SPOILER ALERT: An early morning Twitter post from local social media star Russ (a.k.a. @ParkRat) revealed the tell-tale presence of production trailers near Kahala Mall. It was a modest, mostly interior shoot, so there were few details. But those few details are still worth pondering.
A visiting fan followed Russ’ clue to a residential street just off Kilauea Ave. All the magic was happening inside a plain looking home. But two actors were seen coming and going from the set: Michael Emerson (Ben) and Jon Gries (Roger Linus, Ben’s father). There’s no telling exactly where and when the scene was set, but the visiting fan was able to overhear one tantalizing line of dialogue for Roger Linus, as referenced by the script supervisor:
“This is not the life I wanted for you, Ben.”
Whatever Ben’s been up to, mixing with students and teachers in a high school (see Waipahu High School filming reports here and here), it sounds like he’s still disappointing his dad.
As night fell, Tania Raymonde (Alex) arrived. And her brief scene took place in front of the house. She rings the doorbell, and Ben answers. They talk for a few moments, with Alex saying something like, “You’re the best,” and then leaves. Ben lingers at the door for a second, then closes it.
Is Alex still Ben’s daughter? If so, is she not living with Ben? Whatever the case, his family situation doesn’t look like it’s any simpler than it was on the island.
The shoot was among the last for Episode 6×07, which is Ben-centric.