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Some highlights from ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY’s February 16, 2007 issue. For me some some points of interest.

  • Ben will be seen in a wheelchair, no doubt recovering
  • Jack playing ball with Tom (Now this confirms those recent on set spoilers)
  • A big twist/event is still coming (I'm sticking with my time theory)
  • Terry O'Quinn had a "very friction-filled" relationship with Adewale
  • The triangle is still not resolved (yawn)
  • They are defining the ending
  • Locke's wheelchair will be solved and it's pretty stunning and explains why he wants to stay here. (NOTE: I've been sent a rumour about how Locke lost the use of his legs here)
NEW YORK – The cast and creative forces behind ABC’s revolutionary drama Lost spill secrets, answer critics, and mull over how and when they would like to seal the hatch for good in this week’s cover story. Many fans and critics were disappointed with the initial batch of season 3’s episodes, and the producers can understand that.

“I feel like we’re playing a chess game,” says executive producer Damon Lindelof, “and in the first six moves, we’ve lost our queen and two bishops, and the audience is saying ‘They are the worst chess players in the world!’ What they don’t realize is that we’re nine moves away from check-mating you. If we lose, we lose. But that’s the play, and we’re standing by it.”

On set, EW notices some intriguing sights such as Others-recruited fertility doc Juliet (Elizabeth Mitchell) pushing Ben (the creepy-cunning leader of the Others) in a wheelchair, and Jack (Matthew Fox) cheerfully lobbing a football to his sworn enemy Mr. Friendly (M.C. Gainey).

“Everyone should be wondering what the hell is going on,” says Matthew Fox. “Has Jack been converted by the Others? Drugged? Is he pretending? All sorts of scenarios could be happening.”

One of the regrets that Lost’s producers have is the clumsy killing of Mr. Eko (played by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje). They wish they could have had more time to kill the warlord-turned-holy man later in the season, but they were forced to accommodate the actor’s wish to exit the show. “I don’t miss him at all,” says Terry O’Quinn. “They cast people so perfectly that you confuse the actors and the characters. You feel an affinity for the ones you’re supposed to, and friction with the ones you’re supposed to. That was a very friction-filled relationship.”

In the coming weeks, fans can expect an answer to how Locke ended up in a wheelchair. “I was afraid it’d be anticlimactic,” says O’Quinn. “It’s not. It’s pretty stunning. You’re gonna go, ‘Man, no wonder this guy wants to stay here!’”

Another interesting twist is the love triangle that is Jack, Kate, and Juliet. “I don’t think she knew he’d be the right person to help her [escape] until she started talking with him, and then, yes, I firmly believe her intention was to get him on her side,” Elizabeth Mitchell says of Matthew Fox’s character Jack. “But I think she also likes him. That’s unexpected for her.”

But what about the relationship Jack has going with Evangeline Lilly’s character Kate? “I don’t think that book is closed at all,” says Lilly. “Kate has a real journey to go on with Jack, in that they’ve never addressed the underlying current of attraction and love between them….It has to be addressed.”

One thing is for sure, and that is that the mystery will not be solved until the series is over. “None of the big questions are going to be answered until the end of the series,” says executive producer Carlton Cuse. “How could we tell you those answers without deflating the central mystery of the show?” And the end is on the drafting boards, as Lindelof and Cuse have already begun talking to ABC about settling on an end date for Lost, before the show runs the risk of degenerating into irrelevance and/or self-parody. “We know all the big moves we have left,” explains Cuse. “The reason we’re having these discussions now is that we don’t want to stall. By defining an end point, it gives the audience the confidence to know that this is going someplace.”

ABC Entertainment President Steve McPherson says “It’s important not to let things just peter out and end because they’ve lost traction.” But he adds “At this point, it’s just notions that everyone is kicking around.”

Source: EW Magazine

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