Last night, LOST's Exposé uncovered the mysterious history of Nikki and Paulo. Today, we uncover the mysterious hidden messages of LOST Exposé! Is there a real life cross over character? How does Juliet look in the latest Hillbilly fashions. What was Sawyer reading? And on the non--visual side of things, reader 'Ryan' asks, is LOST's Expose taking its cue from an irreverent take on Shakespeare's own intrusive duo of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern? All that and more ahead!
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First up, Sawyer's book club. In an episode that was, essentially, a who-dunnit (more so from the present day portion of the story) how fitting is it that Sawyer is taking in a little Agatha Christie? 'Evil Under the Sun' has more than a few parallels to Exposé: it centers around Diamonds, and the mystery is played out on an island.
We never did get to see Juliet in her hillbilly duds, so here you go! Frankly, the hair isn't very convincing, a fake beard would have really sold it.
Whether you call it self referential, or self indulgent, Exposé director Stephen Williams cast a fictional Stephen Williams as the director of the fictional Exposé. You can see his name on the clap board and on the back of the director's chair. The gentleman in the sleeveless shirt is the phony Williams, the man in the lower right is the real Stephen Williams. The old dude Nikki and Paulo swindled was just an executive producer.
Now for this Shakespeare thing: Special thanks to Ryan for pointing this out! Ryan alerted me to a play called Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead, which chronicles the lives of two characters played out against the backdrop of events from Shakespeare's Hamlet.
In Hamelt, the two characters are charged with determining Hamlet's motives, and plans. Instead they, themselves are killed. The characters are thrust into the universe of Hamlet in much the same way that Paulo and Nikki were thrust into ours, by the will of the writer. Inasmuch, they seem to serve no valid purpose and are generally mocked throughout for being the extraneous folk they are.
In "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead", however, much like Expose is Nikki and Paulo, the playing field is reversed and they are the major characters with Hamlet seeming to be the character with misappropriated importance.
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- Jon Lachonis, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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