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ABC releases updated Lost cast pic

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Mar 23rd 2009 4:36PM

Lost - Season 5 Cast Photo v2.0
Am I crazy, or is this the first time they've ever done this for Lost?!? Nine episodes into the show's fifth season and ABC has released an updated cast photo. The only cast member killed off so far this season is Rebecca Mader's Charlotte (she finally succumbed to time-travelitis four episodes back in "This Place is Death") and as such, she's the only one omitted from the new photo while Daniel Dae Kim, who was MIA at the beginning of the season, has been added. I'm as big a Lost fanatic as the next guy and I love new stuff like this to analyze the hell out of, but was this really necessary?

Yes, I realize everyone pictured above, save for Desmond, is back on the island and the cityscape from the original pic doesn't really apply any more, but still... what's the significance of creating a new photo when only one very minor character has died? If Jack had died in the Ajira 316 crash - OK, then I'd feel good about a new photo. His death would justify it. Charlotte's doesn't. I don't think Jin's reappearance does either.

Which makes me wonder if there's something special about this new photo. The original photo had lots of little things to pick up on (all the DHARMA trash, Faraday's missing left foot) but I'm not seeing too much in the new one. Faraday has his foot back, there's still some trash, and Ben is sitting on a bed. Nothing really jumps out at me.

Who's got theories?

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Jeff

Since their is speculation that a main character is going to die in the finale,and their giving clues, maybe they are saying that Hurley and Sawyer is the one to go since he is wearing a RED SHIRT, maybe their saying that both will die, seems reasonable.

April 17 2009 at 4:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brea

It might have something to do with the fact that Daniel's left foot is totally missing in the first photo from this season...
And Sayid looks really out of place.
http://www.gearcritech.com/images2/2008.12/update03_LostS5Cast.jpg

April 01 2009 at 1:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
PBMom

I think the number of people in the photo is significant (similar to Battlestar Galactica's Last Supper photo). Count them - 12. Religious reference perhaps?

March 28 2009 at 1:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
roadi

They released updated cast-pictures all the time. There were two versions of the season 2 cast-pictures for example. The first batch was with Maggie Grace in it, but later she was removed and the new characters (Mr. Eko and Libby) were photoshoped into the pictures. (i.e.: Everyone standing in the water and the other picture with the whole cast on a rock. Maggie Grace was originally in these pictures.) In season three, the pictures didn't feature Juliet, later on, she was added. And finally, there was season four. There are cast-pictures with and without Harold Perrineau (Michael).

March 25 2009 at 11:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jbdean

Yes! The new pix is necessary. It gives us one more gorgeous shot of Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond)!! :D

March 25 2009 at 8:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Stefan

This looks like a fan-made poster or something. The cast pictures are old and simply fotoshopped in a cool background. It doesn't look like an official Lost promo poster at all.

March 25 2009 at 7:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
YouFaceTheTick

10 seasons in and they've lost maybe two or three of the original cast members. Sad. Hate when writers don't have the guts to remove characters.

March 24 2009 at 8:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kris

"only one very minor character has died"
Well, she was billed as a series regular this season.

Anyway, biggest I could find:
http://i.iimmgg.com/images/gr/11506430b83e091d94d97755e2240aa4.jpg

looks like The Temple behind Miles.

March 24 2009 at 2:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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jbdean

Link doesn't work. Hot linking not allowed. But thanks for trying.

March 25 2009 at 8:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Andrew

here's a link to the full size 1080p pic

http://www.gearcritech.com/images2/2008.12/update03_LostS5Cast.jpg

roughly 1.7mb

March 24 2009 at 12:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Joe

The pictures being posted are not the one in the original post. That picture still has charlotte.

March 24 2009 at 1:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Picviewer

Just realized what they are doing releasing these, DC comics did the similar setup with their 52 or Countdown year long mini-series if I'm thinking right. Showed the major players in positions with certain little changes or easter eggs to tell their fate at the end. Based on the position of the characters in relation to each other, the type of ground they were on etc.. little things like that.

March 24 2009 at 12:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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