I don’t know how they are going to introduce new characters onto the island in Lost, but it looks like they’re going to give it their best shot. TV Guide is reporting that two new characters will be debuting in season four of the fantasy drama, but no news on who will play them or how they will fit in. Let’s get our thinking caps on.
Let’s assume that if they are to be important (and if you’ve got to think they will be, otherwise why announce their arrival?), then they can’t be part of any flashbacks or flash forwards. They will somehow have to be on the island during the present tense, which leaves a whole host of options. Other survivors? Unlikely, as they have already covered this angle with Ana-Lucia, Libby, Eko and Bernard. New Others? More mystery parachutists like Naomi? Or people on the other end of Jack’s phone as he called for help?