DOWN TO THE WIRE
This picture gives me the chills. I'm all out of words at this point. Just bring it on already!
I love Lost the way I love fast food. I look forward to it with a sugary pang of guilt, devour it lustily and then, an hour later, find myself hollow, disappointed and regretting my former enthusiasm. Yet I keep going back for more.
Jeff Jensen: I've long cheered Sawyer and Kate. I kinda never understood what Jack sees in her. Actually, I've never understood what Kate saw in HIM--he only ever makes her feel crappy about herself. She deserves better. Someone asked earlier in the chat if I ever predicted something that came true, and yes, there is one: That Juliet would die.
It's been done with love and attention and the evident and ceaseless passion of true, red-blooded nerds, and in the end, it's going to leave holes, because it has to, because what they bit off is just that big. ... Going forward with a show, raising question after question after question, asking people to be patient about a monster for five-plus seasons, knowing that it's all going to get you a kick in the teeth from your own adoring fans someday because you have taken on more than you will ever be able to really explain? That's audacious.
I see a little silhouette-0 of a man!This vid by Pawel18021990 takes a poke at Locke's pathological need to be special:
Are you pretty?TheFineBros are a LOST fun factory unto themselves. Who said those geeky action figures wouldn't be collector's items someday? Trekkies, Bill & Ted and the DeLorean all together on Craphole Island! Doctor and doctor, James and James, Asian and Asian ... they're the same show!
Now that there is time travel, there's no need for logic anymore!
LOCKE: Do you think we crashed on this place by coincidence -- especially, this place? We were brought here for a purpose, for a reason, all of us. Each one of us was brought here for a reason.
JACK: Brought here? And who brought us here, John?
LOCKE: The island. The island brought us here.
LOCKE: Boone was a sacrifice that the island demanded. What happened to him at that plane was a part of a chain of events that led us here -- that led us down a path -- that led you and me to this day, to right now.
JACK: And where does that path end, John?
LOCKE: The path ends at the hatch. The hatch, Jack -- all of it -- all of it happened so that we could open the hatch.
JACK: I don't believe in destiny.
LOCKE: Yes, you do. You just don't know it yet.
And all the people saw the smoky pillar stand at the tabernacle door: and all the people rose up and worshipped, every man at his tent door. And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. - Exodus 33: 10-11
"I had no choice. They were already lost. What would have happened if we were rescued? I couldn't let that happen. I won't."Jack was more successful than Rousseau in freeing his man. He had the bright idea to drop a stick of dynamite down the hole ... which miraculously caused the Smoke Monster to race through its tunnels and flee back out into the jungle sky.
"That same night I will pass through Egypt and kill the first-born son in every family and the first-born male of all animals. I am the Lord, and I will punish the gods of Egypt." - Exodus 12:12The Old Testament is a tale dripping with blood and gore. When Pharaoh refused to let the Israelites go, the Lord connived with Aaron to mess with his head. The Egyptians were afflicted with boils and lice and blood pouring out of the sky like rain, but it wasn't until the Lord commanded the angel of death to slaughter the firstborn males of each Egyptian family that Pharaoh's heart was finally turned. Of all the loathsome plagues that the Egyptians were willing to endure, it was only the loss of all the little boys that was too much to bear.
Old pirates, yes, they rob I;We have yet to learn the story of the Black Rock, of the slaves that were on it, how they were brought there, whether some of them lived, and maybe thrived, and maybe became the ancestors of those we know now as The Others. But we did see people trying to break free.
Sold I to the merchant ships,
Minutes after they took I
From the bottomless pit. - Redemption Song
These songs of freedomBefore boarding the plane, Jin has a very unpleasant encounter with a creepy dude in the men's room.
Are all I ever heard. - Redemption Song
"The most important thing I learned on Tralfamadore was that when a person dies he only appears to die. He is still very much alive in the past, so it is very silly for people to cry at his funeral. All moments, past, present and future, always have existed, always will exist. The Tralfamadorians can look at all the different moments just that way we can look at a stretch of the Rocky Mountains, for instance. They can see how permanent all the moments are, and they can look at any moment that interests them. It is just an illusion we have here on Earth that one moment follows another one, like beads on a string, and that once a moment is gone it is gone forever. - Slaughterhouse Five
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;Speaking of boxes, and of atomic energy, and of time, it all brings us back around to the place this story has so often returned to: The Swan Hatch. When that hatch was opened at the end of the episode, and LOST's gigantic Season One audience realized they were going to be kept on edge for months before they'd learn what was inside, there was a collective howl of frustration that you probably could have heard out on the street if you'd listened for it. It's different for us now. We know that this guy was down there.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Have no fear of atomic energy,
Cause none of them can stop the time.- Redemption Song
"...But truthfully, when we started it, we didn’t know exactly what was in the hatch. We had ideas, but we didn’t know to what extent it would be. The notion of The Others was there, but we didn’t know exactly what that would mean. Damon hadn’t come up with the idea of flash forwards yet. To see where we are and what they’ve created is insanely gratifying and it’s something that no one could have predicted, at the beginning of it. The evolution of it is really part of their glorious experiment of taking a show that we were all, at the beginning, saying, “How do you make this a series?”Do you realize what that statement means? They really were making it up as they went along! They could have done anything with that Hatch!