So my newest obsession, steadily and alarmingly growing, is watching Joshua Jackson as Peter Bishop on Fringe. It’s a strangely sexy, raw sci-fi, brilliantly written show. Not only that, the cast and make of characters and the way they have evolved and bonded together is the reason why I need a Fringe-fix almost every other night. But here’s to the superb male lead, Joshua Jackson, and the reasons why I fell in love with Peter Bishop.
“His name is Peter Bishop. He’s a high-school drop-out, IQ at 190, just 50 points north of genius. Misfit, nomad. Hasn’t kept a job longer than two months. He’s been a wild land fireman, cargo pilot and briefly a college chemistry professor. He falsified a degree from MIT. He even managed to get a few papers published before he was found out. Sounds like a massive pain in the ass.” -Agent Olivia Dunham
So he’s a complicated man, a misfit, going from place to place, without being centered anywhere. That is, until he reunites with Walter and finds Olivia. He never stays in one place long, but now he does. A massive pain in the ass? Not really, just a misguided bad boy, with a lot of good guy potential.
Not only is he good-looking, he’s a genius. He speaks more than 4 languages, he understands the complex theories of fringe science Walter is always trying to explain, and he comes up with his own too. How many times has he saved the day with his super abilities of deduction? He’s the classic jack-of-all-trades…
Does anyone remember when Peter goes in Olivia’s consciousness to try and save her? He emerges wearing his sunglasses and looking just too handsome to be actually real. That’s how Olivia sees him. That’s how all the Fringe-Josh-crazy-women (like me) see him. He’s hot. And that smile, it just comes out and it’s contagious. Massive dynamic crush.
Perfect steely-blue-eyed smolder.
Whenever there’s something he doesn’t like, something he doesn’t want to do, expect this smolder to just reach you across the screen and kick-start your heart into beating at twice the normal rate. Am I speaking for all the ladies?
He loves Olivia.
What is more heart-rendering than true love in a sci-fi television series? This love has taken Peter into various inexplicable places, i.e. Olivia’s mind, catching a chemical-drug-selling bad guy, into a machine that saves the world, using ‘weird connections’ to help Olivia… (You get the drift).
Despite everything that’s happened between him and Walter (the reason why he’s in the wrong universe, for that matter), he still loves Walter and does not want to lose him. (Note: As far as before the season 4 finale takes place, this is the case. Can’t say what the ultimate relationship future will be here!)
It’s Joshua Jackson.