For at least the third time within a week, the production crew for “LOST” returned to the historic Laniakea YWCA building on Richards Street, across from ‘Iolani Palace. For the show’s many character flashbacks, this beautiful building has served as everything from a mosque to a French restaurant, but most notably as a mental institution. I have a feeling that the recent shoots may have the building playing a different character.
With the filming taking place inside the meeting rooms on the third floor, there wasn’t much to see but the crane-mounted spotlights. Though things didn’t get rolling until sunset, the lights could have easily helped create a daytime scene within. Evangeline Lilly was spotted at the location, as well as this actress, who took a smoke break out on the balcony. Look familiar? More photos from today’s shoot can be found here.
“LOST” was at the YWCA on Monday morning, too, similarly secluded from passers-by. But I did see Jorge Garcia and Matthew Fox making their way across the street. Spotting them together has got fan gears spinning. Since it seems unlikely Hurley and Jack met prior to the crash of Oceanic Flight 815, chances are they were filming one of the promised “flash forwards.” But, we’ll have to wait until next year to find out for sure.