It seems we’re not the only ones talking about Olivia’s relationship troubles – Digital Spy have a piece on the broader relationship trends which are common throughout JJ Abrams productions:
There’s nothing like a bit of tender romance to warm your cockles in the midst of a hard-edged sci-fi and action strewn story. JJ Abrams certainly has a fondness for pairing up the characters for a bit of hanky panky in his shows Alias, Lost and now Fringe. But as Cult Spydiscovers, it’s likely to end in more than just tears. Mass bloodshed more like, especially when it comes to the world of Sydney Bristow.
The main focus of the opening episode of JJ Abrams’ Fringe, aside from the flesh-eating toxin gobbling up plane passengers, is the crumbling relationship between Special Agent Olivia Dunham and her duplicitous partner John Scott. It all started off sweet and sincere, as the pair soon confess their love for each other after shacking up in a motel. Consider that the kiss of death in the world of JJ.
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