Question: Still six months of hiatus before Lost comes back. Can you help us survive the waiting with some scoop?

Answer: New character alert! The show has started casting the recurring role of Arthur Stevens, a very tall and thin corporate recruiter who is smart, capable and ruthless. "He may smile and his words may sound soothing," reads the casting notice, "but their effect can send chills up your spine."

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