Javier Grillo-Marxuach, a writer and supervising producer of ABC's hit Lost, offered SCI FI Wire only a tantalizing hint about Michelle Rodriguez, who joins the regular cast in the show's upcoming second season. "We know she made mention of sitting in the back of the plane," Grillo-Marxuach said in an interview, referring to Rodriguez's brief scene in a flashback with Jack (Matthew Fox). "So does that mean if she survived, others survived? I guess it could mean that, couldn't it? It's just one of those things where you have to go, 'Uh, ha!'"
Beyond that, Grillo-Marxuach said of the second season, which gears up soon: "We have a very good idea of the [overall arc] stories of the show. We have a plan for these characters. Now it's just a matter of doing the spade and trowel work and turning them into episodic storylines."
Grillo-Marxuach declined to comment on several rumors about the show. One is that Boone (Ian Somerhalder) is not dead, though he seemed to die at the end of season one, and that the show's creators, J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof, are planning to bring him back in season three. Another is that Jack is the only one actually alive and that the series is based on his hallucinations. "What can I tell you [and] can't tell you about Lost?" Grillo-Marxuach said. "At this point, I cannot confirm or deny any rumors. There are so many of those out there, and thank God for that. If people are that excited about the show, well, I'm pretty happy with that."
He added: "I guess I could tell you no, yes, maybe or whatever to just about anything that has been said about Lost. But the fun of the show is to take the journey and to see how all the mysteries unravel." Lost returns in the fall.