On their Twitter feeds, Damon Lindelof and Carleton Cuse implied we would be in for a tour de force when we revisited the brother and sister duo of Jack Shephard and Claire Littleton, played by Matthew Fox and Emilie de Raven… mmm… Emilie de Raven. Pause for a few minutes to reflect, and then convince self that it’s creepy to pause any longer… ok… back up again… back to the Quick Hits.
Anyways, I actually wasn’t as impressed with de Raven’s turn as Danielle Rousseau 2.0. First, one should never attempt to make Emilie de Raven not hot. You’ll fail, and just make us mad. Second, Emilie de Raven may be fantastic to look at, but she actually just doesn’t have the acting chops to pull of true crazy. Her hut scenes with Jin and the prisoner Other were carried by Jin and the need to promote the storyline; however, throughout it was a bit hard not to compare (and not favorably, at that) de Raven’s performance next to Mira Furlan’s Rousseau.
The most intriguing aspect of Claire’s crazy was her being convinced (apparently by her “friend”) that Aaron was being held by the Others at the Temple. This driving element was directly at odds with Rousseau, who had given up on Alex being alive – despite the fact that Ben was leading the Others and had been the one to kidnap Alex.
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