'Fringe' Returns Tonight; Star Vows Mystery Will be Solved

After an almost two-month hiatus, Fox sci-fi series Fringe returns tonight with a brand new episode called Inner Child. On this episode, we meet an enigmatic mute child - pale, hairless, no eyebrows - who was found in a chamber that's been closed for 70 years, right before the building is demolished. When the Fringe Division is brought in to investigate, the boy mysteriously starts bonding with Olivia (Anna Torv). Meanwhile, while the boy begins to adapt to his new environment, Olivia and the FBI hunt a bizarre serial killer known only as The Artist who resurfaces to publicly display his work. I could be wrong, but I could've sworn there's a CSI episode very similar to this. The creepy, mute child, however, is all Fringe original.

In other news, Associated Press reports that John Noble, who plays quirky Dr. Walter Bishop on the series, says one of Fringe's biggest mysteries will soon be resolved. The mystery is about the chilling manifesto that may or may not hold clues to all the weirdness that had been going on which the trio of Olivia, Dr. Bishop, and his son, discovered just before the show went on hiatus.

"There will be an answer to it in the final episodes. It's a key element,'' he promises, adding that it wasn't simply written on his typewriter as what he previously thought.

For her part, Torv says she hopes the prolonged hiatus did not shoo viewers away.

I think we're kind of lucky in that if you are following it, there are things to follow, but if you are dropping in I still think that you're going to be able to get your head around it, you'll be able to grasp where we're at. That's always decisions that are way above me. I've been on a couple of different shows that have had really big breaks, and they've come back, and it hasn't affected it at all, and some that it has. So I'm really hopeful that people tune back in and finish the journey with us.

Created by Lost's J. J. Abrams, Fringe follows an FBI division that specializes on the weird stuff, mostly strange crimes and hard-to-explain phenomenon that does not make sense (from the promo).

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