When the insanely thrilling Lost finale aired in May, I was surprised that there weren’t an abundance of major deaths on the island.  Keamy got what was coming to him, Michael sacrificed himself, and Locke ended up in the coffin, but everyone else who wasn’t a red shirt still had a shot at survival.  I’m definitely not complaining about the lack of casualties, but it was unexpected considering the myriad of dangers on the island.

However, not every character who made it through the finale will be returning for season 5 of the series.  Though new Lost episodes are still many months away, Kristin at E! Online already has some spoilers regarding who will and won’t be returning next year.  Read on if you want to know more about the fates of two of Lost‘s most important characters.


I’ll start with the good news.  According to Kristin, Daniel Dae Kim will definitely be back for season 5.  She doesn’t have any details about how Jin survived the big freighter explosion, but I think we all had a sneaking suspicion that he moved out of harm’s way.  My guess is that he’ll be picked up by Daniel (Jeremy Davies) in the raft, but it’s impossible to know where they’ll be located.  Did Daniel, Jin and the red shirts disappear with the island, or will they be stuck floating in the ocean until Charles Widmore sends another boat?

While fans can rejoice knowing that they’ll see Jin again in the near future, the same can’t be said for Claire. Kristin also revealed that Emilie de Ravin will be on a holding contract with Lost for season five and not returning until season six.  I guess we shouldn’t expect the mystery of Claire’s disappearance to be solved anytime soon.  If de Ravin won’t be appearing in the fifth season, does this mean that no one will be taking a trip to Jacob’s cabin in the near future?  Or will we simply not be seeing as much of life on the island as we used to?  We’ll have to wait and see.

The news of Jin’s return makes me even more excited to see Lost‘s fifth season, but I’m slightly worried that the mystery surrounding Claire is going to be dragged out for too long.  Do we really need to wait until season 6 to discover if she’s dead or alive?  If there’s one thing I’ve learned after four seasons of Lost, it’s that sometimes it pays to be patient.

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– Don Williams, BuddyTV Staff Writer
Source: E! Online
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