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‘Emergence’: Solving Riddles with Allison Tolman and Donald Faison

The pair of cast members in the upcoming ABC drama series take a break to parse through some classic wordplay.

Allison Tolman Donald Faison Emergence Riddles

In the new ABC show “Emergence,” police chief Jo (Allison Tolman) discovers a child near the wreckage of an accident. The young girl Piper (Alexa Swinton) has no idea how she got there.

It’s a mystery, a quandary, a puzzle. A riddle, if you will.

So in advance of the series premiere next week, Tolman and Donald Faison (who plays Jo’s ex-husband Alex) gathered to solve some off-screen riddles and indulge the more easygoing side of their combined problem solving skills.

With “Emergence” steeped in the grand, twisting conspiracy that comes in the wake of Piper’s discovery, there’s not quite as many chances for Tolman and Faison to show off their comedic skills. But here, their talk-it-out reasoning skills as they try to navigate some classic old-fashioned wordplay makes for some entertaining viewing.

(May you always shout the word “RIDDDDLLLLLLLLLLESSSSSSSS!!” the way these two do.)

“Emergence” premieres Tuesday, September 24 on ABC.

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