It's a week full of 'Lost,' 'Lost,' 'Lost'
Ay Dios mio. How can this be possible? We've been talking about this for three years, but here it is: the end of "Lost."
The penultimate episode, "What They Died For," airs Tuesday night, and I seriously doubt anyone will be disappointed with it. That's all I can say or Smocke will come after me.
But there's more "Lost" than that between now and the finale, and though you've been hearing about all this stuff for weeks, I just wanted to compile it for you. Consider it my "Lost" parting gift.
Thursday: You can get "Lost" at the movies. Part of the New York Times' "TimesTalksLive" series, executive producers Damon Lindelof (who also co-created the ABC hit) and Carlton Cuse will go behind the scenes of the show with Times entertainment editor Lorne Manly.
The event will be broadcast live in New York and simulcast live to theaters in the United States and Canada. It begins at 8 p.m. EDT and will be tape-delayed at 8 p.m. PDT. For a list of participating theaters, go here.
Saturday: ABC will rebroadcast the series' fantastic two-hour pilot. Watching it again might not be a bad idea, now that we've seen all the parallels between the first and last seasons. I recently rewatched it and "Guys, where are?" never gets old. It airs at 8 p.m.
Sunday: Literally, "The End." That's the title of the 2 1/2-hour finale, and that's the reality we live in. But ABC isn't letting go of the cult international phenomenon that easily. ABC will air a two-hour retrospective beginning at 7 p.m. The finale begins at 9. And as soon as the island moves or vanishes or implodes, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" will try to make fans feel better with a special "Aloha to Lost," which begins at 12:05 a.m and includes skits with Lindelof and Cuse and chats with several cast members.
You'd think after all that, I'd be sick of "Lost." But I doubt it.
In fact, here's something else for you to enjoy. Maggie Furlong, host of AOL Television's "Instant Dharma" posted her completely fun chats with "Lost" actors and producers on the red carpet of "Lost Live" on Thursday. There's a lot of talk about the finale, but no spoilers.
-- Maria Elena Fernandez