February 10th, 2010
08:07 AM ET

Claire's fate revealed on 'Lost'

[Editor's Note: You know the drill by now. If you haven't seen this episode of "Lost" yet, DON'T READ ANY FURTHER.]

At first blush, Tuesday night's episode of "Lost" appeared to be Kate-centric, but it was what we found out about Claire that intrigued me the most.

Back in season four, Claire was taken away mysteriously by her dead(?) father, Christian, leaving her son Aaron behind, who was taken off the island by Kate as one of the Oceanic Six. Later, Locke (the real Locke... I think) met Christian and Claire inside Jacob's cabin, but something was certainly off about her. Then Claire appeared to Kate in a dream(?) and warned her not to take Aaron back to the island.

So, we've finally learned where Claire has been - still on the island this whole time, setting traps like the late, lamented Rousseau. And it seems that she has been "infected," and so has Sayid, according to Dogan, the leader of the Others living at the temple. (In another very "Lost" scene, Dogan tortured the torturer Sayid, similar to his treatment by Rousseau when they first met, in order to diagnose him.)

As usual, Jack was quite skeptical of all this, which remains one of his most frustrating character traits. Sure, he doesn't trust Dogan ("I don't even trust myself," he said), but you'd think he would have learned something about all this mystical stuff after all this time. Of course, Dogan's recommendation that he give Sayid a pill to "cure" the infection may not have seemed like the greatest idea either once it was revealed that it was a poison pill.

Jin, who witnessed the infection himself with Rousseau's crew, headed off with Kate to find the escaping Sawyer, but ended up finding Claire.

And what about the version of Claire who never got to the island? Still not sure if I'm on board with this split timeline (on the other hand, after all we've seen on this show, why not?), but the most intriguing part was the surprise appearance of Ethan - who kidnapped Claire way back in season one - attending to her while in labor.

Speaking of the first season, what about the psychic's warnings to Claire that she must raise Aaron, and his later suggestion that she have him adopted by a couple in Los Angeles, California? Well, in the alternate timeline, it turned out that Claire wouldn't have had the baby adopted anyway, as the couple had split up.

Oh, did I mention this was ostensibly a Kate episode? Kate found Sawyer eventually, in the home he shared 30 years earlier with Juliet, and revealed to him that the real reason she came back to the island was to reunite Claire with Aaron. It should be interesting to see if that reunion ever takes place. Is it true that death is the only cure for "infection?"

Time to hear your theories on what to expect next on "Lost." Share them on video, or in the comments below.

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  1. Alpha Beta Base

    Actually Jodi, it hasn't been broadcasting for 6 years because it was ludicrous. I have noticed that people either love it or hate it. I'm glued to it and I'm disapointed that this will be the last season. Personally I extremely tired of reality TV. I have enough harsh reality in my own life. I watch TV to be distracted from lifes problems.

    It's a bit strange that if you stopped watching after the first season and then 5 seasons later, you take the time to find this thread and post about how bad of a show it is. Maybe you should just come out of the closet and admit that you like it and stop reaching for attention.

    ABB Out

    February 11, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. TLH

    WOW!, great show, however, how did Claire get infected, she never died on the show? (food for thought). yet again we are still LOST

    February 11, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Love Lost but my head hurts...

    Ok I love all the theories and information about the biblical references. But as if my head does not hurt enough, I am going to ask – what about Walt and Michael? They were on the plane. And Walt was "special". Are we just brushing that whole storyline under the rug?

    February 11, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  4. Sue

    It's an obvious thing to say, but here goes once again. If you don't like the show, just *don't watch it*. And don't barge into online discussions of it to let everyone else know you don't like it, and sneer at the people who do.

    What exactly are you trying to do, anyway? Persuade people not to watch it? If they've stuck with it this far, trust me, they're used to negativity from people like you, and it's not going to affect them. Make yourself look intelligent? All it does is make you look obnoxious. So just go watch American Idol or something else nice and safe and non-challenging, and leave the rest of us alone.

    February 11, 2010 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  5. Terry

    It is refreshing to have a television show that causes you to think and unravel the yarn or try to piece together the mystery. Today people tend to want to sit back and have entertainment spoon fed to them so they don't have to think about plots, themes, sub plots, character development etc. I suppose those who are complaining that the show is "stupid" or it "doesn't make sense" should confine their viewing to something more simplistic as "Tyler Perry's House of Paine" it doesn't take any critical thinking to watch it. The show, LOST, the thinking behind it, and the writing are all brilliant. To those who criticize it, can you write something as complex as this?

    February 11, 2010 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jodi

    We stopped watching this ludicrous monstrosity of a show after the first season. Too inconsistent. Thank goodness we stopped 'cause it sounds like it got worse as it progressed.

    February 11, 2010 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jen

    Kate will end up with Aaron nomatter what happens because Clair will either die giving birth or leave the baby with Kate. Whatever happened happened.

    February 11, 2010 at 6:11 am | Report abuse |
  8. wl7aml

    The H bomb has not been detonated yet. They removed the detonator from it and set it of in the hole. That was a very small blast compared to a H bomb.

    I'll bet religious fundamentalists don't like the show.

    I like this show more than anything I have seen on TV to date.

    February 11, 2010 at 4:32 am | Report abuse |
  9. Matthew

    I think everyone is reading too much into the Fake Locke's line about Richard and chains. I Dont believe that Richard was the one in chains, but that by Ben killing Jacob, it freed the Man in Black from some restraint that had prevented him from actually harming any of The Others. Now that he was removed form his proverbial chains, he could attack Richard (which he did quite effectively), as well as the Others living at the Temple. It also explains why the Temple was put into siege mode as soon as Dogan heard that Jacob was dead.

    February 11, 2010 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  10. MH

    I didn't read all the comments, but to one of the first 20 or so folks posting who doesn't know who Adam & Eve were from the first season, they've basically told us that already. It's the dentist Bernard & Rose couple, they're off living by themselves and refusing to get involved, living in the cave & on the beach, etc. That was shown in the season 5 finale. There's simply no one else it could really be.

    February 11, 2010 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  11. Joe Smith

    There are a lot of dummies on here, that is for sure. If you don't like the show then dont watch it.

    I did overhear Cuse and Lindloff in a restaurant discuss the ending; VIncent is imagining the whole thing, brought on by a bad case of gas.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. RaleighScott

    Lots of discussions, which I think is the purpose of the show, make you think outside the box and discuss....brilliant.

    I want to discuss Jacob and the black smoke monster man. I think they are Yin and Yang, ancient 'gods'. It was mentioned before in several episodes about ancient Egyptian gods and such. Look at where they live, in the base of a giant Egyptian Anubis statue, God of the afterlife/dead. Fitting, no?

    Which is good and which is bad? Maybe neither, maybe both. But I'd place bets that Jacob is the 'good' one if there is one. The man in black plotted to kill Jacob and has killed countless others.

    So, I think the whole story line is based around them and what they represent. Ancient meets modern.


    February 10, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ginko

    My take is the bomb never went off. They released the energy In the shaft from the drilling making everyone think the bomb went off. They are still stuck in the same time periods until they figure out they have to set off the bomb which will be at the end of this season and they will end up landing in LAX. Island sinks under water!

    February 10, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  14. TareX

    The season is progressing slower than I thought. The final season is supposed to carry answers.

    February 10, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Peachykeen

    I must be getting old because I really have no idea what is going on now. After the series ends, I'm sure I still will have no idea what has happened over the last six years other than planes crashes (or does it), everybody gets wierd for six years, people are dead (or are they) and the show ends up setting us up for the movie....and, oh yeah, Daniel Dae Kim goes to Hawaii Five-O as a cop (or does he?) Gees, I'll be glad when it's over. At least I understand most of Fringe.

    February 10, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  16. thenorm

    i don't care how the show ends as long as J.J. Abrams isnt involved in any way shape or form like he was with the Alias finale. If he is then the ending will suck beyond belief. i can see JJ making the crash be oh the plane is that one in a million crash that happens to the few planes that crash in real life. just remember if you dont believe JJ can build the hype for a big letdown watch the whole last season of alias.

    February 10, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  17. sandi

    The Dharma Experiment is ACTUALLY – how many people continue to get sucked into this season after season; pushing the channel button once a week even though there is no clear reason for it........

    February 10, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Lost in NY

    I just want to say that i think Saucy is BRILLIANT. Whether you theory is correct or not I don't know but I think you have done some great research and yours is as plausible as any!

    I'm a fan who is committed to staying on this ride until it stops. Smoothing out my wind-blown hair and declaring that it was fun while it lasted! I love/hate it and since it inspires in me frustration and anticipation I think it is a GREAT show!

    February 10, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Sean

    and dont forget that the "alternate" time line is 3 years and some change prior to the events back on the island. As we know, Locke got off the Island after it had been three years...

    February 10, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Ryley

    I think the "Why is the Polar Bear on the island?" question is pretty easy. For the same reason the horse that Kate saw was there. When we started learning about the Dharma Initiative in Season 3, i think, they mention a zoology ward, where they did experiments on animals. I believe this is where Kate and Sawyer were kept captive in those cages.

    February 10, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Lotus Morning

    It is so obvious (haha).
    Sayd is Jacob and the Others think he is the dude that became Locke.
    I mean Jacob did tell Hurley to take Sayd to the temple. He wanted to make sure he would get a new body.
    Also I think that Juliet will make one more appearance, maybe when Sawyer dies...Yes, I think Sawyer will die. In the LOST world who knows.

    Will we be seeing any of the people from the back of the plane?

    February 10, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  22. GregR

    I love this show because it keeps you guessing. Not at all predictable. Reminds me of "The Departed." And they could keep this show going for a while, but what would be the point? Explain the function of the island and the people on it and be done. That is why people watch – to find out those answers. Once you know, would you watch? Where are all of these people coming up with Jacob is bad?? Man in black, Jacob in white . . . Jacob doesn't fight Ben when he kills him. Ever notice that everyone that Jacob touched prior to getting on the plane lived? Doesn't Jacob and MIB parallel Son of God vs Satan? MIB, "you don't know how badly I want to kill you." But Satan (a fallen angel) can't kill the son of God. And Ethan was taken off in the sub that Kate, Sawyer, and Juliette were on after he was born. Chang ordered women and children evacuated. And it was revealed that Ethan was a doctor on the island when Kate, Sawyer, and Jack were being held by the others. You have to catch the little things on this show, I think that is why some don't like it. You have to have an attention span longer than that of a beagle. My seven year-old is catching on after I told him his questions will be answered if he pays attention!

    February 10, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Mick

    I love all the comments by people who don't like the show, especially Eric's comment about how there is 'so much' good TV out there. Please Eric enlighten us. American Idol? Cops? JAG? Please help me - I really value your opinion. Durrrr . . .

    Personally, I have been enjoying this season so far. It makes sense that Christian and Claire are in league with the Smoke Monster. Remember Christian helped Locke get off the island, which was obviously part of the set-up for the Man in Black to take over Locke's body. So perhaps that's what Dogen is referring to as the infection, and why he wants to kill Sayid. However, I think that the curveball is that Jacob is the infection in Sayid. I dunno. I'm enjoying it. If you aren't, I hear there's this really simple show that is really easy to follow called 'Keeping Up w/ the Kardashians'. Check it out.

    February 10, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Dawn W

    Paul B, I like the way you think! I have always thought that MIB, Jacob's nemesis was the smoke monster. He used the faces of the dead like a mask to try to wage his personal war against Jacob, he got quite a few miles out of Christian! I just can't sign on to either of the two plots of thought that make sense: Are Jacob and MIB aliens from another planet, or is this some type of "Biblical" message?

    I don't see any of the folks found at the temple as being "new people". I think they've been there all along, possibly from past crashes or past periods in time. In this past episode you see the two children (being dragged around in the temple) that "disappeared" when AnnaMaria was trying to keep her gang together, passengers that crashed from Oceanic 815's tail.

    It's all coming together (even if the side-flashes are terribly confusing the story & time line!) I'll be on the edge of the couch until the very last minute!

    February 10, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Daniel Scott

    The writers of this show bought the rights to "The Dark Tower" from Stephen King. So far the influence of the "Dark Tower" series is weighing heavily on the show, the whole "alternate" reality is a major factor, the name "Dogan" is also in the series by Stephen King. This alternate reality sets the stage for this last season because ALL of the characters can die, because none of this ever happened. My prediction? At the end Jack will be the last one left and he will "become" the Jack in the other time line, he'll remember what happened on the island for a few seconds. And then he'll forget. THE END.
    Oh, and he's gonna make Locke walk again and the two of them will be best friends.

    February 10, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  26. aisha

    omg i love this show ( lost ) cant wait for next episode.

    February 10, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Chris

    Does anyone remember in season 2 ( I think) when locke got caught in the room after a large door came crashing down and all the power went off, There were writings all over the ceiling glowing – like hieroglyphics or alien writing.

    February 10, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Steve

    Like people have already said, if you don't watch the show, why are you here commenting on it? Sure the show can be confusing and causes its viewers to constantly think for themselves, but that is what makes it successful, unique, and having 13 million viewers (for the premiere). If you don't want to have to think for yourself, consider and investigate wide ranging references to literature, philosophy, and history (to name a few) then stick to your mindless reality shows or melodramatic crap. Also, like any other show, there are going to be episodes that suck. The creators are aware and have admitted this as well. But to those who can acknowledge the praiseworthy art form that is LOST, enjoy it. I know I'll be re-watching the entire series after the conclusion and appreciating its depth even more.

    February 10, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Kevin

    I was totally expecting Ben part of the couple "adopting" Aaron so I was a bit surprised. That would have answered or made sense why Claire was told to not let the LA couple to adopt Aaron.

    February 10, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Lynne

    Re. the earlier comment that Sayed did seemed "off," i.e., not like himself, I agree. He's been seriously stoic or business-like prior to this episode and suddenly as he's about to be tortured his whole persona changes as he cries,begging Dogen to stop. Clearly he's been "infected" or his body has been taken over by some other being.

    February 10, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Sandra

    Theory: in the Alt-Lost universe, Christian's body is not found. Jack has to keep returning to the airline to check on the status. The airline finally finds his body and Jack says that he will go and escort the body himself because he's POd about the whole situation. He ends up back on a plane. In the meanwhile, Claire had to give birth to Aaron and since there is no one there to adopt the baby, she has to go back to Australia, so she has to get back on a plane. Kate is running from the law and after exhausting her options, somehow schemes herself back to the airport to board a plane. Sawyer learned that Hugo is rich and somehow tries to run a scam on him... but then ends up liking the guy as friend and becomes disgusted with himself so he wants to high-tail it out of town... on a plane. Hugo is embarassed that he was scammed so he books a trip to calm his nerves- on a plane. Sayid never passed TSA security, so they end up shipping back where he came from.... Locke took Jack up on his offer to look at his spinal injury and Jack performs surgery that enables him to walk again, so reschedules the walk-about in the Outback . Boone got a call from his sister that she is ready to leave her abusive boyfriend, so he goes back for her too. Desmond got a call from Penny that her dad died so they are free to be together, so he books a flight. Charlie is being sent back to where he came from because of his drugs.Rose has cancer (right), so she already died while in LA so her husband is taking her ashes back to Australia.... All in all.... everyone is back on the same plane... and this time, instead of crashing on the way to LA, the plane crashes on its way back to Australia. And this time there are no survivors. The End. J/K

    Questions I want answered:

    Why polar bears on the island?

    Where did Richard, Jacob and MIB originate from?

    What is the black ash that seems to protect people from the black smoke?

    Who created the wheel that turns the island?

    Why does the island dump people in Tunsinia?

    Whats the deal with Walt... what exactly was his ability and does it coincide with Aaron?

    Why exactly was Widmore banished from the island.. and how did Faraday's mom leave the island and can she go back? Did she know that she shot her own son back in 19 whatever? Is that why helped them to get back... hoping that they would stop her from doing that?

    And do I remember that Faraday and Penny are bro and sister, but Penny seems much older that Faraday, so how in the heck is that possible if Widmore knocked up Faraday back when they were on the island?

    February 10, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  32. peg

    Why would anyone that did not watch a show,any show,bother to comment on it? I watched the first episode of "Suvivor" Never went back,never read anything about it,it does not exist for me. So why read anything about a show you say you don't watch?
    I've stuck with "Lost"thro all the red herrings and such,but I want a payoff! A big one!!

    February 10, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  33. SR

    Wait, so they have to get the DeLorean up to 88 MPH but they don't have any gas??

    February 10, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Chauncey Jenkins

    Since its been confirmed that the show is not a dream, or Purgatory, it could still all just be Hurley's perception of reality. All of the cast members are either working at the mental institution, or patients like Hurley is.

    February 10, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  35. scott

    Best show on tv ever, makes you use your brain.

    February 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  36. realist

    Yes..the show is confusing...Im strangely drawn to watch this show every week. maybe thats the lure...to be confused or not to be confused...that is the question. If you dont like to be confused then go make brownies in the kitchen..Im sure you can handle that..No one said you "have to watch lost". If you dont like Lost then good for you...preference in entertainment is in the eye of the beholder. Im so sick of hearing about you people griping about the show...who cares what you think.. anyway..sorry if I offended anyone...see ya next tues. night..

    February 10, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  37. jason

    The infection makes so much more sense of what happened to Locke when Ben shot him. I think the infection is the man in Black.
    Christian Shephard, John Locke, Walter, etc. are all the Man in Black taking their shape to try to manipulate people to do his will.

    I still don't understand Jacob and the Man in Black yet and what will come of that.

    February 10, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  38. bored

    I don't see how folks are saying these first three episodes have been great. I just don't feel the story has progressed at all. The most the story has progressed with the last minute of last night episode with Claire running around like a crazy french woman. Other than that these episodes have been complete snoozers.

    February 10, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  39. jib

    What about the 'others' in the temple calling Sawyer by the name Ford. The guy said something like the follwoing to Jack after Sawyer escaped "Where did your buddy Ford go" referring to Sawyer and Jack said "what" and then the guy said "where did your buddy go".

    February 10, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  40. tom

    Wasn't Ethan already born when the hydrogen bomb went off? I know they were trying to evacuate all women and children, but he was definitely on the island at birth.

    February 10, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Mark

    Agreeing with one of the above, stopped watching because of the high frequency and long duration of commercials. Tried TiVo'ing, developed tendinitis.

    February 10, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  42. tanya

    LOST is weird but these lengthy comment postings are certainly an indicator that we can't stop watching!!!! It's time to quit complaining and enjoy being LOST since most of what's on television is mindless anyway. If you want to live in the real world, watch CNN. It's on 24/7 so you can catch it during LOST's time slot. Everything will come together before its over and if not what fun would it be if it were predictable?! ABC and the writers are doing their jobs.

    February 10, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Jen

    My theory...Locke has been in a coma since dear old Dad pushed him out of the window and this has all been an elaborate dream...

    February 10, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Catherine

    I was thinking the scenes of Kate, Claire, etc in LA were to show what would have happened if the plane had never crashed. That fate still brought them into each other's lives.

    You see Claire in the taxi after the trip from Australia and she's pregnant; Kate is trying to escape and winds up with Claire in the taxi – there's fate intervening to introduce Claire and Kate...Kate brought Aaron back from the island to raise him thinking Claire was dead...and now Kate is encouraging Claire to raise Aaron...interesting.

    February 10, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Tabo

    Does anyone else besides me see the parallels between Lost and the Holy Bible? Here is just a brief list to ponder:

    God vs. Satan – Jacob vs. Man in Black?
    Jesus – Richard, who never ages and remains the same?
    Judas – Ben?
    Beast – smoke monster?
    Lazarus – Sayid (raised from the dead)?
    Adam and Eve – bodies found in the cave?
    Temple in Jerusalem – the island temple?
    Pool called Bethesda (John 5:1-9) – healing waters in the temple?
    Resurrections or demon possessions – dead seen alive again on the island?

    The list goes on and on. Could this all be leading up to an island version of Armageddon?

    February 10, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Shane in Columbus

    This show was one of my favorites in the first season. The second season was "ok" but by the third, they went off the deep end! No good anymore.

    My thought has always been why not come up with short stories to go thru the seasons with? Like end Lost and the last "go down in flames" Prison Break after a season or two?

    February 10, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Sue

    I am really getting frustrated this season...There are still more new characters and more plot lines???? Please start answering some questions and I hate to say...bring on the May finale!

    I have been a fan from the beginning, but I am getting exhausted and my enthusiasm is waning!!!! Thanks to all those that help me get it!!! lol

    February 10, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Debi

    Jacob is the bad guy (or whatever he is), and the man in black/smoke monster is good. All the dead people that appear on the island and off the island are the man in black/smoke monster. Dead Christian on the island and off is the man in black as well. Watch "The Incident" episode in the beginning when Jacob and the man in black are talking. The man in black says "They come, fight, they destroy, they corrupt. It always ends the same". Jacob then says "It only ends once, anything that happens before that, it's just progress." That to me means that Jacob is bringing all these outsiders to the island to fight, destroy and corrupt people.the island, and is happy with all the progess he has made doing it.

    February 10, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  49. vikki

    I stopped watching after season 3, when it was still good. I am having fun reading all of these comments though! I have a bad feeling for everyone that your questions will never be answered and the show will never end up making sense!

    February 10, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Coach

    ALL of the religious undertones you "people" are picking up on are only a PART of the whole. Other religions have similar back stories and lessons. Religion was the first form of explaining the universe. The sciences later developed. This show is about all forms of knowledge. We all want explanations so we make up stories like God did "this" or gravity does "that". It's all just to show people that no matter what stories you tell yourself about the way things are...they still describe the same universe. So yes, the whole Jesus story has its part in the LOST program, but don't base the whole plot on just one perspective. Learn something. Google some key words you may not know and figure out what they are truely contributing to this tapestry.

    February 10, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Doc

    I hope the lost reveal is better than Cloverfield turned out to be. Seems to me that the build up / initial intrigue is awesome and then between the intro and the climax, something goes horribly awry and you're left feeling like you just got cheated.

    February 10, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Thomas

    Wasn't Ethan still born on the Island before they detonated Jughead? So how did he get off and end up in LA? Unless my timeline is wrong (definitely possible by now) Julliette delivered Ethan back in Dharmaville in the 70s, then they blew up the bomb... so... what?
    I don't know, it's not really important probably, I just love this show and want it to end satisfyingly.

    February 10, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  53. squealy

    You ask, how will Kate unite Arron and Claire? I think the answer is, she just did. B/c of Kate helping Claire and getting her to the prospective adoptive parent's place, who then rejected the baby due to the changed circumstances of their marriage (and Claire's subtle but noticeable relief that she was not going to have to give the baby up after all), and then Kate being the one to take Claire to the hospital when she began going into labor, it seems clear to me that Kate has accomplished her goal. Maybe it is what they can accomplish in terms of redemption back in civilization that determines their ultimate fate on the island. Kate gave up her safety to help Claire. All of the castaways who returned on the LA bound plane were in pretty crappola situations in their lives. If Kate has redeemed herself by helping Claire, perhaps she will now be able to leave the island. Perhaps mainland scenarios for all the castaways will be similar, where they need to redeem themselves in order to ultimately leave the island and become "whole" people.

    February 10, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  54. kathy

    The writer doesn't say that Claire never got on the plane. He writes that she never gets to the island in the version of the story where the plane lands safely in LA and the crash never happens. I think it is interesting that Claire's life still intersects with the same people that she was with on the island. I am wondering if Kate will still end up with Aaron in that version of the story.

    February 10, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  55. May

    People stop complaining about the writer not including a Spoiler Alert, and including info about the episode in the title...why are you on here reading the articles?? What do you think will be discussed???!!!

    And if you don't watch the show, you don't like the show, you stopped watching the show, your neighbor doesn't follow the show....us fans don't care to know.

    February 10, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Eric

    How can you not like it? There were 3 flashbacks, 2 flashes-forward, and a flash-sideways in the first chapter alone! – Andy

    February 10, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Harold

    Of all the possible theories discussed here, I think Terry's is the one that makes the most sense. It would also be one heck of a twist in the ending!

    February 10, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  58. tractrix

    The most obvious guess anyone ever has is that it's a Christian story and everybody is in purgatory. We've been hearing this from casual fans since Season 1. The writers have said over and over again that this is NOT TRUE. They have also said it is not all a dream. It IS a fight between good and evil (obviously–what isn't?), but that doesn't mean it's a Christian tale from the Bible. Many people think this because their only frame of reference for anything is what they hear in church. All you people who think it's all about Jesus and heaven/hell really need get out more, read more, see more movies, think more. Great stories and classic literature are full of Biblical references, but that doesn't mean they are Bible stories. This isn't Veggie Tales!

    February 10, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Dr. Scratch and Sniff

    Roses are Red
    and Violets are Blue
    the show is Lost
    and so are you!

    February 10, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Darryl

    I can etll if – if this tv series ends up like Nowhere Man...I will cancel cable and stick with renting movies.

    February 10, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Tom

    Helen – if you think the show is stupid, and you stopped watching it, then why read articles about it? That sounds kind of stupid.

    February 10, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  62. SuzyQ

    OK ....
    -The evil guy currently resides in a Locke-looking body (that could change)
    -Is anyone really dead?? They all come back at some point. So no tears for Juliette – YET. I think Sawyer is going to dunk her in the magic pool. A little Pet Cemetary action 'Lost style'.
    -Does the parallel world show us that our destinies are already planned and that we meet people and touch lives of those for a reason whether it's on a remote island or just hanging around at home. (Claire & Kate, Locke & Jack, etc etc)
    -We know Claire, Sayid and probably more are infected – meaning they have gone to the dark side. I bet that still doesn't mean they are lost and can't be saved. (is that the final concept??)
    -Yes, keep an eye on Miles' face. He knew something before Sayid woke up. I think he knew he wasn't dead (didn't hear anything) or he knew that Jacob or the other evil guy moved into his body.

    Can't wait til next week!!!

    February 10, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Brad

    ....purgatory from day 1.

    February 10, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Ginny Beld

    My theory for what is happening is simple. A simple answer for a very complex show? Well.....yeah. It's an elaborate chess game. Good vs. Evil like in the Max Von Sydow film "The Seventh Seal". As this theory developed in my mind I began to see the characters as place holders for a much older story. Jacob is representative of God or Jesus. Smokey is the devil. Ben is Judas. Richard is Peter and so on. Some of the world's oldest tales are about the gods and their earthly meddlings. I freely admit that I could be completely wrong and would welcome the surprise that comes along with it. For right now however this is my current theory.

    February 10, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Gabrius

    The "815 never crashed" alternate plot is....

    remember, you heard it here first....

    ... a dream. Or, more accurately, a collection of dreams. Getting knocked out by the white flash at the end of season 5 caused all of this – why do you think that the alt plot has only revolved around people who are @ the hatch when it's revealed that detonating the H-bomb didn't work (mainly, I'm thinking the other characters are abstracts from the dreamer's subconcious)? My guess is that this alt plot will be tied up with everyone waking up @ the hatch, realizing that they are all there for different, important reasons.

    February 10, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Terry

    In the final scene of the last show.. Bob Newhart is going to wake up and tell his wife he had another wacky dream!

    February 10, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  67. cs441

    This episode was not a great episode by any means. But I still liked the parts about the "Infection", Claire and Kate being together (with Ethan) in the no-crash time-line and the revelation about Claire. Most people believed that Sayid will be reincarnated as Jacob. I thought that would be a little boring (Locke and Sayid fighting each other ? Is this Heroes, with Peter and Sylar fighting each other ? Ughh). But what really happened to Sayid was interesting. I believe that he is really dead. And the "infection" they are talking about is the MIB or the smoke monster "claiming" or possessing their bodies. The same happened to Christian Shephard and Claire. I had a theory long time back that Claire was dead. This actually proves that – Claire died in season 4 in the bomb blast by Keamy's men. But her body was possessed by MIB (or whoever / whatever). So when Sawyer got to her, she seemed alive. But it wasn't really Claire. And since the same thing happened to her father, Christian, she went with him. This also explains why Jack never found his father's body. The same "infection" also happened to Danielle's crew. Remember she had to kill them all when they had "changed" ? They had become somewhat evil after getting infected – since Danielle's boyfriend tried to kill her. It kind of makes sense to me. The only thing I can't explain with this theory is Locke. He was infected too, but his body was found.

    I liked the part about Ethan and Kate still being involved with Claire's baby. I commented last week that the same group of people were interacting in the no-crash scenario as in the island-crash scenario. Its like destiny bringing people together for a particular event – Kate and Ethan HAVE to be involved with Claire's baby. I don't know why but its interesting.

    Next week's episode seems promising and hopefully it'll be more interesting and eventful than this one.

    Oh and for true Lost fans – Ignore the people who diss the show. They really have a lot of free time to read and comment on something they haven't seen for 5 seasons ! If they have not seen the show after season 1, how do they even know what they are talking about ?

    February 10, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Giovanni

    I would have thought that Sawyer would take Juliet's body to the temple????

    February 10, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Marvin Rhodes

    I've never seen an episode. Think I'll skip it!

    February 10, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Dr. Scratch and Sniff

    Here is how I see it all ending. Picture a small diner, Jack goes inside and is waiting for Kate, He is looking at the menu and then at the table side Juke Box, Kate comes in and sits down followed by James, they are all waiting for Claire who is outside trying to park her car as they all start munching down on onion rings, you hear Journey playing in the background. If this STINKING SHOW ENDS LIKE THE SOPRANOS I WILL GO POSTAL!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 10, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  71. PK

    Lost is starting to worry me. With a short season they better start answering some questions and wrap this up!
    With the whole new Jacob and his opponent thing- this may be stating the obvious but I see a pretty clear God vs Devil analogy here which leads me to the common conclusion that this is all purgatory.
    White vs Black
    Good vs Smoke monster
    Jacob tried to give Ben a choice before Ben killed him similar to God's gift of free will.
    Any else think of this?

    February 10, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Sharon

    Did anybody catch the comments about the water turning colors before they dunked Sayid last week? Wonder what that had to do with his infection? The water was clear then turned dark.

    February 10, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Diana

    They are all in purgatory! When this all ends that is going to be the gist of it. The storyline and all of the characters are part of a journey to see which ones are accepted into heaven and which ones are banished. The season finale last year confirmed what I have been thinking the entire time.

    February 10, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Dave

    I stopped watching this show years ago because it's plot became so lame. Alternate realities are crutches for writers who can't maintain a coherent plot line, but the way this show has stumbled around is simply ridiculous. It's not a complex plot ... it's inane. Hopefully Lost and Heroes will be the last of this ilk.

    February 10, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Brad

    ....everything else is curve balls and changeups.

    February 10, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  76. rj

    I think the Island is where the Devil dwells, on Earth.

    February 10, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Brad

    ......aaron will end up being the second coming of Jesus. You never know.

    February 10, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Brad

    God versus the Devil.....with the devil trying to find a way to take them to hell and God trying to bring the right ones to heaven! So obvious for so long. One of the great shows to hit the airwaves in a long time.....has the cult status appeal of the X-files and the first season of Twin Peaks.

    February 10, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  79. tizzle

    why wasn't what's her name on the plane with her brother??? she was on the island as a survivor in the first crash?!

    February 10, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Michel

    In my opinion, Aaron is the key. Born on the island, brought off the island, STILL not back on the island. He will play a major role in the conclusion to the series

    February 10, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Paul

    LOST has me for one more episode. After that, if all the questions still persist than I will just wait until the FINAL series episode and one hour before as LOST will do a recap before the finale, guaranteed. So far with a 2 hour episode and last night's one, I could have missed any one hour or 2 (dare I say 3) and still be 'lost' or even following the show.

    Greatly written, acted and shot ... except the TEMPLE set looks as if it was borrowed from the daytime soap ONE LIFE TO LIVE's 'underground' story from years ago, a bit fake looking ... but nothing ever is resolved. With 12 episodes left, I would hope they would start resolving small things along the way to make the finale seem complete and not JAM-packed with resolutions like Hurly in a pair of skinny jeans.

    February 10, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Captain Obvious

    It's so obvious, I can't believe you aren't following it.

    The island is just a metaphor for Smurf Village. Jacob (Papa Smurf) is in charge. However, Brainy (anti-Jacob) wants to overthrow him. He can't kill him without eliciting the help of Gargamel (John Locke), so he does so, along with Ben (Azrael).

    Brainy takes over, the smurfs throw him across the village, his glasses break...

    February 10, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Ace.

    I think the parallel timeline is an unstable tangent universe that isnt sustainable. Kind-of Donnie Darko style. I also think that Juliet is wandering the island somewhere covered in dirt–because she had to dig herself out, if she isnt already in the hands of Flocke/MIB. She wanted to tell Sawyer that "it worked" because as she was dying she was being sustained in the tangent universe and could see both very briefly. I think she will have a lot of information when the Losties find her. I'm worried that Sawyer will kill himself before Juliet awakens and tells him she's ok...I don't see any way back for him after the latest heartbreak. Jacob said it only had to end once, everything before that is progress...I think that requires our losties to go against their nature, Kate to stop running, Jack to have faith etc....I really like the season so far and cant wait to see how it all ties in. I like that they are finding each other in the same ways even in the tangent universe...like Kate being there for Claire and the baby.

    February 10, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Hawkeye

    My thought is that the islanders are in another time-warp and that they ultimately will do something that will stop the time-jumping and put them all on the plane just as if nothing had ever happened. The sequence in LA is a "flash-forward" showing what happened after the sequences on the island. Thus, there are not two alternate universes, just different timelines.

    Think of it like the time when Jin was having was delivering the stuffed animal to the hospital when Sun was having her baby. You thought the timelines were similar, but you found that they were actually years apart.

    February 10, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Corn Fed

    Just a thought about Clair. There was a line of people waiting to get a cab as they emptied out of the airport. Perhaps Clair hadn't exited the cab yet to catch a departing flight since Kate jumped in before she could get out???
    Just a thought. . . . .

    February 10, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  86. wd

    Desmond was infected, yet was "cured" by his timely phone call, so death is not the only answer.

    February 10, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Sean

    I can't agree with the "Desmond flashing through time" thought. He started doing that due leaving the island (as explained in Season 4 in the episodes prior to The Constant). Since the island didn't exist in the alternate timeline, it could not have affected him in this way.

    February 10, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  88. BB

    this show use to be good but over the last couple years it has just got plain stupid and impossible to follow. Like a poster asked above, is Lost the title or the plot of the show??

    February 10, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Chang

    I think it should end with Captain Picard exiting the Holodeck – Locke was Picard all along!

    February 10, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  90. JP

    Hey AS – Ethan introduced himself as Dr. Goodspeed – the same last name as Horace on the island. But wasn't Ethan the child of Horace and Amy?

    February 10, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Stephanie

    I'm so LOST!

    February 10, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Henry

    It's called, "Make It Up As You Go Along". Something NBC's "Heroes" began doing once they realized their little mid-season replacement got picked up, and failed miserably.

    February 10, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Harold

    When the show first aired I was intrigued and wanted to see what was going to happen next. Then Ben, who was the survivors arch enemy, became a friend of the survivors and they started to help him, thats when I stopped watching. It got too stupid after that. Unfortunately, my wife and son started watching it about that time, so now I have to go do something else while they watch this worthless show. In the final episode there will be more questions then answers.

    February 10, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Steve-O

    I'm a LOST fan (no pun intended) since season 1. But as everything winds down to a close I get a feeling the overall premise and plot line is getting made up as the show pro-(di?)-gresses. I really do hope once all is said and done we can look back on the show and say "Wow! This all made total sense! Now I need to watch it from the beginning again.". But until that time LOST still seems to be a muddled mess.

    February 10, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Realistic Lost fan

    I'm guilty of it too, but we give the writers of Lost too much credit. We think that they've had a grand scheme for the past 5 years when they are actually flying by the seat of their pants. YES there is a general framework they are working around but they definitely have had to regroup every once and a while. Not ALL the links make sense and not ALL the loose ends are going to be tied up in the end. These writers are running with a great FICTIONAL idea that took off like crazy. They are doing their best to keep it interesting and yes..CONFUSING. If it made sense, I would not be watching it still. Inevitably...all of the fans who love the show are going to be dissapointed in the finally. How is the show that is built on leaving fans "wanting more", going to wrap up nice and tight. Still can't wait to see how they do it tho.

    February 10, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Patty

    Jack does know Claire is his sister. He put it together when Claire's mom talked to him at his dad's funeral.

    February 10, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Paul B.

    Claire and Sayid are infected by the 'smoke monster' – just like Rousseu's friends way back when. Jack's Dad was the smoke monster also- he always has been. The smoke monster can take the form of peope who are dead on the island – like when he became Alex to tell Ben to follow Locke – a person he knew he was going to 'be', now that Locke's body is back on the island. Remember when he became Eko's brother? That's because his brother's body was on the island. Anyway, after everybody gets their stuff together, and Locke is resurrected, he's going to kill the smoke monster and everyone (Claire, Sayid, and probably Sawyer until we're done here) will turn back to 'normal'. Got it?

    February 10, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Jboy

    Chang, Desmond was on the plane, he asked Jack about the seat but told the flight attendant told him he could change seats. So he did have a seat.

    February 10, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Aaron

    I wish ABC would cut out some of the commercials. There's more commercials it seems than actual show.

    They're really trying to stretch this season out...

    February 10, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  100. BORING

    Show is a joke. Storyline ?? What storyline?? They've been making this up as they go and it shows

    February 10, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Colleen

    so why did Jacob want siad to live? And tell Harley where t take him?

    February 10, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  102. travelli

    I'd like to thank the producers and writers of Lost for bringing television something other than a big Karaoke show. I'll just suggest that people hate what they don't know or understand.

    February 10, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Barbara

    Saucy, I think you've made the most sense so far:

    But who knows, right? There's so much crap on TV these days, it's great to have something to watch that bends the mind in all these delicious ways. I'm not a TV watcher in general, but I try not to miss LOST.

    I also think it's funny how this bit of great TV is weeding out those who'd rather be wall-e style lazy boy sitters (man, did that movie nail this concept of lame humanity on the head!) than use their brains for anything more than figuring out the latest slew of garbage reality show characters. The comments of the clueless make me chuckle.

    February 10, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  104. John

    Anyone remember how "St. Elsewhere" ended? I hope this whole show isn't the dream of an autistic child.

    February 10, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  105. sara

    Adam and Eve in the cave are Rose and her husband.
    I think that Jacob is wrestling with an angel. The angel can't go home until one of them wins.

    February 10, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Verne

    The name of the series is Lost, not the people in the series, I commend the writers, actors & actresses for doing an excellent job. I would greatly enjoy the continuation of this and also the quantum physics "Timeline" , kinda gets you all in a different frame of mind. Negative replies are ok, cause that's what makes this Great Country Great. Good Luck with all theories here and keep watching, like all good things Lost will come to an end, and those of us that enjoy it, will be saddened, at least for a while.

    February 10, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  107. tractrix

    This is not a Christian TV show. The writers use Biblical tropes but that doesn't mean it is religious allegory and somebody = Jesus and somebody = Satan, etc. It's not some kind of dumb Sunday school lesson. And it's not all going to be a dream in the end.

    Robert's comment brings up a good point: Christian symbolism via the Grateful Dead. That sums up the Lost writers pretty well, I think.

    And speaking of which, I love all the mean, sadistic hippies in this show. LOL!

    February 10, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  108. GODZILLA1

    There is no way Claire could have set that trap with the huge sack of suspended rocks by herself!

    February 10, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Rob

    Like many, I am addicted to this show and clear my schedule to watch each week. I love the suspense and the questions. I wish it wasn't ending.

    February 10, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Joe

    Don't overthink. The reality is the plane crashed and all on board died. Everything else is a fantasy scenario. Such as, what if some passengers survived on a mysterious island? What if the plane never crashed? In a fantasy, all things are possible, and need no explanation.

    February 10, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Sigh

    I've watched this show since day one and feverishly have been waiting for this final season but I have to say I'm beginning to get dejected. This is the home stretch... why are we still getting more questions than answers?

    All in all I was okay with the Temple people, but I'm not sure what the deal is with the Flash Sideways... It seems like a cheap way out to satisfy two sets of people. The one who wants the island story to progress and the other that wants the losties be successful at averting the crash and sending it back on it's normal course. After the second episode (which for my money is the worst episode in the collective series), I'm almost ready to say forget it.

    I mean seriously... They get to the temple... First they want to kill them all... then all of a sudden it's vitally important that they stay in the temple. It's vitally important that Sayid live then they try to kill him. Seriously with all the hints that something huge is at stake why all the secrecy? It's ridiculously frustrating at this point. If so much is at stake what on earth is being gained by being so cryptic about everything. You just expect someone you were all too ready to kill a few hours ago to take it on faith that he should just give Sayid some unknown pill, a doctor at that? Come on writers... you can do better. If they have an important role to play in the upcoming conflict/resolution it's about time that people start filling them (and by proxy us) in.

    The only redeeming part of this episode was Sawyer continuing to evolve and even that would have been better without Kate following him around like Puppy Dog. Otherwise it was a complete waste and it's entire substance could have been handled in a 10 minute segment of another episode. This week was horrible.

    February 10, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Russ

    you guys need to stop bitching about the show

    February 10, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Karen

    Why are all you "Lost" haters even on here reading this. Go somewhere else and complain about something you understand. "Lost" is an intellectual show. So sorry you people aren't intelligent enough to understand and appreciate the story.

    February 10, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Jake

    Sun and Jin are now in the same timeline. Jin was at the temple when they went into lockdown, and fired off that flare. Meanwhile at the beach, where Sun is with the pilot and Richard, they see the flare burst which warns Richard.

    February 10, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Awf Hand

    It's amuzing that many here hate this "stupid" show.

    Stick to your Biggest Loser or Dancing With Yesterdays Celebrities shows and keep your comments about a show that is over your head to yourselves. It's not for you.

    February 10, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Mercy

    If the creators really are die-hard Stephen King fans, their use of the word "Dogan" is most likely referential to the "Dark Tower" series.

    February 10, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Cheri

    So if we go with the biblical theory, who is Richard? He got out of his chains how long ago??? why was he in chains??? who put him there??? AND how would he fit in with God and Satan?

    February 10, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  118. John

    I haven't got a clue where the show is going, but I love the ride! Sad to see it end, but I'll be glad to see it explained.

    Hate on haters, it just makes the show more fun...

    February 10, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Manish

    The first season was the best and show continues to have great characters. But great characters who are forced to be part of an every worsening plot with endless stretches of logic. I just want to personally become the smoke monster to put a merciful end to the awful Dogan. I will miss the characters when the show ends but I have grown tired of the implausible story line.

    February 10, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  120. kd

    @Pamela, I'm glad you said something about Jack and Claire...it made me remember that Jack actually DOES know that Claire is his sister at this point. If you'll remember after the Oceanic 6 left the island, Jack held a memorial service for his father and Claire's mom was there. She told Jack that her and Christian's daughter was on the plane, Claire. Kate was standing a little ways behind Jack when he found out, and I could never decide if she had heard it or not. As far as I know, Jack is the only one of the survivors who knows Claire is his half-sister...I don't think even Claire knows. It will be interesting to see how (and if) people start to find out.

    February 10, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Cecil

    I keep reading all the wishes about the series not ending. I like the show and did not watch it on TV on purpose but by buying the DVDs and watching them all before the last season started. It is better viewed that way in my opinion. One thing about the show ending, where in the world will Hurley ever find a steady acting gig after this show? My daughter and wife ran into him in the Honolulu airport a year or two back and he was a most arrogant churl. He is one of my favorite characters though. I wish I had waited for the last season to come out on DVD and then watched the entire series at my leisure.

    February 10, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  122. OC_greg

    too many post to read and see if this has been said already but just in case...

    first episode of this season, they show the plane with the usual suspects on it, as if it never crashed, and the camera goes under the ocean showing the now sunken island–this is the alternate reality as if the H-bomb had blown up. This is what they asked for at the end of the last season, i think Jack said 'none of this suffering would have happened and we can all just land in los angeles'.. now we get to see what really would have happened if they never crashed in season 1 episode 1.

    the other story line seems to be back on the island as they came the second time (after leaving the island and living 3 years in LA, then returning) before but not in the '70s. i believe this reality is the magnetic explosion, instead of the H-bomb, caused them all to jump back to their correct time, putting Jin and Sun back in the same current year as well as the rest of the cast.

    i THINK that is what is going on..

    February 10, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Nancy

    O.k. I'm on a roll here, what if.. Oceanic flight 815 did crash into the ocean and is sitting on the sea floor. But that same Alien space craft that saved Virgil "Bud" in the movie The Abyss saved all the passangers and has them all in some sort of "dream state of mind" and is experimenting on them. Then during the season finale it floats them all up to the surface and the passangers don't remember anything.
    LOL.. just a thought.. this show can really make your mind race around.

    February 10, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Ronnie

    I am still amazed at the amount of people that come here to comment about how much they hate the show, and how stupid people are to even watch the show. WHY then, do you keep showing up, just to put people down for something they enjoy. If you don't like the show, that's fine. But don't degrade the rest of us that do. I love the frustration of the show and trying to figure out what is going on and what will happen next. Reading the blogs and knowing I'm not the only one intrigued, is the fun part of my day on Wednesdays. Having to read all the "put downs" just reinforces my belief that some people arent happy unless they are being negative about something. To all my Lost compadres, I appreciate all your theories and fellow frustrations. Keep em coming!

    February 10, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Kembirly

    Richard is HOT!!

    February 10, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Laura

    If Jack's dead father was never on the original flight then the following makes no sense.
    Remember in last season's episode when Farraday's mom told Jack that he had to take Locke on the flight with something that belonged to Jack's dad in order to accurately "recreate" the doomed flight??? This was to ensure that they made it back onto the island. Well, if Jack's dad was never on the flight to begin with, then it didn't matter if Locke wore Jack's dad's shoes right??? AGHHH.... i love this show! Someone help me. What do you guys think?

    February 10, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Robert

    "My Brother Esau"
    Words by John Perry Barlow; music by Bob Weir
    Copyright Ice Nine Publishing; used by permission

    My brother Esau killed a hunter
    Back in 1969
    And before the killing was done,
    His inheritance was mine.
    But his birthright was a wand to wave
    Before a weary band.
    Esau gave me sleeplessness
    And a piece of moral land.

    My father favored Esau,
    Who was eager to obey
    All the bloody wild commandments
    The Old Man shot his way.
    But all this favor ended
    When my brother failed at war.
    He staggered home
    And found me in the door.

    Esau skates on mirrors anymore...
    He meets his pale reflection at the door.
    Yet sometimes at night I dream
    He's still that hairy man,
    Shadowboxing the Apocalypse
    And wandering the land.
    Shadowboxing the Apocalypse
    And wandering the land.

    Esau holds a blessing;
    Brother Esau bears a curse.
    I would say that the blame is mine
    But I suspect it's something worse.
    The more my brother looks like me,
    The less I understand
    The silent war that bloodied both our hands.
    Sometimes at night, I think I understand.

    It's brother to brother and it's man to man
    And it's face to face and it's hand to hand...
    We shadowdance the silent war within.
    The shadowdance, it never ends...
    Never ends, never ends.
    Shadowboxing the Apocalypse, yet again...
    Yet again.
    Shadowboxing the Apocalypse,
    And wandering the land.

    February 10, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  128. jt

    What was Locke/Man in Black referring to when he said to Richard Alpert... nice to see you out of the chains?

    February 10, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Brett

    I just spoke with the producers. I don't want to say this, but you all deserve to know. In the end, they go back to the nuclear bomb blast and all die for good. Sorry to spoil it.

    February 10, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Sherry

    The best part of this article are the comments and all the people complaining about the show. Really? Why do you watch it if you hate it? And then read the article and THEN comment? Interesting...you all sound like you're on heroine and hate the stuff but can't stop the addition. I guess the creators of Lost have really got something here! As for myself...I love it...never missed an episode and will mourn it when it's over. I don't question the absurdity of it, I just sit back and enjoy the ride. Great show, great writing! Thanks!

    February 10, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Lisa

    "What Kate Does." She runs. That's what she always does. That what she did in both timelines in last night's show.

    February 10, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  132. ChrisNYC


    Jack thought he knew Desmond because they'd met years before in the Coliseum, while both were running stairs, it just didn't click for Jack.

    That said, I wonder if Desmond would have been training for the global boat race to win Penny's father's support since her father wouldn't still be searching for a way to return to the island since it'd be at the bottom of the ocean and therefore not the same man he is when he rejects Desmond as a suitable suitor for his daughter...

    February 10, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  133. KasieK

    Could the French woman (can't remember her name) be reincarnated into Claire? Did Claire take on her role on the island?

    February 10, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Austin

    I think it's absolutely hilarious that all these people are commenting about how they hate the show. I hate the show Desperate Housewives, therefore I would never read an article about that show or write a comment about it. Hey, all you losers posting about a show that you don't even watch(or stopped watching because your feeble mind couldn't understand it) thank you for letting me laugh at your idiocy. This is the greatest non comedy series that has ever been made!

    February 10, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  135. RayJacksonMS

    I think the purpose of the side ways slides are to show us the real Kate, Sawyer, etc. I think we are going to see some real nasty things about these characters and we already know they care thieves, murderers, adulterers, glutenous and so on. Remember the Others only took the good people. By the end we may find out we have been rooting for the wrong people all these seasons. But then again good people are pretty damn boring.

    February 10, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Babz

    Looks like a Judeo-Christian story with a lot of catholicism mixed in. Jacob appears to be Jesus-like while the man with dark hair seemed to be more satan-like. The title LOST seems to be what people without God are – lost. New Locke seems to be person in-dwelt by satan....he first appeared as an angel of the light, but he is really a ravenous wolf in sheep's clothing. So many Biblical references have been made, Biblical names have been used and of course there are a lot of catholic references/teachings/traditions. I have a feeling in the end this will be about being a lost soul without God and those who believe in the island (God/biblical truth) are no longer lost, but found.

    February 10, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Nancy

    Can someone tell me their take on exactly how long the crash survivors have actually been on the island in what would be the closest thing to real time? I remember I think in Season 4 or 5 it was like 4 months, then of course in Season 5 the Oceanic 6 got off the island for 3 years? So does that make the "real time" of the survivors who never left the island actually on the island for like say... 4 years? What is the TV Season time verses time on the island + 3 years? So confused!!

    But happy confusion.

    February 10, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Greg

    He does now she is his sister on the Island Time line but not on the LA time line, He will will eventually because the LA time line is the Happy time line the Island Time line is the Death and destruction time line.
    We know from the Movie Deja Vu two time lines can not exist forever one will die off,,,,,,I think its the Island time line that will die.

    Ahh television, it fill our heads with such bull malarky!!!

    February 10, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Needlemyer

    mrs. tucker max...

    kate + claire = the place i want to go when i die...

    February 10, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  140. TCG

    Did anyone see the resembalence of Dogan to the guy who was in charge of the project and is in all of the information films? All of the sudden Dogan's face looked really familiar.

    February 10, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Sean

    Lost = stuck in what Christians call "limbo"

    – Dead or alive? All of these people are dead, but have not come to grips with their destiny and are trapped in limbo. Why else did so many other passengers on the plane die
    – Christian Sheppard – ironic name?
    – Jacob (good) – God
    – Black cloud (bad) – Bad, fallen angel
    – Good and bad are in a timeless battle for people's souls
    – Fate...keep repeating life until you get it right and fulfill your desitiny. At the end of the day the dual universe is showing that no matter what you try to do, your destiny is your destiny

    February 10, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  142. lauraw

    I love Lost, but the insane amount of commercials makes me not want to watch it live & just wait a week and watch it online (times like this I realize the value of DVR!).

    I have always wondered how there was a Dharma food drop in season 1 or 2 when Dharma was no longer functioning. Was that ever explained??

    February 10, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Russ

    Simply amazing how the haters out there declare over and over how much they hate the show and how stupid those who enjoy it are. How they quit watching years ago. Yet they cannot stand to leave it to its fans who really do love it. LOST is the only program on the networks that has my interest week in and week out. How about you haters get lost! Go talk about your Bachelor or Survivor, Idol, CSI, Chuck or Ghost Whisperer or any of the truly crap programs that are currently polluting the airwaves.

    February 10, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Jose R.

    I have heard about the Lost series but never watched a single episode. Two weeks ago, I got seduced by the whole final season ad campain and watched the season premiere. That peaked my interest and went to I-tunes and downloaded free season by season recap episodes, plus downloaded the entire season 5 to catch up with season 6. I think I got about 95% of all the facts straight in my head, that I'm confident I can enjoy season 6. Anybody who needs a refresh of the previous 5 seasons should go to I-tunes and download the free refresher episodes.

    February 10, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Nancy

    Pamela, Jack knows that Kate is his sister, didn't you watch Season 5? It was revealed to Jack when Claires mom came to Christians Funeral. He's figured it out.

    February 10, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Jeff

    You "Lost" me at hello.....You "Lost" me at hello......


    Dazed and Confused

    February 10, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Greg

    I think this split in time, caused by the bomb blast did exactly what Sayers GF said before dieing, It worked, On one time line we are seeing these people lives move forward as if nothing ever happened, there inter connected and we will see them over the next 12 episodes connect with each other. I expect Hurley will reconnect with the blond who sold the Australian guy the boat But was killed after getting a DWI (IN real LIfe) killed off in the Show, Kate will hook up with the Doc, Sawyer with the Blond Baby Doc, Sadie (Everyone favorite Iraqi) with his special gal, I expect we will see the whole Lot interacting and ending up happily ever after, On the Other hand the time line on the Island is going to be all out war with Jacobs followers against Black Smoke guys dudes, I expect Death and destruction to fall willy nilly amongst them all.
    Actually we will get a happy ending and a sad ending in the same Show,
    On a side note I have been wrong everytime concerning Lost!

    February 10, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Nancy

    This show is very confusing, I'm going to miss it very much. I do hope that the writers give us more insight with each episode into the mystical island secerets. I still can't figure out Richard, what's his gig? I want to think that he may be the brother to "the man in black" now the smoke monster who lives in Lockes body? Richard seems to of course be ageless, ( he recruited Julia), but past episodes show him on the island during the occupation of the Dharma folks. Something in my gut tells me he is the one who's most connected to the island. Maybe Richard, the smoke monster and Jacob were all three brothers at one time? (Not sure what time)? But something is there I just know it.
    Enjoy Season six fellow Losties!

    February 10, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |


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  150. Stephen

    Have you ever noticed that Ben or Lock always say; I will tell you everything you want to know." And then the person follows them and then they never tell them anything. I am pretty sure that is how this show is to the viewers. The creators keep telling us they will answer all our questions. In fact this new season is "No new questions, only answers." or something to that effect. All they have done is create new questions. At the end we are going to be like the real like right before he died, confused and sad. I can't stop watching but not because I like where they are going. I hate it infact, but I fear that I am an infected one.

    February 10, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Aziz Khan

    I think claire and Jack are siblings... at the end of the show dogma tells jack that his sister was also infected

    February 10, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Crys

    It says "And what about the version of Claire who never got to the island?" It doesnt say anything about her not getting on the plane. She was definitely on the plane.

    February 10, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
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  154. Coach

    mike: There are lots of people that don't deserve to watch the finale. I will be starting my own show called LIST. You can gether the plot line of that show.

    February 10, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  155. 'Mats Fan

    "Lost" f?!king sucks! Not just this episode but the entire history of the show. Too many loose ends to tie up, too many characters, too much to explain. I wish I never started watching but I'm in too deep now to stop. But I know by the end the payoff will not be worth. Thank God I can always watch my dvds of "The Wire" to restore my faith is great television."Lost" is disappointing and vastly overrated.

    February 10, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  156. resorick

    Anybody notice that the adoptive mother of Claire's unborn baby was Juliet's infertile sister?
    The very fact that we are here discussing the show after 6 seasons is a testament to it's brilliance.

    February 10, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  157. kris webstger

    Oh and member Hurley's "numbers"???? Ideas?

    February 10, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  158. kris webstger

    why was Walt SOOOO important in Season 1? I know the writers had a problem with the fact that he grew so quick but they made such a BIG DEAL out of him! What is his story? Why the list? And member when Walt yells to his father.... "they are not who they say they are?" ANy thoughts?

    February 10, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  159. Bill K NY

    The show has entertainment value for me. I'm not hung up on the plot nor the characters. It's more like "what is going to happen this week." Similar to CSpan.

    February 10, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  160. duggan

    Two different timelines:

    Jughead worked. Island is destroyed and sinks in 1977 along with everybody on the island. Many Dharma folks were evacuated including young Miles and Ethan. Losties don't crash. Desmond doesn't get shipwrecked – anything that happened to the island or anyone that came to the island post 1977 doesn't (cause it sank). This explains Ethan, Desmond (although there is something else with Des I am sure), we will likely see Miles and Juliet amoung others (no pun intended) in this non-crash timeline.

    Jughead didn't work. Instead of destroying the island, we have the 'Incident' referred to by Candle. Losties are transported back to the future where they started from. Swan station is built, numbers are transmitted, Desmond crashes, etc etc.

    February 10, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  161. bob

    " Lost " refers to what the audience feels when they watch this show!!!!

    February 10, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Chang

    Pamela: Jack does know that Claire is his half-sister. He found out when he met Claire's mom at Christian's funeral service.

    February 10, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Matt

    Some thoughts:

    I think MIB's "home" that he speaks of is under the water. He wants to protect the Island and believes Jacob's bringing of people to the island is wrong. So, the only way to prevent that is to put the island back under water. Just as there were mechanisms to move the Island through time, there will be some mechanism to bury it in the ocean. This mechanism exists somewhere in the Temple compound currently being defended by Jacob's people.

    In regards to "claiming", it seems that both Jacob and MIB can claim people, which is what I believe we see them attempt to do with Sayid (and what I believe they did with Ben when Kate brought him to Richard and the Others). This "claiming" appears to be connected to the MIB's loophole: my guess, Jacob and MIB can only be killed by someone they have claimed claimed.

    February 10, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Hobbes73

    I stopped watching this show during third season. It doesn't even give you a chance to understand anything that's going on. Why I wasted the first two years when I could have been watching something worthwhile (that probably got cancelled) is beyond me. The ending of this thing can't come soon enough. A six year plot should never happen!

    February 10, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Pamela

    I think Sayid is now Jacob. Why else would the "ghost" of Jacob come to Hurley and make him take Sayid to the temple. It was good to see Claire. I had forgotten that she is Jack's sister (though he doesn't know she is) when Dogan made the comment about his "sister" being infected too. I love this show! I'm going to hate it when it goes.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Jeremy

    Fantastic show, great deep plot-lines and story arc's – nice to see a show that actually challanges its audience to think a little bit as opposed to just wasting our lives away staring at the tube (or flat screen), like most do with "reality" TV these days. Not since Battlestar Galactica (re-imagined series) has there been writing & characters this rich & deep. Kudos to everyone associated with the program.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  167. mv

    I quit trying to figure out the show a long time ago. Now I just watch it to see what other kinks they can throw in the mix. I just hope it doesn't end leaving us hanging, or going "What?".

    February 10, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Mark

    Lost is one of the few shows I watch regularly. I can't wait to see how it all ends!

    February 10, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Gabriel

    love the show, but whats with all the commeicals, every 7 min there in a 4 min commeicals...wtf

    February 10, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Saucy

    Thanks, Jujne, I didn't know that purgatory was dismissed as a theory.

    My new theory is the island is the site of Armageddon, the final battle between good and evil that ends the world. The Messiah (Jacob) returns to earth to defeat the Antichrist {MIB). Satan is put into an Abyss for 1000 years. Upon his release (by killing Jacob) he sent Gog and Magog (supernatural creatures who were evil and destructive and caused great corruption on earth) to surround the holy ones and their "beloved city". Gog and Magog could be Christian and the new Locke? The beloved city is the Others' temple.

    The time shifting involves a faction of Christian eschatology (the study of the destiny of man as revealed in the bible) called Preterism. The key belief is many religious events occurred beforehand or ahead of the actual event. What happens was destined to happen because it has already occurred. The Valenzetti Equation (source of the numbers) confirms the end of humanity within the next 27 years with 100% certainty. The Dharma Initiative failed to change the variables of these numbers. Preterism views time as a whole from the perspective of an entity outside time (God). This theology believes the prophecies of the apocalypse have already been fulfilled.

    During the Apocalypse good and evil rally their troops for the final battle and the Losties are being drawn to their respective sides. We now know Claire is on the side of evil and Sayed is "infected" What remains to be seen is where the others fall and what transpires in the final battle of good and evil.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  171. RainyAlaska

    Still no answers but I loved Hurley's line about being held prisoner by the Others AGAIN. This show drives me nuts. I love it and I hate it. Don't know what the heck is up with the alternate timeline. Maybe Claire and Sajid aren't infected, they're possessed. I'm disappointed that this final season isn't providing the answers I thought it would.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  172. bruce

    Jacob and the black smoke guy (now Locke) are God and Satan. Satan black smoke guy condemned to island. Sparks about to fly as Jacob find his loophole back too from death. This not true then Jacob and black smoke guy are Micheal and Grabriel God's angels. Gabriel condemn to island and wants off. All the other Oceanic passengers are just pawns in there fight in regards to good and evil.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  173. mike

    150 comments and 3 are coherent. First of all, the blogger was referring to the Claire on the island, not the present time Claire who made it to L.A. . The only people who are having deja vu about meeting each other were Jack and Desmond who met each other years ago when they were running stadiums. Desmond was on the plane not by flash (said he had a seat elsewhere but wanted some room).

    There are over 100 episodes of random flashes through time, multiple themes that the writers changed around when people were getting to close to guessing what the island was. There are obviously a lot of religious overtones but we know it is not pergatory, just relax stop guessing what things are, it will all get explained in the next 3 months.

    Oh and whoever said that Dogan was Miles, you sir don' deserve to watch the finale'

    February 10, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Al

    The show will end with a shot of all of the people from the plane dead on the beach...except one. That one person will be in a state of dillusion making up stories of each dead person to pass the time on the island, as he gradually goes insane from boredom.
    Hence the word "Lost" – No questions will need to be answered. Because the stories of each passenger and plot lines, have all been made up all along by that one 'Lost" person.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Steve

    Remember that Juliet said ti Miles after she died that "It worked." I think this might mean that she knew setting off the bomb stopped the plane from ever crashing...which might also mean that she never came to the island either because the history of the island was significantly altered. Thus Juliet felt or understood as she was dying that her soul would join her alternate self and continue to live in the alternate "real" world. I also think that as other cast members are killed off, their souls will also join with their alternate selves and they will continue to live in the alternate world.

    As for the Man in Black/Locke saying he wants to go home...it reminds me of another dark being who only wants to get "home" (after he was cast into hell, that is.)

    February 10, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Mark

    Last episode, someone wakes up, it was all a dream and they continue on their way to the LAX to catch Oceanic flight 815.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Junie

    Is anyone getting Jacob and Ezau (Jacob and Esau) biblical twin brothers?

    I have enjoyed the Lost Ride, altho I have not been pleased with the long absences, I eventually forgot about it until it came back again. If the writers leave us with any ambiguties instead of answering the questions and mysteries, there may be an uprising. But if you think about it, they actually have been answering questions each season, albeit inserting new ones simultaneously. I do think they will wrap it all up with a bow since it has been their choice to end the show and they weren't cancelled. I guess we will all see in May.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  178. NYCLostJunkie

    Ok, so the pieces are coming together. Here's what i think... the island isn't an island at all, it's a ship and it crashed a very very long time ago, so long that it's had rock and vegetation accumulate on its surface. The 'energy anomaly' is its power source (makes sense an intergalactic ship would have ability to wrap time and space) and the black smoke is a cloud of nanites meant to protect it. The infection is the nanites reproducing ala an anti-body and perhaps just causes aggression so that invaders kill each other rather than focusing on the prize A very few people have succeeded in learning that the island is more than it seems (Dharma, Ben, Richard, Dogan) and hence the name Lost, its not them that are lost, its the 'alien' that is lost, stranded on earth for maybe millions of years, something Richard definitely played a role in (maybe stole something essential or enslaved the creature,something like that)
    eh? Eh?

    February 10, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Martha Liou

    For me, Lost is a great diversion from the frightening realities we all face these days. It gives people like myself a little break, something else to think about instead of what we hear on the news and what we are dealing with daily in real life.

    I've read and heard comments from people who think those of us who watch Lost are 'stupid' and that the show is just nonsense. I'm guessing those same folks have little or no interest in quantum physics, progressive science or thinking outside the box. To them I say; "So don't watch it – but let me ask you; why are you on these blogs?" Maybe there's just too much going on for them to wrap their brains around. I find the show to be chocked full of literature, science, religion, history, mystery, paranormal questions, and a multitude of clues to follow.

    If the writer's are able to pull this off and give us a conclusion to all these mysteries in the end, I will be amazed, delighted and hopeful they will continue to write for television in a new series.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  180. ziggy

    The alternate timeline is what would have happened if the plane had actually landed

    February 10, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Man In Black

    1) Some previous comments are right. The two stories are a new device so they can tell what happens after everyone leaves at the same time as the current timeline. They are NOT alternate realities, as noted by the producers themselves.

    2) I agree that MIB is converting people to his side to fight Jacob's people.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  182. J.Crobuzon

    I stopped watching, and after reading this I'm SO glad. The game wasn't worth the candle.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Pete

    Give him the pill.
    .... Why.
    Why ....

    February 10, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  184. kd

    I saw someone in an earlier comment asking about Aldo (the Other in last night's episode who reminded Kate that she hit him in the head with her rifle three years ago). I didn't read through all of the comments so I don't know if this one has been explained, but Aldo was referring to the time right after Kate and Sawyer escaped from the cages. They were helping Alex rescue who boyfriend, who was being held in a building guarded by Aldo. Kate hit him over the head so they could get inside. I think this was Season 3.

    The fact that Aldo said this happened three years ago is a pretty good indication as to when Kate, Jack, Sawyer, Hurley, etc., are now, which I was having some trouble putting my head around last week. They were in 1977 in the Season 5 finale, but now they are right back in the same time frame as the other half of the Ajira survivors...three years after the freighter exploded and the Oceanic 6 left the island. I'm hoping this means the long-awaited reunion of Sun and Jin will be happening soon.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  185. m

    trying to figure out LOST is like trying to figure out your spouse.

    It's fun and interesting to try in the beginning, but then you just realize you can't ..........................

    February 10, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  186. RockRobster

    Jack and Kate both need their butts kicked. They never seem to learn.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Leslie

    Sayid is "infected" with Jacob, like Locke is "iinfected" by that other creepy foot statue guy. everyone will start taking sides, and a civil war will start on the island, pitting friends against each other. they will all believe that they are fighting for the "good" side, of course.
    the claire thing threw me for a loop-is she "infected" by Rouseau?

    February 10, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Linda

    I love this show and HATE this show! I have been watching since the beginning and it causes me anxiety. I hope all the loose ends get tied up by season end. It's the old story of good versus evil, white versus black ( regarding sin) and God versus Satan. Good will win in the end. Evil always causes trouble but always loses!

    February 10, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  189. dave

    I've watched Lost from the start and in my personal opinion and story line that adds in time travel is taking the easy way out. Time travel makes any and all situations possible. I was disappointed when the time travel started. But I still watch b/c I want to see how it ends. There is no way all of the questions in the series will be answered. Now this season brings in new characters and plot lines, ridiculous IMO. Time to start putting the pieces together not adding new pieces.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  190. Lynn

    I stopped watching this show 2 seasons ago! I think the writers/producers completely ruined it by putting in timelines to the point that you have NO idea what is going on anymore. It no longer kept me in suspense, but rather kept me in disappointment. They have taken it way out of ballpark with such idiotic stories now! Dead people keep coming back, some are living "30 years ago", some are living in the future, etc. It's nuts, and I refuse to keep trying to pretend I like this show anymore. And how the heck do you put an island under water by cranking a handle 'so to speak"? How crazy is that? The whole thing is crazy and completely nuts! I liked it when it first started, when they would hear sounds like there were prehistoric monsters on the island, etc., then when they knew they weren't alone. Then it just got worse and worse with totally "far out" stories!

    But I will say I will watch the very last one JUST to see if the writer's pull through, and it all comes together, and you understand it all. Otherwise, shame, shame, shame on them for doing this to their fans. Leaving them "shaking their heads" and still don't know "WTF"?

    February 10, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  191. sbh

    This is why I stopped watching the show 2 years ago... I knew that they would never be able to pull off an explanation of what was happening. I am so glad I can just "catch up" by reading these episode summaries.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  192. The popster

    To those who don't like the show, stop wasting your and our time complaining and posting. get over it already and let those of us that like show, enjoy it.

    For those that do like the and have watch every episode, me included. I think that we are going to see the dual time lines some how converge to a singular point in time and then continue foward with a singular one. Kind of what ever you do you can't change the future. What fun.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Sue

    I have given up trying to figure out and I am just
    enjoying the ride. It's very frustrating to have a great
    TV show with the best cast EVER! only to have no
    punchline to the unending buildup of the plot. I hope
    they never do this again to a TV show because it's
    the writers who screwed up and not the network for

    February 10, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Joe S

    Another interesting question: Hurley won the lottery in the alternate timeline. But this time, instead of a curse, we are led to believe that he is the luckiest man alive. "Nothing bad ever happens to me", he says. What changed in the alternate timeline to change his fortune?

    February 10, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Chang

    Joe S I think you are on the right track! I like the way you think.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Colonel Forbin

    Also, I did not catch the anagram of Other Man, for Ethan Rom, and I like that. Oh, and yes, they have repeatedly said that this is NOT PURGATORY!! I know the religous references are hard to ignore, but I still do not think they are in Purgatory.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Joe S

    I'm thinking back to the exchange between Jacob and the Man in Black as they were watching a ship at sea (presumably the Black Rock). It was made clear that Jacob brought them. The Man in Black chided Jacob that it always ends the same – something about fighting, corruption and so forth.

    Jacob responded that it only had to end differently once. Everything prior to that would just be "progress". So there has to be some kind of redeeming ending to this. Jacob has been working toward some goal. And while the Man in Black may have found his "loop hole", I feel led to believe that it is Jacob's final goal that will prevail.

    As always, more questions than answers. Here is one random question that comes to mind: why was the Man in Black unable to kill Jacob? Presumably, it has to do with time travel and is a similar reason why Ben could not kill Charles Widmore.

    I don't hold out too much hope for predicting the ending. I think that the trick is to recognize the right questions so that you recognize when they're answered. Frustratingly, knowing all the questions may require some outside study on quantum mechanics and so forth. It'll be interesting to see if the writers make it all accessible to the average Joe at the end.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  198. mrs. tucker max

    i like kate with sawyer, but i also like her with clair...;0

    February 10, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  199. Chang

    Cheri: Yes the smoke monster / fake Locke is the same man sitting on the beach with Jacob at the beginning of last season's Finale "The Incident"

    February 10, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Colonel Forbin

    Well, here are the points I would like to add. Desmond was only briefly on the plane sitting beside of Jack, and then he was gone when Jack looked for hiim again. I believe that is because he is actually still traveling through time, and thus only appeared on the plane for a brief moment. I also believe that is the same with Juliet, she has also, "become unstuck in time." (Vonnegut, Slaughter House Five). In regards to Ethan and his different names, he assumed Rom after he became one of the others. Rom is a short term used to describe Gypsies, sometimes in a deragatory tone, because a large portion of Gypsies came from Romania, and were thus "Roms" for short. If he is still born to his parents, but never goes to the island, he never adopts the different persona or last name. Just my thoughts. . .

    February 10, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Chang

    Todd M: The "food drop" issue was also explained. Remember in (I don't remember which season – 4?) On the freighter, the body of the guy Keamy killed washed up on shore BEFORE he killed him??? Remember how when approaching or leaving the island, they always had to use a very specific bearing? Because of the "special properties" of the island, if you approach from the wrong bearing, weird things happen, like time discrepencies. The food drop was actually sent from Dharma HQ decades earlier, but was "delayed" because it came in on the wrong bearing (or trajectory"

    February 10, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  202. Rupert

    This show's final scene will cut to black, where the viewer will be taken to a shot of pee wee herman waking up from a long nap.
    Cherry: Did you have any interesting dreams, Pee Wee?
    Pee Wee: SECRET WORDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 10, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  203. l

    I think the alternate time-line is showing that everyting that happened on the island would have happened off the island- the whole destiny, what's done is done, whats meant to be will be......

    February 10, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Parasynthe

    Here's the deal:

    They went back in time to fix it so that the crash never happened in the first place after the six left the island. Then, since the crash never happened in the first place we are able to see what occured after the flight landed safely and no one recognized each other.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  205. Cheri

    I have been a faithful follower since day one. I LOVE THIS SHOW and dont want it to end.

    Here is my question – is the black smoke monster/Locke the guy with brown hair that told Jacob that he hated him and would kill him if he could?

    February 10, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Holiday

    To Reba :Claire had a boyfriend in one of the earlier seasons that got her pregnant and then he didn't want it. That was Aaron's father.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  207. Coach

    People are so used to having other people tell them the answers. LOST implies all of what you need to know. Just put the pieces together yourself. You can do it little buddy.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Elsie

    Well the show is lost itself, doesnt even make sense at all!!! thank goodness its over!!!!!

    February 10, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |

    I watched the first 2 hour pilot years ago, towards the end
    they saw a rescue plane. Movie over.End.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  210. can't wait to watch

    i can't wait for this show to end; it's going to be great to watch on dvd.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Chang


    To: Anyone talking about Desmond.

    He wasn't actually a passenger on the plane!!! He flashed there (see episode: The Constant)

    I thought this was obvious given the fact that, mid-flight, he took a seat next to Jack and asked him if the seat was taken. If Desmond was on the flight all along, he would have had an assigned seat already, he wouldn't have been looking for a place to sit!! Plus they made it kind of obvious that he seemed to "disappear" when Jack got up for a few minutes. Des didn't stand up and go find yet another seat - he flashed out ... Again, Remember the Constant. Des flashes all around and can't control it.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Dr. Bockman

    This show is like going to a concert from an 80's one-hit wonder. You have to sit through 90 minutes of songs you don't know which hardly hold your attention, but you know, eventually, they're going to play the hit and everyone will go crazy. You'll leave satisfied just because the one song was so great to hear live.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  213. Babydaddy

    What does the man in black or smoke have against Richard? Also, why did Dogan sound the alarm and send up a signal rocket when he found out that Jacob was dead? Was the signal actually for Richard? If so, how do you think he will respond?

    February 10, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Sarah

    Jeff – "The Other having the affair with Juliette was GoodMAN not GoodSPEED. "

    Nope, it was GoodWIN.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Rob C

    Does anyone else see the resemblance between the Asian guy who runs the temple and the old head of Dahrma who fled the isladn, also Miles father. I thought it when i heard him say "Yes" to Jack.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  216. Karoli

    I think everyone is in 2004 at the present time. The people in Los Angeles HAVE to be in 2004, because Claire is pregnant, and it would be a cause for a huge hullaballoo if the plane took off in 2004 and landed in 2007.

    I think everyone on the island is at the same time now, whether that is 2004 or 2007 remains to be seen.

    I think Hurley has something to do with Sayid returning to life. It was right after Hurley touched him that he roused.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Rick Washington state

    I bet this is all a group hallucination and they all wake up just before they land, look at each other strangely, and walk out of the terminal.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Helena

    I'm really sick of hearing the comments of people who gave up the show. If you gave it up because you couldn't "understand" the concept of the show then get the F off of the site and stop making fun of the people who are fans and are enjoying the ambiguity of the show! You probably didn't watch The Twilight Zone, One Step Beyond or X-files either.

    My confusion is why the Others were always bad and now they want to help the survivors? Are there two different tribes of Others?

    February 10, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  219. AnnR

    LOST is all about the journey, not each step along the way. It will be revealed to all of us in 14 weeks (or so). Maybe some won't like where we have ended up, but most will I think.
    But I must say at this point I am tired of them running thru the jungle and shooting people. Do like the character development and the "plane didn't crash" storyline. The writers have had this show storyline on "sticky notes" on a board so they know where the journey is going. It is time for us to find out.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  220. corey

    I am honestly getting kind of bored and wish I never got into the show because they are trying to do too much with too many people and it gets more frustrating that they only have an hour to do it in! By now I figure that the thing moving through the trees when they first landed on the island was the smoke monster. I really hop that at some point they explain what in the world the darn polar bear was doing there. I will try to think of more things that need answering before it is all done, but I feel like when it is over a lot of answers won't come!

    February 10, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  221. t-

    I think the new Series Flash Forward is going to be a continuation of " Lost". Seems far fetched I know, but why the kangaroo running across the street (symbol of australia). Why are so many actors in Flash Forward that are in Lost plus so many other intertwining scenes.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  222. wheresWalt

    If indeed Ezau/Smokey can't get off the island, how did Christian Sheppard appear to Jack last season when the Oceanic 6 was living their unhappy lives onland?

    Lost wouldn't have Jack merely seeing things. Everything happens for a purpose. So maybe Ezau can't leave the island like Jacob can as himself, but only in someone else's body since it's easy for Ezau/Smokey to inhabit Christian's body because it was on 815 when it crashed.

    This is the most brilliant/intelligent story ever told on TV! And remember, it's not JUST about finding out the ending, it's just as much about the interesting twists and turns getting there!

    February 10, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  223. kris webstger

    Snowy Indy... I have to disagree. JJ Abrams has MADE IT CLEAR that this story had a beginning, middle and end with only minor changes (IE: Ben became a more central person due to the fact that viewers liked him..)! Chang is totally correct. The ending will not be a "choose your own adventure" and will not be full of gimmicks such as 3D. There is a end to this path that all of us have been on since the pilot so long ago.... And I promise the journey will have been worth the wait... if not... then ABC can suck it and so can everyone involved with the show! LOL

    February 10, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  224. Jennifer

    After watching the series I just hope there is not a stupid ending to the show!

    February 10, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  225. Doug

    " Desmond on the plane with Jack – he got to the Island way before the crash by boat. Come on let's clean this up . . . ."

    In the alternate timeline the island ceased to be after 1977 because of the nuclear explosion. Desmond couldn't have already been on the island because the island wasn't there.

    February 10, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  226. Chang

    I just want to hear Jack say "We have to go back!!!" again. 😉

    February 10, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  227. Lou

    I love the sho – but- I felt like was watching a soap opera at times–the acting seems to be getting worse.

    February 10, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  228. JR

    I believe the writer of the article was referring to Claire not leaving the island with the Oceanic 6 when he mentioned “the version of Claire who never got on the plane”….since he was referring to a "version" of her. Obviously, she had been on the plane from Austrailia to LA in this newer version.

    Ethan Rom (anagram for Other Man) was born Ethan Goodspeed. He is Horace Goodspeed’s son.

    February 10, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  229. Erin

    its almost like they dont know what should be next so they throw some random twist in there. This is the season questions will be answered! .....they are just making more questions and no answers. This show is garbage. I HOPE they redeem themselves but im guessing there will be a "white light" at the end of the the last episode. We are all suckers.

    February 10, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  230. pat

    This show was so great the first two seasons, but has now died of its own cleverness......everyone is bad...in some universe.....everyone is good.....in some universe.....a character is either dead or alive at the writer's whim.....I am bored to death....it is like listening to a 5 year old tell a story.....and then.....and then....and then.....

    No more "and then"

    February 10, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  231. Todd M

    I think the blogger made a mistake in the blog about the version of Claire who didn't get on the plane. Not referencing a that it actually happened, but the probability that she didn't get on the plane. Just like Boone's sister, Shannon. Claire was advised by the psychic originally to raise Aaron and not go to LA. That's what is being referred to.

    If the island was sunk, Desmond would have finished his race and would have been flying back fro mAustralia.

    Ethan, I thought, was one of the children evacuated form the island when the Others attacked. Why he would have come back to the island we'll never know.

    One thing that still is bothering me to this day though is the Dharma food drop that the Losties found in season 1. If Dharma had been driven out 30 years ago by the Others, why the food drops still? And is Charles Widmore completely out of the picture after Season 4?

    February 10, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  232. Silverandblackaholic

    It is to simple – What Is and What will never be...

    February 10, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  233. Sarek

    If Kate did not see Claire on the plane and only met her in the cab, how did she know that Claire flew 'all the way from Australia' when they met the adoptive mother? Was is it the accent? Hmmm...

    February 10, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  234. Patrick

    Anyone think this season, the FINAL season, has been incredibly BORING and over-filled with commercials? I'm DVR'ing and skipping the commercials - next week, LOST starts at 9:30 p.m. Here's hoping they recover and drive the story forward.

    February 10, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |

    I am surmising that the end will have two plot lines. One will be if the atomic explosion created a different time line like Einsteins relativity theory and kept the island from sending out that large electromagnetic pulse that brought down the plane. Think that if no pulse happened then the plane gets to L.A. just fine and the Oceanic customers go on with their lives like nothing happened.

    Now the alternative plot line is the atomic explosion didn't work except to kill poor Juliette. That means they will live their lives on the island and will let the viewers to pick the choice that they most like as the final show. That's what I think they have up their sleeves. I would even think they might even throw in a 3-D episode for the final and you the viewer get to decide which end plot you want. That would make for choices on the DVDs that will sell shortly after the final episode and will encourage those who made the wrong selection to buy or rent the DVD to see the alternative plot line.

    February 10, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  236. Kaydz

    I'm a bron again fan I left the show in a season (can't remember because i got LOST) but I think we are getting answers to old questions while at the same time some new questions are forming. The writers of this show has us all where they want us: LOST. Hahahaha I love all comments so far, we are all affected or infected by this show.

    February 10, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  237. POD

    The poison pill might just be fatal to the 'infection' not necessarily to the hosts (Sayed...et.al.)

    February 10, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  238. cbus

    The Clair with the rifle at the end of the episode looked a lot like the young Eloise Faraday.

    February 10, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  239. Chang

    Bob – The main plot has been in place since the show's conception. At a high level the main events that lead from the beginning to end, and the plot lines of all the MAIN characters were set before the pilot even aired. Sorry you don't understand it and think it changes every episode... Go watch a simple cookie-cutter show like [insert generic crime drama here].

    Reba – Yep Aaron's father was Claire's live-in boyfriend. He was a nobody in the Lost storyline. Just Claire's boyfriend. He got cold feet, couldn't handle the impending responsibility, and left her. This led her to seek out adoption, which brought her onto Oceanic 815.

    kris & everyone else: Yes the sickness affecting Sayid now has been seen before. It's what made Rousseau and her companions crazy.

    February 10, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  240. madpatraki

    I believe that Neo will eventually get them all out of the matrix.

    February 10, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  241. kris webstger

    We see Aaron's father in the episode where the physic tells Claire to keep her child and then sends her to LA as he knows the plane will crash and she will be forced to raise the baby herself! Anyone remember the "infection" in season 1 though?

    February 10, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  242. Why Comment?

    I am also seeing a lot of "this is the dumbest show ever"; "this is unrealistic"; "far-fetched". This is a TV show! It's science fiction. I'm sure you watched Star Trek, Quantum Leap and cartoons. Even shows like Grey's Anatomy and ER fall into that category, I mean how many tugboat accidents happen on a daily basis? Those are unrealistic, but were watched. I suppose that reality shows are your cup of tea since they are "realistic". Point being, this is TV and just like books, require the imagination and intelligence of writers. Otherwise, stick to the news (some may believe that this is unrealistic and made up too though).

    February 10, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  243. kris webstger

    I promise we will see a LOST movie.... It just makes good money sense. I'd see it. haha

    February 10, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  244. Jujne


    February 10, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  245. Reba

    I'm LOST 🙂 Whose Aaron's father? has that ever been spoken about?
    Just was wandering .

    February 10, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  246. Saucy

    One additional comment to those who feel "lost" by the storyline or have nothing but negative things to say about the show and it's writing: If you saw the movie "The Sixth Sense" you needed to watch it and then see it again to really understand it. When you watched it the second time, knowing the answers, it all made sense and was brilliant. I believe the writers are trying to build up the mystery to a finale that has everyone saying" Oh, NOW I get it".

    February 10, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  247. Bob

    Yes, you discovered what happened to her until they change the plot again. Which they do on every episode. Why bother watching? LOST is what happens when writers have no ideas.

    February 10, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  248. Lost IV - Enterpise Down

    If there is a "happy" ending, it will be a scene with Jason and the Man In Black sitting on the beach by the Big Foot, exchanging a few cryptic words, pretty much as if none of what we've seen ever happened.

    But a more ominous and disturbing possibility just occurred to me. What if, at the finale show, nothing is resolved, because instead we're left with an even bigger cliff-hanger- the set-up for the first of 4 or 4 Lost movies?

    February 10, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  249. deedub

    some of the acting is unbearably melodramatic....i can't stand it yet why do i keep watching??!!

    February 10, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  250. steve

    I think Dogan is actually Miles and his colleague is Daniel... At some other time?... Future or different versions of themselves. Dogan seemed to try to "read' into Sayid when and after he tortured him...much like Miles, to see if there is some other underlying spirit within? A sense of death or something. They showed up on the Island together... And is it me or don't they just look eerily similar to Miles and Daniel? It seems as they are trying to fulfill Daniel's research on time travel, on which his theory went awry when Julliett detonated the bomb. He was right in that the plane never crashed, but their existence on the Island remained. Hence two time lines. Looks like somehow they are trying to 'match up' time travel with fate.. what was with the hour glass and leaving Sayid under the water to drown even though he was "alive" before the time was up. They waited to release him from the water? Why?

    February 10, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  251. kris webstger

    Ok... Does anyone remember people getting sick (infection) in the pilot or just after the first few episodes? Talk about setting the stage for seasons later? Does anyone think that this is the same illness that hit a few passesngers back in season i?

    February 10, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  252. Chang

    Jeff – The island is underwater in the Alt. Ethan did not come from the island to "get Claire" - He never even went TO the island!

    My theory is that Jughead DID work, but it what happened there had ALWAYS happened. The hydrogen bomb explosion was enough to quell the energy long enough to build the Swan station to control it. (We know this because back on the island, the exploded hatch was still there, meaning the Swan was built, Desmond was there, he forgot to turn the key once, the plane crashed, eventually Locke convinced everyone to let time run out, at which time Desmond turned the "emergency key" which blew the hatch up. We know this still all happened because of the current state of the hatch, when Kate, Sawyer, Jack, et al, "flashed" back there in LA X part 1. This leads to the only logical conclusion that what Juliet did changed nothing, however I think because of the death of Jacob we will now see on-island events transpire which eventually lead to the sinking of the island and a "true reset" which leads to the alt-timeline. At or near the end of the season we will come to realize that the Alt-timeline is actually showing us what happens AFTER they all are finished with the island for good. A twist similar to the Aha! moment we all felt when we realized what the flash-forwards were.

    At the end of the season, we will look back on the "flash sideways" in an entirely new light, realizing they aren't technically "flash sideways" but the New Reality that comes to be when the island is eventually destroyed and sunk.

    February 10, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  253. Coach

    I agree greebo. Commoners.

    February 10, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  254. Luke

    RE: "Anyone who watches this show and devotes the amount of time required to follow it is Indeed Lost. I tried watching years ago and it was pathetic even then. Its a sad reflection of the mentality of the average American citizen – nothing upstairs and nothing to do."

    Anyone who goes on blogs for shows they don't watch and devotes the amount of time required to complain about and criticize something other people enjoy doing with their leisure time is indeed lost. It's a sad reflection of the mentality of the average American citizen – nothing upstairs and nothing to do.

    February 10, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  255. Maryann Rose

    I always laugh at the people who post how stupid the show is, and how they never watch it – yet they take the time to post a comment. Are they in denial, or lying? Do they really watch the show but don't want to admit it because they think they're too cool for it?

    Anyway, I love this ride, and have learned so much about Egyptian and Greek mythology, I've been turned on to some terrific books, and even investigated String Theory and Quantum Mechanics.

    So, maybe if those who didn't understand the show would check into some of the concepts of it, they would be informed of subjects they wouldn't have even heard of otherwise.

    February 10, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  256. dl

    As for Desmond being on the plane, he really never made it to the island. If the bomb worked, then the swan wasn't built, so Desmond could be on the plane since everything's changed now. This is also how Ethan can be Claire's doctor – he probably never made it to the island. Claire looked like Rousseau, so was Rousseau infected also?

    February 10, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  257. greebo

    Lost is one of the only TV shows I actually look forward to. Most everything else is predictable, formulaic garbage made to appeal to the lowest common denominator. Those of you whining about how "lost" you are need to choose something less cerebral to watch. Don't worry, the series is almost over and I'm sure the network will replace it with some trite piece of carp that will make you all happy.

    February 10, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  258. Mac

    It's not the plot–it's the people. The characters and their development and interactions are the most fascinating part of the show. Some of them we like, and others we love to hate. The writers can spin incomprehensible twists that never get resolved forever for all I care–what I will miss when it is all over are these intriguing characters.

    February 10, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  259. BDub

    I love this show but I have a sneaking suspicion that all of us that are so into it are going to be very disappointed at the ending....hope I'm wrong because I have so much time invested in it. It's kind of like licking the tootsie roll pop all the way to the middle, highly anticipating that sweet little piece of chocolate in the middle but finding nothing.
    If this happens, my hubby who stopped watching after season two because he hated waiting so long for the next season and just didn't like the whole confusion thing, will be screaming....TOLD YOU SO!!!!!
    God please help me!!!!!

    February 10, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  260. MoonDoggie

    Why do people get so angry about this show? If you don't want to watch it , move on. Watch the "better shows" what ever they are. The Bachelor? NCIS? Dancing with the stars? Yes, all quality TV!

    February 10, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  261. Jenni

    I know we all want to know the answers but sit back & enjoy the season. Once we get all the answers....its all over.....

    February 10, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  262. Ron

    I thought this was the season for answers? I only have LOTS more questions.

    February 10, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  263. HollyP

    Ethan Goodspeed would be the correct name for him off the island... Ethan was the child of Horace Goodspeed. (Do you remember the Sawyer-in-Dharma episode where Horace is drunk and Ethan is born?) Horace and Ethan's mother died when Ben killed all the Dharma folks. Ethan was a baby, and was taken by the Others.

    I'm looking forward to learning why the Others want children so badly. On a related note, why did the Others let a pregnant Ellie (carrying Daniel Farraday) go?

    February 10, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  264. Coach

    Jacob and the "Man in Black" are alien parasites taking on human form. They are prisoners, but not by their choice. Maybe exiled by their people. Jacob has found a way to survive off the island but has given up his true "smoke" form ability. They have the ability to effect the space-time continuum and are using it to effect evolution and select for people that will help them. The writers are drawing lines in the science/religion sand forcing the issue that people choose sides consciously. We can't tell which one is good or bad because maybe they both are. Who knows. Maybe we never will get that answer. This show isn't about answers, as I have grown to love. Every other form of entertainment has answers when in the reality of our daily lives we really only face questions. Are all of our personal interactions fate or coinsidence? Who cares?! Get over it. It's just an interesting story about things most of you have never heard of. All of the worlds traditions and knowledge throughout time are linked. This show is intelligent, well-planned and well-acted. Thank God there is at least one. Be happy for that. This show is making you smarter and you don't even know it.

    February 10, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  265. Lost fan

    I have liked Lost since it started and look forward to watching each week, it keeps you thinking and wondering where it will go next.

    Anyone who doesn't like it – DON'T WATCH THE SHOW OR READ THE COMMENTS!

    February 10, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  266. Joeseph

    It is nice to know ABC is trying to prove the monkeys typing Shakespeare theorem, but there is no need to do television series with the output.

    February 10, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  267. Jon

    I think the alternate timeline is what would have happened if there was no crash. What would their lives be like if there was not crash. Seems to me no better than if they had crashed. They are eye-opening. I can understand the direction, except for Ethan's part. I am okay with the rest.

    February 10, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  268. Saucy

    Here is my rough idea on the whole concept (still working some parts out). The island is purgatory. The man in black may be Lucifer, who is condemned to stay on the island. Jacob is Jesus. If they aren't the literal figures they are representations of these opposing sides. Richard is a Moses figure (Locke says he was in chains...he leads his people). Jacob had to die like Jesus and Lucifer is trying to get home–heaven. All of the main characters' souls are being fought for by the opposing sides. Those who are infected are lost to Satan. The parallel storyline occurs because the hydrogen bomb did go off and the characters did return along the timeline, as if the crash never happened...but it did. They are all alive and the events on the island are happening to their souls as they are battled for by good and evil. The smoke monster represents some sort of divine judgment. I obviously have a lot to work out in my theory but the biblical parallels are there and everything fits in to the storyline.

    February 10, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  269. julie

    I watch the show, but I find myself getting frustrated more and more by the CONTINUAL twists, turns, back and forth. They give you a nugget of understanding, and then quickly pelt you with boulders of confusion. I have to say that I am GLAD this is the last season because it's wearing me out. You KNOW the finale is not going to answer everything, don't you?

    February 10, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  270. marie

    Who cares? Life is too short to waste it on trying to figure out the plot of Lost.

    February 10, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  271. Mark

    I stopped watching this show after the third episode. It just never made any sense and after reading this story, it still doesn't.

    February 10, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  272. Jeff

    I too find it very interesting that non-watchers can bother to come here and complain. If you don't like, and especially if you don't watch it, why bother?

    Clarification and questions:
    We DO know Shannon was not on the plane in the altered timeline because Boone said so to Locke in this season's premier. "I went to Australia to save my sister from an abusive relationship. Turns out she didn't want to be saved, so here I am."

    The Other having the affair with Juliette was GoodMAN not GoodSPEED. Goodspeed is Horace's last name and he named his child Ethan (delivered by none other than Juliette).

    Question: since Jughead did its job (presumably) and the hatch was never built in the alternate timeline, does that mean that people other than the Losties never made it to the island? How else do we explain Ethan being a doctor in LA, or Desmond being on the plane? If the hatch never got built, that means the numbers were never broadcast (so Hurley doesn't feel cursed and do we even know what numbers he played in the alternate timeline lottery?). If the numbers were never broadcast, does that mean that Desmond's boat never goes off course so he never gets to the island, or that the pregnant women don't die so Juliette doesn't get recruited to the island? Still, how does that explain Ethan? He is still obviously born to someone named Goodspeed and becomes a doctor in a hospital in LA. Did the non-construction of the hatch change the entire complexion of the island and its inhabitants? Was Ethan born on the island but in a normal situation where people could leave and go back to the real world, OR (get ready) is this the same evil Ethan we saw on the island but now he isn't killed by Charlie (since the hatch never brought Charlie et al to the island) and now the evil Ethan is sent by the island to LA precisely for the purpose of intercepting Claire and attending her birth so he could snatch Aron and take him back to the island?

    And some of you are just plain wrong. This isn't the worst show ever, it is what TV should be.

    February 10, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  273. Why Comment?

    I have to ask, for those of you that claim to have never seen an episode or stopped watching it, why are you on here reading a blog about the show and commenting on it? Not only are you commenting on it, you are being critical to the people that do find this show enjoyable. Not sure what you gain by this except showing that you are possibly a very negative or narcissictic person. Just because you do not enjoy something, don't berate someone else that does so happen to find enjoyment from that same thing. A wise man (Twain) once said, It is better to say nothing and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

    Anyway, Ethan is the son of Horace and Amy Goodspeed and was using the moniker Ethan Rom (which is an ambigram of Other Man) to infiltrate the camp of the losties.

    February 10, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  274. Strickland

    All of you idiots that "don't get it", or "hate it", or have negative things to say about Lost – why don't you tune into Law and Order reruns and leave the high-minded story lines for the few that can enjoy it!!!

    Simply brilliant TV!

    February 10, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  275. Shane

    I had forgotten that Desmond was on the plane! Maybe since they blew up the bomb and the island never existed, Desmond was never on the island either. Jack remembered him from an earlier episode where they met. Desmond told him he would " see you in another life, brohter". Now the question is.. what was Desmond doing in Australia and how will he be reintroduced to Jack back in the states?

    February 10, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  276. Eric

    I'm sorry to all you fans... But this show is the most far-fetched, gawd-awful, unrealistic attempt at a television series I have ever seen. Words can't describe how stupid this show is... and has become. I do believe the writers and producers have just begun to throw crap plots out there just to milk this show till there's nothing left.... all in the name of profit. But... if you all want to hide from reality daily and weekly watching this horrible t.v. series... that's your choice. But there is much, much better quality television out there.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  277. Bob the shipbuilder

    Well, here's my take. The two story lines are to show what will happen in the two scenario's that came from the end of season 5. In one scenario (after Juliette detonated the H bomb) we see that the lostee's are now thrust into the future 3 years (we learned this in this episode when the other told Kate that she made that breakout in the cage 3 years ago and struck him in the face with a rifle butt). In the other scenario, we see the lostee's landing as though the plane never crashed but their lives keep crossing. Did you notice all of the parallel events, especially with Claire, Kate and Ethan. Now remember, Kate gave up Aaron to his grandmother when he was about 3 years old. So what I see happening is that this season is going to present these two scenario's but in the end, the off island lostees will interact with each other enough to get to know each other and they will all end up on the same plane that took them back in the first place. My prediction for the finale is that there will be another white flash when that plane flies over the island and they'll all wake up back on the island, 3 years later and learn that it was their destiny to remain on the island and help to protect it, they become the new "others".

    February 10, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  278. bco

    In the end, the two timelines will somehow merge. The main group of crash survivors, at least, will be safely off the island, but will in some way be aware of the island and of one another.

    Perhaps they will take back with them some vital knowledge or mission for the rest of us, but that may be going too far.

    The writers can tie it all up pretty much any way they choose to- its only writing. But I hope that they really do have a grand plan to make all of the parts fit together nicely, and won't just keep introducing new characters and plot twists right up to the last happy moment.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  279. Joey

    I don't understand why anyone even watches this show. Seriously you all must have something better to do than to try and figure out who was on the plane in the alternate timeline, or whether or not Christian was the MIB, or if Ben became infected when he was resurrected at the Temple, or if course-correction means that Claire would never be able to give up her baby, no matter the timeline..oh wait, it seems like I've been watching the show too! Oh well, nevermind, can't wait to see what happens next week!

    February 10, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  280. Mark

    Even though this show is confusing, I love it since it is thought provoking and not mindless, and is driven by rich well-developed characters. The flashback plot device was a brilliant way to develop the characters as it advanced the plotline.

    It's fine if some people don't like to be challenged when they just want some escape time with the boob tube, hell, I am like that too at times. But this is probably my fave show of all time, even though it makes me work to understand it. Also, it leads to cool conversations with friends and co-workers.

    I have no idea where it's going, which is a good thing. How boring are shows and movies where you see everything coming a mile away?

    P.S. Jacob is evil!

    February 10, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  281. Bobbie

    Seriously people, can't you just enjoy the show?! IT'S TV !!

    February 10, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  282. John

    Of course. This all makes perfect sense....

    February 10, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  283. Meg

    "Well, I pegged the dual time line thing. My hubby was shocked that I got it right."

    How do you know you *pegged* it? Did I miss the part of the show where they explained the dual time line?

    February 10, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  284. Jess

    Hmm, maybe the writer meant the version of Shannon that never got on the plane. Remember from last week Boone came back without here? Maybe that's what they meant and it was a typo, since Claire definitely was on the plane. . . .

    February 10, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  285. David

    Are they ever going to really get off the island without Gilligan messing it up?

    February 10, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  286. Mdely

    I liked that fact that Sawyer had a tender moment. It seemed like the past few seasons he came off as a screaming buffoon. And I thought Charlie smiled at Claire on the plane hence she was on the plane. And thanks for clearing up the Ethan sighting... I knew I recognized, but couldn't place him!

    February 10, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  287. marcy

    The 10 main characters are the "ten righteous men" that must always remain alive on earth or it is the end of the world. That is why their names were in the cross.

    There is a fictional book on the subject and it is based on religion.

    The story is based on the Old Testament – Jacob......

    February 10, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  288. Toni Ann

    Does anyone remember the Dallas series where Bobby's death was all a dream??? I haven't watched Lost in 3 years but decided to catch the last season. It's all a drug induced dream. They are all on a plane. The plane does crash. Locke wakes up with a bad head injury after having had a horrible nightmare. He is still crippled. He is the only survivor.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  289. Kelley

    This show WAS great the first year and has spiraled down ever since. It is now so bad that I can't stand to watch it. It makes no sense and the network, writers and the two heralded with making this show great should be embarrassed!

    February 10, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  290. Al

    Best show of all time.

    Worst episode of the series.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  291. Lynne

    For anyone wanting an INTELLIGENT comment blog about LOST, go to LostWatch on Tuned IN. Everyone else, Please, SHUT UP! If you do not like the show, stop commenting, you're wasting your time and ours. Leave this blog to the actual fans and watchers of LOST.

    I have watched LOST since episode one and while at times I have been "lost" and frustrated, I genuinely love the show and its characters with all their flaws and foibles. There are times I despair of learning the answers to my burning questions, but I am hooked and will see this to the end.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  292. JD

    To AS: Horace Goodspeed was actually Ethan's dad, so that may be why he introduced himself as Dr. Goodspeed. In one of the 70s episodes, after Juliet delivered Annie's (?) baby, she was told that they were going to name him Ethan. I believe that was the episode where Jack, Kate & Hurley come back to the island and Sawyer brings them to the Dharma compound and Juliet pretends that they came on the sub from Ann Arbor.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  293. Sean

    Ahh, now I remember Ethan's birth. I suppose in the alternate timeline he kept Goodspeed, because he was Ethan Rom on the Island in the first season.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  294. Another Joe

    Just like the "new" Locke is an incarnation of the Man in Black/Smoke Monster, is the "resurrected " Sayid an incarnation of Jacob?

    February 10, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  295. Bridget

    @Dr. Common Sense

    Your comment cracks me up. I actually love this show but I had to laugh at your analogy. Very funny!

    February 10, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  296. I h8te Lost but I used to Love it.

    This has turned into the stoopidest show on teevee. Multiple time lines. Replaying scenes they've played twice a year since the show started. Characters we've forgotten about (and frankly didn't care about) suddenly show up after years of absence (WHERE'S WALT?). I feel like Joy Behar feels on the View... "So what? Who care"?

    February 10, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  297. Meg

    Actually, we don't know that Shannon wasn't on the plane. In the first episode she was sitting in first class, not with Boone.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  298. Jeff

    Don't know about everyone else, but for me, John Locke has been the most complex and intriguing character. In the end, if he is not truly resurrected and/or redeemed, I'll be very disappointed and consider the show a waste.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  299. wut

    You people are thick headed. When he said Claire never got on the plane, he meant to go back to LA as survivors of the crash. She was not part of the Oceanic 6.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  300. Meg

    Ethan's last name is Goodspeed. Horace was his father. Do you not remember the episode where Juliet delivered him?

    February 10, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  301. justme123

    The entire show doesn't make sense...thank God they've decided to end it.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  302. StarMagix

    Well, I pegged the dual timeline thing. My hubby was shocked that I got it right. 😉 I am thinking these people are living lives over and over again as though they are in a loop that never ends. This is only one dual timeline, I think there will be a never ending amount of timelines that are running along side each other. This is a theory that some have regarding ghosts. Perhaps ghosts are nothing more than mirrors of ourself, or others in dual timelines. If conditions & equipment are correct, we are able to tap into their existence, and even hear bits of conversation between one another.
    The writers of Lost are so unique with this storyline. I really do not understand why they do not keep this series running for a very long time. It is a great subject matter that could have countless amounts of outcomes over and over again. I love it! I really hope that all the writers and producers rethink their ending the Lost series. This show could go on for years to come even if the actors had to change just by continuing on with other introduced actors that the Island claims for itself.
    I think Jacob will reappear, or be reborn as it is, into another character, sort of like the monster did. I hate it that Locke was reborn into that monster guy, and I am hoping that Jacob, or the new others are able to rid Locke's body of this thing.
    I also think that Juliet will be reborn into herself if the other's take her body back to the temple. I would like to think they could do the same for Locke, but Locke has been dead for some time now in this timeline.
    I fear for James however. James is so over-whelmed with Juliet's death, and his own horrible past that anything could happen for him in this series. I love James and would like to see him come out ahead this time around. It is all a wait and see game for now. I just want they should change their mind about ending this story. Maybe they will. If the producers knew how many of us want this show to continue, they could change their plans of ending it. If the current actors do not want to continue making this show, then there are other actors that would jump at the chance. Let's keep a good thing going Lost. This is one of the few T.V. shows that distracts my attention away from all the b.s. in my world, and it keeps me thinking about the many possible realities that can be existing all at the same time.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  303. Lynne

    The "Other" told KATE that she did not remember him(NOT MILO) from 3 years before, the SHE hit him with the butt of the rifle. Jin went with Kate to fetch James(Sawyer) not Milo.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  304. E

    why are people reading this article who do not watch the show? I don't watch American Idol, so I don't comment about it. If you don't watch LOST then why waste your time on here saying it is stupid?

    February 10, 2010 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  305. Bud

    I can honestly, and happily say, I've never seen ONE episode of that show.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  306. Slymac

    Horace Goodspeed is Ethans Father...

    February 10, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  307. Julie

    It was Shannon (Boone's sister and Sayid's love interest) that was not on the plane, not Claire.

    Sethjk – The "other" told Kate that's she'd hit him with the rifle, not Milo. And I think you mean Miles.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  308. Diana P.

    OK, I'm lost. I'm also done with this fiasco after watching it since day one.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  309. Kevin

    I am pretty sure we saw Clair on the plane in the premier episode this season. I just think that the writer of this article made a mistake.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  310. elizabeth


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  311. soneill

    Anyone who watches this show and devotes the amount of time required to follow it is Indeed Lost. I tried watching years ago and it was pathetic even then. Its a sad reflection of the mentality of the average American citizen – nothing upstairs and nothing to do.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  312. B Thompson

    Jack had the most prophetic line in the show. When he was speaking with Locke in the airport about Locke's condition, he said "Nothing's irreversible." I guess that includes death, time, and mistakes we all make as human beings.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  313. BobNoxious

    RE: AS. ethan godspeed vs. ethan rom
    Ethan is the son of Horace and Amy Godspeed

    RE: claire not on plane,
    um...Claire was on the plane. We know that SHANNON was not on the plane (as well as the corpse of Jack's father)

    February 10, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  314. Larry

    This is the most screwed up show on television. The time line with no crash of the plane is very uninteresting and the time line on the island is pure fantasy. There are better things to watch on TV.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  315. David

    I stopped watching this show a couple of years ago for this reason. What a bunch of nonsense.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  316. Sean

    Can someone explain to me why Ethan said his name was Dr. Goodspeed to Claire? Ethan's last name is Rom, and Goodspeed was the name of the guy who infiltrated the Tailies and was having an affair with Juliette.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  317. Loren

    Just along for the ride. If you overthink it, you lose the fun of it.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  318. Kevin

    Helen (hmmmmmm, Locke's dead girlfriend?) stated, "This is why I stopped watching the show over a year ago, how stupid."

    So you quit watching the "stupid" show but you read the blogs and take the time to comment. OK.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  319. Jeremy

    "And what about the version of Claire who never got on the plane?

    She was on the plane in both timelines... Isn't that how she ended up in the cab at LAX with Kate?

    February 10, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  320. Donna

    The named this show the right name "LOST" I find it never ending & on & on & on Shame nothing better is on in this time slot !

    February 10, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  321. Dr. Common Sense

    My theory is that this show is like filling a cup with just a bit of each soda flavor from the fountain machine. In theory, a mix of all flavors would be excellent, but in reality, it tastes like sweet vomit. This show is like watching hamsters try to knit bicycles out of coat hanger wire.

    The only thing more confusing is the fact that people watch it. Seriously?

    February 10, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  322. Alan Hale, Jr.

    I see Pam walking into the shower and seeing Bobby at the end of the final episode. Then a pull out to a child playing with a snow globe. then Bob Newhart waking up in bed with Suzanne saying it was all just a bad dream.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  323. sethjk

    And what about the "other" who told Milo that Milo didn't remember him- he'd hit him with the butt of a rifle 3 years earlier.
    When did that happen?

    February 10, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  324. AS

    Also weird was Ethan introducing himself as "Dr. Goodspeed" when his name was Ethan Rom. Horace Goodspeed was one of the Dharma crew.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  325. Shelley

    Philip, that is EXACTLY what I was thinking! Claire did get on the plane. She was kidnapped by Kate in the cab after she got OFF the plane!!!

    February 10, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  326. Joey

    Very disappointed with this episode. I feel like they are using valuable runway space to close out the series by creating entirely too many new characters, questions, and plotlines. There was no "shock" value in this episode, no answers, and it felt like an episode you could have missed without actually having missed anything at all. I'll tune in next week, of course, though.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  327. Anthony

    Claire and Jack's father maybe part of the 'dark' side of the island, as they seem to have been in Jacob's cabin after the ash perimeter was broken.

    I believe the psycic told her to get on the plane because he had forseen the crash and her survival which would lead to her raising Aaron.

    There seems to be something off with Sayid, reinforced be the weird looks Miles keeps giving him.

    "The Dogan are an ancient people of Mali in Northwestern Africa. Presumed by anthropologists to be root African humans" supposedly the Dogan had alien knowledge of the stars. Maybe there's aliens in Lost's future; and maybe that's why there's a connection between the Lost island and North Africa.

    February 10, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  328. John E Lexington KY

    Are you kidding? Death is only the start of the infection.

    Claire like Rousseau lost her only child, so she follows the pattern. But if you think Rousseau is really dead you don't know "Lost".

    I know the point of putting all this in print is to clear it up, but in truth it makes less sense reading it than watching it.

    February 10, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  329. Patricia

    I'm pretty sure in the split timeline that Claire got on the plane. In the split timeline, I think the couple splitting up is "fate's" (or whatever you want to call it) way of ensuring aaron is with Claire. Just like like in the other reality the plane crashed to make sure Claire didn't make it to the couple in LA.

    Sawyer was going to propose to Juliet. It was heartbreaking to see Kate cry about it, but I really don't think she belongs with Sawyer (or Jack).

    February 10, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  330. Amy in Asheville

    Over it already. I have watched Lost from the start and I am ready for some answers – I think we loyal fans deserve them now. With only this season left let's cut the new story lines – Dogan, Ethan as doctor in the alter-reality, Desmond on the plane with Jack – he got to the Island way before the crash by boat. Come on let's clean this up . . . .

    February 10, 2010 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  331. Brendan

    kind of disappointed so far. they really need to step it up this season. not many episodes left...

    February 10, 2010 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  332. Jacob Heitkamp

    LOST, is harder to follow then the Health Bill in Congress.

    I have watched the show from the start and now want it over and done
    so I can commit myself to a rest home from wasting my time

    February 10, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  333. atlanta ga oh yeah

    im getting a headache just reading this article... thank goodness i stopped watching Lost after the 4th season..

    February 10, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  334. Jimbosfo

    Claire aside, I was most intrigued by the subtle foreshadowing. We heard the words "I'll tell you everything" at least three times, twice in the show and once spoken by man in black Locke during next weeks preview. Isn't that what us die-hards have been waiting for all these years. I feel like I am reading a book that I don't want to end, but want to see how it all turns out. This is genius story telling.

    February 10, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  335. Junie

    We still don't know if Jacob is good or bad. Everyone thought Sayid was Jacob reincarnated. I think this depends on if Jacob is good or bad. It seems to be that no matter what these people's lives were destined to intersect with each other, whether on the plane and the island or what would happen if the plane had never crashed. The outcomes basically the same but different paths. They tried to make Sayid a better guy but in the end, you reap what you sow and the audience or writers seem to want Sayid to pay for what he did as a torturer.

    February 10, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  336. Dozirulf

    I'm getting worried about how they're going to manage to wrap all of this up by May 23rd. Fewer questions, more answers!!!

    February 10, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  337. Colin Barnes

    Totally Confused now!!

    February 10, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  338. Phillip

    Do you even watch the same show? What are you talking about Claire not getting on the plane?

    February 10, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  339. Slymac

    I don't know what I'm going to do when the last episode ends in May.. probably watch then in order to see the things I missed!

    I'm looking forward to finding out who adam and eve are in the cave..

    Another thing.. Kate and Sawyer were the ones that took Ben as a child to the Temple with Richard to save him.. they said he wouldn't come back the same.. is that the infection? Hmmm.

    February 10, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  340. Mark

    The title itself is a spoiler. I saw the episode, so it doesn't bother me, but let's please have some consideration for those who haven't yet seen the episode.

    February 10, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  341. Frank

    Another great episode – Season 6 is shaping up nicely.

    February 10, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  342. Erika

    It was definitely an interesting episode, though I have stopped trying to figure anything out anymore. I've decided to just enjoy the ride this season and see where it takes us. I think the creators of Lost know that the fans will be racking their brains trying to figure it all out, and therefore will come up with something completely off the grid as a solution. So, we shall see what happens and see how completely "lost" we can all become each week!

    February 10, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  343. pappadeaux

    Like Pauly Walnut use to say on the "Sopranos", "Just when you think you have all figured out and can walk away, Batta Bing, They pull you right back in again"!

    February 10, 2010 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  344. Joe

    I don't know.

    February 10, 2010 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  345. Joe

    why do I watch it?

    February 10, 2010 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  346. Joe

    I hate this show.

    February 10, 2010 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  347. Erin

    i've been up all night thinking of this stuff! forgive my grammar/ spelling/ misuse of capitals....

    jacob and man in black/ smoke monster/ whatever are original inhabitants of the island. however, jacob can leave the island and come and go as he pleases and bring whomever he wants to the island. man in blank can NOT leave the island, causing tension between the two. the only way man in black can get off the island is if jacob is dead. he cannot kill jacob, so he has to manipulate one of jacob's own people to kill him instead (ben). the only thing man in black wants is to go home (as he said through locke) but where/ what is home?! also tension between jacob and man in black because all the people on the island are jacob's people. man in black has no supporters/ followers (or does he?) i think that when these people are becoming "infected" it's man in black's way of converting them to his side. so of course the others/ jacob's people want to kill them because they are the opposing side! so claire is "team man in black" so is christian shepherd... anyone else?

    February 10, 2010 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  348. Peggy

    As always, our household had a loud groan at the end of last night's episode. Now, what's next? We love lost and are really enjoying the twists that hopefully will lead us to the highly anticipated finale. We each have our theories.

    February 10, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  349. chico

    Yeah, Ethan showing up as the doctor to help Claire in the hospital was a good curve ball.

    February 10, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  350. Helen

    This is why I stopped watching the show over a year ago, how stupid.

    February 10, 2010 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  351. Robert

    wow what a show!!!!

    February 10, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  352. lsho


    February 10, 2010 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  353. stag

    What's this business about Claire never getting on the plane? She was picked up by a cab at the airport (which was subsequently hijacked by Kate). Additionally, when the adoptive mother says she doesn't want the baby, Kate blurts out "She flew all the way from Australia...". So how do you get that Claire never got on the plane?

    February 10, 2010 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  354. Sue

    In the flash-sideways, Claire was on the plane; we just didn't see her. She had just gotten into the cab at the airport before Kate jumped in. Kate made the comment to the non-adoptive Mother, saying, "She flew all the way from Australia and you couldn't call her?" Great to see Claire, though, although I hope they find a way around 'the infection', other than death.

    February 10, 2010 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  355. EB

    Don't you see that the alternate timeline is actually what happens when they really do leave the island after they have done whatever is they are going to do for the island? That's why they keep thinking they know each other, etc.

    So, I guess we'll find out how Atlantis ends up at the bottom of the ocean! LOL


    February 10, 2010 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  356. james

    So is LOST the name of the show or the state of the plot?

    February 10, 2010 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |

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