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Watch Meghan Markle Play an FBI Agent in Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Fringe’

Markle is set to marry Prince Harry next spring.

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American actor Meghan Markle is set to marry Prince Harry, fifth in line to the British throne, in a royal wedding scheduled for next spring, it was announced on Monday. Markle is perhaps best-known for her role in Suits, where she plays former paralegal Rachel Zane, but she also had a minor role in sci-fi drama Fringe.

Fringe ran for five seasons between 2008 and 2013, and although it had a rocky start while it found its footing, it evolved into a compelling take on the weirdest theories in science like parallel universes and the MK-Ultra drug trials. In the show, the Boston-based Fringe division of the FBI was tasked with investigating unexplained occurrences and digging into the ideas behind them.

As FBI agent Amy Jessup, Markle only had a small appearance in the show, appearing in the first two episodes of the second season. In her first appearance, she’s seen at the center of a crime scene grilling Peter Bishop about a mysterious car crash that appears to have no victim behind the wheel.

Her character’s name appeared to be a reference to the cult ‘80s film Altered States. Blair Brown, who starred as key character Nina Sharp in Fringe, played Emily Jessup in the sci-fi horror flick. Unfortunately, although the show appeared to suggest Markle would play a big role, Jessup didn’t return after her brief appearance.

“There was never any length of time [assigned to her stay],” executive producer Jeff Pinkner told Entertainment Weekly in 2009. “There’s no end date. She’s an available tool in our toolbox and we’ll use her as we see fit. [But] we’re really trying to tell stories about our main characters… we want to get deeper with them, so we don’t have a lot of time to go into the FBI. I think our fans really want to get to know our [core] characters more and that’s what we’re endeavoring to do this year.”

Watch a clip from Markle’s first appearance, in the episode “A New Day in the Old Town,” here:

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