Bandar CemeThanks to DarkUFO reader Aaron for the following. If we get hold of the audio we’ll post it here later.
I caught a little radio interview with Sam Anderson (aka Bernard) on Greg and the Morning Buzz (Rock 101.1 NH) this morning. I missed the first minute or two, so hopefully they post it on their website. Here’s some tidbits:
1. He has recently been filming with Elizabeth Mitchell (aka Juliet) and has had some scenes with Josh Holloway (Sawyer). 2. One of his favorite scene was with Daniel Dae Kim (Jin) in fishing boat. 3. They asked him if he knew what was going on. His answer – not really 4. They made fun of him, because they said no one can complain, if they work in Hawaii. Although I dont think he was complaining about working in Hawaii, just the fact that sometimes, he has to take the redeyes back and forth from LA to Hawaii (like when he had a guest stint on Cold Case).
KATE: Why don’t you leave me and my son alone?! BEN: Because he’s not your son, Kate. SUN: Move away, Kate. JACK: Sun… SUN: I said MOVE AWAY! KATE: Sun, what are you doing? Where is Aaron? SUN: He’s in the Car. JACK: Sun, listen – I know you think you’re helping… SUN (to Ben): If it wasn’t for you, Jin would still be alive. BEN (cool as always): I didn’t kill your husband, Sun. SUN: Yes you did! BEN: NO i didn’t. Neither did anyone else. Cause he’s not dead. SUN: You’re lying. BEN: No – Jin is still alive (Pause) And I can prove it.
Thanks to Yolimar for the transcript.
Transcript for Sneak 2:
DANIELLE (in French): Who saw Nadine last?
ROBERT (in French): She was right behind me
DANIELLE (in French): Then let’s go back
DANIELLE: We go find her
JIN (starting to walk away): No, we must go
MONTAND (holding Jin back): You shut up!
They all start to backtrack, Jin looks at them as if he were thinking “what a bunch of stubborn mules” and then follows them. All start calling out for Nadine. Creepy music.
They find Nadine’s bag. They look around calling for Nadine. Creepy music beats.
ROBERT (in French): Spread out and search, she must be close by. Brennan, Lacombe, that way.
Explosion. Smokey comes out of the ground. Danielle screams. Everyone scrambles to get away. They look around and above them, as if trying to see what’s after them. Monster noises. Jin looks up. Nadine’s body falls from above [either Smokey spit her out, or it was caught in a tree and Smokey shook her loose]. Danielle goes to her and takes her face in her hands trying to make her react.
DANIELLE: Nadine! Nadine! Nadine!
Monster makes the sound similar to a howl and an ancient war horn
They all run. Robert grabs Danielle and pulls her off of Nadine and they both run too. Montand is at the lead. He stops in a clearing, looks back toward where the rest of the group is catching up. Hears sounds at his back [the one that’s like a roller coaster on its way up the tracks]. Turns around. We barely see the top of Smokey moving like a snake, close to the ground.
As Montand turns completely around, Danielle and the rest catch up to him. We see smoking rising from the ground toward Montand. The same way he did with Eko in 305 TCOL.
The monster screams. Montand turns his back on it to run with the rest. Then we switch angles and the camera is shooting from the monster’s POV. It flies down toward Montand and grabs him by the legs, dragging him toward a hole in the ground, like it did with Locke in Exodus Part 2.
DANIELLE: [says something in French]
They all run after Montand. Robert throws himself on the ground and catches Montand’s hand, but the monster continues to drag them. Jin catches Robert and between the two of them they manage to hold on to Montand before he’s completely pulled down into the hole. The rest of the team arrive to help. Montand is screaming in pain.
Shot from the hole upwards. We see what appears to be a smoke tentacle make its way up and then from above we see the tentacle wrap around Montand’s shoulder.
LostΓÇÖs seductive doctor diagnoses her characterΓÇÖs blood lust, blossoming affair with SawyerΓÇöand her singing duel with Ben.
Your storyline is ramping upΓÇöyou had a nosebleed caused by all of the flashbacks and flash-forwards. The island is hopping through time and messing you all up.
Yeah, how cool was that? I was watching it with a girlfriend of mine, and my nose started to bleed [on screen] and she leaned over, hit me and said ΓÇ£No! No, you canΓÇÖt die!ΓÇ¥ I said, ΓÇ£DonΓÇÖt worry, she just said had a nosebleed.ΓÇ¥ She said, ΓÇ£Yeah that means sheΓÇÖs gonna die!ΓÇ¥ [Laughs] What can you say, JulietΓÇÖs sick…
ΓÇ£You know the best thing would be if Juliet forgets all these guys and just ends up with Ben.ΓÇ¥
ItΓÇÖs been implied that the character of Charlotte, who is also suffering from side effects, was born on the island. Could Juliet have been on the island before Richard Alpert recruited her?
I have no idea, thatΓÇÖs an awesome thought I havenΓÇÖt heard before. Juliet was on the island for three years before the plane crash, so it may just be that, or it may be that she was actually from there. We donΓÇÖt actually know anything about her parents.
Will the show delve deeper into her backstory this season?
I think they like to keep her fairly mysterious, that way she can be cool and conniving, and yet warm and patient.
How much scheming and anger is going on under the surface?
Everything [on the island] has gone horribly wrong and the only way to handle it is just to stay calm and figure out what to do next. She is very much subdued but still insanely angry and hurt and broken. I think Juliet has always believed in passionless, blood full violence. [This season] she is at the center of some violence, which is nice. We get to see the stuff thatΓÇÖs underneath her this season, bubbling away, and itΓÇÖs not particularly pretty or easy to watch. For some people that will be a nice payoff, but others might want her to stay cool.
JulietΓÇÖs been able to calm down Sawyer, who rarely listens to anyone.
IΓÇÖve always enjoyed Juliet and Jack, because thatΓÇÖs where we started, but I was watching episode three and thought Juliet and Sawyer actually were listening to each other. I was telling him to calm down and stop yelling, because I knew his approach wasnΓÇÖt going to work. But what came across was that [Juliet] was talking to a ten year old, which made me laugh, because thatΓÇÖs also how I talk to Jack when heΓÇÖs being irrational.
Is there a future for Juliet and Sawyer?
I think since theyΓÇÖre both broken-hearted itΓÇÖs possible it could go somewhere. ThereΓÇÖs an expression, ΓÇ£What doesnΓÇÖt bring people together is joy, but shared pain.ΓÇ¥ ThatΓÇÖs what bonds people together. I definitely believe they will create some sort of partnership and weΓÇÖll see where it goes from there.
Are any upcoming episodes particularly Juliet-centric?
I think episode 8 (LaFleur) is particularly heavy for me, and there will be some twists and turns that make you go, ΓÇ£Oh, good lord!ΓÇ¥
Are you feeling nostalgic with just over 30 episodes to air before the end?
IΓÇÖm trying to treasure it, if that makes any sense. I know that IΓÇÖll never meet a group of people like this again.
Would you follow [creators] Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof to other projects?
I absolutely would follow them in a heartbeat. IΓÇÖve read some scripts that Damon wrote that have absolutely blown me away. His insight and the way he crafts relationshipsΓÇöthe quips, the cleverness they come up withΓÇöis all written in there.
Will Juliet find closure on the island or elsewhere?
I really donΓÇÖt know, sheΓÇÖs never had much luck before. The more they write for her, the more fascinated I am to meet her. TheyΓÇÖve written this woman who is intensely brilliant, kind, and in her own way somewhat charismatic, and at the same time she has this wonderful violent streak. I think sheΓÇÖd be a great wifeΓÇª
You and Terry [OΓÇÖQuinn] could use more screen time togetherΓÇömaybe she and Locke can get together.
I always thought Locke was much deserving of an onscreen life. Terry and I have talked about it. Juliet could possibly get together with [Daniel] Faraday, because heΓÇÖs awfully cute, although he and Charlotte are very much together right now. And I happen to really like Miles a lot tooΓÇöthereΓÇÖs years to go on the show, so you never know. She might have a little fun.
Any plans for you and your fellow Lost-aways to work on future projects together?
I would love to do something on stage with Michael [Emerson], anytime, anywhere.
YouΓÇÖre both so experienced in theaterΓÇöafter Lost is off the air you could take the show to Broadway.
Michael and I could have a singing duel! As long as there are a few duets in there and the lights go out on a wonderful swan song.
You two have unfinished business on the showΓÇöis he going to bust into the love quadrangle?
WouldnΓÇÖt that be wonderful? I said to him, ΓÇ£You know the best thing would be if Juliet forgets all these guys and just ends up with Ben.ΓÇ¥ That would be the creepiest, but best thing. HeΓÇÖs like, [imitates Ben] ΓÇ£Yes, well, theyΓÇÖll never do it.ΓÇ¥ Stranger things have happened.
LostΓÇÖs loveable villain on the US Airways crash, his eerie Ben voice, and why he and John Locke should land on 30 Rock.
Is the fifth season of Lost trending more towards action and adventure on the island?
Yeah, even more than youΓÇÖve seen so far. It is action-packed. Sometimes you read a script and you think ΓÇ£No way, no way can we film this in ten daysΓÇöhow are we going to get this done?ΓÇ¥ They are explosions and special effects, gun play and fights, and [we crash] every kind of vehicle imaginable. There is falling through time, falling through space, [even] falling underground.
I think Ben and John Locke [from Lost] should be roommates in Brooklyn. And then just have wacky adventures.
Any chance the suspended hydrogen bomb will make a return appearance later in the season?
Well, weΓÇÖre going to have to resolve that somehow. Or did they already time travel out of there? [The time travel] is completely unpredictable. That was a great moment when John Locke turned to him and said, ΓÇ£WidmoreΓÇöCharles Widmore?ΓÇ¥ He says, ΓÇ£What of it?ΓÇ¥ And John saysΓÇªΓÇ£Nice to meet you.ΓÇ¥ [Laughs] Fantastic! The idea of it, to be flying around time and space, and yet to be able to keep what you already knowΓÇª
Sun believes her husband Jin is dead, and blames your character. How much of an actual threat does she pose to Ben?
She poses a terrific physical threat in the moment, but in terms of being able to derail the master plan [of returning to the island], I think heΓÇÖs going to find a way to turn [Sun] around. He has to.
While Oceanic Six plan their return to the island, BenΓÇÖs become quite the fashion plate on the mainland.
HeΓÇÖs looking good, right? I mean itΓÇÖs not going to last forever but it has been a pleasure to do those post-island scenes. He gets to look a little sharper, gets his hair done, heΓÇÖs not covered in bruises and blood and jungle dirt. ItΓÇÖs a pleasure, since IΓÇÖm not in the makeup chair as long.
Why would he ever want to go back then?
Yeah, right. Except [segues into his signature Ben Linus tone] he does, he has to.
Do you think Ben is aware or conscious at all of the whole Kate-Sawyer-Jack-Juliet love quadrangle?
Ben is keenly aware of everything that goes on around him that is of a psychological nature. HeΓÇÖs already made mental notes, made computations, and played out a variety of fictitious scenarios based on that information and [is] seeing how it can be used to good effect. So, yes, we will visit that theme at some point.
And every episode, every season, is plotted out by the creators in advance?
They have a master plan. To those people who say, ΓÇ£Well I havenΓÇÖt really enjoyed the show since season one because itΓÇÖs too complicated,ΓÇ¥ I just want to [tell them] ΓÇ£You never were into the show that they wrote, then, because this was where it was always going.ΓÇ¥ We were never going to be romantic Robinson Crusoe; it was this whole other thing.
When the US Airways flight crashed it was surreal seeing the survivors received much in the same way the Oceanic Six were on the show. Was it strange for you to view that a week before your premiere?
Anything that has to do with air travel and air tragedy is of interest to me. In this case, not least of which, it crash landed in the Hudson River right at the end of my street. Had I been home on that day and standing outside my building, I couldΓÇÖve watched it.
After Lost ends its runs in 2010, does working on another television show interest you or will you hightail it back to the theater?
Possibly, theater is what IΓÇÖm most anxious to get back to. I donΓÇÖt want to [be away from theater] too long as I donΓÇÖt want to forget how to do it.
You met your wife, actress Carrie Preston, while performing in Hamlet years ago. SheΓÇÖs now in True Blood on HBOΓÇöhow would you imagine an alternative HBO version of Lost? Would Ben act even more villainous?
I think Ben would be the character that would change the least if the show went to HBO. I think his mode of expression, his way of articulating himself is already sort of fully realized, it doesnΓÇÖt miss a level of profanity that you might get [on HBO]. A bunch of characters would benefitΓÇöSawyer would finally be able to cuss the way he wants to if the show was on HBO, and the sex would be a larger element and more graphically presented.
Does life ever start imitating Lost and vice versa? Are there any moments that were particularly strange or fortuitous, where something in your real life reminded you of the show?
ThereΓÇÖs another excellent question I donΓÇÖt have a ready answer forΓÇª People assume IΓÇÖm more like Ben than I actually am, or theyΓÇÖre especially formal or standoffish with me because they think Ben is going to bite them on the hand.
You have an interest in comedy, yet keep getting pegged as these villainous characters. On what kind of sitcom would you like to guest star?
I think Ben and John Locke [from Lost] should be roommates in Brooklyn. And then just have wacky adventures.
Well, sweeps month is coming up, so they could do a crossover appearance and just drop in on Ugly Betty in New York.
Take that idea that they are freely bouncing around the time-space continuum and have them plop down randomly in the middle of different shows. Some shows [our characters] would fit in neatly, like Battlestar Galactica, and other shows we would be so out of place. Like 30 RockΓÇöhow jarring would that be?
Menang CemeHere is Jeff Jensen’s weekly theories post, which tries to tackle all of the Time Traveling fun this season.
”THE TEASE!” + ”LOST MADE EASY!” = LOST UNTANGLED ABC is trying to do its part to ease Lost viewers’ confusion with a new weekly web series called Lost Untangled. I’m not sure how clarifying these things truly are, but they’re pretty darn entertaining. Beginning this week, we’re going to embed these videos in this column. This installment offers a recap of what happened last week and a peek at tonight’s episode. My hunch is that this may have been unintentional: The scene in question ΓÇö the payoff of the Is Sun Gonna Gun Down Ben? cliffhanger ΓÇö originally may have been the climactic moment of ”The Little Prince,” but they decided to cut it and move it into the new episode for some reason. If you can handle being spoiled just a little bit, I think you’ll find this pretty darn fun.
THE LOST LIST! Special ”Lost in Time” edition In all the time I’ve spent publicly obsessing over Lost, I don’t think I’ve seen the hardcore fans quite this activated by the show. (”Activated” = talking, speculating, theorizing.) At the same time, I’ve never seen them so baffled, either. (”Baffled” = ”I don’t understand what the hell is going on!”) I don’t think this is bad, per se. On the contrary, I think for many viewers, confusion is fueling their more-intense-than-ever interest. But for many others, confusion produces unwanted anxiety. The cause of this exciting/frustrating confusion is the time-travel story line, a sci-fi conceit that’s proven to be accessible to the masses (Back To The Future, The Terminator, Peggy Sue Got Married) even though it comes with a high risk of failure (see: the too-many alternate realities/shoddy narrative logic of Heroes). This week’s list focuses on five key questions pertaining to LTTA (Lost Time Travel Anxiety) and my suggestions for how to roll with them, with a minimum of nutty theories.
1. WHAT OR WHO IS DOING THE TIME TRAVELLING ΓÇö THE ISLAND OR THE CASTAWAYS? Lost certainly isn’t conforming to what we expect the usual time travel story to look like. The fact that the show is defying our expectation is one reason for LTTA. The castaways should be Marty McFlys and the Island should be Doc Brown’s time-traveling DeLorean. Right? Wrong. If that scenario were true for Lost, then everyone who was on the Island when Ben turned the frozen donkey ΓÇö i.e., Richard Alpert and the Others ΓÇö should be time traveling, too. So, too, should the actual physical environs of the Island as it existed when it vanished. What makes the most sense ΓÇö based on everything we’ve seen so far ΓÇö is that only the castaways are quantum leaping. Of course, this conclusion rips open a new can of wormy questions. Why only the castaways? What makes them so special? Those are questions that nag at me ΓÇö but I feel like the story is going to answer them.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – One of the biggest mysteries of “Lost” _ the Smoke Monster _ will be unveiled on the popular TV drama, and soon.
Actor Daniel Dae Kim, who plays Jin, said in an interview that the origin and nature of the malevolent dark cloud will be disclosed and viewers will even get a glimpse of its lair. Turns out the monster is as “old as the island” that’s been home to the Oceanic jet-crash survivors and their foes.
Kim also cautioned against expectations that his character, Jin, will reunite with his wife, Sun (Yunjin Kim), even though Jin survived a freighter explosion and Sun returns to the island after escaping it.
Those events don’t mean “they’re particularly in the same place or chronologically in the same time,” Kim said.
As for the atomic bomb that showed up in the “Jughead” episode, he said the show’s producers rarely give something such prominence unless it counts in the island’s mythology.
“That’s a huge red herring if it’s a red herring,” Kim said, suggesting the bomb could help resolve plot points as the series ends in 2010.
Perhaps the time-traveling that’s popped up this season might be one of those.
Menang CemeI recently saw Malcolm David Kelley, “Walt haircut” and all, hawking chicken snacks in a Tyson commercial. It didn’t fill me with a lot of hope for his future on Lost. Care to comment? ΓÇö Adam MATT: Did it occur to you that MDK was working the Walt ‘do because he recently filmed an episode of Lost, scheduled to air Feb. 25? Just don’t expect Michael’s son to factor into Ben’s mission to return select former castaways to the isle. As Michael Emerson tells us, “The writers would say that Walt … left the island at a time that wasn’t key. It’s not just about the six who left; it’s about when and how they left.”
Menang CemeFor those of you who still felt there was hope for Charlotte, in a recent interview Rebecca Mader confirmed she had known about her death since June 08 before they began filming for Season 5.
I know some of you did not really like her character, but I think she was great and to lose her with so many more questions about who, how, what and why makes it worse.
Here is Mader’s interview with LA Times and she like previous cast members said there is a chance for a return in Season 6.
How did the producers break it to you that Charlotte was going to die?
I’ve known since June of ’08, because that’s when we negotiate contracts between seasons. Originally when I started on the show in August 2007, I was only supposed to do eight episodes. I ended up doing 20. I was on the show a lot longer than I thought I was going to be. A lot of it has to do with the writers strike. Less episodes in Season 4 meant back stories were compromised for the new people. I think that’s why my character carried into Season 5.
And how did you take it?
I was disappointed when I found out. When I got to the end of Season 4 and found out Charlotte had been born on the island, that was huge. So when I found out I was leaving, I was disappointed. Like all things, it’s for the best.
How much did they tell you about Charlotte initially?
When I first got the job, I was told nothing about my character. She’s an anthropologist and she’s tough; she’s a female Indiana Jones. That’s what I went into the show knowing. That’s all I knew all of Season 4, until the very end, when I learned I was originally from the island. I was on a break reading my script, and I said, “Bloody hell!”
It seems like the actors spend a lot of time just walking across the island. True?
[Lots of laughter] Traipsing. It’s a lot of traipsing. You have to do it a lot of times. First you walk up the hill, then you go down the hill, then you go back up the hill. By the end of the day, you don’t want to be on the hill anymore.
So many people who “die” on the show keep showing up. What’s your sense of how likely you are to return?
I may end up coming back in Season 6. Some people say, “You’ll be back!” If I’m not, never mind. If they turn around and ask me to come back, I’d be happy to do it. Fans spend so much time obsessing over the clues on this show. How much time do the actors who make the show spend thinking over the creation of those clues?
[Laughter] I have to be careful how I answer this. I think they’re more concerned by what’s for lunch.