In a new interview with TV Guide Magazine, producer Damon Lindelof opens up about the final season of Lost.
Does he give away any spoilers? Of course not.
But until the most layered, mesmerizing show on television returns in January, this is the best we'll get. Here's what Lindelof had to say:
On season six: "All I can say is that we've spent the last five years answering the question 'Were you guys making it up as you go along? Do you know what you're doing?' It's a great comfort to know that in about six months people will stop asking us that question. They'll basically say 'You were making it up it as you went along;' Or they'll go 'Wow, you really had a plan.'"
On a definitive conclusion: "There will not be a cut to black. It is not all in the dog's brain. I think the one thing that we're saying is that we're not leaving things open for a Lost movie. We are conclusively ending the story that we started... The whole reason that we asked for an end date was so that we could end it. That's what we're going to do."
On returning cast members: "I've heard rumors that Ian Somerhalder is coming back even though he's working on The Vampire Diaries. I've heard Dominic Monaghan is coming back... I do think it's safe to say that that final season of the show in a lot of ways is a curtain call for all the actors who kind of made these iconic performances and we're hoping that a lot of them come back for one final appearance."