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LOST – It’s Baaaaaaaaack!

January means the return of all good things–and LOST is back tonight!!!!!!!!

Tonight at 9/8 central is a two-hour premiere (not counting that stupid clip show, which begins at 8/7c if you’re interested) with episodes titled “Because You Left” and “The Lie”.

Here’s the official release from ABC (spoiler free):

THE REMAINING SURVIVORS START TO FEEL THE EFFECTS CAUSED BY THE ISLAND BEING MOVED, AND JACK AND BEN BEGIN THEIR QUEST TO REUNITE THE OCEANIC 6 – ALONG WITH LOCKE’S BODY – IN ORDER TO RETURN TO THE ISLAND, ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF ABC’S “LOST”

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 final 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.

(Press release courtesy of ABC Media Net)

Here are a few official promotional photos for the premiere tonight (more images available at Lost-Media.com:

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And two official sneak peeks for tonight:

Want more? Check out the always reliable Dark UFO (aka Andy)’s collection of spoilers in his Season 5 Episode Guide. Who else is excited?!?!?!?!

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On another fangirl squeeee! note, Battlestar Galactica also is back as of last week! How about poor Dualla (even though I never liked her)? Or that mindfrak with Starbuck?! Or, of course, the reveal of the fifth?!? Gods, I love this show!

Only 9 more episodes to go before the end… Here’s the preview for this Friday’s episode, “A Disquiet Follows My Soul”:

11 Comments

  • orannia
    January 21, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    If Lost is back does that mean it’s no longer lost? Sorry, I couldn’t resist ๐Ÿ™‚

    On another fangirl squeeee! note, Battlestar Galactica also is back as of last week!

    SQUEEEEEEEEEEE! I love BSG! We (some friends and I) watched the first episode on Tuesday. Is anyone else but me wondering what the writers were smoking while…ummm….writing? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Adn considering that, do we really think the fifth Cylon is…ummm…that person? Oh, and I watched the webepisodes last night….and now have absolutely no idea where the writers are going โ—

  • Thea
    January 21, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    [i]If Lost is back does that mean itโ€™s no longer lost? Sorry, I couldnโ€™t resist ๐Ÿ˜€ [/i]

    LOL Orannia! Nope, still LOST as ever ๐Ÿ˜‰ At least, everyone still on the island is…

    **EDITED TO SAY THIS COMMENT CONTAINS INFORMATION FROM THE LAST AIRED EPISODE OF BSG–IF YOU ARE NOT CAUGHT UP AND DON’T WANT TO KNOW, AVERT YOUR VIRGIN EYES!**

    And yeaaaaaaaaaah BSG totally rocks! I couldn’t believe it when I watched last week’s episode. I’m pretty sure that Ellen Tigh is the closed door Fifth, but I haven’t watched the webisode yet so now I’m intrigued! There’s clearly some weird time-warp thing going on with Earth, what with Starbuck’s body and all…and I’m still not sure where the cylon-human hybrids, like Hera or the Chief’s kid fit in. I honestly have no idea where the writers are going and I’ve kept myself completely unspoiled for these last episodes! I love the uncertainty!

    It will be a sad, sad day when the final episode airs. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

  • katiebabs
    January 21, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    If that skank Juliet even touches Sawyer I will tear her hair out. Sawyer must stay pure for when Kate comes back and hsa caged monkey sex with him.

  • Karen Mahoney
    January 22, 2009 at 7:58 am

    Am excited for LOST *and* SUPERNATURAL’s return, but I have to wait over here in the UK… Unless I am going to be naughty… *has shifty eyes* ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • azteclady
    January 22, 2009 at 8:00 am

    Once upon a time… I was so obsessed with LOST that, after spending entirely too many hours straight in a rapidly growing forum, I ended up mod/admin for it.

    Like you lady Smugglers, I met someone through it (my s.o. in fact ๐Ÿ˜€ ) but felt completely burned by the show during the second season and now don’t watch it at all.

    I am, however, planning on getting the entire set of BSG on DVD the moment it comes out (already saved for it!)

  • The Discriminating Fangirl
    January 22, 2009 at 8:32 am

    Lost… can I just say how grateful I am that Sawyer was shirtless for more than half of the episode? Thank you, Darleton. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  • Thea
    January 22, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Katie–LOL so you’re not a fan of Jules, I take it? :p I love Juliet–Elizabeth Mitchell is freaking gorgeous and a wonderful actress, and I love how cold and tough Juliet is (I love that underneath her initial ruthlessness she’s a good person). Although I don’t think I want to see Sawyer and Juliet hook up…it feels weird. Dunno.

    I’m not even gonna start with Kate ๐Ÿ™„ Blech.

    Karen–I still haven’t seen SUPERNATURAL! Must get it on the netflix list. And dude, just download the episodes for LOST! Ana’s got the hookup ๐Ÿ˜‰

    azteclady–You don’t say!!! Another LOST nut? Woohoo! I can sympathize with how you feel, s2 definitely moved in an entirely different direction. But I tend to like the mythology-heavy geekouts, so I was just fine with it :p What board did you mod?! And dude, BSG rules all. You will not be disappointed!

    TDF–WORD! Darlton and their “Season of Shirtless Sawyer” makes me very, very happy. I loved the little throwout line from Sawyer to Farraday about giving him Farraday’s shirt–and then the resounding NO! response. LOL. The powers that be are throwing us ladies a bone.

    By the way, this year’s premiere TOTALLY ROCKED. In my opinion, the best season opener since the pilot! Season 5 is looking GOOD!

  • katiebabs
    January 22, 2009 at 11:54 am

    I was a very happy woman to see Sawyer without his shirt for most of the show. :mrgreen:
    Shoe throwing at the tv did not happen but many questions were raised.

  • azteclady
    January 22, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Here (used to be lost-tv.com)

  • azteclady
    January 22, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    huh… what happened to the link? here (second try)

  • The Greek that shall not be named
    January 23, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Mini me did you friend just call our Juju a skank??!!That’s it, we are not inviting her to the party we are throwing for Joshie!

    Dude BSG pwns LOST anytime but it was a good premiere!Jack sweating like a pig despite the waxed hair, Jules and SoySoy rocking the universe, my Lockiepoo made of win…and my god is Jack gonna have his ass kicked by Sun. ‘I don’t blame you Kate….so…..how is Jack?’lmao

    BSG tonight, bring it on!!! :mrgreen:

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