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What Happened to Kurt’s Fiancee In The River?

By on February 16, 2012
Thomas Kretschmann as Kurt Brynildson (Image © ABC Televison Network)

Thomas Kretschmann as Kurt Brynildson (Image © ABC Televison Network)

What exactly is Kurt’s story on The River? The surly head of security knows his way around his guns and isn’t afraid to toss a man overboard just for touching one. However surly Kurt has been secretly communicating with persons unknown and now, for the first time, we may know why.

Newly released details on a casting call for  episode 7 (originally called The Good Doctor but now apparently titled The Experiment) shed light on Kurt’s back-story by means of his fiancee Mina (Lili Bordán). Mina was the security chief (and they say only opposites attract!) of another doomed Jungle expedition.  According to the casting call she and the researchers were in the jungle searching for a cure to disease and performing experiments on animals … and each other.

The human reaction to said experiments is like nothing they could have expected, leaving them suffering from psychosis, blisters on the skin, recessed gums, sensitivity to light and a tendency towards cannibalism!

Is Kurt on the expedition in order to try to find answers or a cure for his fiancee, or is it already too late?

Check out the casting call details below and tell us what you think.
[MINA] Female, MUST SPEAK AND BE ABLE TO AUDITION IN GERMAN. Mid 30s, sexy, beautiful, has a great, natural body, lovely, adventurous, smart, tough, and heart-breaking. Mina is Kurt’s (Thomas Kretschmann) secret fiancee. She is the security chief for a group of doctors who ventured into the Boiuna (prior to our group) never to return. She and the researchers were in the jungle searching for a cure to disease and performing experiments on animals…and each other. The human reaction to said experiments is like nothing they could have expected, leaving them suffering from psychosis, blisters on the skin, recessed gums, sensitivity to light and a tendency towards cannibalism. Mina is seen both before her trip in a romantic bedroom scene where Kurt proposes and after she turns into something terrifying. GUEST STAR. PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES. MUST SPEAK AND TRANSLATE AUDITION IN GERMAN.

[CHIEF SURGEON]  Male, Late 30s to Late 40s. He is part of the team that has come to South America in search of a cure for all diseases. He is seen dissecting a dead tribesman and later working in a lab until he is exposed to a mysterious virus that turns him into a monster along with the rest of his party. POSSIBLE GUEST STAR. MIGHT BE ONE DAY. PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES. (This role will be played by Paul Edney).

[MALE CUSTOMER] Mid to late 30s. An outdoorsy type who is seen in a flashback buying snowboarding equipment from Lena (Eloise Mumford) in Boulder, CO. He is shocked to find her working at an R.E.I. type store and tells her that he is a huge fan of the show, and how sad he is about Dr. Cole. CO-STAR. PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES.

[STORE CLERK] 20s, Female, Athletic and outdoorsy, she works at an R.E.I. type sport supply store in Boulder, CO. Seen in flashback, Lena (Eloise Mumford)’s co-worker calls for help when Lena collapses in some sort of mysterious seizure. CO-STAR. PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES.