I will never doubt Terry O'Quinn again. Ever.
Lost is back in the news again, with the show's props getting auctioned off this week, the final episodes coming out on DVD next week (along with a brand-new epilogue) and the show nominated in several categories at the Emmys the following weekend. Michael Emerson, who plays the morally ambivalent Ben Linus, is both the star of the epilogue and a nominee for the Best Supporting Actor Emmy, which means he's the one making the rounds to all of the media outlets to talk about all things Lost. Also, he doesn't really have any new projects in the works, so his calendar is open. We joined a virtual roundtable (basically, one long Twitter conversation, hence the short answers) to find out what he thought of the finale, Ben's story arc and living in Hawaii for five years.
The Emmys can just be so dull and predictable... or just outright boring. Does anyone remember last year's never ending Sopranos tribute complete with Jersey Boys singing? Yeah. This year they are trying to spice things up by having Josh Groban sing classic theme songs (yup, Friends is now classic), presenters recite memorable TV lines ("Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!"), recreating famous sets and reuniting stars of classic shows. Sounds like a lot is going on, but we've got some of our own ideas about how they could really make this show unforgettable, and, most importantly, watchable.
Whether you were dissatisfied or totally pleased with the Lost series finale, there's good news. According to Michael Emerson, who played Ben Linus, there will be a 12-14 minute bonus scene included on the complete series DVD box set that shows him and Hurley after Hurley becomes Number One Island Protector, but before the two of them pop up in the Sideways world. One Ain't It Cool News commenter swears that the scene shows Ben and a thinner Hurley walking towards a snowbound, future city, where there are supposedly new candidates waiting to possibly take their place, but that sounds like an awful lot of work for one deleted scene. However, we would certainly be happy if the scene answered any or all of our enduring questions from the show. We've put together a spec script for how we hope the scene plays out -- yes, we know this is didactic and inelegant, but we really are this desperate to get some real resolution from this maddening show.
Heather Locklear, I know saving shows is kind of your thing, but this time maybe you should just let the ship sink.
Today's TV headlines are pretty great, complete with Lost, Glee, and the world's grossest dating show!