Get ready “Lost” fans: Libby Smith will be returning in the sixth and final season. The kind-hearted mental patient who was dead and buried in season two after Michael Dawson (played by Harold Perrineau) shot her in exchange for a boat off the island, will return to the series, creator Damon Lindelof told reporters on Tuesday.
“Fan favorite Libby will be back on the show on the final season,” Lindelof said. Carlton Cuse, the series co-creator, added, “So, finally all your Libby questions will be answered.”
“No, they will not,” Lindelof quickly retorted.
Played by actress Cynthia Watros, Libby first appeared in the series in season two as one of the survivors of Oceanic flight 815. She made fast friends with Jorge Garcia’s character, Hurley, the sweet, chubby Latino who won the lottery right before he landed on the mystical island in the South Pacific.
The famously tight-lipped “Lost” creators didn’t give more details about the final season premiering Feb. 2 but did express relief that President Obama changed the date of his scheduled “State of the Union” address so it would not coincide with the premier. (”I don’t foresee a scenario in which millions people who hope to finally get some conclusion with ‘Lost’ are preempted by the president,” White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said last week. “You can quote a senior administration official.”)
“That was one of those surreal moments that you can’t quite believe,” Cuse said. “It was exciting for us that it got to that level but mostly we were just excited we didn’t have to move our premier.”
“I’m a lifelong Democrat but when I first heard they were considering Feb. 2nd, I thought, that mother—,” Lindolf joked.