Originally Posted by michaeltscott
Pretty good stuff in this episode. I was a bit confused by the ending of the mystery--why did the hospitalized boy's network of brothers go telepathically "offline" for him? Did they realize that he'd ratted them out to the Fringe group and shun him?
Seems like self preservation was the hive's goal, so it makes sense.
The idea of Nina Sharp's dosing Olivia with Cortexiphan bringing about her regaining pre-editing-out-of-Peter memories is interesting. I'm surprised that she apparently used the stored supply of the drug. You'd think that the formula for it would have been saved; hell, Walternate (or his chief scientist) figured out how to make it in pre-edited reality. I wonder when we'll find out what Nina Sharp's aim is in giving it to Olivia now.
I'm interested in the explanation as well, as it seems like they're walking a fine line here, continuity-wise. Olivia has been getting migraines a lot longer, presumably, than Nina has been kidnapped. But perhaps the Cortexiphan injections just make that condition worse?
The implication of that final scene was that Nina has not betrayed Olivia's trust but rather it was the doppleganger. How did Jones come to know what's going on with the Cortexiphan? And why is Olivia important?
What would make the most sense to me, right now, is that Jones is not, in fact, the mastermind. Bell is. It's about that time of the season for Bell to make an appearance. Bell has the knowledge. Bell knows that Oliva's ability is triggered by fear, and electrocuting her adoptive mother would certainly be a good way to activate Olivia's abilities.
I also can't wait to hear about this bizarre predicament that Olivia fell into at the end of the episode. Did she spontaneously jump universes?
More likely, Jones jumped universes to kidnap her. We know he has the technology.
And yeah--Anna Torv is adorable. You'd think that this role would be getting her some movie work. All I see on her IMDb page is that Heavenly Sword is in post production starring her as Nariko (the part that she voiced in the PS3 game of the same name). I was wondering if she was really suitable to play Nariko in a live action version of the story, but I just read that Nariko's features are modeled after hers and that she did some mo-cap work for the game.
It seems like it's very difficult to film a television series and appear in films. Hugh Laurie had to drop Perry White in Superman Returns because of House, and Olivia Wilde has been absent multiple times as well for movie filming, which was the reason she left the series, I believe.
Only thing that comes to mind is she was in The Pacific.