Interesting. Let's talk about your dear deadbeat dad, who showed up in "Something Nice Back Home." Claire had only met him once, and she presumably doesn't know that she shares a dad with Jack.
No, neither of them know on the Island.
What do you think he said to her when he showed up at the fire? Will we find that out?
He said he wants to show her something.
And we have four more hours of the season left to see. Could we assume you share a few more scenes with your dear old dad?
Do you think he has the same agenda for both his children?
I don't know. It seems he has different agendas, but who knows, he seems to be a very mysterious man.
He seems to be a dirty rotten scoundrel, but that's why we love him so much. Is there anything you can tease to about what happens to Claire in the next four hours of Lost?
You might see Claire in an unexpected environment. There were a couple of scenes that were really cool, actually. Just because they're so different. And maybe not really the Claire you know.
Hmmm...And we've heard you might have new and exciting storyline, which I would guess has to do with your dear daddy.
Do you think that storyline twist will continue through seasons five and six, or is it primarily through the end of season four?
I can't see it not continuing, but I guess who knows. They can always come back to things or break the map, you know.
Is it true your contract is being renegotiated so you'll be either be on the show a little more or a little less next season?
No, I haven't heard anything about that.
In terms of what the finale showed you about the characters that are not the Oceanic Six, including Claire, did the answers turn out to be what you expected or something a little different?
It's never what I expected. Rarely do I read a script and I'm like, "Yeah, that's what I thought would happen." But no, there's a lot going on in the finale, a lot.
Do we get Matthew Abbadon's "Are they alive?" question answered?
It's somewhat answered, but somewhat not.
Yes, it's all very cryptic.
Is it ever!
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—Reporting by Jennifer Godwin