TV Show: Fringe
Episode Title: Olivia, In The Lab, With The Revolver
Original Air Date: April 8, 2010
Episode Number: 2×16
When a perfectly healthy woman is found dead from a disease she never had, the Fringe team investigates the origin of this inexplicably fatal condition before it claims more innocent victims. Meanwhile, Olivia struggles to keep Walter’s secret from Peter, and her loyalty to Peter is tested as time goes on.
I have totally forgotten that Diane Kruger (Joshua Jackson’s girlfriend at the time) was on Fringe! That she played a victim of the weird shenanigans on this show is even better. I like to think that her getting this side gig was due to her being associated with Peter and that she probably did it for fun. What a way to die, though. Definitely didn’t look pretty, lol.
Olivia finally realizing the connection between the victims was great and she realized it while talking to Sam Weiss. He’s like a miracle worker almost. A game of Clue in the middle of the night and a bottle of scotch (maybe) were just the right elements to clear Olivia’s head and come to that realization. Love it.
What did Sam mean when he said “I’m older than I look. I barely remember my childhood. I’m also taller than I appear.”? I don’t remember if this was ever explained on the show. My first thought was “Is he an alien?” Sam just gets more interesting every episode.
I really liked Sam and Olivia’s conversation and what he said about her. “That would explain the uniform. Bland clothes. I don’t think I’ve ever seen you in a primary color. It’s because it’s more than a job to you. You’re a soldier. Protector.” He nailed it perfectly.
Olivia suffering from insomnia because she couldn’t deal with keeping this secret about Peter from him made me feel sorry for her. But for someone who is suffering from insomnia, she sure as hell looked beautiful, lol. Curious that she went to see Nina, not to ask about the Cortexiphan kids list, but to have Nina talk her out of telling Peter the truth. Also curious how quickly Nina deduced this was the case.
It’s all for naught anyway because by the end of the episode, Walter has decided that it’s time for Peter to know the truth and who he really is. Thanks a lot, Walter! You could have saved Olivia from losing sleep and being anxious and worried about keeping such a huge secret from Peter.
Olivia fending off James Heath by herself was great. I always love it when we get a physical fight scene with Olivia and anyone because she is more than capable of beating anyone’s ass.
Cute Peter/Olivia scene in the end with him teasing her about being on her speed dial. I also liked the scene they had in the car earlier in the episode where Peter senses that Olivia is worried about something and he reassures her that he won’t do anything to jeopardize the little family unit they have going on with him, Olivia, and Walter. This suggests that when they went out for drinks two episodes ago, nothing happened between them.
Looks like we’re gearing up for the finale now with less than ten episodes to go. This is where it gets from great to amazing.