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.
First I have to say this: these deaths may be sad but I don’t think we have any reason to be mad when these characters die. The show is almost over, if people die now we’ll barely have a chance to miss them before the show ends.
Secondly, I don’t read any spoilers and I haven’t come across any accidentally. So I’m not saying any of these characters are going to die, I’m just speculating wildly about if they’re going to die.
One more thing, I’m just writing about the Island timeline here. I don’t really care if people die in the other timeline.
I am pretty sure that Richard is going to die. He really wants to, I think it would be torture for him to have to stay alive for another hundred or so years during the new Candidate’s reign. We’ve seen his flashback (I shouldn’t take this into consideration so late into the game but I will), we know that he doesn’t have any special info about Jacob or the Candidate Program. What’s keeping him alive? His loyalty to the Island? Not likely.
Richard is one of my favorite living characters, probably number two behind Desmond. It will be sad to see him go but not unexpected.
This is a hard one. We all love Hurley. The writers are completely aware of that. If there’s any death that would make me cry in the finale it would be Hurley’s. The only thing Hurley has going for him is this new leadership ability and the fact that he’s a Candidate (the dead people visits help too). If not for his Candidacy this guy would just be comic relief and our proxy.
So it really comes down to the writers. What do they want more, a very tearful finale or a moderately happy ending for Hurley? Judging from Everybody Loves Hugo, Hurley’s going to be getting a happy ending in the other timeline. I don’t foresee two happy endings for the same character, that’s just greedy.
Ben’s dead. I wish I had some hope for this guy, but I can’t see how he could survive the finale. Unless some seriously surprising things happen, ie. there are no Candidates left and Ben is the last living person on the Island, then I don’t think he stands a chance. There’s no way that he can get off the Island and sail off into a peaceful new life.
I just hope that Ben gets to pull one last con before he dies. He’s hasn’t successfully conned anyone in a long time.
[Sigh] I wish I had hope for Sawyer. If he manages to hook up with Kate then he’s slightly safer, but I don’t anticipate that. Losing your significant other on Lost seems dangerous. If you don’t have a reason to live then you usually die.
I really can’t see Sawyer ever getting off the Island. That would be very odd.
Even in the worst of tragedies the completely evil guy still dies. I don’t think there’s a high chance of “Locke” living through the finale. Since real Locke is already dead then I don’t really care if this copy dies. Buuut, I wouldn’t mind getting his name before he dies.
Poor Miles. Out of the Freighter Folk he was originally one of my least favorites. He’s almost the last one standing, and he’s now one of my favorite characters. It sucks to join the show late, just ask the Tailies and now The Others. This guy is like that last bowling pin standing off in the side.
The thing is, Miles has a gift, you would think that would make him safe. But evidently the writers were just passing out skills back at the beginning of Season 4 without any plan for how they might incorporate them into the story. Miles has a lot of potential, but he’s pretty useless. I think we all wish that he was flexing his psychic muscles in every episode, but he isn’t. I don’t think that’s going to change any time soon.
Also he’s got no attachments to the Island. Poor Miles is the epitome of expendable.
On the other hand, I recently noticed that Miles might be the only person who hasn’t talked to “Locke” yet. That might yet be significant.
Claire’s survival depends on a lot of things. If she’s actually crazy then she’s dead. If she’s still on “Locke”‘s side then she’s dead. If this whole “get off the Island” plan is bologna then she’s dead. I would be surprised if she managed to survive.
He has to die this time. There’s no reason why he should get off the Island. It would be pretty stupid if he stayed on the Island. What’s he going to do? He should really just start crying and then promptly shoot himself.
Here’s a big one. I know you might hate Kate, but that’s irrelevant to this discussion. The big question is: is she going to die or not? I don’t know. I can be ready for all of these deaths, but not Kate’s I would be totally and utterly shocked if she died, I can’t even picture her getting hurt. And, at the same time, I don’t know how she could survive.
I’ve always said that I want Kate and Sawyer to just step back, examine their lives and realize that living on the Island is as good as a life as they’re going to get. But so much has changed. Kate can’t forget about Aaron, and Sawyer can’t forget about Juliet. I don’t know if they could be happy anywhere.
I’m just sitting here shaking my head, I don’t know how it’ll work out. But I have faith that the writers must have had an end-game in mind for Kate.
Then there’s Jack. If there’s one goal in Jacks life it’s to “save people”. At the end of the show there will need to be some great sacrifice. There’s no way that our survivors will be able to defeat “Locke” or escape the Island without some sort of payment. I think, and I’ve always thought that the show must end with Jack’s death. Jack is the hero of the show, don’t ever doubt that, and when the payment has to be made he will willingly do it for everyone else. We’ve watched Jack go from a leader with no confidence desperately fighting against fate to this new Jack who is happy to just accept whatever comes his way, ready to act when it feels right. Many people think this means that Jack is the prime Candidate. But I can’t imagine Jack living alone on the Island after all this ends.
Jin & Sun
First of all, I can’t imagine Jin dying without Sun dying too. The two characters are too connected for them to be separated at the end. On the other hand, that would be appropriately shocking (similar to a certain death in the last Harry Potter book). Also there’s Ji Yeon back home. That’s a nice insurance policy.
I see no reason why these two characters would die. But that doesn’t mean they won’t. I can’t say I would be very disappointed with their deaths… Mwa ha ha ha ha!
Frank is my blind spot. Every time I see him I think to myself, oh yeah, he’s still around. I don’t know why the writers kept him on the show unless they need him to fly the Ajira plane out of here, that’s a pretty weak reason. I wouldn’t even be slightly effected by his death.
Charles Widmore has to die. I think I would be pretty mad if he didn’t die. This guy is the enemy of almost everyone on the show. The only person who might like him is Zoe, and she doesn’t count. Unless he’s the fabled Candidate 108, he’s got to die.
Rose & Bernard
I already think these two are dead. If they came back and died I would probably just roll my eyes. If they’re still alive and they show up again that won’t be the worst thing in the world. I wouldn’t really care.
Here’s the part I’ve been dreading. Since the season 4 finale I’ve tried to prepare myself for Desmond and Penny’s unhappy ending. They got a premature happily ever after and I just knew it wouldn’t last. Out of all the romances, and possibly out of all the storylines, I think Desmond and Penny’s tale of separation, time-travel and reunion was my favorite. But I wasn’t thrilled when it happened at the end of season 4. That’s not actually true, I was thrilled to the max, but I was also very worried. Since these two are my favorite couple, and since I loved their ending, I felt that they should be retired as cast members. But that didn’t happen. So here we are. Desmond is literally in the middle of a war, one side wants him dead, another wants to magnetize him like crazy, and the third doesn’t seem to know that he’s there and if they did they would probably still leave him behind.
I can tell myself that nobody’s safe, but I know that in the back of my mind I feel that Desmond is still safe. It’s a stupid thought, but I can’t make it go away. Someone please help me come to terms with this death.
What Do You Think?
I hope I’ve at least made you think about deaths that you probably didn’t want to think about. So what now? Who do you think is going to die?
Also, if I’ve missed any characters please tell me in the comments.
Here’s a cheat sheet on who I think will die:
- Mr. Widmore
This list kinda negates everything that I said before about being ready for any and all deaths, but what can I do? I’m mostly just hoping that I can look back and see who I predicted and who actually died.