I don't know if you noticed, but this season on Lost, Kate totally stole baby Aaron and killed Claire and buried her under a rock!!!
The mysteries of Lost are not easily solved, and certainly not easily guessed, but thankfully, the lovely Emilie de Ravin just phoned up and was kind enough to share a few of her insights into Claire's situation. (Yay for clues!)
Click in for Emilie's thoughts and a few teases about what's up with ghost dad, that misplaced infant and her character's big new storyline...
Let's go back to the beginning of the season. I think there was supposed to be a ring and a letter that Charlie left for Claire and Aaron. Did Claire ever get those?
I know! I don't know whatever happened with that, right? Oh God, now you're testing my memory.
Maybe the baby has the ring?
[Laughs.] Yes, the baby is wearing it around his wrist. Or maybe it's a toe ring.
Around "Eggtown," some people asked why Claire didn't seem to be more upset about Charlie. How did you feel about that?
I think she had her time to grieve, and I think she's just got so much going on that she has to survive, basically, and put that behind her as much as she can.
From what I've read, you've always been very, very gracious about the fact that as an actress you have to carry this baby around in almost every scene you do. Have you ever thought, "If only I didn't have that darn kid, I could have so many more adventures!"
It definitely holds Claire back as far as she's not going to be running around with a gun trying to kill people or trying to save people—because she has this child and she has to protect him—but that makes it interesting in another way for me.
Do you think that might change now?
Yeah, if Claire and Aaron are separated, I think for sure.
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!
Lost returns tonight with "Cabin Fever" at 10 p.m. on ABC. See you there! And don't forget to check back later for our weekly Lost Redux.
—Reporting by Jennifer Godwin