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’s what I want. Mostly I want people to not lose their memories. I’m fine with a soft reset of the Lost timeline, but I will be quite sad if Sawyer forgets about Juliet, if Jack goes back to “fixing things”, if Kate goes back to running. That’s not a good outcome for me.
I’d be kinda happy to see everyone alive again, but up until recently very few of the deaths really bothered me. Out of all the main deaths: Boone, Shannon, Ana Lucia, Libby, Eko, Charlie, Michael, Locke, Charlotte, Daniel, and Juliet; I would say the ones I would undo would be Libby, Charlotte, Daniel and Juliet. I’m a little on the fence about Charlotte and Locke.
But I am a firm believer in Ms. Hawking’s theory about changing the past. I think Daniel took it to an extreme when he said, “you can’t change the past” and “whatever happened, happened”. But beyond that I think she was right. You can change the past, but there will be course corrections. If you know the end then anything you change will just throw off destiny for a short time. It’s like what happened with Charlie. Desmond changed the past multiple times, but he couldn’t actually stop him from dying. That’s what I foresee in this coming season. Even if Jughead did work it’s nothing but a big ripple in the pond. It might change things slightly, but in the end these characters will die, they were meant to die.
So what I’m hoping for is a course-correcting premiere. Pretty much a blood-bath where we see a reunion but not a happy one. A reunion where all those people we saw die once, get to die again. That would be a fun way to start a season. (Except that I don’t want to see Juliet die again, once was too much.)
I also want to discover that what’s happening in 2007 on the Island; Sun and Frank exploring, Ben stabbing, “Locke” smiling, Ilana frowning; still happens. I don’t want that stuff undone. That would be annoying and a half. Also it seems unlikely since I doubt Sun and Jin will be reunited this soon into the final season, I foresee that happening near the end.
And I want Walt back!!!
You should know, from my track record, that I’m very bad at predicting premieres. That’s why I’ve been all but silent for the last eight months. I wasted a lot of time denying the possibility of Time Travel last hiatus only to be blown away in Season 5. I would have loved spending eight more months denying the possibility of reset timeline, but I think it might have just turned me into an angry, angry boy.