As the Lost premiere approaches, we've been getting more and more thrilling hints about what will be going down in Season 5, so check out all the premiere info plus juicy news and comment with your thoughts below!
Here's what you need to know before you jump in for the new season:
*Lost 2-hour season premiere airs Wednesday, January 21 on ABC at 9/8c
*Lost: Destiny Calls, a recap of all 4 seasons, yes all seasons, will air before the season premiere at 8/7c on ABC
Here's what you might want to know - tantalizing tidbits gathered from various TV gurus' reviews of the big premiere:
*The new season introduces a "new storytelling device," i.e. simple flashbacks and flashforwards shall become child's play
*The season premiere picks up about where the finale left off with Ben emphasizing to Jack that they must all go back "to make things 'right,'" and we get a hint at where that mysteriously disappearing island ended up
*Sawyer is shirtless for the ENTIRE first hour of the premiere, plus the first bit of the second hour (YUM!)
*As the mention of Sawyer indicates, we will be spending time on the island with those left behind, though it's not noted whether or not we'll be seeing Claire
*Desmond will remain involved in the story even though we saw a sort of end to his story as he finally met up with Penny on her boat, but as TVGuide's Matt Mitovich indicates, no theories floating around about how Desmond stays involved are correct (unless you've been keeping your genius theory to yourself)
Read the full TVGuide.com Lost Premiere Review
*Hurley and Sayid have a lot of screentime throughout the 2-hour premiere
*Daniel Faraday emerges as an important part of Season 5 early-on
*The premiere has various cameos from "peripheral but important figures crucial to the Lost mythology"
Read the full EW.com Lost Premiere Review
*Penny and Desmond are having some "happily ever after" moments, but where they will matter in our story is where those moments are very rudely interrupted with the weird reality that exists for everyone related to the island
*Jack denounces his beard and Kate... but will either last?
Read the full E!Online Review
So what do you think? Will the premiere blow our minds? What are your hopes and predictions for the new season with this knowledge in hand?