You have a lot of questions about Lost
and the show's stars and creators have the answers. Well, sort of. In typical Lost fashion, they teased possibilities which only lead to more questions.
"The season premiere picks up right after the finale," said producer Carlton Cuse. "We really don't want to say too much about it."
You will see some old faces again though. "Harold Perrineau
will be back on the show this year, if you guys remember from a couple years ago," Cuse revealed.
Series creator Damon Lindelof added another. "While we're on the subject, I think we can probably also announce that fan-favorite Libby, Cynthia Watros
, will also be back on the show in the final season," Lindelof said.
There's been no footage from the season premiere in the TV promos for the last season. The actors who starred in it had trouble even explaining it. Jorge Garcia
said, "The premiere is definitely like, 'What? Wait. Let me read that part again. What?' There's some head-scratchers."
Emilie De Ravin
added, "I think I had to read it about three times before it actually made sense. Totally does, but just getting my mind wrapped back into it. In a great way. I think in such a great, thought-provoking way that it really draws you in more so for episodes after that, that it's confusing as it always has been, but not in a way that you're sort of torn away from it. It brings you in more. And also, I think finishes up, in a good way, where you ended last season, too, that it's a hard show to bring people back to after such a long hiatus with a show you really need to watch every episode."
Lindelof took issue with De Ravin's assessment. "Get ready to scratch your heads, America," Lindelof joked sarcastically.
So we'll still have to wait until Wednesday to get any real clues about where Lost is going in its last year. At least we know they're doing a good job, according to Josh Holloway. "There's a lot of camaraderie on set now," Holloway said. "It feels like a lot of magic like the first season. It was an incredibly magical year, and the whole experience, of course, has been incredible, but this last year, everyone's really getting that sense of camaraderie and nostalgia and it's just been fabulous."
When the show reaches its ultimate finale, Cuse expects it to be divisive. 'Obviously not every question's going to be answered," Cuse said. "So obviously, some people are going to be upset that those particular questions don't get resolved. We felt if we tried to just answer questions, it would be very pedantic. Apart from that, we also really embrace this notion that there's a fundamental sort of sense of mystery that we all have in our lives, and certainly that is a huge part of the lives of these characters, and to sort of demystify that by trying to literally explain everything down to the last little sort of midichlorian of it all would be a mistake in our view. So I think there would be, hopefully, a kind of healthy cocktail of answers, mystery, good character resolutions and some surprises."
Lost returns February 2 for its final season.
Story/Interview by Fred Topel
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