Saturday, October 9, 2010

Fringe 3.3: Our/Their Olivia on Their Side

Fringe 3.3 brought us back to the other universe, where our Olivia, who thinks she's their Olivia, is beginning to have misgivings about her true identify.   Fringe seems to be alternating episodes between our universe and theirs this season, which so far in working quite well.

In Fringe 3.1, Olivia started out knowing she was our Olivia, but was disconcerted by instincts and moves she had which were not hers.   That episode ended with our Olivia taken over by their Olivia, or pretty much thinking she was their Olivia.

In Fringe 3.3, this new hybrid, original-mind repressed Olivia begins to get back in touch with her original self.  Indeed, it saves her life, when she runs by an amber alert - respect for which is deeply ingrained on all people on the other side - and avoids being killed by a trap set by an idiot savant who dispatches his real and projected enemies by setting in a motion a series of Rube Goldberg devices which eventually extinguish the target.

What will happen if our Olivia's true personality begins to more prominently poke through?  She's in danger, because if Walternate gets wind of it, he'll kill her.

Meanwhile, I'm wondering who the idiot savant was?   Someone from our side?   Is there an implication that idiot savants are the way they are because they have some connection with the other side?

Fringe continues weaving an exciting, tightly drawn, rigorously reasoned tale of science fiction.

See also Fringe 3.1: The Other Olivia ... Fringe 3.2: Bad Olivia and Peter

See also reviews of Season 2: Top Notch Return of Fringe Second Season ... Fringe 2.2 and The Mole People ... Fringe 2.3 and the Human Body as Bomb ... Fringe 2.4 Unfolds and Takes Wing ... Fringe 2.5: Peter in Alternate Reality and Wi-Fi for the Mind ... A Different Stripe of Fringe in 2.6 ... The Kid Who Changed Minds in Fringe 2.7 ... Fringe 2.8: The Eternal Bald Observers ... Fringe 2.9: Walter's Journey ... Fringe 2.10: Walter's Brain, Harry Potter, and Flowers for Algernon ...  New Fringe on Monday Night: In Alternate Universe? ... Fringe 2.12: Classic Science Fiction Chiante ... Fringe 2.13: "I Can't Let Peter Die Again" ... Fringe 2.14: Walter's Health, Books, and Father ... Fringe 2.15: I'll Take 'Manhatan' ... Fringe 2.16: Peter's Story ... Fringe 2.17: Will Olivia Tell Peter? ... Fringe 2.18: Strangeness on a Train ... Fringe 2.19: Two Plus Infinity ... Fringe the Noir Musical ... Fringe 2.21: Bring on the Alternates ... Fringe 2.22:  Tin Soldiers and Nixon Coming ... Fringe Season 2 Finale: The Switch

See also reviews of Season One Fringe Begins ... Fringe 2 and 3: The Anthology Tightrope ... 4: The Eternal Bald Observer ... 7: A Bullet Can Scramble a Dead Brain's Transmission ... 8. Heroic Walter and Apple Through Steel ... 9. Razor-Tipped Butterflies of the Mind ... 10. Shattered Pieces Come Together Through Space and Times ... 11. A Traitor, a Crimimal, and a Lunatic ... 12, 13, 14: Fringe and Teleportation ... 15: Fringe is Back with Feral Child, Pheromones, and Bald Men ... 17. Fringe in New York, with Oliva as Her Suspect ... 18. Heroes and Villains across Fringe ... Stephen King, Arthur C. Clarke, and Star Trek in Penultimate Fringe ... Fringe Alternate Reality Finale: Science Fiction At Its Best

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