Lost season three
Now that I've pointed out some of the disappointments of Season Three, it's time to give the show its due praise. This season, Lost returned to its Season One glory, and it was a joy to experience. Loyal fans were rewarded with serious answers, killer performances, and one of the biggest game-changers ever. Let's get to it!
Answers, Answers, Answers: If there was one thing I couldn't complain about in my Lost letdowns post, it was a lack of answers. We got plenty of answers to questions that were raised in all three seasons of the show. We learned how Locke ended up in his wheelchair, one of the most intriguing questions of Season One (certainly more so than the origin of Jack's tattoos). Fans' theories about Claire's real father were confirmed. A piece of the DHARMA Initiative's history was revealed, and we even got a look at Jacob. As if that wasn't enough, we learned the identity of the original Sawyer--and so did James "Sawyer" Ford. Thank you, Lost writers!!
Any fans that are currently going through Lost withdrawal can now pre-order the Season Three DVD on Amazon.com. The set, which has been given the title "The Unexplored Experience," will be released on December 11, 2007. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the boxed set includes an interview with Matthew Fox, a featurette about the Others, a featurette depicting 24 hours in production, and several previously-unseen flashback segments. The usual audio commentaries, deleted scenes, and outtakes are also included.
Amazon is listing the pre-order price as $38.99. BuddyTV also noted the possibility that the DVD will be released earlier than scheduled. The release date for the Season Two DVD was pushed up several weeks.
Season Four of Lost is set to air in February 2008.
Ever since the Lost season finale aired, fans have been speculating about the newspaper clipping that Jack was reading in his flash-forward. The article, an obituary for a mysterious person, caused Jack a great deal of distress. Was the deceased an Other, an 815 survivor, or someone we haven't met?
Text of the newspaper clipping has turned up on some of the major Lost websites, including The Fuselage and Lostpedia. There's no word on whether the text is official, but it does fit with the excerpts of the article that were visible in the episode. The text is available after the jump.
In anticipation of the show's finale, Lost executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse did an interview with ABC News. Besides promoting the season finale, the producers discussed their favorite characters, the Internet's role in the show's success, and what fans can expect from the final three seasons. Here's a brief recap of the interview:
- The writers and producers view each season as a book.
- By the end of the series, fans will learn if there are supernatural forces on the island, or if there is a "reasonable explanation" for the island's strange properties.
- Lindelof admitted that, despite their own plans for characters and storylines, the show "has a life of its own."
- The writers's choices are often inspired by fan comments on blogs and discussion boards. For example, comments about Hurley's lack of weight loss brought about the DHARMA ranch dressing plot.
- The finale will answer viewers' questions about the mysterious woman Charlie encountered in "Greatest Hits." We will also learn if Juliet was lying when she said that there had been a flood in the Looking Glass station.
- The Looking Glass station was included in Kelvin's blast door map, but not by name.
- Many fans have wondered why Desmond and Charlie didn't simply cut the cable that led to the Looking Glass station. It is possible that the cable is not the station's only source of power, and it may not even function as a power source.
- Thomason has known co-star Dominic Monaghan for a long time, and was glad that her first Lost scenes were with him.
This week's Lost audio podcast gave away very few details about the upcoming "Greatest Hits" episode, but hosts Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse did discuss last week's "The Man Behind the Curtain." Dominic Monaghan also touched on his character's potential demise in a short interview. Among the highlights:
Dominic Monaghan doesn't mind if his character is killed off.
Monaghan doesn't want there to be a typical "Dominic Monaghan part," and makes an effort to play different types of characters.
He often gives fellow cast members music advice, and is currently listening to Imogen Heap, Keane, Kasabian, Corinne Bailey Rae, and Ray LaMontagne.
A fan recently gave Monaghan a CD of jungle sounds of Borneo.
After last night's shocking episode of Lost, Jimmy Kimmel did his best to get the truth out of guest Evangeline Lilly. The actress may not have given up any juicy details, but she did discuss her life before acting, ABC's big Lost announcement, and, of course, makeup.
According to Lilly, the "heaviness" established in "The Man Behind the Curtain" continues through the rest of the season. She admitted that while she isn't a "huge, crazy fan" of Lost, the finale's big reveal gave her goosebumps. The actress also promoted an eco-friendly lipstick shade that she designed for Cargo Cosmetics. In keeping with Lilly's charitable nature, a portion of the proceeds from the lipstick's sales goes to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Warning--Kimmel gives away a major plot point from last night's episode during the interview. Check out the video after the jump.
Following ABC's announcement that Lost will air for three more seasons, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse shared some of their future plans with Entertainment Weekly. The producers discussed their excitement about Seasons Four through Six and previewed the Season Three finale. Among the highlights:
- All told, the six seasons of Lost will reach a total of 117 episodes.
- Straight from the mouth of Damon Lindelof: "You won't have to wait until 2010 to get all the answers you really care about."
- Cuse and Lindelof believe that a scheduled end date will satisfy fans' concerns about the writers' plans for the show.
This week's Lost audio podcast featured more hints and teases than real answers. Since it's close to the season finale, hosts Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse only gave fans indications of what to expect in the next three weeks. They did manage to review "The Brig," preview "The Man Behind The Curtain," and answer fan questions, however. Here's a quick recap:
- The writers knew for several seasons that Anthony Cooper was the original Sawyer. They actually thought it had become fairly obvious.
- Lindelof and Cuse were tight-lipped about "The Man Behind The Curtain," but mentioned that we will learn much more about Ben and Jacob. Richard Alpert will also be seen next week.
(Spoiler Warning) With only a few weeks left until the big Lost season finale, speculation about the final episodes is popping up all over the place. The past two weeks of TV Guide's Ask Ausiello have featured the most exciting spoilers of all. Death has been absent from Lost episodes recently, but it will be back in full force next month. More than a few of you could be catching up to the death pool leaders. Things could get very interesting!
This post is all about possible character deaths, so please stop reading if you want to be unspoiled for the rest of Season Three.
We've reached the home stretch, and the final episodes of Lost's third season are upon us. As usual, there are tons of unanswered questions. Some will be answered, some will not. Over the last few weeks, I've come up with a list of my own Lost questions. My questions concern a wide range of things, from loose ends to major mysteries. It's only a partial list, so please feel free to include your own questions in the comments section.
Where is Danielle? Danielle disappeared after watching Alex through the bushes in "The Man From Tallahassee." Where did she go? It's possible that she followed the Others as they left the Barracks. She could also be laying low and avoiding contact with anyone, like she usually does. According to IMDb, Mira Furlan is set to appear in a few more episodes this season. It's likely that fans will get answer to this one.
This week's Lost audio podcast was one of the best ever, mostly due to M.C. Gainey's short interview. Gainey told some entertaining stories about working with Carlton Cuse, the origin of his name, and his most recognizable roles. As usual, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse previewed this week's episode and answered fan questions. Here's the recap:
- M.C. Gainey first got to know Carlton Cuse when the two worked together on The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.
- He agreed to take a part on Lost without reading a script or getting a character description. Working with Carlton Cuse again was motivation enough.
Michael Emerson, better known as Ben Linus on Lost, sat down with TV Guide's Matt Webb Mitovitch to go over the shocking events of "The Man From Tallahassee," his past career accomplishments, and what lies in store for the rest of the season. Among the highlights:
- The final episodes of Season Three will focus on the "renewed battle of wills between Locke and Ben."
- Fans can expect more "huge" reveals in the remaining episodes.
- Locke's reunion with Cooper will not be dealt with right away, but the issue will come back several episodes later, "with a vengeance."
Lost's Evangeline Lilly is featured in Esquire's "Women We Love" section. In addition to answering questions about the show, the actress posed for some skin-baring, Gilligan's Island-inspired photos. She shared the following details with the magazine:
- Lilly worked as an extra in the film White Chicks when she was in college.
- She still feels guilty that she was cast in Lost after doing auditions for only a month.
- Although several major characters have died on the show, she is confident that the writers are not "finished with Kate yet."
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