Tonight at 9PM on FOX (“A” Channel in Canada), one mysterious and powerful writers inexplicable idea to leave fans hanging, rob them of answers and subsequently zap a show of all its creative momentum following one of the most talked about season finales of last season (see: May’s jaw-dropping reveal) is rectified when the elusive and mysterious Dr. William Bell finally makes a much-anticipated return to FRINGE.
Consider it FRINGE’s second season premiere, take two. And here to tease what we can only imagine will be a very revealing episode is none other than the logical one himself, Leonard Nimoy. Who was kind enough to take some time out of his schedule to talk about what fans can expect from tonight’s episode and beyond.
So, what exactly is William Bell doing ‘over there?’
Leonard Nimoy: William Bell is sort of a “master of the universe,” a brilliant man, very wealthy man, very powerful. We’ll find out a lot more about him in future episodes.
When will William Bell and Walter Bishop face off?’
Unpredictable at the moment. In the episode tonight, the scenes are between myself and Olivia, I think we will learn a lot more than we have known in the past about what their relationship is all about and what William Bell’s intentions are, or at least we will be told what his intentions are. We’re not really quite sure that everything that he says is accurate or true.
Since there seems to be two of every character, will we see another William Bell?’
Yes. I don’t think I can really answer that question very specifically right now. I think the most important thing is that tonight, where we will get a sense of what his relationship is with Olivia. It’s very intriguing and very intense moments that take place tonight, and the rest remains to be seen.
I’m waiting to see what these terribly imaginative writers come up with for the future. I’m expecting that I probably will be going back to work for them before too much longer. I’m looking forward to what they send me on the page. But, right now, I think we go a long way tonight in discovering what William Bell is all about.
Is William Bell good or evil?’
That’s a really wonderful question. Time will tell.