but since we (I) can’t wait for two weeks you can go to Fringe’s home page on Fox and watch a clip. Now I for sure don’t want to wait 2 weeks.

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    • Page 48 says

      Broylenate needs to man up for Olivia, especially in light of what she’s just done for him and his family. I have every confidence that he will do the right thing. He’s hearing the simple truth for the first time, that there is no “war” between the universes.

      The very fact that that he heads up Alt-Fringe Division means that Broylenate’s mind in wide open to all manner of impossibilities, presumably including the idea that his own Dear Secretary may be lying his ass off to push his own apocalyptic agenda. The Colonel is not stupid and, by now he knows that Olivia reeks of credibility, so I think Olivia can count on his support, although it may not happen as quickly as she (and we) would like.

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        • Page 48 says

          “I like Alt-broyles more than our own!”

          I’m starting to feel that way as well. Maybe it’s just that our Broyles isn’t involved enough in the story. At least Alt-Broyles never taunted Olivia with “Liason” like our guy did (although, in fairness he dropped that pretty quickly).

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          • Hatch says

            You know, the “Liason” taunting really stuck out to me last time I watched the Pilot as almost out of character with the Broyles we know now. I guess you could interpret it as him trying to test if she was Fringe material, but it just seems strange now.

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  15. Hatch says

    You know, this episode could have been pretty lame. The case was basically the reverse of “Same Old Story”, and that Phantom of the Opera mask was just this side of completely cheesy. However, the emotional intensity and friction between the characters – especially between Olivia and Broylnate – totally sold it. Can’t say enough praise about the acting on this show. The last few minutes had me totally tensed up.

    Also: “I’m from a parallel universe” …and she dives into the water. Perfect.

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  16. Karo says

    I think we can deduct from the promo that in 3×08, we’re gonna spend time in both universes. Which is thrilling!

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  17. Name says

    Does anyone think it’s a little funny that the message Olivia gave Peter was that she was trapped? Kind of implied that she long knew she’d been replaced and that Peter had no effing clue, so needed a little wake up call.

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        • FinChase says

          Actually, we don’t know for sure if she was aware that AltLivia went over. Remember in the first episode, when Dr. Anderson asked what had happened to her team, Olivia said, “I don’t know. I assume they had to go back without me.” She may suspect that a switch has occurred, but I don’t think she knows for certain.

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            • FinChase says

              Charlie told Lincoln what? That AltLivia crossed over? I thought it was pretty clearly established in “Olivia” and “The Plateau” that they believe that this is their Olivia Dunham. Remember, Charlie was even worried about it and Linc dismissed the idea that there was a switch. Only Alt Broyles know.

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              • says

                Charlie told Lincoln the other Walter and Olivia escaped along with Peter back to the other universe, so it’s no secret that the other Olivia crossed over.

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                • FinChase says

                  I have to disagree with you here. Perhaps you should go back and rewatch “Olivia” and “The Plateau”. Charlie and Lincoln believe this is “their” Olivia. Only Broyles has been told the truth. Mother Dunham certainly believes that Olivia is her daughter.

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                  • BklynBetty says

                    It’s no secret that ‘an Olivia’ crossed over, one of them. And if it wasn’t Ourliv, which she realizes that it wasn’t once her memories come back – then it stands to reason that it was Altliv. Or, failing that, once she realizes that she’s Ourliv living Altliv life – she must wonder – where the h*** is the ‘real’ Red Universe Olivia. Liv is a smart girl, i bet she has already put it together.

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                • Name says

                  “the other Walter and Olivia”

                  If that’s verbatim, then the adjective of “other” is applied to Olivia as well. Therefore, he meant “the other Walter and the other Olivia.

                  Case closed.

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  18. cortexifan says

    I was just rewatching the preview and Astrid drops a bottle in the lab. Is it too early to speculate, will you let me?
    I think Broyles is going to help her.
    I wonder if there is a tank in Walternate’s old lab in Boston and maybe Broyles takes her there so she can come back to our Universe in our lab? Too far fetched?

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    • says

      Soon enough the preview will be up here and I can’t wait to see everyone’s ideas. I will say, I like where your heads at and there are so many it can go. That’s what makes the 2 week break all the more agonizing.

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      • Pam says

        I thought Broyles will help her get to wherever Liv met Bell in season 1 and she will be able to use something from that place to cross over.

        Actually, the thing is, Olivia’s gift is that she doesn’t need any props to cross over – she just has to come into full realization of her ability. Maybe walternate’s next part of the plan will scare her too much that she will just disappear from her cell!

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  19. says

    I wonder if Wyatt Toomy is a tip of the hat to X-files. There was a character called “Tooms” (I think) and if I remember correctly he struck every 10 or twenty years and used the bile from his victims livers to keep from getting old.

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  20. cortexifan says

    Ok, last one for tonight. Don’t forget to watch repeats on Saturdays at 11/10pm, you know, to show support.

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  21. says

    This show is great. Candyman was a little cheesy, but I like when they solve cases and I like that they put evil away. It’s nice that there are villains that don’t take mulitiple seasons to put away, and there will always be a procedural element to Fringe even if it’s not the dominant element by any means. I love Boyles-nate, and Lance Reddick just gets better and better. I love that he (or rather our version of Broyles) solved the finger print clue last episode.

    The ending was great, as was the look on Noble’s face. Made me remember how great he was at being hateful in Return of the King. I know he wants us to feel sympathy for Walternate, but he makes it so hard with his ice cold/furious rage portrayal of the Secretary.

    It is still mind boggling to me that each week we watch essentially the same cast of actors, as my brain doesn’t register the two different versions of Walter, Olivia, Brandon, Astrid, or Broyles as even the same people, let alone the same actors. It really feels like I’m watching 10 seperate human beings, not the same 5 actors playing two roles each. What they’ve done this season is amazing, shortcomings and occasional misfires accepted.

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  22. Maer says

    Here’s something i dont get; we learned that Olivia was able go burn a room with her mind and that her trivia was fear. Her abilities have been turned on, right? She was able to see that Peter was from another universe, she was able to travel back and forh, how come she has not done much more?

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    • Sort of Addicted says

      We have also learnt that Olivia’s abilities are only triggered in specific m oments, by fear. She figured out Peter is from Over There because when they were about to kiss, she felt some kind of fear (for the situation and perhaps the kiss and its outcome itself); what powered the travelling back was also fear (of losing Peter, I guess, besides the help of the rest of the Cortexigang), but that’s not what made her come back – in A New Day in Old Town and later Moment Deferred (season 2) we see that she was pulled form Over Here to There (to meet Bell) and then “sent” back Here.

      Basically, I think that in order to trigger her abilities she has to be very afraid in a very specific moment, meaning she does not have her abilities “on” permanently. But yeah, maybe knowing now that Walternate will probably kill her trying to figure out how Cortexiphan works it will make her… set something on fire, which will mean they’re on and someone else should start to be afraid too…

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  23. says

    Damn I so enjoyed it, I went with 8/10 which it easily deserved, I didn’t rank it higher due to expectation that the next few episodes are going to be even better.

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  24. runpaceyrun says

    Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god…..sorry i cant help it. Ive just finished watching this episode (i live in australia and had to wait to get home from work to download it). This episode was epic….and i mean epic! Finally we have our Olivia back. I have missed her so much. I really hated having 2 Altlivias in the show….i so loathe that woman. But i do love Anna…she has been OUTSTANDING during season 3. Everything about this episode was awesome. The boy who played Christopher Broyles was simply amazing. It was great to have Henry back….and it was nice to see Brolyesnate show some compassion and understanding. The 2 Broyles are the same……and im glad that he has connected with Olivia and that she can reach out to him.
    Did you see the look on Walternates face when they pulled Olivia out of the tank? He looked so evil and vindictive…i just wanted to slap him! John Noble is doing a fantastic job playing Walter and Walternate. But i have to say…i also loathe Walternate. As for the rest of the people in the Alt-universe….well i like them. It is really nice to see Charlie back. I hope they work out a way to keep him in he show.
    I guess i must have been stressing out a little too much about Fringe because at the end of the episode when the woman called Peter…gave him the message and then hung up….well i burst into tears! Truely.. i burst into tears. Dont know where they came from but i guess they were tears of joy …and probably tears of angst. Because now Peters world is going to change….and i adore him ….but im just so damn happy that Olivia is one step closer to coming home. That step at the moment looks very ominous…and im not sure how she will get home BUT i am just so happy. When Olivia gets back there will be pain, angst and tears all round for all our Fringe team…but i know these episodes will be awesome….and i cannot wait.
    But i need someone to help me out. I have a dilemma. I am a teacher in australia (melbourne actually)and have to sit down and write 22 reports for all the children in my grade (i teach grade 2 in case you were wondering). Its nearly the end of the school year here and these are their final reports. Heres my problem…….how am i going to be able to concentrate in order to get them done. I just so want to watch and rewatch this episode again and again….and how can i concentrate when i know Fringe is on lowatus for Thanksgiving (we dont celebrate it here)….and how can i concentrate when all i want to know is what Peters reaction will be when the penny finally drops? I am going to go insane waiting for the next episode.
    My final words….this episode was awesome, epic and outstanding!!!! No wonder im am totally and utterly addicted and obsessed by it! I love Fringe!!!!

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    • MNTwinsFanID says

      If you listen to the promo that played in the US after 6955 kHz, you can clearly hear Peter say, “First you’re going to tell me what you know, then I’m going to kill you” I can only hope he’s talking to Bolivia. If you want some spoilers (And I mean MAJOR spoilers), Roco’s got a link to an article on TVGuide.com. The link is under the post about The Two Olivias “Breaking” Peter.

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    • cortexifan says

      I’m with you. I don’t want to go to work. I just want to sit here, read what everyone wrote, watch the episode over and over, watch the preview and promo and be in my Fringe world. Ok, I’m snapping out of it. 13 days and counting.

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      • ApplesBananasRhinoceros says

        Maybe that’s why they gave us a two-week break, so we’d have time for life and multiple rewatches…

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        • runpaceyrun says

          ApplesBananasRhinocerous……..i dont have a life. Fringe IS my life. I am so addicted to it, it isnt funny. At my home i have all the huge Glyph posters framed and hanging, the last 3 Comic Con posters framed and hanging, huge posters of both dvd covers framed and hanging….multiple copies of the dvds, all the comics on display etc, etc.. and of course i live on Fringebloggers and other Fringe fan sites. I am one obsessed Fringe freak. Which is probably why i wont be able to properly concentrate for the next 2 weeks! I really think i need to visit Walter and have him mix me up one of his special little brews…or maybe i just need some Brown Betty!

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          • ApplesBananasRhinoceros says

            RPR hey i’m abnormally addicted to Fringe too!! I just don’t have any posters (wish i did though). I only have the comic books all over my walls and the Olivia/Walter Altlivia/Walternate changing fan thing from comic-con and i STILL get people saying I’m crazy. I tell them, this is nothing, I’m actually holding back…

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            • runpaceyrun says

              ApplesBananasRhinocerous……its just so nice to know there are people who are addicted to Fringe as much as me. I so love this show. I forgot to mention that i also went for a holiday to Canada this year and spent 2 weeks in Vancouver just on the off chance they were out filming when i was there. Missed them every time…..but i intend to go back next year. They are not taking this show off the air…i have Comic Con 2011 plans and Fringe watching plans to be implemented in Vancouver.

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              • SF says

                My family are so used to me watching Fringe episodes over and over!!!! they expect it now. And the wallpaper on my desktop on both computers are Fringe scenes……I don’t own the comic book though I have held it in my hands, and I have so many pictures on my computer from different episodes, home and at work! Fringe goes wherever I go……just thought you’d like to know that there’s lots of us Fringe-obsessed fans out here!

                And I really don’t want to wait two weeks to find out what Peter does, and what Walternate does with Olivia!!

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                • runpaceyrun says

                  SF…..another kindred spirit. I have watched and rewatched each series so often that i can recite all episodes in order. My friends think im mad! I also have lots of downloaded photos from Fringe eps on both my laptops. About 350 pics on each. Fringe goes everywhere with me too. I even took my laptop to Canada with me with some downloaded series 2 eps on it so that i wouldnt have withdrawal symptoms whilst i was away. Even the kids in my grade know what Fringe is ….and they definitely know who Joshua Jackson is. They are so cute…they’ve even downloaded pictures for me and brought them to school. Yep…..theres some brainwashing going on here!

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                  • cortexifan says

                    I stopped counting how many times I’ve rewatched S1 and S2 including all the extra stuff.First thing I do when I come home from work is go to my computer and check all the sites for new info. I still find things I haven’t seen before. I put the soundtrack on my ipod and listen to it while I clean other peoples houses. I also have it playing in my car all the time. This is how I obsessed I am, I’ve used lines from the show in certain situations and they work great. My desktop background is Fringe and I exchange it ever so often.
                    I want more soundtrack, more episodes, more seasons and awards for the show and a t-shirt. It is the best thing out there. So rpr, it is great to know that I’m not the only obsessed cortexifan out there. What’s your favorite Walter moment?
                    I want

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              • ApplesBananasRhinoceros says

                I was in Vancouver for the Olympics (right before I got into Fringe) and visited some of the old X-Files shooting locations in my off-time and other places. So whenever they are in the alley outside of Massive Dynamic with all the cool graffiti, I get so happy that I got lost there and found that alley!!

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                • runpaceyrun says

                  ApplesBananasRhinocerous…..i feel the same way every time i see the “Over There” Fringe headquarters…its the Library building in Vancouver and i walked past it at least twice a day whilst i was there. When i see it i just clap my hands with glee….its silly i know but i just get so excited to see places on Fringe eps that i have been to. Whilst i was in Vanocouver i made sure i went to China Town, Gas Town and down Robson, Granville and Burrard streets just so i could identify where they had filmed. I also went to Victory Square which feartured in Fracture…it was a 2 minute walk from my hotel and when i found it i was so excited….i actually tried to find the spot that Olivia, Peter and Broyles stood….just so i could feel like i was in Fringe. Yep..i know im weird but hey…i had fun anyway.

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  25. Vanessa says

    OH MY GOD!
    i just watched it and i’m still shaking. Oh god! What will walternate do to olivia??
    I’m totally upset!!
    This episode was sooo wonderful, like olivia could handle with all the children!! so sweet

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  26. jacksonheights says

    Loved the episode. Being a long time Fringe watcher we know the story arc with Olivias journey home would need to continue for several episodes. While the writers have done a fantastic job storytelling I thought that they were supposed to try to make Walternate, and Fauxlivia sympathetic, so we would care about the alt universe as much as we care about our own. This was pointed out vivdly by the way we know see Broylnate. His wife, his son and Broylanate inablity to confront the abduction. I was hoping to see more of Walternates pain and his comment to Broylnate how eventhough Peter returned damaged seemed hollow. I am hoping that to get Olivia back Peter will enlist Lizanate and get some back story and we can see Walternate do something besides scowl.
    I am not a fan of the P/O relationship so the boards have been tough to read because so many of you are concerned with happy endings. Thank you to the writers for the best love stories end in tragedy.

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  27. Page 48 says

    “I am not a fan of the P/O relationship”

    Nor am I. It looks wrong, sounds wrong, feels wrong, IS wrong.

    I don’t mind the bogus relationship ending in tragedy, but I DO NOT want Alt-Livia killed off. She’s making it difficult for me to make the case that she deserves any kind of a break, but I would rather see her character rehabbed than merely disposed of in a fit of feel-good payback.

    Broylenate is finally beginning his first semester of “Reality 101″. I would like to see Alt-Livia enrolled in the same class ASAP.

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  28. mlj102 says

    I think I’m going to save most my comments for Roco’s official review… However, I did want to point out one fun little thing I discovered that I haven’t seen anyone else mention. It’s actually not even part of the episode, but from the recap of previous episodes part at the beginning. At one point in the recap, right when it shows Olivia in the tank and crossing over where she breaks one of the snow globes, you can hear a brief clip of noise that sounded like something in reverse. So, using the limited tools I have, I was able to reverse it to hear that it was the quote when Nina told Olivia of Bell’s theory that “Only one world would remain” if a door was ever opened between the two sides. In fact, that was the first time we saw the snow globe demonstration. So it’s nothing really new, but I thought it was a fun little Easter Egg, especially since it was so deliberately placed at the point where one of the snow globes shattered, representing Nina’s point.

    I wonder if this is simply highlighting the idea that, as much as Peter and Olivia want to believe that there’s a way for both worlds to survive, that’s not going to be possible and one of the worlds is inevitably going to be destroyed. Or is it saying something more? Is it the specific way that events are unfolding that will cause one world to die? Is it suggesting that if Olivia goes home, it will lead to the death of one of the worlds? Or is it just taking advantage of a nice moment of symbolism to remind us of what is at stake? Probably the last one, but it’s still neat to think about.

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    • Pam says

      Interesting! I too did hear that and I usually have sub-titles on so that I don’t miss anything and it said something like [dialogue on the reverse]….so, I guess that is something they want us to pay attention to?

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  29. Lauren says

    Where the heck is Sam Weiss?

    Also, the moment when Peter got the message from gift shop lady gave me chills. I suppose it could be due to the fact I had no heat in my apartment last night, but it was most likely caused by damn good writing and the look on Peter’s face.

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    • Pam says

      I am totally with you there! I had heat on in my apt, but, right from when Liv jumps into the water, I was literally shaking very badly….and it took me half an episode of mentalist to get my bearing back on :)

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  30. Pierce says

    So many thoughts about the episode I hardly know where to begin.

    One thing that came to mind was now that Olivia is back in the drivers seat of her mind have Altlivia’s memories faded away? I got the distinct impression they had with her slip up on telling the little boy she was an FBI agent, and not realizing her mistake until alternate Broyles let her know he’s aware she knows she’s not the other Olivia. I was hoping she would retain those memories, because they may prove to be helpful down the line.

    While the case was routine for the most part, I thought the writers did a good job of intergrating it with Olivia reassurting herself in the investigation, and showing persistence with alt/Broyles much like she does with her Broyles.

    Thought the child actor who played Christopher not only resembled Lance Reddick, he did an excellent job especially in his scenes with Torv. Even some of his mannerisms reminded me of how Lance plays Broyles. Excellent casting.

    If FOX decides to do a spinoff with Torv and Andre Royo, I’d be their number one fan. Love their scenes together.

    So, all the little oddities, and not quite right responses from the other Olivia finally clicked into place for Peter with that phone call. It was so Fringe to unveil the truth in such an unexpected way that just added more suspense to the situation. If the promo was anything to go by, if people have been disappointed in Peter’s obliviousness regarding alternate Olivia, then they’ll be thrilled to see how he handles himself with full knowledge that she’s infiltrated their team.

    I’m really enjoying how the story seems to be folding back over itself by picking up threads from S1 in developing the AU storyline. The deeper we delve we’re beginning to see how much the two universes are a mirror reflection or echo of the other.

    Then there’s the Anna Torv. She has been simply spectacular this season. Her portrayal of the two Olivia’s has been nuanced and layered, where I often forget it’s the same actress playing dual versions of her character. I loved seeing her reassert herself as the most intuitive one in the room as she attacked the case with the same tenaciousness as she does over here. What makes this stand out is the fact that you’d figure her attention would be more focused on going home, but she was truly invested solving the case. It’s one of the things that seems to separate the two Olivia’s. I’m sure alternate Olivia has her strengths, but she seems to lack the same insight, empathy and intuitiveness as our Olivia, which is what makes her exceptional.

    Great episode.

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  31. FlashWriter says

    This was such a great episode and another bravura performance from Anna Torv. It is completely brilliant how our Olivia can be so completely likable (dare I say Lovable?), and Bolivia can be so instantly annoying. I thought it was just me, reacting to the whole plot line. My wife, though, who really hasn’t kept up that much, reacts the same way. Even though they both look the same, it’s almost like two different actresses are playing the part.

    And there was such a profound humanity in this episode. I haven’t rated any episode this high in many a week. Just fantastic.

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  32. Page 48 says

    “It is completely brilliant how our Olivia can be so completely likable (dare I say Lovable?), and Bolivia can be so instantly annoying.”

    If Olivia was allowed to spend any more time Over There working cases while conscious of her real identity, I think Alt-Fringe Division would soon get to the point where they would be disappointed if they had to go back to their own Olivia. It’s clear that they have traded up.

    If all the facts came to light, Alt-Livia would soon have trouble finding friends on either side.

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  33. Observer1 says

    I love Broylnate this episode: he has a wife and kid! Hooray! :D Broylnate the familyman. Sympathic. Goodfather and husband. ‘Fringie of the week’ for me. :)

    I still dislike Walternate, specially in the end. Harsh. Unpersonal. Cold. Don’t like the man.

    And what about Olivia? Will she ever get back home? Can she escape (with help from Broylnate perhaps)? Luckily the cleaning lady was helpful enough.

    But that … person of an Altlivia! In Peternate’s arms, cosying up. Aaargh. You get the meaning.

    I want Olivia to come home. Permanent. Let her fight the war ‘over here’. I don’t care about storyline arcs, i don’t care about consequenses ‘over there’, i just want Olivia to come home. Or do i have to get involved myself as an Observer? We’ll see…

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  34. T says

    Here’s a possibility…feel free to shoot it down if I’ve missed something:

    Haven’t the producers said that Peter as a character will be vindicated? Maybe Peter will be redeemed by saving Olivia from the altuniverse by communicating with Walternate via the typewriter (assuming they typewriter is found once they discover altliva) and offering himself as a trade for Olivia.

    Wouldn’t that be an interesting choice for Walternate? What would Walternate rather have the weapon (Peter) or our universe’s defense (Olivia)?

    Oh the possibilities!

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  35. FinChase says

    Just a few thoughts on this episode:

    First, truly a superb episode. Sixteen hours after watching it and I’m still psyched from watching it and can’t get it out of my mind. I didn’t find the Candyman story cheesy; maybe I’m still afraid of what lurks in my closet at night. I loved meeting Alt-Broyles’ family, and I really felt for their pain. I found myself totally invested in the story, and was almost willing Olivia to put all the clues together. I was so involved that I didn’t even notice that Olivia slipped and said “FBI”. It probably just seemed so right that I didn’t even question it.

    Second, was it wonderful to see our Olivia truly back or what? There she was, getting in people’s faces, refusing to take no for an answer, making intuitive leaps, putting other people’s well-being in front of her own, and charging in where angels fear to tread. I have to echo the comments that a number of other people have made regarding Anna Torv’s performance: She is doing fabulous job of creating two characters who are so different and yet also the same. She’s doing it in such subtle ways, too. You truly do forget that it is the same actress playing both roles.

    I loved the links back to season one episodes. There were actually two links back to “The Same Old Story. Of course, there was the “magic old man baby” villain. But also, in “TSOS”, the killer’s name was Christopher, same as Broyles’ son. The second link might not have been deliberate. There was also the same “Burlap Bear” book in the kidnapped boy’s room that Olivia read to Ella in “Unleashed.” That seems very appropriate considering both episodes involve facing monsters, and also because Ella’s voice was instrumental in bringing Olivia back to herself.

    I have to make a special mention of John Noble. I have never seen such a look of concentrated hatred on any person’s face. If looks could kill, Olivia would be dead now. I didn’t think he could give her a worse look than the one he gave in the last scene of “Over There”, but this was much worse. I know Walternate has suffered; I believe that he was as damaged by Walter’s actions as his world. It was truly poignant—and telling—when he remarked that even when the lost son comes back, the damage is irreparable. But it seems as if his soul is completely warped now, and there may be no going back for him. If he’s planning what I think he is for Olivia, then he’s lost as far as I’m concerned.

    There were so many great moments in this episode, but I think my favorite moment came when Olivia told Henry to follow the same bearings back and he’d avoid all the patrol boats. When he asked how she knew this, Olivia responds, “I memorized their schedule when I escaped.” Of course she did! Cold, exhausted, frightened, and pumped full of strange drugs, she still manages to memorize the patrol boats’ schedule. Welcome back, Olivia; you make any universe you are in a better place.

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  36. Pierce says

    Another thought came to me about the scene where Olivia asks alternate Broyles if she can speak with his son. It’s interesting to see the larger themes of the show reflected in Broyles argument against protecting his son, and the limited childhood he has left, and Olivia pointing out that despite what Christopher (same name as Dr. Penrose’s “son”) had gone through the danger looming for the recently abducted child and other children in the future was larger than him.

    The greater good vs. personal interest.

    It reflected last week’s episode where Walter stood in staunch opposition to Peter building that device. Both parents objection makes perfect sense from a personal standpoint, but there is a greater good that coule be served, and it’s difficult to see that perspective given their emotional involvement.

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  37. AnOlive says

    Another brilliant performance by Anna Torv; she has done the impossible, 4 different versions of Olivia, keeping everyone on the edge.
    Over there has been great, scenes between Anna and Lance always a joy to watch. And a relief taht there were no tiring walter and peter, besides the horrible head.p.

    Why is no one campaigning for Anna Torv to get the Emmy , she does all the hard work, emotionally, drawing people in in believing the story-lines and physically.

    The scene with the boy on the beach, I saw photos of that while they were preparing, Anna taking so much time with him, it shows.

    She did teach children drama for a while, she is really great with child-actors.

    Enjoyed Henry back, and love the idea of Andre Royo of him and Anna Torv doing a spinn-off in crime-fighting, that is how much he enjoys working with her.

    Next 3×08 sneak peak shows once more why Anna Torv should be up at the Golden Globes and the Emmy’s, no one is doing what she is doing.

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  38. says

    I think Olivia is still retaining some of Altlivia’s memories. She seemed to be able to recall information from the past that only Altlivia should know. I found it interesting that both Olivias joined the Fringe team 2 years ago. I too enjoyed the story, didn’t think it was boring at all. It was extremely useful in showing that Olivia was definitely back, her take charge attitude, butting up against Broyles in a difficult situation, her fondness and amazing ability with kids, etc. Also it showed that Olivia is far and away more insightful and just smarter than Altlivia. But I’m wondering when the full switch happened? In the last episode, she still needed Projection Peter to tell her that she needed to go home which tells me at that point she was still mostly Altlivia. And here she is most definitely Blue Universe Olivia. I would have liked to have seen more of the transition, I guess.

    The ending was great. But it’s really been bugging me why they can pull her back? We’ve already seen that when she crosses over, she shows up in the exact same spot in the gift shop which would indicate that is the exact position of the tank. And she must not be fully crossed over because they are able to pull her back out of the tank, even though she has obviously moved her position. Shouldn’t it be that they bring her back and she’s in a hallway or something? That’s bugging me. It seems extremely inconsistent with the story they’ve been telling so far. And how can she be existing in two places at once? Shouldn’t they come to the tank and find a floating respirator in the water? Maybe she only truly crosses over when she does it in a calm and centered manner like when they came over with the other cortixitots.

    I’m so glad Peter finally knows. I really really really hope they pick up the next episode right where he’s hanging up the phone. I want to see it all go down.

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    • mlj102 says

      I hadn’t considered the question of how they got her back when she was no longer in the same location as the tank, but I did wonder how they got her back when she had crossed over. Here’s my theory on that one:

      Olivia’s still learning how to use her ability. She doesn’t have full control of it yet. When the other Cortexiphan Kids were with her, she was supported and had the added strength to allow them all to cross over. But on her own, she’s not as powerful yet. She hasn’t developed her ability far enough to the point where she’s able to control it and cross over easily. She’s still learning. That’s why she still needs the added assistance of the tank. And so I’m thinking that, being at this particular level in developing her ability, she can cross over, but not fully. Consequently, she crosses over, but she’s also still over there because she hasn’t completely crossed over. She’s clearly on our side, but since she doesn’t have enough strength and control, it’s only temporary, so she’s still over there, too. I see it as her being in this intermediate stage where she can cross over, but not completely, so she’s technically still in both places at the same time. I think it’s a matter of her needing to practice and progress to the point where she’s able to fully cross over, permanently, and to do it on her own.

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      • Pierce says

        My sister and I were talking about this yesterday, and that’s the conclusion we came to as well. Since she hasn’t learned to control her abilities (because I believe she posseses several besides being able to cross between universes safely) by the time Walternate’s guards started pulling out of the tank, physically, she was crossing back, which is why she (and the audience) saw that glimmer around the housekeeping lady.

        I hope once she returns home, she’ll go to Nina and Walter to have Massive Dynamic help her like they did the other Cortexiphan kids in controlling, and perhaps discovering the other abilities she possesses.

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    • FinChase says

      “But I’m wondering when the full switch happened? In the last episode, she still needed Projection Peter to tell her that she needed to go home which tells me at that point she was still mostly Altlivia.”

      Actually, I don’t think she’s needed Projection Peter since the moment she heard Ella’s voice. I think the writers merely used Projection Peter as a storytelling device in this instance so that we, the audience, would understand that a) Olivia was in serious danger, and b) She knows it.

      “But it’s really been bugging me why they can pull her back?”

      I think it’s very similar to what she apparently did on her own in “The Road Not Taken”. She clearly crossed or “flashed” over briefly then; she had enough of a physical presence in that world where she could interact with other people, Alt-Charlie and Alt-Broyles, for instance. But she also was apparently still on our side. Broyles could see her standing there when he walked in his office. They never explained how that worked, although I’ve often wished they would have done so. And why did it happen then? I wonder if it was because AltLivia was investigating a near identical case at the same time?

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  39. LizW65 says

    “The ending was great. But it’s really been bugging me why they can pull her back? We’ve already seen that when she crosses over, she shows up in the exact same spot in the gift shop which would indicate that is the exact position of the tank….”

    I think they keep pulling her back because the two universes have to stay in balance, and if she had left the gift shop as she tried to do, something else would have to travel over in her stead. She didn’t want the cleaning lady to cross over and get trapped there, so she returned voluntarily. At least that was the impression I got.

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    • Pam says

      I think exchanging things of equal mass happens only if U travel in the primitive way designed by Walter and Bell. With Olivia, it is a more sophisticated form of travel. So, she need not send something back in her stead. I think the reason they were able to pull her back is because either a) she has only partially crossed over and is still in two universes or b) she opens a doorway to cross but, she still hasn’t learnt to close the door behind her. I tend to think it is the latter because that was the reason they used in Over there – 2 as well, for the rest of the fringe team to return home – where “Bell powered the machine enough to open a door where Olivia has already provided a crack”
      This tells me Olivia has still not come completely into her ability – which is why, as someone pointed out, she still needs the tank. And, which is also why, I think, she is still being held back there (as a necessary step in the Hero’s journey).

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  40. Isa says

    OMG! Fantastic episode!

    There are so many things to be said, but I just to point out (as others did) how much I loooove to see Olivia back!!! This is indeed Olivia’s show. She was awesome. I missed her so much… she’s so good at investigating, she’s so powerfull! And of course, my only concern right now is for her to be back home.

    And how fun was to watch Olivia playing Bolivia? Hahahaha that was great. So, this season we have seen Olivia being Olivia, Bolivia being Bolivia, Bolivia playing Olivia, Olivia thinking she’s Bolivia, Olivia pretending she’s Bolivia… And everything seems different, and yet very subtle. Anna Torv, people!

    Wow, just wow, Fringe! \o/

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  41. Xochitl says

    OMG! OMG! OMG! just finished watching the episode, OMG! finally! how the hell is he going to have her back, how?

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  42. Pam says

    Mlj102,

    Did you notice that this time, when she crossed over, she did not break the globe? So, maybe the reversed voice was actually indicative of the struggle inside Liv, between the real Liv and Alt-Liv’s memories. And, as in universes, here too, only one can survive – and finally, the real Liv survived…..

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    • FinChase says

      Interesting idea! I did notice that she didn’t break the snow globe, but I didn’t think of it in terms of an inner struggle.

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    • mlj102 says

      That’s an interesting perspective — I like it. I think that scene could definitely be interpreted in a couple of different ways. Thanks for sharing that perspective.

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  43. FinChase says

    I rewatched the episode last night and I finally realized what the “new” snack was that Lincoln gave to Olivia: Red Vines. No wonder she looked so funny when she saw them.

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    • Lila says

      Yay I finally watched it! And know I’m freaking out, I can’t wait till December 2nd!!!!
      Yeah i saw it too, I found it so funny the face Olivia made when she saw what it was! Bet she remembered Walter

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      • fedorafadares says

        Hey! Bell was eating Red Vines “Over There” when he was driving Walter to the AltHarvard Lab! How’d he get ‘em?

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  44. giorgio says

    Ok, I just saw “The Abducted” (I live in Greece) and I have to say I am totally blown away. W-O-W. This is why I love Fringe.

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