"Lost" sets return date
The Season Five premiere of "Lost" is set for Jan. 21.
ABC will air a clip show at 7 p.m. CST, followed by the first and second episodes of the new season at 8 and 9 p.m.
The series returns to its normal 8 p.m. Wednesday slot the following week.
If you haven't seen the official "Lost" Season Five trailer, take a peek below. "Lost" blogger/author -- and friend of Channel Surfing -- Jon Lachonis has done some frame-by-frame dissection, only to determine (among other nuggets) that "there is a glimpse of Juliet uncovering the infamous door to the Swan hatch, which was blown off in the Season One finale. More interesting, is Daniel approaching the back door to the Swan and a svelte personage in a hazmat suit holding a gun on him. If they’ve traveled backwards in time, that person could be Desmond, or legendary hatch monkey Radzinsky."
"Another intriguing bit is the compass we see Locke holding. The compass appeared in the episode 'Cabin Fever' when Richard Alpert visited young Locke and laid out various objects, asking the lad to identify which belonged to him."
A hostile Dharma Initiative taking on the surviving Losties? Chaz Widmore trying to prevent the Oceanic Six from getting back to the invisible island? Sounds like Season Five is shaping up nicely.
-- Thomas Rozwadowski, email@example.com