OK, We Warned You:
As has been heavily suggested in past seasons, the story of “Lost” is all about time travel. Instead of mental flash-forwards and flashbacks, in season five characters will actually move through time (and not just in recent years, either).
Asked if such a move is “fraught with peril” for disturbing the show’s plot or continuity, the executive producers say….
Cuse: “It’s a veritable mine field to do time travel but it’s also incredibly exciting… we didn’t want to have season five be a stall… as we always have on ‘Lost’ we’re going to take some risks and take some chances… and if we make some missteps that’s okay… there’s a greater degree of difficulty in that… we’ve tried very hard to resolve a lot of those [past season] conundrums that you refer to …Once we committed to doing time travel there was only a certain amount of distance between that and where the story will end.”
Lindelof: “I think we’ve become fairly masochistic in our writing. You say ‘fraught with peril’ like it’s a bad thing… we sit around the writers room and say, ‘Is it fraught with peril? Let’s do it.’… The show has been a time travel show for the past four years, we’ve just making it more apparent now.”
On the infamous glimpse of the island’s four-toed statue:
Cuse: “The idea [was] to say the history of the island was a long one, and that people had been on the island for a long time… and this season, as we’re skipping through time, hopefully they’ll see that.”
On Sawyer playing a key role this season:
Cuse:: “Sawyer has a lot to do this year. For those who are not fans of time travel, we have his shirt off in the season premiere.”
Lindelof: “Sawyer is also not a fan of time travel. You will find him constantly bemoaning it.”
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Source: The Feed