Matthew Fox Tells Us How Lost Ends (and How Season Six Begins)

Dr. Jack Shephard tells us what's to come in the 17 remaining episodes of the landmark series

By Lisa Abdolian Jun 11, 2009 3:32 AMTags
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Good news, folks! We found a little birdie to report for us from the 49th Annual Monte Carlo Television Festival, and we'll be getting her exclusive reports all this week direct from the scene, beginning with Matthew Fox (yep, that's this one right here). Read on for the Lost scoop, and then get a sneak peek what else is coming by cruising through our Monte Carlo TV Festival photo gallery!
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Matthew Fox says Lost creators Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse will prove they knew where they were going all along when the show ends in "an incredibly powerful, very sad and beautiful way. I think it is going to be pretty awesome."

The only castmember to know what that crazy smoke monster is and how the show ends said, "I think it is going to be very satisfying and cathartic and redemptive and beautiful. I've talked to Damon pretty extensively and every time I talk to him it's sort of surprising how moving it is just to talk about it."

But before we get the very end of our adventure, Fox reveals the beginning of Lost season six...

The sixth season will begin with an examination of what happened after Juliet seemingly detonated the hydrogen bomb. As usual, Fox said, "It's very surprising and probably fairly confusing initially to the audience.

"Like, a third of the way in [to the season], I would guess we are going to [settle] into one time frame, and it will be very linear—no more flashbacks, nothing. It will be on the Island and sort of a final conflict to the end," said Fox.

He assured fans that all the crazy storylines introduced in earlier seasons will be resolved and that the conflict between Jack and Locke (Terry O'Quinn) "will come head to head" this season, but he wouldn't divulge more than that. When asked what would happen if he did, he said, "Some guys would pull up outside this building in a white van and masks, and I'd never be seen again."

What do you think of this no more flashes thing? Will it rev up the series or screw up the pacing? Share your thoughts in the comments!