Jacob, Bemesis returning to 'Lost'

1/25/2010 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

With the season premiere of “Lost” just weeks away, speculation has run rampant about which mysteries will be revealed in the final season. Fans can rest a little easier now, as it seems we will find out who ‘The Man in Black’ actually is, says The Hollywood Reporter.

According to The Hollywood Reporter: Titus Welliver, who played a mysterious character in Season 5, is set to reprise his role in the second part of "Lost's" sixth season, which premieres Feb. 2.

To make things even more suspenseful, also returning for the final season is Mark Pellegrino, who played Jacob. He will appear in at least six episodes of "Lost's" final, 18-episode season.

Jacob's nemesis (aka Man in Black), who last appeared in Season 5's finale, is an inhabitant of the island who had spent a century looking for ways to kill Jacob, the mysterious leader of the Others, until finally succeeding in 2007 by assuming the appearance of the dead John Locke (Terry O'Quinn) and persuading Benjamin Linus (Michael Emerson) to stab Jacob.

The Man in Black's name, identity, motives, backstory and bone of contention with Jacob were never revealed, leading to a flurry of speculation among "Lost" fans about who he really is.

Similarly, there is an ongoing discussion about the origin of Jacob, who has been a significant presence on "Lost" since Season 2 until finally revealed onscreen at the end of Season 5.

A number of castaways will be returning to the island for "Lost's" final season. Showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse recently said Harold Perrineau and Cynthia Watros are coming back to reprise their roles.

“Lost” is probably the most complicated show ever. Even this article is complicated if you haven’t been following the show since its inception.

Either way, to me, the final season of “Lost” will be one of the most culturally significant television events of all-time. The show already has established that it is one of the smartest, most unique series ever. The acting is superb; the writing is superb; the locations are superb. Honestly, where is the coolest place you could possibly shoot a series anyway? Hawaii.

Knowing that both Jacob and his mysterious nemesis will be back has me even more pumped for the premiere.

The final season of “Lost” will be begin February 2, 2010.

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