It’s been more than three months since FRINGE finished its (often wild) journey, but even with the conclusion in place, there is still more to say about what ultimately wasn’t aired.
In honor of the fifth season being released on DVD/Blu-ray on Tuesday, May 7th, I asked FRINGE star Jasika Nicole (Astrid) to share her memories of a scene she shot that fans never saw. And, as it turns out, Astrid originally had a bigger sequence in the series finale Observer fight as the team struggled to guarantee that Michael would make it to the future to fulfill that ultimate plan…
For five seasons, Jasika Nicole was woefully underrated (and underused) on FRINGE, so when she appeared on SCANDAL last week, television viewers got to see a whole new side to her: Nicole’s character, Kim, was revealed via flashbacks to be Huck’s wife…and the mother of their son. Unfortunately for Huck, his bosses didn’t approve of his family life, so they kept him in isolation until he was brainwashed into forgetting he had a family.
But with Huck suffering a nervous breakdown (and repeatedly murmuring the time when he last saw his wife and son), it sure seems like it would make sense for Kim to appear in the present day. To find out if that’s on the horizon, I spoke with Nicole about her experience on SCANDAL, passionate fandoms, and more…
SCANDAL has continued its fantastic guest star casting — ABC has confirmed that former FRINGE star Jasika Nicole will guest star on an upcoming episode of the series.
“We have Jasika Nicole (Fringe’s Astrid) guest starring on ep 219 of @ScandalABC,” SCANDAL creator Shonda Rhimes tweeted earlier tonight. “Which makes me go totally fan-girl with excitement!”
While Nicole’s role is being kept massively under wraps, it’s been dubbed “very surprising.”
So on a scale from 1-10 how excited are you?!
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ARROW’s Oliver has faced his fair share of villains, but with his sister, Thea, getting wrapped up in the mayhem of a new street drug, Vertigo — which caused her car crash at the end of the last episode — Mr. Queen is out to make someone pay. And if Oliver’s angry, that doesn’t bode too well for The Count, the man responsible for this dangerous drug.
I spoke with ARROW newbie Seth Gabel — whom television viewers may remember from his time as Lincoln on Fox’s FRINGE or Jeremy Darling on ABC’s DIRTY SEXY MONEY — about playing The Count (a role he’s previously called “the most fun I’ve ever had”), getting to tap into his darker side, on-screen fighting, what viewers can expect from “Vertigo,” and more…
FRINGE may be over, but Fox just released a few more episodic stills from the final two episodes, “Liberty” and “An Enemy of Fate.”
None of the photos were too spoilery for the hours (though they did include a certain guest star), so if you’re feeling nostalgic already for the show, these bonus photos might be a nice pick-me-up…
Don’t you know? All good stories start with “once upon a time” and end with “happily ever after!” – Ella, “Brown Betty”
And so, we’ve reached the end of FRINGE. In season 2′s “Brown Betty,” Walter tried to end the musical noir tale he was telling Ella, Olivia’s niece, in a pretty morbid way. But Ella would have none of that — she wanted a happy ending. So she concocted another alternative to how the story ended. Was it better? Was it worse? That was probably in the eye of the individual viewer.
I think a lot of people will feel the same way about tonight’s FRINGE series finale.
We’re just hours away from the FRINGE series finale, and while we have a good idea of what Walter’s arc could be in the final hours (and the trailers have teased what is in store for Olivia), Peter’s journey — outside of the general group plan — is a bit more of a mystery.
Luckily, FRINGE star Joshua Jackson (Peter) participated in a conference call with reporters earlier this morning, so I was able to ask him what he could tease about Peter’s arc in the final two episodes of the series.
It’s a little surreal, but FRINGE comes to an end tonight.
FRINGE stars John Noble (Walter), Anna Torv (Olivia), Joshua Jackson (Peter), and Jasika Nicole (Astrid) have been the constant presences on the show, so when I spoke with the actors at the 100th episode/series finale, I was curious what lessons they had learned from playing those characters.
Take a look at their answers…
FRINGE’s Anna Torv got to do a lot of things over 5 seasons — and 100 episodes! — while playing Olivia Dunham and her alt-persona, but…there’s always room for more.
I spoke with Torv on the carpet for the show’s 100th episode/series finale to find out if there was anything she wished she had gotten the chance to do during her time on FRINGE…
With only 20 hours until the FRINGE finale, are you feeling ready for what’s going to go down?
I spoke with FRINGE showrunner J.H. Wyman to see what he could tease of the show’s final two hours, plus I asked him if there was anything he wished he had been able to do…
FRINGE: The Cast Talks About their Reaction to Reading ‘End of the Series’ in the Finale Script. Plus, J.H. Wyman on Reaching the End
The people behind FRINGE got a rare television gift — they got to go into the final season knowing it was the end.
And while all year was leading up this being it, being aware the end was coming and actually seeing the words “end of series” on a script are two entirely different matters.
I spoke with FRINGE stars John Noble (Walter), Joshua Jackson (Peter), Jasika Nicole (Astrid), and Lance Reddick (Broyles) about reading those series-ending words, plus showrunner J.H. Wyman about reaching the end…
FRINGE: Seth Gabel Talks About His Time on the Series, What He’d Like to See From 2036 Lincoln, and More
Seth Gabel (Lincoln) has had quite the journey on FRINGE.
He first appeared as Linc in the season 2 finale when the alt-universe Fringe team was introduced, and then recurred in season 3 as the series switched back and forth between universes. After our side’s Lincoln was introduced — and Peter was erased from the timeline — Gabel was made a series regular in season 4. Unfortunately, that status only lasted a season as Linc was killed off and Lincoln decided to stay Over There when the bridge was closed off.
But just because he’s been MIA in season 5 doesn’t mean Gabel’s impact on the show should be forgotten.
I spoke with Gabel on the carpet for FRINGE’s 100th episode/series finale event and discussed some of his memorable moments with the show, plus what he would like to see if Lincoln were to pop up in 2036…
Broyles has largely been MIA this season on FRINGE, but he returns in a big way for this Friday’s series finale.
We’re just over three days away from the series finale of FRINGE. Are you ready to see some photos from the final two hours (“Liberty” and “An Enemy of Fate”)?
There’s nothing massively spoilery here, but, of course, if you want to go into the final two hours knowing nothing, I’d suggest turning away now…
It’s all come down to this — FRINGE’s series finale is mere days away.
Here’s one last trailer for the series from the ridiculously talented Ari Margolis…
What do you think?
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