The sixth and final season of Lost begins next month and I for one can't wait. But as much as I want to know the answer to the eternal question "What is the island?", part of me will be sad to know. Over at the Hollywood Reporter, Lost showrunners Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof chat about the upcoming season. Here's a taster of what they talk about.
THR: You obviously can't talk about the content of the ending. But how do you think fans will feel about it?
Lindelof: That's a very cagey way of asking it. It's tough to prognosticate. But the one area we're in agreement is there will be a short-term reaction to the ending and then a legacy reaction that comes six months, a year down the road, looking at the show as a whole. Carlton and I were trying yesterday to remember what the final season of "The Sopranos" even was about -- we couldn't remember much about the finale itself except Anthony Jr. was going to go into the Army and crashed his car and changed his mind. But we remember every frame of the diner scene. What people take away from our finale is going to be based purely on that two-hour episode, but our hope is they'll be able to connect that experience to the six years that preceded it.
THR: How would you describe this season in terms of its, say, tone? What is it like compared to past seasons?
Cuse: We feel tonally it's most similar to the first season of the show. We're employing a different narrative device, which we feel is creating some emotional and heartfelt stories, and we want the audience to have a chance in the final season to remember the entire history of the show. So we have actors coming back like Dominic [Monaghan] and Ian [Sommerhalder]. We're hoping to achieve a circularity of the entire journey so the ending is reminiscent of the beginning.