February 6, 2007
Five Things You Need to Know About Lost’s Return
2. The Others aren’t going anywhere. While some fans have lamented the airtime given to those shady Others since the start of Season 3, producers remain staunchly committed to exploring Lost’s new world. In fact, the Feb. 7 premiere focuses on the inscrutable Juliet, the book-club-presiding, let-Ben-die-pleading Other played by Elizabeth Mitchell. Flashbacks reveal Juliet’s past, including a sick sister and a decidedly low self-esteem, thanks to a decidedly no-good ex-husband. “Even though Juliet’s brilliant, she couldn’t see herself that way,” Mitchell reveals. “Her identity was tied to the man she was married to, and she wasn’t able to be strong on her own.” Producers also hint that upcoming episodes will revisit the Others’ Wisteria Lane-esque compound. Teases cocreator Damon Lindelof, “Where is that place we saw the Others?” Beats us. But we can reveal that Creepy Eyepatch Guy — who appeared on the Others’ TV monitors — will be back. As will villainous Ethan, who died in Season 1: He pops up in Juliet’s flashbacks in a way that sheds light on his interest in Claire’s baby.