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Anna Torv Talks About 'Fringe' Season Finale

Fred Topel Fred Topel
May 4th, 2009 9:49am EDT
Anna TorvAs the television season approaches its end, fans can get ready for big finales for their favorite shows. How will Jack Bauer save the day this time? How desperate will the Housewives get? Fringe has started laying the groundwork for an interdimensional war and star Anna Torv needs to know who she's fighting.

"I want to know about that because it seems like Olivia's kind of interlinked to that, "Torv said. "We keep getting more and more little bits and pieces of information. In the next couple of episodes, David Robert Jones comes back, Harris comes back. It's a J.J. show so every time you get to satiate one desire, it's like a whole other one gets opened. I love the idea of that. It's left me wanting a lot more."

In its first season, Fringe is still setting everything up, so this finale might ask more questions than it answers. "We still don't quite know who this war is between or why yet, so I think that's what she's struggling with. At the moment, it definitely gives her the ability to access the information."

Olivia Dunham, Torv's character, doesn't let rules get in the way of her mission. "She does break the rules a lot. See, I always think that she's really straight and really does the right thing, but she does. She just shoots people and kills people all the time, doesn't she? She keeps breaking the rules."

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One of the last scenes Torv shot this year, but perhaps not a scene from the finale, was a showdown between Olivia and her resident eccentric scientist Walter Bishop (John Noble), who experimented on her as a child. "Olivia does a scene that I really loved. Olivia does go to confront Walter but that's actually not in the finale. That kind of leaked into different bits and pieces. I can't say my favorite stuff."

It has been a big year for Torv, getting discovered by J.J. Abrams for a show that became a hit, and on which she met her husband, Mark Valley. "I know, I don't know how I got so lucky. I don't know how I got so lucky. It's been a huge year, and really fun."

Fringe airs Tuesdays at 9 on Fox.

Fred TopelStory/Interview by Fred Topel

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