Does Harold wear fake glasses?

I’ve never thought about this before (because I think Emerson wears glasses too), but it occurred to me after watching “Proteus” …

When Fahey takes Harolds glasses and puts them on, neither of them blinks, they don’t even look unfocused, nothing. Now I know that if I put on real glasses I at least need a moment to adjust to the new way of sight, but as you can see in the first two pictures, non of them shows any kind of reaction.

Harold also doesn’t seem to have any problem tracking Faheys movements without his glasses and Fahey doesn’t seem to have any problems moving around wearing Harolds glasses.

The thing that really got my mind going though, was what Harold said right after Fahey takes his glasses …

"You’re an amateur at this."

Suggesting that Harold knows every trick on hiding/forging identity’s (which he probably does), especially such an easy one as wearing fake glasses (like Fahey did before). We know that Harold took on a completely new identity before attending collage so glasses could have easily been part of his cover back then.

Also interesting is that, though he shows no sign of discomfort at losing his glasses the whole time, the moment Carter steps in (someone who is kind of close to him, who he will have to see in the future, who he will have to keep up appearance from) he squints and is "suddenly" disorientated and lost. And then he picks up his glasses from Fahey without any kind of problem …

I know one could argue that it’s just the adrenalin that keeps him from showing any signs, but then Fahey doesn’t show any either and that’s kind of strange … oh and also this scene!

When Reese wakes him up one morning, he is startled at first, yes, but when he looks at Reese without his glasses to me he looks tired an annoyed but not as if he couldn’t make out Reese features …

I also thought about him just being shortsighted, which is why he can see Fahey but not Carter, but then again, Carter is not that father away from Finch than Fahey was …

Oh Gosh, I think I just stopped making any kind of sense XD

What do you think?

  1. sparksel reblogged this from enemyofperfect and added:
    If nothing else, this could make great fic fuel.Interesting story reasons for either side of the discussion that just...
  2. enemyofperfect reblogged this from fangirlishness and added:
    I could see it either way — um, so to speak — but I’m amused to find that I’m actually kind of attached to the idea of...
  3. bee-seventy-nine reblogged this from fangirlishness and added:
    Those are definitely prescription glasses. And he is near-sighted(like the previous commenter says you can tell by how...
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  6. evilkat23 reblogged this from polargrizz47 and added:
    thank you cathrinemccord: I thought the same thing because i was like he looked fine when his glasses were off then...
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  8. managerie76 reblogged this from cathrinemccord and added:
    I believe the glasses are a ruse.
  9. judgebunnie reblogged this from darklysnarky and added:
    I do think Harold needs the glasses. This might get jossed, but I am pretty solid on this point. Every one of his covers...
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  15. pkmndaisuki reblogged this from sameenshaw and added:
    Personally, I think that Harold is nearsighted. Notice how close Fahey is to him in that scene. Literally face to face....
  16. agentsweet reblogged this from sameenshaw and added:
    I agree with LadyofShaw. And besides, not everyone has the Velma Syndrome when it comes to glasses (You know: “My...
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  19. sameenshaw reblogged this from cathrinemccord and added:
    I’m still wondering about this, too. The scene with Carter, though. I think a possible reason why he was unable to...