Fringe: Stowaway   Rewatch 
June 20, 2015 10:01 AM - Season 3, Episode 17 - Subscribe

William Bell gets Olivia involved in a timeshare scheme. A woman fails to commit her own suicide.
posted by the man of twists and turns (4 comments total)
Alright, now I have finally caught up and it is okay for everyone else to back in!
posted by Seamus at 3:09 PM on July 5, 2015

I do think Anna Torv channeling Leonard Nimoy is really uncanny. It's not so much that she mimics him perfectly, because she doesn't - she really portrays it as a successful blend of Bell's personality in Olivia's body. Creepy and gross actually, if you think about it. Especially when he's a bit of a dirty old man.

I really felt for this episode's protagonist, Dana. I know that for me, the knowledge that death is someday going to happen is a great comfort. To have that comfort gone, impossible, despite multiple attempts - especially when everyone you loved has been killed so horribly. Survivor guilt. Actually, now that I think about it, Dana is not the only mum to commit suicide at least partly because of guilt, so in some ways this is an echo of the ongoing main character story all over again.

A very moving episode all the same.
posted by Athanassiel at 12:42 AM on July 10, 2015

At this point Anna Torv has played Oliva, Fauxlivia, Olivia pretending to be Fauxlivia, Fauxlivia pretending to be Olivia, and Olivia possessed by Bell. All perfect.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 12:59 PM on July 21, 2020 [2 favorites]

I do think Anna Torv channeling Leonard Nimoy is really uncanny.

There really is something extraordinary to it. The slight uptalk? The different smile? I can't put my finger on it, but it's exactly right.
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 8:35 PM on December 4, 2020 [1 favorite]

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