Fringe First Look: Olivia Goes Musical

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On April 29, Fringe really will air a musical episode.

What inspired the show to follow in the singing footsteps of past shows such as Scrubs and How I Met Your Mother?

“We didn’t set out to do a musical,” producer Jeff Pinkner told EW.com. “We set out to do an episode that explored Walter’s state of mind - he’s dealing with some very upsetting news. When we realized that the way Walter would deal with such news would be to try to anesthetize himself with copious amounts of marijuana, well, singing and dancing became a natural outcome.”

Alternate Olivia

During the unique hour, Olivia takes on a retro private-eye persona, as pictured above. She also plays a key role in Walter’s drug-induced visions Hypes Pinkner:

“It’ll be interesting to see how Walter really perceives her.”

Before we get there, however, Fringe will air an episode this week titled "White Tulip." Visit TV Fanatic first thing Friday morning for a recap and review of it.

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Fringe Quotes

Peter: Hello. Walter is that you? I can hear you breathing.
Janitor: Is this Peter Bishop?
Peter: Yes.
Janitor: I'm calling from NY. I know this is going to sound crazy but I just saw a woman disappear in front of my eyes.
Peter: Who is this?
Janitor: Her name was Olivia. She has a message for you; she's trapped in the other universe

You, Olivia, have the ability to bend things with your mind. That's what you're doing in this drawing, if you look at it the right way.

Walter

Fringe Music

  Song Artist
Song Poor Little Fool Ricky Nelson iTunes
Dear mr fantasy Dear Mr. Fantasy Traffic iTunes
Blue bayou Blue Bayou Roy Orbison iTunes