Thursday, May 3, 2012

Angst Initiate: Lloyd Lowery of Breakout Kings

Breakout Kings just wrapped up its second season this past Sunday and it was quite the finale.

Jimmi Simpson as Lloyd Lowery on Breakout Kings Season Two Finale
It just so happens that I've seen Jimmi Simpson in person once or twice and the dude is totally adorable. Lloyd, on the other hand, normally looks like he could use a good hair cut and a shower. Personal hygiene aside, he's totally angsty.

Jimmi Simpson as Lloyd Lowery on Breakout Kings Season Two Finale
First of all, he's got the unrequited love thing going on. His crush on Julianne was made even more adorable by all the psychiatric help he was dolling out. Sure, it's probably frowned upon in the medical community for a guy who wants to get in your pants to shrink your head, but he's a con. Cons do such things. And the will-they/won't-they has led to all sorts of fun.

Jimmi Simpson as Lloyd Lowery on Breakout Kings Season Two Finale
Second, Lloyd is racked with guilt over the death he caused that landed him in jail. Why did he cause a death? Because's he's got an addiction. Ooooo sexy. Gambling's not actually the sexiest of addictions (my go-to gambling addict is Dorothy from Golden Girls...) but an addiction that leads to crime which leads to the guilt = yay all around.

Jason Behr as Damien on Breakout Kings
This stuff all came to a head during the finale. Lloyd's been in torture mode for a bit because Max Evans from Roswell is a serial killer, serial killing mostly to drive Lloyd crazy. After kidnapping Lloyd and forcing him to watch the death of an innocent girl, Lloyd quits the Kings all together.

Jimmi Simpson as Lloyd Lowery on Breakout Kings Season Two Finale
This week, Max is up to his old tricks. First he forces Lloyd to go visit Julianne's ex-boyfriend and listen to stories about all the amazing sex they had. Then he makes Lloyd go visit the parents of the girl he accidentally drug dealt to death.

Jimmi Simpson as Lloyd Lowery on Breakout Kings Season Two Finale
Jimmi Simpson as Lloyd Lowery on Breakout Kings Season Two Finale
Poor Lloyd looked absolutely gutted. He took a plea to avoid ever having to face those parents. And to stand there under their stare of doom... Well done, Jimmi Simpson. It was one of those moments where you just want to jump into the screen and give the guy a hug.

Jimmi Simpson as Lloyd Lowery on Breakout Kings Season Two Finale
Jimmi Simpson as Lloyd Lowery on Breakout Kings Season Two Finale
The thing that's great about Lloyd is that he's usually the wise-cracking jokes guy. So when he gets emotionally pounded, it's a fun contrast. If the powers that be are anxiously monitoring The Angst Report, I demand more Lloyd. Breakout Kings Season 3 please!

By the way... did you notice the creator of the show, Nick Santora, had a cameo in the finale? FYI, he has a new novel that just came out! You can get it here. AND you can go here and see a scene from the novel starring none other than Jimmi Simpson. See how I came full circle there?

Breakout Kings creator Nick Santora in the season two finale

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