Thursday, September 29, 2005
Michael Vartan has left the building
So they really did it: Alias killed off Michael Vaughn, a.k.a. the main love interest for star Jennifer Garner's character Sydney for four seasons, a.k.a. the dude whose real name we found out in this very episode was apparently something else (Henri Mureaux? Dunno, it was French), a.k.a. the character played by Michael Vartan, a.k.a. Jennifer Garner's ex-boyfriend in real life. There had been rumors of this all summer, spawning an actual movement of people who say they'll boycott ABC's advertisers if they kill MV. While this seemed like a case of misguided energy, I was also kind of frustrated about the idea that JG would make them fire a major character just so she wouldn't have to hang out with her ex, and annoyed that they'd start off another season by killing Sydney's fiance (that's how the very first season started). However, shockingly, now that it's happened I feel none too upset, and almost relieved that now Sydney can stop moping around and making unconvincing puppy eyes at her boyfriend and back to kicking butt. Either that, or I'm relieved that I have one less TV show to watch.