Lost creators Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse took a J.J. Abrams idea and, since 2004, have steered the show into waters both thrilling and emotionally charged. SheKnows talks to Lindelof and Cuse and gets an inside peek at the show starring Matthew Fox and Evangeline Lilly.
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Lost and loving itSheKnows: Will there still be flashbacks and flash-forwards next season?
Carlton Cuse: Yes, there will still be flashbacks and flash-forwards but we are not limiting ourselves to those ways of transitioning between stories. We still love doing them and will when appropriate. There are still some cool flashbacks left to tell for our characters.
SheKnows: What's a pivotal moment for you two on Lost?
SheKnows: It's common knowledge that Ben was a character that came in, clicked with the audience and the story followed. What characters haven't worked that surprised you?
Lost happinessSheKnows: You mentioned Desmond, his reunion with Penny at the end of Season Four was one of the greatest moments in the show's history thus far (not to mention one of the year's best TV moments). Nothing's going to happen in Season Five to jeopardize their happiness, right? Right (laughing)?
Damon Lindelof: I'm sorry. Wrong. Wrong.
SheKnows: The show continues to return to eastern religion and mysticism. How much of that is your personal interests and how much of that is just window dressing?
Damon Lindelof: Well...we try to infuse the show with all sorts of religious allegory, depending on what kind of story we're telling. The Eastern religion and mysticism is something that started coming up a lot as we talked about the Dharma Initiative...but the thinking was more, 'What if these hippies from Ann Arbor, Michigan were kind've like the Beatles and thought a trip to India could spiritually rebirth them?' Hopefully, when all is said and done, the themes of the show are universally spiritual.