A Major Character Death on Lost

As you’re aware, I am a fan of “Lost”, not as much as I am a fan of “24” or “The Amazing Race”, but as you know, I set aside time to watch it as it airs on Wednesday nights.

Usually, I discount spoilers or don’t link to them, but when something major like this is reported, I can’t ignore it. I can usually discount the source, crackpot Kristin of E! Online, because her spoilers about “24” are often wrong, but when she reports about “Lost”, she’s normally spot on.

So I give you this link to read about the death of a major character on the show. She doesn’t reveal who it is (thankfully), but only to say the following:

Here’s what I can tell you about this death:

  • A current series regular is getting killed before the end of season five.
  • The character who will die is someone who is much-loved by many of you fans.
  • This is a real leaving-the-show death, à la Shannon or Charlie, not a quick-fix time-travel death like Jeremy Bentham/John Locke.
  • The character getting killed off is not, I repeat, not Evie’s character Kate Austen.

And a source close to the show tells me that the person who’s being killed off just learned of their character’s fate late last week, and the news hit hard. “Unfortunately, [he or she] found out after the script treatments were sent out to some of the crew on the set,” says my source. “So it wasn’t the best timing.”

I don’t even want to speculate on who this could be. Claire is supposed to be coming back for the season finale so I don’t think it’s her. If it’s Jack, I would be very happy because he’s returned to his extreme whining of Season 2 and has become extremely unlikeable again. The ones I don’t want to see killed off at this point are Sawyer, Juliet, Kate, Sun, Jin, Hurley, Ben, Sayid, Faraday, Desmond or Locke. The ones I wouldn’t mind being sent to a horrific death are Miles and/or Jack. But Miles is not a major character, however he does fall under the category of a “major-ish” death that Michael Ausiello of Entertainment Weekly has been touting over the last few weeks. So, we have that to chew on as we head towards the finale in May.

Ken Fang

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Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013. He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television. Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.