Because Olivia was going to give up her memories for a guy?
Olivia’s real life was the one spent with Peter before he was erased. She loved him so much, she wouldn’t allow that life to be erased and replaced, and she didn’t feel like she was home or that she belonged, until she began regaining her real memories. Also, you’re stupid and you smell funny. Bye.
I believe you could not be fully erased because the people who care about you would not let you go. And you would not let them go. I believe you call it love.
omg that was my thought EXACTLY. And if Peter is right and this reality isn’t the reality in which Peter and Olivia were together, then I’m okay with this Olivia getting with this Lincoln. I mean, if I can’t Alt!Lincoln/Altlivia, I suppose I can take Lincoln/Olivia, lol.
“I’m in the wrong place. All the people that I know and love are somewhere else.”
Fringe 4.06, And Those We’ve Left Behind
So would deciding to believe that this means that we haven’t actually been watching OUR Olivia, OUR Walter, OUR Astrid, or even OUR Altlivia & Co, be an accurate reading of this episode? PETER SAID IT, NOT ME.
And going by the many worlds theory of parallel universes, it isn’t entirely off-base to suggest that there did already exist a universe, or rather a set of universes (let’s call them Blue.2 and Red.2) where neither universe’s Peter survived, thus leading to the Orange pair of universes connected by a bridge.
Meanwhile, somewhere nearby in the multiverse (lol), Blue.1 and Red.1 are still floating around, wondering where the hell Peter Bishop went.
Maybe? I’m hoping? Because I’m not gonna lie, even beyond my hardcore shipping of Peter/Olivia, I love the relationship between Peter and Walter (and Peter/Olivia and Walter, and Walter and Olivia) from before Peter ceased to exist. And I love the relationships that Altlivia has with the people in her universe, especially Lincoln but really everyone. And I really think it’s a little tragic to have spent all the altverse time moving Altlivia forward with her baby and her realisations about Walternate and how his motivations weren’t as good as she might have thought… to erase that emotional journey wholesale… WHYYYYYYY? JUST WHY?
So I am just going to cling to the notion that this Orange verse wasn’t made up of OUR Blue verse and Red verse. Which, I always thought it was weird that Blue + Red made ORANGE. Blue and red make PURPLE when you mix them, so maybe the fact that they picked orange to represent this universe/pair of universes should have been a clue all along?
WHY YES I AM GRASPING AT STRAWS HERE. AND I WILL KEEP DOING IT. YOU STOP JUDGING ME RIGHT NOW.
TAGS TAGS TAGS TAGS SO MUCH THESE TAGS.
Also I am still really uncomfortable with the whole “Peter never existed” thing because on the one hand I desperately want Olivia and Walter to remember him because it gives me way too many painful FEEEEEEEELINGS to have them not. But like, if Altlivia remembering Peter means she also remembers her son but doesn’t get him back and has to deal with the pain of him not existing, well, I don’t really want that. But I want the Altlivia/Alt!Lincoln development back because that was beautiful. I JUST WANT EVERYTHING BACK THE WAY IT SHOULD BE IS THAT SO MUCH TO ASK?
AND YOU CAN’T MAKE ME. I was actually mumbling “I won’t ship it, I won’t ship it, I WON’T SHIP IT” at the television during the latter scene. ALT!LIVIA/ALT!LINCOLN, I will ship. But I kind of want Our!Lincoln to hook up with Astrid and OBVIOUSLY Peter needs to come back and be with Olivia.
That said, this was ADORABLE and I loved it when he was all “you wanna talk about it?” LINCOLN LEE, FLAWLESS HUMAN BEING NO MATTER WHICH UNIVERSE HE’S FROM.