According to a fresh press release from ABC, Marsha Thomason will make her first appearance on Lost on April 18. The Las Vegas alumna's billing as simply a "parachutist" would seem to mesh perfectly with what executive producer Carlton Cuse revealed about the new arrival to Ausiello (second Q) - the first person to report on Thomason joining the cast - more than a month ago.

Of course, were this truly Gilligan's Island, the "parachutist" would turn out to be just an experimental Air Force robot.

UPDATE: Sonya Walger appears as Penny Widmore in the same episode, Thomason is British.... Could Parachutist be part of some rescue operation? Hmmm.