From my "secret source":
Info on when Lost will be seen next season: The time is TBD, according to Steve McPherson from ABC. "At this point, we still like this 10 p.m. on Thursday, and we could move Life on Marsat that point. But it's also been a great 9 p.m. performer and 8 p.m. performer, so I think quite honestly we have to see how the fall plays out." (Let's keep our fingers crossed for an earlier time next season!!)
Episode 4.12: There's No Place Like Home, Part 1 (Season finale, part 1)
(Oceanic 6-centric) Airdate: May 15, 2008
The face-off between the survivors and the freighter people begins. Widmore's freighter fiends, as one might guess, do not rescue the Oceanic Six. Desmond may come very close to becoming one of the Oceanic Seven. There's a fair amount of blood shed in the three-part finale. And there's at least one significant death. A major story line will begin for Claire. "Mysterious things are happening to Claire that set up the next few episodes - and the next few years, too."
We will see the Orchid - all three levels of it - that might shed more light on the Island's time-warping properties. The Orchid will play a big role in the finale.
It seems Darlton was holding out on us regarding the "spectacular kiss". Not only is the kiss spectacular, but according to a very solid source, it's the kind of liplock that "stops f---ing time" and"makes the entire world vanish in the moment."
The season finale will leave you ballistic as far as cliffhangers go.
Off the Island:
The finale will depict the arrival on the American mainland of the Oceanic Six :
Two pilots are at the helm of a transport plane. One chastises the other for clinging to his lucky charm; the one holding the rabbit's foot says he has to be extra vigilant considering the cargo they are carrying. Karen Decker (Michelle Forbes) is an Oceanic Airlines representative, strapped into the jump seat immediately behind the pilots. The pilots tell Decker they're approaching the runway. Decker ventures into the cargo hold where Jack, Hurley, Sayid, Sun and Kate are strapped in to passenger seats. Kate is holding Aaron. Michelle Forbes tells them the press calls them the Oceanic Six and wants to talk to them, but she can get them out of it. Jack speaks for the group and says that's fine, they're prepared to answer any questions. Decker leaves, tottering back to the cockpit in her stilettos.
Jack says they all know the story, but if they get any questions they can't answer, the press will just assume they're in shock. Sun: "Jack, we are in shock." Sun and Sayid do look like they're in shock indeed, whereas Kate just looks generally devastated. The plane lands, and the gangplank is lowered. The Six exit the back of the transport. Carmen Reyes, Mr. and Mrs. Paik and Margo
Shephard are all waiting for them. The three families are overjoyed to see each other. Sayid and Kate have no one greeting them. Hugo jumps back after hugging his mom hello and introduces Sayid, who gets the full family hug treatment. Kate just holds on tight to baby Aaron and looks around, all alone. A huge crowd of extras reported to the old Barbers Point Naval Air Station in Kalaeloa, taking part in a scene involving the return of the Oceanic Six to the outside world.
Their rescue is a huge media circus, with a throng of reporters and photographers on hand as they step off a military transport plane that brought them back to the United States. Via Honolulu. The filming focused on an elaborate Oceanic Airlines-coordinated press conference. Or, as sources put it, "a big press con." The world's media was there for answers, as well as several familiar faces: (Margo Shephard), David Reyes and Lillian and Carmen Reyes). Questions asked included: "Ms. Austen, how old is Aaron? Ms. Kwon, what happened to your husband? Mr. Reyes, what of your fortune, and this hefty airline settlement?"
The press is skeptical of the official story.
Hurley's hackles are raised by a query that's been raised by viewers and comedians alike since Season 1. Sayid tows the line, but isn't happy about it. The Oceanic Six make surprising mention of some long, lost friends. Three of them, at least, whose
deaths occurred in each of the first three seasons. The settlement comes into play in the finale.
Also seen will be the elaborate funeral of Christian Shepherd:
All of the Oceanic Six were present and accounted for. An exterior scene involved Sayid and Kate standing outside the church as mourners filed in. A limo arrives, and Hurley exits along with a young woman (possibly Starla?). And the woman, not Kate, is the one carrying the baby (could be a stand-in). The group hugs and talks briefly at the top of the stairs before heading inside. Though it looked like a flash forward involving many of the "Oceanic Six", there was no flock of press. Andrea Gabriel reappears as Nadia at the funeral - at Sayid's side.
On the Island:
Keamy (on SAT phone): Put it down over there. Charlotte: Is that from the chopper? Lapidus (on SAT phone): We're still five clicks from the site! Keamy: I said put it
down Frank. We'll pick you up guys, as soon as we hit the ground we can go to the Orchid. Head down! Let's do this. Jack: You know what the Orchid is? Juliet: No, I didn't hear Desmond or Sayid either. Jack: Kate! Wanna take a walk? Kate: Absolutely
Jack: I'll get the guns, you get some water OK? Kate: OK. Juliet: You can't..possibly be serious. You just had surgery, Jack. Jack: I'm fine. Juliet: You're not going to be fine. Jack: I can't just sit around waiting.. Juliet: Recovery is not sitting around. Jack: I have to do this. Juliet: Why? Jack: Because I promised those people..that I would get them off this island. Juliet: Don't bleed to death Jack. Jack: I'll see you in a couple of hours. Charlotte: Daniel, what's wrong? Daniel: Charlotte, did you hear what he said? They're going to the Orchid. They're using the secondary protocol. Charlotte: What are you talking about? Daniel: We have to get off this island...right now. Sayid: Hey! Over here! Sun: Sayid, where's Desmond? Sayid: He's fine, he's on the freighter. Listen, I'm going to start taking people back, six at a time. We have to go right now, before the helicopter gets back to the boat. Juliet: Why do we have to go to the boat before the chopper gets back? Sayid: Because the men on that helicopter have every intention of killing us all. ...What? Juliet: Jack and Kate just went running after it. Hurley: OK, let's say this greenhouse place does what you say and yeah, I get it, it's really dangerous and unpredictable but suppose..somehow it works and we move the island. Dosen't that mean the dudes with guns move too? Ben: Yes, I
suppose they would. Hurley: Well isn't that, y'know, a problem?! Ben: I'm working on it. Hurley: Well what about me? I still wanna get off it! Locke: I'm afraid it's a little late for that Hugo. Ben: May I have the binoculars please? You might want to get down lower to the ground. Locke: Why might we want to do that? Ben: Because we're at the Orchid.
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