Is Fringe’s Olivia Hallucinating in ‘Dreamscape’?

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FRINGE: Olivia (Anna Torv, L) interrogates Nina Sharp (Blair Brown, R) at Massive Dynamic headquarters in the FRINGE episode "The Dreamscape." ©2008 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Barbara Nitke/FOX

In “Dreamscape,” the Fringe team must solve the mystery of the killer butterflies.  But the case is secondary to what is really going on in the lives of the team.

The case itself was pretty easily solved Mark, the Massive Dynamics exec, actually hallucinated the attack of the butterflies which led to his fall.  And since he was selling MD secrets and his accomplice is also killed by a hallucination, it is easy to see who is behind the murders.  However, proving it – especially since Broyles seemed to be protecting Massive Dynamics – is another thing entirely.

I’m really glad that they brought Massive Dynamics back into the mix.  I was beginning to wonder if I hallucinated their involvement.

Ironically, Walter seemed very lucid – except for his obsession with coffee yogurt – in this episode while Olivia seems to be losing her grip on reality.

I’m really glad that when she came to Walter demanding to go into the tank a second time in this episode that Walter said no.  I think it shows 1) how desperate she has become and 2) how far Walter has come to recognize that it wasn’t safe.

But in Olivia’s defense, I would be freaked out if my computer started turning itself on and sending me email from dead people.

I’m failing miserably at the Where’s The Observer game.  I didn’t seem him last night.  But if my theory from last week is correct and he can glamour to look like others, I wonder if the John Scotts that Olivia keeps seeing are him.

And I have a feeling that Peter is about to be in a lot of trouble soon. He obviously has quite a temper – at least when it comes to men beating up on his exes.  And I’m right there with him.  But unfortunately he tipped his hand to what looks like some really bad dudes.

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2 Responses to Is Fringe’s Olivia Hallucinating in ‘Dreamscape’?

  1. John says:

    There is one remote possibility about what is really going on with Walter. In the episode “Equation”, when he was seeing himself. We don;t know if that is his hallucination, or is it really another Walter. When you add that the Doctor (played by William Saddler) is a bad guy (probably works for Massive Dynamic), what are the possibilities the OTHER Walter was released from the hospital instead? It would be a very predictable twist. I’m betting we will see another episode with Walter in that hospital. That may account for his changed behavior, although his changes may just be normal progression of recovery.

  2. e says:

    Haven’t seen any new postings from you in forever. Is everything okay? Looking forward to more writeups now that January is here!

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