The musings of a feminist pop culture fanatic

Bechdel Week: Friday

Once again, sorry for the delay. I haven’t had a chance to watch my regular Friday line-up until just now, thanks to social obligations/marathoning Pretty Little Liars. So, my Friday line-up consists of just one show, Fringe.

FRINGE
“Five-Twenty-Ten”
Written by Graham Roland
Summary: A Fringe event is created by a member of the team as the rebellion reaches a new level of intensity.
Does this show pass the Bechdel test? Yes

Olivia (Anna Torv) and the always brilliant Nina Sharp (Blair Brown) reunite after years apart and briefly talk about how the recent loss of Olivia’s daughter Etta (Georgina Haig) has affected her. Olivia goes on (along with Walter and Astrid) to ask Nina for help in their plan to take down the Observers.

Unfortunately, one of the few times we actually see Olivia and Astrid (Jasika Nicole) interact is when they’re talking about Peter (Joshua Jackson) and how he is holding up following Etta’s death. Considering we rarely see these two characters interact, I wish they had talked about something else. I would have rather seen Olivia have that conversation with Walter (John Noble), but alas. We’ve also already established that Olivia is worried about Peter, so it wasn’t really vital to the plot.

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