Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 2, 2012

By Katie Scarvey
Jasika Nicole, a Catawba College alum who plays a regular character on the science fiction TV drama “Fringe,” will be the focus of the show’s upcoming episode.
Nicole plays Astrid Farnsworth, the lab assistant of the scientist Walter (played by John Noble).
In a behind-the scenes video, Nicole reveals that she “cried like five times” as she read the script, in which Astrid meets the “Alt-Astrid.”
Noble called Nicole’s performance “breathtaking” and predicts that the episode might be the highlight of the season.
The “Astrid-centric” episode of the J.J. Abrams drama airs Friday on Fox at 9 p.m.