Preview of 'Lost' Episode 4.2, "Confirmed Dead"
Preview of 'Lost' Episode 4.2, "Confirmed Dead"
Like all great episodes of Lost, the season 4 premiere, "The Beginning of the End," left us overflowing with questions.  Now that we've discussed why Hurley (Jorge Garcia) saw Charlie (Dominic Monaghan), who the Oceanic Six could be, and what the division of the castaways means for their futures, it's time to look ahead to the next new episode.  This Thursday at 9pm, the mysterious freighter people will arrive on the island to either help or hurt our favorite castaways.  Among this crew will be new characters played by Jeremy Davies, Rebecca Mader, Jeff Fahey, and Ken Leung.  We may have no clue what their intentions are, but that doesn't mean we can't speculate.

ABC has released an exciting new promo trailer for the episode, which offers tantalizing glimpses of the new arrivals, as well as a quick look at wreckage of Flight 815.

The promo starts by reminding us that it's never too late to get Lost.  ABC tends to say that a lot, and I know they want new viewers to just jump in any time, but Lost really doesn't seem like the type of show that you can start watching in the fourth season.  I think it's way too late to get Lost, unless you hurry and watch the first three seasons on DVD.

Anyway, as the trailer begins we see the arrival of Daniel Faraday (Jeremy Davies), who was the first man to land on the island last week.  Ben warns that the rescuers are a threat as we see someone falling from the sky and landing in the water.  This is followed by a voice stating, "Oh my God. It's Oceanic 815."  We then get a really swift glimpse of the 815 plane wreckage, which was also seen in the Oceanic Golden Pass commercial that aired during Eli Stone last week.

The rest of the trailer shows the Hydra logo, Sawyer (Josh Holloway) giving Ben (Michael Emerson) a beating, a quick shot of an animal skull, Locke (Terry O'Quinn) taking a stand, and Miles (Ken Leung) promising to tell the castaways why his crew has come to the island.

It's an exciting promo, and definitely offers enough interesting material to keep us talking until tomorrow night.  Will someone be going to the Hydra station?  What's up with the animal skull, which was also seen in an earlier Lost promo?  And the biggest question of all, what do the freighter people want with the castaways?

We'll hopefully get answers to all of these questions when "Confirmed Dead" airs Thursday at 9pm on ABC.

- Don Williams, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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