Thank's to Paul for pointing out this very cool snippet from Damon Lindelof on USAToday:
"I'm sorry, because no matter what I do -- you're going to die, Charlie." This proclamation from Desmond earlier this season certainly made it seem as though Dominic Monaghan (Charlie) wouldn't survive "Lost's" third season. And, according to executive producer Damon Lindelof, that is a very real possibility. But the show's resident baddies also better watch their backs. "The finale will culminate in a fairly cool showdown between our survivors and the Others," he says, "and lives will be lost on both sides."