View Full Version : Why didn't Walter and Olivia tell peter that he was 'haunting them'?
11-06-2011, 07:07 AM
I find it funny that Walter nor Olivia told Peter that he was the one who 'haunted' them for weeks? At least Walter should have told Peter that the visions of him drove him to the point of lobotomy. That sure will bring more of a reaction out of Peter and help Peter understand why Walter rejected him.
11-06-2011, 07:35 AM
I think that reveal (that even though they have no 'memory' of Peter, they still have been haunted by visions of him) will turn up a little bit down the road. It's not really important for Peter to know everything that's happened from the time he disappeared until his rematerialization. Walter told him why he cannot accept Peter now; because he's still punishing himself. Although it's difficult to see such elation in Walter's eyes only to be followed with complete rejection and denial, I think Peter will understand--whether he likes it or not--and will continue to chip away at the ice. Where there's a will, there's a way, and Peter is determined to work things out!
11-06-2011, 09:57 AM
I'm not sure about Walter, but at this point, Olivia doesn't trust Peter enough to share that kind of information. I think she sees him as some kind of con man who somehow got his hands on classified information. As for Walter, maybe he was distracted by the emotional/psychological turmoil of discovering an iteration of his dead son had appeared out of thin air.
Well, it wouldn't be a good serial if ALL the questions were resolved in one episode... And it's like that in our own lives, things resolve themselves eventually... And sometimes things happen more quickly.
11-07-2011, 03:25 AM
as they are suspicious of Peter, why would they say..'oh well done mr con-man - you managed to get into all of our heads and make us scared and insane enough to lobotomise ourselves'....hardly seems like someone with FBI training would reveal what might seem to them like some kind of terrorist technique...they wouldn't want peter to know he succeeded.
11-08-2011, 07:45 AM
They have no idea who Peter is or where he came from. They are scared and would never tell him this.
11-08-2011, 08:32 AM
Peter already knows too much, they won't give him more information, and especially informations that seems to be "plus" points for him to prove his story's real.
11-09-2011, 09:57 AM
It is very interesting how they are treating him like any other Fringe case. They realize there is no way he should know what he does, but they realize there is probably an explanation, either good or bad. Until they know good or bad they will not tell him anything.
fragaria x phile
11-10-2011, 02:30 AM
Not only would divulging that information be out of line for their positions, but it would uncharacteristic for these two guarded characters. Furthermore, the parallels between Walter's institutionalization and Peter's current state depend on elements of distrust and misunderstanding.
The Pattern and The War of the Original Timeline wouldn't have come about had characters simply been more forthcoming (as in, Walternate didn't know the whole story in Peter's kidnapping; Altlivia's first encounter with Olivia was having her home invaded at gunpoint under the impression that her universe was under attack). Misunderstanding, perceptions of reality, and trust issues are central themes for Fringe.
11-11-2011, 08:17 PM
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