I read a theory by Doc Jensen about how in the end of Lost our two realities will keep going but in sideways LA, everyone (hopefully) will remember The Island and their experiences will merge in their head making a full complete redeemed character. (I can’t remember what was going to happen to the poor Island Losties.) I kind of like this theory. You know I was dead-set against them NOT knowing about The Island. But if they get to have redeemed better lives, being reunited with their loved ones AND remember The Island, then I kinda like that.
And as I watched last night’s episode featuring our beloved Hurley, I thought this might really be the case. It seemed to good to be true–Hurley is loved, he’s rich, he’s found his true love, he remembers The Island and he’s happy! THEN DESMOND HAPPENED. And that theory totally got thrown out the window. What in the world is going on with Desmond? Desmond is giving me creepy Sayid vibes–on AND off The Island.
I do not watch commercials during Lost. We watch another show until about 9:20 so we can fast forward through the commercials courtesy of our Tivo. Last night we were watching American Idol and after the 4th or 5th off key song, I said, “It’s time. Let’s watch LOST.” We turned it on and I’m loving it from the first second. I am getting nervous at the absolute ISLAND-NESS of the whole episode. Every single thing that happened in the flashsideways was a complete and utter shout out to its Island mama! Then, in the exact moment when I knew I was correct—that LA was not their REAL life, my DirecTV RESTARTS.
That’s right. It just dies and then gives me a grey screen that said, “Powering up…please wait…” WAIT? WAIT WHEN DANIEL WIDMORE IS SHOWING DESMOND HIS JOURNAL FULL OF PHYSICS THEORIES? WAIT WHILE MS. HAWKINS IS SHOUTING AT DESMOND ABOUT VIOLATIONS AND NOT BEING READY? I think I may have been shaking. We finally get our Tivo screen back up and I click play. The only thing I see is Desmond happily leaning back in his limo. WHAT IN THE WORLD? How could I miss the most important scene of the entire season?!
I finally had to go to bed and dream about what could have been. This morning I got up early and clicked over to abc.com and waited for “Happily Ever After” to load. And oh-my-stinking-lostie-goodness. I just don’t think I could be happier unless Juliet and Sawyer had been meeting for coffee while planning their wedding!
So, let’s start talking about this. It’s all fresh in my head so I may need a second to formulate a couple of theories…
Well, well. We just might be in the final season of Lost. “Sundown” was episode 6 so we’re not quite halfway through the season. But, it felt like a million and a half things happened last night. The story line actually went somewhere on The Island. Of course, we didn’t really get any answers about WHY or WHEREFORE. But nonetheless, I’m feeling like we’re getting to the end.
Of course, my revelation from last week—that our flash-sideways are going to redeem our Losties was completely false. If this week was redemption for Sayid or Jin, well, I feel sorry for them.
There’s so much story line to talk about, I’ll try to keep it brief (*snort*). Here goes…
So, I’m having a LOST revelation. More like a coming-to-terms. I had hoped our flash-sideways were untrue. I was hoping for love and contentment and redemption ON The Island. I see that is not going to happen. I think The Island is broken. It’s puppet masters may be everlasting but they certainly are not omnipotent. The interesting connections between characters we had in previous seasons’ flashbacks always made us feel that “destiny” was at work. That they were all “meant” to be on The Island. But what if we’ve got it backwards? What if this “GOOD” LA flash-sideways is the REAL way it was supposed to be? And what if Jacob and his Nemesis messed it up? So, everything we’ve loved about The Island connections and character development were really just the working out of “destiny” trying to fix what Jacob, et al did with their pettiness? Maybe the good I saw on The Island (which therefore made me NOT want them to get off The Island) was really just a glimpse of the GOOD that was SUPPOSED to be? Did that make sense? Probably not. The point is, I’m trying to like the flash-sideways. I’m trying to see that GOOD has happened to our beloved characters OUTSIDE of The Island and the horribleness of their pre-Island lives was really BECAUSE OF The Island. Is that crazy talk? I know, I know, let’s just get to the recap, right?
A Kate-centric episode, huh? I’m pretty sure that I have well-established my disdain for all things Kate. However, it’s essentially the second episode of our final season. I could hardly turn on my TIVO without a few heart palpitations. Of course, when my TIVO suddenly decided to NOT record Lost there were more than heart palpitations! I ended up waking up at 6am to see if abc.com or iTunes had the episode up yet. They did and as my kids watched Sesame Street, I got my Lost fix. So, let’s see if we can chat coherently about this week’s episode—even if I did only see it a few hours ago.
Let’s get the worst over with. We’ll begin with…
**spoilers begin immediately**
Losties. Oh, my losties. We have been apart for eight months! Eight long months! I’ve missed you! And I’ve missed the brain melt I get every week when watching Lost.
And now, just when I thought I understood time travel and resurrections and smoke monsters, I am confronted with a new LOST mystery: TWO REALITIES. Oh, when will it end? (I know, this season. Don’t remind me.)
Let’s get to it. We’ll begin *sob* with the last few seconds of Season 5’s finale where Juliet is smashing the bomb with a rock. Then the famed white screen o’lost appears and we are apparently in…
PRESENT DAY LOS ANGELES
JACK is staring out the window at a white cloud and is transfixed. He comes out of his daydreaming and looks around. He’s on a plane. A familiar looking stewardess walks down the aisle and offers him a drink on the house. Jack looks across the aisle to see ROSE. They feel a little turbulence and begin to talk about planes and how they like to stay in the air. The turbulence increases and then…nothing. The pilot corrects his course and they are fine.
And at this point my heart is sinking. It worked. They did it. The Island never happened. And now we get to see what WOULD have happened (what DID happen?) to our beloved Losties.