Friday, May 14, 2010


Released by Jo Garfein/TV Squad

These choices all represent familiar faces and memorable characters with emotional resonance and notable entrances/departures.

Carrie PrestonCarrie Preston
'Lost' Character:
Emily Linus, Ben's mother. Although Emily died in childbirth just outside of Portland, she reappeared in ghost form on the island when her young son Ben attempted to run away from his emotionally abuse father. Dressed similarly to Alice from 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,' she was the white rabbit that Ben was chasing (as opposed to Jack, who was chasing his deceased father).
Where She Is Now: Married to the adult version of Ben Linus in real life (Michael Emerson), Preston plays sassy Merlotte's waitress Arlene on 'True Blood' and is also appearing on 'The Good Wife' right now. Look for her in the film 'What's Wrong with Virginia,' from Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.

Lance ReddickLance Reddick

'Lost' Character: Matthew Abaddon, Widmore's right-hand man and Jeremy Bentham's chauffeur. Abaddon was the one who put the notion of a walkabout in John Locke's head, setting off the series of events that crash landed Locke on the island. He was responsible for recruiting Charlotte, Faraday, Lapidus and Miles for the freighter mission to the island, and met an unfortunate death while assisting Locke (as Bentham) in his quest to convince the Oceanic Six to return.
Where He Is Now: Reddick played Lt. Cedric Daniels on the critically acclaimed series 'The Wire.' He has since transformed into Agent Broyles on 'Fringe' and will appear in the highly anticipated summer film 'Jonah Hex.'

Katey SagalKatey Sagal

'Lost' Character:
Helen Norwood, the love of John Locke's life. Helen met Locke at an anger management class. They got engaged but she broke it off when he chose his relentless pursuit of a relationship with his estranged father over a healthy one with her. When Locke, as Bentham, attempted to find her a few years later, he was told that she had died. In the Flash Sideways, however, they are still engaged.
Where She Is Now: Sagal, very well known for her role as Peg Bundy on 'Married with Children,' was also on '8 Simple Rules' for three years. She continues to voice Leela on 'Futurama' and star in 'Sons of Anarchy,' which was created and is written and executive-produced by her husband Kurt Sutter.

Fisher StevensFisher Stevens

'Lost' Character:
George Minkowski, the freighter's doomed communications officer. Minkowski's consciousness traveled, and he died shortly thereafter from the side effects and because he didn't have a Constant. He reappeared to chauffeur Desmond around LA in the Flash Sideways.
Where He Is Now: Stevens, perhaps best known for the 'Short Circuit' films, recently won an Oscar as a producer of the documentary 'The Cove.' He also co-directed the 2007 documentary 'Crazy Love' and will be appearing in the upcoming film 'Henry's Crime.'

John TerryJohn Terry

'Lost' Character:
Christian Shephard, father to both Jack and Claire. An alcoholic and gifted surgeon, he passed on both traits to his son Jack, who was responsible for getting him fired and then retrieving his body after he drank himself to death. Although he died in Sydney, Christian's body was missing from his coffin after flight 815 landed on the island, and the Man in Black has allegedly taken on his form to address specific people such as Locke, Jack and Claire.
Where He Is Now: Terry is playing doctor once again, this time on the NBC series 'Trauma.' He was in 'Zodiac,' on '24' for a season, and in episodes of both 'CSI: NY' and 'CSI: Miami.'

Kevin TigheKevin Tighe

'Lost' Character:
Anthony Cooper, Locke's dad and the real Sawyer. Cooper was never a part of Locke's life, and he only appeared later to con his son for a kidney before cruelly dismissing him. When Locke persisted, Cooper threw him out of an eight-story window, leaving his son paralyzed and in a wheelchair. And when Cooper magically appeared on the island, Locke did not have the courage to kill him so Sawyer did his dirty work. As it turns out, Cooper was the real Sawyer who James Ford had been chasing his whole life; he had conned James' parents, leading to their murder-suicide demise. In the Flash Sideways, both father and son are in wheelchairs after amateur pilot John crashed their small plane.
Where He Is Now: Tighe, known for his early work on 'Emergency!,' has appeared on 'Trauma,' 'Lie to Me' and 'Leverage.' He was also in the recent remake of 'My Bloody Valentine.'

Sonya WalgerSonya Walger

'Lost' Character:
Penelope Widmore, Desmond's Constant and daughter to wealthy Daddy Widmore. Despite daddy's best efforts to keep her away from Desmond, Penny did not give up hope when Desmond vanished after taking off on a race around the world (sponsored by Widmore Industries). For three years, she searched for Desmond and finally made contact with the island when Charlie turned off the jammed signal before he drowned. Penny and her crew rescued Desmond and the Oceanic Six, they got married and had baby Charlie. In the Flash Sideways, Penny only just met Desmond.
Where She Is Now: Walger plays Dr. Olivia Benford on ABC's Thursday night thriller series 'FlashForward,' along with fellow 'Lost' alum Dominic Monaghan (Charlie). Previously, Walger was in two HBO shows, 'The Mind of the Married Man' and 'Tell Me You Love Me.' She will appear in the 2011 film 'The Factory.'

Cynthia WatrosCynthia Watros

'Lost' Character: Libby Smith, Hurley's crazy lady love. Although they aren't aware of it, Libby and Hurley were both being treated at Santa Rosa at the same time before crashing on the island. Libby's husband died and she then gave his sailboat to Desmond. On the island, they were an unlikely pair but it was never to be, as Libby was murdered by Michael. In the Flash Sideways, Libby is a voluntary patient at Santa Rosa but Hurley has never been there. She has memories of their time on the island, and when they kiss he remembers as well. Thus, neither is actually crazy.
Where She Is Now: Currently appearing on 'House' as Wilson's ex-wife and rekindled flame, Watros was a series regular on 'Titus' and 'The Drew Carey Show.' She is also in an upcoming film titled 'Calvin Marshall.'

Kim DickensKim Dickens
'Lost' Character: Cassidy Philips, Sawyer's long con and single mother to their daughter Clementine. Sawyer took her life savings and left despite obvious feelings for her and with no idea that she was pregnant. While in prison after she turned him in, Cassidy revealed that they had a daughter. She coincidentally met Kate during a con, and helped her visit her mother. After being rescued and returning from the island, Kate went to see Cassidy to give her money for Clementine (as instructed by Sawyer, who chose to stay behind on the island).
Where She Is Now: Dickens played the no-BS madam Joanie Stubbs on 'Deadwood,' and was Matt's mother on 'Friday Night Lights.' She was in 'The Blind Side' and is now on the new HBO series 'Treme.'

John HawkesJohn Hawkes

'Lost' Character: Lennon, Dogen's Temple translator and sidekick. Although his time on 'Lost' was short, he died a memorable death at the hands of newly infected Sayid and his blade of darkness.
Where He Is Now: Hawkes was Sheriff Bullock's best friend and right-hand man on 'Deadwood,' as well as one of the town's only honest businessmen. He appeared in an episode of 'Psych' and can be seen on the HBO series 'Eastbound & Down.'

Paula MalcolmsonPaula Malcolmson

'Lost' Character: Colleen Pickett, married to fellow hothead Other Danny Pickett. Colleen met her match on Desmond's sailboat when Sun surprised her with a kill shot to the gut. Although it was subtle, Colleen appeared to be jealous of Juliet, or at least of her proximity to their leader Ben.
Where She Is Now: Malcolmson played the foul-mouthed, street-smart prostitute Trixie on 'Deadwood,' and she currently co-stars on 'Caprica.' She is slated to appear in seven episodes in season three of 'Sons of Anarchy.'

William SandersonWilliam Sanderson

'Lost' Character: Oldham, the Dharma torturer. Although he was touted as Dharma's version of Sayid, it turned out that Oldham was nothing more than a hippie in circus tent with psychotropic drugs on the outskirts of Dharmaville.
Where He Is Now: Sanderson was slimy E.B. Barnum, the self-appointed mayor of and hotel proprietor in 'Deadwood.' Known for his role as Larry on 'Newhart,' he currently plays the sheriff on 'True Blood' and appeared on a recent episode of 'Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!'

Robin WeigertRobin Weigert

'Lost' Character: Rachel Carlson, Juliet's sister. After fertility specialist Juliet injected her sister with drugs that enabled her to miraculously conceive after undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, Juliet was lured to the island for a six-month stay to perform similar miracles. Ben Linus blackmailed Juliet into staying by telling her that Rachel's cancer had returned but Jacob would heal her. He then allowed Juliet to see a video of a healthy Rachel with her son Julian, named after her absent sister.
Where She Is Now: Weigert played the incredibly inebriated and loyal Calamity Jane on 'Deadwood,' and was on recent episodes of 'Private Practice' and 'The Mentalist.' She also appeared in the series 'Life' and the film 'Synecdoche, New York.'

Titus WelliverTitus Welliver

'Lost' Character: The Man in Black, Jacob's island nemesis and the infamous Black Smoke Monster. The MiB is allegedly trapped on the island and represents Evil Incarnate. He is able to take on other human forms, and is now stuck in the body of John Locke, attempting to kill off the remaining Candidates to take over Jacob's leadership.
Where He Is Now: A heavily bearded Welliver played Swearengen's smarter henchman Silas on 'Deadwood,' and he is currently appearing on 'The Good Wife.' He will be appearing in the pilot of the new ABC series 'True Blue' along with fellow 'Lost' alum Eric Lange (Radzinsky).

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