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An excerpt with Elizabeth Mitchell, (Dr. Juliet Burke), featured in issue #26 of The Official Lost Magazine.
Looking back, we should have all known it was coming. In the span of Lost's fifth season, Dr. Juliet Burke experienced the wildest of personal rollercoasters, from the devastation of "losing" Jack and her way back home with the explosion of the freighter, to finding true love with Sawyer in the Dharma past of all places. But happiness is never the harbinger of good on Lost, and the moment you forget that is the moment heartbreak slams into you like... well, a nuclear bomb.
In an exclusive chat with Lost Magazine, Mitchell says it's bittersweet not knowing Juliet's ultimate fate, but she's excited about the challenges of launching a new show. "It's nice to have things ahead of you," she smiles with tinge of sadness.
While many fans are distraught over the idea that Juliet may possibly never get to have proper closure with Sawyer or even her beloved sister, Mitchell says her character's moments in the finale were very much in keeping with her life journey. The actress explains thoughtfully, "With Juliet, the way I have always viewed the character – and you know everyone views her in different ways, saying she doesn't express or do this or that, which I love and totally respect – but for me, she has always been a war survivor. She's a shell-shocked woman who continues to just crawl through. She does what she is supposed to do and has this weird streak of being honorable so she continues to save people, but she really is just trying to crawl from one thing to the next. I thought it was perfect. I thought, in the end, she's broken. She can't climb out, there's no way. The only thing to do is set this thing off to make it happen and maybe, just possibly, she will see her sister again. She'll see her life again. It's very possible, if it works, that everything she's ever wanted that she strived for, and did such horrible things in order to get to, she'll have. To me that was what made it so fascinating." She pauses and adds with a light laugh, "And on the flip side, you make the bomb go off and you're not lying there in agony anymore either!"
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