With Lost hurtling towards its series finale, the cast and writers of the show appeared at this year's Paleyfest armed with answers, spoilers and teases - As well as a promise we're sure they can't keep. You've been warned!
At last night's panel, part of the 27th annual William S. Paley Television Festival in LA, the show's creators talked about what a Disney - which owns ABC, the network that Lost airs on - park Lost ride would be like (Damon Lindelof imagined "a dark room in which you spin around repeatedly before getting hit in the face"), potential spin-offs (Writer Eddy Kitsis joked about a show about a real estate broker trying to sell property on the island) and an unexpected attitude towards post-finale publicity: Co-Showrunner Carlton Cuse told the audience that they do not plan to comment on the finale once it's been broadcast. While we wait for them to reconsider that attitude, they also teased a lot about questions we're still waiting on answers to; Entertainment Weekly helpfully broke it down for us:
The answer is "yes" to the following: Will Richard and Ilana exchange some words soon? Will we see another painting by Bender? Do some of the characters' last names have significance, particularly Jack's? Is Jack married to someone we've met before? Was Jacob telling the truth when he said someone was coming to the island? Will we learn more about Hurley and Libby's connection? Will we see Vincent and Charlie again? Will we learn if Desmond was really on the plane?
The answer is "no" to the following: Will we get a conclusion to the story of Ben's love, Annie? Do the purple circles in Bender's mural mean anything? Did Juliet's ex-husband get killed by a smoke bus? Will there be a DVD release of the show in chronological order?
The answer is "maybe" to the following: Will the Hurley bird be explained? Will we see Walt again?
The answer is "no comment" to the following: Will we learn why women can't have babies on the island?
The one-word hint for what's left to come? "Water," according to Damon Lindelof.
Lost continues on ABC on Tuesday nights at 9pm.
'Lost' execs 'spoil' final episodes at TV Fest '10 [Entertainment Weekly]