I Do

An upcoming episode of Season 3 of Lost is called “I Do” and is about whether Kate’s finally going to hook up with Jack or Sawyer. (My bets are on Sawyer.)

Also in the episode: Locke finds yet another hidden message about the island.

Nathan Fillion (Buffy, Firefly) will guest star.

Home And Away — Back on track
Weeknights, 7pm, Seven Network

Police officer Jack (Paul O’Brien) is still in hospital, coming to terms with the fact that he may never walk again after being severely bashed. But while he’s there, he begins to form more of a bond with his young physio, Sam (Jessica Chapnik).
Jack — who was devastated when his wife, Martha (Jodi Gordon), left him — finds himself comforting Sam when she opens up to him about her own painful past. Sam’s ex—husband was jailed for embezzlement at the same time she discovered she was pregnant with their son, Rory, now 10 years old. Sam also had a daughter, who died of a rare disorder when she was a toddler.

Also in TV WEEK this week, find out how a shocking accident leads to Sally and Brad’s night of passion. Plus, who is falling for Amanda — and who hits Matilda in the face? And will Rachel finally get the baby she so desperately wants?

  • Summer tries to reinvent herself as a tree-hugging hippy.
  • Jokes about Grey’s Anatomy in Episodes 3 & 4.
  • Taylor has a new crush.
  • Julie Cooper’s dating service might just slide into an escort agency….


Mmm, Mark Deklin is looking hot!!

He’s going to be joining the cast of Desperate Housewives in a recurring role as Bill Pearce, a hunky widower who might be Gabrielle’s new love interest.

Gabbie meets him when helping out on a play his daughter is in.

Will he be her new John?

Actor Thomas Jane will join his wife, Arquette, in the two-hour premiere, as the series kicks off its third season in the US on November 15. Jane stars as Clay Bicks, an old lover of Allison’s (Arquette) — a danger-loving photographer, who, in the moment after his own death, is delivered to Allison’s door — unaware that he has died.

Once Clay makes peace with the fact that he has left the world of the living and will never have a chance to be with the woman he loved, he decides to take up residence in the Dubois house — to stay close to her. Obviously, this does not sit well with Allison’s husband Joe (Jake Weber), who is made aware of Clay’s presence.

Additionally, the premiere episode features animation by Van Partible (“Johnny Bravo”). Allison (Arquette) discovers that her and her daughter Bridgette (Maria Lark) are both having a very similar odd series of dreams, with the primary difference being that Bridgette’s dreams keep coming to her in the form of cartoons. When her daughter’s dreams become dark and ugly Allison begins to realize the connection.

The episode, titled “Four Dreams,” is written by creator and executive producer Glenn Gordon Caron and co-executive producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach (“Lost”).

“I believe this special two-hour episode, ‘Four Dreams,’ is the perfect way for ‘Medium’ to begin its third season,” said Caron. “It is in many ways, it’s our most ambitious and emotional episode to date. The story spans from Indonesia to Phoenix and the larger canvas gave us an opportunity to play with techniques we’ve never used before, such as animation, which is used to depict middle child’s Bridgette’s dreams. It also allowed us to explore in greater depth some of the other characters in Allison’s world that we know very little about. But perhaps most exciting of all, it gave us the chance to invite Thomas Jane — an actor I’ve long admired — to play someone who ends up having an enormous emotional impact on Allison and her family. He is simply electric in the role, and the chemistry between Thomas and Patricia is palpable.”

From executive producer, creator and director Caron (“Moonlighting”), “Medium” is a gripping drama series inspired by the real-life story of research medium Allison Dubois. Arquette (“Stigmata,” “Flirting with Disaster”) stars as a young wife and mother who, since childhood, has been struggling to make sense of her dreams and visions of dead people. Arquette received the Emmy in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category for her performance as Allison after the telecast of the initial 16 episodes of the critically acclaimed series.

As a part-time consultant to the district attorney’s office, Allison uses her psychic abilities, which consist of talking to dead people as well as seeing the future in her dreams to solve violent and horrifying crimes that have remained mysteries to her boss D.A. Devalos (Miguel Sandoval, “The Division”) and others within the criminal justice system. Weber (“Meet Joe Black”) stars as Allison’s supportive husband Joe, and Sofia Vassilieva (“Eloise at the Plaza”) and Maria Lark (“10.5”) star as Ariel and Bridget, the two eldest Dubois children. David Cubitt also stars as Detective Lee Scanlon and Madison Carabello plays the youngest daughter, Marie Dubois.

Caron continued, “I believe if you’ve never seen our show before, that this is the perfect introduction to it. And that if you are a diehard Medium fan you are in for a unique and thrilling experience.”

Teaser Spoilers for Episodes 4311 – 4315.
Australian Airdate: November 6 – 10th (Week 43, 2006)

Monday: Amanda’s life hangs in the balance when she is electrocuted. Johnny’s threats against Brad go one step too far; Brad takes matters into his own hands when the police are powerless to help him.

Tuesday: Peter admits his true feelings for Amanda after watching her come close to death. Johnny’s threats force Rocco to commit another crime. Tensions rise between Matilda and Belle. Brad lands himself in trouble with the law following a drug raid at the school.

Wednesday: Lucas and Ric’s plan to reconcile Belle and Matilda backfires. When Brad is stood down as Principal following his drug charges, he leaves Johnny rattled when he lays down his own threats.

Thursday: Morag discovers there’s more to Ash than meets the eye and is determined to find out what he is hiding? Rachel brings Baby Joe home and Kim fears she’s becoming too attached to the baby. Everyone batons down the hatches as Colleen prepares them all for the Christmas Pageant.

Friday: Rachel drops a bombshell on Kim when she announces she wants to adopt Baby Joe. The bond between Sam and Jack continues to grow; Could there be a new romance in the air? Everyone is shocked when Colleen abandons ship, leaving them all to finish the Christmas Pageant preparations without her.

Premiering Thursday, Nov. 2 in the US, Season Four of THE O.C. hits the ground running with the cult soap’s trademark mix of heart, humor, drama, action and romance.

Willa Holland, as Kaitlin Cooper, and Autumn Reeser, as Taylor Townsend, become series regulars this season, and Chris Pratt (“Everwood”) guest-stars in a multi-episode arc.

The fourth season premiere finds the gang adjusting to life without Marissa Cooper.

Summer is attending Brown University in Rhode Island, where she has reinvented herself as a left-leaning, tree-hugging activist under the sway of environmentalist Che (guest star Pratt).

Ryan has moved out of the Cohen house and is dealing with Marissa’s death in the only way he knows how. When he misses a special dinner at the Cohens’, Seth finds him on the wrong side of the tracks and calls Summer for help.

Meanwhile, Julie Cooper will do anything even yard work to avoid dealing with Marissa’s death; Kaitlin earns a new pair of boots from Dr. Roberts in true Cooper fashion; and Taylor hides out in the diner so no one will know she’s not in Paris in “The Avengers” episode of THE O.C.

The following week, Ryan leaves Orange County to put an end to his turmoil, but comes up empty on his search.

Meanwhile, Seth acts like a jackass and finds some new friends in Mexico (including guest star Steve-O) who help him find what he’s looking for.

Kaitlin and Julie are forced by Dean Torres (guest star Tia Carrere) to work together on Harbor’s clothing drive, and Julie is ostracized by the Cohens when they discover what she has been up to.

And when Taylor drops in on Summer unannounced, the truth comes out as Summer continues to separate herself from everything Orange County in “The Gringos” episode.

Anyone else watched this yet? I found it an oddly satisfying way to say goodbye to Andy, Maggie et al. I’m not quite as devastated as I was when The Office finished but it’ll be sad to no longer have my weekly awkward-moment fix 🙁

I found it strange that De Niro only appeared for a few minutes! Surely you’d wanna milk a star like that for all he’s worth?!

Episode 3.04: Every Man For Himself (Sawyer-centric)
Airdate: October 25, 2006

10/19 – Sawyer will flash back, and we’ll learn something about his role in this world. Sawyer is going to have a very bad day (as you saw from the promo), and Kate will be mostly clueless as to why. Jack will start to play Julia. (No, there is not a “with” missing there.) Niki will talk to Desmond. (If it doesn’t get cut out.) Henry will have a bizarre reveal to Sawyer that, if true, will change what we know about Lost island. Source: Kristin on E!Online
10/09 – Guest starring are Kiele Sanchez as Nikki, Rodrigo Santoro as Paulo, M.C. Gainey as Mr. Friendly, Michael Bowen as Pickett, Ian Gomez as Munson, Bill Duke as Warden Harris, Ariston Green as Jason, Dustin Geiger as Matthew, Kim Dickens as Cassidy, Dorian Burns as prison guard and Peter Ruocco as Agent Freedman. Source: ABC
10/07 – Sawyer discovers how far his captors will go to thwart his and Kate’s escape plans; Jack must scrub up to save an Other’s life; Desmond’s behavior perplexes the survivors when he starts constructing an unknown device. Source: WCHS
09/07 – Amongst Desmond’s flashbacks, we will see his best friend in prison, Stuckey Chavez. The latter is not the sharpest knife in the drawer but he is always appraised of prison gossip. Source: SpoilerFix.com
08/22 – [This] Desmond-centric [episode features] flashbacks of his time in prison. It features Warden Harris, a nasty man with a hate for Desmond. [The episode also features] ‘Munson’, a mild-mannered gov’t bureaucrat in his 30’s who shows his dark side when he finds out he has been betrayed by his wife. Source: secretagentman @ TWOP [Note: The flashback spoilers are either for Sawyer or will be part of a later episode about Desmond.]

Episode 3.05: The Cost of Living (Eko-centric)
Airdate: November 1, 2006

10/16 – A delirious Eko wrestles with past demons; some of the castaways go to the Pearl station to find a computer they can use to locate Jack, Kate and Sawyer; Jack does not know who to trust when two of the Others are at odds with each other. Guest starring are Kiele Sanchez as Nikki, Rodrigo Santoro as Paulo, Michael Bowen as Pickett, Adetokumboh MCormack as Yemi, Muna Otaru as Amina, Hakeem Kae-Kazim as Emeka, Jermaine Scooter Smith as Daniel, Michael Robinson as trader, Ariston Green as guard, Lawrence Jones as soldier and Alicia Young as blind woman. Source: ABC
09/06 – This Eko-centric episode will feature a Nigerian woman named Amadi who is intuitive and strong and has a son, a violent warlord named Azi, and a sweet altar boy named Daniel. Source: SpoilerFix.com

Episode 3.06: I Do (Kate-centric)
Airdate: November 8, 2006

10/10 – As many of you have found out, it looks like Kate was married to a character played by Nathan Fillion. Word got out today from a fan who resides in Hawaii (nickname lilahpapaya at Lost-Forum), that the LOST crew was filming at a church and Evangeline Lily was wearing a wedding gown. Later, they filmed a scene with a cop parked outside the church. Source: SpoilerFix BuddyTV Spoilers Chat
10/05 – Sources confirm to me that Nathan Fillion (Buffy, Firefly) has been cast on Lost! He starts filming the show next week in Hawaii, and will guest star in at least two episodes this season, from what I hear. He will be playing someone from Kate’s past. Someone who was VERY close to our beloved Katie — as in, legally bound and not genetically. Source: Kristin on E!Online
09/30 – Evangeline Lily said that Kate’s flashback will be the 6th one, the last one before the break. Source: Jimmy Kimmel Live

Episode 3.07: Not In Portland (Juliet-centric)
Airdate: Winter 2007

10/18 – I just found out that Episode 7 is a Juliet flashback. Source: Ask Ausiello @ TV Guide
10/02 – This episode will feature Edmund Burke, a smug in his 50s who has a laboratory in a university, who is the type to divorce his wife to date a young woman in her early 20s. He likes to take credit for other people’s work. Also in the episode is Albert Hofmann, a highly selective recruiter for a bio-tech company. Source: SpoilerFix.com

Episode 3.08: Title Unknown
Airdate: Winter 2007

10/18 – Don’t be surprised if episode 8 is all about Charlie. Casting notices just went out for two Brits. Both of them are male, and one of them is a “charismatic” university professor. Source: Kristin on E!Online

Episode 3.09: Title Unknown
Airdate: Winter 2007

10/11 – This episode will feature a sensual and mysterious Asian woman in her late 20s to early 30s who speaks English and another language. She is an artist and her work in inspired by the feelings and desires of her subjects. Also in this episode will be Sherry, an intelligent and formidable woman in her 40s or 50s. She is smart, analytical, well-rounded, and charming. Source: SpoilerFix.com

General spoilers:

10/18 – We won’t see [Penny] again until after the break. Source: Ask Ausiello @ TV Guide
10/13 – There will be an Others flashback later in the season that shows the housing residential area before 815 crashed. There are other Others in other places; they are not all in the Hydra station. They said even though people think Karl is an other, its not true. We will find out by Episode 6 why he was caged. Ms. Klugh will be back sometime. Source: Lost Podcasts
10/02 – [The kiss between Kate and Sawyer] is not a dream [nor an hallucination]. Source: Kristin on E!Online
09/30 – Two people close to Sun die (note: they are “close” to her in very different ways). That kiss you’ve seen in the promos isn’t exactly what it seems. There is going to be another kiss. We see Sawyer as a bona fide wuss (for good reason) — and learn a secret that reveals he has an entirely different role in life than we (or he) ever knew. Source: Kristin on E!Online
09/28 – [Producers told Yunjin Kim that we wouldn’t know until the series finale who the father of her baby is.] The identify of [Henry Gale’s (Ben)’s] past love [is revealed]. Source: TV Guide
09/26 – [Kristin from E! said in her chat: “I’m hearing we’ll see a one-eyed-wonder very soon. Think Daryl Hannah in Kill Bill except male and not previously amphibious.”] It’s a new character, late 40’s. A formidable man, tough, a real survivor. A real sense of charisma and danger. Possibly recurring. Source: secretagentman @ TWOP
09/19 – I’ve only seen two beings [die this season]: (a) a character we knew from before and (b) the cutest little fuzziest more adorable animal (that is not Vincent the dog). Source: Kristin on E!Online
09/15 – You wanna know where the Others live? I’ll tell you. In the last place you’d expect. And that’s just one of the jaw-dropping twists you’ll discover in the first few episodes of the third season of Lost. Those frustrated with the lack of answers last season will be happy to get a few in the first few episodes–like, oh, the revelation of what the Others are up to, what shocking connection Jin has to Sun’s secret lovah and which island boy will be once again kissing Kate. Yep, kissing her. A few old faces will even be coming back, like Ian Somerhalder (Boone) and, hopefully, more of Cynthia Watros (Libby) in flashbacks. Source: Kristin on E!Online
09/11 – I can tell you that at some point in the first four episodes, [Kate] does confess that she loves someone on the island. It is one of the most heart-wrenching (in every single possible meaning of the phrase “heart-wrenching”) scenes you will ever see. Despite what Rodrigo Santoro said in that interview with a Brazilian newspaper, [he] actually appears very early on this season, and he will be one-half of the one of the hottest couples I think I’ve ever seen on television. [Kiele and Rodrigo will be some of the survivors who have been living in the background for 2 seasons. Elizabeth Mitchell’s character] is romantically linked to someone we already know, and could be romantically linked to a second someone we know. Source: Kristin on E!Online
08/29 – Damon Lindelof revealed: Rodrigo and Kiele are contracted to be recurring characters. The planned series finale of Lost [is] a “happy but tragic” ending. Source: Kristin on E!Online [Note: The fact that Lindelof speaks of the series finale does not mean that season 3 is the last one. They always planned Lost to last around 5 season.]
08/25 – Simply put in the words of executive producer Bryan Burke: “The Hatch is gone. Done. We have new sets that have been built on our soundstage, so it’s a whole new world for you.” It looks as if Kate is spending some quality time in close quarters with good ol’ Henry. Rodrigo said, “I’m going to be one of the survivors from the plane that apparently was on the island all this time. I’m going to be a character with a past.” Terry O’Quinn revealed that “I’ve heard that [the why was Locke in a wheelchair explanation is] going to happen this season. I’m not sure when it will happen but I have heard that it will.” Source: Kristin on E!Online
08/24 – It will be revealed that Jack has met one of “The Others” back in the real world; this will relate to why he is the only one they are able to cooperate with, although he will be extremely wary in the beginning. Get ready for politics-on-the-beach when the clique returns Jack-less and limping to confront a populace ready for regime change, and an aggressive new leader with a dangerous motivation. Source: The Tail Section
08/09 – [Kiele Sanchez will be playing a character named] Nikki and she’ll be a love interest for Rodrigo Santoro[‘s character]. Source: Ask Ausiello @ TV Guide
08/07 – Just who these “Others” are and what they want are primary questions Season Three will explore. Romance looms on the horizon as Jack’s interests veer towards a mysterious new woman, whose motives may be questionable. Sun and Jin will continue to celebrate their pregnancy – but is the child really Jin’s? Locke and Sayid will band together with some of the other survivors and journey across the island in an attempt to free Jack, Kate and Sawyer. Charlie will attempt to return into the good graces of Claire and her baby, Aaron, but can he be trusted to stay clean and sober? The fates of Locke, Desmond and Mr. Eko in the aftermath of the implosion of the hatch are answered. 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? The band of friends, family, enemies and strangers must continue to work together against the cruel weather and harsh terrain if they want to stay alive. But as they have discovered during their 60-plus days on the island, danger and mystery loom behind every corner, and those they thought could be trusted may turn against them. Even heroes have secrets. Source: ABC
08/06 – It looks like [Kiele] Sanchez [from Related] closed the deal late Friday [for the third role to be casted on Lost], although I have yet to receive an official confirmation from ABC. Source: The Ausiello Report
07/26 – Rodrigo Santoro, best known to American audiences as the hot dude Laura Linney crushed on in Love Actually, is joining the cast this fall. Source: The Ausiello Report
07/22 – Among the revelations to come: Viewers will learn more about Desmond and Penny, why Locke was paralyzed, why Libby was in the asylum, and why the island has healing powers. Source: Sci Fi Wire
07/22 – The smoke monster is definitely not made of nanobots. Kate will “make her choice” in the first six episodes of the season. Her choice is presumably between Sawyer and Jack. The word “clone” will never be heard on the show. The Powers That Be all but confirmed Libby will be appearing in flashbacks, most logically Desmond’s or Hurley’s. If you’re asking about daddy issues, you’re asking the right questions. Strong implication that an underwater hatch might exist and that it might be explored this season. The producers say the hieroglyphics on the timer translate to “underworld”. Source: Kristin on E!Online
07/21 – During an interview Carlton Cuse revealed: We almost view the first six as a miniseries. And it’s going to answer what we left hanging at the end of the finale. Obviously, we’re going to explain what happened to Locke and Desmond and Eko, and sort of deal with the fact that Sawyer and Kate and Jack are in captivity. We would love to sort of finish up [Libby]’s story. We’re casting two female roles and one new male role. I can’t tell you where the characters are going to come from, but obviously, one of the things we’re doing this year on the show is… learning a lot more about the Others, and their society and their history. So it might be fair to say that you’re going to learn more about some other characters who are also Others. I wouldn’t call it the season of sex, but I will say that romance will play a much more active part of the show this year… We actually meant to get to it last year. We didn’t really get to the romance as fast as we thought we were going to. So this year that’s definitely on our agenda. I think actually one of these new female characters is going to be a romantic interest, possibly for Jack. There will be several new romances on the show this year… I think that this year we’re looking to make the show a little bit brighter, a little bit more vibrant, a little bit more on the action-adventure axis, a little bit more on the romance axis. I don’t think the show will be as dark and as intense this year [as it was last season]. And it will be, I think, even more on the character axis than on the mythological axis. John Locke will be a very different person in Season 3. All of his questions and his doubts and his uncertainty have been answered. In fact, the button did mean something. And there was something at stake. And I think that will bring about a change in that character. Penny is an important character in the overarching mythology of the show. The interrelationship between the outside world and the island will be something that will be a part of Season 3. The monster will be a part of Season 3, as will the polar bear. People are asking what happened to the polar bear, so we will be doing some polar-bear stories. The smoke creature and the monster are one and the same. I hope Cindy shows up at some point. Let’s just say we have many actors on our show; she is not at the top of the list of actors we’re servicing. Source: The Ausiello Report
06/12/2006 – I *believe* Locke, Eko and Desmon will be back. Terry O’Quinn and SexAAA (Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje) are both under contract, and I’ve heard Desmond will be back. Now, that could be in a flashback, but it was my understanding his next appearance would be more of the still-breathing-on-the-island variety. Source: Kristin on E!Online
05/29/2006 – Summary of spoilers given by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse: Next season, we will understand the real ramifications of Desmond activating the failsafe and what that did. The central issue of season three will be what did happen. It sounds like Desmond’s coming back. They said they want him back, we want to know why he was in prison, we want to know what happened when he turned that key that affected the entire island. That will become very important. The island was visible but only for an instant. It was also visible for an instant on 9/22/04 when the plane crashed. The foot statue represents the history and archeology of the island. Season three will explore what happened on the island before Dharma arrived in the late 70’s and who was there. The smoke monster will definitely be back in Season three. There is a good chance we saw the monster this year and didn’t realize we were looking at it. By the end of next year we will realize what it was and when we saw it. Why did the Others take Jack, Kate and Sawyer? Where is their home? That will be the story told over the first six episodes. Season 3 will also be about the main characters and their relationships. They want to service the relationships next year more than the mythology. How Locke got in the wheelchair, how Jack got his tattoos will be revealed in Season three. Source: Lost Podcast
05/26/2006 – I just received some exclusive intel on the new characters joining Lost. In addition to the two female roles, the show is also adding a new hunk. Descriptions are: Female, 30s, with leadership qualities. Female, early 20s, very attractive. Male, Latino, early 20s, handsome, mysterious quality. My guess? These are some of the “background” survivors that Carlton Cuse told me would emerge next season. Source: The Ausiello Report
05/26/2006 – Next season will be about the Others, as led by the oblique Henry Gale (played by Michael Emerson, who will join the regular cast). Mr. Cuse listed what viewers will learn about the Others by this time next year: “Who are these people? How many of them are there? What is their history? What are they trying to accomplish?” Source: New York Times
05/25/2006 – Producers of ABC’s hit series Lost […] told SCI FI Wire that it sets up the upcoming third season, which will focus more on romance—and on the mysterious Others. “The Others are an important part of season three, and there’s a lot of mysteries and a lot of questions about the Others that the audience is going to be curious about going into season three,” said executive producer Carlton Cuse in an interview. “And those are the things we’re going to explore.” Cuse added: “There will definitely be some new characters on the show next year… Obviously, Michael Emerson, who plays Henry Gale, he’s someone who’s going to be very prominent in the show next year.” Fans were also introduced to a new character who promises to figure in next season’s storylines: Penelope Widmore, played by Sonya Walger. […] “I’m excited about love in season three,” said executive producer Bryan Burk, adding: “Don’t forget now the people have been on the island for 60-plus days. They’re now obviously more familiar with each other… The concept of love is there, and… it weaves its way through all of our characters. It’s going to be much more prevalent in season three.” Source: Sci Fi Wire
05/24/2006 – Carlton Cuse reveals: I will say that the next season is a lot about the Others. There’s a lot of mysteries about the Others that we’ll be getting into next year. [We will see more of Alex next season.] Source: E! Online
05/24/2006 – According to the Hollywood Reporter, ABC’s Lost is on the hunt for two new actresses to join the cast for Season 3, now that the show’s distaff ranks have been quickly depleted by the twin killings of Michelle Rodriguez’s Ana Lucia and Cynthia Watros’ Libby. Source: TV Guide Online
05/24/2006 – [Chances to see Ana-Lucia in flashbacks are] slim to none, according to Carlton [Cuse]. “Never say never, but we feel like we told her story,” he reveals. “Her arc had a beginning, middle and an end.” “You will [eventually] find out what happened to Cindy,” [says Cuse.] Source: Ask Ausiello @ TV Guide
05/22/2006 – Harold Perrineau is not a regular for next season. He could be back as a guest star (à la Walt this season) but not as a regular cast member. Source: Kristin on E!Online
05/16/2006 – [In Season 3,] there will be new locations and new characters (one rumor has Desmond joining the cast full-time, but producers won’t comment). The season’s big theme sounds timely, twisty, and terrifying. Hints Lindelof: “‘Us versus Them.’ But who’s the ‘us,’ and who’s the ‘them’?” Source: Entertainment Weekly
05/14/2006 – Damon Lindelof [reveals]: Libby’s got this mysterious backstory, of which we’ve only given you the tip of the iceberg. We know she’s spent some time in the mental institution with Hurley, and the idea of killing her before she had an opportunity to explain how she got there… we have a master plan for how we’re going to tell that story, but it’s all posthumous. You’ll start to learn Libby’s moves through flashbacks over the course of the next season. So we’re not done with Cynthia, but Libby is dead. Source: The Ausiello Report
05/03/2006 – Lindelof & Cuse: The growth of Malcolm David Kelly (Walt) will be addressed in the 3rd season. You can expect to see more of Rousseau next year, but the story of the wrecked research vessel, it will be coming at some point but we can’t guarantee it’ll be in Season 3. We’ll be introducing new characters in Season 3, so you’ll be getting fresh flashbacks. You’ll probably see fewer flashbacks of our original characters as we begin to move toward certain inevitabilities. You will learn more about some of the other survivors next year. Also, where the new characters come from in Season 3 is going be part of the fun and anticipation over the summer, and hopefully by the end of the finale you’ll be getting some sense of who those characters might be. We are going to produce the next 22 hours of Lost in Season 3. Source: Ask Ausiello @ TV Guide
11/28/2005 – Writer/Supervising producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach reveals (note that this is a summary of the spoilerish things he revealed): You have not seen the last of Dharma, but it’s going to be a little while before you find out a little bit more. The Dharma Initiative was a communal research facility on the island. A lot of scientists and free-thinkers got together to do a lot of different kinds of research: psychiatry, zoology – and remember that with the zoology of the film you saw some polar bears. It’s possible there were some animal aggression studies going on there, as well as human psychology experiments and a whole variety of other things. The Dharma Initiative was founded by two peacenik Grad students who were trying to get to the bottom of a lot of mysteries about human behavior. There are six bunkers on the island, and they were devoted to a lot of different kinds of research. That’s going to open up a lot of different avenues for us to tease you with what the kind of research was, and how it’s evolved now that the Dharma Initiative seems to have fallen into disrepair. A lot has happened on the island and the Dharma Initiative is just the tip of the iceberg… Source: The Official Lost Magazine, Issue 2, Jan/Feb 2006
09/19/2005 – From Damon Lindelof: There is going to be a flashback story that fully explains the significance of all [Jack’s] tattoos and puts it into the framework of what was happening in his life when he got them. Source: Kristin on E!Online

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Following Damien Bodie’s decision to quit the show comes news that Ben Nicholas (Stingray) will leave a week after Bodie. He’s heading to the UK for his OE. Both actors will be seen on screen until earlier next year.

Their departure must raise questions about the future of Stephanie McIntosh’s character, Sky. Both Nicholas and Bodie shared story lines with McIntosh’s character.

McIntosh’s contract expires in April and her departure to concentrate on her music career would come as no surprise. Her musical hopes suffered a blow after her haphazard performance on the Grand Final edition of The Footy Show last month.

David Hoflin, who has appeared on McLeod’s Daughters and All Saints, is moving into Ramsay Street. Hoflin’s character will fill the void left by the sudden departure of Christian Clark after only 12 weeks on the show.