Lost audio podcast recap: February 19, 2008
After a long absence, Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof are back with their first Lost podcast of Season Four. The show's executive producers rehashed "The Economist," answered fan questions, and previewed "Eggtown." Cuse and Lindelof will try to do a regular weekly podcast, but said that there may be fewer podcasts once production on the final five episodes gets busier. Here's a recap:
- Although there is a theory going around that Kate is living under an assumed name and isn't one of the Oceanic Six, Lindelof and Cuse confirmed that she is, in fact, one of the Six.
- We will learn the identity of the other two members of the Oceanic Six relatively soon, well before the season finale.
Carlton Cuse has a fictional crush on Rose.
- The deck collapse that caused Hurley's mental breakdown will not be revisited.
- Cynthia Watros, who played Libby, will appear on the show later this season. That episode will not explain why she was in the Santa Rosa Mental Health Institute during one of Hurley's flashbacks.
- Any similarity between the strange beings on the island (the smoke monster and the Hurley-bird) and Hindu gods is merely a coincidence.
- Damon Lindelof gave two possible explanations for the DHARMA polar bear skeleton's presence in Tunisia: either the bear was shipped to Africa and died, or the island has special properties that make it possible for things on the island to be transported off the island.
- With regard to Faraday's experiment in "The Economist": a time shift/fluctuation occurred during the rocket's journey from the freighter to the island.
- Fans who want to further explore the polar bear question should watch the DHARMA Orchid station training film (see below).
- Jeff Fahey's guest star status is not necessarily an indication that his character is in danger of being killed.
- The cow that Frank saw in "Confirmed Dead" is Svetlana, Mikhail's cow from "Enter 77."
- The connection between Charlotte and C.S. Lewis was intentional. There are themes in The Chronicles of Narnia that pertain to Lost.
- According to Damon Lindelof, "Eggtown" has a "killer ending."
Be sure to check back after "Eggtown" for another podcast recap! The DHARMA Orchid video is below. (Update: Sorry, it was taken down from YouTube)