Olivia: “How is it that the day after a complete stranger tells me I’m going to die, I end up investigating a case where the victim’s death is predicted?”
“Forced Perspective” is the latest Fringe episode. This article contains spoilers, so beware! If you forgot what happened last time, click here. Fringe airs Friday nights at 8 on Fox.
It’s funny how people who see the future always tend to draw what they see. Remember “The Ghost Network” from season one? Emily’s case is a little different. She is able to somehow sense death around her, and then she draws what she sees and gives them to the subject of her drawing. Emily was a very compelling character, and her scenes with Olivia were great. They share a lot in common, and seeing emotions in Olivia, who is usually a more reserved or guarded character, was excellent. Did you like Emily’s storyline? The end of it with Emily’s death was phenomenal, a great twist. The previous “twist” where the man on the bus was a bomber was not as great, but the end with Emily made up for it. It was a very heartbreaking scene.
Olivia is still struggling with the observer’s prophecy, which she should. She definitely worries about dying during this episode, and she even asks Emily if she can sense anything about her. Now did anyone else think that Emily did? It was hard to tell if her reaction was to what she was sensing or that her father appeared in the lab. Olivia had some great relationship scenes this episode. Broyles definitely showed how much he cared for Olivia numerous times in the episode. He cares not only because he is her superior who is tasked with looking out for her wellbeing, but she is family to him. It was nice to see more of that dynamic. Then there was the scene at the end with Peter. She did not tell him about what the observer said, but it was just a fantastic one on one scene between them. Olivia even had a couple Nina scenes! Nina does seem to really care about Olivia, but her motives for what she is doing to her seem to weaken her love, or at least seem to.
The writers are very, very smart. Little tidbits from previous seasons popped up in this episode. Peter himself mentions on occasion of things that he knows the team can do because they have already done it. It would be stupid if Peter didn’t use his knowledge and past experiences to help out this Fringe team, and it is entertaining to watch the other characters react to Peter stating that they have done it before. Walter hypnotizes Emily, as Peter suggests, using a sequence of red and green lights, sound familiar? In “Bad Dreams”, Walter does the same thing to Olivia to help her figure out where Nathan Lane is. This mentions and redoings of past events is one of the intriguing things about this new timeline. Do you agree?
Alright leave me your thoughts in a comment below! Do you miss Peter and his pea coat? Did anyone else think Nina looked a little shocked when Olivia mentioned the migraines or do you think Nina knew that was a side effect or whatever she is doing to her? Also make sure you hit subscribe up above by my photo to keep up with my observations.