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Josh Holloway on the Return of LOST

Published February 7, 2007 in Television
By Fred Topel | Image property of ABC.
Josh Holloway Josh Holloway is Sawyer
Having spent the bulk of Season Three’s first six episodes, and so far the only to air all year, in captivity on The Others’ Island, Lost is poised to return to the beach. That’s good news for Sawyer, who’s taken the most beatings in the bear cage.

Holloway Cons Lost

“It's going to heat up again very soon but it's fun now, because it's been so intense, the beginning part of the season,” said Josh Holloway. “All the beat-downs and head wounds and everything that he's sustained gets to you after a while. It's very intense. And as an actor, you're trying to live it as honestly as you can. So I'm really happy now, without giving anything away. There are some lighter things going on, which is fun for a character. There's some diversity there. It's lighter. Some funny stuff.”

Right now, things are good between Sawyer and Kate. Assuming Jack’s plan to free them works, they could be in the beginning of a healthy relationship. “I'm sure that he's going to mess that up pretty quick because it's his nature. I don't know. And actually, as an actor, it's more intriguing to me if he tried to make it work because it'd be so foreign to him. And to explore that as an actor, that fine line of falling in love, when that is not a part of that person's make-up is challenging, and would be a fun line to walk. But I'm sure he's going to mess it up.”

With fans constantly speculating on the every changing mythology of the island, Holloway has an end in sight. “I want a big, bloody Braveheart battle is what I want, really. And I want Sawyer to die badly but kind of as a last thing, he does something good. You know, and chooses that.”

Not that a noble death would ultimately redeem Sawyer. “There's no redemption for Sawyer, I feel. He's beyond, he doesn't want it. He doesn't want redemption. He doesn't embrace it, and actually, it makes him angrier in a way because his power is being indifferent. When he's made to care, made to feel things, it kind of pisses him off. I mean, it's hard. Then he'll react and do something wrong so he feels better and gets his power back by wronging someone.”

Lost returns tonight at 10PM PST on ABC.

Stay tuned for updates.

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