A couple of things worth pointing out, some of which are spoiler-esque (nothing too, too bad IMO):
Warning, Possible Spoilers!!
*Kristin Dos Santos of E!Online had a couple of interesting items related to Season 4 -
Wendell in Miami: The “radio silence” is killing me! Do you have anything at all to report on Lost?
That makes two of us! I can only tell you that Robin Weigert, who plays Juliet’s cancer-kickin’ (or did she?) sister, Rachel, has a gut feeling she’s going to be back on the show. Robin told me during a visit to her new show, Life, that although nothing has been set in stone: “I think that character will definitely be back at some point, as I think will all of the flashback characters, because there will inevitably be a point when people reconnect. We’ve seen a flash-forward which shows some folks have made it off the island, reconnect with their loved ones. Beyond that, I don’t know.”
Dos Santos goes on to also comment about the potential (most say inevitable) writer’s strike and how that could effect Lost for this season:
The good news is that the Lost writers didn’t take much of a break at all between seasons, and production started in July as usual, despite the delayed season-premiere launch date. So, if the strike does go down, Lost might be one of the few shows we’ll still be seeing after the other series’ eps run dry.
So, good news for us Lost fans, bad news for most other shows…
*As many of you already know, actor Fisher Stevens is joining Lost as the character Minkowski, who we last heard speaking with Jack at the end of Season 3 on Naomi’s phone.
*Variety.com has an article about Lost, featuring an interview with Lindelof and Cuse, that provides pretty good insight into the long wait we are all up against for Season 4, as well as the thought process of the producers and writers related to the finite number of episodes left and how they go about planning the remainder of the show.
One particular line I found interesting alludes to Ben originally only being scheduled to be in 3 episodes of Season 2, but that Emerson’s performance was so powerful his role has grown to where it is now. That has to make writing for a show like Lost extremely difficult. Obviously Cuse and Lindelof know in general where things are going and how they end, but the canvas must really be open in terms of how they get there.