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The Finale Preview by Gatesy

By gatesy815,

  Filed under: Lost, Lost Theories
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The finale begins this week and there seems little point posting a ‘recap’ style summary of what occurred in it and how it links in with other episodes etc… instead I am going to do two separate posts – this one, a preview of the finale and then a post-finale musing on the ending, the series as a whole and what it meant to me. That will be a long one.

So in this post I want to think ahead to the ending… I still have no idea how the plot will conclude or how the Sideways world will fit in… and the ideas I have for that are very similar to what many other bloggers, recappers and theorists are positing. Instead I want to anticipate the endings and resolutions for the characters… specifically our four remaining Castaways: Jack, Kate, Hurley & Sawyer; and also the two other remaining central characters: Ben & Desmond. How will their stories resolve? Who will be a hero? What roles might they play in the final moves of the game?

Jack Shepherd

I have a confession to make. I have always been a Jack-fan. And I know that isn’t always the most popular stance amongst hardcore LOST fans. Of course I have deep fondness for the deceased John Locke, and you can’t help but love Sawyer, but throughout the show I have been most interested in and most captivated by Jack’s story. Even in seasons 3 & 4 when his desire to leave the Island and his deteriorating leadership made it painful to watch. I was still rooting for him; still hoping he could let go; still hoping he would realise he was there for a reason. And now, that he knows that, it is a great payoff for all who kept believing in his redemption. Basically, I am a lot like Jacob.

Since the season 5 Jack-centric episode ‘316’, one particular theory of Jack’s role in the whole story has stayed with me:

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

The verse referenced by the title of the episode is not just the flight number of the Ajira plane and I have always considered it a clue to Jack’s role in the story: That he would be given by his father (a little thought about that in a moment) in order to save the world. However I would be surprised if this is referenced explicitly again – there are too many ‘Men of Science’ who love this show to accept a flagrant religious analogy to the show’s central character. But I believe Jack will die. And I believe he will die to save the world. I don’t think he will have the chance to be the next ‘Jacob’ as we are being led to believe he will – bringing people to the island to prove the Man in Black wrong. I think he will die killing or containing the Man in Black forever. Does that make the Sideways the eternal life from John 3:16…? Is ‘eternal life’ in the LOST universe not a paradise but an infinite time loop – a cosmological Mobius strip? I don’t think so but we will soon find out.

So am I implying that Christian Shepherd has been setting Jack up and directing him towards this goal his whole life? Possibly. It would make Christian’s assessment that Jack ‘doesn’t have what it takes’ to be more loaded than we ever imagined. I do think it is suspicious that we have not seen Christian Shepherd at all this season. He is the only ‘recurring’ character to have been absent from the final season and I have to think that is intentional. They made a point of his body being missing in ‘LA X’ and I’m sure the actor, John Terry, would be willing to return to complete the story. I am utterly convinced that his absence has been to save him for a big reveal… if not, that would suck. But my Jack ‘316’ theory still works without Christian involved as we could easily view Jacob as a kind of Father figure… certainly with God like powers… who has been leading Jack to his sacrificial destiny. Whatever happens, whether he lives or dies, Jack Shepherd’s final words and actions in this story will be some of the most significant, and perhaps his journey more that any other will be the defining story of the LOST epic.

Hugo ‘Hurley’ Reyes

Who is the Man in Black most afraid of? I think it is Hurley. He is the incorruptible heart of the show. More than anyone he has been caught up in this game through no fault or choice of his own. He was not a man who ran from his past or who repressed his weaknesses or who lived in denial. He felt guilt when the people died on the deck; claiming a responsibility that wasn’t his to claim. Where Kate ran and Sawyer hunted down his nemesis and Jack tried to fix everyone – Hurley got better. He let go of his past. He has never carried a gun on the island or fired a shot in anger. He has never left his friends behind. He has always thought about others. He saw through the drama of the freighter folk arriving and sought to grieve over Charlie, which was more than anyone else managed. He knows what is important in life; friends, loved ones & other people. And his convictions are not swayed by circumstance or by situation or by life threatening danger. Everyone else is working under the banner that it is ‘kill or be killed’, but not Hugo. He sees that to kill is to be corrupted. What price is it to gain the world yet forfeit your soul?

Coming into the finale I think he will stick to his convictions and not kill the MIB, even if he is evil incarnate. There is no ‘Greater Good’ justification for Hurley. There is only ‘Do No Harm’. This will lead to two possible outcomes. That Hurley will be killed, refusing to be corrupted, holding firm to his convictions and will become a legend in the story; staying true to what is right, even to death. It will be a martyr’s tale, a hero’s story.

The other possibility is that by refusing to be corrupted that will be the action that finally halts the Man in Black. Hurley is the epitome of the ‘progress’ Jacob has been working for. He does not fight. He does not destroy. He does not corrupt. Hurley will prove the Man in Black wrong. And in doing so will defeat him. When an unstoppable force like Smokey collides with an immovable object like Hurley…. Something’s gotta give.

James ‘Sawyer’ Ford

Jim LaFleur is dead. The Sawyer who holds to ‘Every man for himself’ is defeated – setting off the bomb that killed his friends. It is time for James Ford to let go of that letter. Time for James Ford to grow from being the boy hiding under the bed to the man who once jumped out of a helicopter. For almost the entire series Sawyer has been about one thing – surviving. There have been times when he has put others first – especially as he progressed and settled into love with Juliet, at home with Dharma. But Juliet is dead and all that was Jim LaFleur has vanished. This season Sawyer has been in survival mode once more. Witness how quick he has been to lose Claire and Sayid when they seemed too far gone to care about anymore.

Sawyer has to kill himself. Not literally, well maybe literally, but he needs to die to himself. His whole life has been about killing the ‘Sawyer’ who has ruined his life. He managed to kill Anthony Cooper but he has still not killed ‘Sawyer’. For the first time in his life he will have to fight ‘for’ something. Not just surviving, not just revenge, but actually fighting to do something good for doing good’s sake. Sawyer has always been the character with the clearest similarities to a key character from another saga; Han Solo. I think we are heading towards a moment in the finale where Sawyer will choose, perhaps for the first time in his life, to do good because good is the right thing to do. He will turn up at the last instance in the Millennium Falcon to help Luke to allow the Death Star to be destroyed. Or something similar at least.

My prediction for the finale is that Sawyer will die but James Ford will live. His character arc will be complete not by dying to save the world – that is more likely for Jack or Hurley – but it is to get a shot at the life that was denied to him twice; initially by Anthony Cooper and then by Jughead and the Island’s wishes. When the opportunity to do the right thing arises he will; his redemption complete and he will get a shot at a ‘Happily Ever After’ – either in the Sideways universe with Juliet or the original timeline with Kate.

Kate Austen

I have another confession to make. I’ve always liked Kate as well. (Some of you are going to hate me). The love triangle was never really a huge part of the story in my opinion so her flip-flopping between Jack and Sawyer was not particularly frustrating for me and, as I think this season has proved, it is not centrally important to the story either. Kate could never choose and the finale will be no different – the Island will decide for her by claiming one of her former lovers, my guess is Jack, so she will be left with Sawyer.

What is now most interesting about Kate is her status as ‘touched by Jacob’ but not ‘a Candidate’. I think the Man in Black knows a lot about Jack and sees him as the greatest danger to his plans. He knows Hurley but cannot fathom him and so fears him. He sees right through Sawyer and isn’t the least bit intimidated by James Ford. But as his attentions are focussed on the three remaining Candidates he will not spot three other potential dangers: Kate, Ben and Desmond.

Kate is on the island for a reason. She is still alive for a reason. The Island is not done with her yet. Now the question begs will her role simply be a motivation for Jack or Sawyer or does she have another part to play – a more significant task? I think the Man in Black will directly try to kill Kate but won’t be able to. The touch from Jacob she received as a child will protect her from the Man in Black’s fatal intentions. This will surprise him, it will throw him and may even be the very thing that hinders the success of his malevolent plan.

The other thing to watch out for in the finale is how her relationship with Claire resolves (if they both survive). Who will go back and raise Aaron? It is hard to see anyone leaving the Island now, but perhaps Claire maybe the one that gets away – on the ‘Elizabeth’ with Des? Speaking of Des….

Desmond Hume

It is easy to predict some of Desmond’s role in the last 3 hours of the show. He will be needed to resist electromagnetism (possibly at the Waterfall of Light). He will be heavily involved in the connection of the two realities, however that happens though is anyone’s guess. He will get at least one more showdown with Widmore. The key question to his story is will there be a ‘Happily Ever After’ for him and Penny? Will he give up Penny and Charlie to save the world. I think he would, but I sincerely hope he doesn’t have to. The thought of a Des-less Penny and Charlie is very sad indeed. Could Penny have made her way back to the Island on her boat to try and find him once more?

It doesn’t feel like Desmond’s story needs ‘completing’. We have been told twice before that the Island is not done with him yet he could easily be done with Island. He doesn’t need redeeming or saving or transforming in the same way that most of the other characters do. His role in the story will centre around some of his ‘special’ abilities; his resistance to electromagnetism; the connection he has between the two timelines; his capacity for his conscious to leap through time. All of these things make him a wild card in every way.

Benjamin Linus

The last season finished with the MIB manipulating Ben to be the weapon that would slay Jacob. After he was done using Ben for his murderous plan he left him, only returning to Ben when he was digging his own grave and only to use him once more in his plan to kill the Candidates. They do, however, have one thing in common; they both hate Widmore. I know how they feel. One of Ben’s decisions to come may involve swallowing his pride to side with Widmore in order to halt or kill the Man in Black. I am convinced Widmore’s motivations lie in power and greed – most likely now he has some knowledge of the waterfall of light and longs for it’s power to cheat death – what will happen to Charles Widmore if he gets what he wants?

At the end of ‘Dr. Linus’ it seemed that Ben had had a moment of redemption; finding forgiveness from Ilana and rejecting the MIB’s overtures. But what does he do now? (It is hard to tell as he has only had a couple of lines since that episode). I am sure he has no desire to leave the Island and I can’t see a martyrs story ahead for him. My choice of destiny for Benjamin Linus would be for him to become the next protector of the Island. Jack seems to be ‘The Candidate’ that is primed for that role but I think he will sacrifice himself and that will leave the Island needing a leader and a protector. A humbled, penitent Ben could well be that man. More than any other main character we’ve seen the struggles and pains of Ben’s upbringing. The patterns of lies and deceit that defined his adult life led him to his nadir when he killed Jacob. But those patterns could have been shattered by his repentance and he could now be a new man. The way Jacob related to Ben in the final scene of ‘The Incident’ has always stayed with me – he was not surprised to see him and he did not defend himself in the same way he did against Richard in ‘Ab Aeterno’. Could it be that Jacob had been pushing Ben towards that destination; his silence intended to lead Ben to that very moment? Did he let Ben kill him because that was the only way to bring Ben to a place where he could change?

We also need to remember that Ben has been saved by the Island once before; he was brought to the healing pool to recover from Sayid’s bullet. Will that significant in the final three hours? It is more likely after ‘Across the Sea’ – the mysterious properties of the Island’s water makes Ben’s childhood healing an interesting piece of LOST history.

There is one more character that could step in and change everything – John Locke. If the  timelines converge will the wheelchair bound John Locke have the decisive role in the conclusion of the story? I hope so.

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So the next time I write here, the story will be over. Enjoy the ride. See you in another life Bruthas.

From TVFrenzy:

  • Bupatih

    Dude, I couldn’t agree more. With everything. And yes, I also loved Jack and Kate from the beginning.

  • arrow

    I went back and watched some of last season. The light-in-the-water place where the smoke monster came from looks alot like where they dove under water to retrieve part of Jughead. What if Jacob, man in Black, Claudia and the Mother are from way in the future and the light isn’t magic it’s the bomb.

    • Maria

      @arrow…I think you are really going out on a limb here. From ‘The Future’, and Bomb.

      • Maria

        Sorry, arrow…that came across as very harsh. I only meant, that we don’t need any new/big surprises, with only a couple of episodes to go.
        Interesting concept though; If it came much earlier in the game.

  • Rams

    Excellent post. I agree with everything you posted except for Kate. Her flip-flopping has been unbearable, but I like her Aaron- story arc. About Ben, Jacob touched him as he was dying. That could have major significance. Perhaps, there are two wild cards in store- Kate and Ben.

  • Jake

    I believe when John Locke got dragged under ground during his encounter with smokey, he saw the light. That is what he was describing when he said he saw something beautiful.

    • I think he was more referring to when he had his first face-off with the Monster.

  • Brian

    I like what I’m reading.

    I think more than one sacrifice will be made in the end. It’s conceivable that some people will get off the island while one or more will stay to blow up the island and kill/contain Smokie. I wonder if those if there could be a chance that the people leaving would use the FDW, which would cause the island to move in time (backwards) and then it would be sunk. (I hope you’re following me.) That way, in the first episode of this season, we were shown what happened to the island at the end of the finale. Every season finale has ended with an explosion. Could this one end with an implosion?

    Kevin, don’t be a party pooper. No one wants to be spoiled right now.

  • Quadrophobiac

    Kevin you are a ‘grade A’ c*nt, Gatesy qualified at the start of the post that it would all that followed would be pure speculation, so your little insinuation has all the hallmarks of the kid in the playground who thought he was clever because his parents had spoiled the origin of Santa Claus on him

  • Aldo lover

    Great preview, I could see many of these resolutions coming to fruition. Lost has always had surprising twists and turns so I also hope we see some things that are completely unexpected, yet satisfying.

  • DeSelby

    I kinda hope Claire ends up getting off the Island rather than Kate to raise Aaron. If not there should be a scene where Charlie’s ghost appears to Desmond and says, “WTF mate? What was that business about her getting on a helicopter and being rescued. That was what you told me when you convinced me TO DIE! You do remember that, don’t you? Just didn’t pan out I suppose? Aw well, I understand.”

  • Right. Except didn’t Hurley kill that guy with the van?

  • RandomZombie

    Very nice, and there are some interesting ideas here.
    Your thoughts connecting Jack with the reference to John 3:16 lead me to a different idea. What if it’s Jack who has to sacrifice his only son? David Shephard is the only character in the alternate timeline that doesn’t exist in the island timeline. Maybe alternate Jack (or a combination of alternate- and island-Jacks) will have to make a decision to save everyone – knowing that that decision will mean that his son will cease to exist.

    • Maria

      That would put Jack in the same situation as Desmond. As Widmore said, ‘Desmond would have to make a hugh sacrifice.’ I take that as meaning, he would have to give up Penny and Charlie. (his son) With that being said…do they both have to give everything up? Doesn’t seem fair, but if the world is at risk, Sacrifice is everything.

  • Beena

    I am also hoping that the real John Locke figures heavily in the finale. Good post!

    • Maria

      I do to, Beena. I still think John Locke will be the new MIB. Where there is good, so is evil; They will start all over once again.

  • Maria

    I don’t have this Kevin guy on my post. Who is he?

    • s.w.a.c.

      I think the mods must have removed his post for major spoiler-ness.

  • spacebender

    Thank you! This is just the right preview to reflect upon the characters, which are the central element that in 2008 drew me to this elaborate tale of heart and spirit. Although I thoroughly enjoy the science fiction and the mystery aspects too, the central question of Lost for me has always been: when people are removed from a familiar context and relationships and put into a completely different environment, what choices will they make and who can they and will they become?

    I can hardly believe that in less than a week, we will be pondering the final words and scenes.

  • coolgreenpines

    So you like Jack and Kate too? After reading this you sound like my LOST soul mate! Great article! Thank you.

  • dd

    I appreciate the thoughtfulness and honesty of this article.

  • ((guada_lupe))

    john locke will rise again!

  • Juliet’s Perfect Cleavage

    What happened to fishbiscuit’s reviews? I was very much looking forward to her take on the final episodes, but she’s vanished. I guess the socially inept troglodytes on this site drove her away, and that’s unfortunate, as she provided some of the most entertaining–and certainly most controversial–material this site published. Come back, fishbiscuit! Don’t let the idiots sour you.

    • She’s taking a break until the finale concludes…

      check out her website for updates: http://www.fishbiscuitlandblog.blogspot.com

    • dd

      She’s a terrible reviewer who does not know how to examine fiction/film/literature. Whether you like it or not, she is the voice of the uneducated, so it’s strange to hear things about those who disregard her writing as “idiots.”

      It’s not controversial. It’s just bad.

      • The Mantis

        I would highly disagree that FB doesn’t know how to examine fiction/film/literature… Are you kidding? She’s incredibly detailed and intricate. Though I would say the last two seasons of reviews have been progressively more and more negative, naking it nothing but a buzz kill for me personally to read. But saying she’s uneducated makes me wonder if you’ve even read her writings dd….

        • Juliet’s Perfect Cleavage

          Mantis, dd is a troll, nothing more. He/she exists only to cause trouble. Disregard him/her as the cliched and pointless troll he/she is.

        • dd

          No, she doesn’t know how to discuss fiction, literature, and film. Despite her attention to obvious details, she does not acknowledge techniques, misrepresents literary concepts, and simply doesn’t understand either.

          I can say this because I have a background in this field. I’m not saying she’s uneducated. She’s the voice of the uneducated and belligerently ignorant. This isn’t trolling. Disagreeing with FB and finding her perspectives to be outlandishly sophomoric does not make me a troll. Her general audience most likely does not have a background in literature. She appeals to them because she pretends to be an authority and they cannot discern the real from the fake.

          It’s some pretty simple stuff. She is a cluehead and nothing more. I think most of us with any reasonable perspectives on the story have disregarded the clue-mining early in the story. The emphasis on finding make-believe clues has always been fruitless.

          And it’s tiresome to read her harp on “continuity errors” that are not continuity errors. Every week has been an extremely lazy viewing mixed with weak arguents, Sawyer fantasy and viewing/conceptual errors.

          • Juliet’s Perfect Cleavage

            That’s all bull, dd. You’re a troll–and you’re full of yourself. I have a lit degree as well, and I work as a journalist, and I find her writing to be excellent. You’re just a snob and a troll.

      • Juliet’s Perfect Cleavage

        dd, given how simplistic and unimaginative your writing appears to be, how negative and trollish you are, and how predictable all of your comments invariably are, I’ve learned to disregard anything you say. If you are the alternative to fishbiscuit, then make mine a double biscuit with extra fish, please.

        • imfromthefuture

          I am not a troll, and although I will agree that Fish’s writing is above par and her ideas solid, she watches that show from a pure perspective of Sawyer Cock workship which prevents her from seeing alot of other interesting things going on. That is what most people’s beef with fish is..

          • I really enjoyed Fish’s recaps as well, until this season. I have no problem with people having an opinion, but she has taken to attacking the show and its defenders if they don’t agree with her. On her site, she’s now using people’s IP address’s to attack them.

            She did some great work, but her immaturity has really shown in the end. The fact that the show not turning out how she wanted has turned her into this is very sad.

          • dd

            Her ideas are in no shape “solid” and the lame accusations of misogyny against her detractors are embarrassing. As is the belief that she is providing the space for an “adult conversation” about LOST. That is about as true as her internet humor is funny.

        • dd

          I think I must repeat, I’m not trolling. FB doesn’t provide any criticism worth discussing, so I’m not sure what positive spin you’d like me to take with her writing.

          If you prefer the FB route, then you are basically saying you prefer revisioning, misinformation, posturing, and things that simply were not in the story.

          If you’d like to give an example of any of where FB has a stronger argument than anything I have ever said in any of the comments (when discussing the show, not how she is a fraud), then please raise them. I’d rather discuss that.

          • chris

            DD, I think your points are valid, but I have read them over and over again and frankly people are starting to be turned off by your numerous rants re FB. I mean was it really necessary to start this debate in Gatesy’s forum just because you happened to see someone wrote that he/she enjoys FB’s critiques? I mean why do you have such a big ax to grind? Why are you going to such efforts to prove to everyone that she sucks when the majority of people don’t even care if she does or doesn’t. So when people accuse you of trolling, its understandable.

          • dd

            I’m mostly just kind of bummed on the attitude she has taken to those who disagree with her. After someone here linked her newest blog post, I was really confused. I’d like to know what the purpose of collecting hatemail and identifying dissenters carries in her mind. To me, it is nothing more than trying to intimidate or shame dissenting voices while controlling the content of discourse. If it’s impossible to say this on her site without being taken out of context, it might as well be said here.

            To be honest, despite thinking her reviews are garbage, I’m really interested in the psychology behind her position(s) and her fans (everything from real “unexamined sexism” that permeates her writing/fan responses to the development of a kind of minor cult of personality built through establishing herself as false authority). The responses are way more interesting than an analysis that mostly consists of trying to create meaningful relationships between the multitude of coincidently similar or stylistically consistent screen shots.

            Still, the argument about why FB blows it is tiresome, I’ll admit, but the IP address deal is really lame.

          • Juliet’s Perfect Cleavage

            Chris, I have to wonder that myself. DD is incessantly rude, trollish and negative, and I can’t imagine why he even reads or acknowledges her work if he hates it so much.

          • dd

            Yo, cleavage, I clearly stated why I read FB. Use that lit degree.

      • MIB Pants

        seriously dd, knock it off. I completely agree with your view of not liking FB’s reviews, but enough is enough. I dont want to read your breakdown of why her writing sucks in your opinion, anymore than I don’t want to read her actual breakdowns. In an effort to discredit FB the only thing you’re achieving is making yourself look as bad if not worse than that which you are trying to destroy. Seriously, there are 6 more days and then its over. Take a deep breath, add substance to the conversation and move on. This act has grown stale.

  • OtherJacob

    Word had it that someone posted a major spoiler on here a short while ago which has since been removed. I’ve been contemplating avoiding these message boards until the finale has been aired… I think I’ve got my motivation now!

    I’ll see everyone here in a week! 🙂

  • Wanda

    I’ve been wondering whether Kate is crossed off because she left Aaron behind. Although that didn’t seem to count against Sun.

    • The Mantis

      That is if Sun was the Kwon that was the candidate. Was probably Jin.

      • Wanda

        No, the candidate was both of them.

    • Rosie

      Why on earth would Kate be crossed off for leaving Aaron behind?? He IS NOT her son. She had no business raising him. She said so to Claire. Why can’t you accept this?

      • Ament

        Well this past episode they kind of showed us biological parents don’t mean much. Doesn’t anyone else see the connection with pseudo-mom raising the kids as her own, and Kate raising Aaron? Granted Kate didn’t smash open Claire’s head with a rock, but their is a connection.

        • Rosie

          Kate has admitted that she was wrong to keep Aaron away from his Australian family for three years. Why can’t you? It seems as if you’re sanctioning the idea of someone snatching another person’s child for his/her own selfishness.

      • Wanda

        Excuse me, but why one earth would you go on the attack because of a simple assertion on a bulletin board?

        Claire abandoned her baby and did not return for him.

        And what did Kate do wrong? Should she or Sawyer have left Aaron by a campfire or stream? Or gone to the media and admitted it was Claire’s baby, and turned him over to Ben in Los Angeles?

        • Rosie

          That did not justify Kate keeping Aaron for herself. I can’t believe . . . you didn’t see anything wrong with that? Even after Kate learned of Carole Littleton’s existence, she continued to keep Aaron for herself. And she did it for selfish reasons.

          Again, Kate finally understood this. Why can’t you?

          • dd

            Just out of curiosity, what should have Kate done? She couldn’t just reveal to the world that there were O815 survivors on some mysterious time traveling invisible Island haunted by a smoke monster.

            She did what was proper. she waited until she could take action (rescue Claire) before abandoning the child who had come to know her as mother. Claire’s mother is as useful as a substitute for Claire as Keamy. Blood ties are merely a distraction.

    • Jackisjack

      LOCKE: Because… my mother was crazy. Long time ago, before I… looked like this… I had a mother, just like everyone. She was a very disturbed woman. And, as a result of that, I had some growing pains. Problems that I’m still trying to work my way through. Problems that could have been avoided had things been different.

      KATE: Why are you telling me this?

      LOCKE: Because now Aaron has a crazy mother too.
      *Lostpedia*

      Maybe Austen is crossed off because of the guilt he’s been feeling for years and realizes, as we do, Kate took and raised Aaron for all good intentions the same way pseudo-mom took Jacob and MIB, just in a very wrong manner. Maybe she is crossed off because he wants some redemption by sparing a person who has the same intentions his mom once did.

      • Rosie

        Kate did not keep Aaron for good intentions. She kept him for her own selfishness, because she wanted to use Aaron as a substitute for losing Sawyer. This was finally revealed in both “The Little Prince” and “What Ever Happened, Happened”.

  • The Mantis

    I hate to plug another site here but everyone of you reading this needs to go to Screenrant.com and check out the fan-made LOST finale trailer. It’s amazing. Doc, you should post it!

  • Rosie

    [“The other thing to watch out for in the finale is how her relationship with Claire resolves (if they both survive). Who will go back and raise Aaron?”]

    Even if Kate makes it off the island and Claire doesn’t, Kate cannot raise Aaron. He’s NOT her child. She has no real claim to him. Aaron is with his grandmother. He is either going to be raised by his mother in the Sideways dimension, or by his grandmother in the real Island time dimension. How is it that you do not understand this? Even Kate does.

    • Ament

      To add, TPTB didn’t seem to care who raised Ji Yeon so why would they care who raised Aaron. As we close to the end, I really don’t think Aaron will play any significant part the end of this show.

      • Rosie

        What is wrong with you people? I can’t believe this. Ji Yeon is with her grandparents. Aaron WAS NOT with his family, when Kate claimed him for her own. Aaron is now with his grandmother. Why on earth would you assume that Kate has the right to take him back if she ever gets off the island?

        • dd

          Yo, Jack is Aaron’s family. Regardless of the status of grandmother, Claire’s mom is a complete stranger to Aaron. You really don’t have a point beyond believing the sanctity or inviolability of traditional family units.

        • BNJM

          Give it a rest already. It’s fiction, not reality.

          • dd

            I think a lot of people have not absorbed that concept yet.

  • jessea

    i don’t think Sayid is dead…he was dipped in the magic pool, he sacrificed himself for his friends…I think he’s going to wash up on the beach at a crucial moment…let’s not count him out just yet!

    • jimmyzer00

      Locke would have to come back before Sayid did.

  • Ament

    John Terry wasn’t the only character to have a recurring role and show this season….there is Walt, he also cameo’d at least once in every season until now. I just wish they could close his story through dialogue from Ben and explain why he so easily set him free with Michael.

  • Raiders of the Lost Arzt

    Who’s Jake?

  • Raiders of the Lost Arzt

    “Instead I want to anticipate the endings and resolutions for the characters… specifically our four remaining Castaways: Jake, Kate, Hurley & Sawyer.”
    Who’s Jake?

  • Rosie

    [Just out of curiosity, what should have Kate done? She couldn’t just reveal to the world that there were O815 survivors on some mysterious time traveling invisible Island haunted by a smoke monster.

    She did what was proper. she waited until she could take action (rescue Claire) before abandoning the child who had come to know her as mother. Claire’s mother is as useful as a substitute for Claire as Keamy. Blood ties are merely a distraction.]

    She did NOTHING proper. Kate has admitted this. The series has admitted this. Why are you so bent upon making excuses for her? All Kate, Jack, Sayid, Sun and Hurley had to do was tell the authorities that Claire had survived the crash, gave birth to Aaron and died. Oceanic Airlines would have contacted the Australian authorities, who would have contacted the Littleton family. And Aaron would have been with his grandmother.

    When Kate and Jack found out that Carole Littleton was alive and well at Christian Sheppard’s funeral, they did NOTHING. They said NOTHING. They allowed Ms. Littleton to believe that Claire had died without giving birth to her grandson. And Kate was holding Aaron at the time she first set eyes upon Claire’s mother.

    When Carole Littleton appeared in Los Angeles a few years later, both Jack and Kate reacted as if she was a potential kidnapper, instead of Aaron’s grandmother. And both were prepared to ensure that she never get her hands on Aaron.

    How is it that a fictional character like Kate can admit that she had done wrong, and yet you continue to wallow in the illusion that she not only had done nothing wrong, but that she had done the proper thing by raising Aaron? I don’t understand people who think like this. Are you so determined to believe that Kate did nothing wrong by keeping Aaron for herself?

  • Marcos

    In honor of the end of Lost, I wanted to share this infographic with you that shows the castaways’ time travel, arrivals, and departures. Enjoy! http://ow.ly/1MgoS