LOST - Across the Sea 5/11

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  1. rondotcom

    rondotcom I Like To Watch

    Feb 12, 2005


    Some people (my wife included) have have a neat ending to a TV show or movie. All mysteries solved, all questions answered, "i's" dotted and "T's" crossed. If that's what you want from LOST, you will be extremely disappointed.

    My best guess is that the finale may also introduce us to some more mysteries at the end. It will undoubtedly require some thought, some re-watching, and some more thought before we begin to understand what we have just seen.

    As maligned as the ending of "The Sopranos" was, it accurately conveyed the paranoia that will follow Tony the rest of his life along with the realization that life could be over in an instant.

    If you want all questions answered, spare yourself the headache and skip the finale. The ending of this particular television event will most likely end not with a period, but a question mark.
  2. BitbyBlit

    BitbyBlit .

    Aug 25, 2001
    I didn't mean they would be filming new stuff after the finale. I meant they might have filmed additional stuff that will be released after the finale. At the very least they likely did a bunch of behind-the-scenes stuff, but they might have also done some "fill-in-the-missing-pieces-that-we-couldn't-fit-into-the-main-episodes" stuff as well.

    And on a different note, I think people are underestimating how connected a lot of these questions are. It is true that a lot of answers to questions have led to more questions, but this evolution of questions has created a connection to previous questions such that unlocking the answers to the final questions will also answer a lot of the earlier ones as well.

    For example, once we find out what the alternate universe is, it will lead to answers as to why it was created, which will lead to answers as to what needs to be done to resolve the island situation, which will lead to answers as to what the island situation was in the first place, which will lead to answers as to other things that have happened as part of that situation.
  3. Wil

    Wil Unknown Member

    Sep 26, 2002
    I'm a little concerned about the rumor that Patrick Duffy is making a guest appearance at the end of the last episode, but I'm sure it will be fine.
  4. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

    Aug 6, 2002
    Down South
    So we get 1 hour Tuesday night and then the rest 5 days later. Is that correct?
  5. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

    Aug 6, 2002
    Down South


    Can you remind me of those answers? Seriously. I'm blanking.
  6. stellie93

    stellie93 Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2006
    Ben and the others killed the Dharma Initiative--at least in this timeline.

    The whispers in the jungle are people who died on the island and can't move on--Michael

    Dharma brought in the polar bears for experiments. ???

    Kate burned the house down around her stepfather (who turned out to be her biological father) because he beat her mother. Her mother turned her in.

    1 hour Tuesday and 2 1/2 hours Sunday plus Jimmy Kimmel.
  7. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

    Aug 6, 2002
    Down South
    Thank you Stellie
  8. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    Plus two hours of pre-show catch-up content for those who've drifted away, or just can't remember.
  9. Hunter Green

    Hunter Green Curmudgeon

    Feb 22, 2002
    On the question of whether Smokey is MiB, or has simply assumed his body and memories, I think these two possibilities kind of blur together. In one case, MiB gains the abilities of Smokey, and in the other, Smokey gains the memories, motivations, and limitations of MiB, but either one leads to about the same creature in the end, with the same abilities, the same motivations, and the same issues. So I think we might be intended to not have a definite answer, because it doesn't change anything.

    That said, I'm in the "MiB turned into Smokey" camp only because we have a solid season behind us of Smokey saying who he was, and no reason to think it was lying or being mistaken. I think the heiroglyphics is either irrelevant or just an error (like the age of the clothes).
  10. mrdazzo7

    mrdazzo7 Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    I never said that is what I want from Lost. I just think we deserve answers on some of the biggest mysteries on the show, I really don't think it's that crazy. I don't need characters sitting around explaining back story to each other. I'm not a moron and can follow the show just fine when it's subtle. I think things like "magic light" and "because the island said so!" are cop outs. Also, we're expected to believe that the monster leaving the island will end the world--are you really gonna be ok with it if they simply never tells us why or how he will end the world? Don't you find that little bit of information to be necessary to getting behind the conflict/drama of the final episodes?

    "If he leaves he will destroy the world so we have to stop him" isn't enough for me, sorry. A three-year-old can come up with that. I'm a grown up so I'd like to know what the actual threat to humanity is, and I don't think that is so crazy.

    As for the last episode, the writers had an extremely rare opportunity to finally go back and show us all this stuff about the island's origins, and instead they copped out in a ton of areas. Someone above posted "what more explanation do you want on the monster?"--that's what I'm saying. I understand that MIB floated into magical light and his soul turned into a giant pillar of memory-scanning, Eko-killing smoke (allegedly). My point is that this is not a satisfactory explanation to me. Anyone who looks at that reveal and can actually say with a straight face that it was genius or smart is lying--it's the easiest possible explanation that they could have come up with.

    Again, I don't need information telegraphed to me line by line going through every single thing that's ever happened on the show, but yes, I'd like a show that I spent six years watching to actually answer some of the questions it's raised--and given the level of brilliance I know these guys are capable of, I'm not happy with the answer for everything turning out to be "magic light made it happen".
  11. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I was checking out Jimmy Kimmel's episodes and there's more Lost related guests if you're curious.

    Monday and Tuesday nights appear to be repeats although Monday night (Tuesday morning) is the Mickey Rourke - Jorge Garcia episode.

    Thursday night (Friday morning) has Josh Holloway on.

    Friday night (Saturday morning) has Lindelof and Cuse with Teri Hatcher as the lead guest.
  12. Peter000

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 15, 2002
    Red Wing, MN
    Thanks! Just set up an SP for Kimmel for the week.
  13. Fool Me Twice

    Fool Me Twice >>>>>>

    Jul 6, 2004
    Interesting post. The author says the characters of MIB and Mother were influenced by a specific Gnostic myth.


    Contains a minor spoiler. Specifically, the name MIB was referred to as in the casting call for "The Incident".

    I didn't repost the entire article, but it's a good read if you want to follow the link.
  14. Fool Me Twice

    Fool Me Twice >>>>>>

    Jul 6, 2004
  15. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Dec 26, 2005
    A Galaxy...
    Locke's line says it all. "I looked into the eye of the monster...and it was beautiful".
  16. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

    Dec 5, 2000
    CO via Chi-town
    That's not what he says. It's "I've looked into the eye of this island..."
  17. jradford

    jradford The Jerkstore called

    Dec 28, 2004
    I'm currently a little stale on the whole "light" phenomenon, but that line sure does become a lot clearer now that we know about the light.
  18. tewcewl

    tewcewl New Member

    Dec 18, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks for posting that! It illuminates a lot of things right now.
  19. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    In addition, there's lots of other appearances this week as well. I did a search last night, and can't remember all of them, but I think Matthew Fox is on Letterman tonight, and there are other cast members on Leno, Fallon, The View and Live with Regis and Kelly later this week, etc. I didn't think to check the morning shows, but I'll bet there are some actors there as well.
  20. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    It seems cast members are also calling in to morning radio shows this week, too. (At least Matthew Fox did - I assume that was part of a larger blitz).

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