**UPDATED** With a little tidbit about Ben
Nothing major new, but for those that have not kept up to date on all the spoilers and news, here is the update on Michael, Jin and Claire.
Janet in R.I.: Anything new to report on Harold Perrineau’s death on Lost? I was so sad to see him go!
You and me both, babe. But the good news is that Harold is set to star in a dramedey on ABC (he was cast in the pilot The Unusuals), which is music to my ears. If you’ve seen much of H.P. in real life, you know he is (a) hilarious, (b) funny and (a) did I mention the funny? And of course, he can act his ass off. Personally, I never felt like poor, unlikable Mikey-poo did him much justice, so a fresh start where he can flaunt his comedy chops sounds good all around to me. Just my opinion! If you disagree, let mama have it in the comments below…
Mena in Los Angeles: Please, spill the beans! Is there a chance that my darling Jin survived the freighter explosion on Lost?
Jin is gonna be fine. I don’t know exactly how, but he’s going to be fine. I suspect that the difference between Michael’s and Jin’s survival is that Michael was trapped inside the hold, whereas Jin being up on the edge of the deck meant he had a chance to be blown clear of the ship. Besides, the guy magically survived the crash of a 747 and the wreck of the raft. No reason he shouldn’t survive this shipwreck—I choose to believe the Island clearly joins us all in loving him and wanting to keep him around.
Cristina L. in Miami: About the person leaving Lost next season but returning the for season six…You said it’s a girl from the first season, so is Rose included, or do you just mean Kate, Sun and Claire.
Rose would have been included, but as revealed in the Redux’s “What’s to Come” section, Emilie de Ravin will be on a holding contract with Lost for season five and returning in season six. But don’t worry, you can get your Emilie fix elsewhere in the coming year: She’s got a part in the Johnny Depp flick Public Enemies, she’s in the period baseball picture The Perfect Game with Clifton Collins Jr. and last but not least, she’ll be costarring in Ball Don’t Lie with Nick Cannon and Ludacris. Even without Lost, she’s going to be a busy cookie!
Marc in Brooklyn, N.Y.: When Ben was in the funeral parlor in the finale, was that live, real, off-island Ben or dead, spirit-vision Ben?
I had to read the comments of the Redux to figure this out (thank you Nick!), but I think that was the real Ben, because…When he moved the Island, he was teleported (or whatever) to the Tunisian desert, where we find him at the beginning of the circa 2005 flash-forward in “Shape of Things to Come.” When we first see him in that scene, he has a wound that matches the cut on his arm at the end of “No Place Like Home.” Crazy, right? So, to me, it does seem like he’s been genuinely exiled from the Island, and since he leapt forward to 2005 he has been living and working only in the “real world.”
Posted By: The ODI