Lost executive producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof teased fans at the San Diego Comic-Con with what they said was the script from the series' very final scene. But as with much about Lost, all was not as it seemed.
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If there is a theme to Lost's sixth and final season, it might be "things coming full circle."
"[In the first season, the characters] were running around the jungle, things felt intense and surprising," the Hollywood Reporter quotes Cuse as saying. "We have a way that we're going to be able to do that in the final season, too."
The return of familiar faces — including the decidedly dead and presumed dead — will also come into play, with both Jeremy Davies and Elizabeth Mitchell set to reprise their roles as Faraday and Juliet. And based on the dramatic timing of Dominic Monaghan's last-moment arrival on the dais, Charlie would seem a safe bet to (somehow) resurface as well.
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And the encores might not stop there.
"There's a good chance you'll be seeing many characters you haven't seen since the first season," said Lindelof.
Some tropes will be absent from Season 6. Time-travel is so yesterday, the producers indicated, and flashbacks/forwards are long gone. Instead, Lindelof said, "We're going to do something different" to tell the final 18 hours' worth of story.
And then there was the script for Lost's final scene. The producers held up the page, then locked it in a box — ostensibly to open and read after the series finale on Jimmy Kimmel's late-night talk show. But toward the panel's end, Josh Holloway "finagled" his way into the box and gave Michael Emerson the scene to read.
And there the Comic-Con crowd sat, mouths agape, as they got wind of... a scene from Heroes, one involving a burning circus tent.
Talk about putting the "con" in Comic-Con.