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Ben describes his mysterious former colleague as “an advisor,” and one who has held that job “for a very, very long time.” But really, who or what is Richard Alpert? I share the two prevailing theories submitted by TVGuide.com readers — one of which just got some added juice from this week’s episode

Has Jack gone off the reservation with his plan to detonate a 40,000-lb. hydrogen bomb, all in the name of “saving” everyone? Executive producer Damon Lindelof teases a twist ahead for Jughead’s new BFF.

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Now playing in this week’s Mitovich Mega Minute:

• As 24 stages another enjoyable showdown ‘tween warring computer wonks Chloe and Janice, the question looms: Might Janeane Garofalo be kept around for next season? I’ve got Mary Bandar Ceme Lynn Rajskub’s take on her real-life gal pal’s possible encore.

• If Cold Case gets picked up for seventh season, what new ordeals await Lilly Rush? Kathryn Morris shares a sneak peek.

• And as Lost’s two-hour season-ender nears, I have to wonder: Can Jacob even be killed, as Locke aspires to do? Michael Emerson shares his qualified (and always-entertaining) two cents.

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Michael Emerson Reveals Finale Details To Tv Guide

Thanks to Linton for the heads up.

TVGuide.com: We have two hours left in the season. Is it going to take Locke, Ben and Richard 119 minutes to get to Jacob?
Michael Emerson: It’s going to take a while. I mean, we’ve been making our way to Jacob for a long, long time. I think we can last a little bit longer.

TVGuide.com: Is it safe to say we will meet him in this finale?
Emerson: Jacob is certainly a character in the tamat two episodes. [An ABC spokesperson interjects to say, “We can neither confirm nor deny that Jacob will be in the season finale.”] There seems to be a suggestion that we’re moving in that direction, but what Jacob might be or how he might be revealed, if he ever is, is one of the juicy surprises of future Lost work.

TVGuide.com: Might Ben and Richard try to stage a coup to overthrow Locke?
Emerson: Ben and Richard have always seemed to me to have a somewhat fraught and edgy relationship. I don’t think Ben is in a position right now to make aggressive alliances with anybody. Ben is doing well at this point to put one foot in front of the other.

TVGuide.com: But what about “My enemy’s enemy is my friend”?
Emerson: Well, there’s something to be said for that, and that is a philosophy that Ben has put to good use in the past. But Ben seems to be in as low a place as I have ever seen him. He seems to be shaken and no longer the general that he used to be. He is in fact no longer possibly the chess player that he used to be.

TVGuide.com: To add in yet another metaphor, are you saying he has run out of aces up his sleeve?
Emerson: That may be the case. But he isn’t completely out of cards yet. No matter how whipped he is, he continues to be alert to the possibilities of every situation.

TVGuide.com: I was surprised — and I am curious if you were, too — to learn that Jacob can be killed. Or at least Locke believes he can.
Emerson: That was such an interesting statement for John Locke to make. Based on everything I ever knew about Jacob, it seems a sort of unlikely thing to say.

TVGuide.com: Right, this is Jacob we’re talking about!
Emerson: Yeah — Jacob seems to be somebody that has gotten along fine for a long, long time, and seems to be impervious to the frailties of the flesh.

TVGuide.com: Ben is asked to make a sacrifice in the season finale. What can you tease about that?
Emerson: Ben has sacrificed his leadership and authority [to Locke], but he’s also going to be asked to serve someone else’s interests, not his own.

TVGuide.com: In your mind, if Jack were to detonate Jughead and thus keep 815 from crashing, what then? What moment immediately follows that instant? Do we cut to a plane full of mild-mannered people?

Emerson: I think it cannot be that simple, if that were a thing that happened. We’re wrestling with these ideas of what can be changed with time travel and what cannot be changed. I don’t thing a thing lived can be unlived. In one of the recent episodes, someone alluded to the idea that whether it’s past, present or future, it is your life in the order it happens to you. I don’t think anything done can be undone. This is an issue the writers and we the actors are wrestling with, and I don’t have a good answer. Jack seems to be saying that he can erase the events of the last five seasons … but I think that’s unlikely.

TVGuide.com: Will you be back next season?
Emerson: Well, nothing that happens in the finale suggested to me that Ben’s work was done. But like everyone else, he is vulnerable to accidents … or injury. I’m hopeful that I will be among the actors who appear in Episode 601, but nothing is written in stone at Lost.

Well, nothing except some ancient hieroglyphics.

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Getting Lost

Thanks to B3RT4 for the heads up.

ABC’s Lost may be over for the season, but Getting Lost just keeps on getting… Lost. In this week’s installment:

• I reveal your assorted predictions about how the season finale would end, and then rip open the envelope and reveal my own: “The whole damn island blows up.”

• Fortuitously, I ran my prediction by Michael Emerson when I spoke to him the other day. Hear what he had to say about how the “explosive” ending means for the show’s selesai 17 episodes — starting with the Season 6 premiere.

• Is Juliet definitely a goner? The fate of her fall pilot set aside, I remind you what Elizabeth Mitchell teased about the season finale’s apparent death.

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