LOST – ‘Ben’ and ‘Locke’ May Return in J.J. Abrams Series “Odd Jobs”

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LOST Terry O'Quinn as John Locke (ABC)

No surprise here: A well-placed source tells me that three different networks are gunning for a potential new J.J. Abrams-produced series that would find former Lost stars Terry O’Quinn and Michael Emerson playing a pair of black ops agents.
As first reported by NYMag.com, the project—tentatively titled ‘Odd Jobs’—is being written by Abrams’ former Alias cohorts Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec.

Source: EW

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Ben (Michael Emerson) w/Rousseau (Mira Furlan) Courtesy-of-ABC

Forget Rizzoli & Isles: Are you ready for Linus & Locke? In news that could cause the Lost fan base to have a synchronized aneurysm, Vulture hears that last week, J.J. Abrams and frequent collaborators Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec (Alias, Mission: Impossible 4) began pitching a comedic drama to the networks that would have Michael Emerson and Terry O’Quinn — a.k.a. Benjamin Linus and John Locke/Smokey — playing former black-ops agents.

The idea of Emerson and O’Quinn reuniting isn’t completely new: In February, the duo told TV Guide that they were looking to put together a post-Lost TV project for themselves; the rumors were revived again last month when Emerson repeated his hopes for a new show while doing publicity for the Lost full-series DVD collection. Still, all the talk seemed to be in the realm of “maybe one day.” Turns out plans for a show are very real and very active — and the involvement of Abrams and other Bad Robot types means there’s a really good chance the project will soon find a home.

As always with all things Abrams, details are sketchy, but insiders said the potential show — which we’ve heard carries the working title ‘Odd Jobs’ — would have a dose of humor. It’s not clear whether Appelbaum and Nemec will include any elements of an idea floated by O’Quinn last winter that had the two former Lost-mates serving as suburban hit men.
… Warner Bros., the studio where Bad Robot is based, had no comment.

Source: nymag

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LOST – Terry O’Quinn vs. Michael Emerson – Complete List of 2010 Emmy Nominations

Video made with LOST scenes through season 5
Lost- Ben/Locke/Jack- Destiny is a Fickle Bitch

UnveilingEverwood | June 03, 2009

Ben/Locke/Jack vid.

I’m about a week late responding to the above nominations however my congratulations to the LOST nominees is no less sincere.

Of all the featured actors on LOST I’ll bet that it would not be hard for a majority to agree that either Michael Emerson or Terry O’Quinn are the best actors on the show. Certainly of the two Emerson had more of a chance having had consistently better material. I doubt that even the most devout LOST fan can say that sending O’Quinn down the Hatch for an entire season made best use of the compelling “John Locke” character.

The video I’m embedding entitled Dharmacide (Ben’s Theme) – LOST Series 3 soundtrack, shows several of Ben’s great scenes but the better video is the clip I cannot embed and is here(outstanding Emerson LOST scenes with dialogue).
From the video maker:

KimiMclarenFan | May 25, 2008

Music - Dharmacide - LOST Series 3 soundtrack (and its the main reason why there are no audio clips over the top…this music, being Ben’s theme, is too beautiful to be tampered with in my opinion)

Copyright Infringement Not Intended. Music and clips belong to ABC, I should imagine…

Below’s the scene –with dialogue!

LOST 4×09 Ben vs. 2 Men in the Sahara Desert (Badass Ben)

gt2007tv | April 26, 2008

Season 4 Episode 9
“The Shape of Things to Come”
Ben vs. 2 Men in the Sahara Desert

“Oh so you do speak English..” haha classic Ben

In a flashforward, Ben is off the island and in the Sahara Desert sometime in 2005. He wakes up in the middle of the desert and encounters two Middle Eastern Men… Later he goes “matrix” on them!

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Below is Emerson as he accepts his 2009 Emmy:

hdtvguru | September 20, 2009

Michael Emerson, who plays Benjamin Linus on LOST, wins an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Emerson’s previous Emmy win was in 2001 as a guest star on the drama “The Practice.”

But have a look at the full list of nominees for Best Supporting actor in a Drama Series  (2010):

Supporting Actor, Drama
Michael Emerson, Lost
• Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age
Terry O’Quinn, Lost
• Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
• Martin Short, Damages
• John Slattery, Mad Men

Emerson is up directly against his good friend–and former Emmy winner, Terry O’Quinn.  Will the two “cancel one another out”? Will last year’s win for Emerson stack the deck in favour of O’Quinn? Will O’Quinn’s former Emmy win in this category dissuade voters from voting for him, especially since his 2010 characterization of John Locke was as “FLocke” or “UnLocke” or “Fake Locke”–the real John Locke was dead– garroted in season 5 by Michael Emerson’s character. Finally will Emerson’s newness to television* in comparison to O’Quinn’s have any bearing?

*Emerson is a successful stage actor: Emerson’s stage work includes:

Starring as Oscar Wilde in the hit Off-Broadway drama “Gross Indecency: The Three Trials Of Oscar Wilde”.(1997).

Appearing in various U.S. regional theatre productions, including critically acclaimed leading roles in Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” (Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 1990) and Peter Shaffer’s “Amadeus” (Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 1995).

Made his Broadway debut in 1999 as “Willie Oban” in Howard Davies’ revival of “The Iceman Cometh”, with Kevin Spacey.

My guess is that  factoring Michael Emerson’s previous Emmy nods as well as Terry O’Quinn’s Emmy win in the same category in 2007, is that yes, neither Michael Emerson nor Terry O’Quinn will get the win for best supporting drama actor in 2010.

“I’ve told the producers that I miss the old John Locke. I wish he hadn’t found those damn buttons sometimes. But these ups and downs reflect everybody’s. You can’t always choose the way things go. That’s life.” TOQ

spicedogs | September 16, 2007

Terry wins his Emmy. TOQ gives a great speech and acknowledges Michael Emerson

lennybloke | January 27, 2009

Terry was on MTV’s “The Big Picture” in 1989 to promote Stepfather 2 and he sang this little ditty. I accidentally taped over the beginning.

O’Quinn giving knife throwing lessons on set.

mafiadosidosos | October 16, 2007

Lost Season 3 DVD 7
Terry O’Quinn – Throwing From The Handle

Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse On ‘Lost”s Emmy Haul, The Finale & The Future
LOST is making a stylish exit with 12 Emmy nominations for its sixth and final season, including best drama series, best lead drama actor (Matthew Fox ), supporting actors (Terry O’Quinn, Michael Emerson) as well as writing (Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse) and directing (Jack Bender), both for the much-talked-about series finale. Here is what executive producers/showrunners Lindelof and Cuse had to say today: Lindelof: The happiest surprise was Matthew Fox cracking into the best actor category. When you look at the guys he‘s against: Michael C. Hall, Bryan Cranston or Jon Hamm , they are almost in every frame of their series, [...] »(source)

duncantoms | June 03, 2007

“Lost Season 3 Finale, Hurley saves the day in his VW bus; Sawyer does some shooting and frowning, shows he has heart.”

Actually, Season 6 of LOST for which (in theory, anyway) the actor’s performances are being judged, I’d have to say Jorge Garcia as LOST’s “Hurley” merited a nomination, if not a win. The character evolved into one with much deeper dimensions than his previous persona providing “comic relief” and it all truly started here. This scene is highly satisfying to the “Suliet” ‘shippers as well as Hurley and Sayid fans– as well everyone else who hated “Tom Friendly” (M.C. Gainey). (I think that is simply, “everyone).”

HBO’s wartime juggarnaut The Pacific led all nominees for this year’s Emmy Awards with a whopping 24 in all–even though it really wasn’t all that good. Glee (OMG, I cannot even bring myself to turn on that show–the still photos from it have scared me enough!) topped in the comedy categories, scoring 19 noms, while critic darling Mad Men dominated the drama contenders with 17 nominations (these people are all decked out in some of the ugliest fashion ever and I know 50′s fashion–my mom still has closets-full.)
HBO also topped all networks with 101 noms in total, followed by ABC with 63. Here’s the complete  list of nominations for this year’s Emmys.

Drama Series
Breaking Bad
The Good Wife
Mad Men
True Blood

Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie
The Office
30 Rock

Lead Actor, Drama
• Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
• Michael C. Hall, Dexter
• Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
• Jon Hamm, Mad Men
• Hugh Laurie, House
• Matthew Fox, Lost

Lead Actress, Drama
• Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
• Glenn Close, Damages
• Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
• Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
• January Jones, Mad Men
• Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Lead Actor, Comedy
• Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
• Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
• Matthew Morrison, Glee
• Tony Shalhoub, Monk
• Steve Carell, The Office
• Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Lead Actress, Comedy
• Toni Collette, United States of Tara
• Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
• Tina Fey, 30 Rock
• Lea Michele, Glee
• Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
• Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Supporting Actor, Comedy
• Chris Colfer, Glee
• Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
• Ty Burrell, Modern Family
• Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
• Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
• Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Supporting Actress, Comedy
• Julie Bowen, Modern Family
• Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
• Jane Lynch, Glee
• Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
• Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
• Holland Taylor, Two and a Half Men

Supporting Actor, Drama
• Michael Emerson, Lost
• Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age
• Terry O’Quinn, Lost
• Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
• Martin Short, Damages
• John Slattery, Mad Men

Supporting Actress, Drama
• Sharon Gless, Burn Notice
• Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
• Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
• Rose Byrne, Damages
• Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
• Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Best TV Movie
Georgia O’Keefe
The Special Relationship
Temple Grandin
You Don’t Know Jack
Best TV Miniseries
Lead Actor, TV Movie/Miniseries
• Jeff Bridges, A Dog Year
• Ian McKellen, The Prisoner
• Dennis Quaid, The Special Relationship
• Al Pacino, You Don’t Know Jack
• Michael Sheen, The Special Relationship

Lead Actress, TV Movie/Miniseries
• Joan Allen, Georgia O’Keefe
• Claire Danes, Temple Grandin
• Hope Davis, The Special Relationship
• Judi Dench, Return to Cranford
• Maggie Smith, Capturing Mary

Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie
• Michael Gambon, Emma
• Patrick Stewart, Hamlet
• Jonathan Pryce, Return to Cranford
• David Strathairn, Temple Grandin
• John Goodman, You Don’t Know Jack

Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie
• Kathy Bates, Alice
• Julia Ormond, Temple Grandin
• Catherine O’Hara, Temple Grandin
• Brenda Vaccaro, You Don’t Know Jack
• Susan Sarandon, You Don’t Know Jack

Guest Actor in a Comedy
• Mike O’Malley, Glee
• Neil Patrick Harris, Glee
• Fred Willard, Modern Family
• Eli Wallach, Nurse Jackie
• Jon Hamm, 30 Rock
• Will Arnett, 30 Rock

Guest Actor in a Drama
• Beau Bridges, The Closer
• Ted Danson, Damages
• John Lithgow, Dexter
• Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
• Dylan Baker, The Good Wife
• Robert Morse, Mad Men
• Gregory Itzin, 24

Guest Actress in a Comedy
• Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory
• Kathryn Joosten, Karen McCluskey
• Kristin Chenoweth, Glee
• Betty White, Saturday Night Live
• Elaine Stritch, 30 Rock
• Jane Lynch, Two and a Half Men

Guest Actress in a Drama
• Mary Kay Place, Big Love
• Sissy Spacek, Big Love
• Shirley Jones, The Cleaner
• Lily Tomlin, Damages
• Ann-Margret, Law & Order: SVU
• Elizabeth Mitchell, Lost

Reality Host
• Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
• Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
• Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
• Heidi Klum, Project Runway
• Jeff Probst, Survivor
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Update 5.21 SPOILERS LOST – Previews – “Oh Well” (Sawyer Ben FLocke) EXTENDED “Burning Bush” (Sawyer & Jack) “The Beginning of ‘The End” 5-23

abclost — May 18, 2010 — Sawyer asks Jack to share his new-found knowledge.

More specifically Sawyer asks  the newly anointed new Jacob formerly Jack Shepherd, to relay what the “Burning Bush” had to say. Sawyer: Good for a chuckle when the chips are down.

This is the make-you-laugh part of the LOST finale. Brace for the make you cry-parts.

abclost — May 19, 2010 —— Ben and Locke discover that Sawyer has been watching them at the well.

Creepy how FLocke has little mannerisms just like John Locke. His careful winding up of the rope over his shoulder in this clip mirrors a previous Locke scene (no, I don’t know when –it’s been 6 years! LOL). If you’ve never done what he’s doing , I’m commenting on how “not easy” it is to be so precise, so casually (at least not for me the first few times).

So what do you think? Does Smokey pick up traits of the bodies he inhabits? He carries their memories as seen in Jack’s ghost/island dad Christian, Locke, MiB and probably scores of others including the 23 AD. “Mother.”  To me, that could indicate that in the Island LOST ” John Locke” could have a chance to resurrect briefly–then offer himself up for the cause–as Sayid did. Then everyone on the Island dies?  I’m unspoiled for the actual series finale of LOST ending.

Update  5.21 -Very Spoilerish

LOST series finale clip from Times Talks Live (5.20.10)

mrchoychoyx3 — May 20, 2010 — “The beginning of this scene may be familiar to those who watch the sneak peaks, but the clip shown at this event was extended from that preview.

Sorry for the blurriness, my phone had trouble focusing in the dark. The dialogue is what’s important though.”