“Wow, I think he’s pretty destroyed, so I think he’s going to be back to all of that growth just kind of ripped away,” Holloway said in a group interview. “He’s going to be a bit salty, which I’m looking forward to. I’m not really sure. All I know is he’s destroyed and has given up on life again having any positive lessons. So watch out.”
“That’ll be a tricky line to play, actually, because it’s a tricky line with hating life now again with everything gone and what he’s already learned. Whether you like it or not, your soul grows. So I think he’s going to be walking that line of completely salty, yet you’ll see some inkling of heartbreak in there, maybe. Maybe hopefully some redemption in the end, something will come through. Me and Hurley will hook up and live happily ever after.”
Resolution for Sawyer was temporary with Juliet. Now he’s only got 16 more episodes to find it again. “I think she was his redemption, so he’s starting over with some growth that he can’t deny,” he said. “So he won’t really start over, but he’ll start over from that point. She was his redemption. That was his only real, in his world, his only real shot at a love that might work, not just a volatile love that him and Kate have. He just has to accept life as it is and not turn everything into ‘Yeah, I told you so.’ That growth is going to have to settle in and not be forgotten just because of the tragedy that’s happened. I hope that’s his journey through this last season, is from hate and negativity to finally resolve in the end, that it wasn’t all for nothing. That’s what I hope.”
And one thing we do know for sure is that Elizabeth Mitchell will indeed be back for the final season! Does this mean that Juliet and Sawyer will be reunited?
In the press room, I asked Josh Holloway if fans would be seeing more of tough Sawyer from the early seasons or his more vulnerable, romantic side in hopes of tricking him into an answer . He shared, “It will be a tricky line to play. I think he will walk the line of completely salty yet you’ll see some inkling of heartbreak in there. And maybe some redemption in the end.”
Interviewer: “We just found out Juliet’s going to be back for next season do you know how it’s going to work?”JH: “Yes, I don’t know, that’s something crazy. What are they talking about now? No idea. Maybe she’ll be this beautiful angel that appears and they can have this this erotic…I don’t know. But it will be brilliant, They’re smart those guys. They’ll figure it out.”Inteviewer: “There’s been a debate amongst fans on who Sawyer should be with. Should he be with Kate or should he be with Juliet. What is Josh Holloway’s take?
JH: “Well I’m married to someone more like Kate. She’s more volitile. There’s pros and cons. Uh…both are valid. And in my life there’s a bit of both. (long pause) As I get older I’ll check back with you”
Transcription by Coconut1226
Josh Holloway from the Lost press panel: “I think Juliette was Sawyer’s redemption and his only real shot at love that might work.“
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In the press roundtables after the panel, we got a chance to talk to Josh Holloway, who plays Sawyer, and he said we won’t be seeing any more of the heroic leader that Sawyer became in the previous season:
“I’m ready to get back to [being the] salty dog so that’s good. Now that he’s lost Juliet, I think the leader/hero thing is gone. He doesn’t give a shit to be anyone’s leader any more. He’s back to “Everything sucks,” and maybe during the season someone can [redeem him again and] bring him back from hell, because he’s in Hell.”
But wait a second — didn’t the producers just say Juliet would be back in the final season? We pressed Holloway to explain the contradiction, and he tried to shrug it off. Then he said:
“Maybe she’ll be this beautiful angel that appears [to him] and he can have this erotic [vision]. (Laughs)”
Holloway says Sawyer’s leader days are over and Sawyer’s state of mind post-Juliet is “destroyed.” He will be “salty” and angry again.