New Lost cast member (and pole-dancing instructor!) Sheila Kelley — who plays Zoe, the Charles Widmore helper we met for the first time ever last Tuesday — gives an interview to Us Weekly today in which she claims her character appears
“on every page” [see comments] in much of the final episode’s script and that, “this beautiful journey of this entire show, between good and evil, between science and faith, lies within Zoe.”
Here are the important bits:
What else can you tell Us about your character, Zoe? Other than the fact that she wears glasses.
She is Charles Widmore’s right hand. She does all his dirty work. But she has her own strategy and agenda as well. In one script, I’m going in one direction. In another script, I’m going 180 degrees the other way.
That’s not enough information. What else you got?
She is looking for someone on the island.
Maybe this will make sense to you: This beautiful journey of this entire show, between good and evil, between science and faith, lies within Zoe. After I got the role, one of the first things I did was look look up what the name meant because there is so much mythology to everything. And I learned that “Zoe” is Greek and it means life.
Give a cryptic clue that means nothing right now yet means everything in the long run.
Ok. Here is Zoe’s clue: Zoe has the answer. Zoe knows. That’s as good as it’s going to get.
Have you seen the final script yet?
I’ve seen it, but I haven’t read it. I’d held the pages. It’s red. My name is on every single page of it. I feel like I won the lottery! But the producers are very protective. And I totally respect that. After all, what is left in the world that is new and that exciting for people?
So how disappointed will you be if Zoe was just some last-minute addition to the show made because Lost’s lazy writers needed a fast way to explain away six seasons of smoke monsters and time-warping? We hope Kelley’s lying and this is all a ploy to get us to link to her website, where she’s selling portable stripper poles for the completely reasonable price of $379.