In the latest episode of Fringe, “In Which We Meet Mr. Jones,” Olivia is working on another Pattern case when she comes across a connection to past cases. When she asks Broyles about it, he tells her that there’s a lot about the Pattern that she doesn’t know. So tell her already!
For weeks, Broyles has kept Olivia on a need to know basis regarding the Pattern. Why? Does he not trust her? Wouldn’t she be able to work better if she had all the facts?
I can understand him not inundating her with lots of past cases to sift through when she should be working on current cases. But if he knows there’s a connection between her current case and a past incident, why not tell her? Why let her waste time figuring it out herself?
And, while we’re on the subject, just how many people are working on Pattern cases? I thought Olivia and the Bishops were the only ones working Pattern cases. But in this episode we meet Mitchell Loeb (Chance Kelly), another agent and a friend of Broyles, who was working a case in Frankfurt recently and another one in Weymouth, Massachusetts in the beginning of the episode.
And judging from what we saw at the end of the episode, I’d say Broyles is putting his faith in the wrong agent.
Or do you think Broyles is on to Loeb? If he is, why did he bring Loeb’s wife (Trini Alvarado) to Walter’s lab?
But those questions are just the tip of the iceberg. What the heck is “Little Hill?” Who is the gentleman? Could it be The Observer? Or is it someone behind the Pattern?
Did Loeb (or his wife) infect himself with the parasite? If not, who did? And who is Loeb working for?
Maybe if Broyles opened up a little to Olivia we’d know a little more.