First up is my encounter with Michael Emerson. I’ve had the good fortune of interviewing Michael Emerson THREE times, and everytime it is a new experience. Emerson is a genuine individual and one hell of a guy. How nice of a guy? He declined a shade umbrella and offered it to my wife. Intense, no?
A nice subplot since I will no doubt get some ribbing over the Red Sox cap: when I arrived on set it was the morning after the Sox beat the A’s 11 to 7. There were Boston caps all over the place, and a few A’s as well. Trash talking the two teams was the theme of the day. When I first caught site of Elizabeth Mitchell, who was in the middle of rehearsing a scene, she spied my cap and dropped everything to exclaim, at the top of her lungs, “There’s ANOTHER Red Sox fan! Hey Oakland, 11 to seven… I’m just sayin…” I want to marry her. Don’t tell my wife.