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Lost Discussion – Flashing Forward to the Finale

By professorstotch,

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jackSpoilerphobes, beware! This week I’m going to be a bit lighter on the spoilers, not by much though. If you’re going into the end of the season completely spoiler free, I suggest you read these articles instead. With that being said…

Here we go!

Who’s pumped? Are you pumped? I’m pumped! It’s the finale, baby! This is one of those few moments that we look forward to and dread at the same time. Not only does it mean that we’re going to get a season ender that only Lost can provide, but sadly it also means that we’re stuck without Lost for about eight months after this. But I’m not here to dwell on the negatives. We’re only a day away from what will surely be the best episode of the season, we should be happy! Happy I tell ya!

The Incident

I left the title of the episode out of my article title so that all the spoilerphobes wouldn’t freak if they saw the title of the finale on the main page. But if you’re here reading this, then I’m assuming you’ve avoided my mild spoiler warning. That being said…the title of this episode is “The Incident.” That pretty much puts it all on the line. From what we’ve seen so far, it looks like the majority of our episode is going to revolve around Jack trying to stop the Incident by blowing up a nuclear device…wait let me get this straight. Jack is going to stop a cataclysmic incident by…detonating a nuclear bomb…really? Some one needs to talk to Jack and try to make sure he understands here. I love Jack, but I really can’t help but feel like he’s being a complete idiot in this situation. This pocket of energy is about to be drilled into, and that’s going to cause the incident. So Jack for some reason decides that detonating a nuclear bomb…above the pocket of energy…is a good idea. Am I missing something here? I mean, I understand that he wants to erase everything that’s happened. He some how truly believes that detonating this bomb is the right thing to do, and that it’s going to help them avoid the incident. I’m sorry, Jack, but if you set this bomb off, it’s just going to cause the incident. You’re not going to avoid anything, you’re just going to be the cause of it all. I wonder what’s going to happen to Jack once he realizes that the reason his life is miserable, is because of what he did.

Crazy, time-loopy, paradoxial, non-sensical post of the week!

Ok, so I don’t know about every one else out there, but I’m still on the whatever happened, happened team. Why? Because so far we’ve seen nothing to prove that this isn’t true. But for all I know, that could all change this week. Like I said previously, I don’t think it will, as I think the incident is still going to happen, regardless of what anyone does. But let me throw a little something out there that I like to do when I’m talking about time travel. It doesn’t serve any purpose other than to make people say “Hm.” But here’s my thinking:

Say Jack gets that bomb core across the island, and detonates it as planned. And say Daniel was right, and the whole thing goes off without a hitch, the incident never happens, and other than a construction site/crew being destroyed, everything is fine. Following Daniel and Jack’s logic, this will mean that the Swan never gets the 108 minute button that needs to be pushed to avoid disaster. This means that when Desmond is in the Swan, he won’t have to be pushing that button all the time. And if he’s not pushing that button, then that means there won’t come a day where he pushes it late. If there’s no reason for him to push it late, then flight 815 will never crash on the island. If flight 815 never crashes on the island, then it means Jack will never come to the island. Now, if Jack never crashes on the island, then that also means he’ll never get rescued with the rest of the Oceanic Six. So since he’s never rescued, he never has a miserable life off island with that guilt bearing down on him. If he’s never left feeling guilty about what happened to those he left behind, he’ll never have a reason to go back to the island. And if Jack never goes back to the island, he’ll never get sent back to 1977. This means that he won’t ever go on this crazy path to detonate the bomb. And if Jack never dentonates the bomb, that means that the incident will happen as normal. And if the incident happens as normal, then the Swan will be built with the purpose of pushing the button. And if the button has to be pushed, then one day Desmond will make the mistake of being late while pushing it. And because of this, 815 will crash…and you see where I’m going with this

So basically, according to that logic, there’s nothing that can be done. If you follow this with every “the past can be changed” theory, it actually makes sense. If you change the past, then in the future, there’s no reason for you to go back and change the past. And if there’s no reason for you to go back, then you’d never actually change the past. This means that things will continue as the always have…AKA: Whatever happened, happened.

Solving the problem once and for all!

I read an interview the other day, where either Damon or Carlton (forget which one…I think it was Damon…) said that it’s time for this time travel stuff to come to an end. This is good. I’m kinda getting sick of the whole time travel thing, and hearing the claims of paradox and bad writing, and why doesn’t this person remember this, blah blah blah. So if what the Lost Bosses say is true, we could potentially be seeing the end of the time travel plots every soon. I feel like this should also solve the argument between the whatever happened, happened team and the we want change team. This week for definate, we’re going to find out whether or not it’s possible for our characters to change the past in order to affect the future. I’ve seen a lot of people saying that if they can’t change the past, then season six will just be us watching everything that already happened froma different perspective. I laugh at this. I really have to think that the writers would be a little more creative than that. Every time you see something coming, they just flip it around and change everything you thought you knew.

Let’s go out on a limb here.

I think Juliet and Sawyer are done on the show. Sorry guys, I don’t want it to happen either, but I think it will. Now, keep in mind here, I didn’t say they’re going to die. I’m just saying they’re done. I think Juliet’s red shirt is supposed to be more of a sign of her being done rather than a sign of her dying. What exactly do I mean by “being done?” Well, to put it simply…I feel like there’s no where left for them to go. They’ve both redeemed themselves and gone through complete character changes. The two have paid their price on their path to redemption, and now it’s time for them to fade away. I could see Juliet potentially dying, but Sawyer is one I wouldn’t see coming. I feel like he’s too much of a fan favorite to kill off before the end of the show. But as I always say, this is Lost, and anything could happen. If they are kept around in season six, I wouldn’t expect them to play huge roles.

The Kate Problem.

Wouldn’t it be awesome though, if Kate died this week? I know I say that just about every week, but this week I’m really rooting for it. What purpose has she served other than to create pointless drama? There’s literally no reason for her to be around, other than to make us say “OMG, did you see the way Juliet looked at Sawyer when he called Kate ‘Freckles’?!” And that’s it. All she does is whine and complain. This entire season she’s provided no importance to the plot. The only remotely small thing she did was bring Little Ben to the Others. And even in that situation, they could have had anyone do that. Heck, they could’ve had Joe Shmoe the Dharma Gardner bring Little Ben to the Others, and I would’ve been just as interested as when we saw Kate do it. Her character has been nothing but a complete waste of time since season one. And let me just say, if they do get rid of Juliet, and keep Kate, it will be a travesty.

Soft serve twist in a cone.

So anyone got any predictions for the twisteroo? Seasons of Lost are basically like movies from M. Night Shyamalan where we expect there to be some sort of twist at the end. I don’t really have many ideas on what it could be. If anything, I’d guess it has something to do with the future. In my post last week, I had brought up a theory I had about the Losties realizing that they couldn’t change the past, and how it would be their destiny to become protectors of the island/time. My guess on the finale? The Losties from the present are confronted by their selves from the future. Wouldn’t that be rad? Probably won’t happen though, as it’d require a lot of CGI stuff, but it is the finale so they could have a big budget. But please, I’d love to hear some ideas on twists (assuming you’re not copying from spoilers of course.)

What’s to come?

So after tomorrow night, Lost will be over until next January-ish. What’s to come in the future for me? Well, hopefully Doc will let me stick around for a little while. I know there’s some cool stuff planned for the summer, and of course we’ll always be in chat and on the forums. Once the finale is over, I’ll be rewatching season five and putting together a report card. Get it? Because my name is “Professor”Stotch…so…it’s funny? No? Clever? Yeah, it’s clever! Anyways…stay tuned to for all your hiatus needs!




One last note…

I know that some one out there is going to spoil the finale and release a synopsis. I won’t be reading this, and a lot of other people won’t be reading this. So if you do happen to read any synopses out there, please don’t talk about them here, on the forums, or in the chat. We’re going to be taking a VERY strict no tolerance stance on these kind of spoilers. So do yourself a favor, and behave please. 🙂