Fringie of the Week: 3.01 Olivia

It’s back! The universe heard your screams and has delivered a brand new season of Fringie of the Week. The popular weekly poll gives Fringe fans the chance to vote for their favorite character performance from the most recent episode – 3.01 “Olivia”.

Last season Olivia won her second Fringie of the Season award (having shared season 1 victory with Walter) as she edged out Walter and Peter in the overall rankings. But with a new season comes new dynamics and even more characters. Will queen Dunhamnator hold onto her crown, or will other Fringies rise up to steal your affections?

Head past the jump to vote and support your favorite character performance from this episode, and in the process we’ll get a sampling of who the fanbase responded to the most.

For the record, here are last season’s final standings:

  1. Olivia 9 wins
  2. Walter 6 wins
  3. Peter 5 wins
  4. Phillip & August 1 win each

Feel free to vote for the character who impressed you the most in the season 3 opener:

FOTW 3.01 "Olivia"

  • Olivia (70%, 313 Votes)
  • Henry (16%, 72 Votes)
  • Lincoln Lee (5%, 24 Votes)
  • Peter (3%, 13 Votes)
  • Brandonate (2%, 7 Votes)
  • Altlivia (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Walternate (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Walter (1%, 3 Votes)
  • Marilyn (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Charlnate (0%, 2 Votes)
  • The Observer (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Broylnate (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Dr. Anderson (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Altstrid (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 448

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This poll closes 8PM EST, September 30th, 2010. Update: Thanks to all who voted, this poll is now closed – the winner will be announced during the next FOTW poll.


  1. LMH says

    This was actually a tough choice. I ended up choosing Olivia, but I really loved our first introduction to Henry. A very real and emotionally appealing character. But I chose Liv in the end because of how much her terrible experiences tore at my heartstrings!

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  2. jophan says

    I can’t see anyone but Olivia qualifying this week. Everyone else, foe, friend or neutral, was peripheral to her difficult and tragic experiences.

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  3. FinChase says

    This week has to be Olivia, hands down. She and Walter may have a fight this year, though, if they have to split their time and votes with their alternates.

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  4. Alex says

    Henry!!! Like Martha Plimpton’s Mathis in Northwest Passage, Henry was a character who had a small role to play but went so deep and formed such a real connection with a regular character that he feels integral to the show, like he’s been there the entire time.

    Oh, and he’s Bubbles from The Wire ; )

    If you are new to the Wire and want to check out Andre Royo’s awesome character of Bubbles, take a look at this short scene, it’s gold!:

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  5. mlj102 says

    As others have already stated, there’s no question that Olivia is the obvious choice, for so many reasons. As wonderful as all the other characters were in the episode, I just couldn’t possibly vote for anyone other than Olivia. She excelled in this episode. And it’s not just because she was the focus of the whole episode, but that she made the most of every second she was on camera. She was captivating, emotional, believable, heroic, and so much more. I was invested in every moment of her journey and I was left heartbroken and completely hanging by the way the episode ended. I could not have asked for anything more from Olivia’s character in this episode, so she completely earned the title of “Fringie of the Week” for this one.

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  6. Drakan says

    I’m torn between Henry and Olivia. I hope we keep Henry around for a little longer; I really got attached to him.

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