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The show’s almost over, the clock is ticking. We all have to ask ourselves, who’s going to die? And, more importantly, are we ready for our favorite character’s death?
As you probably know, I was extremely shocked when Ilana blew up. For some reason I thought she was safe. But no one is safe. The show is nearly finished and many people must die before it ends. So I want to look at each of the characters and try to prepare you, and myself, for their possible deaths.
See, this is why we should always trust the writers. Can you imagine the headache we would have had if this episode was episode 303. Without a Kate episode to bring things back down to Earth the show would have accelerated needlessly fast. We need this alternating pace so our heads don’t explode.
But enough about last week, let’s get on with this review.
Off the Island Locke’s life begins to self-destruct. But this time he’s not alone. Helen, Hurley and Rose are there to catch him and set him back on his feet (not literally). Locke postpones his fated meeting with Jack, but we all know it’s coming, “it’s destiny”. And right at the end we get a fun little reunion with surprising connotations: Ben is off the Island, and more importantly he’s a history teacher DUN DUN DUUUUN!!
Things aren’t as rosy on the Island. It turns out “Locke” didn’t really need Richard, he just wanted to punch him and then try to convince him that he’s really a nice guy. It didn’t work.
So “Locke” moves on to Sawyer, and has more success with him. Or does he? I’m convinced that our favorite con-man isn’t stupid enough to be conned by “Locke” and that he’s wise to his manipulations.
“Locke” does us a favor and tells us, in his very biased way, about Jacob’s scholarship program called Name on the Wall. It turns out Jacob was looking for Candidates, and we have his Master List to prove it. “Locke” thinks it was more of a hit-list and that these people were possible replacements for Jacob. I’m not buying it. I’m sure Jacob was watching these people closely, but I don’t think he was killing them, and I doubt he was hoping to die and get replaced soon.
I see this episode as a journey of discovery. Sure it sounds ridiculous, but that really does sum it up. It wasn’t a big flashy action episode, well besides that stressful ladder scene, it wasn’t an insane finale or a turning point. But we learned a lot and many lines were drawn in the sand. It’s one of those episodes like The Man Behind the Curtain and The Shape of Things to Come that is just a dream come true for theorists and mythologically obsessed fans. 8.5/10.0.
On a side note, I’ve noticed a pattern in the episodes so far. First we get a two part episode about all of our characters with most people getting flashbacks, then we get a Kate episode, then a Locke episode. Sound familiar? It harkens back to Season 1. We’ll see if I’m right next week, according to the pattern it should be a Jack episode next. (Don’t correct me if I’m wrong.)
In case you haven’t seen this yet, this is a video of both of the Oceanic 815 scenes. One where they crash the other where they keep flying. It’s fun to see the contrast and the parallels in the script.
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.
First of all I should say SPOILER ALERT. I personally don’t think that anything that happens at Comic-Con is a spoiler but some people do. So you’ve been warned.
Secondly, you should probably check out these videos from Comic-Con:
Now on to the analysis:
Jack finds these two skeletons in the caves. He says the clothes indicated they have been dead for 40 or 50 years. He also discovers a bag with a Black and White rocks inside. Locke later gives them the nicknames Adam & Eve.
Tags: Ben, Bernard, Bram, Christian, Claire, Dharma, Esau, Frank, Hurley, Ilana, Jack, Jacob, Jin, Juliet, Kate, Libby, Locke, LOST, Miles, Ms. Hawking, Nadia, Phil, Pierre, Radzinsky, Richard, Rose, Sawyer, Sayid, Sun, The Black Rock, The Others, The Statue, The Swan, The Third Party, Vincent
So that was fun(ish).
I’ll try to start on a positive note. Jacob was awesome! Who knew he would be so likable. I kinda expected him to be quite distant and cold. But he was great. And that storyline that they started with Jacob and his nemesis was pretty epic. It’ll make for some great conflict next year (provided history isn’t erased, hahaha). New “Locke” is going to make for a very interesting villain.
That was a pretty epic reveal. It was all for shock value, it didn’t serve any real purpose except to confirm our suspicions about this new “Locke”. But really, it surprised me, and really raised the bar.
Uh oh I’m running out of nice things to say. Damnit, why did Juliet have to die? I’m back to having no one left to like anymore. This is going to be season 1 all over again. The only people I like are guest stars.
The flashbacks in this episode were slightly interesting, but they didn’t really hold my attention. The two good ones were Hurley’s and Ilana’s. The other ones were just filler. (Especially Juliet’s, what the hell was that?)
The one thing about this episode that I liked was the discovery of this new part of the story with Jacob, his nemesis and that new world. That will give me a lot of fodder for theorizing over the break. I could live without the rest of the episode. So where does that leave us? How much should I give the finale that I was almost completely unimpressed with? It can’t be less that 5, that’s not giving Jacob enough credit. but it’s definitely not more that 8.0. I’d say 7.0/10.0 A disappointing end to an epic season. (Jump to the bottom for more discussion on the score, I know many of you will be surprised/pissed about the score.)
How is Season 5 going to end? As we draw closer to the finale that is the question on everyone’s mind.
I’ve had many mini theories about the ending during the season , I’ve discarded most of them. I must admit that I knew pretty far in advance what the episode was called, “The Incident”, so that was a big hint. I remember thinking very early on in the season that the it would end with the Oceanic 6 coming back, the skipping stopping and a big reunion. This season moved way faster than I expected, I was completely shocked when the Oceanic “6” came to the Island in episode six. After Jughead aired I expected the season to end with a large hydrogen bomb going off. I discarded that theory an episode after Jughead (and apparently that was too soon). After that I just got caught up in the story.
So here we are. The finale starts tomorrow, what do we think will happen? Will Jack change the past by blowing up Jughead? Will Locke kill Jacob? Will the Third Party succeed in it’s…plan? Will Sawyer and Juliet get off the Island and live happily ever after? Will anyone die? What will the cliffhanger be? What will season 6 look like?