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Michael gets his redemption

By Walter L. Newton,

  Filed under: Lost Theories
  Comments: 24

Just a “drive by” posting, short and sweet. The 3 hour season closer is coming up and I think one of our plot arcs will be solved. Michael is going to get his chance at redemption for killing Libby and Ana. “Not yet” will become “NOW” and he will get his opportunity to blow up the freighter. And an unfortunate side effect of all this, bye-bye Michael. Comments?

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From TVFrenzy:

  • gusteaux

    Bye-Bye Michael would also mean bye-bye Desmond. That. Just. Can’t. Happen. Besides, I’m sticking with Michael is in the coffin, so he has to make it back to the mainland.

  • Maybe this is a clue as to the body in the coffin that we saw at the end of last season. I think the producers told us we’d know who was in the coffin by the end of this season.

  • clueless1der

    Hmmmmmmmmmm. I would be okay with that, except for as Gusteaux says…. NO!!! Desomond CAN’T go “boom”.

    Maybe he swims back to the island? erm… Catches a ride with Sayid… who is just out there in a raft somewhere, right?

    As for redemption, will Michael be okay with killing more people to make up for the killing of Libby and AL? Hmmm. I’m not sure. If Ben doesn’t control the Island as he continuously maintains…. then will there really be a redemption, or will Michaels acts of contrition be for naught?

  • gusteaux

    Also, who is on the freighter now that need’s blowing up? Keamy and crew are back on the island. They seem to have been the only “bad guys” on the freighter. Doc Ray, Capt. Gault, Minkowski, the guy who tried to reach the island with Minkowski in the Zodiac, Naomi and Regina are all dead. Keamy, Omar and the rest of the mercs are on the island, as are Frank, Charlotte, Miles and Daniel. I mean, really, who other than Michael and Desmond are on the freighter now? Just fix the damn engines and point that puppy toward Fiji!

  • WLN

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    gusteaux said: “Also, who is on the freighter now that need’s blowing up? Keamy and crew are back on the island. They seem to have been the only “bad guys” on the freighter. Doc Ray, Capt. Gault, Minkowski, the guy who tried to reach the island with Minkowski in the Zodiac, Naomi and Regina are all dead. Keamy, Omar and the rest of the mercs are on the island, as are Frank, Charlotte, Miles and Daniel. I mean, really, who other than Michael and Desmond are on the freighter now? Just fix the damn engines and point that puppy toward Fiji!”

    Good points, but there is a lot of time for the location of these folks to shift. And the helicopter still seems to be the fastest way to get back and forth.

  • jimmy ze00

    You’re onto something there gus. I mean really, how exactly are the 6 going to get back to mainland, if not on the freighter? In the chopper or on the raft? pfft. Nope. Michael will get his heroic death somewhere else, in some other way.

  • WLN

    Maybe Penny to the rescue.

  • milo

    Don’t buy it at all. I don’t think Michael will die, at least not on the boat. And with one episode to go, I don’t see how they’d get rescued if the freighter was destroyed.

    On a related note, if the season ends with the rescue, how do we find out who’s in the coffin in the finale? I guess that means the “flash” must be forward, to a couple years in the future when that funeral happens?

  • JayDrizzle

    Michael being in the coffin seems to be the safest bet and makes the most sense, eliminating your conjecture. By Michael being able to die in the normalverse without accomplishing any island-related tasks, Jack is signaled that the island itself has given up on them and is now ready to start allowing them to die. Michael does not get his redemption and Jack now all but completely loses hope. Jack goes to that bridge ready to finally test the “island wont let you” die if it needs you concept once and for all. Michael’s knowledge of where the freighter was parked would also very helpful in trying to relocate the island and whatever vital information Michael once had is lost. Getting back to that island is going to be a bitch but there is someone roaming the mainland that might know how to get there. And there is an Oceanic 6 member who might know how to locate this man.

  • rob

    yeah, kill michael. military rescue maybe for the O6? from where though? theres no way all 6 could fit on that zodiac, especially with hugo being one of them. multiple trips to the freighter maybe? if keamy and crew get wasted on island the freighter would be safe. penny saves des (the kiss darlton have referenced), and then gets shot in the back by………BEN. ooooohhhhh.

  • WLN

    rob said: “yeah, kill michael. military rescue maybe for the O6? from where though? theres no way all 6 could fit on that zodiac, especially with hugo being one of them. multiple trips to the freighter maybe? if keamy and crew get wasted on island the freighter would be safe. penny saves des (the kiss darlton have referenced), and then gets shot in the back by………BEN. ooooohhhhh.”

    Ok Rob… step back from the blog… carefully… let’s talk to your doctor and see if we can up those meds… 🙂

  • shadowclub karma

    it amazes me how many people are jumping on the micheal death bandwagon. darlton is screwing all of you people who believe it’s him in the coffin by allowing you to think that’s where this is heading. mike’s the most obvious choice, that’s exactly why, it’s not him in the coffin. my thoughts…sayid or desmond!

  • When Jack went to the funeral parlor and was asked if he were either friend or family, he answered “neither.” While that may apply to Michael, I have a hard time believing it were him, for a couple reasons. 1) He has a family in New York – why would he have a wake in Los Angeles? 2) Why would his death matter to Jack? Would it be only because he knew Michael? I think the person in the coffin will be more significant than Michael in the grand scheme of things.

  • JayDrizzle

    shadowclub, Darlton have actually stated that they felt it would become obvious who would be in the coffin and at one point did not feel it necessary to even shoot a scene showing the actual occupant. The fascination with the was coffin bigger than they expected so we will get that scene but it’s gonna be less about who is in that coffin than what that death means. As for the Desmond or Sayid idea, forget it. Both are strong candidates for death at some point but no one arriving for their funerals? No way. And you can trash the fake name excuse for a lack of funeral spectators as if Jack knows who it really is then others do as well.

  • WLN

    shadowclub karma said: “it amazes me how many people are jumping on the micheal death bandwagon. darlton is screwing all of you people who believe it’s him in the coffin by allowing you to think that’s where this is heading. mike’s the most obvious choice, that’s exactly why, it’s not him in the coffin. my thoughts…sayid or desmond!”

    Hi Shadowclub. I understand there has been a lot of talk this year over whether Mike is in the coffin. I don’t think he is, and my theory above doesn’t suggest that.

    I don’t think we have enough information to develop much theory about the coffin.

    That said, I go back to my post above, Ben’s note said “not yet.” So, I ask, when? The season closer would be a good time. Boom.

  • If the Island is done with Michael, he will be in the coffin from Season 3…

  • as much as michael seems to be dispised, i feel it would be a great shame and a complete waste of time, to bring him back for hardly any screen time just to kill him off this season. michael wont die this season, he’ll be back for season 5.

  • ErasedSlate

    Whoever it was in the obituary gave Jack hope that he could end his misery. I think Jack knows that he can’t die. The death of this person gave Jack the confidence to try again.

  • wedestroymyths

    It’s not going to be Sayid or Desmond for the same reason it probably isn’t Michael–why would any of them have a viewing in L.A.?

  • Why would he blow up the ship now? There’s no one on it that needs blowing up. Keamy and his band of mercs are on the island. Charlotte, Daniel, Myles, and Frank are too. Captain, Doc, Minkowski, Regina are dead. If anything, fix the boat and drive it to the island and save everyone. That will also get Michael off the island and into the coffin. Course, if he did that, more than just Jack would go to his funeral.. hmmmmm.

  • Uncle Beaver

    Penny is coming. Des talked to her at the end of “The Constant”, she had been looking for him all this time and knew he was on the island. She will be the one to rescue the O6. The “spectacular kiss” Lindelof promised us in the finale… Desmond and Penny (or Locke and Ben?)

  • rockhopper

    My pick for who is in the coffin is Abadon. Either Abadon or Frank Lapidus. It can’t be Michael. First, it’s too obvious. Second, why would none of the Oceanic 6 besides Jack visit Michael to pay their respects, let alone Walt not even show up? Why would Jack be upset if Michael died. I believe he was that upset because whoever died is involved somehow with the island and being able to provide info to Jack to get back and now that the person’s dead Jack doesn’t see a way to get back.

  • Wormfather

    No way Michael is in that coffin. Why would his funeral be in LA? My money is on Sayid or Ben, because I cant imagine who would come to either of their funerals.

    But I’m new at this theory stuff, so a grain of thought would be wise.

  • Halfwolf

    Ben can’t shoot Penny if she shows up at the end of this season (and I do mean “if”).

    Ben talks to Widmore about killing his daughter but Ben has arrived at a time that is further down the road from the ‘rescue’ date.

    Sorry Rob. Now about those meds…