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Beware, losties. Spoilers begin immediately…

I think I’ve been saying it all along—this season has been about bringing everything and everyone full circle. It started off with the little asides and hat tips to The Island in Sideways Land. And then as it began to close more and more, the connections got almost freaky. The last 10 minutes of the finale I must have said, “They’re killin’ me. What is going on?” about 23 times. I could not wrap my brain around it. It was definitely not what I was expecting. But it was oddly satisfying. Bittersweet and still a little painful when I think about the implications of what it means for our Lostie’s FIRST and REAL Island reality. But still…satisfying.

I’m not sure how to do a full and detailed recap of this episode. But I do think it would be fitting to begin with The End…

Can I be honest with you? I’m ready for the finale of Lost. So ready. I loved last night’s episode but I felt like it was just the PS to last week’s episode and the epilogue to our finale. Yeah, we got some “answers” and yes I put answers in quotes on purpose. I really think the writers don’t want us to tie up every single loose end. I mean, come on, when we spend a total of 5 seconds talking to already-dead-almost-gone Jacob we are not getting a lot of questions answered!

So, let’s start by talking about crazy Sideways Land otherwise known as LA…

Does anyone remember the final episode of last season’s finale? Yeah, it was the Jacob flashback. The first time we got to see Jacob and the first time we even knew of the Man in Black’s existence. When the two brothers (as we are now certain of) sat on the beach they had this conversation:

Man in Black: They come, they fight, they destroy, they corrupt. It always ends the same.
Jacob: It can only end once. Everything before that is progress.

If you go back and read my recap you will see that I responded to this conversation with, “I have NO idea what that means, but wasn’t it ominous? It is destined to be the most dissected conversation in Lost history.” I’m not sure if that’s true, but I did know those words would come back to haunt us. And now we see where they came from…(enter creepy Psycho Norman Bates Hotel music here)

JACOB and the MAN IN BLACK’s MOTHER!!

Whew, we just better get straight to the recap because this is some crazy stuff…