Supernatural powers seem to be the trend right now. I love Fringe and the way they take on the theme of an alternate universe. Throughout most of Season 3, Peter is in love with who he thinks is Olivia, but it’s actually Olivia from the alternate universe. When the original Olivia returns, Peter is emotionally distraught, because he realizes that he’d enjoyed spending time with the alternate Olivia.
I know, Wow!
I think we all hope that we’d recognize the original person we loved. But parallel universes can be tricky. I mean what happens when the original returns, then do you have greater feelings for the alternate?
If you were Peter, what would you do in this situation? Would you stay with the alternate Olivia or return to the original Olivia with who you developed an initial relationship with?
I think feelings when it comes to love are complicated to begin with–now we’re adding two of the same people, an original and an alternate. Do we idealize one version? Or are they one and the same?
Thinking back to high school, I knew twins. They use to switch as a practical joke on a date. I wonder if this is the same thing? Think about the guy who is dating the one and then somewhere in the dating realm, they switched. He still very much cares for this person, whom he thinks is the same, but is not.
It would be difficult not to be confused when the revelation was made. The situation is complex and there are deep emotions running through this. I might have to step back and take a reprieve from the relationship to analyze where I stand.
If you were Peter, what would you do in this situation? Would you stay with the alternate Olivia or return to the original Olivia with who you developed an initial relationship?
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