Jan 22, Posted in Fringe - 111 Bound by Scully

Loeb - good or bad?

Plot twist!  So Loeb is claiming he is one of the good guys.  Should we believe him?  There is evidence to support both the theories that he is lying and that he is telling the truth.

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A couple of things during the abduction scene lead me to think that maybe he is telling the truth when he said:

We saved you!  We were going to let you go.  We saved you!  You have no idea what you’ve done.  Not a clue.


First of all, he was wearing a mask.  If he intended on killing Olivia, there would be no need to disguise himself.  Unless perhaps, he is just a big fan of Halloween.



Secondly, there was a moment when Loeb brushes his hand up against Olivia’s face.  It was reassuring and almost tender, as if to say it will be alright.  This does not seem like the action of a man who is going to torture and kill you very shortly.

A tender touch


Also, during Loeb’s interview, he seemed genuinely upset that Olivia thought he kidnapped her.  The look on his face appears to be one of disbelief.




He’s a cold blooded killer! Murder! Death! Mayhem!  These things follow him everywhere.  And, although the road to hell is paved with good intentions, that can only get you so far.

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He instructed his wife to kill Olivia.  Although, it’s possible that they had already extracted what they needed from her, and even though he had planned to let her live (according to Loeb), she was now a liability.

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He’s a cold blooded killer!  Did I already say that?  It’s true!

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He could have just been reacting to Olivia’s accusatons to try to cover his own hide.  He’s obviously a good liar.  All double agents must have this quality, or they wouldn’t last long.

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One Response to “Loeb - good or bad?”

  1. contagion

    Maybe his intention when he told his wife to kill Olivia was that he would still have ’six’ hours to get her hooked up to a machine similar to the one John Scott is hooked up to. Could be that is why he said ‘its the only way’

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