Terry O'Quinn: I won't quit you, Michael Emerson!

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Lost fans, don’t give up on Terry O’Quinn ever working again with Michael Emerson. In preparation for his multi-episode arc on CBS’ Hawaii Five-0, EW asked the 59-year-old actor to reflect on his past roles — including an NBC drama from J.J. Abrams’ company that O’Quinn was supposed to make with his former Lost co-star Emerson. It was a light drama called Odd Jobs from writers Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec and would have starred O’Quinn and Emerson as former black-ops agents.

“I was actually looking to do a series after Lost,” O’Quinn told EW. “Michael and I fiddled around with one and we sort of got through the process of generating some interest in it, and we just didn’t come up with a script that everyone agreed on. Michael and I stay in touch; we still talk about that. Maybe we’ll make it happen before we get too creaky. I would love to have at least one more good experience like Lost.”

Hmm, maybe in the short-term, he should just shoot for a reunion on CBS: The premiere of Abrams’ new thriller Person of Interest that stars Emerson earned a pretty solid number (13.2 million, 3.1 rating). But keep the faith, Locke!

For more about O’Quinn and his past roles on movies like The Stepfather and The Cutting Edge, pick up the current issue of Entertainment Weekly.

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  • lisa g

    Lost was the best Eva!

    • Melissa in CA

      I second that!

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  • Brit

    Sometimes I forget that Lost was as wonderful and possibly once-in-a-lifetime experience for them as it was for us fans.

    • Writer41

      Well said.

    • Danny

      So glad you guys got some good rest. Praying for more rest for your bodies and souls. Also, prynaig for wonderful time together as a family and as a couple. Praying that the Lord will make the celebrations incredible. Enjoy your time away!

  • Amy

    I will always hold out for a Locke-Ben reunion!

    • Matt

      Me as well.

  • Simon

    I miss Lost!!!!

    • Hamid

      Emmett, I am praying so hard for you and have been since I leanerd of your illness. May God bless you bountifully and heal you completely. Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us. It gives us strength and courage. Quinn is gorgeous.

  • lisa g

    I want u to find out what’s going to hawpen n stop it from hawpening…..

  • Anne

    It would be amazing if Terry O’Quinn could become a recurring character on Person of Interest – specifically some kind of antagonist to Michael Emerson. Make it happen, CBS!

  • Rob

    Two of the greatest characters ever created for television.

    • Jaded

      Seriously, LOST was so magical and the Ben-Locke dynamic made it even more so. Definitely two of the best actors!

  • Eaton Beaver

    Lost was good. If I remember correctly they showed the first two man kiss on network tv. I heard that Sawyer and Jack were so into it that they kept making out after the director called cut.

    • Davis

      What a little diralng. You were right to call this Little Darlings These are just sooo beautiful. I must say you do very good work. The close up in his christmas outfit is just diralng, along with the rest of them.Beautiful pictures Nicole Gladu (Owen’s proud grandmother)

  • Kim Has To Go Back

    Can we please have Lost back? I’m sad without it. :(

  • diane

    Nice! I love that you asked him about The Cutting Edge. I love when actors reminisce about their previous roles.

    • Denilson

      Love that shot in the bed and on that pink stuff. What is it? You have such a great variety here of weondrful images. I know Mom and Dad must be over the moon!

  • Rob

    oh please oh please oh please
    this is definitely on the pop culture wish list

  • M.

    The very best part of Persons of Interest for me was hearing Michael Emerson say the name “John” again. Make it happen!

    • Enverz

      M., I thought I was the only one who noticed Michael saying name “John” again, haha! I’m sure he will never be able to say that name again on TV without remembering Lost.

      Make it happen, yes!

  • jmag

    person of interest…was decent…will keep watching

  • Amazing

    So many stupid shows this year. Person of Interest is good but it does need a punch of WOW! Terry O Quinn as an Antogonist would be awesome, if he were part of the main cast! I do miss the best interesting show ever LOST!

  • forrest

    SO…..the government discovers the leak of information being used in Person of Interest and Terry O’Quinn is dispatched to track down the source and close it! So obvious CBS!

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