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25 Beloved TV Doctors from the Last 15 Years

There is a very nice review about Juliet Burke in this article. 🙂

25 Beloved TV Doctors from the Last 15 Years

It can’t be denied, people love a good medical drama. However, doctors pop up on all types of television shows. It’s easy to say that no matter the type of show, doctors whether their roles are big or small, traditional or unique are beloved.

In recent years television has seen an upsurge in doctor roles on shows. We love to see someone save the day, an everyman’s superhero if you will.

Below, in no particular order, are some of the most beloved doctors to have graced our television screens in the last 15 years. There may be some spoilers so tread carefully.

Dr. Juliet Burke (LOST)

The island really has multiple medical doctors inhabiting it, but the strongest of which is Dr. Juliet Burke. That’s not to say Dr. Jack Shepard isn’t a great doctor, but we prefer Dr. Burke over him.

Dr. Burke, unlike Dr. Shepard, didn’t crash onto the island, instead, she voluntarily arrived to help solve the pregnancy mystery.  This causes Dr. Shepard’s team of survivors to trust her very little, but her resolve and survival skills soon endear her to them. 

She becomes so ingratiated with the team that when she is faced with a life and death choice she makes the decision to ultimately sacrifice herself. Her legacy of open-mindedness, compassion, and strength of character continues to linger in the minds of many fans. 

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LOST | Nobody Is Over Juliet’s Death

juliet the incident lost hq (18).jpgWe found this nice article about Juliet for the 10th anniversary of her death which still hurts and it will keep doing that forever. It was the most unacceptable death of the show. She deserved better, more than anyone else and even if we loved the finale of the series, we think that Juliet deserved at least a closure with Ben and mostly a scene with her sister. Lost failed in that.

We pasted here the parts of the article more about Elizabeth’s performance. Some “jury” also failed in giving her the recognition she deserved, because yes, the fact that Liz never won an Emmy for her mind-blowing performance as Juliet is a crime against humanity.

I’m Still Not Over the Day Lost Killed Juliet
We waited years for Lost to give us “The Incident” – only for it to kill off one of its best characters.
On the tenth anniversary of Lost’s Season 5 finale, Chris Feil looks back at the lasting legacy of Elizabeth Mitchell’s Juliet and the night she left us.

[..]To understand the full impact of Juliet’s role in the Incident, of course, we have to talk about her late-breaking romance with Sawyer (Josh Holloway). Here was perhaps the most contentious piece of Juliet’s character trajectory. On paper it made little sense; at best it felt like a cop-out solution to the love quadrangle they shared with the headlining heroes Jack (Matthew Fox) and Kate (Evangeline Lilly). And yet much to our surprise, we believed it (perhaps we can credit that to Mitchell and Holloway’s performances). Lost was characteristically confounding and complicated, but Juliet and Sawyer felt refreshingly relaxed.

 

[…]The impact of Juliet’s death is a testament to Mitchell’s wildly underrated performance in her three seasons as a main cast member. The actress had the difficult task of playing a woman who herself was playing both sides, of having to suggest ambivalence to the Island’s mysteries after being stuck there for years, of ultimately finding peaceful life on this island that had only brought her pain. While Terry O’Quinn and Michael Emerson were reaping Emmy awards, Mitchell remained unnominated until her guest stint on the finale.

But after all that Juliet had taken the audience through, both the personal and the metaphysical, her emotional end was all the more traumatic. It’s why all these years later, hers is the Lost death that lingers the most.

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2010 Soap Opera Digest Article

This is from a Soap Opera Digest’s article about Lost cast who also worked on soap operas.

ELIZABETH MITCELL | From 1994-1995 she was LOVING‘s Dinah Lee Mayberry, who married Curtis, her ex-lover’s son. She won Lost fans’ hearts (and, ultimately, Sawyer’s) as doomed fertility doc Juliet Burke from 2006-10.

When Liz started playing Dinah Lee she was divorced from Curtis and had a relationship with Trucker.

Beside that, it’s pretty accurate especially about winning Lost fans’ hearts. 😀

We found the scan on this blog.


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Lost 3×18 “D.O.C.” | AV Club Review

///We noticed that someone at AV Club was rewatching Lost and posted some reviews about the show. We’re going to post here all the parts about Juliet and Elizabeth.///

This is the last review they posted. They didn’t write anything else for the other seasons.

EMFC_LOST_3x18_000000003401.jpg“D.O.C.” (originally aired 04/25/2007)

[…]it’s easy to imagine “D.O.C.” as a potential Juliet episode given her central role, but it’s Sun’s perspective that is most crucial, and therefore frames the events accordingly.

Of course, now it’s a different kind of ticking time bomb. “D.O.C.” gives us our most concrete information yet about Juliet’s pregnancy research—nine women have died in her care, the Staff station existed as a hospice of sorts during their final days, and no woman has reached their third trimester. We also get confirmation of the island’s impact on sperm count, offering scientific—albeit magically-enhanced—evidence to support Jin’s claim to the baby. And yet the Juliet side of the story struggles a bit on rewatch, as her actions are very consciously framed as suspicious. Why did she need to put her hand over Sun’s mouth and kidnap her in the middle of the night? Why did she need to be so opaque as to where they were going? Why did the Staff station still have to be so murdery with the flickering lights? All of it is there to make us think that Juliet is leading Sun into a trap, which you know is wrong if you’ve already seen the show and remember what happens from this point on. The episode itself even works against this, with Juliet’s “I hate you” after finishing her tape-recorded message to Ben reinforcing that she still resents him and is still closer to a hero and a villain. But it’s tough to put yourself back in the moment with the Juliet character’s uncertainty as compared to another step in Sun’s emotional journey.

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Well it’s easy to answer to those questions.  Obviously it was done that way because the viewers needed to be suspicious about Juliet, but that it doesn’t mean it didn’t have also a diegetic meaning: Juliet basically needed to kidnap Sun in the middle of the night because of course she had to leave a report for Ben and didn’t want anybody else around to do that.


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Lost 3×15 “Left Behind” | AV Club Review

///We noticed that someone at AV Club was rewatching Lost and posted some reviews about the show. We’re going to post here all the parts about Juliet and Elizabeth.///

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This may not be one of Lost’s largest or longest mysteries, but it’s a complex one, and the end of the episode offers a great sense of the complicated character dynamics that result from Juliet’s inclusion. We could reduce it to a love rhombus, sure, but the way Juliet’s presence plays out in “Left Behind” creates effective conflict that works in conjunction with Hurley tricking Sawyer into being a leader to place the unity and cohesion of the castaways a central topic heading into the season’s third and final act.

Stray observations:

  • Continuing the series’ tradition of fights taking place in the rain, Kate and Juliet’s throwdown delivers.
  • “Did he say that to you?”—the way Kate questions Juliet about her understanding of Jack’s motives is interesting, given that he never actually said it, although it’s more to set up the love rhombus than suggest any deeper theoretical understanding of what it means to really “know”s someone. But that latter reading remains, given Juliet’s “facts” vs. Kate’s “lived experience.”

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Lost 3×09 “Stranger In A Strange Land” | AV Club Review

///We noticed that someone at AV Club was rewatching Lost and posted some reviews about the show. We’re going to post here all the parts about Juliet and Elizabeth.///

EMFC_LOST_3x09_04035.jpg“Stranger In A Strange Land” (originally aired 02/21/2007)

I realize we can’t entirely strip an episode of context: this hour had to follow the time-bending “Flashes Before Your Eyes” and doesn’t even feature Desmond or Charlie, and is technically a direct follow-up to the tremendous “Not In Portland” and almost completely sidelines its best character in Juliet. It’s as if the writers were on the road to getting the season started, but then realized they left the stove on back on the other island, requiring them to make up a reason to go back. Jack remains important to this story, but the episode works too hard to design a plot around him being left behind when a subtler set of scenes would have sufficed.

While departing from the Hydra offers promise for the Others’ future, the episode itself offers nothing tangible, making sure its small gains—a stronger bond between Jack and Juliet, who are now in it together—are shrouded by nonsense to no particular end.

In retrospect, though, some of this works better than it would have at the time. Now that I know Juliet better, her struggles here resonate more, even if the episode doesn’t do much but turn her into a damsel in distress (particularly in those shots of the meeting we don’t understand, as she peeks out the door in terror).

Honest question: does Juliet’s brand ever come up at any point after this? Was it just there as a thematic link to Jack’s tattoos? It just ends up feeling so random and disconnected from anything else we learn about the Others.

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Lost 3×07 “Not In Portland” | AV Club Review

///We noticed that someone at AV Club was rewatching Lost and posted some reviews about the show. We’re going to post here all the parts about Juliet and Elizabeth.///

EMFC_LOST_3x07_000000004410.jpgThis is actually a review of “Flashes Before Your Eyes” but the author reflects on Juliet’s flashbacks in “Not In Portland”.

Lost was consistently vague about whether we could understand its flashbacks as memories the characters are distinctly reflecting on in the context of the episode itself. In “Not In Portland,” for example, we could surmise that Juliet would logically be reflecting on the steps that brought her to the island after Ben gives her the opportunity to return home, and would have likely been thinking about those fateful events throughout this tying process. However, the show rarely makes clear a one-to-one relationship between the transitioning scenes in and out of the flashbacks and the flashbacks themselves, meaning the flashbacks function less as explicit recollections and more as a selective sequence of events that have value to character in the way they are valued—either directly or indirectly—by characters.

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Lost 3×07 “Not In Portland” | AV Club Review

///We noticed that someone at AV Club was rewatching Lost and posted some reviews about the show. We’re going to post here all the parts about Juliet and Elizabeth.///

EMFC_LOST_3x07_000000002604.jpg“Not In Portland” (originally aired 02/07/2007)

The third season opened on Juliet, in a scene we first presumed was a flashback introducing her character, but was revealed to be a different perspective on the plane crash that started it all. It set up the third season as the season where we’d finally learn who the Others were, and how exactly they fit within the island’s ecosystem.

“Not in Portland” opens on Juliet, in a scene we first presume—both through Juliet’s initial appearance on a beach, and through Ethan’s appearance in a hallway—to be on the island, but is subsequently revealed to be her first proper flashback. On the one hand, it continues the season’s resistance to returning to the settlement it started with, obscuring that particular piece of the Others’ history. However, on the other hand, it signals the show committing to the tentative fleshing out of the Others as real characters that began in the first six episodes, but which the show held from the audience in favor of mystery and obfuscation.

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Lost 3×06 “I Do” | AV Club Review

///We noticed that someone at AV Club was rewatching Lost and posted some reviews about the show. We’re going to post here all the parts about Juliet and Elizabeth.///

EMFC_LOST_3x06_000000000350.jpgWe meet Juliet, but we don’t know anything about her, that early tease in the premiere the most we’ll get in terms of answers regarding the Others and their goal.

The Others have no plans to actually kill any of the people involved, with Danny’s desire for blood a deviation from Ben and Juliet’s plan—the threat of violence is their strongest weapon, creating the circumstances that would lead the trio to take action in ways that serve their larger goals (in this case, Ben’s surgery).

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