Ah, I appreciate that they don’t just let Olivia carry on with work. A nice, realistic touch having her go through psych evals and not actually passing, because, yeah, she’s clearly compromised as far as this timeline knows. However, I sat there thinking, “So she doesn’t remember personal details, does that really have anything to do with her skill as an agent? The Olivia she is becoming was also an agent.”
It didn’t surprise me one bit that they 1) had to call her, 2) she showed up at a scene and joined the case, and 3) the higher-ups figured out that Olivia in any rendition is made of awesome.
Aww, the scene with Walter pulling out a dusty old banker’s box filled with wrapped gifts for all of Peter’s birthdays was so, so sweet. I have to say I love this version of Walter – he’s not quite the same as S1 Walter, but there’s so much of him in there and the scenes he has with Peter are super reminiscent of that. Peter hugging him and then that silent look afterward. *heart melts* And I cop to LOLing at “HUMP” magazine as a gift for Peter’s 16th birthday. Oh, Walter, that is so you and so inappropriate.
Poor Lincoln. I really do think that before Olivia started remembering other Olivia, she and Lincoln would have been more than work partners. When Peter showed up, that was doomed. Yay for OTP, but I like Lincoln and he is a good guy, but Olivia and Peter together obviously bothers him. Can’t fault him that. And then to be infected and faced with potentially morphing into a porcupine gargoyle and/or keeling over dead, all in one episode? I just wanted to hug the guy, especially at the part where Walter’s listening to Oliva, Peter and Astrid and mumbles how it’s perfect, while Lincoln’s slightly separated from the group. And he knows it.
(Incidentally, a billion years ago when I still ate pork (pre-teen, haven’t touched it since I was about twelve), peanut butter and bacon on toast was one of my favorite things.)
I’m not sure I understand who the couple at the middle/end were. Where did they come from? I might have missed the team talking about them? Of course, I also don’t quite understand why anyone would want to be transformed. Where are they getting fed this “new world” stuff? Jones, right? Does anyone know what the tattoo and symbol on the ship’s door mean? Hmmm, it was a bit Noah’s Ark at the end, no? Not sure how I feel about this kind of mutant creature menagerie storyline. It seems pretty big (and maybe a touch silly), especially considering we don’t know yet if the show will be renewed, do we?
Walter was right, Broyle’s tie was lovely. And while I’m glad they didn’t automatically give Olivia a green light, I’m also glad they didn’t make her sit on the sidelines for more than a few minutes. Olivia’s pretty important, yeah. She needs to be out there, in the thick of it. Because, as I’ve said four hundred thousand times, she’s awesome.