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Great Television: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje on "Lost"

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje In limited screentime, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (hereto known as "AAA") has emerged as one of the most interesting, most charismatic, most undeniably engrossing performers in the "Lost" ensemble. AAA's low, calm voice and enormous eyes demand attention; and when he gets angry ... shoot, the Hulk himself would quiver in a puddle of pee.

AAA plays Mr. Eko, a former bad-ass drug runner who recently changed his stripes (and his shirt -- he's now a priest). Season 2 has been anchored by Eko's presence; even when he's not on screen, you hope he'll soon appear. Moreover, Eko's conversations with the equally enigmatic/charismatic John Locke (played with Emmy-caliber skill by Terry O'Quinn) have been a joy to watch. Alone, AAA and O'Quinn are phenomenal actors, but together, they're a drama supergroup. The "Lost" producers could spin off the "Locke and Eko Show" and easily have a hit on their hands.

There are only three episodes of "Lost" left in the second season, but you'll have plenty of time to see AAA in action in this week's Eko-centric installment. "Lost" airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on ABC.

SHAMELESS PLUG: "Lost" fans should check out our Lost Blog for reviews, news and tons of conversation.


Posted by Mac Slocum on May 7, 2006 9:23 AM
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Yep! I do agree. He is an amazing character :) The one to watch!!!

-- Posted by: GirleyGirl at May 8, 2006 2:47 PM

I love him, but often wonder -- can't they get him a decent shirt? I understand that he is a big guy, but sheesh --- Shannon had an entire wardrobe and the poor guy is always wearing the equivalent of a used tissue.

-- Posted by: Rachel at May 29, 2006 4:29 PM

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