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SHOOT: Olivia & the FRINGE Resistance in 2036 – Updated

Now that Olivia has been de-ambered in Fringe’s fifth season premiere, it’s time (overdue) to share her reunion with her scattered family and ongoing role in the Fringe resistance in 2036. In tonight’s episode, In Absentia, Olivia (Anna Torv) is part of the team searching the under-Observer-control Harvard campus for a hidden tunnel into Walter’s lab, played by the west entrance to the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia, not by the main entrance to the CHEM building like it has been in the past.

I came to the scene late in mid-August and so was at the wrong end to capture the Fringe team’s faces like a set photographer did here. It was the first time I’d seen Olivia (after 20 years encased in amber) on location with her estranged husband Peter (Joshua Jackson), her father-in-law Walter (John Noble), her grownup daughter Etta (Georgina Haig) and her colleague and friend Astrid (Jasika Nicole) in 2036.

Anna Torv is so tanned from a month on Maui that crew called it Amber Burn.

A month later, I spotted Olivia (Anna Torv) under the Burrard Bridge leaning against the Bishop mobile with the rest of her TV family. Torv rode her bicycle back and forth to circus at the nearby HRMcMillan Space Centre for exercise, while other cast strolled back and forth in the sunshine, including Lance Reddick

[Olivia (Anna Torv) is thrilled at the sight of Lance Reddick’s Philip Broyles, who was hidden behind a pillar from my perspective]

A couple of days later, Olivia (Anna Torv) was part of the Fringe team infiltrating a New Jersey Monorail station played by Pacific Central Station, but it was an Olivia stunt double who drove the Bishop mobile in their getaway during the evening shoot.

#AnotherWay – Fringe’s 2nd episode in its final season airs tonight at 9 p.m. on FOX in the U.S. and Citytv in Canada.

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