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.]