Harold Perrineau's recently announced return to Lost's final season is just another page in this fascinating love affair. I mean, back then he was critical of the move to kill his character, Michael, off, and especially with the way they wrapped up his and his son Walt's storyline. But with a reset imminent, he's got to return, and he's more than happy to do so.
"I was always open to returning because there was stuff I thought was unresolved," he told TV Guide Magazine. "I'm hoping we can put Michael to rest in a way we haven't done so far."
Perrineau's return was a close call. His status has long been a matter of speculation, just as news of Ian Somerhalder and Dominic Monaghan's return to Lost, which kicks off its final season next week, started trickling in. The deal was sealed just a day before executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse met with the press during ABC's press tour a few weeks back.
He wants Michael to do two things on the show. "[I hope] I get to apologize to Libby, since her death was really an accident," he said--and that's possible, since Cynthia Watros is returning to the show, too. "[And] I hope he gets to apologize to his son." Although, of course, Malcolm David Kelley looks far from the Walt we all saw back in 2004.
Well, Harold, perhaps you screaming "Waaaaalt!" works best.