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“Across the Sea” Recap by Gatesy

By gatesy815,

  Filed under: Lost News, Lost Recaps, Lost Theories
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It thrilled me. It frustrated me. It thrilled me in frustrating me. I love this show – now as much as ever. I understand why some of my friends and fellow fans struggle, but I am a believer and I’ll try and convince anyone who’ll listen just how important and brilliant LOST is – ‘Across the Sea’ included. Every fan will view this episode in different ways. This recap is just my reading of it and my feelings on that (be kind):

‘Across the Sea’ was not simply an episode of LOST, though it did a pretty good job of that as well, it was an episode about LOST. We are used to the show’s constant referencing of itself through scenes, dialogue and recurring plot points – all things that are common in many forms of post-modern art and entertainment. But never have I seen something refer to the experience of the viewer and speak so directly, and without apology, to the audience about what it has been like to actually watch LOST and how we shall hold it’s mysteries, loose ends and open threads when the story has finished. This hour of television was bold, risky and totally unique. Only LOST could do it, because only LOST is this big, this important and this special. When the Man in Black says ‘I’m special’ as a way of side stepping the issue about how he knows how to get off of the Island – it is really saying ‘Not every mystery needs solving, because this show is special’. That has infuriated and frustrated many fans, including me, but the truth remains – it is special. How many times have you spoken to someone who has said “What are you going to watch instead of LOST?”. The answer I give is this: Nothing. There are other great shows, and there will be other great shows, but this is special. The six years we’ve had have been amazing, They have been captivating. And FlashForward cannot even begin to compare.

‘Across the Sea’ was a story within a story. It is the last crucial frame of reference to understand the final chapter of this epic which will conclude for us in just over a week. The family history of Jacob and the Man in Black is helpful for us to understand their motivations and longings and how they have shaped the whole tale. But this story within a story was not only about the origins of the brother’s feud, but the episode’s other key concern was the Island itself; it’s heart and source:

“Light. The warmest, bright light you’ve ever seen or felt”

But let’s talk about the brothers first.

We finally have found out the Man in Black’s name. He has none; his mother had chosen only one for one son. So to us he remains ‘Esau’ or ‘Man in Black’ or ‘Smoke Monster’ or ‘Smokey’ or, more recently, ‘Locke’. But what is in a name? What significance is there to him remaining unnamed? Well ‘names’ provide us with identity, they bring clarity and they give us heritage. By not having a name MIB lacks these things, in a more real way than for his twin Jacob, and he feels that pain acutely. He knows he doesn’t belong on the Island but he has no other idea of his origins or his home other than they lie ‘Across the Sea’. He yearns to leave but he cannot express why. In his conversation with Ben during ‘LA X’ he says that he just wants to go home, yet he doesn’t know what that means. Perhaps it is to be free of the Island. Perhaps it is to judge and corrupt the rest of the world. Or perhaps it is simply to die because his life now is worse than death. Much worse.

Jacob & MIB’s mother’s name was Claudia – one of the given names of the virgin who gave birth to Romulus and Remus, the twin founders of Rome. (If you want to read all the Lost allusions in that story you can go down that particular rabbit hole here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romulus_and_Remus – most interestingly Romulus and Remus are found and raised by a She-Wolf!). As with many of LOST’s special people (Locke; Ben; Aaron) these brothers were ‘Raised by Another’. Like for all the audience, the answers Claudia receives on her arrival to the Island only lead to more questions. When we first came across the Others we wondered: Who are these people? Then we wondered who their leader was? Then who or what was directing him? And then finally who is Jacob and where does he come from? Now we have been given that answer and told, pretty categorically, that we could ask these ‘origin’ questions forever and ever and never get an answer. Many will now demand to know ‘Where did “Mother” (Allison Janney) come from and who is she?”. Some will be frustrated by the fact we will never find out. ‘Mother’ and ‘MIB” are literally our Adam & Eve – they are as far back as the writers are willing to give us.

On the one hand this episode is a ‘Mythological download’ but on the other hand it is very much an encouragement from the writers to accept what we do not understand. “Mother” came to the Island by accident, that is all. We won’t know how or when or how she found the waterfall of light or worked out what it was or what it did. We know that MIB is ‘special’ similarly to how Walt was ‘special’. But we don’t know how or why. For 3 seasons now I’ve taken the view that LOST is not a televisual Sudoku puzzle that needs solving or a show like CSI that only exists to explain whodunnit and how-they-dunnit. The writers are working on a tapestry. We’ve asked through blogs and forums “Can we help you?”. They’ve replied “If you like you can sort that”. LOST is the tapestry, rich and complicated. We have spent, and will spend, months, years and terabytes sorting through the loose threads.

Can I cope with that? Yes I think I can.

I had thought the nature of Jacob and MIB would be left more ambiguous. Now it actually seems pretty clear. The Man in Black believes humanity is destined for destruction and he wants to leave the Island and will do whatever he wants to get away – lying, manipulating, killing. His motives are selfish and evil. Seeing him as ‘The Boy in Black’ gave us a glimpse into the fact that it wasn’t always that way, but it is that way now, where it matters. I was certainly expecting Jacob’s intentions to be more abstruse, but it seems the conversation given to us at the foot of the statue in ‘The Incident’ is an accurate portrayal of their beliefs and motivations. Locke’s actions in ‘The Candidate’ confirmed his evil intentions. ‘Across the Sea’ confirmed Jacob’s relative innocence and benevolence. Put simply, he believes in Mankind. He believes in our redemption and he chooses to protect the Island. After six seasons of varying degrees of ambiguity we can now say that in the LOST universe there is definite good and definite evil. Though one thing remains, good and evil are not positions on a chess board, they are choices. Jacob and MIB have the same upbringing, the same heritage, the same environment, all the same external pressures. Their destinies of good and evil are not determined by genetics or circumstance or by particular experiences, they are defined by choices. It is our choices in life that determine how for each of us ‘the scales are balanced’.

So let’s now talk ‘Waterfall of Light’:

I was genuinely surprised to see something like this. Visually and musically it felt like a real ‘Spielberg’ moment. It was a little corny but only in the way that ET/Raiders of the Lost Ark/Star Wars can be corny and that’s okay with me. Certainly if you’re going to get a brand new character to explain the central mythological conceit of the show you might as well get Allison Janney. She was excellent and she managed to sell this crucial moment to us in impressive fashion. Compare her acting with that of the other elder female oracle of the story, Elouise Hawking, whose hammy readings of lines have often taken the drama out of big reveals.

“It’s beautiful”

“Yes it is. And that’s why they want it. Because a little bit of this very same light is in every man, but they always want more.”

“Can they take it?”

“No but they’ll try and if they try then they’ll put it out and if the light goes out here it goes out everywhere”

Take a moment to read 1 Timothy 6 from the New Testament. Done it? No! Well, I did it for you and it contains a lot of themes that match this scene; greed; corruption; faith; unapproachable light. This chapter is famous for the often misquoted verse “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil”. It talks of how greed can kill a man and bring ruin and destruction. I think we’ve found what Widmore is looking for:

“Life. Death. Rebirth. It’s the source, the heart of the Island”

But like the Ring of Power in Tolkien’s saga holding this power, trying to gain it or ‘take’ it will only lead to corruption. ‘Mother’ warns of the dangers of this light to both brothers and later on to Jacob, who after having a ‘Take this cup away from me” moment he finally agrees to drink the wine and become the next protector of the Island.

Jacob, filled with rage at his ‘Mother’s’ murder, drags his brother to the light. His brother has been tainted and corrupted by the murder and when his body floats into the waterfall ‘Smokey’ is immediately expelled. Minutes later Jacob finds his brother’s body which he then places in the caves. So what is Smokey? We are still unsure. My reading of it was that the best way to describe him is as the “Man in Black’s corrupted soul”. If the LOST universe has a heaven; it is this light. If it has a hell; it is the light being extinguished. I am now convinced that in ‘Walkabout’ John Locke somehow got a glimpse of this light. We’ve always presumed it was Smokey he saw, but his description of it to Jack in the next episode now feels truer to the light we were shown here.

Much of LOST has been analogous to religious stories and there has always been a supernatural element to the show. We are now being told this is the ‘heart and source’ of the Island. This last season has driven deeper and deeper into the spiritual aspects of the show, so deep now that we’ve hit the light at the depths of the tale. The core of LOST’s mythology is spiritual. Some, like me, are happy with that (I love it) others will have a genuine sense of being robbed or being duped into watching a spiritual story. Yet it is near impossible now to deny that this is what the story is (not that a myriad of bloggers and theorists are doing that as we speak – ‘Across the Sea’ is a difficult episode if you are a ‘Man of Science’). Take last week for example – after seeing Jack pull out the bomb from his backpack it read 3:54 – knowing that LOST has referenced Bible verses before I tried to find a verse that it may relate to. As it turns out there is only one 3:54 in the Bible and that is in the book of Lamentations, the book of grief, and do you know what it says?:

“The waters closed over my head”

Two minutes later they are all submerged in water. Coincidence? Possibly, but at this stage it is more likely that the spiritual aspects of the show are what are driving the plot of these final episodes. Of course it isn’t all just a religious analogy, that would be lame – the Sci-Fi and philosophical elements are still there and they are still important, but it seems that the story certainly has a ‘Meta-Narrative’ (Google it). I think that is pretty cool and should make for a high concept, meaningful ending. I hope so anyway. I also hope that those who don’t like the way the mythology has played out can still enjoy, and love, this story and remember the great ride it gave us – and remember the real story of LOST, the characters, has yet to finish. Even if the mythology let you down, I am convinced the resolution of the finale won’t. I’d like to encourage all those fans who weren’t at all disappointed with ‘Across the Sea’ to remember that you are not stupid or gullible or simple minded – your only crime is to love this show and find meaning within it.

Two brothers, raised the same way, with the same experiences. One is unhappy about the answers given to him. One wants to escape the Island and be rid of its mysteries. One rages against the story given to him by his “Mother”. The other brother chooses to stay. Chooses to protect the Island. Chooses to take his “Mother’s” cup? Chooses to bring others to its shores and share its mysteries. Which brother are you?

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I’m not intending on doing a recap for 6.16 “What They Died For” (though that may change) but I am writing a preview of the last episodes which I will post before Tuesday and then I will do a total recap of the last three episodes after the finale.

From TVFrenzy:

  • thelighthappenedgetoverit

    I agree with almost all of your points – but one thing that I read differently was this: I do not think that Jacob and MIB were raised in an equal manner. I think that Mother favoured MIB before he left. She planted the boardgame for HIM to play and HIM to make the rules for. She said to him that death was not something he would have to worry about – strongly suggesting that she had planned to pass on her light guarding duty to him, not Jacob. Perhaps it is the favoritism that made MIB so rebelious.

    I loved the way the actor playing Jacob communcicated his childishness and naivity (as an adult). I also love the fact that Jacob is so flawed; not perfect or purely good. And not the ‘special’ one.

    I don’t quite know what conclusions to draw from that episode and my reading of it… Even though I wasn’t a huge fan of it (for those who have only watched it once, I strongly suggest a rewatch – for me it was far better the second time) I think that the characterisations of the brothers were great in this episode. They were both so ambiguous, with so much left to debate about.

    • gatesy815

      I totally see how those things can be seen as differences… but I actually think they highlight even more how important their choices were… Jacob knows the Boy in Black is Mother’s favourite yet he still is the better child… though i do see the point of her smothering causing rebellion from MIB… great thoughts.

      • I also saw Jacob and MiB as a classic case of nature vs. nurture. Jacob was raised to never lie, to always reveal things to his mother, and to stay by her side no matter what. The MiB was raised to lie and manipulate with his mother’s guidance – almost like she was preparing him to live with the Others.

        • Michael

          I don’t think mother left the game, that seemed like a lie to disguise the fact it washed up on shore from somewhere “across the sea”. Remember she lied to mib saying there was nowhere else, so of course she left the game there…

          • thelighthappenedgetoverit

            oh yeah, very good point.

    • EkoEko

      The theory that he was originally not intended to be the island’s keeper kind of ties in with the original/biblical story of Jacob, who ended up inheriting a birthright which was not his.

  • minnie swirl

    I am so with you on this (although I don’t find Eloise Hawking “hammy” in the least, but you know to each his own). I feel “Across the Sea” is a very deep episode and I also feel it is the episode that gave the Island, a character we have known since the beginning, a voice via the brothers and their mama.

  • Slimchicken

    Kudos, a very strong defense and reading of an episode that I admittedly found weak and ultimately unnecessary. But you’ve made a good case for it, and I am interested to see how it plays into the final few hours. I do have one question though relative to the motivation for MIB in escaping the island.

    At the beginning, you argue that he “believes humanity is destined for destruction and he wants to leave the Island and will do whatever he wants to get away – lying, manipulating, killing.” At the end, he “wants to escape the Island and be rid of its mysteries.” I certainly see how you find both of these motivations in the text but they strike me as being at cross-purposes. What does MIB expect to find “Across the Sea” but more of the people he loathes so much? And what is so awful about the mysteries of the Island that he would want to escape into that other detestable world?

    And in the end what are the consequences of him leaving the island? Is it that he will simply destroy mankind as has sort of been suggested? That seems an awfully nihilistic – maybe it’s supposed to be. I don’t know.

    I’m curious what others think the stakes are generally and more specifically for the Losties because I personally have no idea and struggle to find a reason to care about anything that’s going on right now.

    • gatesy815

      Yeah… i still think MIB’s motivations are not obvious… he doesn’t know what he wants because he doesn’t know who he is… that makes him even more dangerous to me… and certainly think the possibility of him destroying everything/everyone is really on the cards… i am genuinely nervous (in a good way) for what the finale holds.

      • Rams

        “he doesn’t know what he wants because he doesn’t know who he is” Excellent point, gatesy! I think total annihilation is indeed what we must expect if MIB leaves.

      • Slimchicken

        I tend to agree that ultimate annihilation is the great risk here, and, oddly enough, that’s part of the reason I’m struggling to care. It’s just too big a thing and too far removed from the principle characters. At any rate, at some point the stakes have to be clear to all involved (including the audience) for there to be true dramatic tension. I’m sure it’ll come in the final few hours, but it seems a bit late in the game to not have been presented with the central conflict.

  • LockeLover

    I’m a Jacob!

    I love the show, loved the episode and loved your recap. Thank you, gatesy815!

  • Desmond Fan

    Great recap–but I must beg to differ with your statement that the good and evil of Jacob and MIB respectively were well established in this episode. MIB seemed guilty only of wanting to leave the island–even when he killed his mother, it was in retaliation for a fierce head wound, slaughtering an *entire village* and ruining years of work toward his only desire. The most evil-seeming entity in the episode seemed to be Mother–for someone who fancies herself a protector, she sure murdered and hurt a lot of people! Indeed, it seems that if not for the injustices that she visited upon MIB, he may not have become evil at all. While MIB was her favorite, he initially eschewed her ideas about people being bad–it was Jacob who stuck with the crazy murderous lady.

    One thing that I found most interesting was how the philosophies of the two men flipped. Jacob stayed by Mother, who had a clear negative opinion of human nature–and yet when we first meet Jacob and MIB on the beach, it is Jacob who believes human nature will triumph. MIB, initially very curious about and open to learning about other people, comes to agree with Mother’s dismal assessment of human nature–as he reminded Jacob in the season 5 premiere, “It always ends the same.”

    As a result of the terrible punishment MIB endures after he committed only the sin of wanting to leave (IMHO), I agree that he winds up evil as the desire to leave consumes him over hundreds of years. That being said, I am definitely not sold on the idea that Jacob is completely good. Sure, he might believe in human nature… but he also beat the living daylights out of MIB more than once in the episode, and ultimately created the Smoke Monster. Furthermore, don’t forget, he’s the one drawing people to the island time and time again, even though it’s admittedly never had the outcome that he hopes for. I’d say our dear Jacob earned the moniker “Mama’s Boy” before he earned “Good”!

    • michellio

      I totally agree with what you said about not being sold on Jacob being completely good, and with me I was never sure (until halfway through this season with all the horrendous or at least appalling things he’s done to my Losties) that MIB was completely evil. It seemed to be too easy to me – I mean when we first met both of them, Jacob was dressed in light colour, MIB in dark. Duh. But Jacob just seemed so shifty to me .. part of the reason why I liked ‘Across the Sea’ was because MIB was actually kind of a sweet kid. He just kinda had a whole bunch of circumstances turn against him, and that was what made him this angry, bitter .. Flocke.

    • otis elevator

      For me, the strongest argument against Jacob-as-essence-of-good was the parallel between the smoldering village and the purge of the Dharma initiative in “Man Behind the Curtain.” Although that was a “Ben” episode, isn’t it safe to say, knowing what we know now, that the D.I. were killed for the exact same reason as MIB’s people (that they were getting too close to the island’s secrets). If so, wouldn’t such a move have been made on Jacob’s orders?

  • Remus

    MIB killed the BabySnatcher that murdered his mom and destroyed his life’s work. Jacob was impulsive and angry. He wanted to do something more evil than killing his brother. He seems to have succeeded.

    Jacob was never given the vision of Claudia. He may not even know that BabySnatcher just murdered the village people. All he knows is that he sees MIB with a bloody knife. By nature Jacob is impulsive and won’t listen to his brother, he just wants revenge.

    What if just before he died, MIB said to Jacob “See you in another life brother.”?

    (BTW nice mirror with Ben discovering Sayid with a bloody knife, especially since Ben was later’seen’ my Miles to be standing Jacob with a bloody knife.)

  • bakachu

    Just finished watching it with the wife, and we have a theory!

    Jacob is not the protector of the island, it’s MIB. Jacob is the keeper of the protector, making sure that it stays on the island to do his job.

    The job of protecting the island is an endless curse, Jacob’s mother had the job (did she get all smokey to destroy the settlement there?), and that’s why she thanked MIB when he stabbed her and released her from it.

    It’s also why she favoured MIB more than Jacob, because she knew that ultimatley he was the chosen one, but that being chosen was a endless curse.

    MIB could not offer or be coerced into becoming the protector of the island directly, and instead the process required the same manipulation technique that we’ve seen many times in lost now; manipulate someone else in to do the dirty work for you. In this case it was Jacob, who was manipulated into sacrifice MIB to the heart of the island, where it made him the protector.

    We now have a Smoke Monster who’s been cursed with protecting the island for all of eternity, is it any wonder he really wants to escape?!

    It’s jacob role to keep him there, perhaps its not that if MIB escapes HE will destroy humanity, but moreover, if he leaves then the island will be unguarded and that its secrets/power will be left exposed for the taking, and this will cause the destruction that’s been warned about.

    Food for thought! going to miss the show..

    • Sarah

      thanks bakachu – I wasn’t sure if I would be stating the obvious to infer that Mother went ‘Smokey’ to kill the whole village… how else would she do it?

      I do like your theory, but even if it’s near the truth, I don’t there’s time now for it to be confirmed!

  • Wanda

    I have to disagree that Allison Janney was less corny than Fionnula Flanagan. They do play basically the same role here.

    Still unconvinced this episode will have its payoff. It’s a little too Little Mermaid for me.

    BTW Ben was raised by his father, not another.

  • Sara

    Terrific recap! I agree with you that it is the choices we make that define who we are. I’ve wondered why so many find the ‘light’ being the heart of the island as cheesy when the movie Avatar was so well received. It seems to me that the Pandora population was dependent upon the “tree goddess”, a very religious symbol, which explanation no one questions. Sometimes we have to simply suspend our disbelief and go with the flow. Lost is a great story and I look forward to a great ending.

  • darwin

    Clearly, Jacob and MIB are not identical but fraternal twins. This means they do not share identical genetic make-up.
    The differences between them need not be explained on the basis of different experiences. Indeed their experiences were rather monotonously similar.
    I expect that any different treatment by “mother” was likely based on these genetic differences i.e. they behaved differently because they were different people and not the other way around.

  • arrow

    I like the recap and I think I have some info on where the crazy mother is coming from. Rome had very young girls chosen for the role of keeping a sacred fire going. They were called the Vestal Virgins. There were 6 of them and they were called priestesses. The were considered very important in society, allowed to own property, but could never marry. Improper conduct or letting the fire go resulted in their death.

  • LostFan

    I thought that in this episode the “Mother” had said she had made it so that the brothers could not hurt each other. Therefore, how was it that Jacob was able to really “kill” his brother or the MIB? Is he really “dead”? I am thinking he isn’t really dead, but only transformed. I did not think they were able to kill each other. Because as we can see, Jacob and the MIB have not been able to hurt one another all these years. Even when the MIB took Locke’s form, he had to have Ben finally kill Jacob.

    • naultz

      Jacob didn’t physically kill MIB. Jacob sends him into the Light but it is the experience in the Light that kills MIB. kind of a way to get around the rules, similar to when unlocke got Ben to kill Jacob.

  • Lorna Dune

    Despite some factual errors, this article is a MUCH more coherent and well-written piece than the stream-of-consciousness ramble nomaD posted.

  • Josh

    The MIB does have a name and I think that was the whole point of the flashback at the end.

    “Our Very own Adam and Eve” is the last line of the episode.

    • Josh

      Basicly what I mean is he went his entire life without a name (maybe) but it wasn’t until he was dead that John Locke gave him one.

      🙂

  • texgeekboy

    I too was very satisfied with the episode. It was like driving down a never before traveled country road on a dark, dark night. The headlights point you in the direction you need to go, but there is a bunch of stuff on the sides that you’ll never experience.

    Prior to the start of S6, I wanted answers to nearly all of the important mysteries. From reading the blogs here, and at the Lage, I’ve come to accept that we won’t be fed answers to everything, and I am now quite fine with that.

    One thing that perhaps steered me in that direction was the issue with the Numbers. The answer that was provided in ‘The Lighthouse’ episode made sense, but many are refusing to accept it. An answer is an answer. To paraphrase the BIB, it’s the game from the writers/producers and they make the rules.

  • Zonker

    Nice defense of the episode. I’m slowly making my peace with it as well. One thing though: I’m not so sure we can so easily assign the differences between Jacob and MIB to their choices alone. If you remember at their birth, Jacob (swaddled in white) was even then serene, while the Baby-Swaddled-in-Black was fussy and discontent. Perhaps the island requires this kind of ying-yang dynamic. It certainly seemed that the destruction of the Man in Black’s people was the archetype for the later Dharma purge, suggesting for every band of Jacob’s Others, there will be a competing Dharma-like group of men-of-science.

  • spacebender

    Thank you as always, but especially for this very thoughtful recap. On a personal level, I was impacted by the divergent (yet no less ambiguous) character traits of both Jacob and Brother In Black and found their trajectories very illuminating and tragic. And they set the stage for an ending that I have no doubt will be intriguing and surprising.

  • lostinlost

    I agree with alot of what has been said.
    This episode makes a lot of sense. The “mother” was “stuck” on the island as the protector for who knows how long. We will never know how or why, but we know it has been going on forver. It was a curse. She would live forever until someone was able to kill her and/or she found a replacemant/loophole. She could not escape and she could not kill herself. When the young pregnant woman, Claudia, washes ashore and gives birth to TWINS, the “mother” can’t believe her good fortune. She sees it as a perfect opportunity to create her “loophole”. She has to raise and manipulate these two brothers to not only kill her, but have them fight each other and make one cause the other to become the new smoke monster, leaving the one who is left, in charge of keeping the smoke monster there to protect the island. I think she gave “brother” the tools and curisoity he would need to be the “ONE”. I’m not sure if she really cared about either one of them. She used them the same way Jacob is using the losties. The smoke monster is also manipulating them all in the same way. It is one big con game. The only way for this to end is for the island to be destroyed. And yes, ‘mother” either was a smoke monster, or she was able to summon the monster, much like Ben could. How else could she have killed all those people and “burned” them like “brother” told Jacob? These boys got a raw deal alright!
    When Jacob drank from the cup, he became like her. Could Jacob be a smoke monster too! Is either of them good? I am sad for both of them.
    If Widmore gets his way he will use the “light” to his advantage and corruption will ensue. Must everyone and everything be destroyed? Whoever replaces Jacob will have to “go down with the ship”.

    • sara

      I tend to agree with you. It seems like it’s the island that is choosing and manipulating it’s protectors. If that’s the case then nothing about the island nor it’s protectors are benevolent and the island must be destroyed along with whoever replaces Jacob.

  • neofunk

    I have always been a big Lost fan and have always defended it but I am really feeling short changed this season.I love the characterisation but if being honest it is the mythology which hooked me.I was not looking for everything to be wrapped up in a bow but the writers seem to be totally side stepping major plot mysteries that they have being building up for six seasons.This show’s that they have being making it up from season to season.Darlton said the Adam and Eve reveal would prove that they had planned this from season 1 bullshit.MIB and “mommy” really was
    an after thought stemming from the deus ex machina that was the introduction of Jacob in season 3.The story telling this season has been mainly filler with little answers that were given were mainly flat “The Whispers” what a joke.I have always said that Lost as a whole hinged on the last season and so far the pay off is lacking.It is the fan’s that have made Lost what it is with theories and research making it a very interactive experience which I love and will miss but we are being hoodwinked I just hope what remains prove me wrong I really do.There is just so much that can’t be answered to give
    a satisfactory resolution.As the Dude said ” I just wanted the rug that tied the room together”.Anyways hi all from here in Ireland

  • neofunk

    I have always been a big Lost fan and have always defended it but I am really feeling short changed this season.I love the characterisation but if being honest it is the mythology which hooked me.I was not looking for everything to be wrapped up in a bow but the writers seem to be totally side stepping major plot mysteries that they have being building up for six seasons.This show’s that they have being making it up from season to season.Darlton said the Adam and Eve reveal would prove that they had planned this from season 1 bullshit.MIB and “mommy” really was
    an after thought stemming from the deus ex machina that was the introduction of Jacob in season 3.The story telling this season has been mainly filler with little answers that were given were mainly flat “The Whispers” what a joke.I have always said that Lost as a whole hinged on the last season and so far the pay off is lacking.It is the fan’s that have made Lost what it is with theories and research making it a very interactive experience which I love and will miss but we are being hoodwinked I just hope what remains prove me wrong I really do.There is just so much that can’t be answered to give
    a satisfactory resolution.As the Dude said ” I just wanted the rug that tied the room together”.They will never fully explain what the island is guaranteed.Anyways hi all from here in Ireland