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?
Here’s what I think (BTW, I’ve added some older polls, please vote, it only takes a millisecond):
Will Jack change the past by blowing up Jughead?
I doubt it. I don’t think anyone can change the past (maybe Desmond). I think Jack is simply fulfilling history. He will be partially successful in his bid to cause damage, but I think what he will accomplish will be what we know as “The Incident”. But his situation is still very interesting. At the moment he is alone with a hydrogen bomb, two characters who survive and one who could die (hopefully). Whatever he does will make Richard think that he’s dead. That could just mean that he disappears, or perhaps Jack does actually die (in that non-dying, Island way). I’m betting that Jack, Kate, Hurley and whoever else is there will simply disappear in some epic, possibly explosive scene, this will lead poor Richard thinking that they all died.
I think it’s still very possible for Jughead to be incorporated into The Swan. Here’s what I think will happen. Jack, Richard and Company will get Jughead down there, Jack will come close to detonating it, but something will go wrong, “The Incident”. The Incident will be some catastrophic activation of the energy under the Swan. In a desperate attempt to save The Swan Radzinsky will rig the bomb into a failsafe. He’ll also have to wire the bomb and or the anomaly into a computer with a button which needs to be pushed every 108 minutes. He’ll be outside when Jack, Kate, and co. die or disappear in an epic way and he will believe the Island is unsafe. He’ll probably turn against all the other Dharma people and lock himself in the Hatch. Voila, that’s about it. It’s an extremely vague plan, but it seems likely.
Will Locke kill Jacob?
I don’t think Locke has all the details about Jacob. He’s only seen him once and Jacob asked Locke to help him. There’s no obvious reason why Locke would want to kill him. Unless Locke intends to replace him. Perhaps Locke is following Christian’s path. Maybe as the new undead Island resident Locke feels an inborn need to take over Jacob’s position.
No matter what, I don’t think Locke will kill Jacob.
By the way, I’m currently creating a minor theory page about Christian taking over from Jacob. I’ve believed this for quite some time, but I think I should post it before it’s confirmed or debunked in the finale.
Will the Third Party succeed in it’s…plan?
My theory about the Third Party is that they are looking for Jughead to blow it up. If my other theory is right and Jughead was the failsafe under The Swan then this theory obviously wouldn’t work. This isn’t the first time I’ve created two conflicting theories. But if Jughead is on the Island I’m pretty sure the Third Party will find it. These people still have another season to cause trouble, I doubt they’re going to get killed before they cause some havoc.
I believe that if Ms. Hawking is their leader then she will likely be revealed in this finale.
Will Sawyer and Juliet get off the Island and live happily ever after?
Nope, it’s way too soon for happily ever afters. And I doubt anyone is leaving the Island before the last few episodes in the final season. I predict nothing happy for this couple. I would love it if these two could remain a couple for along time, they’re great together. But the writers won’t leave the Jack-Kate-Sawyer love triangle alone. It’s not over yet (as much as we’d like it to be).
Will anyone die?
Let’s just list the characters and list the odds (odds in words, this is no place for numbers).
Nope, not yet. I still think he’s going to die in the finale though (check out my theory here). He might seem to die in this episode. It would be pretty annoying if Jack died in this episode and came back to life next season, a little repetative.
Locke’s not ever going to die unless he becomes a villain, in which case he’ll die in the final season. I guess there’s a chance that this is his final stand. Going against Jacob is probably the most dangerous thing he’s ever done.
The odds are very low, but not impossible. She’s relationshipless right now which is dangerous. Kate dying would be purely for the fans, it would also be a big get for Juliet. If Kate’s gone, then Juliet is safe.
Sawyer’s safe. The writers would be crazy to kill Sawyer (I say with a cringe). I hate feeling so safe about a character, damn these spontaneous writers. Does anyone expect or want Sawyer to die? And honestly, what would the actor do? I don’t think he’s very versitile (sorry) and the guy who played Gambit in Wolverine was too good, so that jobs taken.
Unfortunately high. Juliet’s in a very dangerous position. She’s had three rough seasons in a row, and she doesn’t have a happy ending coming. And she’s in the way of the love triangle.
Nah, Ben’ll survive until the end. He’s too useful, and he has his new mission from Alex, to help Locke. He’ll probably die next season, but he’s going to stick around for a while longer.
Safe and a half. I can’t remember which commenter it was, but someone was saying that Hurley might be the main character in the show. That would be very interesting. Regardless, Hurley’s not going to die. They might fake his death, like Jin, but I wouldn’t be too concerned.
Sun & Jin
Sun will be in mortal danger, but she’s not going to die. The writers are trying to create a Desmond and Penny situation, trying to make them endearing (it’s not working on me).
Safe. The Island isn’t done with Desmond, don’t worry. He still has to get back to the Island, or something like that. I don’t know why I trust Ms. Hawking so much with that prediction.
I think the threat of Penny’s death is over. That was very stressful but I’m pretty sure it’s over. It was almost a full season worth of stress over whether they were going to kill her. In this season Penny and Charlotte were the most vulnerable, they were both guest stars.
Danger! Danger! I’m betting that Miles will die. He’s the last of the Freighter Folk still around, and according to this weak theory, it might happen. I will have an unimpressed expression on my face if Miles dies in this season. Killing three new characters in one season is a little too rough (and I’m not even counting Caesar.)
This is the third season in a row that I am predicting Sayid’s death. WHY WON’T HE DIE!?! I am so sick of him. Last year I was way off track, I wanted him to be in the coffin. This year I don’t have any significant hopes for him, I just want him off the show.
I already said this but I don’t think Ilana or Bram will die anytime soon. I think they are meant to cause trouble next season. Plus I really hope that she sticks around.
I’m very worried about Richard since the last episode. Having him disagree with Locke is dangerous. And Ben even told Locke about that. I’m concerned. I also really like Richard, that’s not helping my hope.
Rose & Bernard
I’m sure they’ll die soon, the season finale would be the likely time. Perhaps someone will just find their bodies though.
I can’t think of anyone else for this list. If you can think of anyone, let’s discuss it below.
I really hope no more women die. Girls are dropping off the show like flies. Think about the gender balance in this show. Out of the characters I mentioned above 10 are men, 6 are women three of those women are recurring guests. We’re running out of women!
I tend to be wrong about whether people will die or not. I didn’t see Daniel’s death coming at all. So thanks for reading all of that, but it’s probably worthless.
What will the cliffhanger be?
This is probably the last major cliffhanger in this show. The last season finale (not counting the series finale). It’s probably going to be pretty crazy.
I think the cliffhanger will involve a lot of possible deaths. I wouldn’t be surprised if it looked like Jack, Kate and everyone in the 70s appeared to die (I don’t think many of them will die, but it’ll look like it). It also won’t surprise me if a lot of the Others die. Redshirts in the finales tend to be expendable, and Locke has a flock of nameless people following him.
I keep wondering if it’s possible for them to have some sort of tricky flashback/flashforward cliffhanger. I can’t think of how they’d do that, except if they start filming some concluding scenes for the show. It’s hard to explain this idea. I’m thinking that they might film scenes that finish the story, flashforwards of the end.
What will Season 6 look like?
Season 6 has to be way different than anything else. I suspect that they’ll be done with any major time travelling. There’s a lot of talk about a nostalgic season, reminiscent of Season 1. For a while there I was expecting the writers to leave a lot of blanks in the story so that they could have a season full of traditional flashbacks. It seemed like they were going to leave all the Oceanic 6 with stories about how they got on the plane, and everyone on the Island would be able to flashback to their missing three years. That’s still possible to a lesser degree, but now it seems like they have something else planned.
I kinda want to see a nostalgic season with some of the dead characters coming back, that would be fun.
I actually had an idea about what the final season could be. This theory is based on Jack successfully changing the past. What if Jack manages to erase history but the plane still crashed, and everyone kept their memories of the last three years or so. Wouldn’t that be awesome if we could speed through all the Oceanic survivor’s history over again, except now people will know what’s happening on the Island. Maybe we could see some course correction, showing characters like Shannon and Boone die again. That would certainly be fun, at least for a while. I don’t really think that will happen, I just like to imagine.
I doubt that we are getting any new major characters in season 6. I really hope that Ilana is added full-time to the cast. But I can’t imagine any brand new characters coming out of the woodwork.
The thing that I want more than anything else is to see Walt come back in Season 6. I don’t know why I care about this so much, but it would be great for him to come back and be a power player.
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