Who would’ve thought that a show about a group of plane crash survivors stranded on an island would be able continually introduce new characters. In each season, Lost introduces a new group of characters: the Tailies in Season 2 and the Others in Season 3. Now they’re doing it again for Season 4 with the arrival of the Freighter people who are seen by some survivors to be their best hope for rescue and seen by others as the bringer of doom.
Introducing characters in Lost are risky. Some new characters were compelling and have easily become fan favourites (eg Mr.Eko, Desmond, Juliet, Ben) while some didn’t click with the fans (eg. Nikki & Paolo). So let’s take a sneak peek at the new characters and guess who will stick around.
**Warning Major Spoilers Ahead**
Daniel Faraday – Jeremy Davies
A brilliant mathematician and deep thinker who is capable of great insights and has a tremendous knowledge across various scientific fields. He sometimes struggles socially by being too direct and disconnected in his interpersonal relationships. While an empiricist by trade he is humbled and fascinated by the magic and mystery of all in this world that cannot be explained by science.
From the clips and spoilery scene descriptions I’ve read, I think people will like this guy. This clumsy nerdy character could give us insights into the mysterious properties of the island.
Prediction: He’ll become a regular and Jeremy Davies is a talented actor.
Miles Straume – Ken Leung
A hothead with a unique gift.
“He’s after something he can get on the island, Or Somebody. Miles don’t know how to be social, which is great because I don’t know how to be social”
Highlight for spoilers: He apparently can talk to the dead.
Prediction: Interesting character but I just have a feeling he won’t survive till the end of the Season. But let’s hope I’m wrong coz we need another Asian dude in this show.
Charlotte Lewis – Rebecca Mader
Very attractive in a naturalistic, athletic way, her looks are only one
small part of charms. Precocious, loquacious, and funny, Charlotte a very successful academic who also knows how to handle herself in the real world. On a personal level it is hard to crack the hard shell of poise and certainty around her, but when it DOES crack its like an egg; lots of repressed and pent up emotions spill out.
Highlight for spoilers: She’s an anthropologist who found polar skulls and a Dharma collar in Tunisia (Don’t ask me how it got there)
Prediction: She will be a regular. We need more strong female characters.
Frank Lapidus – Jeff Fahey
The helicopter pilot of the freighter gang.
Highlight for spoilers: In the story, he was supposed to pilot the Oceanic Flight 815 but was replaced by Greg Grunberg’s character.
Prediction: He’s like the ‘Tom’ of the Freighter group, the average happy go lucky type of guy. Secondary character that will no doubt have a cult status for some fans.
Pics and descriptions courtesy of DarkUFO