Question: You are the highlight of my Wednesdays. My question: When will we find out what the deal is with Claire's baby on Lost? — Tammy
Ausiello: I'm hoping the truth comes out next Wednesday, when the show returns with its first original episode in, like, forever. The more pressing issue is whether Claire's even carrying that little demon spawn. Remember, we only saw her from the chest up at the end of the last episode. For all we know, cuckoo Ethan could have fetus-napped the thing. Claire's portrayer, Emilie de Ravin, didn't shed much light on the mystery when we spoke last week, although she did offer up this cryptic clue: "To put it discreetly, everything's at a standstill right now for Claire. She's having some hard times — even more so than [before]." And don't look for an immediate rekindling of the flirtation between her and Charlie (Dominic Monaghan). "I don't think Claire's looking for any kind of relationship right now," she says. "I think she's got a lot to deal with. She's looking for really good friends, though." She may have found a new one in Locke: De Ravin says most of her scenes in the coming weeks are with Terry O'Quinn.