Lost Magazine’s best friends (well, for Season Three treasures) Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis return in issue # 11 to dig up some insider gold: here’s a quick preview…
Lost Magazine: The Others certainly made their mark on this season…
Adam: I think we’ve made it clear this season that the Others are very important, especially with Ben and what our survivors are dealing with. Anything that we try to do on this show, something that you’ve given that much attention to, it would stand to reason it’s something we would want to continue to explore. There have been some really good explorations of humanity, and its many paradoxes, this season, especially with Ben. Episode 20 really was a highlight of the year! When his back-story was explored for the first time and to finally see things like the Dharma Initiative in its hey-day was really exciting for us.
Edward: Yeah, we love anything Dharma, I mean, we are obsessed with Dharma – we could have a show just with Dharma!
Unearth more treasure only in issue #11 of Lost Magazine, including Adam and Edward’s thoughts on the upcoming DVD experience.
SOUND STATION ZERO
Can you imagine a trek into the jungle without those eerie whispers? A poignant beach scene without the lapping of the waves? The rampaging black smoke without its thunderous roar? No, neither can we. Luckily, Lost has an award-winning crew of talented sound technicians that make sure very frame of the series is as clear and compelling to the ear as it is to the eye. Emmy nominated and twice Golden Reel Award winners, the Lost sound department is at the top of its game, and the man overseeing all the work is Supervising Sound Editor Tom de Gorter. Find out how Tom battles the Hawaiian elements to get the perfect sound, and how Bryan Burk’s unusual mandate encourages him to push the envelope…
PEARLS OF WISDOM
The always-entertaining Damon Lindelof is back on hand to scatter his pearls before you. You’ve always proved worthy opponents to Damon’s tantalising style in the past (part oracle, part quizmaster), so here’s a quick teaser of what’s coming up in issue #11:
Paul Williams: So, be it in a consciousness, physical, or in whatever way, did Desmond travel through time back to 1996 in that episode?
Damon: Paul. While traditionally, “simple” questions do not comprise of over a 100 words, I am gonna give you a wonderfully simple answer... Yes!!!
Sophia Sutton: No one seems to be talking online about the way the smoke monster flashed a bright white light into Juliet's face in Left Behind! The monster scenes in that episode were the best you've done so far, so huge congratulations. Locke mentions that he saw a white light too. Are these related, or am I barking up the wrong tree?
Damon: I'm gonna let you in on a little secret, Sophia... there ARE no wrong trees up which to bark. The flashing white light is most definitely important... and I agree with the monster fx from Left Behind... Kevin Blank and Jay Worth (our amazing special effects guys) brought their A-Game... and they did that stuff in just a WEEK.
THE LOST SHEPHARD
The crash of Oceanic Flight 815 saw a young mother-to-be crawl free from the wreckage and live to give birth to a healthy baby boy, Aaron. Lost’s feisty single parent, Claire Littleton, has since recalled terrifying memories of being abducted by the Others, fallen in love with fellow survivor Charlie, and has no idea that she is the half-sister of the beach camp’s leader and doctor, Jack Shephard. Read on for an exclusive extract from our Emilie de Ravin interview…
The season two finale Live Together, Die Alone once again found the group fragmented when the Others orchestrated the kidnapping of Jack, Sawyer, and Kate. The following year’s initial six-episode arc mainly focused on the trio’s predicament and their escape. It was only recently everyone was reunited on the beach and Claire was back into the thick of things. “That whole period was necessary to introduce these new characters, environment, and basically a whole new aspect of the island,” notes de Ravin. “They needed to invest some time so the audience would understand and become familiar with these people. But yeah, it is nice to be back and doing things as a group. It has been a while.”
Par Avion found Claire taking a more proactive role in getting off the island by tagging migrating birds with messages that scientists would hopefully find. Not every character embraced the idea, although de Ravin was thankful to step outside her motherly duties for a while. “That was great!” she says. “Aaron is getting old enough so she can go off and do things again. Doing that stuff is always exciting. Claire sees all those little details other people may miss.”
De Ravin’s intense and revealing flashback revisited a rebellious gothic teenage Claire who was in a heated argument with her mother Carole when a truck forced them off the road and sent her mother flying through the windshield.
The car accident resulted in severe trauma for Carole and left her in a coma, a tragedy which clearly continues to haunt and shape Claire, even on the island. “I don’t know if Claire’s mother is dead, but she’s in a coma,” notes de Ravin. “That is as far as I know when I left her in the hospital. Obviously, there is a lot of guilt going on. Claire has never spoken about her mother on the island. It is always something that’s in the back of her mind. Claire tries to compensate for that by being overly careful and cautious with her baby. She does not want to be that person again and be responsible for something so horrific.”
Someone was footing those expensive medical bills though, and soon after the car crash, Dr. Christian Shepard showed up to drop the bombshell that he was in fact Claire’s father, making Jack and Claire half-brother-and-sister. “It was rumored for quite a while,” reveals de Ravin. “It is a really interesting development and it will be even more interesting to see how the characters come to find out. I don’t know how that is going to work but I am sure they have something planned.”
Things had been going a little too smoothly lately and the Others have pulled Claire back into their affairs again. In One of Us, she became sick, coughed up blood, and looked to be dying due to a device they implanted in her body. “Claire does have a reason to be afraid!” de Ravin stresses. “If that happened once, they could trigger it again. The Others have also done things that she doesn’t remember. That is something that is going to be on her mind.”
Understandably, when former Others member Juliet – the woman whose experimental pregnancy protection serum was injected into Claire – joined the survivor’s camp, the only known mother on the island had reason to be cynical of her intentions. “There really hasn’t been much interaction,” notes de Ravin. “Everybody’s wary of her because it’s fear of the unknown. Most of us don’t know much about her. We’re just being cautious. At the same time, there is an apprehension since Juliet was the one doing tests on Claire. I think there is always going to be that between them.”
However, maybe it is the Others who should be on guard. Their interest in children will no doubt bring them into conflict with Claire. With her inner fire and temperament, she would go to great extremes to protect Aaron. “Claire is more capable than she looks,” she explains. “Claire is a very strong-willed person who is willing to do anything to ensure the ones she loves are safe. If they are in danger, you just do whatever you can. She’s not just complacent and sitting there being a sweet little mother. She’s stronger than that and has a lot of good ideas. Her past has really helped her deal with motherhood.
Read the full interview only in issue #11 of Lost Magazine, on sale from June 12