Final Call For Flight 815: Lost Season Six
Just what are the meaning of the numbers 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42? What is the smoke monster?
Back in 2004, JJ Abrams and Damon Lindelof wrote a pilot for a TV show centered around the idea of a plane crashing on a remote island. Six years later and LOST is a multiple award-winning phenomenon, its woven web of intrigue making it one of the most talked about, analysed and theorised programmes of all time. Now, questions will be answered as LOST reaches its sixth and final season exclusively on Sky1 HD and Sky1 from Friday 5 February at 9pm.
The fifth season’s finale left viewers stunned as they witnessed not only the apparent death of Juliet (Elizabeth Mitchell), who detonated the hydrogen bomb and potentially altered the islanders’ fate, but the shocking revelation that the Man in Black (Titus Welliver) had taken the appearance of the dead Locke (Terry O’Quinn) and convinced Ben (Michael Emerson) to kill the enigmatic Jacob (Mark Pellegrino). The final season will pick up where season five left off, and the writers have hinted that it will go back to the beginning to examine how far the characters have come. Could this mean that Jack’s (Matthew Fox) plan to detonate the bomb, stop The Incident from occurring, and thus prevent Flight 815 from crashing, was successful?
Executive producers and writers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse have said that viewers desperate for answers will definitely get them when the series concludes. Lindelof explained: “I think there are people who have certainly figured out significant pieces, but they don't have enough information yet. We withheld key evidence. Starting with the season premiere this year, the remaining clues necessary to figure out where we're going to end the show are going to begin to fall into place.” Cuse teased: “We're doing something different narratively in this season, which doesn't require either a deep investment or in-depth knowledge about the series.”
It has been confirmed that many familiar faces will be making a return for LOST’s final season. Claire (Emilie de Ravin), who vanished in season four, will be back as a series regular, plus the apparently deceased Charlie (Dominic Monaghan), Libby (Cynthia Watros), Michael (Harold Perrineau) and Boone (Ian Somerhalder) will each be making an appearance – but in what capacity remains unknown. New castings include Sheila Kelley (LA Law) as an intellectual beauty named Kendall, notorious Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada (The Last Samurai) as an as yet unnamed significant character and John Hawkes (Deadwood) as Lennon, a spokesperson for the president of a foreign corporation.
Just what are the meaning of the numbers 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42? What is the smoke monster? Why were Jack, Kate (Evangeline Lilly) and Sawyer (Josh Holloway) and the rest of the castaways selected in the first place? Questions will be answered when LOST returns with a double bill entitled LA X, on Friday 5 February at 9pm only on Sky1 HD and Sky1.