Fringe: The Story Behind "The Kiss"
Among the many surprises of Thursday's season premiere of Fringe: Blair Brown's Nina Sharp and Lance Reddick's Phillip Broyles kissed!
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"Neither Lance nor I saw it coming either," Brown tells TVGuide.com. "It was great." Reddick adds, "Blair's a good kisser. What can I say?"
While the liplock might seem to have come out of left field, Reddick says he always thought that the characters might have shared a romantic past. "I haven't really talked to the writers about the specifics of my relationship with Nina before this kiss happens," he says. "Pretty much from the second or third episode [of the first season], I had always inferred that Nina and Broyles had some kind of romantic involvement in the distant past. That's kind of what I always played as part of the subtext." Reddick also points out that Nina is the only character who calls Broyles by his first name.
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"When you've got two people who are very powerful and very dynamic, who also have a very intense working relationship, those sparks can fly," Reddick says. "I think that's part of the past and it never quite goes away, and that's where that kiss comes from."
"Last year, Lance and I would talk about our relationship, and we tried to make it as complex as we could," Brown says. "Maybe I'd been his mentor [or] I'd seen him as a young FBI agent, and now it appears that something else also happened in those years."
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