Lost exec producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelofheld court with roughly 6,500 fans for their last-ever Comic-Con thismorning (sniff, sniff) — and brought with them a few VIP guests: JorgeGarcia, Michael Emerson, Nestor Carbonell, and Josh Holloway. (Theyeven brought someone back from the dead, namely Charlie — a.k.a., DominicMonaghan — who made a surprise cameo at the very end.) Among the teasesthey gave for the sixth and final season of the show:
*The producers suggested that the timeline may havebeen changed by Juliet banging on the H-bomb in the season finale. Theyillustrated the possibility by showing spoof commercials of Hurleyendorsing Mr. Cluck’s and America’s Most Wanted hunting for a stillat-large Kate. Both commercials seemed to take place in a continuitywhere Oceanic 815 did not crash. Were these legit teases—or just jokes?Lindelof wouldn’t comment, but acknowledged that the show would beunwise to leave fans feeling cheated with a storyline that intimated thepast five seasons never happened.
*Juliet and Faraday will appear in Season 6.
*Viewers will get significant Richard Alpert backstory in Season 6. It may or may not be tied to Black Rock.
*The Dharma Initiative mythology won’t be asemphasized as much as it was in Season 5; it might not get muchattention at all. Fear not, you will get your Dharma fix through aseries of web videos called “Mysteries of the Universe: The DharmaInitiative.”
*The producers promised a season that will tonallyresemble Season 1: much jungle adventure, emotional resonance, and asense of discovery. When asked if Season 6 would offer flashbacks tocharacters’ pasts, Cuse said that Season 6 would take a differentapproach to flashbacks, but did not elaborate.
*In response to a fan question, the producers saidthat the mysterious Jacob has never assumed the form of anyone else,such as Claire.
*Funny recurring gag: In attempt to prove that theyhaven’t been writing the series on the fly, the producers locked thefinal page of the series finale script in a box, and said that the boxwould be opened on Jimmy Kimmel Live! the night that the series finaleairs. When Josh Holloway came on stage, he tasered Lindelof, and forcedCuse to open the box. Michael Emerson did a dramatic reading of thepage, which turned out to be… a scene from Heroes. Darnit! —Additional reporting by Dan Snierson