Colonel Broyles: Friend or Foe?
We’ve known for sometime now that Colonel Broyles is not what he seems. While the Fringe Divisions from each side struggle with the possibility that there is a mole in the Red Universe Fringe Division, we the viewers know exactly where the leak is. Colonel Broyles has been seeing talking to David Robert Jones and Nina the Red Universe Viper and now it has led to the death of Lincoln Lee from “over there”.
It’s possible that this Broyles is a Shape-shifter although nothing has been proven yet. It is also possible that the Colonel is being blackmailed. He does have a family and he may be shielding them in order to protect them from Jones. If you’ve seen the trailer at the end of this last episode it is intimated that Jones has left Broyles with a Hobson’s choice. That is, a choice with no real options.
So faithful Fringe viewers I ask you this, is Colonel Broyles the traitor he seems to be or is a good guy that has been driven to his breaking point? In order to qualify this question I ask you to remember that the original iteration of Broyles from the Red Universe was willing to sacrifice himself for the greater good even if meant helping the threat of what our Olivia represented. He died after he had a change of heart and it may happen again as history is repeating itself.
Or consider this, it seems that Jones has been formulating his latest Shape-shifters to be devoid of emotion and this explains Broyles’ willingness to sacrifice a Fringe Division member even one as important as Lincoln Lee.
You can view the teaser once again for this Friday’s episode below or you can stay spoiler free as many of you wish to be.
Either way, Colonel Broyles friend or foe?