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This is the scene of the redverse’s aged Fauxlivia (Anna Torv) out for dinner with her similarly-aged husband Lincoln Lee (Seth Gabel) in 2036 when she gets a call from Fringe Division headquarters that Olivia (also Anna Torv) has crossed over to see her. Unfortunately, not everything that was filmed in the restaurant on Hamilton Street shows up on screeen. For example, Fauxlivia and Lincoln Lee’s grownup son has been edited out of the restaurant footage but we see him in a family portrait on Fauxlivia’s desk at Fringe Division HQ. Still, I’m glad that the cheeky alternate universe news footage of Chelsea Clinton leading in the presidential polls survived. As Entertainment Weekly’s TV critic Ken Tucker tweeted during the live broadcast tonight: I vote for Chelsea Clinton for President.
FOX’s Fringe series finale promo clearly shows the scene of Olivia (Anna Torv) getting an unfriendly welcome at the alterate universe’s Fringe Division Headquarters, aka the Vancouver Public Library, circa 2036.
Anna Torv must have felt like she was doing live theatre or being thrown to the lions late last November while performing this scene in front of hundreds of spectators with cameras – from fans of the show to others walking by who’d stopped to gawk like the rest of us.
While the two Js — Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles — provided eye candy for the People’s Choice Awards cameras last Wednesday night, Supernatural crew set up a shoot in the alley next to Century House downtown. Is the young lady with the fishnet stockings and pink platform-heeled shoes, Supernatural’s Kill of the Week? The man she chats with does walk away after their encounter, leaving her still standing, so we will have to wait and see. When the Winchester brothers did return to Vancouver, happy with the show’s two PCA wins — for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV show and Favorite TV Fan Following — Supernatural crew had moved out of the alley and into Century House for Thursday and Friday afternoon and night shoots. Nothing was visible from the outside of this heritage granite building so there are no clues as to what went down under its Victorian chandeliers.
Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen stole a motorcycle last night in downtown Vancouver’s Portal Park. Afterwards, Amell’s stunt double turned the bike around in a couple of 360s before roaring off. The next leg of the stunt was the bike racing from the roof of a yellow Starling City cab down onto West Hastings below, dodging prop traffic as it rides the yellow line to the end of the block. You can see one camera on top of a ladder on the right of the photo below and another at the end of the block near the intersection with Thurlow. Other legs of the stunt included riding down the stairs at Oceanic Plaza and up over the yellow Starling City cab. And there was talk of another segment across the Hastings pedestrian overpass. Unfortunately I couldn’t stay to see it all.
Newly-married Arrow star Stephen Amell shot a scene last night in the winter cold at downtown Vancouver’s Portal Park of his character Oliver Queen dressed in a sharp suit and stealing a motorcycle. You’d think a billionaire like Queen could toss the guy a few bucks to borrow his bike but the owner refused to give it up and Queen had to adminster a beatdown. Amell did the fake beatdown himself from several different camera angles until his stunt double took over for the stunt riding and Amell waved goodbye to a fan from his departing star car. Not long after, news broke on Just Jared.com that Amell had married his longtime girlfriend Cassandra Jean over the holiday hiatus in a sunset Caribbean ceremony on Christmas Day. That might explain Arrow fight coordinator James Bamford and his wife’s Caribbean snaps over the holiday hiatus. Wonder how many Arrow cast and crew attended?
Nothing gets the Supernatural fandom in the mood for a new episode more than seeing their beloved Winchester brothers looking fine at the People’s Choice Awards. CBS cameras must have shared their J2 crush last night, often cutting to Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles either backstage or in the audience with their wives Genevieve Cortese and pregnant Daneel Harris. The fans scored big at the PCAs– again — winning Favorite TV Fan Following and Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV show, but probably gave Castle”s Nathon Fillion the win for Favorite Dramatic TV Actor by splitting their vote between Padalecki and Ackles. Fillion joked on stage that even his brother had “voted for Jensen”.
So what’s next? After a long holiday break, 8×10 Torn and Frayed airs next Wednesday, January 16th, featuring Sam & Dean not speaking, angels Naomi and Castiel and the wise-cracking King of Hell Crowley.
Here’s the logline:
Naomi informs Castiel that Crowley holds an angel captive and he must save him so that Crowley doesn’t learn their secrets. Castiel asks for Dean’s help. Sam meets with Amelia, who asks him to chose whether to stay with her or never contact her again.
Supernatural airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on The CW.
James Callis (best known as Gaius Baltar from Battlestar Galactica) filmed scenes for Arrow on the Vancouver Art Gallery roof today while star Stephen Amell and co-star Katie Cassidy attended the People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles. [Updated: As TV Guide reported last month, Callis plays international jewel thief The Dodger, who forces innocent people to carry out his heists under duress. When the Sherwood ruby goes missing in Starling City, Amell's Oliver Queen will try to catch this elusive thief.]
So how did Stephen Amell end up on so many Best-of-2012 lists? Yes, Arrow is a huge hit for The CW but it wasn’t the Vancouver-filmed show that got so many mentions. It was Amell’s abs, especially as displayed in the famous salmon ladder scene of the pilot. Entertainment Weekly paid tribute to Amell’s six-pack when they named him a Breakout Star of 2012. Amell confessed to the magazine that he wasn’t “ripped” before landing his star-making role but used Brad Pitt’s physical transformation for Troy as his inspiration to become the hooded vigilante.
Perhaps Amell’s abs will be on screen again on Wednesday, January 16th, in Arrow’s tenth episode called Burned. [Update: May be no abs in this episode since Amell's Oliver Queen is thinking of hanging up his hood for good after being beaten by the Dark Archer. That is, until Laurel asks for his help investigating the suspicious death of a firefighter.]
Here’s the logline:
Oliver goes up against an injured firefighter who, psychologically traumatized, has decided to take revenge on Starling City by commiting acts of arson while calling himself Firefly.
And the promo images featuring Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen, Katie Cassidy’s Laurel Lance and guest star Andrew Dunbar’s Firefly.
FRINGE’s Joshua Jackson & John Noble Have Fun in the West End Rain for 5×11, Part One of Series Finale
John Noble and Joshua Jackson had a lot of fun filming a father-and-son scene for the third to last episode of Fringe — The Boy Must Live — six weeks ago in the pouring rain of Vancouver’s West End.
[Update: Here's a FOX video of the father-and-son scene Although we saw it filmed with many camera setups, we didn't hear what they were saying. Be warned there are more spoilers, but these are ones FOX chose to share]
John Noble’s Dr.Walter Bishop runs out of an alley onto Bute Street where Jackson’s Peter Bishop catches up with him. They have a long talk and then embrace in a big hug.
And Now For Something Completely Different on FRINGE for 5×09 – Dr. Carla Warren & Monty Python – Updated
I withheld photos of Jenni Blong as Dr. Carla Warren filming with John Noble’s Dr. Walter Bishop inside a prop New York taxicab opposite the Guiness Tower downtown in late October. Partly because her reappearance was a spoiler but also because I couldn’t figure out how she could possibly be alive in 2036. I should have known that Fringe’s final season wouldn’t be complete without Walter on an acid trip.
“I represent everything that you’re trying to keep buried,” she told him last night in an ongoing hallucination. After all, Dr. Warren is the one in the original timeline who tried and failed to convince Walter not to cross over to the alternate universe to save the other young Peter Bishop who was dying like his own son had. And her death in a lab explosion led to Walter being incarerated for manslaughter in the St. Claire’s mental institution where we met him in the series premiere. On a lighter note, Gene the cow also featured in Walter`s hallucinations during the show’s animated homage to Monty Python. Walter`s wild acid trips are one of the many things I will miss about Fringe.