I would like to talk a bit about the video that Walter was watching at the end of the episode. Here is the dialogue from the video:
WILLIAM BELL: Is the incident contained?
FEMALE VOICE: Yes, Doctor Bell.
WILLIAM BELL: How bad?
FEMALE VOICE: Bad.
WILLIAM BELL: Casualties?
FEMALE VOICE: Not sure yet. We can’t locate Brenner.
WILLIAM BELL: Is she okay?
FEMALE VOICE: She is fine.
WILLIAM BELL: Hell, do we know what triggered it?
WALTER: Obviously she was upset, William. (to the child) It’s okay. It’s alright now. Nobody is angry with you. You didn’t do anything bad. It’s alright Olive… everything’s going to be okay.
My first question is…who the heck is the female voice? Could it be Nina Sharp? If it is Nina…why didn’t they use Blair Brown’s voice? They used John Noble’s voice for Walter, and Leonard Nimoy’s voice for William Bell. Then I thought maybe she’s the dead lab assistant, but it seems more likely that this is the ‘accident’ that killed the lab assistant. So, how about Olivia’s mother or Walter’s wife? Any ideas?
My second question is…who the heck is Brenner? Did I miss something? Has he/she been mentioned before? Can’t be the lab assistant, her name was Carla Warren. If anyone knows who Brenner is, please let me know.
My third question is…did ‘Olive’ change her name? We are assuming that the girl on the video is Olivia, so why the different name? Was ‘Olive’ just a nickname? If she did change her name…why? Nick also called her Olive. I thought her nickname was Liv, I guess it’s possible to have two nicknames.
My final question is…does this room look burnt to you?
Is it possible that the ‘incident‘ Bell refers to was a fire? If so, did Olive start it? Stephen King’s “Firestarter” has a very similar storyline. A little girl, who, when she gets angry, starts fires that she cannot control., but that do not harm her. This seems like a plausible theory as to why the room looks burnt in every area except directly around the child. This theory might be answered in the upcoming episode…”The Road Not Taken“.
Any ideas or additional thoughts about this video?