FRINGE Spoiler Alert: Guess Whose Mother is Returning?
October 13, 2011 by Marisa Roffman
With Peter Bishop wiped from our current timeline, things have been shaping up a little differently than we’ve been used to on FRINGE. Alt-Broyles is alive. Baby Henry is MIA. Olivia killed her stepfather. And who knows what else has changed that we haven’t even thought of?
Which is precisely why this latest bit of casting news simultaneously has me scratching my head and anxiously anticipating whatever the show has planned for us: Fox has confirmed to Give Me My Remote that Orla Brady (Elizabeth Bishop) will pop back up on FRINGE in the upcoming eighth episode of the season.
But because this is FRINGE, even simple casting news can lead to a ton of speculation.
As you may remember, in the former timeline where we spent the past three seasons, our version of Elizabeth died when Peter was younger. However, Peter’s biological mother (and Walternate’s wife) was still alive and kicking when we last saw her at the end of the second season.
But that was then. As we mentioned, Peter’s absence from our timeline has brought a ton of changes. And considering Brady was spotted filming scenes with Joshua Jackson (Peter) in Vancouver, could Peter’s straight-up death in this version of their worlds (versus his death and then her guilt of living with raising a kidnapped child) have saved Elizabeth’s life? Or perhaps has Peter crossed over to the altverse — he did build a pretty stellar bridge, after all — to pay a visit to his bio mother now that he’s back amongst the solid and living?
Theories, guys. I need your best theories. Share them in the comments!
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