Good news for those of you still struggling to "let go" from Lost: Jorge Garcia confirms that there is indeed an extended bonus scene he shot with Michael Emerson for the upcoming full-series DVD collection. Holler!
We just caught up with the island's awesome new "No. 1" at the Monte Carlo Television Festival in, you guessed it, Monte Carlo, and here's what he dished:
"It will address some of the issues, like the food drops, and it will deal with what happened on the island after Hurley took over and how he handled things," Garcia reveals of the DVD bonus feature he shot. "It will give you a taste of what took place after Hurley took over as the new number one. There's a little epilogue thing going on with the DVD."
That little epilogue will be available to fans when Lost: The Complete Collection is released on DVD and Blu-ray August 24.
Inside sources also told me that Walt (Malcolm David Kelley) will be shown in the bonus material. "We'll find out what happens to Walt," says the insider. But when asked who else he worked with, Jorge replied coyly: "There are other people in it, but I'm not going to tell you who." Hmmm!
So now that he's done with the show and can really tell us what he thought of the controversial series finale, what does Jorge have to say?
"I loved it," Jorge says. "When I first got the finale script, it didn't have the final act in it yet. But I got to the part where Hurley takes over and there was a kind of a sigh of relief. I thought OK, this ending is a satisfying ending for me. Everything I invested in this show does pay off. And so I'm good, the ending is good, and I don't have to worry about it."
And though many viewers didn't see that twist coming—that Hurley was named the protector of the island after Jack decided to sacrifice himself—Jorge says he and Matthew Fox both had a sneaking suspicion. "During the whole season, Matt Fox and I were going back and forth, going, 'It's going to be one of us, it's not going to be one of them, its got to be one of us.' So yeah, I liked it [the ending], it was quite heavy."
Now that Lost is gone for good, Jorge says he's ready for another TV acting gig, when the time is right. "Because of the success of Lost I am able to be a little bit picky, which is nice," Jorge admits. "I have been sent three or four scripts for television series, but there wasn't anything I really wanted to do. I want to tell a good story, whether it's a TV show, a movie, whatever. That's really my No. 1 criteria."
Looking back, Jorge says that shooting Lost was the best of times—and sometimes, the comically worst of times. "During the pilot, they brought a bright light to an undeveloped area of the island that had probably never seen light at night, and all sorts of bugs came out of the forest," Jorge remembers with a laugh. "Many of them landed in my hair and during breaks they would have to come and pick them out. It is my worst memory, because even after I got home, after we thought they had all been taken out, two more bugs fell out into the drain when I was taking a shower."
As for the good: "A collection of things come to mind, but one in particular stands out. One time we were working on a scene and a whale breached for like five minutes, and we all just paused and watched it happen and afterward we just sat back and said, 'You don't see that when you're working on a set in Burbank.' " And how.
Are you looking forward to seeing Ben and Hurley's time on the island as No. 1 and No. 2? Who else are you hoping to see?
—Reporting by Lisa Abdolian