Fans are frantic to find out which of Lost's 4,815,162,342 mysteries will be resolved in the show's final season. But think how the actors must feel. Even the people bringing the characters to life have no idea, in some cases, why they do the things they do. We talked to a few of the show's stars to see what they desperately want...
Before Lost kicks off its final season (Tuesday, Feb. 2, 9/8c, ABC), let's flash-back to May 2009 and remember where all our favorite characters left off and what might be next.
Lost: Blink and you'll miss the new Season 6 footage
HUGO "HURLEY" REYES (Jorge Garcia)
Where We Left Off: In the Season 5 finale, Jacob encouraged Hurley to return to the island on Ajira 316, by telling him that he is not cursed, but in fact blessed. In the episode's final moments, Hurley drove his favorite VW van to the Swan Station site, Sayid and Miles in tow, to act as Jack's back-up when he gets in trouble with the Dharma Initiative.
What's Next: Producers have confirmed that Cynthia Watros will reprise the role of Libby, paving the way for a reunion of the quirky coupling. Garcia has also hinted that we haven't seen the last of "the numbers" just yet.
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Burning Questions: Is Hurley blessed? If so, are "the numbers" some kind of prayer? Will he reunite with Libby? Is he still a millionaire?
Season 6 of Lost kicks off in just a few short months and a poster for the final season drops some interesting clues.
ABC spokeswoman Erin Felentzer says the poster in question was created for Comic-Con and is not the official poster, which will be released later. Still, there are still plenty of clues we can analyze.
We've heard that many of the characters who fell victim to the island throughout the five seasons will return, but there is one person on the poster we're unsure about...
Lost - Terry O'Quinn, Michael Emerson, Matthew Fox
Spoiler alert: Lost will be mysterious to the end.
Recent Emmy winner Michael Emerson — just one the Losties who talked to us recently about the show's sixth and final season — promises it will resolve some but not all of fans' questions.
"I don't know if they'll be fully satisfied or not," Emerson says. "I don't know if we want to be fully satisfied. I think it's always best to go away wanting a little more."
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You can forgive Emerson for being as enigmatic as his character, Ben Linus. But in interviews with TVGuide.com, his castmates (including Jorge Garcia, Daniel Dae Kim, and Terry O'Quinn) did clarify three things that have nagged us since the fifth-season finale in May:
When ABC's Lost kicks off its much-anticipated fifth season this Wednesday at 9 pm/ET (with a two-hour premiere), a body count almost immediately adds up. Who's leaving the trail of goons in their wake? Oh, it's just bad-ass Sayid and his new sidekick ... Hurley?! Jorge Garcia gave us a typically cryptic look at the new adventures of the Oceanic 6. Plus: Who from the island does the big guy miss most?
TVGuide.com: As an actor, how has the Season 5 storyline been different for you?
Jorge Garcia: The story has been different and a little weird, and I'm just "following along in my book," so to say. But there is a confidence having done Hurley for now five seasons. There's a lot more instinct in the sense that I kind of know how Hurley goes now, how he would react to new situations.
TVGuide.com: Are you finding him to be a more active character this season?
Garcia: There's definitely some stuff that picks up. And there are certain things ...
Now playing in this week's Mitovich Mega Minute vodcast:
• Lost's Jorge Garcia previews the (very complicated) "return" of the Oceanic 6.
• Without a Trace focuses an episode on someone who is not Jack or Sam.
• Which familiar face might appear on both The Closer and its spin-off?
Watch this week's video after the jump!
During the "Netflix LIVE! On Location" event this past weekend, the Band From TV, featuring television stars from today's hottest shows, opened the evening with a rock n roll hour for charity set. Lost's Jorge Garcia led the vocals on "Mustang Sally," but keep an eye out for Heroes stars Adrian Pasdar and Greg Grunberg on bass and drums, respectively, Hayden Panettiere and House's Jesse Spencer on the violin.
Leave it to ABC to take the concept of the dreaded repeat and reinvent it as "enhanced" television. Now, instead of enjoying a few quiet Thursday evenings with my family, I am compelled to watch these repeatsI mean "enhanced" episodes and search for clues and new information. My name in Trish W. and I am a Lost addict. I did actually learn a few things tonight, though I don't know if any of this was truly new information. Below are a few tidbits that I noticed and some corrections from the first time around:The car that Hurley is racing in the opening scene is a 1974 Camarothe same car that he was rebuilding with his father in season three's "Tricia Tanaka is Dead." Abbadon (as in Hurley's mysterious psych ward visitor) translates as "guardian of the abyss." Also, the picture on the chalkboard in that scene, which includes a boat, an island and a shark, is a clue. I didn't remember Sawyer's kindness to Hurley after he learns of Charlie's death. Th...
Josh Holloway apparently has had it up to "hair" with Sawyer's look.
"It's no shock to say that Season 4 ends with the Oceanic 6 getting off the island," Lost executive producer Damon Lindelof shares with TV Guide. "The real mystery is how, and what they have to sacrifice, and what happens to the people who didn't leave. You get all that this year." Sounds good, we'll take it. But what other intel are producers willing to spill? To find out, we turned to no, not viewers but to Lost cast members themselves for their own burning questions. Warning! The producers' answers could cause a major head rush, if not a full-on Desmond-style time jump.
Jorge Garcia (Hurley): "Is Ben in the coffin?"Carlton Cuse: Come on, Jorge!Damon Lindel
Jorge Garcia, Lost
In Lost's Season 3 finale, we learned that both Jack and Kate make it off the island (and that one of them grew a horrific beard). Then, in this season's premiere, Hurley was found to be alive and (kinda) well in the future, himself also a member of the "Oceanic Six." TVGuide.com spoke with Jorge Garcia about his good fortune to be among Lost's living.
TVGuide.com: After the season premiere, in every forum available to me, I was saying that you did your best Lost work in that episode.Jorge Garcia: Oh, right on! Thank you very much.
TVGuide.com: Were you glad that the premiere really addressed Charlie's death, which naturally would have a drastic impact on the original castaways?Garcia: I was. I'm glad it happened. Last season, you didn't get to see Hurley grieve for Libby until well into the sea