Category Archives: Clip shows

Is Claire dead? The answer may depend on what the meaning of ‘dead’ is

Claire in Jacob's cabin, in Episode 4x11 "Cabin Fever"

Claire in Jacob's cabin, in Episode 4x11 "Cabin Fever"

Val asks:

Do we have any idea what really happened to Claire? After she turned up in Jacob’s cabin with Jack’s father, I got really confused about what her role in the whole island mystery is.

I originally thought Claire was killed after she wandered into the jungle, leaving Aaron behind. I had thought if she were alive, she would have come back for her son.

I was surprised to see her show up in Jacob’s cabin and in Kate’s house on the mainland, but I still thought she was dead. She was with Christian in the cabin, and we knew he was dead. As for showing up on the mainland, other dead characters had been doing that as well, and Clair’s appearance could also be explained as being just a dream.

But then while I was watching Destiny Calls, the Season 5 clip/recap show that aired in January 2009, Damon said something in the commentary that surprised me, and made me think that Claire might still be alive:

Damon (at 3:34 on video): And now, essentially, Claire is missing. We don’t know where she is. She saw Christian Shephard in the jungle. She left the baby behind. And that’s it.

At the time I saw the Destiny Calls recap show, I thought, “She’s only missing! So she’s not dead, after all!” But now, on second thought, I believe she could still be dead. Damon didn’t actually say, for sure, that she wasn’t — just that we didn’t know what happened to her.

Forging on, I found an interview that eonline did with Damon and Carlton last year, before the Season 4 finale, where they muddied the waters even more:

Q: “Is Claire dead?” Is that a question you are wanting the fans to be asking at this point?

Carlton: I think we want the fans to ask, “What’s happened to Claire?” I don’t think it’s “Is she dead?” I think it’s like, “Where is she?” and, “What’s going on with her?”

Damon: What’s fascinating with Lost is there’s a scene where Claire is in the cabin, and she is sitting next to a guy who is dead, and nobody is saying “What’s up with that?” They’re all asking “Is she dead?” I think the more operative question is “What is dead?” That’s a good question to ask, and one you will certainly be asking over the long hiatus.

“The operative question is ‘What is dead’?” Okey-dokey. 😉

It sounds like Claire may have joined the ranks of the undead, the quasi-dead, the not-quite-dead — or, as I like to think of them, actors who still have a job even after their characters die.

And, in fact, Emilie de Ravin recently told TV Guide that she would be coming back to LOST in Season 6: Having been involved in all these projects as of late, will it be harder to go back to Lost for its final season?

De Ravin: No, I’m really looking forward to going back. I’ve had a wonderful time being able to express myself creatively in different ways [during this Season 5 absence]. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again and, being the last season, I’m thinking it’s going to be pretty exciting.

So maybe we’ll get some answers next year.

Thanks, Val, for asking the question!

Picture of Claire in Jacob’s cabin is a promotional still, via Lostpedia

Lost: A Journey in Time — clip/recap show

I liked this recap show better than the previous one (“The Story of the Oceanic 6”). It’s faster paced, it’s narrated by Michael Emerson, it has commentary by Damon and Carlton, and it actually answers a couple of questions — why Ben killed Locke, and why four of the Losties on Aljira 316 ended up in 1977.

Now, the Finale is about to begin. Wheee …..

Promos, leaked sneak peek, and schedule for the LOST Season 5 Finale

Can you believe that Season 5 is almost over? I don’t want it to end!

The Finale should be great, though.

Wednesday evening will start off with yet another clip/recap show, this one called Lost: A Journey in Time. From the press release, it sounds as if it will pick up where the last one left off, after the Losties returned to the Island.

Right after the clip show, the 2-hour Season 5 Finale, The Incident parts 1 & 2, will begin.

The Incident was written by our old friends Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. The director is Jack Bender, who has directed many of the best LOST episodes, including, among many others, all of the previous Season Finales, The Constant, The Man from Tallahassee (probably my all-time favorite episode), and most recently, Some Like it Hoth.

Here’s the trailer for the finale:

And here are some promo pictures (Contains spoilers, including one character I wasn’t expecting to see!):

Here’s a sneak peek that was leaked from the set. It looks like it might be rehearsal footage or an early take (?) shot by a bystander (?) on the set (Contains spoilers!)


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

8:00 – 9:00 pm Clip show Lost: A Journey in Time

9:00 – 11:00 pm Finale, Episodes 16 and 17, The Incident, parts 1 and 2

(Everything is an hour earlier in Central Time)

Please don’t post any spoiler info in the comments (including anything spoiler-ish from the promo pictures and videos above) until after the Finale airs in the U.S.

Instant recap of the LOST clip-show special “The Story of the Oceanic 6”

The Oceanic 6

The Oceanic 6

I’m typing this up during the commercial breaks of the show.

9:08 First segment was a fast-paced recap of the first four seasons, except for the flash-forwards, with the most emphasis placed on Season 4, especially the part where the Oceanic 6 decided they were going to lie when they got back.

It was okay. I’d rather be watching a new episode, but the fast pace kept it interesting.

One of the clips they showed was of Locke saying, “What if everything that happened here, happened for a reason?” You think he was giving a shout-out to this blog? Ha ha ha.

9:17 They went through material that had previously been shown piece by piece in the Season 4 flash-forwards (along with a few clips from Kate’s Season 5 flashback), telling the stories from the point of view of one character at a time, in a fairly linear fashion. This is what I had been expecting from the clip show — something similar to the Season 4 DVD feature “The Course of the Future.” The DVD feature went into more detail, though.

9:28 This segment was about Season 5, touching quickly on the left-behind Losties flashing through time, and then focusing on Locke going back to the mainland and trying to convince the Oceanic 6 to come back. We got to see Ben kill Locke, which I’m not sure I really needed to see again.

9:37 Meanwhile back on the mainland … These were scenes from the end of Season 4 and the beginning of Season 5, as the Oceanic 6 inched closer to going back. Not super exciting, although I was glad to see one of my favorite moments — Hurley throwing a Hot Pocket at Ben.

9:48 More on the Oceanic 6, before they left for the Island. This was all recent and familiar material. I did enjoy seeing Eloise Hawking in her underground lair again.

10:01 The last segment picked up with Ben attacking Desmond and Penny on the pier, and then showed, in linear order, scenes that had previously been jumbled: the Losties getting on the plane, the plane crash, and the experiences of the group that landed in Dharma time. There was then a brief moment with the Beachies, stopping at the point where Locke lowered his hood. What happened in the last few episodes wasn’t included.

This clip show would probably be useful for new viewers who want to get quickly up to speed, but if you are a regular viewer and you missed it, don’t worry. It was strictly a review, mostly of recent material. No new questions were answered, no secrets revealed, and no special insights offered. It was a fairly enjoyable way to spend an hour, but not a crucial one for the show’s fans.

Pictures of the Oceanic 6 (c) ABC, via Lostpedia

Reminder — Clip show special tonight, April 22, 2009 — no new episode

The clip show special, LOST: The Story of the Oceanic 6, will be on at 9:00 pm to 10:02 pm (an hour earlier Central time). Promo. Press release. No new episode tonight!

There will be a new episode NEXT week called The Variable. It will be the show’s 100th episode. Happy 100th Birthday, LOST! You don’t look a day over 90. 😉

Promo for “The Story of the Oceanic 6”

Here’s a 15-second promo (it’s the one they showed at the end of the last episode) for the clip show “The Story of the Oceanic 6,” coming up on April 22.

I looks like they are going to be covering the flash-forwards from last season, along with some of what happened this season after the Losties returned to the Island.

Can anyone, who is quick on the pause button, make out what the video shows about a quarter of a second in, right after it shows Kate, and right before the screen says “Wednesday”? Is that the wreck of 815, or is it something else?

LOST clip show on April 22, 2009

There’s going to be a clip show and, alas, no new episode on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, in the show’s regular timeslot, 9:00 pm to 10:02 pm.

According to an ABC press release (via Dark UFO), the clip show is called Lost: The Story of the Oceanic 6, and from the description, it sounds as if it’s going to be covering mostly material from Seasons 4 and 5.

My guess is that the clip show may untangle the flash-forwards and follow the storylines of each of the characters, perhaps in a way similar to what was done in the Season 4 DVD special feature Course of the Future: The Definitive Flash-Forwards.

Speaking of which, here’s a very brief clip of Darlton (producers/writers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse) talking about Course of the Future — and goofing around — at last summer’s Comic Con. These guys crack me up:

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