Who Will Be Absent From Lost's Final Season?

If you've kept yourself completely in the dark on what's ahead for the sixth and final season of Lost, then God bless you and your inhuman willpower—but by all means LEAVE NOW! Not that we've got any real spoilers to share, since this info has been readily bandied about on the Web and at Comic-Con. But still, we've got your best Lost-viewing interests at heart.

This is what we do know: A ton of former Lost characters, both "dead" and alive, will return next season (the consensus is that we will see what would've happened if Oceanic 815 wasn't torn to pieces over the Pacific). A promotional poster has shown regular cast members alongside dead Losties—including Charlotte, Ana Lucia, and Mr. Eko—and it's no secret that Ian Somerhalder (Boone) and others have been filming scenes in Hawaii for the final season.

Okay, now that that's out of the way, there appears to be one actress who won't be returning, but it's her choice. Actress Maggie Grace, who plays the spoiled bitch dearly departed Shannon, has not signed on for the final season, according to E! Online.

If, like me, you're wondering what's going on in this girl's head to deny an opportunity to finish out Lost, here's the deal: Apparently, her work schedule is pretty manic at the moment, and she can't make the time to head back to Hawaii to film a few scenes for the show that made her famous. But still, not finishing off Lost? You have to be 10 types of crazy not to want to be part of that (or upset you were killed off early).

If she stays away, she'll join Harold Perrineau, who played Michael "Waaaaalt!" Dawson, as the only (known) former character not returning (we'll see who makes the final cut). Perrineau apparently has not been asked to return... yet?

In other Lost news, Jeff Fahey and Zuleikha Robinson, who played wacky pilot Frank Lapidus and bounty hunter Ilana, respectively, have been upped to regular status. My question is this: Will Ilana finally have a purpose this time around?

I know Shannon wasn't exactly a fan favorite, but don't you think she should be back with the rest of the cast?

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I wanted Shannon to come back :( But i'm happy that Boone and Charlie are back
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I gave up on Lost after season 3...
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I quit watching it at 3th season, i have no idea what is going on now, who is coming back from death for wath etc...i ll wait untill 6th so called season finished, then watch all together somehow.on ninjavideo or hulu may be.anyway, lost and heroes are both started very nice and end up at the bottom.
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lost sucks anyway cant wait until its over
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Who cares? They only air this show a few months a year and then they call it a season? How stupid tv shows have gotten.
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We want Charlie ! We want Charlie ! Everybody: We want Charlie !
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I definitely think she should be back - not wanting to be a part of the final season on one of the most historic shows ever. Craziness!
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Bring all of them back!
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lost is really good no matter what so im still gonna watch it.
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I have heard that Madame Rousseau will be replaced by another actress.
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Will Dominic Monaghan be back?
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If the character juliet is in it i would be suprised shes my fave its just you know SHE WAS BLOWN UP and yer 1 dat playes her is in V so u'no :(
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maggie grace... eh i dont think i'd notice if she reappeared, anyways her loss...
buttt harold perrineau should be given another shot, kinda feel sorry for him
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I think it won't affect the story if Maggie Grace doesn't return. Jack won't never remember she saw her at the hospital
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I WILL NOT WATCH LOST IF MAGGIE GRACE DOESNT RETURN!!!.............Okay, I didnt mean it.....!
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The dead ones are not important the one that I worry about is Juliet, whose being dead or alive hangs on balance at the last scene of season 5.
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LOST the number one television series in the world
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of course she should go back if they say they needed her. oh my god!
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I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD GO BACK AND FINISH IT STRONG!!!
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I would like to see all the dead characters resurrected as Black Lanterns and killing off the live ones.
But seriously, of all the characters, Shannon is probably the only one I won't miss (yes, I'll miss Nikki & Paulo more).
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dead is dead !!! i dont want to see any dead person like Charlie or anyone else !!
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I want Charlie to come back!! He was my favorite. I dont care if Shannon comes back or not.
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I'll get over it if shannon does not come back but I really want Michael back he actually served a pretty big purpose on the show so I would like to see him, but the only thing I really care about is that Jack lives lol.
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While I can not say FOR SURE that Harold Perrineau did not do an interview where he accused the Lost craetors of being racist, I *DID* read an interview in where he said that he was dissapointed with how they handled his return and death. Essentially, he felt "gypped". He wanted to come on, do something, if not heroic, then at least memorable, and THEN if they were going to kill his character off, so be it. However, instead all he got was some crap about wanting to die, not being able to die, hanging out on a boat, and then being allowed to die. He felt it was a serious waste of his time and energy, not to mention the character's potential. No mention of racism, though. On the other hand, H.P.'s former "Oz" cellmate, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Mr. Eko), was VERY vocal about being dissatisfied with his overall treatment by the creators, and left the show WELL before they wanted him to (he was apparently supposed to play a HUGE part in the mythology/history of the island). So I'm quite surprised to hear that Mr. Eko will be returning. A final note - if something is on imdb and nowhere else, don't trust it. The site may be popular, but it is mostly (if not entirely) "fan written". I have seen MANY mistakes that I can only describe as "mind blowing", the worst being that Arnie's "The Running Man" was shot at West Edmonton Mall (here in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) shortly after the mall opened. I was literally living across the street from the mall when this was supposed to have occured, and I can assure you (as I convinced the imdb gods) that no such thing ever happened. So if everybody BUT imdb says Shannon isn't coming back, it's a good bet she's not.
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Maggie Grace was also shagging Dominic Monaghan so that's probably the real reason. cheeky cow.
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I want to see a Shannon and Boone again! Most importantly, a scene with Shannon kissing Sayid.
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Dude. Shannon was one of my favorites. I went into the foulest of moods for YEARS after they killed her off. It's too bad, other than Charlotte, Eko and Dan, I was most looking forward to at least ONE new Shannon scene. Well I guess her busy schedual is better than sitting at home being unemployed, right? Maggie Grace fans should be happy. Shannon fans on the other hand... And if there's one thing worse than no Shannon it's no Michael. The way they killed him off was total BS and a waste of Herold Perrineau. But yeah, good news about Jeff Fahey that guy rules.
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I hope Maggie Grace doesn't sign. Shannon was useless.
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Shannon was my favorite character. I totally want her back!
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I really hope that Charlie will return. He is my favourite character.
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Shannon was my favorite ! She should tottaly be back !
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well, you know harold is not back because he did an interview were he basically said the lost creators were racists and all the white people on the show got happy endings. nice one harold, way to ruin the chance of michael getting closure. as for maggie grace, who is she kidding? only herself. i haven't seen her do a single thing of note since she left Lost. Unless you count The Fog with Tom Welling, an actor who is notable only via the fact he more wooden than Haden Christensen.
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Yeah, Shannon should have been back. However, I'm excited about the other characters returning and didn't care much for her character. Can't wait for the season to start.
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It's so nice to see theold gang back together :) Jan 2010 here we come ;)
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Charlie



In related matters: NBC, please axe his storyline on FlashForward and the entire freakin' show while you're at it.
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IMDB states that Maggie Grace will be in Season 6
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Im not fussed as long as charlie returns..
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Magie Grace has already shot scenes in the Premiere LA X, she is back i can promise you that she IS BACK
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I think she should come back. I think anyone who was an important character, or focal character at some point should be back. It's just one of those things that maybe isn't so big, but when you see others come back; Charlie and Boone and such, and then you notice one or two that didn't; Shannon, it just seems a little disappointing. I'm not at all upset about Michael and Walt not coming back, though. I also hope to see our favorite French Woman back. (I can not think of how to spell her name Danielle Russeau? Eh, I don't feel like looking it up, but would like to see her again as well...)
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Shannona has to be back! There is no other way! Becauce if Boone is back, there is no way that Shannon not.
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Shannona has to be back! There is no other way! Becauce if Boone is back, there is no way that Shannon not.
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once again, i think they are throwing us a curveball... she is still listed as being a part of the season opener on IMDB. i'm sure we'll see her again.
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Spoiler!

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Nah, I don't really give a **** about her not returning to the show. She was kind of a brat on the show anyways. Her death was a little unexpected though, and kind of sad. I'm just glad Charlie and Boone are returning. By the way, is it confirmed that Mr. Eko is returning, or was he just randomly put in the poster? Because I read somewhere that the actor did not want to return, which is a shame, since I really liked his character.
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I can't say that I care one way or another if they are back or not. I just want to know what is gonna happen so hurry up and start already.
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i only want her to return only cuz she was hot:)
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what about charlie?!??!
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Why Shannon Why?
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