1.01 | “And this will rip open your consciousness.”
5.12 | “I understand.”
The One With Windmark’s Last (Read) Thought That Confused Him So Much He Couldn’t Teleport In Time
Olive, Walter & Cortexiphan, For The Last Time
Walter: Are you experiencing any dizziness? Headache?
Olivia: From the Cortexiphan or from the light you keep shining in my eyes?
The One With The Beginning Of The Beginning And The Beginning Of The End
“I’m singing in the rain.” (214)
“The first movie we watched together was Singing In The Rain…” (511)
The One Where It Goes Round And Round And Round Again
Walter Bishop and William Bell were supposed to experiment on Olivia | with Cortexiphan | so she can develop and retain powerful abilities with which humans are born but lose as they mature | to help her save the world, and herself, numerous times | from the horrors of The Pattern, and any other random people’s villainous agenda | eventually leading her to save September’s life | the Observer who’ll turn on his kind and help save the future | by going back and warning Walter and William to make super-soldiers to fight the coming war(s) | and so on, and so forth.
I remember being in that lab in Jacksonville when Walter and William were doing their Cortexiphan Trials. I remember how it smelled, how I felt, how scared I was, how all alone I was, and now - years later - nothing’s changed. I’m still that little girl.
“I wanted so much to be a mother but I just didn’t think that I was programmed that way. That I was destined for something else. Ever since I was a kid, since the Cortexiphan Trials, I just… I was at odds.” - Olivia Dunham
Before Olivia revealed to Peter that she was pregnant, she seemed to hesitate. Is there something she saw or something she learned when she died that will play into next season?
Wyman: You’re very perceptive. Let’s just say you will understand the hesitation.
(TVGuide, May 11, 2012)
Epic Olivia Dunham Speeches | 04/???
“I couldn’t put it into words then, but I felt responsible. I wanted so much to be a mother but I just didn’t think that I was programmed that way. That I was destined for something else. Ever since I was a kid, since the Cortexiphan Trials, I just… I was at odds. And so how could I have this incredible little girl? So when we lost her I felt like that was my punishment. My punishment for being too conflicted to appreciate her when we had her. And that day, at the restaurant, I knew that I had to go back to New York, because I didn’t want to find what I knew we were going to find. I just- I just believed so strongly that she was dead, and I didn’t wanna see it.”
Olivia: I don’t know how you could have raised me for so many years and seen all the damage that was done to me and pretend that there’s nothing wrong with what you’re doing.
Nina: Olivia, I’m sorry. What happened to you was awful. But this girl is different. No one made her this way.
Olivia: I don’t see the difference. I mean, it’s still abuse!