LANCE REDDICK TEASES RELATIONSHIP CHANGES IN SEASON 4 OF ‘FRINGE’
We already know that since Peter sacrificed himself — rather, his existence — for the sake of the rest, there are major adjustments afoot. But how major? For that answer, we turned to inside man Lance Reddick, who breaks down some of the changes we might be seeing in the Fringe division.”Broyles and Peter weren’t that connected, but there is an affection that Broyles started to have with Walter that is gone now,” he says. “Now it’s about keeping the guy functioning so that he can work for us. And even though Olivia is still his top agent, there isn’t necessarily the same kind of paternal relationship that Broyles and Olivia had before.”
The new, subtle approach to their relationship will also be seen in another pairing: Astrid and Walter, says Reddick. “There was a closeness they had that I don’t think necessarily exists,” he says. “So it’ll be interesting once Peter reappears and as the season goes on, we try to figure out who the heck he is and what’s this crazy stuff he’s talking about. How in another reality we all knew each other. And how do we reintegrate that into the story.”
But the twist from last season won’t just fracture relationships. It will also bring together worlds, he reveals. “There may be more interaction in terms of casework between the two universes, which would be very interesting,” he says. “I don’t know that we can do too much of that because it takes so much time to shoot because we’ve gotten multiple versions of people. Particularly if they’re in the same scene because everybody has to play themselves, have a double, do it on green screen, and all that stuff. But it’s very intriguing.” He’s got that right.
More from my chat with Lance Reddick next week!
Castle spoilers please! Any good Caskett spoilers for Castle fans? — Danielle Gerard
Worried about the addition of The Killing‘s Kristen Lehman as an art insurance investigator/love interest for Castle? Don’t be. I hear she’s only in one episode as of now and has a pretty darn good story while she’s there. Obviously the casting choice was made for a reason (Chemistry? Yup!), but I’d calm myself a bit. She isn’t the female Josh (a.k.a. ‘ship wrecker!). But while Lehman is only in one episode, I can’t say the same for Beckett’s psychiatrist, played by Michael Dorn. He makes his second appearance in Lehman’s episode. (The first being the premiere.)
Hi there, I love your column! I would love some Castle scoop. Can you tell us anything about the return of the 3XK episode, “Kick the Ballistics” being filmed right now? I assume we can look for some great scenes for Detective Ryan, dealing with the fallout and it will be nice to see him in the spotlight for once. Thanks! — Cheryl
You’re going to see a side of Ryan you’ve never seen before. Also, a bit of casting news! I hear recurring White Collar player Ross McCall (who plays Keller) will take on a role in the ep as a cop who figures into the case. Also appearing? Lost‘s Francois Chau. So far, I’m giving a solid A to the casting choices this season!
I love the Big Bang Theory? Any chance for a big spoiler?
First, can we pause to commemorate the awesome of the season premiere photos? [Pause] Great. Now we can move on. Last time I talked to Bill Prady, he was pretty excited about exploring sex-less Leonard. That sounds weird… but I’m going with it. “Once [Priya's] gone, Leonard is going to face the daunting task of how — in this age of the Internet and high speed connections and video chatting — how you stay intimate from a great distance away. So that’s going to be a bit of a challenge for him,” Prady said. Um, I can think of a few ways… ehem. But Prady insists with a laugh, “I don’t think Leonard’s going to feel comfortable jumping into that.”
When we’re going to find out who is taking over Cuddy’s position on House? Is it something they drag out? I think you should just tell us now.
You cheeky monkey. Nice try. But no. I can tell you, however, that the series won’t leave you hanging for too long. I’m told you will get your answer in episode 2… and most definitely not now.
When we’re going to find out who is taking over Cuddy’s position on House? Is it something they drag out? I think you should just tell us now.– Dorian
I’d love some scoop on Pretty Little Liars! — Claire
Remember the casting news from earlier this week about Boy Meet’s World‘s Anthony Tyler Quinn that teased “a 16-year-old hottie son”? Meet your hottie: It’s Secret Life of the American Teenager alum Shane Coffey. Need a refresher? He played the character Jimmy Nash in some episode early last year.