By using our website, you agree to the use of our cookies.
Moment of Goodness

Fringe Moment of Goodness: Peter Achieves Redemption, “Lysergic Acid Diethylamide”Rid 

Photo Credit: Liane Hentscher/FOX

First off, I truly enjoyed the departure this episode took and was fascinated with the time we spent in Olivia’s mind. There’s probably much more fodder for analyzing the aspects of Olivia’s inner world than they portrayed within “Lysergic Acid Diethylamide.” My favorite moment had to do with Peter, though. I’m so happy Peter and Olivia are together now but we all have to remember that not so long ago, Peter spent several weeks in a relationship with FauxLivia. I remember being rather frustrated with him and how he seemed to discount the differences between the two women. When Olivia returned and she learned Peter was involved in a relationship with the person who impersonated her, she was terribly hurt and angry. At first, I didn’t think they would get over that particular hurdle in their relationship but Peter was determined to get through to Olivia and convey to her that he really loved her and only her.

While he was roaming in Olivia’s animated world in this episode, he used what he really knew about Olivia to figure out where she would retreat to in her mind. Even though he doubted himself, he found her at her childhood home and managed to recognize the Olivia he was standing in front of wasn’t the real Olivia. This was truly redemption for Peter. I almost cheered for him at this point. He showed her he learned from his prior mistake. It was such a touching moment and I loved when little Olivia put her hand in Peter’s. I almost teared up because you really saw how far Peter had come in order to be able to truly see the real Olivia.

BONUS Mini-Moment of Goodness

The mini-moment I was affected by had to do with Walter’s acknowledgment of Belly’s final passing. They seemed to share such a deep friendship and Walter conveyed so well what he was going to miss. When cartoon Bell told Walter he didn’t need him any longer because Walter had learned humility, I realized he wouldn’t make it. I was moved by that scene. I’m sad we won’t see his character anymore in any form. Kudos to Leonard Nimoy for lending his oh so recognizable voice to this fascinating episode. Also, I don’t know about you guys but I truly enjoyed watching Anna Torv take on yet another character by becoming Bell. She totally rocked her performance.

Related posts

Leave a Reply

Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.