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Facing Your Demons: "Lost" Castaway Found Next Season

Yes, you read that correctly.

While the actual announcement is due to be made by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse tomorrow at Comic-Con, ABC president Steve McPherson let it slip today that a certain Lost castaway would be returning next season earlier today.

Oh, come on. It's not really that difficult to figure out. Which castaway memorably left the series' storyline under mysterious circumstances? And it doesn't take a Dharma-trained genius to figure out whose CBS pilot (Demons) wasn't ordered to series.

Yes, folks, we're talking about Harold Perrineau, whose character (that would be Michael) left Lost at the end of the second season when Ben released him and Walt with instructions on how to leave the island. That is, after Michael betrayed his friends for said freedom.

With the Losties off the island (as seen at the end of Season Three), it was only a matter of time before Jack and other castaways were, um, reunited with the series' Judas back on the mainland. (And hopefully this will put an end to those it-was-Michael-in-the-coffin theories.)

Meanwhile, McPherson claims that Lost's creative team hasn't yet decided whether they will utilize "more flash-forwards or flash-backs" during the series' final three seasons. Hmmm...

I'm sure more information will spill out of tomorrow's Comic-Con panel, so stay tuned.

Comments

Anonymous said…
I hope this isn't Damon's big announcement because it's one that long time Lost viewers have been waiting for for a while now. Glad he's back as his story was left unresolved and needs closure. I never thought he was in the coffin but LOADS of people seem to.
Anonymous said…
I never thought he was in the coffin (and still don't), but I don't see how this puts an end to the theory?
Anonymous said…
Harold was supposed to come back for the finale last season, but there were scheduling conflicts. He's the only Lostie we know of who was definitely from New York (the obit said the deceased was from NY) and the neighborhood Jack was in for the funeral home was definitely an African-American area. It was Michael in the casket! Namaste Ally :)
The CineManiac said…
I think this is great news! Although I can't wait to see how they explain Walt's growth Spurt.
I'm really excited to learn what happened to Michael and Walt!
Anonymous said…
I hated michael.
Anonymous said…
Anonymous, why did you hate Michael? I don't think we're supposed to like him for his actions but he did it to save his child not because he wanted to betray them for money or something. I am glad that Michael is coming back to the show and maybe the writers can deal with Walt's storyline.

Cinemaniac, it's now in the future, so it actually makes sense that Walt has aged!

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