After some hardcore commenting after the finale, and a lot of thought I’ve finally come to the conclusion that Juliet isn’t dead. Don’t get too excited, I have no proof, I have some ideas but no real proof. First I want to talk about Juliet.
I love Juliet (I tend to love all the later additions to the cast). Juliet has been entertaining since the beginning. Her story was just so unique. I was emotionally attached to this character in a way different from most of the other cast members (Desmond is the exception). None of the other characters have had a story-arc like hers either. She was on a mission to get off the Island and see her sister again, to get away from the depressing and futile science the Others had her do. All the other characters are motived by love, or hate , or… absolutely nothing. It was great to have an exception to the rule. And the character has been in the background of the show for a very long time. She drove the story along in her first seven episodes, but after that she’s mostly just in the shadow of Ben or Jack or even Sawyer. But somehow she always kept my attention.
As for her relationships, well that part of the show is off in my periferal that it hardly matters to me. I really don’t like blogging about it, it’s not worth the arguements. If you must know I was a Skater (Sawyer + Kate) for most of the show, but that’s less from a desire to see Kate and Sawyer happy and more to do with my desire to see Jack suffer. As for Jacket (Juliet + Jack) that was hardly a relationshop, it was just what happens when two desperate people, with a lot in common, work together for a period of time. It didn’t mean anything, it was a flash in the pan. But when Saywer and Juliet hooked up this season I found myself strangely intrigued. It’s very much a Han and Leia type relationship, it lacks romance, but makes up for it with chemistry and gun fights. These are two of the most functional and reasonable characters on the Island, paring them together was genius, and surprisingly effective.
Anywho, back to her death. Juliet’s death scene(s) were emotionally exhausting (it was so much worse for me becuase I was trying to get good screen0shots from the scenes, so I had to watch them over and over in slow motion). That scene was heartbreaking. The fact that when Sawyer was holding on to her hand she still wanted to live really hurt me. If she had just accepted her death it would have been so much easier. But I really shouldn’t dwell on that scene, it’ll make me depressed.
Her actual final scene is the important one. This is the entire point of this post. That scene with Juliet down in the Swan is reminiscent of the scene at the end of Season 2 with Desmond under The Swan. He too had decided to blow up that station, and he too was successful. The main and obvious difference is that she had a Hydrogen Bomb and he had the still mysterious Failsafe.
I think the what we should be concrentrating on is the effect. The effect of the Failsafe was surprising, it set Desmond back in time, and then somehow transported him back to the Island, naked. It then gave him the ability to see the future, slightly, but that doesn’t really matter.
I think we can all expect Jughead’s explosive blast under the Swan to do something similar. It will undoubtedly effect time. I believe it will transport all the nearby people back to their proper present, 2007. But what about Juliet? Is she the exception? Will everyone else be safely transport to the past and she won’t, or she will and then die a painful suffocating death? I expect her to survive and be reborn in a similar way as Desmond was. Perhaps she too will go back in time and get a chance to change the past. Perhaps she’ll be able to choose whether or not she wants to go to the Island with Richard, or maybe it’ll be a different decision.
This is what I’m choosing to believe, it may be delusional, but it’ll help me over the hiatus.
What do you think?
The rest of this post might be considered a Spoiler, depending on whether or not you read casting news or the such.
As far as Elizabeth Mitchel is concerned, she’s completely set. Whether she’s dead or not she’s got a new job. She’s now the star of a new ABC sci-fi show, V, check out the trailer on my other blog. It’s a remake and looks pretty good. I will definitely watch it when it airs (I’ll also secretly be hoping that it sucks and is promptly cancelled though). But even if the show is a new smash hit I still hold out hope for the character. Since it’s the final season, I expect Darlton will be pulling no punches when it comes to plot twists. And getting Elizabeth Mitchell to come back and film a few episodes would be stellar. It would make for a glorious ending to Sawyer’s mostly sad story and another epic love story for this show.
Couldn’t you just see that happening?