Friday, December 29, 2006
We wish they'd ... get (even) better
[excerpt] Contributing: USA TODAY's Ann Oldenburg, Anthony Breznican, Brian Mansfield, Karen Thomas, Elysa Gardner, Mike Snider, Bill Keveney, Ken Barnes, Alison Maxwell
With 2006 nearly over, it's time to get on with 2007. The coming year could be an even better year in entertainment, we're convinced, if only the powers that be would follow our wish list. Here it is, along with some sense of whether any of it will come true.
Back story: The Others took the stage during the six-episode fall miniseason, and our first Lost friends (Hurley, Charlie, Claire, etc.) faded to the background. We want them back.
Will it happen? Producers say yes. When the show returns Feb. 7 at a new time (10 p.m. ET/PT) for an uninterrupted string of 16 new episodes, the first will wrap up some elements of the Jack-Kate-Sawyer captivity story and reveal much about The Others' doc Juliet (Elizabeth Mitchell), says executive producer Damon Lindelof. "Once we're done with that, we'll be telling stories of the people who have been around since Season 1."