“I loved my time on Fringe, but the truth is that was
originally a story about a female protagonist [Olivia, played by Anna
Torv]… and the show turned into a story about father and son [played by
John Noble and Joshua Jackson]. Very often in this business, that’s what
tends to happen.”
This is so true. This show just pulled a 180 on who the hero was, and it makes me so angry everytime I think about it. I’m glad Blair Brown talked about it, and that the cast notice.
My father, not my favorite. He is without a doubt the most self-absorbed, twisted, abusive, brilliant, myopic son of a bitch on the planet. So, he was a chemist. That much I already know. He worked out of a basement lab in Harvard, doing research for a toothpaste company. I also know that there was an accident at the lab one night, that my father was arrested, beginning the first truly peaceful period in our home. But here’s the thing, Olivia: my gut tells me that your friend’s life, the one hanging in the balance, not gonna be saved by a tube of toothpaste.