Korean was flying everywhere in both realities this week, as alpha-Sun and alpha-Jin continued their molasses-paced efforts to reunite on the island. Meanwhile, we got a hint as to what it's like to be inside alpha-Sayid right now, and it doesn't seem like a place I want to go anytime soon.
As expected, the beta-verse adventures of Sun and Jin coincided nicely with Sayid's beta-adventure, meaning that we got to see the other side of the story that led to Jin being tied to a chair in that restaurant storage room.
(S06E05) Jack took center stage this week, in more ways than one. The character of Jack has always been frustrating to me, and I've realized it's because he's so well written and well-rounded. With many of the characters, you can safely anticipate their behavior, but Jack has thrown in a few surprises along the way.
Yes, his default setting seems to be stubborn, bull-headed anger, but we see enough of the introspective and thoughtful Jack that it's frustrating to see him succumb so completely to that mule side of his personality. Through the use of the Jack story we saw in tonight's flash-sideways, we actually got to witness both versions of Jack in one episode.
With answers ranging from the numbers (which we're just beginning to scratch the surface on), to the origins of the Island, this quick video makes me love them -- and this show -- even more. Of course it always helps to hear Benjamin Linus threaten harm to the smoke monster, too.
Do you hear that sound? That's millions of 'Moonlight' fans exploding with joy that their favorite star has gotten the Steve McGarrett role. They're giddy with excitement because Alex is a star who as been searching for just the right role, just the right project, just the right hit that would keep him on the air. 'Hawaii Five-0' has a really good chance to succeed. Make that extremely good.
Now we know the answer: by bringing together some of the coolest people in television today. The latest addition? According to The Hollywood Reporter, none other than Daniel Dae Kim.
No, they're not making Steve McGarrett, the lead detective. Kim has been cast as Detective Chin Ho Kelly, the second or third guy, depending on the episode. In the original series, Kam Fong played the role, and James MacArthur as Dano was perceived more of the second guy on the team. But in today's more diverse era, Kim may have a more prominent role than Fong did.
But in an interview together, Daniel Dae Kim and Emilie de Ravin are quite coy about the final season of the show. Emilie describes Claire's return to the show as a "weird welcome back" but admits she's "having a lot of fun with the new Claire." Daniel is not as forthcoming: "I think Jin is alive at the start of season 6 -- that I can tell you."
Watch our full video interview with them before the season premiere (Tues., Feb. 2, 9PM ET on ABC) to hear a little more about their favorite moments, the reunion they'd both enjoy seeing and the dirty baby dolls and airplane parts they'd like to steal from the set.
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This week we have spoilers for: Lost's final season. (SPOILERS FOLLOW!)
It almost felt like a collective valedictory speech, as the cast was given a chance to talk about their biggest memories from six years of shooting the show in Hawaii, and EPs Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof waxed poetic over what they think the legacy of the show is going to be.
But the big takeaways? The final season is not going to answer every question surrounding the show. The story arc this year will be told in a way that might not actually confuse anyone who's decided to finally jump on board and watch. And Lindelof's reaction to the possibility that the premiere might be pre-empted by the State of the Union address was priceless.
And Season Four gave us such pivotal moments. The introduction of the freighties, including some really good and interesting characters. The return of Michael. The identities of the Oceanic Six. An in-depth examination of what happened to them after the island in more flash forwards. The man in the cabin. Ben moves the island. And the identity of the man in the casket. So much happened in fourteen short episodes, but still that's not enough. To fill out the set, we've got two full discs of extras.
Some of the best dish to be served came courtesy of former (or is it current?) Lost star Daniel Dae Kim, who all but assured EW.com's Michael Ausiello that fans of the show have not seen the last of Jin -- though his character was (spoiler alert!) seemingly blown to smithereens in last season's finale.
'Lost' fans know Daniel Dae Kim as Jin, but his newest challenge has nothing to do with the Others.
On A&E's mini-series 'The Andromeda Strain' (two-night event, May 26 and 27), he'll battle a deadly disease.
Kim talked to AOL TV exclusively about how much time he has left on the island and who would win in a showdown between his tough-guy co-stars Seagal, Norris, Willis and Sutherland.
(S04E10) The writers gave us a break after last week's action- and information-packed episode. While Jack struggled with appendicitis, we got another look at his future off the island. Three of the other members of the Oceanic Six turned up, and Jack learned that there's no escaping a love triangle. Back on the island, Claire had an unexpected visitor.
(S04E08) We're going into a five-week Lost hiatus, and I'm extremely thankful that this wasn't the season finale. "Meet Kevin Johnson" wasn't a bad episode, but I couldn't have waited until 2009 for a follow-up. This episode did have its moments. We learned more about the island's connection to its inhabitants, Michael's time on the mainland, and there was (at least) one death. That should keep us busy for the next month or so, right?
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