TV Squad points to an enlightening and revealing New York Times article concerning plot leaks on Lost. Producers are interviewed and some of the machinations of secret-keeping, though no “spoilers”, are revealed.
Obligatory article blockquote for those that don’t do the whole registration or Bug Me Not thing:
Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, two executive producers of “Lost,” said they have no idea how the purveyors of spoilers get information about their series. They have put in place a numerical coding system to keep track of scripts, but it doesn’t seem to fix the problem. At the end of last season, when the writers were determined to keep a kidnapping in the finale a secret, they were driven to extremes. Internally, the scene was referred to only by a prosaic nickname: “the bagel.” And only the actors in that particular scene received script pages.
If you really want the spoilers for tonight’s highly anticipated “a survivor dies” episode, Lost: Abandoned, go to Ain’t It Cool News.
I’m definitely posting after tonight’s episode with my standard recap and list of questions, so I’ll be in a better position to judge whether or not the spoiler was true or not.
Also, I’m still selling Lost Dharma Initiative T-Shirts. Buy one!