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Hey "Lost" Fans: Michael is Coming Back!

Hey "Lost" Fans: Michael is Coming Back!

"Lost" fans hoping for more information about Michael's supposed departure from the island will finally get their chance. ABC Entertainment President Stephen McPherson announced this morning that Harold Perrineau, whose character we last saw sailing off with Walt on the Others' boat, having been given Ben's blessing (because, you know, he's one of "the good guys"), will be returning to the show. (The announcement was supposed to come at this week's Comic-Con in San Diego, but reporters at the TCA press tour badgered McPherson into spilling the news early.)

McPherson also said the crazy season finale opened up a whole new world of storytelling possibilities for "Lost," and he wouldn't reveal whether the show would be structured around flashbacks or flash-forwards when it returns in 2008.

I for one am stoked to know that Michael's coming back because that's at least one less thing that the writers neglected to wrap up. I want to know what following compass bearing 325 resulted in, as Ben instructed Michael to do. And as curious as I am about Michael's attempts to get rescued (did that come close to happening, ever? Or is the island in some kind of time-space loop thing, leading the boat back to the island no matter what?), I'm more interested in Walt's story. Why did he look so much older when we saw him in the Season 3 finale? And what did he mean when he told Locke that he "has work to do"?

It's not a ton of news, but it's enough to get "Lost" fans gabbing again, anyway. What do you think about all this?


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candycane34 candycane34 10 years
I think it was funny when Walt looked so much older. It's not like they could do anything, though. But i can't believe lost is so far away. Puh.
rachellaine rachellaine 10 years
I agree. I am way more interested in Walt's story. I hope he comes back and helps us put 2 and 2 together.
smartsio smartsio 10 years
ok ok. reading all of this makes me want to watch the season three finale again. like, twice. i spaced and i don't even remember seeing walt in it...
goofynewf goofynewf 10 years
I can't wait for the next season start. (of course, that won't be until feb 08!!) Will Walt be back, too?
SoftRockStar SoftRockStar 10 years
Hmm...I heard Harold got the boot because of misbehavior? He'll always be Mercutio to me!! "Aye, a scratch, a scratch!"
tiabia tiabia 10 years
I ♥ Sayid!!!
chatoyante chatoyante 10 years
Interesting. I hope they'll go easier on the "WALT! WAAAAALLLLTTT!!" screeches this season though...eeesh. Seconding the sayid buffness love! ;)
radarkitty radarkitty 10 years
I think... I'm lost. Tee hee. I love love love this show. Can't wait!
RebeccaRyan RebeccaRyan 10 years
I wonder if Micheal's return is in context of him being in the flash-forwards, post-rescue, or if he somehow ends up back on the island (or enver left in the first place...) As long as they let my sweet Sayid and his killer calves live, I'll be happy.
stefsprl stefsprl 10 years
I'm so glad that this worked out...although I'm not sure that Michael is in for a fun time once he gets back, what with the backstabbing and murdering!
Sassette Sassette 10 years
Actually the producers of the show have said that there WILL be an explanation for Walt appearing so much older. They've also inferred before that time moves differently on the Island.
shafiii shafiii 10 years
i cant believe this! YAY! im so excited for Michael to be backkk!!
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
I hated Michael after he killed Ana Lucia and Libby. But I HAVE to know what happened to him and Walt. When they come back, (if Walt does, too) somebody better be taking Michael out! Do it, Sawyer or Sayid!
koboy koboy 10 years
I thing there are two possibilities : - Michael and Walt are rescued and we have news with flash-forwards - Michael and Walt are still on the Island I guess they are rescued and we'll see them with flash forward and I think it is Michael or Walt in the coffin... Too hard to wait...
Mel475 Mel475 10 years
Counting down the days till Lost comes back...I can hardly wait...
alynn alynn 10 years
I agree. Think Walt's aging will be ignored, as it should. Lost has so many mysteries to work through in the remaining seasons, making Walt's appearance one of them would be time wasted.
Sallu Sallu 10 years
There is no explanation for him getting older. Its just that the actor grew older and instead of replacing the kid with someone younger, which would seem they would have to continue doing if he was kept as part of the show, they chose to remain with the current actor. its just a non issue.
briggs313 briggs313 10 years
I think it would have made sense if they never came back ... once you leave you can't get back, which is what Jack was struggling with in the season finale ... but I am curious about why the others wanted Walt so much and his special abilities .... ohhh LOST, you can keep me addicted even when you go on an 8 month hiatus! Can't wait for all of the spoilers to pour out of Comicon!!!
dmblauren dmblauren 10 years
yay! i love michael. i can't wait for the new season! last season's finale was killer!
Sassette Sassette 10 years
I think Michael and Walt are on Naomi's "rescue" boat. That the boat is an offshore research facility for The Others, and they were instructed to snap up Michael and Walt. The Others made too big a deal of Walt's mysterious abilities to just let him go.
Entertainment Entertainment 10 years
Right, of course he's older physically in real life. I guess I should have been more clear: How will they explain how he's so much older in the "Lost" world? I fully understand that children grow older in the real world.
shelllley shelllley 10 years
"I'm more interested in Walt's story. Why did he look so much older when we saw him in the Season 3 finale? " Of course he looked older. He is older. He was a little kid & has grown in the last couple of years. Unfortunately Hollywood can't stop a kid from doing that. It is biological. I do understand what you are saying - In the "LOST" world we saw Michael only weeks ago. But A kid will grow like that in 2 real years & I think we just have to forget Little Kid Walt & just pretend Adolescent Walt is exactly the same as we last saw him. Unless they do a whole Time moves differently from one dimension to the next thing. Which I think is beneath LOST so I hope they don't try to explain Michael's aging away and let that mystery not be a mystery at all. I think we have the ability to suspend belief to allow for his growth.
smile3laugh8live smile3laugh8live 10 years
I'm ready for Lost to come back! I feel so "LOST" with out it!! Plus, I agree with Tiabia.. Michael has some splaining to do!!
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
I was never a huge Michael fan, but now that I recently watched the entire series of "Oz" on DVD, I'm a big Harold Perrineau fan. So, yay.
tiabia tiabia 10 years
I for one am excited!!! Michael's character has a lot of talking to do, and I want to know about Walt's special powers!!! YAY dare this show not get a Emmy Nom for best drama...TELLIES, TELLIES, TELLIES!!!!
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