Fringe’s Observer Gets His Own Episode

Alongside William Bell (Leonard Nimoy), the bald-headed, suit wearing, briefcase carrying and pepper munching Observer is one of the most intriguing characters in the Fringe universe. When you can spot him, anyways.

Throughout season one the Observer appeared for split seconds in multiple episodes like Where’s Waldo to the point where he became a running gag amongst the show’s cast and crew. Realizing the character’s draw, Fox even began to place Michael Cerveris as the Observer out in the real world such as on American Idol or at sporting events to drum up publicity.

Observer cameos have slowed dramatically in season two as Cerveris has other obligations on Broadway about 3,000 miles away from where Fringe shoots in Vancouver, Canada. To compensate, the writers make sure to get the most out of Cerveris when he can head out west so they have developed an entire episode around the character and, as we’ll soon discover, others like him.

Some more details about the Observer are revealed in an exclusive interview with Cerveris over at Sci Fi Wire. Some of their remarks are speculative but you’ll walk away with a better idea of how the Observer will be used in upcoming season two episodes.

Read the complete Michael Cerveris feature at Sci Fi Wire.

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