here an interview with Malcom who share with us his feeling about Walt's story and if he thinks we'll see him again ! ***
Malcolm David Kelley wants closure.
Just like the rest of us, MDK is a hard-core Lost fan, which means he is dying to know more about what makes Walt so "special," and he even has some ideas about where Walt might fit in season six. We just spoke to MDK exclusively, and he shared his pitch for Walt's future and what he knows about the kid's superpowers.
Read on for the inside track about the future of WAAALT!
After last night's brief but tantalizing return engagement, Malcolm is ready and willing to go another round with Lost. "I would like to come back for a long stretch, but it’s not up to me. It’s up to the writers."
In fact, after having been a recurring character for seasons two through five, he'd be down with returning to regular-castmember status for season six. "That would be cool."
Like the rest of us, MDK is intrigued by the hints about Walt's "special" qualities and wants to know more. He says that Walt is man with a mission; he just needs to find his jumping-off point: "He knows something’s going on because he has those magic powers, and he didn’t get to fulfill his purpose of being on the Island, and now he’s back home, but I think he knows what’s going on. I think if he had the chance to [go back] he would, but I think he feels he wants somebody to ask him or to feel like they need him."
Attention, Darlton: Would someone please call Walt back to the Island? Please?
As for those "magic powers," MDK personally has no doubt that Walt is indeed a human with special abilities: "I am really convinced he has those magic powers. I think he can make anything happen that he wants to. Remember with the polar bear? He brought the polar bear out of the book. I think [his abilities] are totally independent of the Island, but I think it is a place where he can really use his powers. At home he can’t really do anything with his powers, 'cause he’d be just kind of a weird kid—on the Island is where he can be free." Awww, no wonder he gets along so well with Terry O'Quinn's medicine-man character John Locke.
MDK even has some ideas he's been working up for actual scenes where Walt makes his triumphant return: "I’ve actually been thinking about this so much! I’ve been wanting to write my own episode and send it to Damon [Lindelof] and them. Like, I’d pitch it myself. One episode, the opening is me sitting in a chair on the phone on the Island and just talking business and stuff. I don’t know. I’ve just been reading so much into it." Hey! Us too! Lost high-five! source :kristin eonline
sigh too bad josh will not be here too but hé it's cool anyways ! ******* Lost fans: you don't have to make your way to the island via Ajira Airways in order to ask a question of the creative team or the series' stars.
Televisionary is taking questions from fans to put to Lost's executive producers/showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse and stars Matthew Fox ("Jack Shephard"), Evangeline Lilly ("Kate Austen"), and Michael Emerson ("Benjamin Linus") for a series of on-camera interviews taking place this weekend.
If you have a specific question for any of the above producers or actors from Lost, please leave it in the comments section below.
I'll be accepting questions until midnight PT tonight and, while I can't promise I'll be able to ask any specific inquiry due to the brevity of these on-camera interviews, I am looking for some insightful and thought-provoking questions to add to the mix.
So who knows: your burning question might get asked after all.
fans really haven't spent much time with Walt in recent seasons, save for a hand-wave from an apartment window and a haunting visit to Locke's would-be grave. But this Wednesday, Michael's son will get a bit more screen time as "The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham" details Locke's odyssey from donkey wheel to casket. Malcolm David Kelley — who as Walt was one of Lost's original cast members — shared a glimpse at his character's latest appearance.
TVGuide.com: I have to tell you, a reader emailed me saying she was skeptical about your Lost future because of that Tyson chicken commercial you're in. Kelley: Oh yeah, my manager told me about that! A lot of people are bugging out about that commercial — "What are you doing?!"
TVGuide.com: But sure enough, Walt returns this week. In what capacity? Kelley: Let's see.... I don't want to give anything away... but there's a situation where he knows something is going on, but nobody told him. It's that sort of thing.
TVGuide.com: What, does he get wind that Jack, Kate and the others are returning to the island? Kelley: I'm just going to be talking to somebody, and.... Let's just say I know a little bit about what's going on, but nobody wants to tell me.
TVGuide.com: Now that the show is time-jumping around, do you get to play closer to your real age of 16? No more waving from windows or skewed camera angles? Kelley: I do, and that's a very cool thing. I don't have to play this young boy anymore. I don't have to change my voice or have them dub in someone else's voice. There were a lot of things we had to do to try to make me sound younger.
TVGuide.com: When you first started the show, did you worry, "If I start to sprout, I'm going to lose my job"? Kelley: I really didn't expect me to grow that fast! It was just over a year period that I started sprouting up and my voice got deeper. I wasn't really thinking about it. I didn't know how long the show was going to go, but then they started saying "2010"....
TVGuide.com: Does Walt know that his father is dead? Kelley: [Pauses] I... don't think so. I'm not sure.
TVGuide.com: There's talk that Walt actually was on the flight back to the island in spirit, because Hurley took some of his comic books with him. Kelley: [Laughs] That'd be pretty cool. But I hope I get to go back to the island myself at some point.
TVGuide.com: But maybe since Walt has his telekinesis-like powers, somebody doesn't want him back on the island. He could prove too useful to ... someone. Kelley: Right, that's true. So maybe they're doing a smart thing!
Get more from Malcolm David Kelley later this week in the new "Getting Lost" video. source : http://www.tvguide.com
The Feb. 18 episode of Lost left viewers with a whopper of a burning question: How did Kate, Sayid and Hurley end up on that Ajira Airways flight when they seemed so opposed to doing so? Did the mysterious Matthew Abaddon (Lance Reddick) have anything to do with it? TVGuide.com talked to Reddick about what exactly we'll learn about Abaddon next as he plays a significant role in "The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham" (Wednesday, 9 pm/ET, ABC). In the meantime, Reddick offers up some juicy insight: WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT MATTHEW ABADDON? Thus far, Abaddon has helped assemble the team that came to the island from the freighter. He visited Hurley in the booby hatch to ask about the rest of the Oceanic 815 passengers. And he convinced a wheelchair-assisted Locke to go on a "walkabout" through the Australian Outback.
WHAT DOES HIS NAME MEAN? Although Matthew means "a gift from God" in Hebrew, the Bible assigns Abaddon many not-so-cheery meanings, including "a place of destruction" and "the realm of the dead." The word is also described as a creature that resembles a centaur with long hair, locusts' wings and the tail of a scorpion. All in all, scholars have roughly interpreted all this to mean that he's the king of hell, the anti-Christ, the big guy: Satan. SO HE'S A BAD GUY THEN? When asked this very question, Reddick chooses his words carefully: "He believes he's on the side of the good guys." This answer is, of course, fitting for a show that also features Benjamin Linus, Charles Widmore, the Others and "the freighter folk," none of whom conform easily to good guy-bad guy characterizations.
EXACTLY HOW MUCH DOES HE KNOW ABOUT HIS CHARACTER? While Reddick says he has been given key pieces of context on Abaddon's backstory, which he declines to share, he says he prefers to "play to the mystery." Well, it has certainly worked.
WHO DOES HE WORK FOR? Wait, you mean he doesn't work for Widmore? Maybe not. While Reddick declines to answer definitively, he says that we have been given information that could lead us to a conclusion. Further, he teases: "It'll be crystal clear on [Wednesday] who he works for." Like, maybe... Satan?
WHO WILL HE HAVE SCENES WITH? Unlike Abaddon's previous appearances, in which he had one-on-one encounters, this time he'll get around more, it seems. "It'll be with several of the main characters," he reports. "He's all throughout the episode." The episode purports to show us what happened to Locke from the time he left the island via frozen donkey wheel until his death.
HOW DOES HE APPEAR AGAIN? "Just as every single moment that Abaddon has shown up has been a surprise, how he shows up and how the character develops throughout the episode... just be prepared to be very surprised," Reddick says.
I crave Lost scoop! — Lee MATT: About what, exactly? Why Ben is all bloodied? What Kate did with Aaron? How Hurley got free? Why Zuleikha Robinson has Sayid in cuffs? (I've read some saucy fan-fic about that last one.) This week's episode, "The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham," was held for closer to the two-week hiatus (there's no new Lost on March 11) because it is rife with exposition, but we might not get an answer to any of the aforementioned burning questions until mid-March
Julie in Pittsburg: Kristin, I can't believe that you didn't mention the fate of our dear Penny in your Lost Redux! Ben was bloody and at the marina and that could only mean that he was there looking for her and to make good on his promise to her dad. I'm dying to know if she's OK! When will we know? Thanks! Sorry Julie, Sonya Walger would not comment on whether Ben got to her in the last episode, but says "anything is possible" regarding Penny showing up on the Island. When I asked her whether she was related to anyone we already know, like Charlotte or Daniel, she coyly replied: "She could be." Hit the comments with your guesses!
Craig in Orlando, Fla.: I just saw Walt from Lost on some commercial for chicken wings or something! Give us some scoop on past Losties! I want to see Charlie, Shannon, Libby, Boone, Ana-Lucia, Eko, Nikki and Paulo! Charlie is a definite possibility. (And you Shannon fans really just need to go see Taken—Maggie Grace and Liam Neeson are great together.) We just caught up with Dominic Monaghan and he told us, "I never close doors...I loved working on Lost because it felt like a big film, it was such an event...I would like to [come back]! If it was up to me I'd be back every so often, but that's more of a writer's question." Meanwhile, you can catch Dom in this summer's Wolverine flick, out May 1. According to Dom, "My character's story begins the angry motivational moves for Wolverine. I'm a guy who was friends with Logan in his earlier Army days, and something goes down in an Army sortie, and because of that, Logan gets brought back into a combat scenario." Can't wait! (P.S. Got Q's for Lost stars Fionnula Flanagan or Malcolm David Kelley? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll try to get you answers!) source :Kristin Eonline
Sean McNamara's family tree is having a little work done.
Nip/Tuck has tapped Lost alum Neil Hopkins (he played Charlie's heroin-addicted sibling, Liam) to join the cast as Sean's long-lost brother, Brendan, sources confirm to me exclusively.
An FX rep wouldn't confirm the hire, but a Nip/Tuck insider describes the character -- who'll be introduced at the tail end of the show's upcoming sixth season -- as a recovering meth addict (pigeonholed much, Neil?) who has been living on a nature preserve. "Sean thought his brother had died," explains the source. "So he's definitely surprised to see him."
Nip/Tuck's fifth season concludes on March 3. FX has yet to announce a launch date for season 6, but Wikipedia puts it at early 2010, followed by the series-concluding seventh season in 2011. Take that with a grain of salt, though.
What do you think about Sean getting a brother? Intriguing development, or the latest in a long line of shark-jumping moments for the show? Sound off below!
I've heard about it this week end but i wanted to wait ABC press release to confirm it, they'll repeat epi 5x08 lafleur in 11th march but no new episode this day, seem there is a break of one week before to get a new episode of lost epi 5x09 called "namaste"
We'll have lafleur repeat and a new episode of the show called "life on mars" on 11th march
Happy Monday, tubers! If you were just as shocked about Jin hopping out of the Dharma V-dub bus as I was, you'd track down Daniel Dae Kim to get some answers, right? Well that's just what I did!
Not only is Jin alive and jumping through time, he's just flashed right on over to our set. But will he be flashing to his true love, Sun (Yunjin Kim)? Daniel Dae Kim is here to dish on that and more coming up on Lost, including secrets about our good friend Smokey.
it's not new interview but i just found it and i wanted to share it, seem they did it after epi 5x03 "Jughead" ******
Do you want real dish on 'Lost'? So do we, which is why AOL TV went straight to the source and got the exclusive scoop on season 5 of the complicated show from the guys behind the scenes, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.
Questioning whether they know where the show's headed? Wondering if Rose and Bernard survived that brutal flaming arrow attack? Want word on the possible Sawyer/Juliet coupling? The producers reveal all of that and more -- including which character they want to see more of and why they went pants-less for this interview. (That's right. We said pants-less.) -- By Maggie Furlong
1. There are only 32 episodes left to air -- is that enough to resolve all the series' major questions? Carlton Cuse: What we didn't want to do is shuffle around from one foot to another and stall this year. We wanted [this] season to be really exciting, so we're doing some bold things. We feel like we have enough time to wrap up questions that are important to us and, hopefully, the audience as well. We can't anticipate every question that every person is gonna have, but we do feel like we're gonna answer the major ones before the show is over. Damon Lindelof: What's really funny is, in the first couple of seasons of the show, the question was, "How are you gonna keep doing episodes of the show?" And now that we've announced an endpoint, the question becomes like, "Is six seasons enough?" [Laughs]
2. Did you realize that setting the end date would make such a huge difference? DL: Yeah, you know, it's basically like you have an appreciation for something once you know that there's an expiration date on it. If you can't stand your parents and suddenly they say, "Well, in three years we're not gonna be around anymore," every moment becomes a little more precious. You stop focusing on the things that bother you and start focusing on the things that you love, and we hope that that's what's happened with the show. 3. In episode 3, we see the harmful effects of the island yet again. How many fatalities are we looking at this season? CC: [Laughs] There are definitely some fatalities. The body count in the flaming arrow attack [in episode 2] was pretty significant. We do want to say that Rose and Bernard are probably OK, but sadly a lot of those other people have met their demise. We feel like the first couple of episodes set up the premise of this season, which is that the island is skipping through time, and then we're gonna have a lot of fun with that premise. Episode 3 is really a lot about where does that premise lead us? What happens when the island skips through time? Who do our characters run into? What are the challenges and obstacles they face? That's a good jumping off point for where this season is going.
4. Will we ever truly find out the rightful "owner" of the island? CC: It's a leasehold … it's not ownership. [Laughs] DL: [Laughs] Exactly. We'll know more about Ben and Widmore's relationship by the end of this year and, obviously, when we go into the final year of the show, even more. But I think the more interesting question to be asking is: Is the rightful leader of the island Ben or Widmore or someone else entirely? And who might that be?
5. Will it be the "owner"'s eventual destruction that ends the island's powers and its grip on the inhabitants? CC: Only if it's the dog. DL: Carlton gave it away again. CC: No, I mean, the history of the island is something we're dealing with a lot on the show this year. Ascendancy and who ruled the island when -- those are all good questions to be asking, and we are fascinated by the Widmore-Ben-John Locke power struggle that's going on, and you'll learn a lot more about that this season.
6. Widmore-Ben-Locke are like the new love triangle … but with hate. CC: Yeah, there's not a lot of love there. But speaking of love triangles, there's also that too. Actually it's a quadrangle really -- it's not just Kate, Sawyer and Jack. You've gotta add Juliet in there. DL: Sure, why not? Just throw her in the mix. [Laughs]
7. [Laughs] Well now that Sawyer and Juliet are left together on the island -- and Sawyer continues to be incredibly shirtless -- the two of them are like the new Jack and Juliet. CC: You are very perceptive. We just need a shorthand: what do you call Sawyer and Juliet together? There's Jaters [for Jack and Kate] and Skaters [for Sawyer and Kate] … DL: Ooh! Julers. CC: Julers. That's pretty good. That was just here on AOL TV.
8. What question are you hoping to hold off on answering for as long as possible? DL: That's tough because if we say the question that you're watching for, you're gonna get very frustrated with us. But obviously the big question on the show is: Why these people? Why were they brought to the island? What is their grand purpose? You'll have more of a sense of it by the end of season 5, but season 6 is really sort of where we begin to reveal what the grand design of all of this is. CC: I personally just want to know more about Miles. I find Miles pretty interesting. I hope somebody will give me some answers about who Miles is. DL: Yeah, he's been kind of maintaining a low profile. I'd like to know why he's so curmudgeonly or why he can speak to the dead.
9. Jorge Garcia recently slipped about a new piece of wardrobe that everyone will be wearing, and it sounds a lot like hazmat suits or Dharma jumpsuits. Care to comment? CC: He is so fired! [Laughs] He's gone. That's it. It's all your fault. DL: [Laughs] We are now forced to reveal the explanation for that: There is a skinny dipping episode, and Jorge is a part of that episode. When they get out of the water, they learn that someone has made off with their clothes, so they have to go to the Arrow, an old Dharma station, and they find a store of both jumpsuits and hazmat suits, which they will be wearing for the remainder of the season.
10. He did say there was talk of who was going commando in theirs … DL: Why are we not in that interview? Why are we in this interview? Why [is it] when Carlton and I are talking about commando, it involves guns and camouflage? [Laughs] CC: [Laughs] DL: Well, we're not wearing pants right now, you should probably know. 11. Is it safe to assume that you've already set a roadmap through these final 34 hours? CC: A lot of the big cities that we're visiting on the proverbial roadmap are all planned. The road between the cities … that's an episode-by-episode journey. We really enjoy the fact that we give ourselves the latitude to explore things. I mean, if there's a really great relationship that pops up -- the romantic quadrangle, for instance -- hey, we'd like to have a chance to write to that. But we do know where we're going, and we just give ourselves a little bit of latitude in terms of how fast we get to each of the bus stops on our route.
''I felt just the same,'' said Edmund in a breathless voice. ''As if I were being dragged along. A most frightful pulling — ugh! It's beginning again!... All catch hands and keep together! This is magic — I can tell by the feeling. Quick!''
THE TEASE! Why the road back to the Island begins with ''316''
Lost producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse have often cited The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis' beloved fantasy series, as a major creative touchstone for their own fantastical epic. (The proof: Charlotte Staples Lewis = Clive Staples Lewis). The above citation comes from Prince Caspian, Lewis' sequel to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, in which the four Pevensie siblings return to the enchanted realm of Narnia...many, many years in the future, and via a mysterious island dotted with crumbling ruins, no less. And while Edmund's terrified alarm conjures images of Smokey dragging Montand the Frenchie into the Temple's basement (Rip! Splooge! Awesome!), young Master Ed here is actually describing the sensation of being abruptly yanked back to fantasyland. In fact, his words evoke for me the sound effect of Lost's time flashes. Listen as you watch the following clip from ''The Little Prince'': Doesn't it sound like the castaways are literally being stretched from one point in time to another? (Feel free to zip to the 1:39 mark to get to the point.)
Tonight's Lost is entitled ''316.'' If you've seen the promos or read EW's recent cover story about the show, then maybe I'm not giving away too much when I say that tonight, some or all of the Oceanic 6 pull a Prince Caspian and officially start their journey back to the Island. Or, put another way, ''316'' is the dedication page to a whole new chapter in the veritable Chronicles of Lost. And if you go to your local bookstore today and buy HarperCollins' 2001 single-volume compendium of all seven Narnia novels, you know what you'll find on page 316? That's right: The dedication page to Prince Caspian. Go ahead. Take a look.
Yes, I know: PSYCHOPOMP!
LET HIM EAT PERFUMED CROW! Atoning for my Turkish Delight debacle Last week, in the TV Watch recap of ''This Place Is Death,'' I made the claim that Turkish Delight — the allegedly yummy treat that the White Witch uses to tempt Edmund in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe — is made of chocolate. But it turns out that I was, like, totally wrong! According to reader Kate Halleron of Newport, Ore.,: ''Turkish Delight contains no chocolate. Turkish Delight itself is made from sugar and rosewater. Tastes like perfume. Not too many people who didn't grow up with it are likely to acquire a taste for it. Kinda like Vegemite. Or turnip greens. Or lutefisk.'' I stand corrected — and nauseated! To make up for my gaffe, I am going to make sure that in a future episode of Totally Lost, we have a scene where we prepare a tray of Turkish Delight...and I make Dan eat it.
So, to atone for my Turkish Delight error, I'm going to give you three new provocative and timely Lost/Narnia connections — one of which serves as a BONUS TEASE for tonight's episode.
DEATHWATER ISLAND From the book Voyage of the Dawn Treader After successfully surviving a tempest-like storm, Edmund, Lucy, and King Caspian discover yet another mysterious Narnia island that's home to a dormant volcano and a once-glorious civilization that has fallen into ruin. The island seems to be imbued with great power — its waters can turn anything into gold. But Caspian gets greedy. He wants to exploit this alchemical magic to bolster his royal power. To that end, he demands that Edmund and Lucy keep the island a secret. Edmund refuses, but his motivations aren't wholly virtuous, either: He just resents Caspian trying to pull rank on him, ''one of the four ancient sovereigns of Narnia.'' Lucy gets pissy and tells them both to get over their bad selves — ''You're all such swaggering, bullying idiots!'' — when suddenly a deus ex machina vision of God-like Aslan spanks them into moral submission and wipes their memories of the episode. All that remains is the fuzzy recollection that the island should be avoided at all costs. ''This is a place with a curse on it,'' says the valiant rat Reepicheep. ''And if I might have the honour of naming this island, I should call it Deathwater.''
LINK TO LOST: A pact to keep the island a secret? Sounds like ''The Lie.'' ''The Man Behind The Curtain'' revealed that the Island on Lost is home to a dormant volcano. The same episode also revealed that Dharma was engaged in ''gemology,'' suggesting that the Island is rich with precious minerals. It also should be noted that in the episode ''The Other Woman'' we learn that the function of the Dharma station known as the Tempest was to manufacture cyanide gas. Cyanide is an essential ingredient in extracting gold from ore and refining other rocks and minerals into valuable gems. (''Chemical weapons facility'' my ass. I am utterly convinced that Dharma was there to rape the Island of all its natural riches.) ''The Shape of Things To Come'' depicted Ben and Charles Widmore as bullies and would-be Island sovereigns locked in a battle over control of the Island. ''This Place Is Death'' reminded us that the Island has its own ancient civilization, and it also had Charlotte — Lost's proverbial Lucy — pulling from a fuzzy memory that ''This place is death!'' LOST/NARNIA CONNECTIONS (cont.)
THE YELLOW RINGS From the book The Magician's Nephew In this mythology-revealing installment, the book's child heroes find a pair of matching magical yellow rings in an ancient box from Atlantis. The kids think that the rings give them the power to transport themselves to Narnia — and they do. But the story reveals that the rings belong to Narnia, and because they do, they want to return there.
LINK TO LOST: Thematically, the off-Island castaways are like the rings, wanting/needing to be returned. In ''This Place Is Death,'' Sun received a gold band — Jin's wedding ring — which inspired/compelled her to return to the Island.
THE LAMP-POST From the books The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and The Magician's Nephew (SPOILER ALERT!) One of the most iconic landmarks in Lewis' Narnia saga, the lamp-post is an eternally lit street light located in the enchanted woods of the Lantern Wastes. After Lucy pushes her way through the wardrobe closet that leads into the Lantern Wastes, the lamp-post is the first marker she encounters. It literally lights her way into Narnia.
LINK TO LOST: As you will learn tonight — unless you've already had this spoiled for you in the teaser clip ABC has posted online — ''The Lamp-Post'' is the name of an off-Island Dharma station that the weird science enclave used to find the Island. It is certainly located in an unlikely place — you know it better as the computer lab underneath Ms. Hawking's church.
LOST MADE SIMPLE (HA!) Assuming John Locke's axle-fixing crank on the frozen donkey wheel actually worked, ''This Place Is Death'' brought to an end — for now, at least — the castaway time-flashing story. However, I can tell you it will take about two episodes to dramatize the fall-out (so to speak) of Locke's actions. Last week, I tried to sort through Lost's depiction of time travel, but my analysis didn't take into account the events of ''No Place Like Death.'' For a more up-to-date (and more learned) assessment, check out Popular Mechanics, which has started a fun and very accessible blog critiquing the science of Lost and other prominent sci-fi stories. READER MAIL! ''You were remiss when you stated that C.S. Lewis' first Chronicles of Narnia book was The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. It was actually a book called The Magician's Nephew. It tells of the creation of Narnia, the origin of the Witch, why the wardrobe is magical, the significance of the lamp post, etc. You should check it out it's an easy read and it may have ties to Lost that you can fish out.'' —Sean Ahern, Jacksonville, Fla.
Did I jump the Dharma shark on my Narnia references last week or what?! However, this mistake isn't as egregious as my Turkish Delight screw-up. The Magician's Nephew is indeed considered by Narniaphiles as the first installment in the Chronicles — but it was actually the sixth book published. Still, I know enough about Narnia to know that these matters are of weighty importance to... uh... those for whom these matters are weighty. To atone for THIS mistake, I offer all of you TWO MORE Narnia tidbits that overlap with tonight's episode.
1) Tonight's episode features a magician. 2) Tonight's episode also features Jill the Butcher, the off-Island Other who has been keeping Locke on ice for Ben. As it happens, there is a famous Jill in the Chronicles, too: Jill Pole is the headstrong heroine of The Silver Chair and The Last Battle. Like many of Lost's Others, Ms. Pole is very adept with a bow and arrow. More fun facts about Jill Pole that have intriguing Lost resonance: Jill attended a cruel, weird boarding school known as the Experiment House, whose name gives me a Dharma/Room 23 vibe. Also, just seconds before she was transported to Narnia for The Last Battle, Jill and her friend Eustace were traveling in a train when there was a ''jerk and a noise,'' and then — FLASH! — they were suddenly in Narnia. The big revelation at the end of The Last Battle — Spoiler Alert! — was that the ''jerk and a noise'' was actually a train derailment. Like the castaways of Lost, Jill had been brought back to Narnia via disaster. ''I think your theory that Faraday didn't remember Desmond until Desmond actually went and met him is correct. However, why did Charlotte remember Faraday telling her she would die on the island? The event had not yet happened for Faraday — but Charlotte still remembered it. Was she mistaken and it wasn't actually Faraday!?'' — Amanda in Austin Amanda has definitely found a provocative flaw in my theory. And she may have also found a neat way to bail me out! But here's another caveat: Charlotte was ''recovering'' this memory amid special circumstances — her mind was madly shifting from one point in time to another due to the time travel disease — and so, perhaps, the normal rules don't apply.
READER MAIL (cont.) ''What is up with Locke getting things jabbed/stabbed/shot through his legs? Is this some Island blackmail? 'I gave you back your legs, now do what I say or I'll take them back! And here's a sharp stick through your knee just to remind you!' What do you think?'' —Danielle in Cincinnati (P.S. If I pretend my last name is Rousseau, will you answer me?)
First of all, I like your Island blackmail theory. Such a gangsta, this Island is. (Hey! Did John Locke do a Godfather impression in Lost's pilot? You know: the creepy orange peel smile?) But here's another thought that comes to mind, specific to what we saw in last week's episode and the theme of this week's column. Since we saw Locke turn the frozen donkey wheel, we now know that he will be leaving the Island. I am reminded that in most fantasy literature — specifically, The Chronicles of Narnia — you don't really get to keep what you gained in fantasyland, beyond memories or learning. The kids in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe all grew up and grew strong while they were in Narnia... but when they went back to ''the real world,'' they physically reverted back to being the kids that they were right before they left. Ergo, in ''This Place Is Death,'' because John had to go back to ''the real world,'' he had to surrender what he physically gained: His legs.
But your question was more about the recurring motif of Locke's legs being busted. It's interesting to note that Locke loses his legs whenever he gets put on a new path — and, perhaps, sometimes as a karmic scolding for deviating from the path he's supposed to be on. Locke succumbed to the temptation of chasing after his cruel, criminal father — and he got tossed out a window. Locke got caught up in the Hatch's weird drama — and he got his legs crushed under the Blast Door. What happened right before Alpert gave him his mission to bring the Oceanic 6 back to the Island? That's right: shot in the leg by Ethan. Every time Locke's hero's journey gets rebooted, he's delivered back to a square one: Busted legs. But then he takes the leap of faith, and he's healed anew.
It's virtually impossible to tell whether Lost's Ben Linus is a good guy or a bad guy. As much as we keep churning out the theories, TVGuide.com turned to Michael Emerson himself for his thoughts on Ben's upcoming storylines. How much of Ben's past will we see during the time jumps? Will we ever meet Annie? Have we already? TVGuide.com: Has Ben's revenge mission against Charles Widmore been trumped by the getting the Oceanic 6 to return to the island? Michael Emerson: I think Ben has not forgotten what Charles Widmore has done to him, and I think he's going to try to take care of that business at the same time as he's taking care of the larger mission. TVGuide.com: With all this time jumping happening on the island, will we see young Ben again? Emerson: Yes. In fact, now that we are sort of ping-ponging around in the time-space continuum, all those backstories are re-emerging in more important ways. And the characters are, to some extent, going to be recontextualized. I know Ben is. You're going to learn things about him that either mitigate or intensify some of the judgments you've made about him.
TVGuide.com: It's pretty hard to tell if he's good or bad on any given day. Emerson: I think they mean you to be right there and not know. You may leave the series at the final conclusion still not knowing if he's good or bad.
TVGuide.com: Did Ben's little girlfriend Annie die in The Purge? Emerson: We don't know. That's still up in the air, but I'm guessing that's one of the most burning questions of the backstory that I'm sure will be dealt with. We have so much bouncing around in time and space to do this season it will make you dizzy. It's also going to provide some thrills and chills. [Laughs]
TVGuide.com: So you think Annie will pop back into the picture? Emerson: Yeah, I think so. In fact, I may go so far as to say we may already know Annie. Have you considered that? I'm not speaking from knowledge of a script because that's not a thing that has been written, but stranger things have happened on the show. Everyone is more connected then they ever thought, and it's often by blood. TVGuide: Maybe Ben has unknown relatives on the island as well? Emerson: That's a good one. Or it could be a deal where maybe some people never escaped a time or place. Or maybe some people are no longer in control of the when of their lives. Our writers are smart sci-fi guys and they're going to push the envelope.
TVGuide.com: How about revisiting that crush Ben had on Juliet? Emerson: I think it must be explained, or its end must be explained — the end of those feelings. You might want to put that in the file labeled "Stuff Ben Doesn't Have Time to Think About But May Be Able to Further Down the Line." I suppose it's possible, though, that the writers have made us understand that Juliet made her feelings too clear to Ben and the world, and he's moved on. TVGuide.com: How often have your scenes crossed with Fionnula Flanagan's Eloise Hawking? Emerson: Well you haven't seen it yet, but I've worked with her a lot. One of the tributes to the genius of our writers is they will introduce a character like Eloise Hawking in a one-off kind of deal and we all think, "Oh, that was an interesting side journey that we could have gone on and didn't." But the writers haven't forgotten about it. They've brought it back around so it dovetails neatly with what's going on. TVGuide.com: Can you give us any idea on when or how we'll next see Jacob? Emerson: Jacob seems to have fallen away from our consciousness. The show is so much more wrapped up in intermediary leader figures. There seems to be a whole raft of people Ben must answer to, but they're not as high up as Jacob. Jacob seems to have receded into the mist again — sort of mysterious and godlike. He continues to be much talked about, and ultimately is the force behind the island. And the island is changing. We thought of it as a rock in the water, but now it appears to be more of a movable organism now. So to be in charge of such a thing — what does that mean? These are questions I ask myself.
TVGuide.com: Do you ever find yourself just reeling after reading a script? Emerson: I have read a couple of scenes in the middle part of the season where I've dropped the script while reading it, or I stood up and said, "Oh my God, they can't do that, can they?" And they can. They can do whatever they want. There are a couple of things that will just make your hair stand on end. People across the country are going to jump up off their sofas and scream, "No! No way!" I just love it. [Laughs]
Lost! Can you give us a Juliet spoiler please? -Mina I'm actually hoping to get an interview with Elizabeth Mitchell pretty soon, so if you've got specific questions for her, please email me at email@example.com
SAWYER CONCOCTS A LIE WITH SOME OF THE OTHER SURVIVORS, ON ABC'S "LOST"
"LaFleur" - Sawyer perpetuates a lie with some of the other island survivors in order to protect themselves from mistakes of the past, on "Lost," WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Note: This program will repeat Wed., March 11 from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET.
"Lost" stars Naveen Andrews as Sayid, Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond, Jeremy Davies as Daniel Faraday, Michael Emerson as Ben, Matthew Fox as Jack, Jorge Garcia as Hurley, Josh Holloway as Sawyer, Daniel Dae Kim as Jin, Yunjin Kim as Sun, Ken Leung as Miles, Evangeline Lilly as Kate, Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet and Terry O'Quinn as Locke.
Guest starring are Nestor Carbonell as Richard Alpert, Doug Hutchison as Horace Goodspeed, Reiko Aylesworth as Amy, Christopher Jaymes as doctor, Kevin Rankin as Jerry, Patrick Fischler as Phil, Molly McGivern as Rosie, Carla Buscaglia as Heather and John Skinner as Other #1.
"LaFleur" was written by Elizabeth Sarnoff & Kyle Pennington and directed by Mark Goldman.
To celebrate, we're spending a little heart-to-heart time with a couple you might not even know are married in real life: Michael Emerson (Benjamin Linus on Lost) and Carrie Preston (redheaded waitress and serial killer bride Arlene on True Blood). They had me over to their brand-new L.A. house for chocolate and cookies and scoop...my three favorite things!
Plus, because it's the day of love, I'm bringing you scoop on the rest of your favorite TV couples, including Gossip Girl, Chuck, How I Met Your Mother, Fringe, The Office and Brothers & Sisters.
Also, we need to clear something up! When I called Lost's Benjamin Linus a "conniving son of a Michael Emerson's wife in real life" in the most recent Lost Redux, I was not trying to call his lovely wife Carrie Preston any sort of bad name. Carrie actually played Ben's mother on Lost, see, so that's what this crazy, hormone-riddled noggin' was trying to say.
In fact, you should know, Carrie and Michael are just about the sweetest people you could meet—and he is decidedly nothing like Ben/Henry in real life! Not only did he and Carrie send me a sweet baby gift after the interview (seriously, who does that?), I just spotted him yesterday walking toward his house with a pretty bouquet of flowers.
And you ladies thought Jack and Sawyer were Lost's greatest catches. Pshaw.
One of my friend told me i should change so i searched an idea and i thought one of last spoilers told me not all o6 will come back on the island so what is your opinion about it ? for me it will be aaron :(
Editor's note: If you are planning to view Wednesday night's episode of "Lost," stop reading.
Excerpts of a question-and-answer session with Rebecca Mader, who plays Charlotte Staples Lewis on ABC's "Lost." How did the producers break it to you that Charlotte was going to die? I've known since June of '08, because that's when we negotiate contracts between seasons. Originally when I started on the show in August 2007, I was only supposed to do eight episodes. I ended up doing 20. I was on the show a lot longer than I thought I was going to be. A lot of it has to do with the writers strike. Less episodes in Season 4 meant back stories were compromised for the new people. I think that's why my character carried into Season 5.
And how did you take it? I was disappointed when I found out. When I got to the end of Season 4 and found out Charlotte had been born on the island, that was huge. So when I found out I was leaving, I was disappointed. Like all things, it's for the best.
How much did they tell you about Charlotte initially? When I first got the job, I was told nothing about my character. She's an anthropologist and she's tough; she's a female Indiana Jones. That's what I went into the show knowing. That's all I knew all of Season 4, until the very end, when I learned I was originally from the island. I was on a break reading my script, and I said, "Bloody hell!"
It seems like the actors spend a lot of time just walking across the island. True? [Lots of laughter] Traipsing. It's a lot of traipsing. You have to do it a lot of times. First you walk up the hill, then you go down the hill, then you go back up the hill. By the end of the day, you don't want to be on the hill anymore.
So many people who "die" on the show keep showing up. What's your sense of how likely you are to return? I may end up coming back in Season 6. Some people say, "You'll be back!" If I'm not, never mind. If they turn around and ask me to come back, I'd be happy to do it.
Fans spend so much time obsessing over the clues on this show. How much time do the actors who make the show spend thinking over the creation of those clues? [Laughter] I have to be careful how I answer this. I think they're more concerned by what's for lunch.
my word about it, i'm sad charlotte is dead i really liked her character and i'm sure there is mystery about her life on the island, maybe later in season dan will meet cute little charlotte and he'll say she can't come back BUT as danny boy said himself, what happened, happened :(
very great egg easter here, does it mean o6 will be back on the island with ajira ? or it's nothing ? for me i guess it mean o6 will be back on the island with ajira and the clue was in the last episode with the bottle sawyer found ! source :www.insidetheexperience.com
Lost’s loveable villain on the US Airways crash, his eerie Ben voice, and why he and John Locke should land on 30 Rock.
Is the fifth season of Lost trending more towards action and adventure on the island?
Yeah, even more than you’ve seen so far. It is action-packed. Sometimes you read a script and you think “No way, no way can we film this in ten days—how are we going to get this done?” They are explosions and special effects, gun play and fights, and [we crash] every kind of vehicle imaginable. There is falling through time, falling through space, [even] falling underground.
Any chance the suspended hydrogen bomb will make a return appearance later in the season? Well, we’re going to have to resolve that somehow. Or did they already time travel out of there? [The time travel] is completely unpredictable. That was a great moment when John Locke turned to him and said, “Widmore—Charles Widmore?” He says, “What of it?” And John says…“Nice to meet you.” [Laughs] Fantastic! The idea of it, to be flying around time and space, and yet to be able to keep what you already know…
Sun believes her husband Jin is dead, and blames your character. How much of an actual threat does she pose to Ben? She poses a terrific physical threat in the moment, but in terms of being able to derail the master plan [of returning to the island], I think he’s going to find a way to turn [Sun] around. He has to.
While Oceanic Six plan their return to the island, Ben’s become quite the fashion plate on the mainland. He’s looking good, right? I mean it’s not going to last forever but it has been a pleasure to do those post-island scenes. He gets to look a little sharper, gets his hair done, he’s not covered in bruises and blood and jungle dirt. It’s a pleasure, since I’m not in the makeup chair as long.
Why would he ever want to go back then? Yeah, right. Except [segues into his signature Ben Linus tone] he does, he has to.
Do you think Ben is aware or conscious at all of the whole Kate-Sawyer-Jack-Juliet love quadrangle?
Ben is keenly aware of everything that goes on around him that is of a psychological nature. He’s already made mental notes, made computations, and played out a variety of fictitious scenarios based on that information and [is] seeing how it can be used to good effect. So, yes, we will visit that theme at some point.
And every episode, every season, is plotted out by the creators in advance? They have a master plan. To those people who say, “Well I haven’t really enjoyed the show since season one because it’s too complicated,” I just want to [tell them] “You never were into the show that they wrote, then, because this was where it was always going.” We were never going to be romantic Robinson Crusoe; it was this whole other thing.
When the US Airways flight crashed it was surreal seeing the survivors received much in the same way the Oceanic Six were on the show. Was it strange for you to view that a week before your premiere? Anything that has to do with air travel and air tragedy is of interest to me. In this case, not least of which, it crash landed in the Hudson River right at the end of my street. Had I been home on that day and standing outside my building, I could’ve watched it.
After Lost ends its runs in 2010, does working on another television show interest you or will you hightail it back to the theater? Possibly, theater is what I’m most anxious to get back to. I don’t want to [be away from theater] too long as I don’t want to forget how to do it.
You met your wife, actress Carrie Preston, while performing in Hamlet years ago. She’s now in True Blood on HBO—how would you imagine an alternative HBO version of Lost? Would Ben act even more villainous? I think Ben would be the character that would change the least if the show went to HBO. I think his mode of expression, his way of articulating himself is already sort of fully realized, it doesn’t miss a level of profanity that you might get [on HBO]. A bunch of characters would benefit—Sawyer would finally be able to cuss the way he wants to if the show was on HBO, and the sex would be a larger element and more graphically presented.
Does life ever start imitating Lost and vice versa? Are there any moments that were particularly strange or fortuitous, where something in your real life reminded you of the show? There’s another excellent question I don’t have a ready answer for… People assume I’m more like Ben than I actually am, or they’re especially formal or standoffish with me because they think Ben is going to bite them on the hand.
You have an interest in comedy, yet keep getting pegged as these villainous characters. On what kind of sitcom would you like to guest star? I think Ben and John Locke [from Lost] should be roommates in Brooklyn. And then just have wacky adventures.
Well, sweeps month is coming up, so they could do a crossover appearance and just drop in on Ugly Betty in New York. Take that idea that they are freely bouncing around the time-space continuum and have them plop down randomly in the middle of different shows. Some shows [our characters] would fit in neatly, like Battlestar Galactica, and other shows we would be so out of place. Like 30 Rock—how jarring would that be?
Lost’s seductive doctor diagnoses her character’s blood lust, blossoming affair with Sawyer—and her singing duel with Ben.
Your storyline is ramping up—you had a nosebleed caused by all of the flashbacks and flash-forwards. The island is hopping through time and messing you all up.
Yeah, how cool was that? I was watching it with a girlfriend of mine, and my nose started to bleed [on screen] and she leaned over, hit me and said “No! No, you can’t die!” I said, “Don’t worry, she just said had a nosebleed.” She said, “Yeah that means she’s gonna die!” [Laughs] What can you say, Juliet’s sick...
It’s been implied that the character of Charlotte, who is also suffering from side effects, was born on the island. Could Juliet have been on the island before Richard Alpert recruited her? I have no idea, that’s an awesome thought I haven’t heard before. Juliet was on the island for three years before the plane crash, so it may just be that, or it may be that she was actually from there. We don’t actually know anything about her parents.
Will the show delve deeper into her backstory this season? I think they like to keep her fairly mysterious, that way she can be cool and conniving, and yet warm and patient.
How much scheming and anger is going on under the surface? Everything [on the island] has gone horribly wrong and the only way to handle it is just to stay calm and figure out what to do next. She is very much subdued but still insanely angry and hurt and broken. I think Juliet has always believed in passionless, blood full violence. [This season] she is at the center of some violence, which is nice. We get to see the stuff that’s underneath her this season, bubbling away, and it’s not particularly pretty or easy to watch. For some people that will be a nice payoff, but others might want her to stay cool.
Juliet’s been able to calm down Sawyer, who rarely listens to anyone. I’ve always enjoyed Juliet and Jack, because that’s where we started, but I was watching episode three and thought Juliet and Sawyer actually were listening to each other. I was telling him to calm down and stop yelling, because I knew his approach wasn’t going to work. But what came across was that [Juliet] was talking to a ten year old, which made me laugh, because that’s also how I talk to Jack when he’s being irrational.
Is there a future for Juliet and Sawyer? I think since they’re both broken-hearted it’s possible it could go somewhere. There’s an expression, “What doesn’t bring people together is joy, but shared pain.” That’s what bonds people together. I definitely believe they will create some sort of partnership and we’ll see where it goes from there.
Are any upcoming episodes particularly Juliet-centric? I think episode 8 (LeFleur) is particularly heavy for me, and there will be some twists and turns that make you go, “Oh, good lord!”
Are you feeling nostalgic with just over 30 episodes to air before the end? I’m trying to treasure it, if that makes any sense. I know that I’ll never meet a group of people like this again.
Would you follow [creators] Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof to other projects? I absolutely would follow them in a heartbeat. I’ve read some scripts that Damon wrote that have absolutely blown me away. His insight and the way he crafts relationships—the quips, the cleverness they come up with—is all written in there.
Will Juliet find closure on the island or elsewhere? I really don’t know, she’s never had much luck before. The more they write for her, the more fascinated I am to meet her. They’ve written this woman who is intensely brilliant, kind, and in her own way somewhat charismatic, and at the same time she has this wonderful violent streak. I think she’d be a great wife…
You and Terry [O’Quinn] could use more screen time together—maybe she and Locke can get together. I always thought Locke was much deserving of an onscreen life. Terry and I have talked about it. Juliet could possibly get together with [Daniel] Faraday, because he’s awfully cute, although he and Charlotte are very much together right now. And I happen to really like Miles a lot too—there’s years to go on the show, so you never know. She might have a little fun.
Any plans for you and your fellow Lost-aways to work on future projects together? I would love to do something on stage with Michael [Emerson], anytime, anywhere.
You’re both so experienced in theater—after Lost is off the air you could take the show to Broadway. Michael and I could have a singing duel! As long as there are a few duets in there and the lights go out on a wonderful swan song.
You two have unfinished business on the show—is he going to bust into the love quadrangle? Wouldn’t that be wonderful? I said to him, “You know the best thing would be if Juliet forgets all these guys and just ends up with Ben.” That would be the creepiest, but best thing. He’s like, [imitates Ben] “Yes, well, they’ll never do it.” Stranger things have happened.
Amy in Portland, Ore.: Is Jin really back on Lost? He really is, and Daniel Dae Kim really is still a series regular. Yay! My source tells me "He's not going anywhere," meaning, off the show. But of course, Jin is going lots of places! He's stuck a good two decades in the past right now with preggo Rousseau. Our East Coast correspondent, Breanne Heldman, met up with DDK at New York's ComicCon (lucky girl) today, and he hinted that the Rousseau storyline would last for a while, saying, "She's around, let's put it that way." And get this. When asked if Jin will learn French, Daniel said slyly, "Who's to say he doesn't already know it?" We get the feeling he may already speak it, so this could be the beginning of une belle amitié (a beautiful friendship!) for young Rousseau and Jin.
Margo in Acton, Mass.: Will Jin and Sun reunite? "Definitely," a source close to the show tells me. "And it may be sooner than you think." DDK says: "That, I think, you'll be surprised if and when you see it." I'm expecting lots of tears—onscreen and off (i.e. mine).
DapperGirl in Atlanta: Lost! Lance Reddick (now on Fringe) tells us he's coming back to Lost in the Feb. 25 episode. So get ready for more Matthew Abaddon freakiness! Max in Syracuse, N.Y.: On Lost, is it just me or does it seem like Charlotte and Daniel knew each other before they got on the Island? Ding, ding! I think you're on to something. Here's what Rebecca Mader herself told me on their relationship: "They must have a history. Because it's like they just got to this island and all of a sudden they appear to have—he apparently loves her, he's in love with her, which is huge." Hopefully we'll find out about it soon since someone is kicking the bucket this week, and it very well could be Charlotte.
Mary in Miami: Will Charlotte die? Rebecca Mader told me she's safe for now, but the emphasis was a bit too strong on the "for now" for my liking, and I'm hearing she may have been released from the show at some point to shoot a movie with George Clooney. (Yeah, we shouldn't feel too sorry for her if that's the case, but I personally hope she's sticking around!) source :kristin eonline
It was the sigh of relief heard 'round the “Lost” universe: Jin is alive! He's alive!
When “Lost” viewers last saw Daniel Dae Kim’s Jin, he was standing on a freighter that exploded, as his wife, Sun, watched from a helicopter. Viewers immediately related to Sun's hysterical reaction, delivered by Yunjin Kim. Certainly, Jin would not have been the first "Lost" character to be mourned by fans. But Jin and Sun, the Korean couple who were about to become parents, seem to have touched Losties in a way that made it impossible to begin the grieving process. The producers assured fans last season that Jin would be seen again -- in life or death. (That's just the way "Lost" rolls.) But those promises didn't go far enough because fans wanted a Jin-Sun reunion.
Nine months later -- in viewer time -- it was revealed Wednesday that Jin survived the explosion, prompting the "Lost" cult to immediately light up message boards and forums with their joy.
"It's nice to be missed," Kim laughed Thursday morning during a telephone interview. "I'm glad they introduced me at the end of an episode like that because it sets up the following episode. It's a nice little teaser."
And what an ending it was. Not only did viewers learn that Jin survived the explosion but also that he's been floating at sea for some time. (We won't even try to guess for how long.)
On other shows, that would be dramatic enough. But no, "Lost" took it one step further by having the English-challenged Jin being rescued by French madwoman Danielle Rousseau, who died last season. This was possible because the rescue occurred in 1988 when the pregnant Rousseau herself was stranded on the island with her science team.
That means Jin is not only struggling with sunburn, dehydration and injuries but has to communicate in 1988 in broken English with a foreigner he originally met in 2004.
Danielle Rousseau"I think that's hilarious," Kim said. "It's bad enough that he's got one language barrier, but now he's got two." "
Next week, Kim said, viewers will know exactly what happened to Jin after the freighter exploded and the island moved, causing its inhabitants to time travel.
"What everyone has been experiencing together jumping back and forth through time, Jin has been experiencing on his own," Kim said. "We're going to find out exactly what he's been doing."
Kim and the producers won't say if or when a Jin-Sun reunion occurs, wrote executive producer Carlton Cuse in an e-mail to The Times.
"Obviously now that we know that Jin is alive, he is very anxious to find out what happened to Sun and he wants to find her -- just as she wants to find him," Cuse wrote. "What happens? We don't want to spoil that for you." source :www.latimes.com