Season: 2, Episodes: 2, Faction: N/A
Jason McCormack shot a pregnant Ana Lucia while she was on duty as police officer. Ana had shown up in response to a burglary call. Upon her arrival, Jason, who turned out to be the perpetrator, walked out the front door soon after her arrival. Instead of complying with Ana’s demands to put his hands up, he insisted that he was a student, and that he needed to show his identification. Ana believed him, but instead of pulling out an ID, he pulled out a gun and shot Ana. He was using hollow point ammunition that wouldn’t penetrate a standard police issue bullet-proof vest, but the shock was enough to kill Ana’s unborn child. Jason subsequently escaped.
2×08 – Collision
Sometime later, however, Jason was caught by the police, and confessed to shooting Ana. However, Ana did not positively identify Jason, and he was set free, much to the chagrin of Ana Lucia’s mother.
A week later, Jason went to a bar and played pool. Ana Lucia followed and confronted him in the parking lot after he left the bar. After telling him she was pregnant, she shot him six times, three of them at point blank range. She then walked away, throwing the gun in the dumpster. (“Collision”)
2×20 – Two for the Road
After his corpse was found by the cops, Ana’s mother expressed concern that Ana was the one who shot Jason. This mistrust lead to Ana quitting the force. (“Two for the Road”)
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In Greek mythology, Agamemnon (“very steadfast”) was the son of King Atreus of Mycenae and Queen Aerope, the brother of Menelaus, the husband of Clytemnestra, and the father of Electra and Orestes. Mythical legends make him the king of Mycenae or Argos, thought to be different names for the same area. When Helen, the wife of Menelaus, was abducted by Paris of Troy, Agamemnon commanded the united Greek armed forces in the ensuing Trojan War.
Upon Agamemnon’s return from Troy he was murdered (according to the fullest version of the oldest surviving account, Odyssey Book 11, l.409f.) by Aegisthus, the lover of his wife Clytemnestra. In old versions of the story: “The scene of the murder, when it is specified, is usually the house of Aegisthus, who has not taken up residence in Agamemnon’s palace, and it involves an ambush and the deaths of Agamemnon’s followers too”. In some later versions Clytemnestra herself does the killing, or they do it together, in his own home.
Atreus, Agamemnon’s father, murdered the children of his twin brother Thyestes and fed them to him after discovering Thyestes’ adultery with his wife Aerope. Thyestes fathered Aegisthus with his own daughter, and this son vowed gruesome revenge on Atreus’ children. Aegisthus successfully murdered Atreus and restored his father to the throne. Aegisthus took possession of the throne of Mycenae and ruled jointly with Thyestes. During this period Agamemnon and his brother, Menelaus, took refuge with Tyndareus, King of Sparta. There they respectively married Tyndareus’ daughters Clytemnestra and Helen. Agamemnon and Clytemnestra had four children: one son, Orestes, and three daughters, Iphigenia, Electra and Chrysothemis. Menelaus succeeded Tyndareus in Sparta, while Agamemnon, with his brother’s assistance, drove out Aegisthus and Thyestes to recover his father’s kingdom. He extended his dominion by conquest and became the most powerful prince in Greece.
Agamemnon’s family history had been marred by rape, murder, incest, and treachery, consequences of the heinous crime perpetrated by their ancestor, Tantalus, and then of a curse placed upon Pelops, son of Tantalus, by Myrtilus, whom he had murdered. Thus misfortune hounded successive generations of the House of Atreus, until atoned by Orestes in a court of justice held jointly by humans and gods.
Agamemnon gathered the reluctant Greek forces to sail for Troy. Preparing to depart from Aulis, which was a port in Boeotia, Agamemnon’s army incurred the wrath of the goddess Artemis. There are several reasons throughout myth for such wrath: in Aeschylus’ play Agamemnon, Artemis is angry for the young men who will die at Troy, whereas in Sophocles’ Electra, Agamemnon has slain an animal sacred to Artemis, and subsequently boasted that he was Artemis’ equal in hunting. Misfortunes, including a plague and a lack of wind, prevented the army from sailing. Finally, the prophet Calchas announced that the wrath of the goddess could only be propitiated by the sacrifice of Agamemnon’s daughter Iphigenia. Classical dramatisations differ on how willing either father or daughter were to this fate, some include such trickery as claiming she was to be married to Achilles, but Agamemnon did eventually sacrifice Iphigenia. Her death appeased Artemis, and the Greek army set out for Troy. Several alternatives to the human sacrifice have been presented in Greek mythology. Other sources, such as Iphigenia at Aulis, claim that Agamemnon was prepared to kill his daughter, but that Artemis accepted a deer in her place, and whisked her away to Taurus in Crimea. Hesiod said she became the goddess Hecate.
Agamemnon was the commander-in-chief of the Greeks during the Trojan War. During the fighting, Agamemnon killed Antiphus and 15 other Trojan soldiers. Agamemnon’s teamster, Halaesus, later fought with Aeneas in Italy. The Iliad tells the story of the quarrel between Agamemnon and Achilles in the final year of the war. Agamemnon took an attractive slave, Briseis, one of the spoils of war, from Achilles. Achilles, the greatest warrior of the age, withdrew from battle in revenge and nearly cost the Greek armies the war.
Although not the equal of Achilles in bravery, Agamemnon was a representative of kingly authority. As commander-in-chief, he summoned the princes to the council and led the army in battle. He took the field himself, and performed many heroic deeds until he was wounded and forced to withdraw to his tent. His chief fault was his overwhelming haughtiness; an over-exalted opinion of his position that led him to insult Chryses and Achilles, thereby bringing great disaster upon the Greeks.
After the capture of Troy, Cassandra, doomed prophetess and daughter of Priam, fell to Agamemnon’s lot in the distribution of the prizes of war.
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After a stormy voyage, Agamemnon and Cassandra either landed in Argolis, or were blown off course and landed in Aegisthus’ country. Clytemnestra, Agamemnon’s wife, had taken Aegisthus, son of Thyestes, as a lover. When Agamemnon came home he was slain by either Aegisthus (in the oldest versions of the story) or Clytemnestra. According to the accounts given by Pindar and the tragedians, Agamemnon was slain in a bath by his wife alone, a blanket of cloth or a net having first been thrown over him to prevent resistance. Clytemnestra also killed Cassandra. Her jealousy of Cassandra, and her wrath at the sacrifice of Iphigenia and at Agamemnon’s having gone to war over Helen of Troy, are said to have been the motives for her crime. Aegisthus and Clytemnestra then ruled Agamemnon’s kingdom for a time, Aegisthus claiming his right of revenge for Agamemnon’s father Atreus having fed Thyestes his own children (Thyestes then crying out “So perish all the race of Pleisthenes!”, thus explaining Aegisthus’ action as justified by his father’s curse). Agamemnon’s son Orestes later avenged his father’s murder, with the help or encouragement of his sister Electra, by murdering Aegisthus and Clytemnestra (his own mother), thereby inciting the wrath of the Erinyes (English: the Furies), winged goddesses who tracked down egregiously impious wrongdoers with their hounds’ noses and drove them to insanity.