Thanks to havoc1922 for the following.
Hi! My local Newspaper, Asbury Park Press, had this interview up this morning. Good spoiler, but nothing we hadn't already assumed, or was eluded to.
If the finale of season three of "Lost" seemed bleak for Michael Emerson's character, Ben Linus, who was left tied to a tree by the survivors of the wreckage of Flight 815 as they phoned an off-shore freighter for rescue, the actor said that season four will be worse.
How does Emerson define worse? More violence and fewer allies for his character, as the mysterious "freighter people" land on the island, a group who Ben warned the survivors "will kill everyone on the island" at the end of Season 3
"I'd say season four will be far rougher than anything he (Ben) has seen," Emerson said in a phone interview about the ABC-TV hit series about survivors of a plane crash and the mysterious supernatural island they are stuck on.
Emerson, as Ben, the apparent leader of the mysterious Others, ended last season on the brink of losing control of that group, after a failed raid on the survivor's beach results in an ambush which left the raiding party dead.
"The violence doesn't stop, it ramps up,'' Emerson said. "Ben is in dire straights. His army has disappeared, he doesn't have the loyalty of Juliet. It will be Ben living by his wits.''
Season 4 will include Ben making some sort of pact with of the one splinter groups of the 815 survivors.