All Ben, all the time: A one-on-one with Michael Emerson
In the spoiler-lite interview, which you can read right here, Emerson has to dance a little, careful not to reveal any big island secrets. And for the most part, he couldn't even if he wanted to, telling Quint that he sometimes gets scripts the day of shooting -- scripts that were only finished the night before. But hidden within his evasive, murky answers, a few tantalizing, pearls pop out.
POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT. For example, when asked about Ben summoning the smoke monster last week, Emerson makes a seemingly casual comment about "balance" on the island, and how "for Ben to make a thing happen like that, there is also a price, I think, that he had to pay." He goes on to let this bomb drop: "Everyone who has power also pays a price. John Locke is going to pay a price."
I'm sorry, what's that? Locke's going to pay a price? How so? When? C'mon, Emerson, don't leave me hanging!
Overall it's a great interview with an actor who has become the standout in a ever-expanding ensemble cast. And we'll have to tune in tomorrow night to see if Ben or Locke start paying any prices...
-- Adam Reinhard, firstname.lastname@example.org