I have a feeling that when Peter finds out that he’s from the alternate universe – and that his ‘family’ have been keeping this a secret from him, he’s gonna flip his lid, and we might even see some tears. Yes, real man-tears. In an interview with FOX Source, Joshua Jackson provides his own speculation as to how Peter will react, and what the consequences might be from finding out that he’s not from our side. Continue below the break to watch the embedded video.
Note: I don’t consider the following video to contain ‘spoilers’ as such, more Joshua Jackson speculating on commonly held ideas, but watch at your own discretion.
Jackson mentions the idea that Peter may have an “inkling” as to his origins – I’m really fascinated by this possibility because it’s plausible and will bring into question whether Peter has been in denial for most of his life. We’ve already seen how repressed memories have shaped the Walter and Olivia back-stories, so it would be interesting to find out whether, deep down, Peter has always felt that something was not quite right, perhaps choosing to ignore it because subconsciously he knew that opening such a gate would only lead to pain – or because he wants to protect his dad from feeling guilty. A lot has been said about what the truth will do to the way people see Walter – it may be just as compelling to see what it will do to the way Peter sees himself. Will Boy Wonder see himself as a product of evil – the device that sparked a ‘war of worlds’?
We’ve spoken quite a bit about whether or not Olivia should tell Peter the truth about his origins – I don’t think we’ve ever had a poll so finely divided. At the time of writing, there’s only 1% difference between those who want Olivia to tell Peter and those who don’t – clearly fans are split down the middle as to how they want Olivia to deal with her new found information, which will make the outcome very interesting indeed.