Archive for January 17th, 2009
This week we have: Lost, Lost and… Lost! (SPOILERS FOLLOW!)
Source: TV Squad
- The island moved back in time. Most reports say in the 70s, due to on-set reports where we see Dharma at its beginning: Othersville is in full bloom, there is a processing center to welcome new recruits, etc.
- Jack and Ben try to reunite the Oceanic 6 in order to return to the island. They will make it to the island but will have to return in separate groups because of some complications. It looks like they will try to blend in with the fresh Dharma folks, as some people spotted Jack and Hurley wearing Dharma tan jumpsuits.
- When the O6 return to the island, they will be reunited with at least some of the people who were left behind, as set reports claim to have seen Jack, Hurley, Sayid, Kate, Sawyer and Jin in scenes together.
- Claire is not set to appear this season, but will be back next season.
- Jin’s fate will be discovered in episode 5.04.
- Some of the guest stars returning this season: Rose, Bernard, Christian, Richard, Ethan, Marvin Candle, Penny, Charles Widmore, Ana Lucia, Hurley’s parents, Matthew Abbadon, Miss Hawking and Walt.
- There will be scenes in Tunisia, Russia, and England.
- Hurley will tell the truth about the island to his mother.
- Jack’s grandfather will be introduced in the season’s seventh episode.
- We will see a younger version of Charlotte, and her birthplace will be confirmed.
- It will be revealed that Miss Hawking, the all-knowing old woman from one of Desmond’s flashbacks, shares a very surprising connection with a major character.
- Richard will spill some rather surprising beans about the island’s mysteries to Locke.
- We will see young Ben again, and a young Sayid will turn up in a flashback.
- Ben will help Jack get clean. In the premiere, Ben will also imply to Jack that once he returns to the island, he may never be able to get back to the real world.
- It looks like we may see the Black Rock at sea, as over the summer, producers were looking for two seaworthy ships, one having to be big and black.
- There may be sparks between Faraday and Charlotte.
- There will be “another” plane crash.
- Read somewhere that three people are going to die in the premiere? Those dying will not be people we label as main characters.
Special Recap: Title Unknown
Airdate: January 21, 2009 at 8 p.m.
- 12/25 – 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 6 in order to return to the island with Locke’s body in an attempt to save their former fellow castaways. Guest cast: L. Scott Caldwell as Rose, Sam Anderson as Bernard, Nestor Carbonell as Richard Alpert, William Mapother as Ethan Rom, Francois Chau as Dr. Marvin Candle,Sonya Walger as Penelope “Penny” Widmore, Alan Dale as Charles Widmore, Rebecca Mader as Charlotte Lewis, William Blanchett as Aaron, Sean Whalen as Neil Frogurt, Tom Irwin as Dan Norton, Michael Dempsey as foreman, Stephanie Smart as ticket agent, Leslie Ishii as woman, Cindy Paliracio as TV anchor, Brad Berryhill as anxious guy, Sven Lindstrom as crew member, Chantal Boomla as counter girl, Jeremy Colvin as security guard. Source: ABC
- We will come to learn that one of the following is true in Lost‘s fifth season premiere. A. The Island moved forward in time. B. The Island moved backward in time. C. The Island did not move in time, but it did move in space — to another location on the planet. D. The Island did not move in time or space — it’s still there, but Dharma tech renders it invisible to the naked eye. Source: The Ausiello Files
- First scene we saw had Sawyer, Bernard, Rose, and Juliet. They appeared to be having a conversation in the jungle. Second scene had Charlotte and Miles, going back to camp. We watched for about 90 minutes. According to one of the crew, it was for Episode 5.01. Source: The Transmission
- Foreman: 40s to 50s, any ethnicity. A blue-collar construction worker. He’s worked hard to get where he is and provide for his family. He cares deeply for his crew, hates it when management is condescending and arrogant but ultimately knows his place in the pecking order. Co-star. Martha:35 to 40, Asian, attractive. A smart, capable scientist with a strong personality who has taken a break to raise her baby but plans to work again. Completely believes in the work she is doing but sometimes questions the decisions of those in charge. Co-star, recurring. Dan: 40s, any ethnicity. A high-priced attorney, someone really sharp who can be friendly. However, there’s a real menace lurking below the surface. Recurring guest star. Source: DocArzt’s Lost Blog
- Hurley and Sayid drive into the apartment complex parking lot in a late-model blue SUV. (It and the other cars have California plates.) They exit, Sayid looking sharp in a black shirt and dark khaki pants, Hurley wearing a thick, long, grey bathrobe over a blue T-shirt. Hurley’s also holding a big burger and paper cup. They make their way stealthily up the stairs, and walk the length of the building, past several apartments. They work their way up to the top floor, Hurley eating the whole way. Finally they reach the apartment they’re looking for. They confer for a moment. Sayid seems to reach for the top of the door, looking for a key, perhaps, when something startles them. Sayid pushes Hurley aside, and draws his gun, pointing it at the door. It opens, and there’s a struggle inside. The next moment, Sayid throws a man over the railing to the asphalt four stories below. There’s a second man inside. Shots ring out. Hurley emerges from the apartment, gun in his hand, and looks over the railing in disbelief. Looks like Sayid is introducing Hurley to his new career. Source: The Transmission
Episode 5.02: The Lie
Airdate: January 21, 2009 at 10 p.m.
- 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. Guest cast: Michelle Rodriguez as Ana Lucia, L. Scott Caldwell as Rose, Sam Anderson as Bernard, Sonya Walger as Penelope “Penny” Widmore, Rebecca Mader as Charlotte Lewis, Jeff Fahey as Frank Lapidus, Lillian Hurst as Carmen Reyes, Cheech Marin as David Reyes, William Blanchett as Aaron, Sean Whalen as Neil Frogurt, Tom Connolly as Jones, Mary Mara as Jill, Dana Sorman as Darlene, James Jeremiah as police officer, Stephanie Conching as nurse, Matthew Allan as Cunningham, Todd Bryant as Mattingly. Source: ABC
- Cunningham: Mid-20s to Early 30s. Any ethnicity. Athletic, used to living outdoors and off the land. He is a loyal soldier but willing to compromise with the enemy to protect his men. This role is introduced in 502 and has scenes in 503. Source: DocArzt’s Lost Blog
- Michelle Rodriguez [...] is returning to the show this season, multiple sources confirm. [...] Rodriguez is back for one episode, most likely this season’s second. [...] The fact that Cheech Marin is also on the guest list for eppy 2 suggests that it’s most likely a Hurley-centric outing. And after his encounter with Charlie’s ghost last season, it’s certainly feasible that Hurley would have an imaginary run-in with Ana Lucia. Source: The Ausiello Files
- Nigel: British, in his late teens. Despite being rough around the edges, mature well beyond his age and extremely smart. Must have English accent. Nice co-star. Will appear in episodes 502 and 503. Darlene: Early 20s, any ethnicity. A bored clerk who hates her sucky job and looks for any burst of excitement to get through the shift. Alternative in dress and style, plays guitar in her own band but needs the day job to pay the bills. Co-star. Jill: Late 20s to late 30s; any ethnicity. A butcher who is one hard-as-nails cool chick. A tomboy, bit of a searcher, and highly competent beyond her station in life. Co-star. Source: DocArzt’s Lost Blog
Episode 5.03: Jughead
Airdate: January 28 at 9 p.m.
- When action was called, Henry Ian Cusick raced into the heart of the bustling marketplace. Desmond was out of breath, sweaty, wearing an unbuttoned maroon paisley shirt rolled up to his elbows, light khaki pants, and blue canvas shoes. He was clutching a piece of paper, reading it, then scanning the crowd frantically. He called out a name, over and over, stopping and saying it to perplexed faces. He was looking for someone, but losing hope. Try as I might, I couldn’t make out the first name. Althea? Theone? Was it a man, a woman, a child? From context, I’d guess it was a male name. But the last name was clear as day: Salonga. Source: The Transmission
- In Kaimuki, they were filming at the corner of 9th and Waialae Avenue . It is an accident scene where Hurley (stunt double was driving) speeds down the street and knocks over some boxes on the sidewalk before driving off. He’s being chased by someone you’ll never guess… Ana-Lucia in a police car. She was in the car the whole time, so I couldn’t 100% confirm it was her but I’m pretty sure. I just don’t want to speculate and be wrong. She had HUGE glasses on. I’m guessing flashback or hallucination. I should add that the stunt guy was wearing hospital type garb, so that’s why I think it is in the present. Source: Lost Spoilers
- Solanga: Male, 50s, Filipino. The village doctor in a small, rural community. Has his vices but also genuine medical skills. Speaks relatively good English with an accent. Janitor: Male, late 40s or 50s, must have a British working class accent. Nosy, opinionated, resident rumor monger of a school. Knows everyone’s business and can’t keep a secret to save his life. Abigail : Female, 30s, British; working class. Stoic – but deeply wounded. Has a way with bitter sarcasm, though she’s a loyal caregiver at heart. Theresa: Female, 30s, British, blonde. Pretty suffers from dementia but also has short periods of complete lucidity. Source: DocArzt’s Lost Blog
- Sophie: British and in her late teens. Is a seemingly innocent, prim and proper aristocrat but in actuality she hides a toughness and ingenuity underneath. Must have English accent. Nice co-star. Will appear in episode 503. Source: DocArzt’s Lost Blog
Episode 5.04: The Little Prince
Airdate: February 4, 2009
- A call sheet for episode 5.04, “The Little Prince,” offers us some information about the episode. Here are a few tidbits from the call sheet: Charlotte will have a bloody nose and be passed out for a while. Faraday is by her side. It seems Miles and Juliet also have nosebleeds. The camp has been raided. Locke wants to return to the Orchid station. Sayid is attacked. Later, he reluctantly joins Ben to extract Hurley. Jack resigns from his job at the hospital. Eventually, Jack, Kate, Sayid, Ben and Sun are reunited. Jin’s not dead. Ethan appears in a flashback. Source: TV Squad
- Sawyer, Juliet, Daniel, Miles, Charlotte, and ***** will learn Jin’s fate at the precise moment we do: in episode 4. In other news, ask yourself this question: Why was Jorge Garcia shooting a scene in jail last week? Source: The Ausiello Files
- They’re going to make us sweat out the fate of Jin. We won’t see him at all for the first three episodes, and it’s not until episodes four and five that we’ll really understand what happened to him when the freighter exploded. [...] I’m now hearing from sources that Jin will be found Leo DiCaprio-in-Titanic style, floating on a door. Alive or dead? Source: Kristin on E!Online
- Dr. Evelyn Ariza: 30s-40s, any ethnicity. Chief of staff at a hospital. She’s attractive with a great bed-side manner but tough and carries her authority well. Not afraid to make difficult decisions. Source: Lost Spoilers
Episode 5.05: This Place Is Death
Airdate: February 11, 2009
- Brigitte: Early 20s, Caucasian, French. Pretty and self-reliant. Works as a waitress in an up-scale restaurant in Tunisia and meets a mysterious stranger. Must speak French. Source: DocArzt’s Lost Blog
Episode 5.06: The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham
Airdate: February 18, 2009
- Lost returned to Oahu Cemetery this morning, perhaps a fitting location on the brink of Halloween. The historic graveyard previously appeared in the Season 2 episode “Lockdown,” as the not-quite-final resting place of Anthony Cooper. It seemed, at first, a peaceful scene, with Matthew Abbadon bringing a wheelchair-bound John Locke to a modest grave site for an intense conversation. But things turned quickly when it came time to leave. Locke, in the back seat of a blue four-door sedan, waited as Abbadon loaded his wheelchair into the trunk. But no sooner had Abbadon closed the lid, when shots rang out. And Abbadon is hit. Source: The Transmission
- Lance Reddick (a.k.a. corporate recruiter Matthew Abaddon, as well as Fringe‘s Phillip Broyles) was just spotted in Hawaii shooting what I assume is episode 5.06. Source: The Ausiello Files
- Hajer: Male, Arab, 30s-50s. A very local “doctor” who probably doesn’t have a traditional medical degree but has the experience to tackle anything the harsh desert can throw at him. Tough bed-side manner but knows how to get the job done. Must speak Tunisian Arabic. Source: Lost Spoilers [Note: It's not clear when the character will appear. It could be in 5.07 instead of 5.06.]
Episode 5.07: 316
Airdate: February 25, 2009
- We’re going to meet Jack’s grandfather for the first time in episode 7! He’ll be played by actor Raymond Barry, who’s probably best known for his role as Tom Cruise’s dad in Born on the Fourth of July. Source: The Ausiello Files
- Hal: 70s, Caucasian. Successful, handsome and charming rogue with a twinkle in his eye. A guy who can still fight the establishment and win. May recur. Mike: 30s-40s with Czech accent. A scientist. Very intelligent and creative. He’s excited to show his boss his latest discovery. Has worked hard and knows he’s on the brink of something big. Vicki: 30s-40s, any ethnicity, attractive. Charming, coy and knows how to get what she wants. Has spent a lifetime in bars and can read a guy better than he knows himself. Rupa: 20s, Indian (South Asian), pretty. Sweet, fun-loving professional young woman who can be tougher than she appears. Can deal with difficult customers with charm and ease. Nandi: Male, 30-35, Indian (South Asian) he’s smart and professional. He’s used to working with difficult and annoying people, so he’s developed a kind but firm demeanor. Source: Lost Spoilers
Episode 5.08: LaFleur
Airdate: March 4, 2009
- Phil: Any ethnicity, mid-20s to mid-40s. Thin, serious, and in usually in a bad mood. Works in corporate security, a task master, runs his teams by the rules. Possible recur. Jerry: Any ethnicity, mid-20s to mid-30s. A bad boy. Dangerous, charming and always up for a good time. Works in corporate security; can be serious and tough when he needs to be. Possible recur. Doctor: Male, any ethnicity, 30s. Smart, hippy-ish, well-trained doctor who finds himself thrown into a situation outside of his medical experience and has to adjust. Source: Lost Spoilers
- Reiko Aylesworth is in negotiations for a major recurring role on ABC’s Lost. In at least four episodes of ABC Studios’ Lost, Aylesworth will play Amy, a smart and successful professional woman with a love for the outdoors who is looking for the right man. Source: The Hollywood Reporter
- Amy: A smart, attractive and charismatic Caucasian woman somewhere between 35-42 years old. She is outdoorsy and adventurous. She is comfortably successful at her job. Her love life is complicated and a reflection of her own complex nature. She is a woman many men find attractive and she likes qualities of each of her suitors but is looking for the whole package. Other women find her funny and honest. A significant recur of at least 4 episodes. Source: Lost Spoilers
Episode 5.09: Namatse
Airdate: March 11, 2009
- We have gotten the confirmation that [recurring character Marty Jankowsky] will be played by Eric Lange and that he will appear in at least two episodes. [...] As of now it seems like Marty will be a character with off-island scenes. Source: Lost Spoilers
- Marty Jankowsky: 40s to 50s, Caucasian, very smart and controlling. Marty has his own way of doing things and god help you if you cross him and/or try to alter his very precise process. A deep and free thinker he uses his fierce intellect as a weapon. Possible recur. Jack Ross: 30s, any ethnicity. A former air force bomber pilot who now uses his professional skills and unflappable demeanor to maintain order in a highly chaotic environment. He’s smart, professional and competent. He keeps his wits as those around him in a crisis are losing theirs. Source: Lost Spoilers
Episode 5.10: He’s Our You
Airdate: March 18, 2009
- 12/12 – [A scene set in Russia] was for Naveen Andrews, who stalked about dressed all in black (including a leather jacket). Most of the action happened behind closed doors, but the last scene depicted Sayid coming out of the building, holding something inside his jacket, and walking away. Bags of ice were spread across the sidewalk to depict snow. Interestingly, the same thing was done one block east on this same street for another Sayid scene (leaving a restaurant in Berlin). [...] After sundown, they turned up at Bishop Museum, where the show had recreated yet another Russian locale . According to my friend Jeff, a museum employee, both Naveen Andrews and Michael Emerson were on hand. He said they were in Red Square, and that fake snow was sprayed on the side of Hawaiian Hall and on cars parked along the lane. Source: The Transmission
- 12/04 – Young Boy: 8, must speak Arabic. Quiet and thoughtful who loves his older brother and is protective of him, can do what his father asks calmly and coolly. Source: Lost Spoilers
- 11/26 – Father: 40s, must speak Arabic. A domineering and quick-tempered father who’s trying to bring his boys up properly. Feels he has to teach his son a lesson about how to be a real man. Older boy: 12, must speak Arabic. Sensitive and kind-hearted, he’s scared of his domineering father and knows he’s a sad disappointment. Ivan: Late 30s to late 40s, pudgy, must have a Russian accent, wealthy, upper-class and has lived the good life, but gambling debts have caught up with him. Now he fears for his life from the Russian mob. Source: Lost Spoilers
Episode 5.11: Title Unknown
Airdate: March 25, 2009
- 12/18 – Erik: late 20s to 30s. Any ethnicity. Smart and dangerous. Tough military type. Follows orders and doesn’t question them. He is a loyal soldier. Could possibly recur. Debra: late 20s to 30s. Any ethnicity. Intelligent field nurse. Can quickly respond to new emergencies. Strong, does not shrink from overwhelming situations. Source: Lost Spoilers
Episode 5.12: Title Unknown
Airdate: April 1, 2009
- Graham: Caucasian, male, 40. Blue eyes, 6 foot, English/British ONLY, confident, has come into his own and ready to be a leader. He’s the SVP of a major financial corporation jockeying for the CEO position. Source: Lost Spoilers
Rob Thomas: Veronica Mars Movie Is Next
Itchy journalists watching Rob Thomas present his Cupid remake had to ask: Is there going to be a Veronica Mars movie?
Yes! Thomas reported that he and Mars star Kristen Bell are both in: “For me, that’s the next project [after Cupid]. But my writing it is really just half the battle,” he said. “Somebody has to pay for it.” Thomas indicated that producer Joel Silver is ready to green-light the film. Coupled with Thomas’ obvious enthusiasm for the project, perhaps we won’t have to wait too long to see a big-screen continuation of the story of the teen detective.
Are you excited to see a Veronica Mars movie? Or would you rather Thomas focus on new projects?