Do not read this if you haven't yet seen tonight's Lost.
I'm honestly...heartbroken. Every time we lose a Lostie, it's hard. But Charlie's death tonight was especially gut-wrenching, because he was there from the beginning, because Charlie's a big damn hero and because Dominic Monaghan has always been such a solid human being and such an integral part of the cast.
Not to mention, his performance tonight was off the charts, am I right? I actually sobbed out loud as Charlie pressed his hand up to the glass and then floated lifelessly away.
Now, granted, the producers had their reasons for letting Charlie go (in fact, you can read all about them in my just-launched Q&A with showrunner Damon Lindelof). But I know I speak for many of the fans when I say the show won't be the same without Charlie.
I was fortunate enough to be the first reporter to sit down face-to-face with Dom to talk about Charlie's death and what it means for the show and for him personally. As you might expect, it was emotional. (Truth told, I cried. It was like Barbara Walters in reverse.)
Watch the video above for the weepy highlights and then keep reading below for the rest of our wide-ranging interview on all things Monaghanian...Then feel free to post your messages of support below, 'cause as you'll see, Dom truly does appreciate 'em.