Please don't be confused. By now you should be emotionally prepared for some of my confusing images. It will all make sense. Really.
As Rob said in mid-December, Season 4 of Lost left us with a mind bender of a cliffhanger as “The Oceanic Six” managed to escape the island leaving the rest of their party behind. On top of all that, Ben went off and "moved" the island (or to be more accurate, made the island vanish). That was rude of Ben! And the rescue boat was blown up. Peachy!
Season 5 of ABC's Lost is going to be doling out some answers and some history to the things that might be driving you nutty.
Last Friday, Lost executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse said the show would be in "answer mode." I'm taking that with a grain of salt because they've said that before and never really went there - yet now it appears they might actually be serious.
AjiraThe Lost press session was sponsored by Ajira Airways. (Told you the pic would make sense.) Their corporate logo is "Get lost in the world. Destiny calls." I came across Ajira Airways back in November via a "subliminal" 1 frame shot of the Ajira logo that showed up in the music video by The Fray, titled You Found Me. It's posted on ABC and I think it's a pretty cool video.
Back in November, the splash teaser for Ajira Airways said "The skies have no limit with our new destinations launching January 21st, 2009. Take an adventure anywhere around the globe and reimagine your world as big as ours. Check back often to discover new ways to get lost in the world. No Borders, Now Boarding - Ajira Airways." Today it just says "Destiny Calls".
A Sci-Fi show:
The execs said that the show will establish its genre foothold of being a sci-fi show this season. Period. Up until now it seemed like they have been trying to play both sides of the Sci-Fi/Supernatural fence. If they are going to definitively pick a side that'll be a relief.
They are going to make it clear that the show deals with time travel in it as well.
The history of the island will become more central to the story also. Remember the 4-toed statue? It was placed there to convey that the island has had people on the island for a long time and we'll learn more about the island history.
For the Sawyer fans, there will be more Sawyer this year than last year. They're making up for the "Sawyer-lite" season last year. We'll also be seeing more of Jin this year too (yes, I know, he supposedly died - but this is Lost after all). We will also be seeing some of Claire also, even though the actress who plays her, Emilie de Ravin isn't a regular.
That's cool... I like Sawyer's pragmatically grumpy take on life.
ABC's official summary for Lost::"... Jack, Kate, Hurley, Sayid, Sun and Claire's son, Aaron—otherwise known as the Oceanic Six—have been rescued and continue to try and pick up the pieces of the lives they knew before the crash and to perpetuate the lie concocted to hide the truth of what really happened. But Jack and Ben must convince all of them to return to the island in order to save those left behind. This will prove quite a feat since Jack is still wrestling with his addictions, Kate won't speak to him, Hurley is in a mental institution, Sayid is an assassin, and Sun blames Jack for Jin's death when the freighter exploded. Adding to their worries is the fact that they also have to take the body of Jeremy Bentham—aka Locke—with them in order to make things right with the island. But locating the island may prove even more difficult since Ben moved it. It's not just a question of where it went, but when. Back on the island, the survivors who were left behind begin to play out the surprising events that inevitably lead to Locke's death.
"In the first part of the season premiere, entitled 'Because You Left,' the remaining island survivors start to feel the effects of the aftermath of moving the island, and Jack and Ben begin their quest to reunite the Oceanic Six in order to return to the island with Locke's body in an attempt to save their former fellow castaways. In the second part, entitled 'The Lie,' Hurley and Sayid are on the run from the cops after stumbling into trouble at the safehouse; the island survivors come under attack by unknown forces; and an old friend offers some shocking advice to Kate in order to ensure that 'the lie' remain a secret.'"
Lost will return on January 21st and air Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
See You There?For me, you know I've been forever cranky about just what the heck the black smoke thingy tendril has been. At one point I had keyed in on Locke being told he would be informed as to what the smoke is, but it never happened. That drove me ab-so-lute-ly crazy... well, crazier. What say you? Meet me on Lost this Wednesday? Find out if we finally discover what that dangerous smoke tendril is?