We 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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