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With its pattern of gory opening scenes, Fringe has become the go-to show for a good scare. The Fringe universe, with its alternate reality, specialized bioweapons, and unusual abilities, features new and creative ways to die (being trapped in resin, having all your orifices spontaneously seal up, disintegrating into ash). And as we fall deeper down the rabbit hole, wondering how Olivia (Anna Torv), Peter (Joshua Jackson), and Walter (John Noble) will end up, we can’t help wondering what new ways the show will find to gross us out.

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Posted by Annie on
October 18th, 2011

Fauxlivia (Anna Torv) on Fringe
While Over-There Olivia may not have won over Fringe fans yet, we have to admit that no one rocks a leather jacket — or full bangs — quite like her.


An interview with Anna Torv from Associated Press.

Warning: Contain Spoilers if you haven’t watched “Subject 9” yet

Fringe’s Peter has returned!

After Olivia (Anna Torv) and Walter (John Noble) both realized they were having visions of the same strange man, they set out to discover his identity. Considering that Peter (Joshua Jackson) took the form of a bright blue blob of energy — a side effect of trying to cross into the timeline — he found them first. After observing The Energy Blob absorbing all things metal, they mistakenly assumed that it was actually a rogue cortexiphan patient Olivia had previously encountered who had the ability to project himself . Although they hunted down the subject in question, turns out he wasn’t responsible for The Blob, but could destroy it.

Fortunately, realizing it was literally the man of her dreams, Olivia stopped the patient in time, though he still seemingly provided enough juice for Peter to reappear in corporeal form at Reiden Lake, the site of over-there Peter’s death when he was a boy.

So, Peter is back — but no one remembers him, as showcased when Olivia said, “Who are you?” Who is he indeed? Since this is the convoluted world of Fringe, we need to get acquainted with this new Peter, so we’ve compiled the five things to know about him and the reality he’s facing now that he’s returned:

1. Peter 2.0 is definitely an upgrade: Peter is technically the same man we’ve come to know and love, but he isn’t the man we first met. “Because the guy that we met in the beginning of Fringe had no desire to be there, and slowly but surely got warped into this, as John and I described it, fanboy,” Jackson previously told us. “In the course of doing that, he kind of went from being the impetuous teenager of the show to kind of sulking in the corner, to actually being a man. And the guy who would come back to the show after having sacrificed himself for the love of his family is a different man. I think he’s grown up a lot. I think a different guy comes back than the guy that left.”

2. There will be trust issues: They may not know him, but Peter still retains all of his memories of them, which will cause the Fringe Division to put him on lockdown. “When he shows up claiming all these things and knowing all these things, it’s really freaky,” Lance Reddick says. “Broyles’ attitude is that it’s possible what he’s saying is true, but the last place I’m going to do is to believe him… at least at first. It has to reach a point where there’s so much validity to the information that he has and the way that he helps, that over time, he’s given more and more trust and more and more freedom to operate, work and help.”

3. Peter and Walter won’t be playing catch anytime soon: Poor Peter, he probably expected a warm welcome from his father, but all Walter sees is the man who has been haunting his visions. “‘Oh hi there, I’m your son’ — It’s not going to be, ‘Oh thank goodness for that,'” Noble told us on set. “As much as Walter may want it to be [like that] — and we’ll see an element of that, but we can’t resolve that too soon, so we’ve got to build that thing through. There will be some resolution in the first half of the season.”

4. Peter and Olivia aren’t sitting in a tree: Oh, how we wish it were like old times and they would just fall into each other’s arms, but Torv says, “In this timeline, Olivia doesn’t know who he is, and in Peter’s timeline, it took them a long time to get together, so…”

5. Baby Henry isn’t even a gleam in Peter’s eye: Just because Peter is back, doesn’t mean his baby with Bolivia automatically will be, too. “It’s not possible if they’ve never met,” Torv says. “Unless we end up going back to the other timeline, which may happen.”

Are you excited that Peter is back? Sound off in the comments!


Interview with Anna from Entertainment Weekly.

Fringe star Anna Torv was largely coy when talking about Peter’s return to the show after having turned the Fringe-verse upside down by being absent for most the season so far. (Save small appearances in shiny surfaces.) But she had much more to say when talking about Lincoln Lee’s addition to the team and his budding friendship (and possibly more!) with Olivia.

“The Olivia we meet and know has known about Fringe Division and had all this time to get used to it and work out that this is her life,” she says. This is a far cry from when Olivia met Peter following the death of her fiance, John. As a result, says Torv, “when Lincoln comes in, she’s a little more open to him [than she was with Peter] and working with someone again.”

But will this ease lead to something more — as some fans have speculated? “I don’t know if that’s going to end up being romantic or not at the moment,” she says.

For more on EW’s chat with Torv, watch the video below! has a great interview with Anna Torv and John Noble. Enjoy!

Tonight’s hour, “Subject 9,” is suspiciously similarly titled to last year’s all-flashback “Subject 13,” which delved into a young Olivia’s history with the Cortexiphan trials and her first encounters with Peter and Walter. (FRINGE executive producer Jeff Pinkner teased last month that “fans are free to read into whatever they want!” in terms of the two episode names.)

Really, at this point, all we know for sure about the hour is that Nina Sharp returns. As far as I’m concerned, that’s worth a parade in itself. Blair Brown’s Nina has been sorely missed this season.

Thankfully for you guys, I recently talked with some people who could give more insight into what’s to come.

Warner Bros. brought a group of reporters up to Vancouver last week and FRINGE star Anna Torv (Olivia) shared a bit of what fans could expect from “Subject 9,” while John Noble (Walter) teased Nina’s return, what Peter might be up to when he comes back and whether William Bell might be making a comeback.

Another interview from MTV Movies Blog and another video that I also can’t view the video here in Brazil.

Watch the video at MTV Movies Blog website

“Fringe” has literally entered a new era with its currently airing fourth season. Following the explosive events of the season three finale, Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson) has been erased from existence. The result: a brand new timeline for Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) and the rest of her colleagues, one in which Peter — both the one from our universe and the one from over there — never survived to adulthood.

Torv stopped by MTV News earlier in the week to talk about the new season of “Fringe,” and we asked her to tease what’s going down in tonight’s fourth episode, titled “Subject 9.” Though she initially had some trouble dropping hints — “I’m just such a bad tease,” she laughed — she did offer a very tantalizing clue regarding how Olivia’s past has changed in light of this new continuity.

“Episode four, you get to see Walter and Olivia and how they’ve managed to come to terms with each other and how they work together,” she told MTV. “You see a lot. You see the changed relationships between a couple of our main characters. And there are quite a few clues as to what happened in Olivia’s past with the Cortexiphan trials in this timeline.”

Revisiting the Cortexiphan trials, eh? Suddenly, tonight’s title, “Subject 9,” makes a whole lot of sense. The title of last season’s “Subject 13” referred to Olivia during the early phases of Walter Bishop and William Bell’s Cortexiphan experiments, but in this new, Peter-less timeline, has Olivia’s numerical assignment in the trial changed?

More importantly, let’s not forget that Olivia and Peter met each other briefly during those Cortexiphan trials, with Peter playing a key role during a dark moment of Olivia’s life. With Peter gone, how will that influence the way this pivotal moment in Olivia’s childhood played out? Will we find out in tonight’s episode?

The answers are just hours away. “Fringe” airs tonight (October 14) at 9/8 central on Fox.

MTV Movies Blog has an article and video. Unfortunatelly, I can’t view the video here in Brazil. I really hate those restrictions =(.

Watch the video at MTV Movies Blog website

For someone who doesn’t exist, Peter Bishop sure is getting a lot of attention.

“Fringe,” the breathtaking Fox series currently in its fourth year on television, is well known for taking bizarre risks and asking viewers to come along for the ride… but erasing one of the show’s most important characters — Joshua Jackson’s skeptic young genius Peter Bishop — completely from existence? That’s a gigantic gamble, even for this show.

When Anna Torv, who stars in the series as brilliant FBI agent Olivia Dunham, stopped by MTV News this week to talk about the current season of “Fringe,” we asked her the most important question of all: what is life like in a world without Peter Bishop?

“Well, the Olivia that I play doesn’t know what life was like with him, so I’m normal,” she said, speaking to the fact that the show currently exists in a world where both the Peter from our universe and the one from the other side died in their childhood — in other words, he never lived long enough to meet Olivia and join up with Fringe Division.

Of course, Peter did exist — our heroes just don’t know that right now. And it won’t be long before he comes roaring back to life, Torv teased, and when he does, things are going to get… well, interesting, to put it lightly.

“I don’t think I’m giving anything away when I say that the event of this season is Peter Bishop,” she said. “We’re going to see a lot more of him and how he unravels these characters.”

Going into this latest season, Torv said that she was completely unaware of the “Fringe” writers’ plans for how to deal with Olivia, her fellow cast members and the mythology they’ve already spent years establishing in light of Peter’s departure.

“They go to their writers camp and pretty close to filming, they come back, and it’s like, ‘Okay, can we talk now?'” she laughed. “I guess there’s just sort of so much that there wasn’t the time to sit down and work out which cases didn’t get solved and which ones did [in the new, Peter-less ‘Fringe’ timeline].”

Without that kind of concrete information, then, Torv focused on what she believed would be the changed dynamics between Olivia and other members of the Fringe team, namely Peter’s father Walter, the ingenious but damaged scientist played to perfection by John Noble.

“When Peter was there, he was very much the nurturer [to Walter], he was very much the companion, but without him, the biggest difference we see is in Walter, who didn’t have Peter to bring him out and help him get better,” she said. “But what I was excited about is there’s a little bit more warmth, a closeness between Walter and Olivia.”

It’s not just Olivia and Walter’s relationship that’s changed because of Peter’s removal from existence, either.

“There are a couple of episodes coming up where we reintroduce a couple of characters and you’ll go, ‘Oh, that’s a different relationship to the one we’re used to,'” she teased. “But I’m not going to say any more about that!”

Great Anna Torv interview from TVLine, Anna talks Fringe, what’s going on, the differences on the timeline, Peter Bishop and Oxfam.

This Friday on Fringe (Fox, 9/8c), Olivia herself is the target of a fringe event when a strange entity –- an energy, if you will –- invades her apartment. Is this Peter’s way of not-so-subtly tapping on his lover’s shoulder? Is our boy ready to “exist” again and make himself known? Anna Torv stopped by the TVLine office in New York City to preview this episode, “Subject 9,” which among other things reveals how this new timeline tweaks the Cortexiphan mythology as well as Olivia’s connection to a familiar face.

TVLINE | Would you say that this week’s episode is where Season 4 really kicks off? Now that we’ve laid the groundwork for the new timeline?
Yes, all of the little bits and pieces come into place – especially as regards the whole question of “When is Peter Bishop going to make an appearance?” This is also one of the first times that John [Noble, Walter] and I have had a whole bunch of stuff to do together.

TVLINE | Is this the “enormous” Walter/Olivia adventure John teased last week?
Yeah, yeah. So that was so much fun to do, because we never get to do that stuff. And also in this new timeline, the relationship between Walter and Olivia is just a little closer, because Peter wasn’t around. So that was probably my favorite bit of this episode.

TVLINE | Their adventure takes them to, where, Massive Dynamic in New York City?
No, it’s a bigger adventure than that! [Laughs] But…. Oh, I’m terrible at teasing. John’s really good at it.

TVLINE | John Noble is great at it.
He’s good because he knows which little things to say that don’t give away the end. I tend to always go in circles.

TVLINE | What sort of emotions does Olivia go through in this episode? Obviously something is not right, and this “energy” may have a personal agenda involving her.

Something is not right, and she’s not quite sure what it is. You get a title bit of an insight into what Olivia’s past was like in this world, and what the Cortexiphan trials were to her in this world, which was slightly different.

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Anna on Live with Regis and Kelly

Posted by Annie on
October 12th, 2011

Anna was on the Live with Regis (Katie Couric replacing him) & Kelly this morning, here’s the video: