|This is not the face of a cold-blooded killer.|
For every Olivia lover, there is a Bolivia lover. That's me. And it happened right here.
It's the first mystery since getting back from the other side. Something dug up from the basement of a Milton home, Walter discovers, is emitting ultrasonic frequencies that induced some form of vegetative trance before killing its victims.
In these early scenes, there isn't much pretending on her part, as she approaches each situation with reserve. On the surface, she is essentially Olivia. It doesn't have to be an act. It's a good thing Olivia was not close with anyone around her or she would have been discovered sooner rather than not at all. Bolivia is more or less free to be herself in order to get Peter invested in the machine. She tells him that he can't do that without Walter. I like the scene that follows.
PETER: I feel like I'm stuck in one of those bad buddy cop movies. Like I'm handcuffed to a...
BOLIVIA: ...to a mad scientist who kidnapped you from another universe?
This too would prove to be true and made even more meaningful when she chooses to help people on the other side. And speaks volumes of her good character.
...meeting another Olivia Dunham has made me think about the way I look at the world, the choices I've made.The gentleman preferred blondes. Somehow when Peter said in "Over There, Part 2" that he liked hers better, did not seem, to me, just about hair colour. Although, in my opinion letting it down did work in her favour. If Olivia did not find Peter, he might have at lease one reason to stay.
Interesting to note, later in the apartment, what Bolivia says to Peter is similar to what Broyles said to Olivia in the first episode.
You can't expect just to go back to the way it was before overnight.Unanswered Questions:
William Bell's legacy to Walter was Massive Dynamic and the letter. DON'T BE AFRAID TO CROSS THE LINE. Refers to something Bell used to say. Something The Secretary will echo over there in "Amber 31422".
Only those that risk going too far can possibly know how far they can go.It was William Bell who urged Walter to cross over and it was Walter who thought it was dangerous to do so until he had to cross universes to save Peter. What would have been Secretary Bishop's line to cross? He was first and foremost a scientist, it would have to be about science. Might we find out what he aimed to achieve in Season 4?
William Bell gifted Nina a bell that reminds me of Peter's comments in "The Day We Died".
I didn't say I didn't get my bell rung.Is this a clue about who Peter is?
What else did Nina get from William?
If Peter Bishop Never Existed...
and a piece of the machine turned up, Walter would have figured out how it was killing people and know how to block its ultrasonic frequency.