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Entertainment Weekly is going nuts over the Lost finale, understandably. But one of their obsessions is the long list of dead characters. They had many of the dead characters come back for photo-shoots and interviews. The photos were odd, I never really like seeing the actors all cleaned up and shiny, they just look strange. But some of the interviews were fun. For example there’s a video of the actors talking about what it was like for them when they found out their characters were dying. You really feel bad for these people, and you can tell many of them are barely restraining their anger.
Check it out at ew.com.
(Frankly I don’t think the Ethan guy has anything to complain about, he’s been in almost every season since he’s died.)
10 second recap: Sawyer is a cop, he dates Charlotte, he’s still looking for Anthony Cooper, there’s a new girl name Zoe, Widmore is against “Locke”, Smokey had a bad mother, Sawyer isn’t on anyone’s side, Kate and Claire are BFFs. I think that covers just about everything.
Sawyer gets a new name to add to his collection. The flashsideways was pretty good, the reveal was suitably surprising so I was satisfied. I enjoyed seeing Charlotte again, but I was mostly reminded how much I miss her.
We got some Kate and Charlie teases in this episode. I think the writers might be overestimating how much we care about the other timeline. I am a little curious, but I don’t foresee great things happening with Kate, and I don’t think Charlie’s going to be doing much of anything.
We finally get to find out which side Widmore is on. That’s been annoying me for a long time now.
“Locke” was strangely forthcoming about his past. Apparently he had a crazy mother, and that’s why he is the way he is. Of course he still thinks that he’s right about everything, but at least he has someone else to blame when he does crazy things.
They’ve added a new character, Zoe. It’s pretty late in the show for new people, but I’ll gladly welcome any female characters that they add to the show. The male to female ratio on Lost has always been pretty off-balanced.
A pretty good episode. The Sawyer parts weren’t extremely special, but they were OK. I’m happy that he isn’t blindly following “Locke”. I’m quite interested in the Widmore situation and the “Locke” backstory, so this episode was pretty fun for me. All in all a pretty good episode. 7.5/10.0
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This might have been one of the only Jack flashbacks/forwards/sideways that I really enjoyed. And I have to hand it to the writers. I’m thoroughly impressed that they managed to make me care about Jack and his relationship with his newly introduced preteen son. If I had heard that Jack was going to have a son and he would have parenthood issues I would have rolled my eyes and wrote this episode off as a loss. But I was surprised at how much I cared.
On the Island Hurley was leading Jack to Jacob’s spy-tower. There we saw a very familiar list of names. Jacob told Hurley that someone, number 108 on the list, was coming to the Island and Hurley had to help him get there. No luck in this episode, but I’ll bet we’ll hear more about that later.
Meanwhile Claire finally did some talking. Yeah, she’s crazy. She’s also BFFs with “Locke” although she somehow doesn’t seem to know his name. Poor Jin is now stuck with Claire and Locke and he knows way too much. He’s in survival mode and he’s surrounded by murderers. Also his leg is mangled. This guy has been through the wringer over the last two seasons.
This was a good episode. It set up a BSG reminiscent relationship between Hurley and Jacob, it had a surprising and effective reveal of Jack’s new son, it ramped up the anticipation about Claire and what the deuce she’s going to do, and it started two fun guessing games: who’s David’s mother and who’s coming to the Island (skip down the bottom of the post for my guesses and a couple of polls). Overall a solid episode. 7.5/10.0
OK. So I’ve given it a lot of thought and I’ve gone back and forth with many of you in the comments all the while forming new theories. So here goes nothing.
New Theory About Dying
I’d like to put forth this theory: once characters die in one of the timelines they become aware of the other timeline. This would explain Charlie thinking that he had to die and also Juliet knowing that “it worked”. It doesn’t really explain what happened to Sayid. I tend to think that possibly he died in the non-Island timelines, but that seems kinda crazy (maybe Arzt killed him in some sort of racially motivated rage, you saw that look he gave him).
Sub theory. I know I already said that this would explain Charlie thinking he had to die, but I might change that. In 2004 he isn’t dead. So it’ll take a while before he dies and his consciouses merge. The first person to die will be The Marshall, and then Boone soon after. This could be fun if I’m right. (I doubt the redshirts dying will make a difference to my theory.)
Who’s Alive and Where
This is just a list of the people off the Island who are likely dead or alive. And just so you know, I’m staying spoiler free this year. So I know there are a lot of rumours going around about who’s coming back and who isn’t but let’s not post those items here.
Let’s all get our hopes up. Let’s raise our expectations so high that the show will never be able to meet them. Yeah!
What Do You Want?
What do you want from the Season 6 premiere? Do you want a grand reunion episode? Do you want Jughead to reset the past? Or do you want it to simply cause a big explosion? Do you want the past to be ignored? Or do you want the story to pick up where it left off, with our 70s heroes standing around The Swan and our 07 heroes standing around the foot?
What I Want
Here are the changes that I noticed:
- They demoted a few of the girls, Libby and Charlotte seem to have undergone the most shrinkage
- They got rid of the hieroglyphics
- They moved Frank over to the left between Charlotte and Shannon
- A lot of the characters got changed
- And they threw Vincent in at the end, how nice of them
You know who hasn’t been added? Walt. Apparently Vincent ranks higher than Walt.