‘Lost’: Not In Kansas Anymore

Here is Doc Jensen’s tease for tonight’s episode.

The season finale is upon us! (Was that a tear that just escaped your eye?) ”No Place Like Home” kicks off a two-part, three-hour event that concludes a fast-paced, hard-rocking season. The big twist you may have heard about — codenamed ”Frozen Donkey Wheel” by Lost producers (possibilities: a steam-powered time machine; a metaphor for the celestial clockwork of the universe paralyzed by quantum catastrophe; what a pile of mule dung looks like) — will occur in the two-hour giant-sized wrap-up airing on May 29. Tonight, however, you will see, at long last, the Oceanic 6 return home via Hawaii — our westward ”sea-washed, sunset-gate,” in the words of a famous poem that links Lost to a certain iconic American statue. (Don’t worry: I’ll explain this in a minute.) And according to executive producer Damon Lindelof, you will also see this:

”Press conferences, funerals, and surprise parties…. Oh my!”

(See, because ”No Place Like Home” is a Wizard of Oz reference. Get it?)

Programming note: Even though part 2 of ”No Place At Home” won’t air until two weeks from now, there will be a new Doc Jensen column next week. With the season almost finished, I’m looking for answers to the following question: With the departure of the Oceanic 6 imminent, what happened to the other castaways? Keep your responses brief — 70 words, tops. Here’s my guess:

Locke and his fellow Left Behinders escape Keamy and the freighter mercenaries by using the Dharma time machine to quantum leap into the Island’s past, where Locke finds himself the leader of the Hostiles. The other castaways? Members of the Dharma Initiative! And guess what? They can’t remember who they are! (Now you know why Sawyer was so dazzled by Room 23 last season: déjà vu!)

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Source: Full Article @ EW

Death Watch : Season 4 Finale

In the Season Finale Parts 2 and 3 you will see one of these characters die. We have 2 polls, the first is for who do you think will die and the second is who do you hope will die.

Episode S4e12 – Theres No Place Like Home (Part 1)

Episode Centric: Oceanic 6
Air Date: 15th May 2008

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[DONNA]
Caucasian, 40s, blonde, pretty, Australian. Has had to deal with many set-backs in her life but is strong and has persevered. Now has to deliver painful and emotional news. VERY NICE CO-STAR in finale …MUST BE AUTHENTICALLY AUSTRALIAN OR BE ABLE TO DO AN IMPECCABLE AUSTRALIAN ACCENT.

[KAREN DECKER]
Any ethnicity, 30s to 40s, pretty, pleasant and sharp as a whip. She is a leader and quick-witted. Can manage difficult personalities with ease. Can hold sway three people in a room or a hundred in an audience. VERY NICE CO-STAR in finale.

[MILLBANKS]
30s to 50s, Australian, rugged, smart, works outdoors with his hands. The kind of guy you’d want with you to get out of a tough situation. CO-STAR…MUST BE AUTHENTICALLY AUSTRALIAN OR BE ABLE TO DO AN IMPECCABLE AUSTRALIAN ACCENT

What To Know Who The Kiss Is Between

Update: 16th May Well after seeing the Promo for the Finale in 2 weeks I can confirm that the “Spectacular” kiss that people like Kristin have been raving about is between Kate and Sawyer. But there is more to that scene that has not been revealed yet. This will be revealed in more detail when we post the synopsis highlights for the finale from Lostfan108 either on Sunday evening/Monday morning UK Time.

Update: 21:55 GMT The ODI has just updated his poll and removed another one of the options. He said he would update one more tonight but I will be asleep as I have to get up at 3:00am! So check his site out later for further dates.

Update: 17:30 GMT The ODI has just updated his poll and removed one of the options.

Ever since a “Big Kiss” was revealed a while ago, the Internet boards have been a buzz about who will get this kiss. We’ll my good friend The ODI contacted me today and said he’d received details of the kiss and wanted to run it past me now that I have the Finale synopsis to make sure it was legit. I’ve can confirm that the person who sent The ODI the spoilers, like Lostfan108, has seen the episode and the details of the kiss are correct.

He is currently posting a number of polls and will release the gosip “soon” as he narrows down the poll options.

You can check out his post and polls here and vote on who you think the kiss will be between.

Evangeline Lilly On The Bert Show

Thanks to Sluky for the following. I’ve not listened to it all yet but I’m told there are some very mild spoilers.

“Lost” fans know her as Kate, one of the Oceanic 6. The rest of us simply know her as EVANGELINE LILLY, and she talked to the Bert Show Thursday morning to answer questions about the show. Were any secrets revealed? Click below to hear the interview!

Source: AllTheHitsQ100

Lost Producer Is Flush With Finale Fever

Thanks to Stefan for the heads up.

Remember the time you couldn’t figure out how to move that sofa from one room to another? Lost co-executive producer Jean Higgins feels your pain. And then some. Right now, she’s preparing to move an entire island. After all, that’s what Christian Shephard advised Locke to do in the May 8th episode. Though Higgins isn’t at liberty to reveal how such a feat will be attempted, she will say that it calls for a new set piece — and “a very interesting” one at that. “It will be cool,” she adds, proudly.

Well of course it will be cool – this is Lost. And as Team Darlton (executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse) dream up far-out twist after far-out twist, Higgins leads the team that brings their fantasy to reality. “Whether you’re doing something as crazy as getting a freighter or doing helicopter or underwater work, this is not your normal TV-show kind of stuff,” she points out. “You’re constantly stretched and pushing the envelope, and I love Damon and Carlton for it.”

Bits and Teasers
Higgins is not a writer-producer, and as such cannot divulge much about the two-part, three-hour finale launching this Thursday and concluding May 29. (“That’s a Damon and Carlton question, truly,” she will defer if you push too hard.) Instead, she offers the occasional iota of kepetangan or her best guess-slash-opinion. For example: Don’t read anything (as some onliners have) into the fact that Christian wasn’t in his usual suit and tie when he and Claire (!) confronted Locke. Battlestar alum Michelle Forbes’ involvement in the finale? Higgins will only say “it’s interesting, given the context of where she appears,” And don’t scream, “Continuity error!” as Jack lumbers around immediately after an appendectomy. “Things heal much more quickly on the island,” she reminds. “Locke walks, Rose’s cancer is in remission…. You can’t look at recovery in the usual way.”

And while Higgins can confirm that the latest Jack-Kate flash-forwards transpired well before the Season 3 finale’s “We have to go baaaack!” scene, she won’t pinpoint what exactly it is that Kate promised Bandar Ceme Online Sawyer and thus enrages her fiancé. “I would say that will come out most likely next year,” she ventures.

Higgins deals in a far more meaningful commodity than spoilers. She brings Lost to life. You can sense a feeling of accomplishment in her regard for the billowing baddie who recently surfaced with resolve. “The Smoke Monster is looking as good as it ever has,” she boasts. “The visual effects department is great this year.” (The “Tunisia” scenes, with the endless dunes in the background? That’s a Hawaiian coral quarry with a CGI backdrop.) “You don’t always see the visual effects, but we have them on every show. Sometimes it’s as simple as taking out telephones poles, or sailboats in the ocean. And sometimes it’s a Smoke Monster.”

Island Fever
Higgins also keeps tabs on the cast, some of whom late in the season start feeling the wear-and-tear of filming far from the contiguous States. “They work a lot when it’s their episode, but we try to even out the load,” she explains. “It’s not like somebody has to be there constantly every single day.” That said, “At this point, they would probably not mind more time on the mainland. All of their careers have taken off, and [accommodating] an interview on one of the talk shows is a three-day proposition. We try to be very aware of that.”

For all her efforts, Higgins is no “Jacob,” and some things are simply not within her control. But that is where “happy accidents” are born. For example, Lost reportedly has big plans for Richard Alpert, the seemingly ageless Other who last week flitted in and out of Locke’s flashbacks. But that was not part of some grand plan; rather, it was begotten by CBS’ cancelation of Cane and Nestor Carbonell’s newfound availability. “It would be lovely to say that we control every nuance, but it doesn’t happen that way,” she admits. “Things are sometimes more organic.”

Playing with Time
Another element beyond Higgins’ control is Lost’s Thursday time slot, which was 9 pm at the start of the season (while Grey’s restarted its post-strike engines), then switched to 10. “I would love to see us on earlier,” she says. “But on the other hand, DVRs are so prevalent, I’m not so sure it would make a difference. Lost has found its audience, and they find us, no matter what. That loyalty is terrific.”

Stranger Days Ahead?
Before wrapping up our chat, I point out to Higgins that with every new season, Lost has introduced a new phalanx of players – the Tailies, the Others, and most recently the Freighter Folk. Will that pattern persist when January 2009 arrives? Might a new mysterious entity enter the narrative? “I would say it would be strange if there wasn’t one,” is all Higgins will allow.

Now it is time for Higgins to return to work. After all, the selesai footage for the finale has just been shot, and it’s time to finish making Season 4’s magic. “We’ve been going at it 24-7 [since the strike]. It’s been grueling,” she says. “But this show is 100-percent physical and 100-percent mental. You cannot back off at any time.”

And boy, are we glad they don’t.

Source: TV Guide