If you think it's like stepping into an episode of the best series ever, you’re exactly right.
Upon leaving another long day at the office, writing hard-hitting journalism about celebrities…
I stepped into my building’s elevator and inside was none other than this man…
Desmond Hume from “Lost”! Also known outside the Dharma Initiative as actor Henry Ian Cusick.
Only I didn’t realize it was him at first.
Because I was too busy filling the awkwardness of being in a cramped space with a total stranger like this,
That was when the elevator started trembling slightly…
For a brief moment, we were trapped! Stuck in a metal box high above Hollywood, hanging in the balance!
I didn’t really know what to do.
“Maybe this’ll work?”
That was when I finally recognized who I was standing next to.
At that moment, it was as if I stepped into one of his flashbacks and I needed to help him find Penny.
I also instantly felt better about our chances for survival considering he lived on an island alone for three years.
That's when I was thisclose to making a hatch reference when the doors suddenly opened THANK GOD.
I seized the opportunity and leapt free from the elevator.
I shouted, “ELEVATOR BAD!”
That’s when he literally said, “You’re scaring me.”
And then quickly stepped out.
We weren’t on the right floor, so I had this absolutely brilliant and original idea: I suggested we take the stairs.
Guys, I basically saved Desmond Hume.
You can all thank me later.
Walking down three flights of stairs, safe from the chambers of death, we made small talk.
Henry: “So, do you work in this building?”
Me: “Yeah. (Then, pretending not to know who he is) Do you?”
I escorted him to the parking lot because I didn’t want him to get…
Also, because again, I’m such a…
Finally, we parted ways. He nodded a "Thank you" and drove off.
And I thought to myself,
And that’s the time I got stuck in an elevator with Desmond from “Lost.”