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A gathering place for those who love the ABC TV show Lost. This blog was started by a group of Fans who kept the Season 3 finale talkback at Ain't It going all the way until the première of the 4th season as a way to share images, news, spoilers, artwork, fan fiction and much more. Please come back often and become part of our community.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Friday, February 27, 2009

LOST Viewership

LOST had 9.82 million viewers this week, down from last week's 11.27 million. But last week it wasn't up against AI in the 9 PM timeslot.

American Idol dominated the 9pm hour, though it was a more competitive hour against new episodes of Lost and Criminal Minds (and Life). Lost which had risen nicely in the demos last week (to a 5.1 among 18-49s) dropped back down to the two weeks ago level when it drew a 4.4. But last week it wasn’t up against American Idol and two weeks ago it was. So it looks pretty consistent. Lost was remarkably consistent numerically for both half hours.

Exclusive: Is 'Lost' Letting Evangeline Lilly Go?

Evangelinelilly If we're to believe last night's preview of next Wednesday's Lost, it would seem that the long awaited reunion of Sawyer and Kate (also know as "Skate" on these here internets) will soon be upon us. And so, the bitter debate regarding whom Ms. Austen loves more -- him or Jack -- will burn especially bright in the coming week. Will she live happily ever after with the quippy Southern con artist or the stressed out doc? I don't know ... Rumor has it, Kate might not live "ever after" at all.

Solid sources tell me exclusively that Evangeline Lilly is auditioning for pilots ... pilots that are intended to launch this fall. And Ms. Lilly's people apparently told producers she will be available. Say wha--??

Yeah, I can't make sense of it either. The notion that Lost producers would kill off Kate -- or have her disappear in any capacity -- before the series' final season seems preposterous. Still, no story development on this show would completely surprise me, as everything is clearly possible in the land of Lost. And the fact is, Lilly seems to be looking for work.

Now, for all those Island-obsessed, please know this is not a spoiler... just a fellow Lost fan trying to compute what she's seen and heard.

UPDATE: Lilly's Rep Denies, ABC Declines Comment


Io9: John Locke Gets Played Like A Card

Last night's Lost was an hour-long festival of Locke, with a special guest appearance from the World's Biggest Kid (and I don't mean whiny Jack). Let's talk about it after the cut.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

“The Life & Death of Jeremy Bentham” Thoughts

By Paul Burrows

John Locke:
I once heard a saying that goes “You can count the number of seeds in an apple, but you can’t count the number of apples that will come from an apple seed” Locke went around trying to preach the gospel of “We have to go back” but without much success. Or so it seemed to him. All he ran into were mostly doubting Thomas’s who not only told him that they weren’t going back, but ridiculed him. But we find out from previous episodes that some of his visits did make a difference.

IGN TV Gets Villainous With Michael Emerson

Lost's Ben Linus talks to us about his connection to The Island.
by Matt Fowler

February 24, 2009 - It's not often that we here at IGN TV get to march into the heart of darkness, but this past week I had a chance to speak with the winner of IGN TV's Top Villain of '08, Benjamin Linus himself – Lost's Michael Emerson. Linus is a complex character, but he's also been our "constant." Because Ben always seems to know more than he's sharing, we as an audience are able to put our faith behind a show that's filled with secrets. The fact that Ben seems to know what's going on sets our hearts and minds at ease whenever we find ourselves getting overwhelmed with the "unknown." Michael Emerson's performance, which manages a tremendous balance between petty jealousy to irreverent malice, is definitely something that brings us back to the show each week. Even if we do wind up, occasionally, wanting to beat his character in the face with a large piece of plywood.

LOST Official Podcast 5.08 - Matthew Fox Interview

LOST 5x08 LaFleur ABC Promo

LOST Writers Tease 5x07

TV Guide: Getting Lost: Pregnant Mystery Woman Makes a Special Delivery!

Feb 26, 2009 08:26 PM ET by Matt Mitovich Be the first to leave a comment
email this Buzz up!add to Yahoo! buzz add to facebook Another Thursday, another installment of's "Getting Lost" video series. And this one comes packaged with an intriguing "bundle of joy."

But first: On the heels of Walt's still-tall/non-ghost encounter with John Locke, Malcolm David Kelley shares his take on whether we've seen the last of Michael's son. Or... might Walt and his never-fully-realized "powers" resurface next year in time for what undoubtedly will be Lost's thrilling series finale?

Lost: Malcolm David Kelley Scripts His Own Return

Today 2:50 PM PST by Jennifer Godwin

Malcolm David Kelley wants closure.

Just like the rest of us, MDK is a hard-core Lost fan, which means he is dying to know more about what makes Walt so "special," and he even has some ideas about where Walt might fit in season six. We just spoke to MDK exclusively, and he shared his pitch for Walt's future and what he knows about the kid's superpowers.

Read on for the inside track about the future of WAAALT!

Is Lost's Mrs. Hawking From Another Planet?

Wed., Feb. 25, 2009 12:36 PM PST by Jennifer Godwin

Lost fans want to know: Who is Mrs. Eloise Hawking?

We know she's a mother and something of a mystic, and that her mysterious character (played by the superfine Fionnula Flanagan) has both mucked up Desmond David Hume's (Henry Ian Cusick) life and helped the Oceanic Six get back to the Island. But as Fionnula reveals to us in an exclusive interview, the full story won't be revealed until a certain episode a few weeks out...

In the meantime, if she's Daniel Faraday's (Jeremy Davies) mother, then who is Daniel's father? Could it be Charles Widmore (Alan Dale)? Says Fionnula, "Mrs. Hawking never talks about her past sexual relationships." (Say it with me: LOL.)

Evangeline Lilly's Rep Calls Auditions Report "Absolutely False"

Today 9:49 AM PST by Jennifer Godwin

In case you haven't heard, Zap2It's Korbi is reporting that Lost star Evangeline Lilly has auditioned for fall pilots and that her reps have told TV producers she would be available for a show. And if Lilly were on another show that shot in the fall that would obviously mean a Kate-less season six of Lost.

Unimaginable, right?

Well, we checked, and according to Lilly's publicist, the story is "absolutely false." To sum up: Evangeline Lilly is not auditioning for pilots. Evangeline Lilly is not available for pilots. Evangeline Lilly is not leaving Lost. (Hallelujah!)

A relief to be sure...Would you even be able to watch Lost if they cut out Kate and her related romantic storylines?

Juilet & Penny Spoilers

'Lost' Recap: Magical Mystery Tour

John's path from the island, to a coffin, and back to the island again is revealed, and we see his sales pitch to Sayid, Hurley, Kate, Jack

By Jeff Jensen

Jeff Jensen, an EW senior writer, has been despondent since the cancellation of ''Twin Peaks''John Locke went tilting at windmills last night, and paid the price. The maybe-delusional/maybe-not/probably-both knight errant of Lost screwed on his Don Quixote and went on his greatest quest yet: convincing the world-weary, spiritually-defeated Oceanic 6 that they were special; that they were meant for greater adventures and grander purposes; that they belonged back on the Island. Alas, just as ''the knight of the sad countenance'' of Cervantes' mock-heroic epic was met wherever he went with derision and much physical punishment, Locke, too, was greeted with heaps of scorn and physical battery. Still, it was Locke who laughed last. In the wake of a journey that tested his faith and left him for dead, the Holy Fool found himself born again on the sandy shores of his heavenly home — or at least, just across the water from it, over on Hydra Island, the Maui-esque Purgatory which orbits the Paradise-or-Inferno(?) riddle of the (Big) Island. Continuing the season's time loop theme (figurative and literal), Locke celebrated by doing what he did the first time around — biting into a juicy mango and telling a complete stranger his big secret, which this time around was this: I used to be dead. Now I am alive. Fancy that.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

TV Guide Spoilers

Time Magazine: Lostwatch: I Gotta Have Faith

Posted by James Poniewozik

SPOILER ALERT: Before you read this post, buy some cord from the hardware store--no, don't do that with it!--hook it up to your TV and watch last night's Lost.

I'm not going to write too much tonight about the mythology implications of last night's episode of Lost. Partly because we knew the general shape of what was going to happen--minus the little bit about Locke coming back to life, which answers our question from the last LDG--and partly because we can speculate on that in the comments. But mostly because I want to talk about how awesome Terry O'Quinn is.

316 Poll Results

What did you think of "316"?

I Believe!!! The light of this episode lead me back! 24

Great 31

OK 11

Horrible 0

It made me want to run away like Grandpa Shepard 0

Votes so far: 66

EW Doc Jenson 'Lost': The Keys to Locke

Lost': The Keys to Locke
Doc Jensen digs into the story of Doubting Thomas and the real life of Jeremy Bentham for enlightenment on themes in this week's episode. Plus: Teases galore, corrections about Narnia, and a new installment of ''Totally Lost''

Casting Spoilers from Dark UFO

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

Kristen talks about Penny & Walt

A Gift From the Lost Gods: Daniel Dae Kim Is Here!

Happy Monday, tubers! If you were just as shocked about Jin hopping out of the Dharma V-dub bus as I was, you'd track down Daniel Dae Kim to get some answers, right? Well that's just what I did!

Not only is Jin alive and jumping through time, he's just flashed right on over to our set. But will he be flashing to his true love, Sun (Yunjin Kim)? Daniel Dae Kim is here to dish on that and more coming up on Lost, including secrets about our good friend Smokey.

Also, if you love Fringe (and who doesn't?), I've got the scoop on the Observer and a big twist coming its way. Yes, I said it! Plus, info on who spills the beans to Nora about Tommy's (Balthazar Getty) arrest on Brothers & Sisters, and the many pregnancies of Samantha Who? So click above and enjoy this week's episode of the Watch with Kristin show!

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Elizabeth Mitchell Solves Son’s Temper Tantrums With Fresh Air

Steve Granitz/WireImage

Navigating the rocky road of toddlerhood can be difficult for any mom, but Elizabeth Mitchell has found a fail-safe way to keep 3-year-old Christopher ‘CJ” Joseph happy — wide open spaces! “He has never had a tantrum outside,” the 38-year-old Lost star tells the January issue of American Baby magazine. “He’s 3, so he certainly has his fair share, but I find that once he’s outside, he’s really happy.” Fortunately Elizabeth’s Seattle-area home with husband Chris Soldevilla is situated on a one acre parcel of land, and the couple take advantage of every inch of space their yard has to offer! “We go out and walk…CJ plays in the stream and in the pond — any little kid can find a world of adventure,” Elizabeth explains. “We have apple trees, and he likes to help me do some of the gardening, the cleanup, and the pruning.”

Kim's investment in burger joint ties him to state

By John Heckathorn
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 22, 2009

As part of the media blitz for the opening of The Counter, the new build-your-own burger restaurant in Kahala Mall, I had breakfast with restaurateur D.K. Kodama and "Lost" actor Daniel Dae Kim. It was the breakfast of champions, really — a loco moco with kim chee on the side.

"I can't tell you how great it is to live in a place where everybody knows what kim chee is," said Kim, whose investment in the restaurant, the first of three, is a way of setting down roots in Hawaii, where he wants to stay after "Lost" wraps up in another season and a half.
D.K. asked him to invest in The Counter franchise while the two were on the links at Waialae. "I didn't realize we were doing business," says Kim. "I thought I was there so he could kick my butt on the golf course. Then D.K. says to me, 'How would you like to eat lots of great burgers for free?'"