LOST -- Familiar Face Returning
Well, if you were worried that the probable reset of the timeline would keep you from seeing some of the familiar faces we've gotten to know so far, don't fret; there are plenty of characters returning for season six.
One of these characters is Fionnula Flanagan's Eloise Hawking. According to DarkUFO, in a recent interview on the Irish talk show The Panel, Flanagan informed that she would be back as Eloise Hawking for season six, though she would only be appearing in two episodes of the final season. That's a much lesser role than she had last year in season five, when Flanagan appeared in four episodes. Flanagan had also appeared once before in season three.
However, that doesn't necessarily mean that we'll only see two episodes of Flanagan. The character of Eloise Hawking appeared in eight total episodes throughout season five, though in five of those episodes she was portrayed by younger actresses; Alexandra Krosney played the character at seventeen years old in Jughead, and Alice Evans played a forty-year-old Eloise in the last few episodes of the season.
The character of Hawking has a very rich backstory. An Other who would later leave the Island, she is the mother of one of Charles Widmore's two children. That child was Daniel Faraday, a time-travelling version of whom Eloise would shoot and kill, before he was actually born. Eloise would spend much of the rest of her life ensuring that this came to pass. She would later aid the Oceanic 6, along with Benjamin Linus, in their return to the Island, picking out Ajira Flight 316 from her off-Island DHARMA station. She also popped up after Desmond Hume turned the fail-safe key under the Swan, causing him to flash back into the past, where Hawking convinced him that the future could not be changed (something which would later come back in Desmond's predictions of Charlie's death).
What role do you think Eloise will play in the final season? Let us know below!