Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Official Season 3 Spoilers, Part 2

ABC now has released their "teaser" for the mid-season premier of Lost. It contains a lot of "spoilers", which if history is the guide, may potentially, maybe, possibly ... ok probably maybe has some misdirection. It included a group photo that omits Mr. Eko, not a surprise:

Here are the Lost spoilers we believe are verified:

  • More for the Guys Lost Spoiler ... ABC now has officially stated the "second act" of “Lost” season 3 (or Lost series 3 as the Brits might say) has "action-packed mystery and adventure". You might say ... well duh. However this actually is a concealed spoiler. Before season 3 began, the creators of Lost were hyping the "relationship" aspects of the upcoming season. Although they provided the sort of answer on who Kate picked (Sawyer) they also did not adequately address the male demographic largely responsible for all the grumbling about lack of "answers" for Lost this season. This is ABC's clue that we can expect an attempt to bring everyone home to the Lost fold.
  • ABC has not forgotten about all the mysteries for which we want some attention. How do we know that? They summarized them all in their release. They have not forgotten!
"the island holds many secrets, including a mysterious smoke monster, polar bears, a strange French woman and another group of island residents known as “The Others.” The survivors have also found signs of those who came to the island before them, including a 19th century sailing ship called The Black Rock, the remains of an ancient statue, as well as bunkers belonging to the Dharma Initiative -- a group of scientific researchers who inhabited the island in the recent past."
  • Juliet – the Others' fertility doctor - makes a "shocking" decision that could endanger her standing with her people. Remember, she will shoot someone.
  • Look for a Charlie storyline about his future, as revealed cryptically by Desmond

Here is one that looks like misdirection: "can the survivors find a way to interact with the outside world". Our prediction is No. Although the Others might, we predict Sawyer, Locke et al. will not.

Here are some excerpts from the ABC Lost press release, but as usual, be wary of misdirection contained in it:

"As the second part of Season Three opens, Jack seems to have gained the upper hand, as Ben’s life literally rests in his hands. His demands are simple – release Kate and Sawyer as prisoners of “The Others,” let them safely return to the island and he’ll stay behind. But does Jack have a hidden agenda? Kate finally made her romantic decision between Jack and Sawyer by choosing the smitten con man – but were her feelings for him genuine? Juliet – one of “The Others” -- makes a shocking decision that could endanger her standing with her people. After the death of Eko, Locke’s obsession to uncover the secrets of the island leads Sayid to believe that his intentions may not be in the best interests of his fellow survivors. Sun and Jin will continue to celebrate their pregnancy – but is the child really Jin’s? Just as Charlie returns into the good graces of Claire and her baby, Aaron, Desmond drops a bombshell on him that could change the course of his life forever. After the hatch imploded and the electromagnetic charge was expelled, questions arise as to what effects it had on the island – as well as the outside world. Will Penny Widmore find the island and her long, lost love, Desmond, and can the survivors find a way to interact with the outside world?" No.

How about this reference to "heroes": "Even heroes have secrets." A lot of people are speculating on a connection between the NBC show and Lost. We can confirm there is no connection except the creators of Heroes are admirers of what Lost has achieved.

Summary of the stars not including Eko or Ana-Lucia. Don't look for their return flashbacks soon.

Naveen Andrews as Sayid
Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond
Emilie de Ravin as Claire
Michael Emerson as Ben
Matthew Fox as Jack
Jorge Garcia as Hurley
Josh Holloway as Sawyer
Daniel Dae Kim as Jin
Yunjin Kim as Sun
Evangeline Lilly as Kate
Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet
Dominic Monaghan as Charlie
Terry O’Quinn as Locke.

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