I really love this picture:
Carrie “Arlene” Preston and Michael “Ben” Emerson are sincerely so cute. All of the shots of them together looked sort of like this one: She’s smiling happily, and he just looks like getting to hang out with his wife at the Emmys is THE BEST THING EVER. I guess it would be better than his usual day on Lost, which generally tended to involve mysterious bloodshed — even if said bloodshed was often in the course of his character being fascinating. Anyway, I love them. All of his interviews for the past five years have been like, “When I’m not in Hawaii playing Ben, I get to go be Carrie’s assistant!” It’s just so cute. Like Kyra and Kevin earlier today, if they were to break up, I would be legit disappointed.
But let’s get a closer look at Carrie, shall we?
When I first saw this on the TV, my reaction was like, “OH GOD NO oh wait, no. It’s okay. Phew. Everything is OKAY.” Now, thirty-six hours later, I remain somewhat unconvinced. I’m not wild about the shoes and I’m not wild about the bodice and I’m not wild about how — as Tom and Lorenzo pointed out — the red in the pattern matches her hair. But I am wild about the IDEA of a pattern, and I kind of feel like the overall look works much better than the sum of its parts. But maybe Ben just has me mesmerized. Excuse me, I have to climb into a hole in the ground and turn a giant wheel so that my island can move to a new, unspecified place in space and time. Take over for me, will you?