Thursday, May 29, 2008

Lost's Amazing Season Finale


Found some really interesting, spoilerish interviews - read at your own risk!

Interview with "Michael", Harold Perrineau

Interview with "Ben", Michael Emerson: Part One and Two


What a finale! I'm bummed that we're in summer hiatus (or longer?) but what an awesome two hour send off. Here are some of my thoughts on the show...

Moments Worth Noting:

- When Keamy was chasing Kate and Ben, and then out of nowhere Sayid jumps out and tackles him! I caught myself literally pumping my fist in the air yelling, "Yeah! Yeah! Get him Sayid!!!"

- Sawyer's kiss to Kate before he sacrified himself and jumped off the helicopter so that the others could return to the freighter

- The moment we realize the bomb was detonated. I was cringing and hiding under pillows waiting for the freighter to explode.

- Then finally seeing it explode from the perspective of the helicopter - heartbreaking because moments before we see Sun spot Jin running out onto the deck. Sun's piercing screams - first at the explosion and then when she realizes Jin is gone - gave me shivers.

- Got another classic bitchy Sun scene - this time with Mr. Widmore. Loved it! And it was interesting to hear Mr. Widmore (aka Bradford Meade aka Caleb Nichol) in his native New Zealand accent.

- The long-awaited reunion of Desmond and Penny! So happy for you, brother.

- Well, what do you know, Ben actually moved the island!!!

- At the end, when flash forward Jack breaks into the funeral home and opens that mysterious coffin - when Ben appeared with the soft spoken "Hello Jack", he not only scared the crap out of Jack, he scared the crap out of me!!! (even on the second viewing!)

- We *finally* get the answer to who was in the coffin - plus two other alternative endings

Things to Ponder:

- So somehow John Locke left the island and visits everyone as Jeremy something or other... it'll be interesting to see how all that unfolds.

- Remember when Jack overheard Kate on the phone during a flash forward scene and Kate was planning to meet up with someone - who do you think that was? Locke? Sawyer?

- If things actually happened as they appeared, then both Michael and Jin died in the freighter explosion. However, Hurley later tells Walt that they're all lying to protect those still on the island - including Michael. So maybe they are still alive? (And if so, how would Hurley know that? I guess from his chats with dead people...) Can the island still have special powers over them even though they're not on the island? Didn't Mr. Friendly tell Michael that the island wouldn't let him die?

- What is Sun's positioning with Widmore? She tells him, "As you know, we're not the only ones that left the island." So did Widmore visit that island, too?

- Is Charlotte a product of the Dharma Initiative?

- Why hadn't Sayid visited Hurley in awhile? And where was he taking him now?

- What did Sawyer whisper in Kate's ear before he jumped? "Just do it, freckles." Do what??? Is this the answer?

- I still don't get the theories that explain Christian Shepherd's presence. OK, maybe because I haven't really dug up any. Why did he appear before Michael before the freighter exploded?

- I wonder what happened to the guys (including Faraday) on the zodiac craft in transit from the island to the freighter

- Does Locke become the new Ben back at the island?

- Ben tells Jack that he's heard Jack has been flying on passenger planes hoping that he would crash again. We know Jack just told Kate this - was Ben somehow there listening?

- Locke (or Jeremy) tells Jack that very bad things happen on the island after he left. Uh oh... Even Kate gets a phone call that tells her she needs to return

- We learn from Ben that everyone has to go back to help all their friends still on the island. He mentioned that included Locke. Does that also include Walt then? How is Jack going to convince Kate to go - isn't she stuck there as part of her parole conditions? Plus she had that nightmare of Claire insisting that Kate can't bring Aaron back to the island.

- I feel like next season will be an even darker season - or at least have some darker moments. Hurley is crazy and the Oceanic 6 become more estranged, bad things happen on the island, Nadia is murdered... and isn't Ben focused on killing Penny as revenge for his daughter's murder?

Funny quotes:

"I'm going to keep my eye on you, Shorty." - Rose to Miles

"Hey Kenny Rogers." - Sawyer to Frank

"Dude, I've been having regular conversations with dead people. The last thing I need now is paranoia." - Hurley to Sayid

"You’re getting big, dude." - Hurley to Walt

Other Thoughts...

I quickly reviewed some recaps from and and as usual, there was a bunch of stuff I missed or didn't pick up on my own. Here's just a few:

- When Christian tells Michael, "You can go now, Michael." - it may be to indicate that Michael fulfilled his duties and is no longer bound to the island. But that also mean that he is now free to kick the bucket.

- When Ben decides to move the island, he is agreeing to leave the island and then ends up where he found him in that episode earlier this season. He tells Locke to take over as leader of the Others.

- In the season premiere, Hurley told Jack he wished he had stayed with him instead of going with Locke - what was he referring to?

Well, I'm sure there is so much more to discuss but that's what I have for now. Can't wait to hear everyone else's take on the finale.

2 fascinating comment(s) from my friends:

John said...

Editorial: The Sawyer/Kate moment was cheesy. Sun's hysterics were overdone and grated on me.

Notes: John Locke and Jeremy Bentham were both English philosophers. Locke preceded and influenced Bentham. I'm going to defer to my LS&A brethren to read more into that.

Speculation: Kate has somebody "expecting her", she's not meeting somebody. I believe she's referring to Aaron, who is presumably at home alone (or with a sitter). Ben left the island, I think that's who Sun is referring to. Widmore is trying to find Ben. Charlotte is a product of the island, could be the people or Dharma. I think it's pretty clear that Locke is the new Ben. Kate's phone call is a dream, isn't it? Finally, when Jack takes everyone to the beach to be rescued, Locke takes everyone to the barracks. Hurley chooses to go with Locke, that's what he's apologizing for.

audgepodge said...

Yeah, I read all about the significance of the John/Jeremy names - but that kind of stuff doesn't really interest my non-LS&A brain. :P

I also think Kate was saying that Aaron was expecting her from that scene outside. But I was talking about the FF scene when Kate and Jack were living together and he overheard her on the phone making plans with someone. I was wondering who that could be - but after I re-watched the scene that came afterward, I guess it had something to do with Sawyer's request.

As for the Hurley thing - I guess I don't get why he was still dwelling on choosing Locke over Jack in the FF scenes.