There is an 記事 over on YahooTV with an interview of Damon Lindelof, and the brunt of the conversation turns to “Why Charlie had to die!” Here’s the interesting part regarding Charlie:
You’re a bastard for killing Charlie
Lindelof: [Laughs.] True.
Can we talk about that? ‘Cause, oh my god, あなた killed Charlie, and we ファン need to know why.
Lindelof: Yes, of course. Dominic, Carlton and I, and all the writers, really felt that when Charlie threw his Virgin Mary statues into the water last year, that was the end of his addiction arc. We weren’t interested in revisiting it and having...