Lost's Harold Perrineau: I'll Return "Only If There's Some Way It Makes Sense"
Lost's Harold Perrineau: I'll Return "Only If There's Some Way It Makes Sense"
Here we go with all these rumors about who will, and won't, be returning to Lost for its sixth and final season.  Some names are confirmed (Dominic Monaghan, Ian Somerhalder, Emilie de Ravin, Elizabeth Mitchell, who else?) and some names are still floating (Maggie Grace, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje... I absolutely cannot keep track).

But one name's not been getting the rumor treatment yet--Harold Perrineau, also known as Vincent-searching Michael Dawson.  He's dead, or he's supposed to be.  Is he returning?  He doesn't have many answers... except for a big fat no.

"I can only deny," he told TV Guide Magazine.

But that's an open-ended statement, isn't it?  Actually, what he means is that he's got no idea about his character's future on the show.  "Nobody's said anything to me and I haven't asked," he said.  "One of the great things I always thought about Lost is I back up and I let them do the thing that they're really great at doing.  They're really great and creating drama and creating their show ... I don't ask any questions.  I just show up and I let them do what they do."

Okay.  That's too open-ended, Harold.  But like several other presumed dead cast members, he's willing to return to Hawaii to shoot the moment he's told he's returning.  In his words: "Of course I would show up!  Are you kidding me?  That's my people!"

But what he's not sure about is how he'll be integrated back to the show's mythology.  "Only if there's some way that they're getting back to all of those original characters that we started the journey with, and if that's so then that makes sense to me," he said.  "I don't know other than that how it makes sense.  But then nothing makes sense on the show, so why am I even saying this?"

Good point there.  I should take note of that for later...

- Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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