Peter Bishop, slowly dying from a genetic disease, is kidnapped from his home in 1985, at the age of 7. He is brought to a world that looks exactly like his, but isn’t his world, by a man who is identical to his father, but isn’t his father.
Peter knows right away that Walter and Elizabeth are not his parents.
“I am not your son! You are not my father! And she is not my mother! You are not my father! I want to go home!”
That is what he screams to them in the first few minutes of 3x15 ‘Subject 13”, because he knows. He just knows that the Blue!verse isn’t his world, that they are not his family, and that he is not home.
And young!Peter’s desire to go back home is so powerful, his belief so strong, that one day in a desperate attempt, he goes back to the lake were he knows it happened. Now, some people find this strange, how a 7 or 8 year old would do this, knowing that he’s old enough to realize that if he goes down into the frozen water, he will most likely drown. But we have to remember that to this young, distraught Peter, that is how he got stuck in this new world in the first place.
Walter takes him away when he is a feverish, dying boy; they sink into the lake, surely to their death. When he wakes up, he isn’t in his universe anymore, and no one will listen to him. Worse, his ‘parents’ try to convince him that he is delusional.
“Subject 13” truly is the key to Peter’s behavior when it comes to Switch and his inability to trust his instincts even now in season 4. As a child, he never has a doubt about the fact he is being fooled. He is being very cold and adamant about it:
(QUE LO LEAIS. JODER. VERDADES COMO PUÑOS).
Honestly, I can’t add anything. Nor it can’t be said better. Perfect post is perfect.
I’m only sorry that even after this haters will persist. Surely they have to be quite a righteous and never-mistaking people…lucky them.
Peter has made mistakes. He’s not perfect (nor we expect him to be). He’s a good man with a hard life that along the story we are being told is growing as a person and as human being. Peter is much more than what just the eyes see on screen. Unfortunately (specially for them) not everyone has eyes to read between lines, to see a person´s soul. It requires a certain unicorn quality.