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www.ntnews.com.au Northern Territory News, Monday, January 18, 2010 25 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:18-JGE:25 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K Fox excited about getting lost I think Im going to be far moreexcited than Im going to be sad FOUND?:Matthew Fox and Evangeline Lilly in Lost Lost Series 5 out now onDVD. MATTHEWFoxwants off the island. Not just to get his Lost character Jack Shephard off the confounding tropical island, but to leave the actual islandwhere the show is filmed. Oahu in Hawaii may sound a dream location, but it loses its appeal if you have serious reservations about the ocean. Im not necessarily a tropical-island type of person, Fox admits at a London hotel where he is promoting the DVD set of Losts fifth and penultimate season. I grew up in themountains so Im really looking forward to getting off it. As the acclaimed series sixth and final season approaches, Fox is ready tomove on. Mentally his bags are as good as packed for amove toOregon in the US, where he plans to pursue his career on the big screen. If I had to break it down, I think Im going to be farmore excited than Im going to be sad, he says. Asmuch as fans love the show,many are equally ready to reach the end of a nailbiting journey that has lurched from one cliffhanger to the next. It all started five years agowhenOceanic flight 815 travelling fromSydney to Los Angeles crashed on amysterious Pacific island. Several theories emerged about the strange happenings on the island, which was somehow out of touchwith the rest of theworld and inhabited by hostile locals known as theOthers. The introduction of time travel later in the series only served to raisemore questions. Now, with the final season due to start on 7TWO, the creators are promising all will be revealed. Fox knows the answers already, as the only castmember who has been told exactly how the showwill be wound up. I knowwhat the final image of the show will look like and its going to be good, is all he will say on thematter. But an important clue seems to slip out when hes asked about Jacob, amysterious inhabitant of the islandwho is revealed to have subtly contacted each passenger at earlier points in their lives. Thats the reason he touched all the people, to bring them there, to defend . . . Fox catches himselfmid-sentence. Has he just given the game away? On that comment, Lost appears to be all about a fight for the island and the marooned passengers are actually pawns in the battle. Fox, 42, insists he will not be among thosemourning the shows end. Part of it is that hes ready to leaveHawaii with his family. I think I can confidently say Im not going to be doing television again. DAVIDMURRAY