LOS ANGELES—Lost began with a bang and will end with a... well, we still don't know how it's going to end. Executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, along with several other writers, producers, and cast members, didn't give up the goods during the Paley Festival’s Lost panel in L.A. last weekend, but they did drop some tasty hints—as well as imagine Lost as a Disney attraction, reveal what might have happened on the island with some of the characters, explain why Lost gag reels are missing, and confess how much they’ll miss Hurley’s singing.
“Darlton,” as the two executive producers have been dubbed, were joined onstage by executive producers/writers Eddy Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, and Liz Sarnoff; director/producer Jack Bender; and cast members Terry O’Quinn (Locke), Michael Emerson (Ben), Nestor Carbonell (Richard), and Zuleikha Robinson (Ilana). Daniel Dae Kim (Jin) decided at the last minute to stay behind in Hawaii with his family due to the tsunami threat.
... We’re going to see more of Charlie
... Walt might be back
... Richard and Ilana will “have words with each other”
... We’ll find out why Desmond was on Oceanic 815
... The Libby/Hurley connection will be revealed
... We might see Bernard in a flash-sideways
... Vincent the dog will be back.
There was also a clip of tomorrow night’s episode, revealing the following: As Sayid leaves the temple, Miles says something mysterious brought him back to life; Claire bursts in and tells Dogan that Locke/Smoke Monster is outside, waiting to talk to him; Dogan says that he's no idiot, and that he'll be killed if he walks outside; “Then maybe you should send someone he won’t kill.”
Michael Emerson wants a “wild ride on a VW bus with a distracted Hurley at the wheel,” while Lindelof thought it would be better to just put people into a dark room, spin it around for a few minutes, then bring them out and punch them in the face. “You’ve just had the Lost experience!”