On the Island
This storyline came completely out of left field. It seemed to me that Richard’s story was heading towards death. I didn’t think it would be tragic, I figured he’d die happily. It turns out he learned to live happily. That’s a very interesting direction.
-I was quite wrong about Richard. Not only did he survive his little toss through the jungle, but he survived the end of the show. Maybe he never died, we didn’t see him in the Afterlife. (I do think that he died.)
-I don’t think I was alone in rolling my eyes at Richard’s insistence on staying with the plan to blow up the plane.
-I figure Richard started aging once Jacob’s ashes were used up, or burnt up. Or maybe it was after the Light went out of the Island. Or maybe a combination of the two. I don’t think it started when Jacob died. I think a lot of stuff happened on the Island when Jacob’s ashes were use up. A lot of Jacob’s rules were undone.
-I really wonder what Richard’s plan is when he gets off the Island. I guess he could lead Ben’s off-Island Others. There did seem to be an amazing amount of people who worked for Ben.
Or maybe he could be a history professor or something.