First of all, a small prologue:
(Please don't be too harsh, English is not my native language and it's the first लेख I write) I wanted to express my देखा गया on what I' ve been thinking lately. In the first part of this article, I'm going to write about चालट, चार्लोट, शेर्लोट and Daniel and about their love. The सेकंड part is about Ben, and how I came to realise I really like him.
In the first Season 4 episodes, it wasn't clear. But then it suddenly became as clear as the sky in a sunny day. A new romance showed up, shyly and quietly, with moments that should be described as sweet, rather than passionate. The Daniel Faraday/Charlotte Lewis pairing (i don't know how it's called- maybe "Danlotte"??? No, that's lame...)is the newest pairing in the show.
Personally, I was of the view that the pairings we already had were enough. Maybe the producers wanted to fill the loss of one of the most romantic couples, Charlie and Claire (which obviously is impossible- there will never be a couple like them). There are many resemblances between these two couples, like the fact that all their characters are pretty shy when it comes to love.
Soon enough, I became aware of the प्यार sparkles between them. The memory game, his way of speaking to her.... I liked Daniel from the first moment and I realised his way of approaching her. When they were going to the Tempest, it was finally obvious. A new प्यार blossomed.
There are not many shippers of "Danlotte" (I know, I know, it's LAME, AWFUL...)yet, but, the truth is that this couple has already gave us some sweet moments, like their talks in "The other woman" and in the final episode. No one can deny that he can do anything for her, and he's adorable when she's around. And Charlotte, she may be a bit hot-tempered and harsh, but she loves Daniel and wants to protect him, like he does with her. Their प्यार may not be passionate, with strong moments like Sawyer and Kate's, but it's cute, genuine and romantic, which makes me want to see और of these two lovebirds...
Let me make it clear, so as to avoid misunderstatements. I've never liked the Others and I used to hate Ben. A tiger may never change its stripes, but, apparently, I do.
Let's begin with this: Michael Emmerson is a great actor. Amazing. He made Ben as unfriendly, mean and manipulative as no one could. So, how come I've developped such a strong affection for the leader of the Others, the one who killed the whole Dharma Initiative, the one who kidnaps innocent people???
Because he's not that bad, after all.
Besides, he had stated this since the beginning: "We're not the bad guys", right?? Time after time, he presented new evidence of his intelligence. After all, being as manipulative as Ben is requires a smart brain. He always has a plan. He always has a secret and he always has a "bargaining chip" left. He may not be the sexy guy that makes girls faint (like Sawyer, whom I love), but the way his mind works is unbelievable. His smart टिप्पणियाँ (for example: "Got any milk???"- man, I'm never gonna forget this!!!) are simply unforgettable, just like his cons. Ben wants to get what he wants. We all do, he just wants it bad... In my opinion, he has offered a lot to his people and he was a great leader (Locke won't ever be like him!!!!).
I was aware of all these facts since season 3, but I hated him. I saw him as a cruel monster, insensitive and willing to do everything -even sacrifice everyone- to achieve his goals. I slowly started changing my mind as soon as I realised that he really cares about some people and things, which means that he has feelings. Not only did he try to save the island from Widmore (which shows that he feels the responsibility of being a leader and that he really cares about the island), but he also showed he really cared about Alex. Even though she wasn't his daughter, he protected her and recognised his mistakes in the way he hed raised her. The scene when Ben was beating Keamy was one of the most powerful and moving moments of the whole show, just like the scene when he was saying goodbye to Alex. These scenes were the only scenes when Ben, who is always calm, loses control.
I felt sorry for him when I realised he was not so mean, but was emotionally tortured द्वारा Jacob who "wanted Ben to suffer the consequences" of moving the island. He कहा good-bye to Locke in a respectful way and apologized for all he had done. Behind the दीवार of a harsh and mean leader, a man full of emotions was hidden.
Being the man he is, Ben presented a different "villain", one who was, after all, "one of the good guys" (Michael Emmerson deserves a lot of credits for his impressive acting).
Finally, some last words:
I know my लेख was not good, but if आप read it, I'd प्यार it if आप comment, even if आप disagree with what I wrote या आप didn't like it at all...