Michael Emerson, who plays the mysterious Ben on ABC’s Lost was interviewed by BuddyTV a few days ago. Many of the questions asked revolve around Michael’s interpretation of who Ben and The Others are:
So when Ben says that the Others are the â€œgood guys.â€ Should we take that that there are bad guys on the island and are we going to see them at some point?
I take it to mean that at least in Benâ€™s mind, they are fighting some kind of good fight and that there are wicked people or wicked powers that theyâ€™re fighting against. But those wicked powers havenâ€™t been very clearly identified yet. Although in coming episodes weâ€™re going to be begin to get a trickle of evidence about the warring parties.
Ah, so there may be another party involved?
Yeah. There may be lost-aways and Others and also, someone else. Iâ€™m not sure who that is yet.