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It was only a matter of time before the Others collided with The Others. Sources confirm that Irish actress Fionnula Flanagan - best known for her Oscar-worthy turn as Nicole Kidman's spooky housekeeper in The Others (and more recently for her role on Showtime's Brotherhood) - is in Hawaii shooting a guest stint on Lost. Will she literally cross paths with an Other, thus causing the universe to explode? Doesn't sound like it. Executive producer Carlton Cuse hints that she's playing "a person very important in Desmond's life."

In related news, just 86 more days until Lost returns!