It has been almost 24 hours to me since Lost ended. I still am in shock and disbelief that it’s actually over. I have shed my fair amount of tears too. I was convinced yesterday that if I didn’t watch it that meant it wasn’t over for me. Thus it wouldn’t be over and they would still make new episodes for me. Before I continue I have to remind you that there may or may not be spoilers. It’s probably likely there won’t be because I have no clue what the show is actually about. And as always if you haven’t seen it yet you can go here to the ABC site to watch it.
First, I’ve read a lot of theories today and really it took up most of my day to read everything I could find to see what everyone else thought. Out of all the things I read these two articles were my favorite. One was from the Onion, yes it’s a made up story people but still really funny. And the other one was Ten Facts You Never Knew About Lost.
So the ending. It made me cry. And it made me realize that I had been right for the last six seasons. They were all dead. And since I guessed that, which in itself is amazing because I am so lost it’s not funny, it kinda makes me wonder if we weren’t looking for the obvious. I mean mostly everyone had been reunited and it was a happy ending. They walked into the light. And who ended up together? Jack and Kate. I had always routed for Kate and Sawyer though. (I just got goosebumps thinking about the scene whereÂ Claire was in labor and Charlie remembered who she was. Crazy stuff.)
And Hurley became the next protector of the island. I mean isn’t that obvious too that he got such a big thing to do. The show always revolved around him. It wouldn’t have made me surprised at all if it was all Hurley’s story.
I’m glad that wacko world, as I call it, had a point. I was waiting to find out that it didn’t. But things in the Lost world always have a reason. Or at least we hope. I have been consulting with someone through the day on the new questions we have from the finale. I think that I’m going to have to watch the whole six seasons again to make sense of the last episode.
All in all the moral is simple right? Our lives are what we make of them and we can determine our own fate in some way.
I can’t believe there is only nine more episodes of Lost left. It makes me wonder if they will be able to answer all the questions I want answered. I have a lot of questions. Okay, I have them all in my head and someday I will have to write them all down. So before I start with last night’s episode, Dr. Linus, remember there may or may not be spoilersahead because frankly all I do is ramble and I really have no clue what is going on because I am lost. And like always, if you haven’t seen the episode yet you can at the ABC site here.
Last night I tried something new during watching Lost. I wrote notes, yes with a pen and paper. I am surprised I had such things in my house but I did. I divided the paper into two columns. Wacko World and the Island.Â Now this episode was one of the best I have ever seen and I know there is always too much to even try to recount but now that I have notes maybe I can try to explain what I got out of it.
First, I’ll touch upon Wacko World. I have been thinking a lot of this side. I mean everyone is connected here somehow, like Ben Linus’ daughter, Alex, wanting help to be tutored by him. You almost thought that he would say, “You are my daughter and I killed you.” But of course, none of that stuff happened. I also think that Wacko World is trying to tell us something. That we have the power to let go. Both Locke and Sayid have come to terms to who they are and now Linus to. Does that really give the idea that you can’t change your life ultimately and that you should just go with the flow? When the whole premise of the show seems to be about second chances does this go against that? I still think Wacko World is wacko and needs some spicing up. The good action that I liked happened on the island.
Second, the island. There was so much going on like Ben trying to save himself. I had heard rumors that he died during this episode so I kept waiting for it. But it never did end up happening. I guess the intensity wouldn’t have been there as bad if we knew he survived.
Some funny things said. The pilot, Frank,Â had been talking to Ben about how he was supposed to fly the Oceanic Flight 815 that day and how he slept in and missed the flight. He said, “Imagine how much my life would have changed.” But then Ben, after I had said it, said that he was still on the island now so it still worked out that the island claimed him.
There was one scene that made my heart almost stop. I admit that I haven’t had many of those moments but this one was one. When Richard wanted to die and Jack was going to kill him. They lit the dynamite and sat there waiting. Richard waiting to die, Jack waiting to prove that all this crazy stuff was for real. What a better way to test it than trying to kill yourself.Â And as the seconds ticked by you wonder what’s going to happen and they make you wait until the last moment when the fuse goes out. My heart was beating fast for about a half an hour afterwards.
And then the ending. You see a submarine going by looking at the group huddled on the island. You have to wonder who it is. Someone of course that is somehow still alive. And then it pans down. And there you see him, Charles Whidmore. I guess he hasn’t given up. You know the island is just right there…you wonder if he will finally get what he wants.
So Tuesday night’s episode of Lost had me perplexed so much so that I had to wait two nights before I could write about it. There was just so much information in ‘The Lighthouse’ that I made sure I read what a lot of blogs had to say about it.Â So before I get started remember that there may or may not be spoilers since I haven’t a clue of what I am really talking about. But don’t say that I didn’t warn you. If you need to catch up by seeing the episode you can go here.
So first of all I found out there are infact just two story lines going on. I know this was one of the biggest questions I had. I was wondering when they said that Aaron was 3 and when Jack saw the smashed coffin. So it was obvious that they were already there. So here are the dates… for weirdo world where the crash didn’t happen is 2004. And the other one where the survivors are on is 2007.
Okay, so this episode was all about Jack. The kinda cocky not drunk Jack in the weirdo world, how everyone seems still connect and on the island. I also have to point out that Hurley was having visions of Jacob and that is how we found out an answer of how Jacob was able to control people’s destinies by looking in the magic mirror. And the numbers were again in the lighthouse. I know now that we know the answer to that they will make sure we see them often.
The whole Claire thing was what freaked me out. She was so mean and bitter and looking for Aaron. And did you catch when she said (and I think these are the exact words) that she would kill Kate if she was the one taking care of him. Well we all know that when they were off the island before Aaron was in fact with Kate. But that also makes you wonder where he is. And when Lockey-Lock comes to see Claire it felt like she was close to him. Of course she called him a friend.
So really none of my rambling made sense but I do have some links to share to help you remember Jack and his character.
Matthew Fox covers the premiere issue of Emmy magazine hitting newsstands now. Here are the highlights from the issue:
On whether heâ€™d considered acting during his upbringing: â€œMy father didnâ€™t allow a TV in the house until I was in high school. It wasnâ€™t so much that he was anti-TV as he was pro-reading and stimulating our imaginations.â€
On secrets to marriage longevity: â€œI really donâ€™t have any. It just feels right. If I were to say I feel proud, it would imply that [wife Margherita Ronchi and I have] worked so hard to keep this together. But it feels much easier that itâ€™s supposed to be. Maybe itâ€™s that we fight well, and neither of us are people who hold things in.â€
On moving on after Lost: â€œI have a lot of mixed emotions. Itâ€™s been an incredible experience for me, and the creative part of it has been beautiful. Iâ€™m really enjoying working with this character. Itâ€™s going to be sad when it ends. But at the same time Iâ€™m looking forward to moving on.â€
One more sleep until the season premiere of Lost! I know that I don’t know if I’ll be able to sleep knowing that it the last season starts tomorrow. I know that I have so many more questions that I want answered but I know I will have to wait. And by the sounds of it, they might not be answered.
The above clip may contain spoilers. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
Watching the above SPOILER clip I am even more confused. The black monster makes it’s appearance again and in the temple they get a chance to do a redo when the man says, “This is your chance to redeem yourself.” But we all know what Locke says, “Why are you on this island?” Why did those people get chosen to be there. I really hope that that is at least answered by the end of it.
P.S. Do you think that Sawyer is the one that gets killed? I refuse to believe it and I don’t know either way so it’s not a spoiler. Just a simple question.