Lost Season 4 General Spoilers:
The following information is gathered from various articles, interviews and The Fuselage forums. The following can be considered RUMOR and subject to change or otherwise inaccurate.These spoilers are more general than those listed for specific episodes and many are likely to fall by the wayside. These are items mentioned by the showrunners as intended storylines, but it's likely that more than a few of these will prove to be well off-target by season's end. Newer spoilers are added at the top of the list.
4/20/08: One of the DeGroots is still alive. From Cuse & Lindelof
4/20/08: Miles and Faraday won't get centric episodes (or much further development) until next season. From Entertainment Weekly
4/20/08: All three levels of the Orchid station will be seen and it will shed some light on the Island's time-warping properties. From Entertainment Weekly
4/20/08: Starting with episode nine, "Mysterious things are happening to Claire that set up the next few episodes - and the next few years." From Entertainment Weekly
4/20/08: Hurley will encounter the smoke monster and we'll see another aspect of the smoke monster. From Entertainment Weekly
3/29/08: We'll find out exactly what happened to Michael between leaving the Island and reaching New York City and also find out who is in the coffin. From TV Guide
3/29/08: The smoke monster will be seen. From Jorge Garcia @ The Fuselage [We're guessing it'll be in the rumored Ben episode.]
3/29/08: Jack will get a flashback/flashforward episode this season. From Ausiello
3/23/08: Karl is likely dead, while Danielle will likely be seen again. From Blake Bischoff Interview with Kristin [So Karl's dead and Danielle survives... we hope so.]
3/22/08: Desmond and Minkowski's side effects could be that "sickness" that Rousseau long ago described. From Official Lost Podcast [That would make her seem a little less crazy after all... of course, she looks like she could be dead at this point.]
3/20/08: Some of the revelations in the season's final five episodes include why Sayid is Ben's paid assassin and why Jack has become unhinged. From TV Guide
3/20/08: Richard is likely to appear in one of the season's remaining final five episodes. From Ausiello
3/20/08: The Oceanic Six are Jack, Kate, Hurley, Sayid, Sun and Aaron. From ABC [We're guessing that it's whoever Jack "visited" in the Season Three finale.]
2/26/08: One of the original survivors will die by episode eight. However, they will die in the flashfowards and not on the island and it'll apparently be one of the Oceanic Six. From Auseillo [We're guessing that it's whoever Jack "visited" in the Season Three finale.]
2/12/08: Now that the writers' strike is over, Carlton Cuse says that they have been asked to produce five more episodes for the season, so they will come up three episodes short of the original sixteen episode plan. As a result, Carlton Cuse says that some stories will be condensed. From The Hollywood Reporter [So there apparently won't be a mini-season. If the first two episodes are an indication of how the rest of this season is going to go, we're going to miss those three episodes.]
1/31/08: Sayid gets a new love interest. From TV Guide Interview
1/31/08: The Oceanic Six are: Jack, Kate, Hurley, Sayid, Jin and Sun. There is now rumor that there is at least one more than may have gotten off the Island. From Kristen
9/23/07: One of the main cast is a "goner." [One of the S1 cast? Or newer cast?] The smoke monster will not like the new arrivals. The season has been dubbed by the producers as "The Rescue" after previous seasons were "The Crash," "The Hatch," and "The Others." From Cuse & Lindelof TV Guide Interview
9/23/07: Nearing 100 days on the Island and Christmas. It has been decided who Kate will ultimately end up with. There was more planned for Nikki and Paulo, but would've taken stories from other main characters. The season 3 finale flashforward IS the future and is unchangeable. From Lost Podcast
9/23/07: Libby will be back in multiple episodes allowing the showrunners to fill in the rest of her backstory. From Ausiello
9/23/07: Jeremy Davies' character is known as Daniel Faraday. From DarkUFO
9/23/07: Jeff Fahey's character is being referred to as Frank Lapadis. From DarkUFO
9/1/07: Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse indicated that the character names and descriptions being reported were mostly inaccurate. From Entertainment Weekly Interview
9/1/07: Jeremy Davies' recurring character will be from Naomi's freighter. From DarkUFO
9/1/07: The fifth new cast member is Jeff Fahey. From Entertainment Weekly
8/24/07: Casting Info for Charlotte: Late 20s. Very attractive in a naturalistic, athletic way, her looks are only one small part of charms. Precocious, loquacious, and funny, Charlotte a very successful academic who also knows how to handle herself in the real world. On a personal level it is hard to crack the hard shell of poise and certainty around her, but when it DOES crack its like an egg; lots of repressed and pent up emotions spill out. Recurring arc with a possible option for series regular for next season. From DarkUFO
8/24/07: Casting info for Russell: Late 30s, a brilliant mathematician and deep thinker who is capable of great insights and has a tremendous knowledge across various scientific fields. He sometimes struggles socially by being too direct and disconnected in his interpersonal relationships. While an empiricist by trade he is humbled and fascinated by the magic and mystery of all in this world that cannot be explained by science. Recurring arc with a possible option for series regular for next season. From DarkUFO
8/23/07: Jeremy Davies may appear in eight episodes, while Rebecca Mader has a recurring role as well. From Kristin
7/28/07: Michael will be back and will possibly have a chance at redemption. From Lost Panel at Comic Con
7/28/07: Rousseau storylines have to "sync" for her flashback, which they hope to do either in the fourth or fifth season. From Lost Panel at Comic Con [Whatever that means.]
7/28/07: They hope to get to Libby's story this season and they seemed to hint that she might have some ties to Dharma. From Lost Panel at Comic Con
7/28/07: On Flashbacks/Flashforwards: Carlton - "What you saw with Kate and Jack was not the end of the show." Damon - "The show has never really been about getting off the Island...There's this whole chapter of the story that takes place off the Island." From Lost Panel at Comic Con
7/28/07: Jack and Claire will find out that they are related. From Lost Panel at Comic Con [Not sure if this will happen this season]
7/25/07: Ausiello says that Harold Perrineau (Michael) will be back.
7/8/07: Kristin reports that there could be one new character.
6/17/07: Jacob has already been cast. Emerson adds, "That person is a person who already worked on Lost...but you have never heard that person's voice and I don't think you ever will. I don't know that you're ever going to see that person clearly." From Michael Emerson on Comic Network Insider
6/9/07: Desmond will struggle with the thought that Charlie might not have died if he hadn't told him what he had seen in his flash-forward. From Kristin
6/3/07: Production is scheduled to run from mid-August 2007 to March 2008. From The Tailsection
6/3/07: The flash-forwards might tell a single story from several characters' point-of-view in a non-linear fashion. The flash-forwards are expected to be filmed in Los Angeles. From The Tailsection [This would be a change from the flashbacks telling non-linear single-character stories.]
6/3/07: Harold Perrineau (Michael) has been offered a role as a series regular [again]. From Kristin
6/3/07: The season will have both flashbacks and flash-forwards. From AICN
5/13/07: Jacob is a "question for the fourth season." Ben shot Locke because his hearing Jacob was confirmation that he was special and thus a threat to Ben. Jacob is likely confined in part due to the substance that Locke noticed. More of the Dharma purge will be seen and Ben's love interest Annie will be revisited. From Lost Podcast
5/13/07: The season (as well as the fifth and sixth seasons) will be comprised of sixteen episodes that will run uninterrupted. From ABC
5/13/07: The show is set for a February 2008 return. From Cuse/Lindelof
5/13/07: The show will "likely" move to another timeslot. From Lost Podcast
5/13/07: Mrs. Hawking (from Desmond's flashback) will return. From Lost Podcast [Just not sure if during this season or another]
5/13/07: The four-toed statue is important and will be addressed. From Lost Podcast
4/22/07: There might be a Goodwin episode. From Lost Podcast [Hard to tell if it was a credible statement or just a joke]
4/12/07: There have been discussions about bringing Michael back in a recurring role. They wanted to bring him back for the Season 3 finale, but the actor (Harold Perrineau) declined.
4/12/07: Danielle will likely finally get a flashback episode.
4/12/07: Christmas might be celebrated. From Official Lost Podcast
3/24/07: Season four will likely have an uninterrupted run (like 24 that starts in January 2008.
3/24/07: Lost has officially been confirmed as being renewed for a fourth season. From ABC
3/3/07: Dominic Monaghan has been told that he won't be back for Season 4. From Life & Style Magazine [Evangeline Lilly denies that Dominic has been told anything.]
2/24/07: There will be no Rousseau flashback until Season 4. She knows more than she's letting on and may appear in someone else's flashback. From Lost Podcast
1/17/07: Damon Lindelof indicated that about 100 episodes would be the optimal run for the show. After the fourth season, there would be ninety-three hours (assuming standard-length third and fourth seasons. That would seem to indicate that a shortened fifth season would wrap up the show.
1/15/07: Discussions are underway between the showrunners and ABC executives over when the show will end. From Chicago Tribune Article
1/15/07: The 4th season will actually likely have a "24"-like run without repeats.
1/2/07: In December '06 interviews, the showrunners have again reiterated that they want to explore what happened to Michael and Walt and if they have indeed escaped, but there is likely no "room" in Season 3, so they'll have to wait until later seasons.
11/8/06: Michael and Walt's story is not over, but they won't be seen in Season 3.
11/1/06: Clementine (the baby that Cassidy claimed was Sawyer's) may appear in another flashback.
11/1/06: The polar bears escaped when Dharma collasped. [That's according to the showrunners. I guess that means that Dharma is no more? Then who is running around running things?]
11/1/06: Season 4 will likely follow the same schedule as Season 3. Six episodes followed by a long break and then the remaining 16-17 episodes in an uninterrupted run.
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