'Fringe' recap: Pills, Thrills and Bellyaches

josh-jackson-fringe-s3-320.jpgOn "Fringe": Olivia still thinks she's Fauxlivia despite her troubling visions of a smug Peter telling her: "Listen to me! YOU ARE NOT FAUXLIVIA!" This could be a problem (it certainly must be annoying for Olivia), because Brandon has started running the Secretary's experiments on Olivia to see how she can go back and forth between universes.

Meanwhile, the Alt-Fringe team is investigating the case of a man who appears to have been cut out of the amber -- and revived -- by his twin. What with the whole amberification strategy not being particularly popular among the population at large, Walternate is concerned what will happen if people find out that their friends and relatives who are encased in amber are still alive. He maintains, though, that cutting people out of the amber would destroy its structural integrity.

So the Fringe team works the case, which provides plenty of opportunity for Olivia to be unsettled by the concept of two people who look alike yet are radically different.. Her hallucinations of Peter give her some information about who she is on the other side, and she gets to check it out when she's projected to a kitschy NYC gift shop. It's the voice of her seven-year-old niece, Ella, daughter of her still-alive sister that convinces her, and when she comes back to the alt-universe, she knows enough to lie to Walternate about the things she saw.

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