Welcome to the rewatch for episode 16 of Fringe season 2 – “Olivia. In The Lab. With The Revolver”. In this rewatch we search for new perspectives ahead of the final leg of our rewatch journey.
We have renamed this episode: From Childhood.
Newly Observed Perspectives
- On a base level, James Heath‘s act of draining energy from fellow Cortexiphan subjects reinforces the message that they’re all connected. This energy that runs through them, and maybe all humans on a smaller level, interconnects them.
“I see you’re still not sleeping.”
- Indeed, Mr. Fantasy.
“When you’ve been up all night, time is just a matter of semantics.”
- We’ve said a lot about this quote already, but I’ll mention it here since I think the character will be quite important in season 3:
“I’m older than I look. I barely remember my childhood. I’m also taller than I appear.”
- And the question that brought about that answer:
“What made you the way you are?”
- I still enjoyed the following quote from Nina. It examines the motivations at the root of our hero. It doesn’t necessarily tarnish Olivia (although the secret does), but makes her more human:
“I recognize the look in your eyes. I know that working closely together with someone can bring about..feelings. I’m fairly certain that you’re not prepared to lose him. You didn’t come here to day to ask me about a list that you already knew I didn’t have. And you didn’t come here to announce that you were going to tell Peter who he really is. You came here..to have me talk you out of it.”
Best retrospective performer: Anna Torv.
Best retrospective moment: Olivia telling Walter that she thinks they should keep the truth from Peter, revealing her own self-motivated interests.
Retrospective episode rating: 6/10
Next rewatch episode – 2.17 “White Tulip” – TBA.