A few morsels of ”Lost” information

We are three weeks from the premiere of the second season of “Lost,” and FilmJerk has just received a few tidbits about some of the upcoming episodes. Of course, with any story with this kind of news, a spoiler alert is being issued in advance. Do not read ahead if you don’t want to know anything about the upcoming season.

The season opener, “Man of Science, Man of Faith,” a Jack-centered story, will introduce Desmond (to be played by Henry Ian Cusick), described as an avid daredevil who gets his kicks climbing the world’s biggest mountains alone. Equal parts charismatic and gregarious and austere and zealous, it is unclear how Desmond will play into this season, but expect to see more of him as the story progresses.

“Adrift” is episode 2.02 of the season, and while it will likely focus on one of the survivors of the raft, it will also bring Libby (Cynthia Watros) on to the scene as a regular. Libby was supposed to be in her late forties to early fifties (although Watros will turn thirty-seven on Friday), easy on the eyes, amicably maladjusted, and a compulsive liar so good at what she does, most people will not know she isn’t what she seems. Libby may have been in the tail section of the plane, but will we ever really knowr

Episode 2.03, entitled “Orientation” and directed by Jack Bender (who directed eight episodes last season including the three part finale, as well as the first episode of this new season), will introduce a new character named Helen who may become a recurring character. Helen is another woman in her forties who is is sexy, convivial, enchanting and (am I starting to sense a pattern here) a bit out of her rocker, with a dark side and a mean past. This episode, focusing on Locke, just completed production yesterday and is scheduled to air October 5.

Meanwhile, production will begin on episode 2.05, entitled “…And Found,” on September 13. To be directed by Stephen Williams (who directed “All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues” and “Do No Harm” last season), “…And Found” will be a Jin-centric episode, where we will be introduced to his general manager at the Grand Seoul Hotel, Mr. Kim, his beatnik best friend and one-time roomie, Tai Soo, and Jae Lee, an adversary of Jin’s who has everything he does not, including a good education, charm and wealth. (And before you ask, no, we do not know yet if this episode will feature a Jin/Sun reconciliation.)

We will keep up to date on all the Lost news as we receive it, all season long.