'Lost' producers offer clues on final season


"Lost" executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse on Tuesday were met with a tidal wave of questions but remained mostly tightlipped about the final season of the hit ABC drama.

During the "Lost" panel at the TCA's winter press tour, they revealed that two beloved outcasts, Harold Perrineau (who played Michael) and Cynthia Watros (Libby), will be back.

Beyond that, the two only provided clues about the season premiere, which airs Feb. 2, and about the finale.

"Get ready to scratch your heads, America!" Lindelof said about the premiere.

The sentiment was echoed by several cast members. "I think I had to read it three times before it made sense," Emilie de Ravin said.

As for the May finale, "there is certainly a hope that everybody universally loves the ending, but I don't think it would be 'Lost' if there wasn't an ongoing and active debate," Lindelof said.

"If I could put on my predicting hat, there's going to be some that think it's the worst ending in the history of TV, and on the other end, to balance that out, would be my mom."

Lindelof also addressed the averted threat of President Obama's State of the Union address pre-empting the "Lost" premiere.

"I'm a lifelong Democrat, but when I first heard they were considering Feb. 2, I was like, 'That motherf***er!' "
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