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Los Angeles Times: "Is Harrold Perrineau the 'Lost' Holdout?"

Earlier this morning, I indicated my belief that Harold Perrineau was the Lost cast member mentioned by E! Online's Kristin Dos Santos who wouldn't be returning for the series's sixth and final season.

Over at the Los Angeles Times/Show Tracker site, I wrote a piece entitled "Is Harold Perrineau the 'Lost' Holdout," which--you guessed it--takes a look at whether Perrineau is the mystery cast member in question who has refused the producers' offers to return to the series next year.

After ruling out other potential parties, it seems as though Perrineau's Michael Dawson won't be making another appearance on the ABC drama series, which makes me wonder just how Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse will work around his absence.

Do you agree with my sleuthing? Is Perrineau the likest suspect and why? Any other theories? Head over the comments section and have your say...


Mrs. James Ford said…
You're completely correct. Harold has every right to pass on coming back after the dreadful way they used his character when they brought him back the first time around. They completely wasted him that whole season and then just killed him off with a dismissive "you can go now."
Anonymous said…
It's definitely him. Wasn't he reluctant to come back last time and only did so after they gave him an obscene amount of money? I figured the reason the end of his story last time was so definitive was b/c they figured they probably wouldn't get him back a second time.
Anonymous said…
I thought the actress that played Libby was not coming back
Anonymous said…
Are you saying the writers are not creative enough to write around his character? It was a waste of time to bring him back in season four and Perrineau didn't exactly keep his hurt feelings to himself. What is left of his story that can't be told from another character's perspective? Nothing. No one is going to say at the end of the season "Oh this would have been so much better if they had just used the Michael character one more time to say WAAAALLLLTTTT!"
Heatherette said…
Regarding the last comment, the writers are definitely "creative enough" to do things without Perrineau but it could be problematic if all of the other original cast members are in the final season and he's not. I'm not sure what story the writers are going to tell but it could be odd with him not there.
Jeff C. said…
Having watched season 1 again over the summer, I was struck by what a good and central character Michael was. He was badly used in seasons 2 and 4, but if there really is to be a reboot (and I'm not yet convinced there is), it would be a shame not to have a pre-kidnapping-of-Walt Michael around.
fenster said…
It does not seem to be Harold:

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