Elizabeth Mitchell Promises She's Coming Back to Lost—Perhaps for Kissing and Coffee With Sawyer?
Whoever invented Elizabeth Mitchell should get a medal, because they did a good, good thing. We just caught up with the adorable Ms. Mitchell for a quick debrief on Juliet's demise last night on Lost, and we learned why that agonizing death scene is not the last we'll see of the good Dr. Burke after all.
Read on for our interview, where Elizabeth confirms your fan theories about what Juliet knew at the end and why, plus how she and Josh Holloway fell for each other as friends offscreen while their characters were in love onscreen, and whom she thinks Sawyer should be with in the end...
How did you feel about Juliet being in so much pain for so long—first the finale and now this—and you not being able to talk about it at all for months? I feel really bad for Juliet all the time. I feel like, you know, karmically, maybe she's due, because when she was a prisoner, instead of being morally upright, she was Ben's (Michael Emerson) little henchman. But oh, she really has redeemed herself, so I feel like she's deserving of a lovely end. We'll see what happens. We've got another reality going on, and I'm sure she's probably tortured herself in that one, too, but hopefully in that reality we will get to see her happy and vibrant and excited. That to me, would be fun.
What do you think of the fan theory that Juliet was talking about a coffee date and knew that the bomb worked because she was flashing to another timeline where she was with Sawyer? That's what I keep thinking! And I keep thinking that's why she wasn't so sad about it. She was sad for him. My feeling is she was already in a different place that was a lot happier—maybe she was in heaven, I don't know! But I like to think that she was in another place after the bomb went off—however it was that reality split—and for some reason, because she was dying, she was able to see both worlds. However, that's my own nerdy thoughts and ideas. They haven't told me a darn thing. They're gonna send me scripts in like a week or two. I will know more.
So you will be back on Lost one more time. Yay! Are you able to say exactly what episode? I'm not entirely sure that they want me to say, but I know it's toward the end. I wish I could tell you, you know I wish I could.