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.


jcat said...

Hey, shouldn't there be a spoiler alert for those of us who are a few seasons behind? I am very sad to hear that TV has lost its hottest actor.

T&A Lady said...

Oh dear, sorry about the spoiler, jcat! I guess I assumed that everyone had seen it, but that was dumb. It may not make you feel any better, but it's always possible he won't be dead anymore by the time you catch up with this season.