Lots of familiar faces promised for final season of Lost
by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 25th 2009 9:28PM
Juliet will be there. Faraday will be, too. "You'll be seeing many characters you haven't seen since the first season," said executive producer Damon Lindelof at the Lost Comic-Con panel. But what the hell does that mean?
They showed the crowd a fake America's Most Wanted on Kate Austen, as well as a commercial with Hurley promoting Mr. Cluck's fast food chain. This lead to Jorge Garcia (Hurley) asking the panel, from the audience, if those clips meant that Jack's stunt at the end of season five worked. Since they wouldn't say if Jack and Juliet were able to reset time, it was hard to tease anything. But that didn't mean we weren't offered some tantalizing Lost morsels to confuse us even more.
How is it that Faraday will be appearing? If Juliet is there, does she then survive. If time is reset, maybe that means something is wrong in the new timeline? Sure, you could just figure we're talking more flashbacks for these appearances of dead characters and others we haven't seen since season one, but it just didn't feel like that's what Lindelof and fellow executive producer Carton Cuse were trying to say.
We will, speaking of flasbacks, get Richard Alpert's back-story. This one I'm glad they waited until the final season. He's such a rich and mysterious character, to pull the curtain too soon would have ruined much of his mystique. Other than Claire being a secret word that led to a prize, there was no word on Aaron's missing mother except to say that at no point did Jacob appear as Claire to any of the characters.
Lindelof and Cuse promised a different approach to flashbacks for the final season, but did not clarify. They also indicated that the feel of the show will be more similar to the first season, which saw the cast running around in the jungle and getting to know one another. It also means very little, if any, Dharma Initiative.
But what does it all mean? I think, as I said before, that the reset works only maybe it wasn't supposed to. Or it works but something else starts to go wrong. Maybe all the characters can feel that something's wrong in their new lives? But then again, how can we evoke the jungle madness of season on if they're not on the island? Concrete jungle?
Oh who am I kidding, I don't have a freaking clue what any of it means. All I know is I want Mr. Eko to come back and maybe even Shannon and Libby. That way Sayid and Hurley can have a second chance at love and happiness. Poor guys have been getting dumped all over since the first season.