'The Event': Laura Innes discusses Sophia's motivation


"The Event" returns to NBC Monday (Nov. 8) with an episode that, among other things will delve a lot deeper into the relationship between extraterrestrials Sophia (Laura Innes) and Thomas (Clifton Collins Jr.).

To put it succinctly, it's complicated. Innes says that even though her character and Thomas may want the same thing, they go about it in very different ways.

"I think she's completely opposed to his methods, because they're basically -- you know, he's a terrorist and he wants to harm and abuse innocent people," Innes says. "Her first choice would be a diplomatic, peaceful resolution to a conflict. Now if that's not possible, then she's willing to take the next step, but I think that she will do almost anything to avoid harming [anyone] -- especially harming people who are innocent."

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