Bombs will be dropped when Lost returns

According to Digital Spy, Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof recently talked about what we can expect when Lost Season 3 returns in February:

Minor spoilers

Speaking to TV Guide, Lindelof revealed: “There are two bombs being dropped, one of which is a character bomb, and that will happen within the first three episodes after the break. And the other is a more significant story bomb, a game-changer, as it were, and that will happen shortly after.”

The theme hinted at in the season two cliffhanger will also return to “dominate” for the rest of the season. “We broke perspective off the island for the first time — at least that’s what we’re leading everybody to believe — and, certainly, that ball is in motion and rolling down the hill at a very fast rate,” added Lindelof. “It takes a couple of episodes to get up to speed, but the fact that the island may have been seen is pretty much the entire story arc of the second half of the year.”

I’m happy to hear that the rest of Season 3 will focus on the result of what happened in the Season 2 finale. I really enjoy the Desmond & Penelope love story, and the scene where the two men at the listening station called Penelope and said that they had “found it” (the island) was great.

I’ve heard a lot of complaints about the story from the Season 2 finale not being part of the first episodes of Season 3, so this should be great news to pretty much everyone!

Besides the information above, according to the source Damon also said that before the end of Season 3 we will find out why Locke was in the wheelchair, how Jack got his tattoos and what really happened when the hatch imploded.

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31 Responses to Bombs will be dropped when Lost returns

  1. Castaway03 says:

    I hope it is enough to shut up all the LOST rs who still watch the show and post on the internet just to make fun of it.

  2. Poopypants says:

    – “There are two bombs being dropped, one of which is a character bomb, and that will happen within the first three episodes after the break. And the other is a more significant story bomb, a game-changer, as it were, and that will happen shortly after.”

    Sounds like Hurley is getting outed and perhaps another death?,thoughts.

    -“We broke perspective off the island for the first time — at least that’s what we’re leading everybody to believe — and, certainly, that ball is in motion and rolling down the hill at a very fast rate,” & “It takes a couple of episodes to get up to speed, but the fact that the island may have been seen is pretty much the entire story arc of the second half of the year.”

    Sounds like the search party is on the way.

    -“Why Locke was in the wheelchair, how Jack got his tattoos and what really happened when the hatch imploded”.

    Sounds like the space/time continuement was effected by the hatch implosion and I find it great their going back to the “implosion”,it seemed to easily wrapped up and the fact there is going to be alot more to it is going to take us down whole new avenues.Why locke is in the wheelchair is the question!, cant wait for that one.Why Jack got his tattoos?,who cares,I mean come on,I know the writers will turn this into something important but “Why did Jack get his tattoos?” just seems funny to me.

  3. Poopypants says:

    -In the 3 years (almost) of watching this show,I for one,has never,ever asked myself why jack has his tattoos,lol.
    -Why has Charlie never seen a dentist if he was rich and famous?
    -Why does Hurley have a mole on his back?
    -Seriously has anyone asked why Jack has tattoos,thoughts?
    -its been around 70 days on the island,I hope there was a hair stylist on the plane also

  4. shawdawg says:

    My theory on Jack is that he had a wild gay night as usual and things just got outta hand 🙂

  5. Soularheart says:

    The tattoo itself might not be but the reason why might be significant and another dot that connects the plot! As long as they keep the pace and tension with frequent revelations and a cohesive storyline I will stay tuned!

  6. Lesley says:

    I am looking forwad to all the new twists and turns. So far the PTB have not disappointed. It seems whenever we have a slow episode or folks start whining, the comeback shows us we were really being set up for a bigger picture. Besides it lets us speculate on what’s going to happen and we love to do that, right? February will be here before we know it!

  7. bigmouth says:

    I have a suspicion that some of our losties will get off the Island and help conduct the search/rescue. This would be a great way to get Michael and Walt back into the story — they make contact with Penny.

  8. KillerR says:

    [quote comment=”15247″]- “There are two bombs being dropped, one of which is a character bomb, and that will happen within the first three episodes after the break. And the other is a more significant story bomb, a game-changer, as it were, and that will happen shortly after.”

    Sounds like Hurley is getting outed and perhaps another death?,thoughts.
    [/quote]

    Has it been confirmed that Hurley’s gay? Did I miss something?

  9. Tina says:

    How Jack got his tattoos? The most obvious one, the pyramid shape with the 5 above it and the Chinese characters he got when he did Part of Five…I wonder how they’re going to work that in to the storyline…

  10. Poopypants says:

    killer,no it has not been confirmed but on one of the offical podcasts it was hinted at strongly that a charater would be outed,I picked Hurley through process of elimination,although it could be Charlie or Kate,thoughts?

  11. vm says:

    Hi everyone, new lost fan. So concerning the bomb thing I can’t really imagine what will happen but I’m looking forward to it.Why Locke was in a wheelchair should be interesting and as far as Jack’s tatoos ,how can they be connected to the story?

  12. Mabry says:

    [quote comment=”15476″]killer,no it has not been confirmed but on one of the offical podcasts it was hinted at strongly that a charater would be outed,I picked Hurley through process of elimination,although it could be Charlie or Kate,thoughts?[/quote]

    I actually wouldn’t pick Hurley, Charlie or Kate. Because they all seem genuinely interested in someone of the opposite sex while on the island. I don’t really know what you’re talking about- I’ve never heard that podcast but I’d love to know more detail about how strongly it was hinted at.

    I can’t wait to see how Locke ended up in the wheelchair- my money was definitely on the X-rays being old ones that belonged to him… but they ended up being Ben’s so my theory got shot right out of the window 🙂

  13. Poopypants says:

    —-here is the whole interview—-
    Wednesday, November 8, 2006
    Question: Can you give me a little tidbit on the super-secret twist that is supposedly going to blow us away on tonight’s Lost finale?— Ben
    Ausiello: I’ll do you one better: I’ll let Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse give it to you instead! In recognition of AA’s 100th, the Lost EPs agreed to sit down and answer all of your burning questions, as well as offer a preview of tonight’s fall finale and the remaining 16 episodes, kicking off Feb. 7. It’s the best anniversary gift ever!

    Hello!
    Damon Lindelof: Congratulations on your 100th column.
    Carlton Cuse: Yes, congratulations.

    Thank you! We have limited time, so I’m going to cut right to the chase. More than anything, AA readers wanna know if Michael and/or Walt will appear this season.
    Carlton: We have a very clear plan for this season, and I don’t think we’ll get back to Michael and Walt’s story this season.

    With Eko gone, you no longer have any African-American men in the cast.
    Carlton: Harold Perrineau’s story is not finished. He is not on the show currently, but I think everybody is very curious to know what happened to Michael and Walt, and we hope to get back to that story. That character is still out there in the Lost universe.

    One frustration I’m hearing is that viewers don’t understand why you would bring in new characters like Paolo (Rodrigo Santoro) and Nikki (Kiele Sanchez) when it seems like you’re already having trouble servicing the original characters.
    Damon: That’s a legitimate concern, and I wouldn’t say that we have difficulty servicing the initial cast. I do think that we acknowledge that the franchise of Lost — if there was one since we don’t have bodies on gurneys or clients coming into law firms — is the introduction of new characters. We basically get two criticisms: One is that we’re not with our main people enough, and the other is [that people are] sick and tired of seeing redundant flashback stories. You can’t have your cake and eat it, too. And another criticism we’ve been getting since the very beginning of the show is, “How come we never hear from, or incorporate into the story, the other passengers, the ones who are sort of carrying logs around in the background?” Obviously we knew it’d be tricky starting to fold Rodrigo and Kiele into the show as if they’d been there all along. But it was an effort on our part to sort of deal with two out of those three criticisms. Although the inevitable, “Why aren’t we spending more time with Claire instead of spending time with people we don’t know yet?” was going to come up. We suffer the slings and arrows of criticisms at almost every creative turn, and again, it’s all in the service of the uber-story that is Lost.

    Personally, I’d be happy if the show just featured Matthew Fox, Michael Emerson and Elizabeth Mitchell every week.
    Damon: We’re going to spin them off. It’s going to be called “Ben & Friends.”

    One other complaint I’m hearing this season is that new mysteries are being presented before old ones are solved. Can you say anything about that?
    Carlton: We’re always in this sort of balancing act. [We want] to keep the audience engaged by the underlying mysteries of the show, but we also want to try to answer questions and give people some satisfaction. And I think maybe the pendulum has swung a little too much into the “Well, we need more answers” category, and we try to be attentive to that. I think there are some upcoming episodes — after the break in the spring — that will answer a number of the open questions. We certainly plan to tell the audience this year how Locke got in the wheelchair.
    Damon: We’ll be getting a lot more detailed about what happened to Locke, Eko and Desmond following the immediate aftermath of the hatch exploding, imploding or potentially doing something else.
    Carlton: We’re doing a flashback story where you’ll find out how Jack got his tattoos.
    Damon: And we’ll begin peeling back layers of who the Others are, how long they’ve been on the island, what their origins are. That’s really the sort of uber-plot of Season 3. And here’s the thing: At the end of season 2, we downloaded a hell of a lot of mythology in those last couple episodes. We explained why the plane crashed and whether or not the button was the real deal. But at the same time, every time we close one door we have to open up another or else we risk falling victim to the Twin Peaks curse, which is that once they told you who killed Laura Palmer, there was no reason to watch the show anymore.
    Carlton: What you might also be feeling is that kind of sense that we’re basically working on Episode 60, so that’s a lot of hours to not know, “What’s the nature of this island? Where is this island?” The overarching mysteries of Lost remain unanswered. But those questions have to remain unanswered until the show ends. That’s something we don’t know and we’re not in control of when it is going to end. We will attempt to answer some of the transitory questions, but obviously, the big ones have to stay unanswered.

    Will Adewale be back for that flashback episode you just referred to?
    Damon: It might not necessarily be a flashback episode.

    But you said we’re going to go back and find out what happened right after the hatch imploded or whatever.
    Damon: Yes, we are. It might be a flashback, but we’re not going to tell you how that information gets relayed.
    Carlton: It might be a flash-forward or a flash-sideways.
    Damon: It will certainly be a flash-something.
    Carlton: It could be a flash in the pan.
    Damon: Look, here’s the thing, Michael. We believe audiences aren’t really asking, “When are we going to get our answers?” They’re asking, “Are we going to get our answers?” And that’s a very savvy question for them to be asking, because of the nature of the television business, it’s sort of like, “Are they just stringing us along?” And all Carlton and I can say is that we are absolutely committed to giving you those answers. We know what the answers are, and we’re telling them in the most creatively satisfying way for us as storytellers.

    A reader named Denise sent in what I think is a really good question. When the plane crashed, Ben told Goodwin that if he ran he could be at the crash site in an hour. Now if they’re on two different islands, how could he possibly do that? Walk on water?

    Carlton: That island isn’t necessarily where they live. It’s not necessarily the same place where we saw those guys in the beginning of the teaser of the season premiere this year. I think that would be a very reasonable explanation as to how Goodwin and Ethan could run from the Others’ home camp to the crash site.

    OK. Another reader, Baude, wants to know when we’re going to find out what happened to those kids who were abducted.
    Damon: I think you’ll begin to get a real sense of the answer to that question in about the second episode back after the break — a very real sense.

    Does it tie in at all to the fact that Juliet’s a fertility doctor?
    Damon: I think that’s a reasonable connection.

    Is the guy with the eye patch going to figure prominently this season?
    Carlton: Oh yeah.
    Damon: Prominently.

    And what about the outside world?
    Damon: Obviously, this is the big sort of dangler from Season 2. We broke perspective off the island for the first time — at least that’s what we’re leading everybody to believe — and, certainly, that ball is in motion and rolling down the hill at a very fast rate. That is pretty much what begins to dominate Season 3 once we come back from the break. It takes a couple of episodes to get up to speed, but the fact that the island may have been seen is pretty much the entire story arc of the second half of the year.

    Is it too soon to talk about what this season’s “challah” will be?
    Carlton: Yes.
    Damon: We’ve already gone on record as saying we’re going to call it the “matzo” this year.
    Carlton: Our biggest concern on the show is that we’re going to run out of Jewish bread products.
    Damon: There aren’t that many.

    Is there going to be a sort of “challah”-type thing at the end of tonight’s episode?
    Carlton: No.
    Damon: It’s not a game-changer.
    Carlton: But there’s a good cliff-hanger.
    Damon: It’s a much more conventional cliff-hanger in the vein of Jack Bauer going on a slow boat to China.
    Carlton: We believe it’s a cliff-hanger that will make the audience want to come back and watch the show when it picks up in February.
    Damon: It will hopefully be good enough to incur major frustration from the audience as to “How dare we go off the air for 13 weeks and leave them hanging in that fashion!”
    Carlton: The angrier we make them the better the cliff-hanger is, I guess.

    You guys have been quoted as saying you’re going to drop a “bomb” during the second half of the season.
    Damon: There are two bombs being dropped, one of which is a character bomb, and that will happen within the first three episodes after the break. And the other is a more significant story bomb, a game-changer, as it were, and that will happen shortly after.

    A big thanks to Damon and Carlton for taking part in this historic AA! Now let’s get to the rest of the scoop!

  14. KillerR says:

    But wasn’t Hurley hitting on that Starla girl @ the music store and didn’t he tell Jin that Sun was hot? I guess anything is possible in Lost world.

  15. Chris VH says:

    [quote comment=”15248″]-In the 3 years (almost) of watching this show,I for one,has never,ever asked myself why jack has his tattoos,lol.
    -Why has Charlie never seen a dentist if he was rich and famous?
    -Why does Hurley have a mole on his back?
    -Seriously has anyone asked why Jack has tattoos,thoughts?
    -its been around 70 days on the island,I hope there was a hair stylist on the plane also[/quote]

    I for one have always wondered. The guy is the most wound up person on the planet and doesn’t seem to even know what a good time is yet his arms are covered in tats? I think there is a connection to his time spent in Thailand. Maybe he did get lit up one night with daddy and just woke up with them.

  16. brett says:

    In regards to Jack’s tatoos, I believe they may have some significance to the island(s). Perhaps the symbols represent a key location, a map, or something that may give us clues as to what the island really means/represents.

    This is just a guess.

  17. Leslie says:

    I can’t imagine that the “character bomb” would be outing Hurley or anyone else as gay. That is so un-newsworthy these days.

    How about this? Jack’s dad went to Australia to find his illegitimate daughter. I don’t remember now…did we ever actually see the daughter? Could it turn out to be Clair or maybe someone else on the island?

  18. mp says:

    i have a question…does matthew fox have the same tattoos as jack shepard or are they put on him for the show?

  19. Julie says:

    [quote comment=”15766″]I can’t imagine that the “character bomb” would be outing Hurley or anyone else as gay. That is so un-newsworthy these days.

    How about this? Jack’s dad went to Australia to find his illegitimate daughter. I don’t remember now…did we ever actually see the daughter? Could it turn out to be Clair or maybe someone else on the island?[/quote]

    Ive thought all along.. maybe he didnt have a daughter.. maybe it was a son. Sawyer?

  20. ross says:

    Am I the only one who believes michael and walt will end up back on the island? I truely dont believe they made it back to the ‘real world’.

  21. Andreas says:

    I’m with you Ross. We haven’t seen the last of Michael and Walt. I’m not sure if they will come back to the island or if we will find them back in “the real world”, but I’m quite confident that they will be back sooner or later.

  22. steff says:

    i know what jacks tattoos stand for: The tattoo contains 4 Chinese characters taken from Mao’s poem and a Lebanese Phalangist symbol.
    The first character means “Eagle”. The second character means “Strike” as a verb. The third one means “Long” and the final one means “Void”.

  23. Jim says:

    Ross. I am pretty certain we will see Walt and Michael again. Ben is convinced Walt is a special boy, so why would the Others let them go? Anyway, I found this link to a map of the island. I’m not saying this is correct because it is probably somebody making this up. However, it does give an outlook to where Walt and Michael may have ended up. Visit the link below:

  24. Andreas says:

    Jim, linking directly to images hosted by Blogger doesn’t work. You have to link to the page where the image is published.

  25. Jim says:

    Sorry Andreas, didn’t know. Here is the link to where I found the map link. If you scroll down the page you should find the link to the map about half way down. It is from the lost forum on the ABC website.

    http://forums.abc.com/n/pfx/forum.aspx?nav=messages&webtag=lost&tid=810

  26. Andreas says:

    For some reason I can’t see the map when I click on the link on that site either. Is it the same map that is posted on Lostpedia?

  27. Jim says:

    Yes. Everyone seen it then??

  28. Pastor2churches says:

    I have never seen that map before. Having looked at it I wonder about something – maybe someone can clarify: When Ben gave Michael the heading, 325, didn’t Michael and Walt head off in what would be off to the left of the end of the dock? The map shows the dock on what would be the NW side of the “big” island and the small island NE (325) from the end of the dock. But I think the map has the dock on the wrong side of the big island, assuming my recollection is correct about which way FROM-the-DOCK Michael departed (to the left of the end of the dock) and assuming that direction was 325 degrees?
    Understand? Can anyone clarify this?

  29. Andreas says:

    I think you’re right Pastor2churches. We probably can’t view this map as 100% accurate, but it looks like the overall placements could be correct.

    Maybe the dock should be rotated and positioned a bit higher and to the right?

  30. Pastor2churches says:

    Andreas, I agree that your realignment hypothesis is likely correct.

    However, I could have pointed out that there are three (perhaps more) assumptions (to this particular question) made by the maker of the map: First, that a smaller island does exist; second, that the island is NE of the dock which is on the NW side of the big island; and third, that Michael and Walt, following a direct course of 325 ended up (strait away) on that Island. Given what I (and You) seem to remember, that departing the dock Michael goes left of the dock, all three of the above cannot be correct.

    I suppose the better point is to ask which is wrong? Is there truly a smaller island? Is it in fact 325 degrees from the dock (I doubt it), and, are Michael and Walt on the smaller island, incarcerated somewhere and we have not been shown this yet?

  31. grumble says:

    I hope they dont try to make a plot line out of the gay thing. Not only is a characters orientation somthing that really isn’t relivent to anything so far in lost, but also, it would probobly bring up stupid lose ends that they could give an answer to and avoid giving answers to importent questions.
    Dont get me wrong, im not some Homophobic, i just dont think that someone coming out would be theme that relates to lost.

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