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Kris White: Hello everyone, and welcome to the audio edition of The Official Lost Podcast, hosted by abc.com. Well folks, you're tuning in just in time to hear about time travel. But, if you don't have the time to talk about time, now is the time to tune out. For more on that reference, check out "Star Trek: First Contact". And for everyone else, let's move on, because Executive Producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse are with us to - you guessed it - talk about the relativity of time travel and last night's episode, "The Constant". They'll also be taking your fan questions at an accelerated rate, and still find time to prehash our upcoming episode "The Other Woman". That of course airs on Thursday March 6 at 9 pm on ABC and is available the next day at abc.com.

[Intro Music]

Carlton Cuse: Well, hello Damon.

Damon Lindelof: Hi there Carlton, how are ya?

Carlton Cuse: I'm OK, yourself?

Damon Lindelof: I'm fantastic.

Carlton Cuse: Well it's good to be back, we've been working now for about, what -

Damon Lindelof: Two weeks?

Carlton Cuse: Two weeks, and we thought we would start by talking a little bit about what is going to be happening with Lost between now and the end of Season 4.

Damon Lindelof: Essentially, the big question that we're getting asked is, "We know that you had a plan to do 48 more episodes, you were gonna do 16 and 16 and 16, the strike lasted all of November, December and January, so as a result of not working for three months, what does that mean for Lost?"

Carlton Cuse: What we have kind of figured out is that we can do basically 5 more episodes of this season, so what we're gonna do is we're gonna basically take our plan for 8 episodes and we're going to compress it and try to execute that plan in 5 more new episodes between now and the end of the year.

Damon Lindelof: And I think a lot of people are saying "What kind of damage is that gonna do, what happens to the three missing episodes?" and we're actually looking at it somewhat more optimistically - that is to say, it's just going to be a super-charged 5 hours of show. We were already condensed down from the normal 22 episodes down to 16; now we're condensing down further to 13.

Carlton Cuse: But those 3 hours will not go away, they will be - we still haven't quite sorted it out, but we will add those 3 hours to the next 2 seasons of the show, so there will still be 40 hours in total of Lost left.

Damon Lindelof: Yeah, beyond the 8 already produced.

Carlton Cuse: Yeah. Now let's rehash episode 4:05, "The Constant".

Damon Lindelof: Yes!

Carlton Cuse: Is that impossible to rehash that episode? It makes my head hurt, actually.

Damon Lindelof: Here's the thing - I think we already rehashed it. And the versions of us in the past that rehashed "The Constant" might pop into our consciousnesses here (consciousnessi? I don't know, what is the plural of consciousness?) and then we can rehash it, because it feels like just breaking that episode was such a massive headache.

Carlton Cuse: It was, it was definitely like doing the hardest New York Times crossword puzzle for the week.

Damon Lindelof: I remember when we first tried to present to people what the idea was, and they looked at us like we were speaking a foreign language, it was like - Desmond from 1994, his consciousness is time traveling into 2004 on the freighter, so the Desmond that we know and love is very confused, because it's a guy from the past who's currently in military camp.

Carlton Cuse: Somehow it's actually easier for people to entertain the notion of someone time traveling backwards, but the idea that the show is sort of set on the island in 2004 but someone is traveling forward from 1994, that was pretty hard to -

Damon Lindelof: I mean, I always think like, if suddenly I were in my body 10 years from now, I'd be very confused by what was going on and who I was around and why I was writing on "Carnivore"-

Carlton Cuse: [laughing] Exactly.

Damon Lindelof: -all these various things, so it was a cool premise to explore.

Carlton Cuse: It's possible though, that could be year three of the new zombie spin-off of Lost though.

Damon Lindelof: Time traveling consciousness zombies?

Carlton Cuse: Time travel consciousness zombies, Season Three.

Damon Lindelof: I like it - yeah, we just start with Season Three.

Carlton Cuse: [laughing] Exactly.

Damon Lindelof: People will be like "What about the first two seasons?" and we'll be like "What about'em?"

Carlton Cuse: That could be the greatest thing ever.

Damon Lindelof: Just a quick sort of side note in terms of the way that we deal with time travel on the show - we are very paradox averse; that is to say, when our characters are time traveling, nothing that they do can change the present or the future that you have seen. Which is different than you know, the conventional Back to the Future time travel story telling.

Carlton Cuse: Or Heroes.

Damon Lindelof: Or Heroes, yeah.

Carlton Cuse: For us, what we don't want is for the audience to not be invested in the flash-forwards. When you see that, it would be pretty meaningless if they were a changeable reality-

Damon Lindelof: Well, as far as time travel goes.

Carlton Cuse: As far as time travel goes, yes.

Damon Lindelof: As far as time travel goes, definitely not changeable.

Carlton Cuse: Right. Or that you have a different Jack popping up in an alternative reality which is different than the one that we've established.

Damon Lindelof: Right. That stuff is all really cool, I mean, the Heroes - case in point for all those who watch both shows, we certainly do and are big fans of Heroes - but if Hiro moves back to the past and says "There's a catastrophe that's gonna happen unless you guys save the cheerleader," if they do save the cheerleader, then theoretically future Hiro never exists to come back and warn them. But you know, that's paradox.

Carlton Cuse: The hard thing about this episode was actually structuring the time travel elements - or consciousness traveling elements - and avoiding paradox. But that again is something that I think a lot of people have speculated about - "are there parallel futures, are there sort of multiple universes and worlds that exist in the future depending on how events in the past play out?" and that is not our intention.

Damon Lindelof: Yeah, and Ms. Hawking basically explained those rules in the first episode, "Flashes Before Your Eyes" where she basically said that the universe has a way of course correcting, so even if you did something in the past that you didn't do before, somehow the sort of fabric of time like swoops in around you and fixes everything so things don't go off the rails. I assume probably after "The Constant" we're going to get a lot of questions like "Well, did Penny know when she went to go see Desmond at the stadium in 2001 that he had told her to wait by the phone back in 1994?" and all of these questions, and to that we say refer to the Ms. Hawking scene in "Flashes Before Your Eyes". She gives a fairly good explanation of how everything works.

Carlton Cuse: Yeah, and you know the notion-

Damon Lindelof: And if not, Carlton's phone number is-

Carlton Cuse: No! [laughing]

Damon Lindelof: 818...

Carlton Cuse: Hey! Stop stop stop-

Damon Lindelof: Wait, what?

Carlton Cuse: Yes, exactly. More on destiny later in the series.

Damon Lindelof: Exactly. It is our destiny to talk more about destiny.

Carlton Cuse: Yes, because that's a factor.

Damon Lindelof: All right.

Carlton Cuse: All right, that's good, that was a pretty good - how about a little prehash on "The Other Woman"?

Damon Lindelof: That's a very clever title there Carlton, because "The Other Woman" -

Carlton Cuse: - the OTHER woman- wow -

Damon Lindelof: - right, is probably referring to Juliet, so yeah, you will find out within the first 5 minutes of this episode whether or not Juliet is one of the Oceanic Six. I think there are still a couple slots available, depending on who you talk to. Some people say there are no slots available because they're counting Ben and Aaron both as members of the Oceanic Six -

Carlton Cuse: And she wasn't on the plane.

Damon Lindelof: - yeah, but neither was Aaron, if you think about it, so...

Carlton Cuse: Well, he was -

Damon Lindelof: -he was in utero.

Carlton Cuse: He was in utero.

Damon Lindelof: He didn't buy a ticket.

Carlton Cuse: But he was on the plane!

Damon Lindelof: I'm just saying.

Carlton Cuse: I know.

Damon Lindelof: Anything's possible.

Carlton Cuse: After these first 8 though, if there's any remaining questions about who the Oceanic Six are, we will actually list them.

Damon Lindelof: Well I think by the end of episode 7 it will be very clear as to who the Six are. We don't mean to be cutesy about the Oceanic Six.

Carlton Cuse: Right, right.

Damon Lindelof: We hold them very very seriously.

Carlton Cuse: OK, yes.

Damon Lindelof: So yeah, it's going to be a Juliet episode, you know, we can't tell you whether it's a flashforward or a flashback-

Carlton Cuse: Damon is holding all of the action figures of the Oceanic Six right now as we're doing this podcast.

Damon Lindelof: It's the Oceanic Six action figure set.

Carlton Cuse: All right, so are we gonna, do you want to do any rehashing on "Eggtown" since we didn't have a podcast immediately after that?

Damon Lindelof: Well, I will tell you this, many of the questions that I have for you at least are referencing "Eggtown".

Carlton Cuse: Let's just get to the dang questions then.

Damon Lindelof: I don't know Carlton if you had the same problem that I did with these questions, but there were just too many good ones.

Carlton Cuse: I found that there were a lot of good ones too.

Damon Lindelof: And nobody wants to sit and listen to us for hours, and we certainly don't have the time to do the podcast, so I think that we should act like presidential candidates for once, and we should limit our remarks, you know, we should answer the question and we should stay on point, but we should limit our remarks to about, you know, 20 to 30 seconds, so we'll do a little bit of speed questioning.

Carlton Cuse: Speed questioning? OK.

Damon Lindelof: So we can kind of go back and forth. Sometimes, Carlton, believe it or not, a simple "yes" or "no" will suffice.

Carlton Cuse: Really?

Damon Lindelof: Or, you know, an "I don't know" or the truth, and we don't have to, you know, go off talking about the Polit Bureau for example. So, you know, I'm just-

Carlton Cuse: [laughing] I don't know what your problem with the Polit Bureau is. It's a fun game. I mean, I don't know what people did for fun in the Lindelof household, but let me tell you, there was a lot of laughs playing Polit Bureau in the Cuse household.

Damon Lindelof: I don't know what we did for fun in the Lindelof household. If you're using that - if you're using the word "fun" to describe that, I would say, you know, we [laughing], we sat around a lot and looked at the wall, that sort of a thing, it isn't-

Carlton Cuse: All right - speed questioning. Should I go first?

Damon Lindelof: You should.

Carlton Cuse: OK. This is from Norwich2001: "Hi guys. Love the podcast and the show and have to ask this: Where are The Others? It seems to me that they're all going to be forgotten because all of our main characters are now dead (Tom, Patchman, etc.) However, we know that Richard is off somewhere with the air hostess woman and so please don't just leave them and hope that we forget about them. PS Would love to see more of Penny and her father, especially hope that we get to see more Ben flashbacks, that was just immense."

Damon Lindelof: Wow, I like the word "immense", is like, is that analogous with "awesome'"? Anyway, to answer the question in a very concise fashion -

Carlton Cuse: [laughing] You're not being very speedy! There's a lot of prologue here, just answer the question!

Damon Lindelof: OK. You will learn exactly where The Others are. You will learn that in this pod of episodes. You will get very specific information as to why we have not heard from them, probably coming up in "The Other Woman" you'll get your first sense of where The Others are, and a much more specific sense in the 8th episode.

Carlton Cuse: Good.

Damon Lindelof: As for Richard Alpert, you will probably be seeing him again. Can't say the same for-

Carlton Cuse: What about the air hostess woman?

Damon Lindelof: -Cindy the flight attendant. You might see her, you might not. But that answers all the questions I think Carlton, in a very timely fashion. Ding!

Carlton Cuse: It doesn't actually, there was one more question: "Are we going to see more of Penny and her father this season?"

Damon Lindelof: Yes.

Carlton Cuse: Yes, OK. Good, all right.

Damon Lindelof: There you go. Easy, yes or no. This one's from ComingInHot.

Carlton Cuse: Yes.

Damon Lindelof: "Hey, love the podcast and the show. My question: Does it really matter who the two people were that survived the crash but did not survive long enough to make it off the island in the Oceanic Six's lie? I don't think it matters who the two are that didn't make it back, it's a lie anyway and the Oceanic Six had to have a believable story to fool the world. In a plane crash, people expect people to die and get badly injured, so 2 of the 8 people died when they were there. That's believable. It doesn't matter who they are, it's just a story they had to make up. They died anyway along with everybody else, it shouldn't matter who they are in their lie." So, is it the Oceanic Eight or the Oceanic Six, Carlton? Let's get a little clarity here.

Carlton Cuse: It's the Oceanic Six and you are correct, sir.

Damon Lindelof: ComingInHot is correct?

Carlton Cuse: Yeah, just the fact that it doesn't matter who the two are that died.

Damon Lindelof: Great, moving on.

Carlton Cuse: Now there's a good answer, it was succinct, I probably said no more than 20 words.

Damon Lindelof: I think it's safe to say you've spent more time explaining how good your answer was than in keeping your answer brief. So well done.

Carlton Cuse: OK. Damon -

Damon Lindelof: Yes sir.

Carlton Cuse: Geography lesson for Damon from -

Damon Lindelof: Oh no.

Carlton Cuse: -from Pythagoreas99.

Damon Lindelof: I've never taken geography lessons.

Carlton Cuse: "Far from being landlocked -

Damon Lindelof: -are you sure it's not a geometry question?

Carlton Cuse: "-Tunisia enjoys an extensive coastline along the Mediterranean Sea, including the Gulf of Gabes, the Gulf of Hamamet, and the Gulf of Tunis. Its capital port city of Tunis was originally founded by the Berbers in the second millenium BC and has since experienced a rich and varied history, changing hands more often than Kate Austen."

Damon Lindelof: Ha! Clever.

Carlton Cuse: "Medenine, the final resting place of a certain Dharma test subject, is located no more than 20 miles from the Mediterranean. Now I ask - nay, beg, you tell me: Since the ursus mar- the polar bear-"

Damon Lindelof: Yeah, OK.

Carlton Cuse: "-can easily walk or swim several hundreds of miles at a time, is the location of Medinine, Tunisia of any significance in the identification of those special locations on the surface of the Earth?"

Damon Lindelof: Do you even know what that question means, Carlton?

Carlton Cuse: [laughing] I was good up until "special locations on the surface of the Earth," I have no idea what that means.

Damon Lindelof: I think you looked at that sheet and said "here's a good opportunity to give Damon a geography lesson" and then-

Carlton Cuse: Honestly, the truth is I pre-read the question only on the part which was basically giving you the geography lesson on Tunisia and I didn't get to the rest of it.

Damon Lindelof: I'm going to give you a quick and interesting answer. There are certain special places on the Earth that relate to our show and this specific spot in Tunisia is one of them. Another, perhaps, is Ayres Rock in Australia. If you were to go back and look at a certain episode, "S.O.S." I believe it was -

Carlton Cuse: Is Australia landlocked?

Damon Lindelof: Uh, Australia is landlocked. It is. So I-

Carlton Cuse: [laughing] So write in! Tell Damon whether Australia is landlocked or not.

Damon Lindelof: I would bet my life on the fact that Australia is surrounded by land on all sides. All right Carlton, fast enough for you? My question for you, from TKDuke77: "Damon and Carlton: What has been your favorite Dharma product to date? I am partial to the Dharma Spam featured in the episode "Eggtown". Any product reveals you can hint at for future episodes?

Carlton Cuse: I would say my favorite Dharma product is the Dharma boxed wine.

Damon Lindelof: Great!

Carlton Cuse: You know, that's it.

Damon Lindelof: Good. Moving on.

Carlton Cuse: Moving on. Damon, from SamuraiBillyJoeBob - I'm sorry, BillyBobJoe - I mixed that up.

Damon Lindelof: OK, got it.

Carlton Cuse: At 6:55 at night he wrote, "Hi guys, here's the question I'm asking: How exactly does the writing process of an individual episode work? You guys talk about pitching an episode in the writers' room, but I would like to know exactly how you guys decide on the details of an episode like the dialog and so on. Thanks again, and keep on rocking those podcasts."

Damon Lindelof: Wow, 30 seconds for that one. OK the very short answer is -

Carlton Cuse: Do it like a FedEx commercial.

Damon Lindelof: I can't, because I'd have to be reading it and prepared. Now I have 20 seconds left. Essentially there are 8 writers on the show, we all sit in the writers' room, every single episode is broken by the collective -

Carlton Cuse: 10 seconds

Damon Lindelof: - we talk about every scene, every detail, what the characters are -

Carlton Cuse: 5 seconds

Damon Lindelof: - what they're saying to each other, then the writers for that episode go off, write a draft, we read the draft -

Carlton Cuse: [at the same time as Damon is talking] 3...2...1

Damon Lindelof: -suggest changes and occasionally rewrite.

Carlton Cuse: Beeeep! Excellent.

Damon Lindelof: We should probably do a podcast at some point though about the process, I think that would be very exciting.

Carlton Cuse: Yes. Cause it's a little bit more complicated than that.

Damon Lindelof: Right, and since we don't let any of the other writers do the podcasts, thus giving the false illusion that we write the entire show ourselves, it might be nice to just meet some other guests.

Carlton Cuse: We should have the writers in. All right, you're up.

Damon Lindelof: OK Carlton. This is from IslandFertilityClinic. "Why was this episode titled "Eggtown"? All of the other titles make sense, but not this one."

Carlton Cuse: [laughing]

Damon Lindelof: First off, I take issue with the fact that all the other titles make sense, but...

Carlton Cuse: Really, we could spend a lot of time talking about the titles that don't make sense, but the title "Eggtown" referred to the fact that Locke fixed a couple of eggs for Ben at the beginning of the episode, and then there's also the episode had a lot to do with Kate's pregnancy, and pregnancy involves eggs, and so that was the other kind of, sort of metaphoric significance of the title "Eggtown".

Damon Lindelof: Well, that clears it up.

Carlton Cuse: That's pretty clear, isn't it?

Damon Lindelof: I can't imagine a more concise answer than that.

Carlton Cuse: Fantastic, all right, here we go - "Bring back the zombies" from AdmiralRhinoceros.

Damon Lindelof: I knew this one was coming.

Carlton Cuse: "Damon and Carlton, I think I might have just found a way to resurrect (so to speak) the zombie season. In the wake of the WGA strike, I had a brain wave. You plan to compress 8 episodes worth of story into the last 5 episodes of Season 4, right?"

Damon Lindelof: Correct.

Carlton Cuse: "If so, couldn't the same thing be done in Lost's final season?"

Damon Lindelof: I suppose.

Carlton Cuse: "Using the same story compression equation, Season 6's 16 episode arc could feasibly be shrunk down to a mere 10 episodes. This would leave room for 6 zombie-centered episodes at the end of the season. But why stop there? If you start planning now, you could compress Season 5 down to 10 episodes as well, paving the way for 12 whole episodes of zombie antics."

Damon Lindelof: All I can say is ... you know, I ...

Carlton Cuse: [laughing]

Damon Lindelof: I think I'm getting a brain wave. Is that the phrase? I think that's great, we should talk about it.

Carlton Cuse: He got a brain wave.

Damon Lindelof: I think we should really, really explore that idea.

Carlton Cuse: What exactly is a brain wave?

Damon Lindelof: I think it's sort of like you know when you see a cartoon and like a little light bulb goes over Bugs Bunny's head and you hear a noise like that. [email notification bell sounds]

Carlton Cuse: You're getting a lot of emails during this podcast. What's going on in your life?

Damon Lindelof: Well, I'm popular I guess. I don't know who it is. I don't have any friends. But this isn't really the forum for that.

Carlton Cuse: It could be your mother.

Damon Lindelof: Question Carlton: The Oceanic 4. "In one of the side bits in Thursday's episode, we noticed that Charlotte and Faraday were playing a quick memory game with cards, the result of which seemed to prove upsetting for our friend Daniel. Is it possible that they are testing to see if the Island causes memory loss or brain/though problems?" -hey, speaking of brain waves - "If so, could this mean that the Losties are suffering from problems remembering things or even making up parts of their own past or present? Also, is it because Daniel may have suffered a head injury when he came down to the Island? Or does he have a preexisting condition? Please enlighten us, O wise one. -The Oceanic 4." So I think these are 4 people who have put their heads together for that question.

Carlton Cuse: I take issue with the "O wise one" part of that question, but other than that -

Damon Lindelof: So question A: Is it possible that they're testing to see if the Island causes memory loss?

Carlton Cuse: Well, they're definitely testing to see whether the Island might affect memory.

Damon Lindelof: Oh, interesting. So could this mean that the Losties are suffering from problems remembering things or even making up parts of their own past or present, which would explain why they don't talk about anything that happens to them on the Island? [laughing]

Carlton Cuse: [laughing] That is an interesting extrapolation, but not necessarily true.

Damon Lindelof: OK. And also, is it because Daniel may have suffered a head injury when he came to the Island?

Carlton Cuse: Possible.

Damon Lindelof: Or does he have a preexisting condition?

Carlton Cuse: More possible.

Damon Lindelof: Interesting. All right. I like this.

Carlton Cuse: This is good, this is really going well.

Damon Lindelof: We're totally not messing around. I've only got one more for you, so-

Carlton Cuse: All right, Ive got one more for you and then-

Damon Lindelof: Oh great.

Carlton Cuse: -oh you know what, I think this is from the same group of people, so maybe I should get another one.

Damon Lindelof: The Oceanic 4 again?

Carlton Cuse: The Oceanic 4. Well, there's four of them, so maybe they're entitled to two questions.

Damon Lindelof: All right.

Carlton Cuse: "Hey dudes. As you might know, there's been a lot of whispers lately down at the old rumor mill that Daniel Faraday, the sensitive freighter guy-" these people like Faraday a lot, apparently.

Damon Lindelof: Sensitive? [incredulously]

Carlton Cuse: "-and Ana Lucia's boyfriend/baby daddy, Danny, are one and the same. After all, it would explain the reaction to the finding of the wreckage and how he covered it up to his new lady and also why he was invited to come. In addition, Ana Lucia was mentioned, after hardly any word about her for a whole season and a half, in the same episode that Mr. Faraday was introduced. Can you confirm or deny this for us? Thanks guys, Katrina, John, Chuck and Courtney."

Damon Lindelof: I'm going to deny it. That is not correct.

Carlton Cuse: Yeah. That's good.

Damon Lindelof: There you go.

Carlton Cuse: Very succinct.

Damon Lindelof: Great theory. Interesting. Good shoutouts to big Mike, but that's it. One more question Carlton.

Carlton Cuse: Sure.

Damon Lindelof: From PileOfAtoms: "Hi guys. In the Orchid training video, we see Dr. Edgar Halliwax holding a bunny with a number 15 on it. He begins to talk about the safety measures that are in place for the experiment that he is about to begin when something falls from the ceiling and we see a bunny with a number 15 on it on a very high shelf. Meanwhile, the doctor is still holding the original bunny number 15. My question is this: Is the object that fell from the ceiling Dr. Edgar Halliwax's arm?"

Carlton Cuse: [laughing]

Damon Lindelof: "We have seen in other videos that the doctor's left arm eventually is replaced with a prosthetic arm. Is this how he loses his arm? I'm thinking that perhaps a few minutes into the future, something goes awry and the bunny and his arm become displaced from that moment in time and space, and end up back in the past, right before the experiment begins. Thanks, PileOfAtoms."

Carlton Cuse: Wow. You know, it's so clever that unfortunately, we're not that clever, we didn't actually think of doing that, but we should have done that, or we should do that. The mystery of, uh-

Damon Lindelof: -time traveling body parts?

Carlton Cuse: -time traveling body parts-

Damon Lindelof: It kind of knocks paradox right out the door though, sort of, it's like "Oh! Whose leg is that?"

Carlton Cuse: Well, the rabbit's kind of also, there's a little bit of a paradox problem with the rabbits, isn't there?

Damon Lindelof: Well, not if you conjecture that a rabbit always showed up in that time time warp, I mean-

Carlton Cuse: That's true. It doesn't mean it's the same rabbit.

Damon Lindelof: I will say this, you know, Halliwax seems very concerned that those two rabbits are in the same space, so maybe he shares our issues with paradox.

Carlton Cuse: [laughing] Exactly. However, the notion of time travel in the Orchid Station is something that is a very good observation and something that will come back into play on the show soon.

Damon Lindelof: Oh yeah, like when? Two years?

Carlton Cuse: No, not that long.

Damon Lindelof: In one year?

Carlton Cuse: Not even that long.

Damon Lindelof: In the compressed 6 episodes of Season 5, otherwise known as Zombie Season Part 6A?

Carlton Cuse: I think that might be a fair assessment.

Damon Lindelof: How awesome would it be if we walked into ABC and basically said "we have a great idea for Season 5: we're gonna take all the seasons we were going to do, we're going to compress them into 10 episodes, and then we're gonna start with our zombie episodes." What do you think their reaction would be?

Carlton Cuse: I don't think it would be good. As good as it would be to do that, I don't think they would actually-

Damon Lindelof: Even if there was a fan uprising, and you know how all the Jericho fans -

CC: -sent peanuts. [laughing]

Damon Lindelof: -sent peanuts in? What would you send in to demand the zombie season? When we're done - yeah, this is something good for the fans to start working for. Cause you have 2 years now to plan. Once the show is over at the end of Season 6, if you don't completely hate us, and you want the zombie season, what should you send to ABC because you want the zombie season? Parts of your own rotting anatomy? I don't know.

Carlton Cuse: [laughing] I think this is a good place to stop.

Damon Lindelof: [laughing] OK. Well we probably will not be around next week, but certainly in two weeks.

Carlton Cuse: At least, at the longest. So, but we're cooking along here, we're very excited about our new episodes, and happy Monday Damon.

Damon Lindelof: Happy Monday, Carlton.

Carlton Cuse: See you guys later.

Damon Lindelof: Bye gang.

Kris White: That's it for this podcast. If you just want more, you can also check out our Video Podcast available at abc.com. This week, Rob Kyker the prop master joins us to give us the lowdown on how to build a time machine. Lost "The Other Woman" airs March 6 at 9 pm on ABC and is available the next day at abc.com.

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