By Kelly Connolly
July 22, 2016 at 06:57 PM EDT
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Fans still looking to work through those residual Lost finale feelings, Elizabeth Mitchell is happy to be a sounding board.

Mitchell, who played Dr. Juliet Burke for the last four seasons of the hit ABC drama, stopped by Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) at San Diego Comic-Con, where she reflected on her encounters with the show’s famously passionate fanbase. Mitchell attended a handful of Comic-Cons with her castmates, but she says that the experience never stopped feeling surreal.

“I don’t think anyone really knew that anybody really liked the character for a while,” Mitchell says.

If she didn’t know then, she does now. Six years after the series’ end, Mitchell says that fans still stop her on the street to talk about Lost — well, Lost and The Santa Clause 2. Plenty of fans are eager to share their opinions on the divisive series finale, and Mitchell genuinely is thrilled by the commentary.

“I find if you engage, everybody behaves with such respect and joy,” says the actress.

Hear the former Dr. Burke look back on Lost below. And watch Mitchell with her Dead of Summer castmates above.

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