Hurley: “You know, you were a real good number two.”
Ben: “And you were a great number one, Hugo.”
This brief exchange between Hurley (Jorge Garcia) and Ben (Michael Emerson) in the final stretch of “Lost” series finale “The End” suggested that a lifetime of adventures unfolded for the Island duo before they eventually moved on and reunited with their friends in the pre-afterlife . And fans will actually get to glimpse those adventures when season six of “Lost” arrives on DVD and Blu-ray.
“For those people that want to pony up and buy the complete ’Lost’ series, there is a bonus feature — you could call it an epilogue, a lost scene,” Emerson said during an appearance on G4’s “Attack of the Show.” “It’s a lot, 12 or 14 minutes, that opens a window on that gap of unknown time between Hurley becoming number one and the end of the series.”
The revelation was greeted with gasps of surprise from the studio audience. Additional answers had been promised for the “Lost” season six DVD release , but no details had been revealed before Emerson spoke. Asked if he regretted making the reveal, the actor replied with a smile, “I’m rolling over that in my mind.”
The follow-up question, of course, is if this footage might hint at some kind of “Lost” spin-off, something that showrunners Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof have sworn time and again won’t happen — at least, not with them at the helm.
“It’s self-contained,” Emerson replied. “Although it’s a rich period in the show’s mythology that has never been explored. So who knows what will come of it?”
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