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Peek Into the 5th Season of Lost, Thanks to Ajira Airways

Note: I was the representative Lost fan at the show's panel in LA at TCA. Here's a bit of what to look forward to at the beginning of this season.

The fifth season of Lost kicks off tonight with the first two episodes and while we were down at the TCAs in LA last week, we got to see the third one as well. The first two are good, don't get me wrong, but episode three had the whole room gasping. Full sections of my notes look a bit like, "OMG, this hurts my mind grapes." Needless to say, Lost fans should be super excited. All the promo photos emphasize the dual nature of this season — some will be in the outside world, as evidenced by the cityscape, and some will be back on the island.

While the cast of the show is still filming on location, executive producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof were there to tenderly step around reporters' questions without revealing too much of what's to come. The lunch panel was brought to us by Ajira Airways, though the exec producers were careful not to enlighten us with its meaning. If you want to see a few tidbits from the panel as well as a little of what to expect from the first three episodes just


  • While Cuse and Lindelof admitted that this season deals with an awful lot of time travel, they said that Sawyer is shirtless for the entire first episode as consolation to those who are not fans. In fact, they referred to this as the "Season of Sawyer." Um, yay.
  • Daniel Dae Kim does have a contract to appear in episodes this season. Emilie de Ravin does not, but will return at some point before the series finale.
  • Early on in the season, expect to see some sudden deaths. That's all on that.
  • There was a lot of talk about Richard Alpert's possible over-application of eye makeup. According to Cuse and Lindelof, they had the same initial reaction but he is not wearing any eye liner, mascara, or eye makeup. Ha.
  • Overall, the producers were incredibly thankful that ABC execs let them set an end date to the series so they will be able to tell their full story.
  • On risky plotlines Lindelof said, "I think we’ve become fairly masochistic in our writing. You say fraught with peril like it’s a bad thing…[we say,] let’s do it. That’s what keeps the show exciting. The show has been a time travel show for the past four years…as season five unfolds it will be apparent that time travel has been in the DNA of that show.
  • We are going to learn a lot about the history of the island, including about that four-toed statue.
  • Don't worry about the recession affecting Lost — Cuse and Lindelof assured everyone that while they may look closer at their spending, don't expect the show to tone down on the stunts.

It's just a few hours away at this point. Get ready for time travel, mind blowing moments and, well, sexy shirtless Sawyer. Lucky us, who is excited?

Photo copyright 2009 ABC

emalove emalove 8 years
I can barely contain my excitement!!!! I love this show much that I even dream about it sometimes, LOL. And you just made my day by saying it's the "season of Sawyer" there anyone sexier than him?! Seriously. I'm so excited that Jin will be around at least a little bit...I'll miss him! Claire too.
kaks11 kaks11 8 years
I can't believe it's 3 hours tonight. SO EXCITED!!!
fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 8 years
completely geeked out. ready to test my theories to see if they will pan out. I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
divinelight divinelight 8 years
This is the day I've been waiting for! If Season 5 is anywhere near as good as Season 4 I'll be overjoyed.
356UIK 356UIK 8 years
Yay Less than 4 more hours!
mona777 mona777 8 years
RCLdesigngirl RCLdesigngirl 8 years
So excited!
shmoo15 shmoo15 8 years
Counting down the hours!
bethinabox bethinabox 8 years
I cannot WAIT. Just reading this made me all shaky with excitement. :):)!!!!!
luckyme luckyme 8 years
AHHHHHHHHH!!!!! That is all.
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 8 years
I'm missing it because I have class...I am truly heartbroken :(!!!
nessa17 nessa17 8 years
i can't even watch it today. i have to study for exams but i can't wait to watch it afer all my exams are done.
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 8 years
I'm with sumbum...season 4 was by far the best! I can't wait for this season to "hurt my mind grapes," as buzz says.
brookberrys brookberrys 8 years
Aaah, I can't wait for tonight! :D
sumbum sumbum 8 years
TidalWave...really? Season 4 was the BEST. I canNOT wait for tonight...I know its going to be so ledgen- wait for it- dary!!!
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
So hyped about the premiere tonight!
wren1 wren1 8 years
:woohoo: Season of Sawyer! :woohoo: and I'm glad Daniel Dae Kim will be coming around.
Staceygirl Staceygirl 8 years
I just saw Richard Alpert on a House rerun and his eyes looked exactly the same.
syako syako 8 years
I need a giddy emoticon... :dance:
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
I gave up after last season, what a disappointment.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I'm so excited for tonight! This summer I went to Hawaii and we snuck into the Hydra station! It's actually an old radio station but it was all deserted and super awesome. I know a lot of people fell off the Lost wagon, but I for one still love it, I love sci fi stuff so I don't mind the weirdness. I love that we're going to learn about the history and the statue. I'm so curious! Dude, Disneyland today and Lost tonight? BEST. DAY. EVER.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i was into this show the first season that it was on, but then kind of lost it a bit (sorry pun not intended). but i might have to try to get back into in and as a result do a few marathon runs of the seasons that i've missed.
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