“Fringe” is back with more mystery, more oddity, and more Anna Torv

 
 

The first episode of the second season of Fringe starts tonight on Fox — and it’s a good one! But then, more Anna Torv is always a good thing.

TheTorchOnline.com recently published an interesting interview with Torv, and I like her answer to this question:

TTO: I think your character was a very brave choice. I mean, you are a very beautiful woman, but they’re not dwelling on that, emphasizing that.
AT: But not only that, I know that I’m regularly described as being very cold and very detached. But I go, “I don’t care you think that, because if I was a guy, you just wouldn’t say that.” Men can be solitary, be on their own, or just not speak.

TTO: Right!
AT: I think it’d be great for her to get a lover in every port!

I don’t want to give away any spoilers about the new episode (you can get those on FringeTelevision.com), but I will give you a few teasers: the show picks up exactly where it left off, and somewhere in the episode, Agent Olivia Dunham (Torv) wakes up and suddenly starts speaking Greek.

Intriguing, yes? Just don’t expect the episode to answer many of your burning questions (the Fringe writers are good at putting that off).

Olivia, Peter (Joshua Jackson), Walter Bishop (John Noble), Astrid (Jasika Nicole), Agent Broyles (Lance Reddick), Agent Francis (Kirk Acevedo), and the lab’s resident cow are all back, and there’s also a new female FBI Agent, played by Meghan Markle. I have to admit I wasn’t thrilled with either her acting or her character, but I’m hoping both will improve over time.

The cast did a photoshoot to promote the second season, and Fox made a cute video of it:

Now on to the new photos!

First, we have the snazzy new posters, which quite appropriately focus on Olivia.

There are 14 "easter eggs" in this first poster — can you find them all? (Go here for the list.)

A few new cast photos:

And then my favorite photos — a series of spooky shots featuring a single character. Here are the photos of the three women:

Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv)

The fantastically creepy and commanding Nina Sharp (Blair Brown)

FBI Agent/Walter Bishop’s lab assistant Astrid (out actresss Jasika Nicole)

Here are a few stills from tonight’s episode.

Only Fringe can get away with including a coma, an alternate reality, and a cow wearing a birthday hat in the same episode.

Are you excited about Fringe returning? Come back after tonight’s episode to discuss it in the comments.

 
 

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