You have some questions about Fringe, so here are some answers
by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 11th 2008 3:41PM
Maybe it's because of Lost, but TV viewers seem to be interested in the secrets behind a show at an accelerated rate these days. For example, there has only been one episode of Fringe so far but viewers are already wondering about the what the big secret is, what's going on with Blair Brown's robotic arm, who is going to play William Bell, why there's a cow in the lab, whether or not people can be reanimated on the show, and (most importantly) when Heroes star and J.J. Abrams buddy Greg Grunberg is going to show up as a janitor or a corpse. Well, TV Guide has some of the answers for you.
Yes, some SPOILERS are ahead, so click with caution.
Producer Roberto Orci answered some big questions for TV Guide, though he was also careful enough not to give too much away. Some highlights:
- Those symbols that are show before commercial breaks (the frog, the leaf, etc) actually have something to do with what's going on, but it's more the order that they're shown rather than some secret in the logo.
- The person who will play William Bell doesn't know that they are going to play him yet. No idea what this means, though Orci doesn't say if it's a man or a woman. I wonder if we've already seen the Bell character on the show and we just don't know it yet?
- Mark Valley might be dead, he might not be. When Brown said "question him" at the end, it doesn't necessarily mean he's alive, it could just mean that they can go inside and read his thoughts if they do it within six hours of him dying.
- Blair Brown's robotic arm is incredibly cool, though it doesn't have any super capabilities.
I wonder why Olivia didn't find out that Agent Scott was a bad guy when she hooked up with his brain. You would think that if she was inside there she would have seen/heard some thoughts he was thinking. I guess he could control those thoughts when he saw his lover inside his head, walking around. Oh, damn, Olivia's here. Don't think about being a bad guy! Don't think about being a bad guy!