Off-island, Ana Lucia murdered a man named Jason McCormack in retaliation for his shooting her and killing her unborn child. It's unfortunate, but I guess at the end of the day, hopefully it didn't get too spoiled in the press, and, more importantly, we gave the actress a fighting chance to get a role on a show for next year. She was only 22 years old and pregnant. Who: Ana-Lucia Cortez, in response to "I'm sorry" from Michael, right before he shoots her; Source: Lost, episode 2x20, "Two for the Road" It's confession time again: I've known for weeks that Lost was going to send Libby (Cynthia Watros) off to the big island in the sky at the end of last night's episode, and, just like with Ana Lucia, I kept my big, spoiler-obsessed trap closed. Ausiello: Why did you kill off Libby?Carlton Cuse: We felt like we had run out of story for her. Lost was a groundbreaking show for many reasons, but one that is often overlooked is the depth and diversity of the women on the show. When they were found by the survivors from the tail section, both sides suspected each other of being the Others. Well, it's simple: I knew Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse wanted Ana Lucia's death to be a big surprise to viewers and I wasn't going to be the one to ruin that for them — or you. [7] When they near the camp, Ana Lucia mistakes Shannon (Maggie Grace) for an Other and fatally shoots her. Cynthia Watros) off to the big island in the sky at the end of last night's episode, and, just like with Ana Lucia, I kept my big, spoiler-obsessed trap closed. Truthfully, she did take it kind of hard, which motivated us to help her get another job. [1] She is invited into a bunker the fuselage survivors found to interrogate a man claiming to be Henry Gale (Michael Emerson), and manages to receive a map to his crashed balloon. Things started to get better at the beginning of season two, and it looked like Shannon was finally getting some semblance of sympathy and character development. She is shot and killed by Michael Dawson. It's not a bad job to be living in Hawaii and working on a successful television series. On the other side, we thought, well, shooting Ana Lucia is going to be dramatic, but what will really make it incredible for the audience is that it'll be completely surprising if we shoot Libby, too. [19] The producers liked her energy, so agreed, with the plan to kill Ana Lucia at the end of the season. McFarland described the character as someone with a "take-charge nature", and an "inability to be reasoned away from her dictatorial decisions". [6] Once she believes they are fellow 815 survivors she releases them,[5] and they travel to the camp of the other survivors. Libby died of the gunshot wound in a later episode. And it would be enhanced by the fact that Ana Lucia is not a particularly sympathetic character. [15] According to supervising producer Leonard Dick, "Ana Lucia is somebody who does not want to be a victim. Damon: It's the price you pay as a producer 'cause you have a choice, and the choice is, essentially, you can force an actor to sit out an entire season... Edward Mars - Suffocated by Jack after being severely injured in the crash Ausiello: Why did you kill off Libby?Carlton Cuse: We felt like we had run out of story for her. What does that mean for [5] Suspecting fellow survivor Nathan (Josh Randall) as a traitor, she moves everyone inland, digs a pit and throws him in it until he confesses. [27] She also won an ALMA Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Television Series. [7] The on-island events of "Collision" show her guilt after Shannon's death. Ana Lucia Cortez is a fictional character on the ABC television series Lost, played by Michelle Rodriguez. Damon Lindelof: And all of this was obviously, first and foremost, the idea that Libby's got this mysterious backstory, of which we've only given you the tip of the iceberg. In flashbacks, Ana Lucia is a cop who kills a man in cold blood after he had previously shot her. What am I — the bad guy now? On island, Ana Lucia killed a female Other and Goodwin Stanhope in "The Other 48 Days", and accidentally killed Shannon at the end of "Abandoned". [5] After a struggle, she impales him on a broken stick, then returns to the group and tells them they are safe. [17] She is "street smart" and has a "speak-her-mind quality". 10 years after Lost aired its controversial finale, let's revisit some of the most painful deaths that we're still not quite over. Then it's like, now suddenly 10 million people know. Ausiello: Were you pissed off that news of her CBS pilot leaked? Ana Lucia and Libby may have been killed off for those reasons or because that was always the plan (a claim other sources make), but the decision to kill off those two characters would make Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s request to be written off at the end of Season 2 one that couldn’t be granted. And while most viewers were kind of okay with that, his killing of Libby was widely deplored. [16] In 2006, Michelle Rodriguez co-won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series with the cast of Lost. Ana Lucia made her first appearance as a guest star in the first season finale, and became part of the main cast for season two. The killer was sentenced to life in prison and so far has been denied parole. 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[2] In a brief flashback in the first season finale, she flirts with Jack Shephard (Matthew Fox) at a bar at the airport, unaware he is Christian's son. After Oceanic Flight 815 splits in mid-air, the tail section and fuselage crash on opposite sides of a mysterious island. [5] 4 nights later, Goodwin (Brett Cullen) tricks Nathan and kills him. Ana Lucia: November 23, 2005 () 19.29: Mr. Eko brings Sawyer to the hatch for medical attention. It happens. [16], When it came time to kill off Ana Lucia, the character of Libby was killed at the same time to create an emotional impact. [1] After some reasoning from Libby, she reluctantly lets them go. The deaths of Ana Lucia and Libby caused speculation that they were killed off due to the DUIs that actresses Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Watros received within fifteen minutes of each other on December 1, 2005. And once again, my restraint has yielded a pretty nifty reward - an exclusive postmortem courtesy of exec producers [13] She called Ana Lucia a "brooding, broken ex-cop" with a "perpetual scowl". And we were starting to think about what sort of stories we were going to be telling for the characters in Season 3, and we just didn't have enough for Libby that we were excited about. Anita Lopez was a murder victim, pushed off a boat and left to drown in the Atlantic Ocean about 15 miles off Dania Beach. Ana Lucia Cortez is a fictional character on the ABC television series Lost, played by Michelle Rodriguez. [2] Seeking revenge, she seduces Sawyer and steals his gun. And while 'Lost' fans were reeling from Ana Lucia's death, a startled Michael turned and shot Libby, stunning viewers. When Shannon surprised her, Ana-Lucia shot her (Ep: 2x8, Collision). Unlike Ana Lucia, she was willing to help construct a stretcher to transport Sawyer in the hopes of keeping him alive. Ausiello: But will we see her next season?Damon: That's our plan. Like, if my mom calls me and says, "I heard Cynthia is leaving the show," then I know that it's been spoiled. It was important to us that, if we were going to kill her off, we also try to support her, just as her friends and [out of respect] for her desire to get another job. Ana Lucia becomes the leader of the tail section. Shock horror - he ended up killed by Ana Lucia too! Ben Rawson-Jones from DigitalSpy describes Christian as "flawed character with both wisdom and regret". When they were lifting this stretcher up a steep cliff, Cindy disappeared without a sound. The producers of Lost stated that Rodriguez was only interested in appearing for one season, so Ana Lucia's death was written in from the beginning. When I saw Michael shoot her, my mouth was open for two minutes! Michelle Rodriguez, Actress: Avatar. Damon: Yeah, by saying, "You're not allowed to go out for other stuff until we formally tell you that we're not picking you up," or you can be a human being about it. That was on one side. Image 8 of 37 Alex and Karl also failed to show that The Others can sustain a relationship as both were cruelly slayed by Charles Widmore's mercenaries. [9] In her second centric episode, "Two for the Road", Ana Lucia attempts to speak to Henry again, but she is assaulted by him and nearly killed. She was running after Walt, who had left the island, but whom she saw standing on the island dripping wet. But when Ana hands him the gun, he shoots her in the heart, killing her. The story of how the tail section survivors cope during their first forty-eight days on the Island is shown in "The Other 48 Days". Her death at the hands of Ana Lucia, ties together two of the best women in the show and in wrestling parlance, gets Ana Lucia over by selling the death of Shannon as a BIG DEAL. [13] McFarland found this makes "the creation of her character, and Rodriguez's hire, strokes of brilliant writing and casting on the part of Lost producers J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof", and described her as a "hero stewed in pathos". Disney–ABC ... "She was and still is my favourite character from the whole series, and her death was so sudden and unexpected. [19] Rodriguez, producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, and Lost creator J. J. Abrams met, and Rodriguez explained she would only be interested in one season because she was a "nomadic spirit", but would like to do one "kickass arc" as she called it. DECEMBER 2--Two actresses from the television series "Lost" were arrested early yesterday within minutes of each other for drunk driving in Hawaii, where the ABC megahit is filmed. Plus, most viewers could go without ever hearing the words "my son" or "Walt" ever again. [28], Character from the American mystery fiction television series Lost, "I was pissed off, I just signed on to the show, and everybody's going to hate me! The main rumor seemed to be that Ana Lucia (as well as Libby) were killed off because the actors who played them, Rodriguez and Cynthia Watros, were arrested for drunk driving in December 2005. [5] After landing in the ocean, Ana Lucia does her best to help everyone in need. When the show premered the next Wensday, I was praying for them to save her until I heard, "She's dead." At the end of the day, a story running in [25] Ana Lucia's death was second in IGN's list of the top ten Lost deaths, as she made an "immediate impact on the series" with an "unexpected end". [18] Rodriguez described Ana Lucia as an "animalistic type creature... tamed by the Island. And an unfortunate side effect of that was that people [interpreted that as], "Well, obviously that means something is up about her time on The episode was directed by Adam Davidson and written by Elizabeth Sarnoff.It first aired on November 9, 2005, on ABC.The character of Shannon Rutherford (Maggie Grace) is featured in the episode's flashbacks. Ana Lucia's death was planned from the beginning. [19] The agent of Michelle Rodriguez (who was 26 at the time) called the producers, informing them Rodriguez was interested in the role, but only for a year. It seemed like a repeat of what went on last summer when the trades speculated that Maggie Grace might do X-Men 3, and then she was killed off a couple of months later.Carlton: We were trying to be helpful to Cynthia as an actress, because she is a wonderful person and we wanted her to have a chance at a job on another show. Source: Lost, episode 2x8, "Collision" For what? The tail section survivors threw the men into the tiger pit, and Ana Lucia went … Ausiello: How did Cynthia take the news?Carlton: She was sad. Lost was going to send Libby ( Lost?" The episode doesn’t push this issue, but there’s a parallel between Ana Lucia’s status as a pariah following Shannon’s death and Kate’s position as a fugitive that seems like material the writers could have explored further if there had been time. Carlton: ... by exercising our exclusivity. The small group heads further inland, discovering a bunker known as the Arrow. [16] Ana Lucia's style of leadership deliberately contrasts Jack's; Jack is a reluctant leader, whereas Ana Lucia quickly takes charge on her own. [1] She has Shannon's lover Sayid (Naveen Andrews) tied up and refuses to let the group move on. I was fully crushed by the death of Anna Lucia! Entertainment Tonight and in TV Guide, which have much [broader audiences], then it's officially spoiled. [22], Melanie McFarland from Seattle Post-Intelligencer described Ana Lucia as "one of the most intensely hated characters on television [in the] fall [of 2005]", due to her being "hostile" and a "bully". Another divisive character, Ana Lucia's death was a relief to many fans who despised the … [2] She returns to the hatch and attempts to kill Henry, but is unable to bring herself to do it. Mayte Michelle Rodriguez was born on July 12, 1978 in San Antonio, Texas to Carmen Milady Pared Espinal, a Dominican housewife & Rafael Rodríguez Santiago, a Puerto Rican U.S. Army solider. [2] After Ana's death, she makes three further appearances; in a dream to Mr. Eko (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) in "? [14] C. K. Sample, also from TV Squad, thought Ana Lucia was "angry", "power mad" and a "total nut job". Lost." After Oceanic Flight 815 splits in mid-air, the tail section and fuselage crash on opposite sides of a mysterious island. 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