The word on the street today (or, the whispers in the forest. . .nah, forget it) is that Lost gurus Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse are looking to add two new mysterious characters to the show. Michael Ausiello, now reporting for EW, got the scoop:
First up is Caesar, a dangerous, physical and extremely intelligent male between the ages of 35 and 45. Although his intentions are unclear, this much is certain: He's as skillful at charming people as he is at killing them. He also has a dark past, but, c'mon, that much was a given.
The other newbie is Ilanna, a European female in her late 20s to early 30s who possesses great intelligence, but who's also dangerous as all get out. She's alluring and apparently used to getting her own way.
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The great Lost-head over at EW, Jeff "Doc" Jensen, gave his theories as to what these characters might mean, and they're pretty intriguing: "Caesar, eh? My mind immediately links to Planet of the Apes. Caesar was the primate that led his fellow apes in a revolt against their human slavers. So. . . remember when Ben made that cryptic reference last season to an Other that preceded him in leadership? The 'Hostile' who ordered the gassing of the Dharma Initiative, a.k.a. 'The Purge'? Assuming that dude ain’t Jacob, could he be this 'Caesar'? As for Ilanna, she sounds exactly like the kind of lethal lady Sayid would fall for. So I’m wondering if the dashing Iraqi is due for a new love interest, yet another lady whose true motivations will be in question."
Actually, Ilanna sounds an awful lot like someone Sayid already fell for: a femme fatale from last season, Elsa. Anyway. . .thoughts?
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