The “Lost” crew converged on San Diego’s Comic-Con convention this past weekend for the last time (sniff), where they offered some teasers about the series’ final season.
The biggest news? Absolute confirmation that we’ll be seeing loads of characters from the past, including, as producer Damon Lindelof noted, “many characters we haven’t seen since the first season.”
Lindeof and co-producer Carlton Cuse went on to say that Juliet and Faraday WILL be in Season 6, though there’s no telling whether they’re dead or alive.
Who else will be popping up? Well, considering that Dominic Monaghan apppeared suddenly onstage at the end of a “in memorium” slideshow would seem to indicate that Charlie Pace will be showing up again.
(UPDATE: The reporter of this New York Times piece on the “Lost” panel spied something an interesting message written on Monaghan’s palm as he waved to the crowd, a clear homage to the “Not Penny’s Boat” note as Charlie drowned at the end of Season 3. This time, the message read: “Am I Alive?” Oooh, I’ve got shivers!!)
And Ian Somerhalder – who wasn’t part of the “Lost” panel, but was at the Con to promote his new show, the CW’s “The Vampire Diaries” – gave that audience the scoop that he will be returning to the island in some form.
Other hints? Well, maybe the new poster unveiled at the convention center has more clues, especially when it comes to the comeback of those Season 1 castaways.
The poster shows a long line of folks we know and love (and love to hate): This website – a product of comedian Paul Scheer who gave a wacky presentation at the panel – has the full list of exactly who’s in the photo. (Some you might not expect, like Michael, Ana-Lucia, Libby, Bernard and Rose.)
That’s not the only interesting thing about the poster, though. Every one of the characters are facing forward, except for John Locke (a.k.a. the Man in Black, etc.), whose back is turned. Yikes, what does that mean? Vent your theories in the comments section below.
You can go to YouTube to see the entire panel for yourself (it’s broken into segments, so just search for “Lost,” “Comic Con,” and “2009”).
But if you’re short on time, keep reading here for the highlights…
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