Friday, May 18, 2007

Who are the Women in the Looking-Glass Hatch?
First of all, a quick note that I posted a couple of screen caps about Charlie's busking flashback and the mugger, but for some reason Blogger pushed it down below an earlier post, so you might have missed it. Scroll down and it's 2 beneath this one.

There has been a lot of speculation about who the women are in the looking-glass hatch. We see the blonde up close, and no, it's not the schoolteacher, as some boards are suggesting, or Sarah, Jack's ex-wife. The actress, Tracy Middendorf, may be recognizable to genre fans: I know her from Alias, where she played a character for two episodes where she was an undercover spy and her husband was an undercover spy and they were both trying to protect their kids. She was also in Angel, but waaaaay back in the pilot episode. She was the waitress he follows around and gets to know, and finds out she'd come to L.A. and was in with that creepy vampire guy who was going to kill her. (It's been a couple of years since I've seen the ep.) Here's a screen cap from Lost:



The brunette is someone we can only see from across the room, and she sorta looks like Cassidy, Sawyer's ex:




But I'm assuming that's one too many blasts from the past for that guy. If you pay close attention to the promo that appeared at the end of the episode, you can see her again, much clearer, and it's definitely not Cassidy (this is spoilerish for anyone who avoids the promos):


So here's my speculation: Could it be Annie, the little girl Ben was in love with?

7 comments:

Colleen/redeem147 said...

Tracey M. was also Gul Dukat's daughter on Deep Space Nine, and played Carrie for awhile on Days of Our Lives.

tanyam said...

I saw the clip of the women in the Looking Glass again on Damon and Carlton's "Lost Answers" show last night, and I agree; it has to be Annie! I shouted and pointed at the screen as soon as I saw her. The resemblance is too close to be a coincidence. I'm sure we won't hear much about it until the next Ben flashback, though.

Roland said...

The scene in the Looking Glass with the two women totally reminded me of a scene from The Bionic Woman. Anyone remember the Fembots? Scary stuff LOL

The Chapati Kid said...

Middendorf is one of those uniquitous actors, isn't she.

I commented on your post earlier that I definitely think Annie's coming up, and these the remaining Dharma survivors who'll go back to help the Losties win the war. I don't think one can really compare an adult actor's face to a child actor's face from a screenshot to find a resemblance between them and assume it's Annie, but I think the fact that the show focused on Annie in Ben's flashback, and now we're seeing two women captors, we can pretty much make an assumption that Annie has a significant role to play and she'll be back, and here's as good a place as any.

Brian Douglas said...

The two women are credited as Bonnie and Gretta.

http://www.tv.com/lost/greatest-hits/episode/1012946/summary.html

Colleen/redeem147 said...

I still think something bad happened to Annie, and that's what won Ben over to The Others.

Nikki Stafford said...

Colleen: Both could work; something could have happened to Annie, and Ben thinks she's dead, but she's actually down in this station. The island never seems to show anyone what's real. I wonder is she's part of the "accident"? But you're right; the way Ben looks at the wooden doll, he definitely thinks she's dead.