Added screencaps from tonight’s episode. My heart is very very broken =(
The grand design of Fringe’s fantastic third season is becoming increasingly clear. The first half of the season was all about Olivia’s parallel world plight (and a showcase for Anna Torv to strut her considerable stuff); the second half of the season is about Peter’s possibly soul-corrupting doomsday machine destiny (and a showcase for Joshua Jackson to take center stage). The past couple episodes have suggested a potentially dark fate for Peter, whether or not he blows up the multiverse; his interface with the doomsday device seems to be making him go all Die! Die! Shapeshifters, DIE! and possibly downright Dark Phoenix-ish. Or Galactus-y. Or Crisis On Infinite Earths-issy. (Peter: More Monitor or more Anti-Monitor?) Actually, I’m thinking Peter’s path to the dark side will lead him here. Friday’s new episode of Fringe — “Concentrate and Ask Again” — deepens the intrigue, and we have an exclusive tease from Fox that has the cast setting the stage, articulating the stakes, and just generally geeking out on their show. Which I love. Who needs my silly comic booky theories and kooky Magic 8-ball predictions when you have Jackson, Torv, John Noble, Jasika Nicole and Blair Brown using their big brains to crunch Fringe for you! Check out the video — but read on afterward, as I have an urgent favor to ask of y’all.
All right, the favor: I need YOUR questions for a Q&A next week with… none other than Peter himself, Joshua Jackson. If you’re a Fringe fan and you have a question about his character or the show — a maybe a theory that you’d like to run past him, I invite you to post them below (or send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Twitter: @ewdocjensen). I’ll have chance to interview Jackson in the next several days and my ambition is to put as many of your questions to him as possible. So to cop a phrase from tomorrow’s episode: Concentrate and ask. The answers, next week. P.S.: Don’t forget to check out Ken Tucker’s next-day recaps of Fringe each Saturday morning.
To find out more about how to send your questions, check EW.com website!
“Fringe” (Fox, 9 p.m.) While so many dramatic series fall victim to the shortsighted will-they-or-won’t-they romantic entanglements, “Fringe” delivers a more complicated relationship between Walter and his son, Peter, who took a dark turn last week in the fight against the alterna-universe. And after solid performances in the ratings since its move to Friday, this underappreciated sci-fi thriller may finally get some much-deserved love.
Fringe is up for Fan Favorite Awards on the Sci-Fi category, go vote, now!
The Writers Guild of America West has set its presenter list for Saturday’s awards show at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel.
Presenters include Mitch Albom, Hank Azaria, Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, Morgan Spurlock, Jeremy Chilnick, Greg Daniels, Amy Poehler, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Anna Torv, J.J. Abrams, Al Jean, Dan Castellaneta, Mayim Bialik, Don Reo, Eileen Fulton and Christopher Goutman.
Amy Pascal, Scott Rudin and Steven Spielberg will present the Laurel Award for Screen to Steven Zaillian; Candice Bergen and Michael Patrick King will present the Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television to Diane English; Allan Burns and Neal Baer will present the Valentine Davies Award to Seth Freeman and Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich) for their entertainment industry and community service.
“Modern Family” stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet will co-host.
I added clean versions of the MARKTBeauty photo shoot. Yay no text. Thanks Maria! 😀
New (old?) photo shoot. Gorgeous! Thanks Lily for sending it in! Click to view big one