Oh, don’t get your knickers in a knot! Naveen Andrews isn’t leaving Lost. However, if my hunch is correct, in this season’s 10th episode – a Sayid-centric outing that starts shooting later this week – a new actor will be playing his part.
“Whatchutalkinbout’, Willis?” you say?
Follow along now: A casting call has gone out for the roles of a father and his 12- and 8-year-old sons, all of whom, I’m told, will have to be fluent in Arabic. So wouldn’t a logical assumption be that the hotheaded dad is Sayid’s pop and the older boy, a sensitive type who’s painfully aware that he lets down his formidable paterfamilias, is the future assassin himself?
That’s what I thought, too! The hour promises to be a real crusher, with Dad teaching his elder son the kind of lesson in manhood that I suspect inflicts lifelong emotional scars.
Are you ready for Sayid’s untold story to be told? Or are you afraid that it will be so intense, it’ll qualify as must-wince TV? Comment away below! (Additional reporting by Andy Patrick)