Michael Emerson

Ever since Lost's May finale, fans have been clamoring for more answers about the island. They'll get a little info in a 12-minute epilogue, exclusive to "Lost: The Complete Collection" (available on DVD and Blu-ray August 24), that follows Hurley and Ben's time protecting the island—and welcomes back a long-lost familiar face.

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"Part of the Lost machinery is to bring back characters out of the deep, dark past in surprising ways," Michael Emerson (Ben) tells TV Guide Magazine. "I knew it would have an impact."

But one mystery still has Emerson puzzled: "Whatever happened to Ben's childhood friend Annie?" he asks. "Things like that seemed like juicy avenues to explore, but we just didn't have the time."

Emerson doesn't have his next project lined up yet, but he wants to play a lighter character. "I get a lot of offers to play sinister villains, but it seems like a step backwards after playing Benjamin Linus," he says. "People have seen enough of my face in the last five years. It might not be the worst idea if I disappeared for a while! [Laughs]"

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