This week: That time we saw Benjamin Linus on the N Train

A chance to share a quick story from sometime this week!

Heading to Brooklyn from Queens on a Sunday when the trains are super slow and lame and full of tourists never seems like a good idea. And yet, there we were, on our way to meet folks for lunch in Brooklyn Heights. E and I had been bickering all morning in the way that people-who-live-together do sometimes, when he turned to me and whispered, wide-eyed, “Benjamin Linus is sitting next to me.” I looked, and, sure enough, there was Michael Emerson. We giggled to ourselves for a few minutes, took this clandestine photograph, and I tried frantically to think of something to say to him that wasn’t, “4-8-15-16-23-42.”

He got up to get off the subway just 2 stops later, and as he passed in front of us, E said, “Good luck with your new show!” He turned and looked down at us (and I was grinning like a madwoman at this point, just so you don’t think I’m cool or something), and said, “Thank you very much. I hope it’s worth watching.”

YOU GUYS. HE IS TOTALLY BENJAMIN LINUS IN REAL LIFE. HE EVEN WEARS THOSE LITTLE ROUND GLASSES IN REAL LIFE.

You know what this means, right? Β LOST WAS A DOCUMENTARY.