Beware Fringe spoiler-phobes, this article contains some info on at least one Fringe Season 3 Storyline! In the latest preview for Fringe’s highly anticipated third season fans get a hint of what is to come for Olivia Dunham, and it is admittedly not what I would have expected.
Looks like Olivia is going to make it out of Walternates darkened cell, but the world outside will think her stories of an alternate universe are pure bunk. It seems she may also wind up in an in-patient program, if you get what I mean. (A bit of the Walter experience for Olivia?) Among the characters telling Olivia her story of Fringe-division and universe hopping is nutso is her own alterna-mom.
The biggest question here is this: how long will Olivia spend in the alternate universe for Season 3. It seems to me that given the Fringe writers expertise at handling bizarre family arrangements, the involvement of alterna-mom isn’t going to pass without laying down an emotionally charged Olivia story arc. Alterna-mom seems to genuinely care about Liv, and with or without the ‘alterna’ this has to resonate with our favorite Fringe agent. Think about it, the ‘what will peter do when he finds out’ story-line is probably one of the all time best threads of suspense to ever run through a television series. Ever. Why not take another stab by creating a pseudo reconcilliation between alterna-mom and Olivia.
Take it however you want, but I see the substance of this little teaser as an indication that it will be some time before Olivia rejoins her counterparts in the our-verse. Share your ideas in our Fringe forum! Thanks to the spectacular FringeTelevision.com for providing this clip: