Speaking of which, there is another potential parallel between the two timelines which, were it to happen, would be yet another fascinating study in human relationships. Imagine if Astrid’s attempt to get Olivia and Lincoln Lee to date would work. The parallel between that situation and the fact that Peter dated Altivia thinking it was Olivia would probably blow the minds of many a Fringe fan. How would Peter react? Would he blame Olivia for not remembering him? Or would he be more understanding than she was, seeing as he doesn’t have the same trust issues?
The exploration of the many layers composing any one person’s life as well as the interconnectedness between people has been deftly pursued throughout the last three seasons and seems to be continuing for a fourth season. I look forward to the many insights that are certain to follow.