mabfan (Michael A. Burstein) (mabfan) wrote,
mabfan (Michael A. Burstein)

Thoughts on "Lost"

[Major spoilers for last night's episode, "Two for the Road"]

gnomi and I tend to watch "Lost" when it's broadcast on Wednesday nights, one of the few shows we don't time-shift. The main reason for this is that "Lost" tends to be a show where they actually manage to surprise us with their plot developments, and we'd rather not run the risk of reading spoilers the next day. (Well, that's my reason. Not sure if Nomi feels the same.)

Anyway, over the past season they've been developing two new characters rather extensively, with significant flashbacks and interactions with the season one characters. The two characters are Ana Lucia, played by Michelle Rodriguez, and Libby, played by Cynthia Watros.

Well, last night we saw a significant flashback in the life of Ana Lucia; we saw the beginnings of a relationship being developed between Libby and Hurley; and then we saw the two of them, Ana and Libby, get shot to death in the space of the last minute of the show. No warning, just bang bang, and they're dead.

After I recovered, it immediately occurred to me that Rodriguez and Watros are the two actresses who were arrested for drunk driving a few months back, on the same night. Suddenly the title of the episode, "Two for the Road," takes on much more significance. Given the chance that Rodriguez may be unavailable for the next 18 months or so if she gets sent back to jail, it makes sense to ensure that the producers don't have to worry about her anymore. It's certainly one way to deal with misbehaving actresses. Or, as Nomi said, "Moral of the story? Don't mess with JJ Abrams."
Tags: television

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