TV Fanatic had a chance to talk with Fringe actress, Jasika Nicole (Astrid Farnsworth) where they discussed last week’s episode “In Absentia” and the obstacle behind Walter’s back-up plan involving the tapes.
Read the excerpts from the interview below for your daily dose of ‘Fringe’ spoilers!
Jasika talked about the on-going mystery behind the tapes, and that it is her job to solve the puzzle together.
“These tapes are pretty much all out of order … it’s kinda like this puzzle that’s been scrambled and thrown apart everywhere and so they’re trying to put it all together in a way that makes sense and is cohesive, but a lot of the tapes are damaged because they’ve been stuck in amber.”
The challenge is the physical limitations of the tape, not in deciphering Walter’s actual message.
“There’s a VCR and we all know how crappy VCRs are so there are a lot of scenes with Astrid fumbling with the tracking. Do you remember the tracking wheel on the VCR?”
“It’s an old, old VCR. And he recorded it with an old, old tape recorder, so there’s a lot of fuzzy stuff and the tape rolls and then his voice will slow down and stretch out so there’s tons of her just having to decipher what it was that he said.”
‘Fringe’ season 5 airs every Friday on FOX.