There is life beyond the great white light for at least one Lost actor: Sam Anderson has been tapped for a guest-starring role on NCIS, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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The veteran character actor will appear in Season 8's second episode as Walter Carmichael, a middle school teacher whose classroom becomes a crime scene when one of his students is kidnapped. The episode also features William Devane (Knots Landing) as the grandfather of the abducted girl.
Anderson, 65, is perhaps best known...
Lost executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse are known for cryptic answers. So it was a real treat for fans at the Paley Festival's Lost panel this weekend when they said a few things that sounded — weirdly enough — pretty straightforward. We've culled the 13 best clues from the discussion, in which Lindelof, Cuse and a few of the show's stars talked about who's returning, what old mystery might soon be solved, and the sideways version of reality in which Flight 815 landed just fine in Los Angeles. Needless to say, spoiler alert.
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This week, in the latest entry in TVGuide.com's Getting Lost video series:
* Is Ben not so bad after all? Hear what Michael Emerson has to say about perception-altering moments like those in "Dead Is Dead."
* Speaking of dead, Naomi resurfaces in next week's episode, "Some Like it Hoth." What is Las Vegas alum Marsha Thomason able to reveal about her "encore"?
* Last week's Burning Question — "What happened to Rose and Bernard?" — resulted in quite a consensus of opinion. Find out what the dominant theory is, then see if Lost bosses Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse were willing to confirm or deny!
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Question: Matt, help me out here. I could swear that we saw a little bit of Bernard on Lost last season on the airplane, and he was black. Now he's white. I don't really care either way, but isn't this a continuity issue? Or maybe this is actually part of the plot. What's up?!
Answer: I thought the same thing and turned to an editor here who's one of the resident Lost experts (I watch too much to be obsessive about any one show, and I purposely don't go to the Lost fan sites). She replayed the pilot and tells me he wasn't seen, though I could swear I'd seen him, too. Regardless, Sam Anderson (who's now playing Bernard) is a terrific character actor, so I'm at peace with it. And if I and my editor/friend are wrong, I'm sure someone will let us know instantly.
[Editor's Note: If you missed Monday's column, you'll find it here.]