Thanks to Sarah for finding these scans from Susan from Fishbiscuitland.
The LA Times has posted a really nice article about the show, the finale and how the Oceanic 6 were chosen. I have posted some of the spoilery tidbits from the cast and Darlton discussing the finale, but the article is an interesting read especially the fact that Darlton began picking the O6 in Season 2 (The link is at the end of the post).
Thanks to Luthien and Odul for the heads up.
What fans have yet to see is what happened after last season’s time-busting revelation that Jack and Kate leave the island in the future but something makes Jack want to return. On Thursday, “Lost” will take viewers to that very moment of Jack’s pained “We have to go back!” and move beyond it. It also will disclose “one of the island’s greatest secrets,” according to Emerson.
“The finale is about the culmination Bandar Ceme of this idea that a group of people who desperately wanted to get off the island find themselves in the position of defending the island that they’ve been trying to leave,” Cuse said.
But producers won’t disclose what fans are dying to know. Many viewers, as evidenced on message boards, are convinced that next season post-island life becomes the present and the past is life on the island.
“All we can say is that it’s going to be very hard to get back to the island for those guys,” co-creator and executive producer Damon Lindelof said. “But life will continue for the people who are not with them. How are we going to tell that story? We’re not going to tell that.” In fact, Lindelof vowed during an interview that after the finale airs he and Cuse “are going into radio silence until next season.”
But Emerson, talking from the Hawaii set by telephone, has a theory. “Every season, in the telling of ‘Lost,’ the lens pulls back another notch so that the picture gets bigger, includes more stuff, more people, more places,” he said. “So I’ll be curious to see what is now included when the lens jumps back another step. I think it will be more fragmented. The geography of the show as we’ve known it will be upset. Everybody will be in a new place.”
Kim, who said there “will be casualties,” took it one step further: “The finale will change the way you watch the show. It will introduce new variables that would never even be considered previously.”
When viewers last saw the Oceanic 6, Jack and Sawyer (Josh Holloway) dodged the helicopter that could have rescued them to try to protect Hurley.
Hurley was hiding from the freighter folks who want to kill Ben. The Others came down the mountain and captured Kate and Sayid. Sun, Jin and Aaron were onboard the bomb-carrying freighter.
“Aw, man, the finale is crazy,” Garcia said. “You will definitely see how we all end up together and back on civilization. But it’s as if there is one obstacle after another in front of us and the fact that we make it off is definitely a miracle……….
………The finale, Cuse said, will have “some spectacular romantic moments along with spectacular action moments.”
“The story of the Oceanic 6 is the ultimate break-up story,” Lindelof added. “That’s what the finale is about — everybody breaking up. And the show is going to have to proceed from here as to whether or not we’re going to get everybody together. Who is still around to get together?”
Read Full Article Here: LA Times
Thanks to Sarah for the video which is from Sky One here in the UK.
In a recent article Yunjin Kim responded to a question with the following answer. Is this the first time that we’ve had confirmation that Paik and Hanso were connected?
1) What do you find the most challenging aspect of performing the flash-forward scenes?
The most challenging aspect is not knowing the whole storyline. I’m left to fill in a lot of blanks. For example, what happened to Sun when she finally returned to Korea? We know she delivered her baby, Ji Yeon, but how did she find out her father, Mr. Paik, is seemingly connected to the Hanso Foundation?
And there so many more … I’m left guessing a lot of these things on my own and hope for the best.
2) Can you offer some teasers/hints about the Oceanic 6’s great escape?
Without giving too much away … I have to say the Oceanic 6’s great escape feels like it was inevitable. A lot of events occurred, some heroic sacrifices, fortunate accidents, fate, but most importantly, love saved them.
3) If you could ask the writers for one thing in Season 5 for your character, what would it be?
For Sun to turn into an assassin and join Sayid for revenge. 😉
Thanks to Stefan for the following.
HOLLYWOOD — Four seasons of helping his friends survive Lost’s mysterious island has softened old James “Sawyer” Ford, a former con artist who was recently seen cradling Claire’s baby boy.
As the show closes in on Thursday’s two-hour season finale (ABC, 9 p.m. ET/PT), emotions run high as Sawyer (Josh Holloway) and company endure a series of game-changing events.
“It’s kind of violent,” says Holloway, 38. “There’s definitely a body count going on. And there’s a moment where a big decision has to go down.”
Flash-forwards have indicated that Jack, Kate, Hurley, Sayid, Sun and baby Aaron (the so-called Oceanic Six) escape the island. The fates of all the others are unknown. Why would Sawyer choose such uncertainty?
“He realizes some sacrifices need to be made,” the actor teases on a hike through the dusty trails of L.A.’s Runyon Canyon while dragging on a cigarette. “And I think he’s afraid to go back to society. He has gone through an evolution on that island. He has had to face all these demons and he has grown — enough to know he’s not OK with himself anymore. Instead of destroying lives, he has saved some lives. He cares about people … and has fallen in love.”
Those deep feelings for Kate (Evangeline Lilly) come into play as he is presented with the possibility of losing her forever. “That is a very important part of the finale that I can’t talk about,” he says.
Like his character, Holloway has experienced his own evolution. Being away from L.A. these past four years has allowed him the opportunity to clear his head of insecurities that, he concedes, “were really eating at my soul.” Those insecurities were replaced with feelings of entitlement once he hit it big. But now he has settled into a comfortable mid-way point of peace, self respect and confidence — life lessons he now hopes to pass onto a child.
When Holloway married Yessica Kumala in Hawaii in October 2004 (just as the series was gaining heat), both agreed that their desire to be free to explore the world did not allow for children. Now, having spent a good amount of time traveling, Holloway says, “we have changed our minds … only recently. Basically, nature happened. If you’re in a loving relationship with someone, (having) children becomes a part of it. I don’t know exactly when or how, but we’re very open to either having our own children or adopting.”
From the top of the canyon, hikers are awarded a breathtaking view of both the Hollywood sign and the city itself. Along a trail, the actor is recognized by two student filmmakers who ask if he wouldn’t mind making a cameo in a short film they are shooting. He can’t say yes, of course, and politely explains his agents’ role. “I dig you, man,” he tells one of them.
Holloway can’t help but be reminded of his own years struggling to make it as an actor in L.A. before Lost catapulted him to stardom. When the show ends in 2010, he says, “we’ll probably get us a little place here because the biz is here, and I want to stay in it.” But he will also spend time at his home in the Colorado Rockies and the Hawaiian beach house he intends to maintain as a rental.
He’s already experiencing “a new hunger to really express what’s inside of me as an artist.”
For Holloway, that means taking chances.
He began his career modeling for high-end fashion houses, “hanging out” with the likes of Gianni Versace and Giorgio Armani. But after landing Lost, he turned his back on that world “to be respected as an actor.”
Four years later, he is allowing himself to be photographed as the face of Cool Water cologne, replacing pro surfer Laird Hamilton. Promotional images depicting Holloway cliff-diving in China have appeared in Europe over the past two years, but only now is he making a splash in American markets.
Preparing for a future, he is finally taking seriously the production company he formed primarily for tax reasons. “I have all these ideas for shows — from reality, to writing, to directing,” he says, clearly excited. He recently wrote two comedy skits he’d love to perform as a guest host on Saturday Night Live.
Beyond that, he and Yessica are discussing opening a day spa. Perhaps offering a hands-on deep tissue massage from Sawyer himself?
“Of course,” Holloway declares with great bravado, followed by a wicked chuckle. “In my Spee-do!”
Question: OK, Ausiello, get me psyched for the Lost two-hour finale on Thursday! — Al
Ausiello: The significant death I hinted in the last AA? It’s for sure an original cast member. This just in: Better make that (gulp) three original cast members. That’s right, per my Lost mole, a trio of island vets won’t survive tomorrow’s finale. Crikey!
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Thanks to Freckles from Lost-Chile for the scans.
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Thanks to Lauren for the heads up on this new article from TV Guide.
Say what you will about wily Ben Linus, but Michael Emerson is one of Lost’s most interesting cast member interviews. Maybe it’s the way he searches for just the right words — always cryptic, yet sometimes telling. On the eve of the conclusion of the ABC serial’s season finale, I decided to kick off a two-parter of my own. Here, Emerson talks of Ben’s fractured bond with the island, names the other (Other?) character that makes his “mouth water,” and chimes in on a tale of two Emilys.
TVGuide.com: Give me three words to describe the season finale.
Michael Emerson: [Thinks] Dark. Violent. Casualties.
TVGuide.com: About a year ago, you and I spoke about how Ben was loath to ever leave the island. And yet we’ve now seen that it is something that does happen. What do you think changed there?
Ben’s attachment to the island was… provisional. He’s always been able to leave it. But now there’s some question of him maybe having to abandon it – and that’s as a result of developments in this last season.
TVGuide.com: So it’s always been there as an option, but it’s only recently that he has chosen to avail himself of it.
I think so, yes. Things have gone so… wrong. Events have forced his hand in a number of ways. And John Locke appears to have been “anointed” somehow.
TVGuide.com: Ben appears to be making some sort of peace with that shift.
Yes. His gut reaction is that of a teenage boy, which is to be vengeful and full of rage and bitterness. But eventually, he will always play the board as it is in front of him. He will accept the terms.
TVGuide.com: “Whatever makes Jacob happy.”
TVGuide.com: When you first were pitched this role, did they give you any hint as to the scope of Ben’s involvement in the mythology?
No. I doubt if they even knew it at that time! As far as I knew, it was to be three episodes. I think it was an experiment, one that worked out happily.
TVGuide.com: They’ve told me that the same thing happened with Nestor Carbonell. They didn’t have any “grand plan” for Richard Alpert, but once he became available, they said, “We could do something here.”
Yeah… And he’s a great character. It makes my mouth water to think what they could do with Richard Alpert.
TVGuide.com: The guy is just flitting around time no worse for the wear, no nose bleeds….
Right, and he’s just one of the eeriest characters.
TVGuide.com: You received an Emmy nod last year for Lost. Does an actor ever settle into a part and think, “You know what? This could be an award-winning role, if I do the right things with it”?
I tend to just show up and do the work. I don’t think too much about those more popular issues — partly because I’m a creature of the theater and am therefore more superstitious. Some things are not to be said or thought, if you can avoid it. It begs for the gods to punish you for your hubris. It is flattering when it comes, though. Last year, I thought, “Oh my god, I am having more impact that I thought.”
TVGuide.com: And with a dark role that doesn’t always connect with Emmy panels.
And we work in such isolation, too. That’s a contributing factor. We’re out there in Hawaii, there are no paparazzi, there are no fancy parties…. We get up before the sun, drive to some remote location, and punish ourselves all day long. You don’t get a strong grasp as to how it’s received on the rest of the globe.
TVGuide.com: Are we to make anything of the fact that both Ben’s mother and Locke’s mother were named Emily?
Well, that very idea occurred to me last week — and I’m usually the slowest on the uptake with those kinds of clues. I thought, “Hmm, let’s hold onto that.” They don’t make those kinds of accidents. The guys who write Lost are very careful about names. [Laughs]
Update: 8:00am GMT 6th Sneak Peek has been added.
This is what we have been waiting for!! Finally the sneak peeks for the selesai two hours of the season. Looks like Lostfan108 seems to be partly right.
Enjoy and namaste!!
Thanks to Carlost for the YouTube clips and thanks to Icyfire for the HQ Versions.
The Others kicking the Keamy’s team’s asses:
Michael, Jin, Desmond with bomb:
Kate, Sawyer, Sayid, Jack, Hurley in Helicopter with Lapidus:
Locke and Ben in the Orchid Station:
Charlotte and Miles:
Here is the 6th clip.
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Thanks to Josh for the heads up.
USA Today did an interview with Kevin Durand who plays Keamy. It contains a few spoilers… nothing major, although he pretty much confirmed that he won’t be returning next season. (“Lost was really fun. If I can have that experience in any genre, I’d take it.“)
Also in the interview.
Asked to concoct a flashback plot for the stone-cold killer, Durand chooses his words carefully. “Keamy has a very big personal stake in this mission, and it’s beyond anything monetary. He’s just trying to get it done as soon as possible. It has to do with his family, so that’s why he’s working at the pace he is.“