Producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof celebrated the anniversary of Lost's
impetus, the crash of Oceanic Flight 815, by temporarily breaking radio silence and talking directly to fans. The result was a special Lost
podcast that was released on the ABC website on Friday. During the show, Cuse and Lindelof called fans who had submitted questions and chatted with them by phone. The answers were far from earth shattering but did address a few dangling issues.
Probably the most surprising aspect of the podcast was the fact that random fans were called and had the opportunity to discuss the show with Damon and Carlton. The two were, as usual, brimming with their signature wit, parlaying slips of conversation into double entendres.
As a breach of Lost
's ‘Radio Silence,' the podcast was more defined by this gesture then the information it contained. Questions like, “Was the love triangle planned from the beginning?”, were answered with very little fanfare. (The answer is yes, by the way, and it is far from resolved, despite what you see in the future.)
One answer was a blow to theorists who have constructed heady time travel centric plots. The future, as in what we saw in “Through the Looking Glass,” and will see in the upcoming flash forward segments, is set in stone. So Jack (Matthew Fox
) does end up a scruffy drunk, and Kate (Evangeline Lilly
) does wind up with a mysterious “him” but So there will be no traveling through time to prevent one awful future event from taking place.
This does not mean that Desmond's (Henry Ian Cusick
) experiences from “Flashes Before Your Eyes” are without consequence, however. Expect more time travel and the weirdness that it may bring, but always abide by the mysterious jewelry shop ladies lesson of fatalism. You can not change destiny.
- Jon Lachonis, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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