Terry O’Quinn has admitted to not being surprised that LOST wasn’t able to wrap up all of its storylines before the series ended in 2010.
The ending of LOST famously divided opinion amongst fans for the way it dealt with — or didn’t deal with — it’s many mysteries and plot threads.
O’Quinn, who played John Locke/Man In Black in the iconic mystery serial, confessed to knowing that the show would struggle to answer all of its mysteries well before the end was in sight. He told Vulture:
“I was aware in around season four that they had so many balls in the air that they were going to let a few drop. [Laughs.] So I was okay with that.”
Not only was O’Quinn “okay with that”, he regards LOST as a “phenomenon” and isn’t placing too much expectation on his upcoming supernatural drama 666 Park Avenue reaching those same heights:
“I don’t think anything’s going to be Lost. That was a one-off phenomenon, I think. It would be putting too much of a burden on 666 or anything to have those kinds of expectations. On the other hand, you know, things can take off. I’ve seen things that I didn’t think deserved the attention they got, get it. And the other way around. So, I don’t have expectations at all. Be prepared for the worst and hope for the best.”
As for the chance of a LOST revival potentially picking up those dropped/unanswered storylines, showrunner Damon Lindelof recently admitted that LOST would return one day — but without him at the helm.
You can see O’Quinn in 666 Park Avenue from October 30 on ABC.