question of the day: What burning questions do you hope ‘Lost’ answers in its final season?

Lost won’t return to our TVs till sometime in early 2010, but series creators Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof sparked off fan excitement at San Diego Comic Con: during their Lost panel, they offered some clues — maybe, if we can trust them — about where the show will go in its final season.

Reports the L.A. Times blog The Hero Complex (awesome name for a geek blog, BTW):

Lindelof assured the faithful that all the mythology and mysterious plot points would indeed be wrapped up this season.

“Yeah, everything that matters will be answered,” he told the crowd, still leaving some wriggle room for theorists (what doesn’t matter?). Cuse even took the step of saying he was locking the scripted ending in a sealed chest, which would prove the writers were not making everything up as they went along, as some skeptics have insisted.

As they have in the past, the producers made it clear that they were relieved to be able to announce a clear end date for the series. The pair famously battled over the issue with ABC executives, who were loath to let go of something with such a devoted fan base. “The biggest moment in the show’s life was when were able to announce the show’s death,” Lindelof said.

But as for details on this final season, the producers revealed little. “We will be as honest and forthcoming as we never were,” Lindelof joked at the beginning of the session.

And AceShowbiz has more on the no-longer-rumors about the return of some dead characters:

It has been confirmed that the sixth season of “Lost” will partly resemble the first season, including in terms of its cast. “There’s a good chance you’ll be seeing many characters you haven’t seen since the first season again,” said executive producer Damon Lindelof at the show’s San Diego Comic Con panel Saturday, July 25.

One of the familiar faces that will come back is Boone. The word of confirmation however, came from the character’s depicter Ian Somerhalder who told Access Hollywood during the event, “Boone’s gonna pop back in. Two minutes ago, I walked out of a green room with Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof. We’re gonna work it out.” The producers gave one big mystery to how Boone will re-enter the story because he had died in the first season from falling.

No other clues regarding other characters from season 1 that include Boone’s sister Shannon. But the show will welcome back Juliet and Daniel Faraday, although there is no guarantee that they will be alive. Michael Emerson who plays Ben emphasized that no one really dies in the show, thus every possibility is available.

Who else do you hope will return to Lost? What matters do you that you’ll need answers on? What burning questions do you hope Lost answers in its final season?

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