Well, here we are on the verge of the finale, and its all coming to an end. I haven’t written about the last few episodes because they are so linear in nature, they are just finishing off the story without too much cryptic writings.
I was a little miffed over ‘Across The Sea’, the hole of light was a little too much, I could almost hear George Lucas thanking the writers for topping the whole Midichlorian business. However, in the context of the story, it is possible that they referred to it, in that day and time as the light that is in all of us whereas the modern day Dharma folks referred to it as exotic matter. For me, that was the biggest part to swallow and it went down dairly easily.
What I did have a more persistent problem with is the fact that the writers only have a few hours of story time left, with a little bit of story to tell and a whole lot of mysteries to answer. Island pregnancies, psychics dead daughter coming to life, Ben and Widmore unable to kill each other, Christian appearing off island, the whole culty religious thing we saw with the Others over the death of Picket’s wife, and the mark on Juliets back. Why did The Others have to disguise themselves as a primitive tribe, what was special about Walt, what was the deal with the dead birds? The list can go on and on, but I’m sure we will not see many answers to these.
In the last couple of episodes, we have been given some answers, but at times the answers have been incomplete, or lead to more questions. Is Smokey his brother or not? The body still exists, so he wasn’t consumed by the monster, was their mother an instance of smokie? How else does she fill in the well and raze the village to the ground. Who installed the donkey wheel? We almost got that answer, but dearest mummy botched that one for them.
In the last few hours of the show, it seems a bad idea to start teasing with the answers. It’s like kids will be home in 20 minutes, time to quit the foreplay and just get on with it.
I’m sure a good portion of these answers will be told, either specifically, or in a general way. I just finished reading The Third Policeman and without wanting to spoil it for anyone, regarding the book, the author wrote that when the story is taken out of the context of reality (i.e. its all a dream or whatever) you can alter the laws of physics and everything else as much as you want. I hope this isn’t a part of the mechanism for providing answers (i.e. it just is because we are all in Vincents dream).
I thought Adam and Eve was a let down….we knew it was 2 humans, that was never in doubt, what we really wanted to know was who, and I think a lot of us were hoping for some loopy time traveling where 2 of our losties ended us as Adam and Eve only to be discovered by their future selves. Alas it was not to be, and it was MiB and his mom who we only just met. Heck, why not go for total mediocrity and make it two of the people in the village that got burnt down, it would only make for slightly less relevance.
Also, who is left to give any answers? Jacob is gone, Ben and Richard, who at one point we would have given our right arms to have answers from, seem to know nothing about the whole story (a repeating theme it seems). BTW, I think Ben is totally conning Flocke and is still a good guy.
Interesting that Jack, the man who seems to fail at everything, is Jacobs replacement. In the scene with Jacob around the campfire when he asked who would replace him and Jack takes the job, I half expected everyone to groan with mutters of “there goes the island”. Of course, it still could turn out that Flocke is in the right and Jacob/Jack is in the wrong.
Either way, I think it will be heck of a finale, and I’m sure there will be plenty of questions, and I’m hoping the final answer is going to be something that makes us go back and re-watch with enlightened eyes. Given that the full pilot was show the night prior to the finale, I think the final answer will give it new meaning.