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