Doc Jensen And Others On The Premiere

Update: 5th Jan Thanks to The ODI for the heads up

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Update: Thanks to everyone who also sent these in. Here are 2 more reviews.


Thanks to Sluky for the heads up.

Yesterday. 9:30 a.m. I was moments away from spending the day at Disneyland, the happiest place on Earth, when a certain EW colleague, whose name rhymes with Shmichael Slausiello, tipped me off that the first two episodes of Lost’s fifth season were now available to lucky media dorks like me for reviewing. Suddenly, the House of Mouse (and really, any other locale that wasn’t my laptop DVD player) was not the happiest place on Earth, but the most hellishly inconvenient. ARRRRGHHH! A long day of standing in life-stealing, long-ass lines became even more criminal and assish as I counted the minutes before I could rip into the most awesome of delayed Christmas presents. (Although I must say, The Pirates of the Carrbbean — a masterpiece of experiential narrative on any other day — was almost compelling enough to distract me from my furious angst. ALMOST.)

Finally, at 10 p.m. last night, with exhausted family passed out, I sat down and broke the seven-month Lost fast with the first two helpings of season 5. Both went down well, one more so than the other. A few thoughts in advance of a more thorough discussion to come, once the episodes air and we’re all on the same page.

Lost’s tradition of opening the year with a killer, capture-the-imagination sequence is honored and upheld, though the thing I loved most was how it was brazenly frank (and engagingly funny) about the heady high-concept conceit that will define the season. Almost everything that followed that opening passage was pretty cool, too. Remember the non-linear structure of Pulp Fiction, which toggled between a number of storylines whose chronological relationship to each other is practically a puzzle for the audience to solve? Well, the season premiere is kinda like that. The first two episodes will have the audience — and the show’s characters — trying to make sense of shifts in time. They demand active engagement, and I found it to be a lot of fun. Especially the first hour.

Lots of Sawyer in the first two eps. Lots of his naked chest, too. Lots of Hurley, and as for his chest, it is covered…with a very funny T-shirt. Sayid also has mucho screen time in both episodes, though he sleeps his way through one of them. Literally. And Daniel Faraday emerges as a huge player in season 5. The eps are dotted with cameos and extended cameos from peripheral but important figures crucial to the Lost mythology and much-loved by the Lost fan community. A polarizing character from Lost’s past returns, earns some redemption by participating with wit and humility, and delivers one of the best lines of either episode. Once again, all things Ben just rock. And if you’re familiar with the rather disturbing crush that Doc Jensen happens to have on a certain rarely-seen Lost someone, then you can imagine how I swooned when I saw her re-appear at long last in the second episode.

In short, it was worth the wait, and certainly the perfect tonic for a day at Disneyland. I can’t wait to see if you agree — or disagree — with me when Lost premieres on Jan. 21. In the meantime, tell me: What are you most looking forward to seeing in season 5? What are your burning questions? Let me know…because I’ll be able to soon answer them for you, in the most unexpected of ways…

Source: EW

Interview With An Extra, Set Photos And Spoilers Summary

Hey All,
If you have already listened to Part 2 of our most recent ODI LOST Podcast, then you will know we interviewed Jon Barrand. Jon is a LOST fan that moved to Hawaii and was able to get a role as an extra in Season 5!!

His scenes were with Desmond at the Oxford University set!! So yes it is an off-island scene that required them to wear cold-weather clothing and Des seemed to be possibly looking for someone or something in the scene. Based on other spoilers, it seems like this will all take place around Episode 5×04 The Little Prince.

After our little interview with Jon, we continue the podcast with our Season 5 Spoilers Summary, which covers all of the spoilers from the past month.

Below are a couple set photos from the scenes that Jon was involved with and you can view more at

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 then you will know we interviewed Jon Barrand Interview with an Extra, Set Photos and Spoilers Summary then you will know we interviewed Jon Barrand Interview with an Extra, Set Photos and Spoilers Summary

Ajira Site Solution Reveals Hidden Images

Hey All,
For those that have been following the new Ajira Airways site for the ARG, you will then know that yesterday a solution was found that actually opens up a seating chart for Ajira Flight 316 to Guam, which then reveals hidden images for Season 5. The images are quick flashes when you click on the seats on the seating chart.

Unfortunately, Caeser, Ilanna, and the Dharma “Beacon” Logo we have seen before via the DSA Videos.

But there is also quick flashes of N824 (Frank’s Helicopter had N842), a Departures Screen, LAX Sign (LA Intl Airport), and the Ajira Departure Gate.

We have posted the full instructions and screencaps on how to uncover all of these over at the OGR Page.

Here are the images:

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For those that have been following the new Ajira Airways site for the ARG Ajira Site Solution Reveals Hidden Images

Posted By: The ODI

Episode 5.01 And 5.02 – Press Release

We’ve already posted an early draft of the press releases here and here but here is the official version as can be found on the ABC Media site.


Michelle Rodriguez Guest Stars as Ana Lucia

Awarded the 2005 Emmy and 2006 Golden Globe for Best Drama Series, “Lost” returns for its fifth season of action-packed mystery and adventure — that will continue to bring out the very best and the very worst in the people who are lost, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Please note: This aktivitas will repeat Saturday, Jan. 24, from 9:00-11:00 p.m., ET.

After Oceanic Air flight 815 tore apart in mid-air and crashed on a Pacific island, its survivors were forced to find inner strength they never knew they had in order to survive. But they discovered that the island holds many secrets, including a mysterious smoke monster, polar bears, housing and hatches with electricity and hot & cold running water, a group of island residents known as “The Others,” and a mysterious man named Jacob. The survivors have also found signs of those who came to the island before them, including a 19th century sailing ship called The Black Rock, a downed Beechcraft plane from a failed drug run, the remains of an ancient statue, as well as bunkers belonging to the Dharma Initiative — a group of scientific researchers who inhabited the island in the recent past. They also encountered a freighter stationed off the island that some thought would lead to their rescue, but ultimately almost caused their extinction.

With only 34 original hours left until the tamat episode airs in 2010, Jack, Kate, Hurley, Sayid, Sun and Claire’s son, Aaron – otherwise known as the Oceanic 6 – have been rescued and continue to try and pick up the pieces of the lives they knew before the crash and to perpetuate the lie concocted to hide the truth of what really happened. But Jack and Ben must convince all of them to return to the island in order to save those left behind. This will prove quite a feat since Jack is still wrestling with his addictions, Kate won’t speak to him, Hurley is in a mental institution, Sayid is an assassin and Sun blames Jack for Jin’s death when the freighter exploded. Adding to their worries is the fact that they also have to take the body of Jeremy Bentham – aka Locke — with them in order to make things right with the island. But locating the island may prove even more difficult since Ben moved it. It’s not just a question of where it went, but when. Back on the island, the survivors who were left behind begin to play out the surprising events that inevitably lead to Locke’s death.

In the first part of the season premiere, entitled “Because You Left,” the remaining island survivors start to feel the effects of the aftermath of moving the island, and Jack and Ben begin their quest to reunite the Oceanic 6 in order to return to the island with Locke’s body in an attempt to save their former fellow castaways. In the second part, entitled “The Lie,” Hurley and Sayid are on the run from the cops after stumbling into trouble at the safehouse; the island survivors come under attack by unknown forces; and an old friend offers some shocking advice to Kate in order to ensure that “the lie” remain a secret.

“Lost” stars Naveen Andrews as Sayid, Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond, Jeremy Davies as Daniel Faraday, Michael Emerson as Ben, Matthew Fox as Jack, Jorge Garcia as Hurley, Josh Holloway as Sawyer, Yunjin Kim as Sun, Ken Leung as Miles, Evangeline Lilly as Kate, Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet and Terry O’Quinn as Locke.

Guest starring in “Because You Left” are L. Scott Caldwell as Rose, Sam Anderson as Bernard, Nestor Carbonell as Richard Alpert, William Mapother as Ethan Rom, Francois Chau as Dr. Marvin Candle, Sonya Walger as Penelope “Penny” Widmore, Alan Dale as Charles Widmore, Rebecca Mader as Charlotte Lewis, William Blanchett as Aaron, Sean Whalen as Neil Frogurt, Tom Irwin as Dan Norton, Michael Dempsey as foreman, Stephanie Smart as ticket agent, Leslie Ishii as woman, Cindy Paliracio as TV anchor, Brad Berryhill as anxious guy, Sven Lindstrom as crew member, Chantal Boomla as counter girl and Jeremy Colvin as security guard.

Guest starring in “The Lie” are Michelle Rodriguez as Ana Lucia, L. Scott Caldwell as Rose, Sam Anderson as Bernard, Sonya Walger as Penelope “Penny” Widmore, Rebecca Mader as Charlotte Lewis, Jeff Fahey as Frank Lapidus, Lillian Hurst as Carmen Reyes, Cheech Marin as David Reyes, William Blanchett as Aaron, Sean Whalen as Neil Frogurt, Tom Connolly as Jones, Mary Mara as Jill, Dana Sorman as Darlene, James Jeremiah as police officer, Stephanie Conching as nurse, Matthew Allan as Cunningham and Todd Bryant as Mattingly.

“Because You Left” was written by Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse and directed by Stephen Williams.

“The Lie” was written by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz and directed by Jack Bender.

“Lost” was created by Jeffrey Lieber and J.J. Abrams & Damon Lindelof. Abrams, Lindelof, Bryan Burk, Carlton Cuse, Jack Bender, Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz serve as executive producers. “Lost,” which is filmed entirely on location in Hawaii and premiered on September 22, 2004, is from ABC Studios.

“Lost” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP. This aktivitas carries a TV-14,L,V parental guideline.

This episode of “Lost” will be available on the day after airing on the network for users to watch online.

Source: ABC

Help Identify This Photo

Update: Well that didn’t take long 🙂 Thanks everyone. It seems it’s an old photo as suspected from D.O.C

Thanks to Animagladius who found this brief photo on the ABC website Help Identify this Photo

Thanks to Animagladius who found this brief photo on the ABC website. Now when I first saw it I was convinced it was from a previous episode but I could not actually place it. Maybe I’ve just had too much wine over New Year!

Can you help identify this photo/episode or do we have a new photo?

Thanks to Animagladius who found this brief photo on the ABC website Help Identify this Photo

Small Snippet From Evangeline Lilly

Thanks to Lyly for this translation of a recent French Article.

Evangeline Lilly alias Kate on Lost (TF1 my french channel) spent the end of the year with Dominic Monaghan, her boyfriend since 5 years. Both have chosen to go in Switzerland to finally have “a white christmas” told E. During lost break, the actress will do anyways the promotion of her first movie in theatre “Afterwards” (on cinema in france, January 17th) where she plays with Romain Duris.

January21th, american viewers will discover lost season 5. Kate became very different: she have been “saved” from the island and she became mother, told us Evangeline. “For this 5th season, I want to say to viewers to be very patient because the first part of the season5 is complicated. It’s again a puzzle where you’ll learn about characters by small parts to small parts. In the second part of the season 5, your patience will be rewarded.

Source: Lyly