my convo with frank lapidus (plus sneak peeks for “the candidate”)

hello LOST friends,

i want you to sit down. i am going to tell you some v. exciting/stressful things and i want you to be prepared when i tell you them. you might faint.

i’ll start with the exciting: as i teased last week, i recently had a very special encounter with one of our favorite LOST-ies, captain frank lapidus. how did this happen, you say? WELL, i just so happen to have a very special mother. she is wondrous and sweet and happens to work for an airline at jfk international airport. among her many duties for this airline is escorting VIPs. so when she called me to tell me she was with someone from LOST, i was, naturally, thrilled. but it wasn’t until later, when my celly-telly rang and i hear a scraggly voice on the other line greet me, “hello, this is captain frank lapidus,” that i freaked out. the convo went something like this:

ME: OHMIGOOOOOOOOOOOD.

FRANK (JEFF FAHEY): ARE YOU OKAY?

ME: YES! I’M SO HAPPY TO SPEAK WITH YOU.I HEAR YOU’RE FLYING TODAY.

FRANK: YES, YOU KNOW. I’VE GOT TO FLY THE PLANE.

ME: YOU BETTER BE CAREFUL.

FRANK: YEAH, YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN THOSE THINGS ARE GOING TO END UP.

ME: I LOVE YOU ON THE SHOW! YOUR CHARACTER IS SO GREAT! THE WRITERS HAVE GREAT LINES FOR YOU. YOU’RE LIKE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR!

FRANK: THANKS SO MUCH, I’M GLAD YOU LIKE IT. WE ACTUALLY JUST FINISHED FILMING THE FINALE.

ME: OH MY GOSH. WAS IT SO INTENSE?

FRANK: SO INTENSE. I THINK IT’LL BE ONE OF THE BEST EPISODES IN TELEVISION EVER. YOU BETTER NOT MISS IT.

ME: OH OF COURSE NOT! IT’S A BIG EVENT IN MY LIFE. I’M GOING TO BE SO SAD WHEN IT’S OVER.

FRANK: OH, WELL, THERE WILL BE OTHER SHOWS.

ME: HOPEFULLY WITH YOU ON THEM!

FRANK: (laughs) WELL THANK YOU SO MUCH. I’M GOING TO MOSEY ON INTO THE LOUNGE NOW. GREAT TO SPEAK WITH YOU.

ME: YOU AS WELL! THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME OUT OF YOUR DAY TO SPEAK WITH ME!

as IF i’d miss the finale, frank, GOSH. jeff fahey was really one of the nicest guys, and he was actually on his way to africa to do some charity work. apparently he was doing this before he was cast on LOST. to read more about his philanthropic adventures, visit his wikipedia page.

oh, and did i mention i got an autograph?

and now that i’ve brought you up with exciting frank lapidus-related news, i’m going to bring you back down: there are only three more episodes (four more hours) of LOST. EVER. my extended post-may 23rd panic attack is starting to set in. tonight’s episode is called “the candidate” and i believe it is jack/locke centric. i imagine the episode will explore the jack/locke relationship from all of its complicated and pointy angles, including its most recent: jack vs. flocke.  sneak peeks are embedded below:

you’re a candidate

i’m hoping you’ll change your mind

guest stars for tonight include: bernard, anthony cooper, helen, cindy, someone named wheeler, and zack n’ emma. nothing too shocking here, but i know i’ll be excited to see how sideways locke and pops interact with each other. I WANT MY KIDNEY BACK!

happy LOST night! Only 2 more traditional LOST Tuesdays to go before… THE END.

*weeping*

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One Response to “my convo with frank lapidus (plus sneak peeks for “the candidate”)”

  1. You lucky dog.
    I keep hearing rumors that Fahey is an extremely nice man who goes out of his way in more than one arena.
    It puzzles me why they would give him star status instead of “guest star” status this season only to kill him off so cavalierly.
    BUT, he did say “we” just finished filming the finale, so it seems we will see him again. I always wanted Lapidus to have a meatier role. He had such potential the first season he was on. More personality, more quirkiness, and what happened to him being one of Widmore’s “team”?
    Ah, Lost, you will forever give me brain cramps.

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