First Look: Decoding the new 'Fringe' cast photo

fringe-dinerImage Credit: FoxIt’s exactly one week until Fringe returns and that can only mean one thing: Time for another first look! You’re looking at the second official group photo for the Fox thriller’s third season (here’s the first), which premieres next Thursday. Two key observations: Bolivia appears to have rejoined Walternate in Overthereland, and Astrid is once again throwing some ‘tude around. Not sure what her deal is, but I like it! Thoughts? Opinions? Theories? Share ’em below!

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  • Diva

    Amazing!!! I like the background of the other side. Can’t wait for this to start. We need to get people to watch this jaunt.

    • Nathan

      I like this shot a lot more than the first, that one looked too much like a CSI pic. At least there’s a little mystery here.

      • Zeddicus Zul’ Zorander

        Absolutely agree, FRINGE is a creative show and did not deserve a pic relating it to a snoozefest like CSI.

        I am hoping for something on the order of only 16 episodes – that way we only get the writers’ best work, and hopefully Broyles will once again sing.

  • Dicazi

    So cool to see the 3 supporting characters as prominent as the 3 mains. They’re kinda divided into 2 groups, aren’t they?

  • Cody

    omg, i can’t wait!!! this is the greatest show on tv. im so stressed out during every episode though because im so scared its gonna get cancelled. thank god for season 3!!!!!

    • Anjali

      It better not get canceled any time soon! This show is spectacular! Fantastic character development, writing, mythology!

    • Dominic

      I couldn’t geek it out any better than Cody did…roll on new eps!!!!

  • Will

    The shadow behind Peter has a hat on.

    • Erik

      I believe the shadow is of an Observer.

      • julio

        Yeah, what is up with that? It’s also in the first picture, and its always behind Peter. Are they trying to tell us something? Could there be another Peternate somewhere that’s joining the show?

      • Lorie

        Is the Observer behind Peter b/c he’s protecting him?

        Is he watching over him b/c he knows the real Olivia is in Overthereland?

      • nykolus

        or is peter’s reflection an observer???

      • Jean

        I think you are right Erik. That guy Walter meets in the coffee shop is usually dressed in a 60s suit with a hat. They are “shadowlike” – watching over EVERYTHING – and really EVERYBODY. They aren’t supposed to “protect” – just watch. That was the whole theme of one show – what a terrible price the observer paid for choosing to involve himself with one particular person’s fate.

      • Tunedelicious

        The hat is on the alter-Broyles, who wore one in the other universe.

  • jen

    You really have to find something different to call her than the name of a south american country. That is the lamest and least witty version of naming alternate olivia I’ve seen on the internet. It’s more like a typo than a nickname. how about No-liva? or Alt-ivia? God, i’d even prefer something competely straightforward like “Bad Olivia” or Olivia from the Alternate Universe”. “Bolivia” is just stupid.

    • JasonInDFW

      I think Faux-livia is the best I have seen.

      • jen

        I like that one – I’ll take it!

      • Vince from NYC

        Otherliva? Nah sorry I suck.

      • Vince from NYC

        I meant OtherlivIa.. Wow i really do suck.

      • Tajah

        Faux-livia is my fav too

      • Cris

        I’m a fan of “Faux-livia” as well

    • Jake

      Fauxlivia is cool. Nolivia? Altlivia? Not so much. I’d prefer Bolivia to those. Just saying.

      • Hoi

        how about over-there-a?

    • Anonymous

      G.I. Joelivia

      • Muench

        hahaha best

    • Sean

      Bolivia is short for Bad Olivia? I was wondering about that. Yes. That’s pretty stupid and unfunny. Especially since I’ve read somewhere that the alt-folks aren’t necessarily “bad.” Just “different” from our heroes. I vastly prefer Faux-livia! Can’t remember who coined that? Was is Tucker?

      • lr

        No. Olivia stands for Olivia B. As in B-side. The other side (over there olivia).
        Yeah I don’t like Bolivia. It’s stupid.

    • wilson

      lol everytime I see “Bolivia” I just think in my head “Fauxlivia”

    • JaySin420

      Lol your right, I would have bet money on Alt-Livia.

  • Simon

    Observer reflected in the window …

  • João Pedro

    LOOK, it’s the observer.

  • Jenn T

    Has anyone else noticed Peter’s shadow is the exact shape of an observer!?

    • Cris

      I don’t think that’s necessarily Peter’s shadow (it’s far too small). I just think it’s A shadow.

  • Anna

    K, I’m pretty sure that the Olivia we see in the foreground is Bolivia, and the one with Walternate is our Olivia, seeing as the last time we saw her was with brown hair.

    • Anjali

      I def. agree. The one who is blonde is Faux-livia and the red head is ourOlivia as they’ve been switched!


  • Shay

    Peter’s DNA is written on the chalkboard too.

  • mj

    There is also still a reflection of the guy with the hat. Both photos have them

  • Liana C

    Who’s to say that there is a faux-anything? Which reality is the “real” reality? Why isn’t the parallel reality the real one? Just ‘cuz we like our brown-haired Olivia and the characters on this plane doesn’t mean that the ones in the alternate reality aren’t every bit as capable, nice and entitled. Just a different reality. Different rules.

    • Jake


    • m.

      agreed, and they all ready said that alternate universe is not *bad*, but just different.
      Can’t wait for the show to start again.

  • Tricia

    mmmmm… banana split…

    • trish

      Walter is bananas — and his mind is split!

  • Stef

    LOVE! SO pumped!! :)

  • Bertine

    Everybody is wearing exactly the same outfit, except Astrid, or am I grasping?

    • Dicazi

      Astrid’s top is definitely different, it was gray in the first photo.

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