Matthew Fox outlines Lost's final season

Some people are probably jealous of Matthew Fox's good looks, his fame and fortune, or his on-screen talent, but here at TV.com we're envious of just one thing: he is one of a handful of people who knows how Lost ends.

Lost producers and cast members have kept pretty quiet since the show's fifth-season finale aired in May, but Fox was on hand at the Monte Carlo Television Festival (videos here) and broke silence--and he had some interesting things to say (slight spoilers ahead, but nothing too spoilerific).

There's been lots of speculation about how season six will start--season five ended with Jack believing it was his destiny to detonate the Hydrogen bomb to reset events that led them to the island.

"The sixth season will start with [the answer to the destiny question], and I think it will be very surprising, and probably fairly confusing initially to the audience," Fox explained. "And I think relatively soon into the year, the two timeframes are going to be solidified into one time and we will be operating at a more linear time through the end of the series. Like a third of the way in, I would guess, we're going to get on one timeframe, and it will be very linear--no more flashbacks, nothing--it will be very linear on the island and sort of a final conflict to the end."

And if fans still thought showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse were making it up as they went along, Fox says they'll become believers by the time the show ends. "All the little pieces of the puzzle that Damon and Carlton laid out and all those tracks that were laid story-wise early… at times the audience didn't have a lot of faith that they knew where they were heading with it," he said. "The show will prove that they did know all along where they were heading with it, because all those pieces will come back into play."

Jack's rivalry with John Locke isn't done, either. "I've always known that Jack and Locke will come head-to-head again in the final year and that I'll have plenty of work to do with Terry [O'Quinn]."

And what of the show's final moments? "I think the show is going to end in an incredibly powerful and very sad and beautiful way," he says. "I think it's going to be incredibly satisfying, and cathartic, and redemptive, and beautiful. Every time I talk to [Damon] it's sort of surprising how moving it is just to talk about it… we've been through a lot together, and specifically through [Fox's character Jack]."

As far as Matthew's personal life, after Lost he's planning to move to Oregon to be closer to family and get deeper into his new hobby, which is ironically flying planes. Lost will be Fox's final television project, as he wants to concentrate on film because it "gives [him] more freedom in his life."

Whoa--no more flashbacks? Linear timeline? Sounds like we're in for a no-nonsense final season! Lost begins its final season next year.

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Aug 29, 2009
What a bummer!!! Within a 12 month period we(TV viewers) have seen Battlestar Galactica end and now Lost is finishing? There will be NOTHING worth watching on TV anymore, I guess I will just have to watch them both again on DVD?
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Jun 25, 2009
Can't WAIT!
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Jun 15, 2009
Sharon???
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Jun 15, 2009
Will be good
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Jun 15, 2009
Interesting ! Well I'm glad the writers are going to help us understand everything going on in the crazy world of Lost and I hope the show does have a beautiful and powerful ending :)
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Jun 14, 2009
I dont want to say whats going to happen in the season but i heard two rumors that, i let to your people to conect it, and are these:

RUMOR Nº 1: The story takes back and shows us "How everyone-lives-on-the-island" would have been if the plane never crashed if the survivors actually make it to its destination

RUMOR Nº 2: Well this one everyone know about its the rumor that is in this topic So if RUMOR 1 is come back "reseting" time and RUMOR 2 talks about that the hydrogen bomb will "RESET" time on the island maybe both rumors are connected and Jack, making the hydrogen bomb to blow, he resets time on the island and everything goes back to the time that everyone's in the plane and arrive to its destination without crashing on the island Get my point? And show how their lives should be arriving everyone to its destination (That would be awsome to come back to the time the plane and if it never crash on the island we can see a lot of old characters to return because "reseting" time "reset" their deaths like Michael is alive!! Sharon!! Boone!!! Loocke!!!) OMG it could be an awsome Final Season!!!!



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Jun 14, 2009
Jeezzzz... I am dying to know how it ends.. i gotta wait 1 more yr? That's just torture :/
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Jun 14, 2009
I don't even want to hear about LOST. There's still a lot of time to go and I do not want to suffer more than I already am lol
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Jun 14, 2009
No nonsense, nah! It wouldn't be Lost if really weird things didn't happen
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Jun 14, 2009
I can't even imagin what Lost will be like with a liniar timeline... ;)
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Jun 13, 2009
The question is... was Matthew Fox talking about John Locke or Jacob's evil brother. Locke is obviously deader than dead in a coffin. But if Jack manages to "reset" time somehow, who knows, maybe time will unravel again and Locke will be alive again. Guess we'll just have to wait till next year to find out :(
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Jun 13, 2009
Sounds very good!
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Jun 13, 2009
I can't wait!
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Jun 12, 2009
whoa! that just made me more curious than ever! damn you Matthew Fox! ;)
I cannot wait till next season, but it's sad to think it will be the last one. This is one of my favorite shows ever. I never really got the feeling that the writers were making it up as they went along, so I'm very excited to find out what has really been happening! And as Osdawaya16 says below me, it's so nice this show is wrapping up on it's own terms.
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Jun 12, 2009
sad.... probably means Jack is going to die or something.
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Jun 12, 2009
nice! can't wait til it comes back!
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Jun 12, 2009
Wasn't it about time the show ended?
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Jun 12, 2009
oh man,great,now i'm much more excited,damn you Lost :D
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Jun 12, 2009
He said "sad".... I Love this show and i hope it ends fine, i am little bit scared and very excited about it...
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Jun 12, 2009
Never really did watched this show, but lets see if it will draw more viewers then the most watched tv finale...
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Jun 12, 2009
He sad the end will be sad and beautiful? Now I'm both scared and excited! And he's going to fly planes as a hobby? How funny.
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Jun 12, 2009
I am so excited!!!!!!!!! cant wait!!!!
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Jun 12, 2009
I can't wait. And I believe neither can you. And thank you Matthew Fox for breaking the silence. I believe that it will be unforgettable. LOST Rulezzz!
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Jun 12, 2009
Now I love Matthew Fox for breaking the silence lol . I want to see the final season very bad but I don't want it to end , I love lost it's the best show out there :(
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Jun 12, 2009
I'm so excited that it's ending. Not because I don't like the show, because I do really like the show, but because I'm happy they're wrapping it up on their own terms. I'm excited to get a planned ending to a show, rather than just "Well, we were canceled, so we're going to throw some necessary information into the last episode to make our viewers happy..I guess." Lost is just getting better each season.
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Jun 12, 2009
For those who haven't kept up, they announced 2 years ago that they would do 3 more seasons (4-5-6) each with 16 episodes. The writer's strike cut season 4 down to 14 episodes, so they added 1 episode to 5 and 6 to make it up. So the season that just ended (#5) had 17 episodes, and the final season will have 17 episodes. This has been planned for several years.
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Jun 12, 2009
Cant wait for the new season. It will be sad to see its end.
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Jun 12, 2009
CANT WAIT!!!!
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Jun 12, 2009
It's time to end Lost. Seriously.
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Jun 12, 2009
I am so ready!
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Jun 12, 2009
Yeas LOST is only 6 seasons up it was predicted on Season 3 the show was already planned to have a beginnind (S1-S2), a middle (S3-S4) and an end (S5-S6) so its done saddsly but done



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Jun 12, 2009
I don't want it to end. It's a good show...but confusing
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Jun 11, 2009
Absolutely cannot wait!
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Jun 11, 2009
This is going to be huge! I can't wait to see what they have for us.
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Jun 11, 2009
I'm getting sad
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Jun 11, 2009
it was dead set that next was the last season with the answers answered.... bring it on......
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Jun 11, 2009
I thought they were going to have two more seasons :(
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Jun 11, 2009
The last season ? Say it ain't so
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