Here is a teaser that Damon Lindelof threw at us last month. In it he says we will find out why the plane crashed.
TODAY'S COMMENTARY Monday, July 25th 2005
Sensational Sneak Preview of Lost
By Ed Martin
What's in Store on Television's Most Talked About Drama
Beverly Hills, CA - From the opening moments of the first episode of its
sophomore season, Lost won't waste a minute in providing further information
about the major storylines on the show. What's at the bottom of that tunnel?
Who are the Others? What the heck is the island all about, anyway?
"Right out of the gate we're addressing some of the big mysteries of the
island," Lost co-creator and executive producer Damon Lindelof tells
MediaVillage.com. "We'll go right inside the tunnel, and what you'll see in
there changes everything."
Indeed, whatever they discover in that tunnel "will change the fundamental
state of existence" of the characters, Lindelof continues. Viewers won't see
quick glimpses of strange things but rather will get a good long look
"We're erring on the side of giving away too much rather than too little,"
Lindelof says. "They found that hatch in episode 10. Thirteen episodes later
they opened it up. It's got to be good."
What the characters won't find inside, Lindelof promises, are aliens, a time
travel portal or "a ship they can blast off in." Whatever is in there will
involve those mysterious numbers that led to Hurley's lottery win and streak
of bad luck in that character's famous backstory.
"Right from the start, in the season premiere, the numbers become a
fundamental plot point for the season," Lindelof says. "People aren't going
to be disappointed in how we use them."
He says the producers of the show wanted to make certain that whatever the
characters find inside the tunnel will be "great, cool and risky." But,
Lindelof cautions, he can "guarantee some people are not going to like what
they find in there."
While some characters are exploring the tunnel, others will be dealing with
the aftermath of the destruction of the raft and the kidnapping of little
Walt by a band of creepy men who are presumed to be among the community of
Others on the island.
Who survives , how they survive, where they end up and how
they reconnect with the other characters" will drive the story through the
first seven or eight episodes next fall, Lindelof adds.
Lindelof also confirms that the character played by newcomer Michelle
Rodriguez will be someone who was seated in the back of the plane when it
exploded and has been living on another part of the island. He will not say
whether she has been living alone or with other survivors.
He also says that Boone, the one main character who died last season, will
definitely stay dead. "So many times in genre shows when you kill someone
off they come back. On Lost the rules are different. When you're dead,
you're dead!" Lindelof declares.
The other big nagging mysteries in the story - why did Ethan kidnap Claire,
what happened to her while she was held prisoner, what if anything happened
to her baby - will be addressed later in the season, Lindelof says. "But we
have bigger priorities first: The hatch and Walt's kidnapping."
He says the story about the kidnapping of Walt is especially intense,
because "a child taken from a parent by strangers is the scariest thing of
all." When the Others take Walt, there is no Amber Alert, no Fox News
Channel and CNN reporting the story, nowhere for his father to get help.
There is only fear, frustration and rage. Early episodes, Lindelof says,
will deal with the repercussions of this harrowing incident.
"That is the big mystery of the island," Lindelof explains. "Who are these
other people and what do they want?"
Lindelof welcomes ABC's decision to move Lost from 8 to 9 p.m. ET on
Wednesday, because more people are available to watch television. He also
thinks the show is "very intense" and says, "children should not be
watching," which they are apt to do at an earlier hour.
"By the finale of season two viewers will know why the plane crashed,"
Lindelof says. He envisions Lost running "somewhere in the neighborhood of
"I know what the ending is," he concludes. "At a certain
point you can only stall so long."