Wednesday, March 01, 2006
The Mole (A Picture Article)
I was in complete and utter shock as the camera revealed Lazarey’s killer. I had always had a sneaking suspicion that Lauren Reed, wife to Vaughn and NSC liaison to the CIA, was up to no good. I don’t know about you, but I spent the rest of the season yelling at the TV. “Vaughn! She’s bad!! Dump her!!”
We had to expect it. It was too much. How were the writers going to get rid of Lauren so that Sydney and Vaughn could be together again? Easy, make her bad and make him kill her.
This storyline is one of recycled glory. Jack too was duped by his wife, a secret agent for an enemy cell and it only seemed fair that the other man in Sydney’s life be burned by his wife too. At first, while Lauren conducted Covenant work during her hours in the Rotunda, and shacked up with Sark on occasion, Vaughn was busy tumbling down a spiral of deep denial. But later, when Jack shares his words of experience, Vaughn does some dirty work and finds Lauren’s wig and passport. Vaughn was a little less than excited about continuing his normal life sleeping next to a homicidal maniac, but in order to stop her, she had to believe that Vaughn and the gang were still in the dark.
Again, props to the camera guy and the Director- I loved the reveal shot. Also, props to the writers who took us from feeling for Lauren to despising her. It was a hell of a shock and a hell of a storyline!
49 DAYS and COUNTING!