May 5th, 2010
08:31 AM ET

TV recap: Four surprising deaths 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.]

A time bomb on a submarine - now there's a formula for pulse-pounding TV. Tuesday night's episode of "Lost" brought out lots of raw emotion, from nail-biting tension to heart-wrenching sorrow.

There may not have been too many "answers" per se in this episode, but a lot was made clear: the Man in Black is a villain, Jacob is (almost certainly) a good guy, and... I really hope you're not reading this if you didn't see the episode... Jin, Sun and Sayid (and probably Lapidus) are dead. Rest in peace, indeed.

Before getting into all of that, there were some more interesting developments in the parallel timeline, especially the revelation that Locke lost his ability to walk, and rendered his father a vegetable, on his first excursion piloting a plane. Locke continued to refuse Jack's offer to help him walk again due to his guilt over this, but Jack told him the same thing Locke had told him - that his father was gone.

Meanwhile, Claire and Jack grew closer as siblings, and Jin made a brief cameo to remind us that he's still alive in this timeline.

Back on the island, the crafty Man in Black rescued those who had been captured by Widmore, then led them to the plane (brutally dispatching Widmore's men), found some C-4 and made sure that everyone knew about it. Despite all of this, Sawyer didn't trust him... something it turns out that "Smokey" was counting on: he successfully led all of the Candidates to the submarine, including Jack, tending to a wounded Kate, and carrying a surprise bomb from you-know-who.

This led to one of the most exciting sequences in the series' history as Jack, remembering his time at the Black Rock with Richard, was willing to bet all of their lives that doing nothing would prevent the bomb from going off, since none of them could be killed by the Man in Black. Sawyer, of course, wasn't taking that bet and ended up accelerating the timer.

Grabbing the timer, Sayid told Jack that he would need Desmond at the bottom of a well, and that "It's going to be you, Jack," before running to the other end of the sub with the bomb, which caused water to fill in, knocking out Lapidus and Sawyer, and pinning Sun down. As Jack swam off with Sawyer, Hurley and Kate also got away.

Jin stayed with his wife, refusing to leave her. "Titanic" had nothing on this scene, as the two died holding hands. Wow.

Some other things I noticed:

- Sayid getting a heroic end shows that as much as this show is about destiny, we're still free to decide between right or wrong (as Ben did earlier in the season, and Sayid had already started to do with Desmond). I'd say that was handled just about right.

- On the other hand, Jin and Sun's goodbye was so unexpected, it was one of the biggest punch-in-the-gut moments since season two. I have no doubt that more than a few fans are angry about that one.

- Jack might as well be wearing a T-shirt that says "I am the new Jacob," and Sayid's last words certainly added to that.

- The Man in Black and the abandoned Claire are back together again after all this time. He seems to sense that some candidates (three, to be exact) are still alive because he's still stuck on the island.

- Meanwhile, Locke muttered something in his sleep about pushing a button in the parallel timeline, and seemed to stop for a moment when Jack told him that he wished he had believed him. I'll certainly give them this - I find myself caring about the flash-sideways almost as much as what happens on the island now.

- Another callback: Jack telling Locke "what happened, happened."

- Great to see Bernard the dentist pop up in the parallel timeline.

- Cool Jack scene of the week: Telling the Man in Black that he was meant to be on the island, because "John Locke told me I needed to stay," before knocking him into the water.

- Kate is definitely not a candidate, but why? Still no answers there.

- Does this make the issue of which Kwon is a candidate completely moot? Not necessarily, according to a conversation I had with Daniel Dae Kim recently. More on that soon (watch this space).

- I think it's high time we checked in with Richard, Ben and Miles, don't you?

- If Lapidus truly is dead as well, let's take a moment to remember him as well - the best pilot since "Sully."

It looks like we're getting a heaping helping of answers next week about Jacob and the Man in Black, and none too soon. Share your thoughts on video or in the comments below (and while you're at it, there's still time to tell us how you think "Lost" should end).


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  1. skidd

    Jack= Jacob replacement
    Sawyer= MIB replacement
    Kate= Richar replacement

    May 6, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. LoveLost

    @Daghots & Emm....I agree. Island is underwater the plane never crashes & the sideways timeline wil be the real timeline with everyone converging at the hospital. Love the "23" tie in....I think the Shepherds will have everything to do with the ending. The series opened with Jack & his eye (seeing/knowing) and will end similarly. I still think Christian Shepherd will be a factor, maybe not. His body is still technically "lost" in the sideways timeline. (pun intended)
    The "caniddate" has not been specified as someone's "replacement."
    Could be they will be the person who destroys the island...like the theory Jack & Desmond do it together makes sense. All the children, Aaron, Kwon baby, Walt are all OFF the island so no chance of being candidates.

    Widmore must want to preserve & contain the energy of the island for his own purposes/scientific, BUT as Farraday stated, back in the day, it was best that it was destroyed hence Juliet et al setting off the nuc....Momma Eloise I think is bad/evil...the reason being is that she KNEW that Christian Shepherd's shoes had to be on John Locke's body so that MIB could inhabit it. IF the island continues on, I see Ben as the new Richard, Jack as Jacob, & Locke as MIB. Both Widmore & Eloise know full well how MIB & the island operate & have had a hand in the past of controlling the operation via Dharma. Desmond will be the one to save everyone or everything. They want to keep Penny & Des apart.... keep the "constant/love" separated. Sun & Jin contstant will be separated no more. Jin was killed by the bomb blast, which was to kill them all, not necessarily committing suicide.

    Can't wait to find out MIB's name since every name on this show has a meaniong or representation...I am leaning towards Jacon & Esau or Cane & Able... Lillith & Adam are their parents!! MIB liooks older & the boys int he jungle were two separate people Ithink Jacob & MIB as youngins.

    Gosh...I could go on...but love most of the intelligent postings on this blog compared to most and I can't wait to get onto this blog the morning after every episode to discuss.

    May 6, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. swright

    @ ForTheLastTime – I could not have said it better myself.

    As far as everyone who is saying that the show is going to end with sawyer and jack on the beach, and sawyer saying "do you know how much i want to kill you." The show is not going to end that way. Lets give them a little more credit. I think they are a lot more creative, and able to come up with a better (and less predicatable) ending than that.

    May 6, 2010 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  4. DaGhost

    Man you guys are ridiculous with your theories. Are you guys watching the same show. How in the HELL are Aaron & Baby Kwon Candidates, that makes no sense, first of all the Candidates are on the Island those 2 kids are off the island, Widmore (not a Candidate) come on people think your thoughts through before posting...
    Sayid was transformed or regained his senses after his obvious TALK with Desmond (the moment he lied to MIB he had changed) we all agree that Desmond has some sort of ability in both timelines. I am kind of leaning to Desmond being the new Jacob, because the MIB sent Sayid to kill him ala Richard circa 1800s and just like back then Richard let Jacob TALK so did Sayid he let Desmond TALK...

    I guarantee that the writers know of all the possible theories about Jack & Sawyer etc etc. Lost is too unpredictable to even entertain some or all of those theories.

    Here is the deal....MIB knows that the sub sank, i think he thinks that all of the Candidates are dead. He figured that he (MIB) would be able to leave the island at that moment, but low and behold he is still stuck...He is going to finish what he started, referring to Desmond.
    That's where Jack & The Others are going to meet him at.

    May 6, 2010 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  5. ctekinc

    How in the world did Sun get trapped behind those bars and the cabinet that fell on her??? How realistic was that....come on...and theres no way Jin would choose to see his daughter....Sun was dying and should have said that too...in the Korean culture she would've made him leave..... she would have been screaming about her daughter especially since Jin never knew her.....

    May 5, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Julie Nixon

    I think you forgot that Locke actually was thrown out of a window, his father pushed him...this happen in season 2 I think

    May 5, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Lori

    @ eric–I think you're right – the island is underwater MiB and Jacob role the stones, the alternate story goes into play for all the characters WE know, they move the island (again!) and the whole game for MiB and Jacob repeats all over again and they take over another ship, or airliner or perhaps a Princess Cruiseliner or huge starship to start the whole process over again, maybe 300 years from now. How's THAT for an ending?!

    May 5, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jon

    I don't think those girls are being serious about getting their episode spoiled. Really no one is really that stupid. They are just messing with us. Nobody could take moron to that level, I mean they never would have been able to live long enought to know how to use the computer if they were really that simple. It is cracking me up though, good job girls.
    There may be too many loose ends to tie up by the time this is over. What about the stolen children and walt and how did the widmore group get there in the 50's.
    Regardless, I'll love this show and I'm hooked to the end and I will buy any material that is sold by the producers that explains anything about the show. This is great stuff and truely worthy!

    May 5, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. cellisis

    i don't know if everyone remember that episode when Sawyer asked James to listen to what Juliet says in grave, and James told Sawyer after that, "It worked." wouldn't it mean that the bomb explosion actually worked to their favour, which means that they'd all get out of the island, i assume. i always think about that and believe that they would all live another live in the end.

    but i don't know what the current episode leads to now.

    May 5, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Lisa

    Heather1998hotstuff and sawyersgirl are obviously trolling, guys.

    Don't feed the trolls. :D

    May 5, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  11. idiots among us

    don't tell Heather but the easter bunny & santa don't exist either.

    May 5, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Tasha 169

    People can't be serious! Why go to the internet looking fro LOST stuff if you haven't watched the episode. I have co-workers who haven't seen it yet and avoid recaps and blogs at all cost....they beg those of us in the office you have seen it not to talk about it near them. Come on people grow the f**k up. I hate stupidity.

    Great episode by the way.

    May 5, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ForTheLastTime

    Heather1998hotstuff and sawyersgirl

    Seriously?

    You come on this blog and expect it not to spoil anything? Considering you are a regular on this blog (sawyersgirl and possibly heather1988hotstuff) I hope you follow what you preach and don't come and comment here again. Your stupidity is annoying.

    That is all.

    May 5, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  14. offtheair

    Gee, Heather, you didn't see the ALL CAPS WARNING at the beginning of this? And you read all the way to the bottom without figuring out this was a discussion of last night's episode? Speaking of which, I can't recall a more gut-wrenching, emotional and moving hour of television...ever. If you're a true fan of this show then last night should have torn you apart and made you realize that there's going to be an emptiness after the show wraps on May 23rd. I was genuinely traumatized after watching Sun and Jin die. It took me a few minutes to pull it together. There's never been anything as heady and intriguing as Lost and if it ends with a "Wow" and not an "are you kidding me, 6 years for this", then maybe TV execs will realize there is a market for intelligent and intricate programming and we can move away from The Mentalist. and similar drivel.

    May 5, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jaymie

    The song playing on the music box "Catch a Falling Star and Put it in Your Pocket" was the same song Claire was singing like a crazy person while stuck in the whole earlier this season.

    May 5, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  16. heather1988hotstuff

    oh so now i can't get on internet cuz i haven't watched the episode...WHATEVER...i take your comments with a grain of salt....i didn't think lost controlled everything! he did ruin this episode for those who have money to purchase tivo and for those who have lives than to just sit there and wait for a show!!!!!

    May 5, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Asli

    i don't get it! Why would you come to this blog if you haven't seen last night's episode? So you came, why are you reading everything????? So we have to make sure everyone is done watching the last episode so that we can share our comments??????

    May 5, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  18. sheppard

    heather – if you can't read the warning (which is clearly there if you don't want to know about last night's show) – how could you read the blog? Stop blaming other folks for your ignorance...

    May 5, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Amy Lynn

    Writing a post that chides others for writing posts is the definition of irony.

    And to complain about the above article ruining the show for you is the definition of idiocy. It's a "TV Recap" with a "Spoiler Alert" in the first sentence.

    Just sayin'.

    May 5, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  20. PAT

    This blog recaps the show every week. If you missed last night's episode than you should not have pulled up CNN entertainment. Get a grip!

    May 5, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  21. robbyt

    Why would someone click on a blog about a show that they are planning on watching but haven't seen yet? What exactly are you people expecting to see here when you click on it?

    I'm going to be traveling on business when the final episode airs. I won't get to see it for a week. I don't plan on going anywhere near the internet during that week.

    May 5, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  22. heather1988hotstuff

    omg, i seriously didnt get a chance to even watch lost last night, and i come on here and you tell EVERYTHING, you ruined it for me and other viewers who didn't get a chance to watch

    I got news for you buddy! you just ruined the show for millions of people nationwide with your immaturaty and your unthoughtfulness, i hope that they cancel this blog...you d***!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 5, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  23. lostinlost

    ok we know Flocke is bad, but I don't think that necesarily means Jacob is good. I think he's bad, too. Look how much better our Losties would have been (alternate timeline) if he hadn't messed with them

    May 5, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  24. heyyall

    I can't believe last night, i'm such a huge fan of every main character on that show!!!! I was sobbing even as that show z was coming on i just can't believe they are dead...but hopefully with good reason and i hope that their alternate realities are there real ones being as juliet said "it worked" i hope that's what she was talking about! I'm so nervous for the ending i'm hoping its tears of joy for me this time! i'm sure everyone who's a lostie was just as upset as i was...if you weren't i would DEF not conisder you a lostie and/or souless! :) oh goodness lets hope for the best!

    May 5, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Lost in Spades

    My eyes have seen the coming of the final Lost, is my reaction. As gut-wrenching as this episode was, it made things much clearer. In particular, we can expect virtually all of our Lost heroes to die by the end. I believe that their deaths are to be posed ultimately as a certainty required to keep the fabric of time from unravelling.

    All of the various teams, MIB, Jacob, Charles Whitmore probably accept this; hence, from the perspective of our heroes, all of them are bad guys. The only question is how our heroes die, and which one, if any, replaces Jacob. MIB wants no candidate to survive, so as to permit evil to prevail for eternity. Jacob and his forces are the good guys, seeking to keep good and evil in balance, but even they know that all but the candidate must die. Only our heroes are oblivious to this, or in denial. They bounce from team to team in what will be a futile effort to save themselves.

    I suspect Kate is not a candidate because she will be part of a 'Sophie's Choice' for Jack - either being with her or saving her versus accepting the candidacy and preventing evil from triumphing over good.

    Whitmore is a bit of a wild card. I might guess at this point that ultimately he will be shown to be in league with MIB. Having made a pact with the devil, he will be vanquished leaving MIB versus Jack.

    My take.

    May 5, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  26. hmmm

    I thought the Jin/Sun drowning scene was very sad...the ONLY issue that nearly ruined it for me is the fact that they kept talking to each other in English.

    Let's be real...it's their LAST words. They both would have been spouting off Korean. Specifically Jin, who knew English for 4 years and Korean for what, 30? It would have been way more realistic, poetic, emotional, whatever.

    And all the people saying that Jin isn't dead in island universe: yeah right! I don't think the writers would have done that whole scene just to keep Jin alive with no plotline.

    May 5, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  27. sawyersgirl

    wow i agree pachico, i had no chance to watch this and this blog has spoiled the whole episode!!!!!! im a reg to this blog but not nemore i cant believe this.....thanks for ruining LOST for me butthole!!!! im getting everyone to boycott this blog!

    May 5, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  28. kt

    If we get into the topic of all of the candidates having issues with their father – we open the door to the religious parallel of their fathers – all symbolizing God. The expression "father knows best" holds to this because each of the fathers think they are trying to protect their children – when infact – the children feel their father does not have their best interests at heart.

    Each character has been struggling with their Faith when struggling with their daddy issues. All they need to do is believe (or should have believed). Their lack of Faith is why they are candidates – candidates for everlasting peace and eternity in the Kingdom of God.

    May 5, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Lew

    @tlt – the MIB has also been Alex and she didn't die off the island.

    May 5, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Catherine

    I cried like a baby when Jin and Sun died. Is Jin really dead? You see his hand move away but you don't see him.

    My theory is that Fake Locke has forgotten about Rose and Bernard hiding out on the island. He want's everyone dead but as far as we know, those two are at their secret hut completely separated from the action. If everyone needs to be dead, he's going to have to remember and find them, I think.

    May 5, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  31. tlt

    Don't think MIB can take over Sawyer. I think, historically, the MIB takes over the body of someone who has died off the island (ie., Jack's father in the casket, Locke in a casket. That is why Ben had to kill Locke back in the states, and bring him onboard, casket, SHOES, and all.

    May 5, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Bad Robot Rules!!!

    For me, the biggest line of the night (one that no one has mentioned in the comments) was right before Sayid said "It's going to be you" to Jack.......

    He told Jack that Desmond was in the well, and said something like: "You're going to need him... you understand?".

    Since Des is the only one who is fully aware of both timelines, and he can survive the electromagnitism, we all know that he will play an important role in the end. Now, we just need to wait and see how it all plays out.

    I'm very much looking forward to the end of this modern day fable. I personally hope that they don't answer all the questions. Just like real life..... i'ts no fun if you have all the answers given to you. You only grow as a person if you ask questions and seek knoweldge.

    May 5, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Russel Farraday

    If you want a hint as to how this all will end, look no further than the works of Stephen King, most notably "The Stand" and "The Dark Tower", both of which concern a man who embodies evil. It's obvious the writers are heavily influenced by Mr. King.

    May 5, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Lew

    @Stacia – Your reasoning for Kate not being a candidate doesn't fly. Sawyer chose to kill a man in Australia that he thought was the con man that led to his parents murder/suicide yet he is still a candidate.

    May 5, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  35. LCW

    excuse the typo's excited love the show lol

    May 5, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  36. karen

    Does anyone on the island have a good relationship with their father? Is that a theme? It seems like everyone we get to know has a terrible or at least dysfunctional relationship with his or her father.

    May 5, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Stacia

    Kate is not a candidate because she killed her father. No matter what the reason, justifie or not, she chose to kill.

    May 5, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  38. joni

    Could be Claire is the "Evil" power and Jack is the "good"!

    May 5, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  39. joni

    I think your theory is fantastic Cecil:) It all makes sense when you look at Sawyer being the "evil" one and Jack being "good". I like it!

    May 5, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Annie

    I don’t think this is about replacements for Jacob / MIB. I think the “candidate” is the one who will destroy the island, with the MIB on it, and then the island goes under water, destroying the MIB and his evil power. The MIB needs all the candidates to now die off the island (they were in submarine, physically off the island), in order for him to be able to leave. That is why he tricked them into thinking they “all needed to leave together”…they aren’t going anywhere!! Widmore knows this and was actually trying to protect them from MIB when he put them in the cages.
    Anyone who “dies” on the island, their flash sideways reality is their new “reality”, hence how Julia indicated “it worked” right before she died. So Charlie died on island, is alive on sideways, same with Libby and I bet all the others. Jack will need Desmond’s help to destroy the island and they will be the last to “die” – actually Desmond won’t die on island since he is able to move between realities. Jack will be the last to die on the island and then be part of the new timeline. Still not sure of Widmore and his crew and what becomes of them when island is destroyed (or why they are there exactly – just to make sure MIB doesn’t leave?).

    May 5, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  41. LCW

    Sayid is a HERO !!!!!!! not a suicide bomber, he took the bomb and ran, he did what he could to save those that he could !!!!!!!!!!!! !
    I am so happy as if this character is a real person lol that he didnt loose his soul and turn to the dark side, and i knew he couldnt kill desmond :) sayid ....he did what sayid always does, he did what he had to do to survive ....he had to play along with Blocke ( locke mib) in order to survive... Blocke would have killed him other wise , because Sayid is no joke, smart, savy , so intelligent.... my heart dropped when the bomb went off ! ps. sayid did ! say its going to be you Jack !

    Jin & Sun .... oh my Goodness ! i was so hurt ... and someone mentioned that they didnt say anything about their baby girl, did you not see the way they looked into each others eyes and kissed, they said it all with speaking a word, Jin had lost her once , sun had lost him once, they couldnt leave each other again.... Jin had to stay with her ... and obviously Sun had someone she trusted taking care of her daughter or else she wouldnt have left in the first place.... and for all we know Jin could have survived.... he is strong...but Sun we know is gone :( and the pilot as well....

    When hurley broke down , i did too,
    When Sawyer wakes up, he will wish he hadnt, because of him three people he had come to trust , and care about are dead .....
    Plus juliets death, im not sure he will be anything other than a shell of what he was .....

    And Finally Jack see's Blocke for who he truly is EVIL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I hope Desmond can help them stay alive because Blocke apprently cant leave the island if they are still alive and he wont stop until they are dead.....ooooh cant wait to the Finale !!!!!!!!!!!

    May 5, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  42. smoyles

    I think what happens is that they all wake up on the plane as it's landing at LAX, and this has all been a dream. Like that season of Dallas. Remember, the final three episodes of Season 4 were named There's No Place Like Home. This is alluding to The Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy woke up at the end and everything was a dream.

    The sideways world is where they really are. So, don't worry about Jin and Sun.

    Also, back on the island, if there was no visual confirmation of Lapidus' death, he ain't dead. You've got to see a body, like they showed us with Jin and Sun. I think we can assume that Sayid is dead without the visual confirmation, though.

    May 5, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  43. pachuco81

    hey i didn't get a chance to watch this episode yet...you just completley ruined it for me. gee thanks....i know which blog i'm never coming to again

    May 5, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Lauren

    Another thought – If the bomb went off back in 1977 or whenever the exact year was, and now they are in present (well, 3 years after 2004 so as present as you can get in LOST time), then how is the flash sideways timelime still in 2004? Is it the same scenario but in 2007 instead? Because Claire is pregnant, so that makes it seem like 2004...

    How will they merge if they are 3 years apart? This just popped into my head!

    May 5, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  45. sunny

    hello, there wasn't a timer on the C-4, that was the watch that MIB took off the wrist of one of Widmore's men who was guarding the plane. Think about this: Widmore wanted the candidates in the plane so he could blow them up, MIB wanted them in the sub to blow them up so Widmore and MIB want the same thing...

    Frankly I see Jack becoming more like Dogen, the guardian of the temple.

    May 5, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Lauren

    Emm – obviously Jack will have a major role in the finale. The date being May 23rd has nothing to do with anything, all season finales end in May.

    May 5, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Losing Interest

    So no one is fed up with the strange, underdeveloped plot twists and the gratuitous carnage? Really? I'm the only one of my friends who still watches religiously, and at this point, I'm just watching to make sure the show ends. Is Sideways World real? Sideways Desmond doesn't think so. And is Un-Locke all Man in Black, or is there a little Locke left in there. I thought Sayid was a goner until he took that bomb and ran with it. But you know, those are my complaints about the final season, too.

    Sayid as the New Michael: Dead! Alive! Dead Again!

    Locke as the Uber-Loser: Faithful! Dependable! Possessed by Satan!

    Claire as the New, Shorter and (somehow) Even Messier Rousseau! A dingo stole my ba-by.

    How did all this happen? I didn't see the groundwork laid for any of these changes, anymore than I saw the way laid for Sayid to go from sinner to saint to demon to subba-sub-savior. There has been zero development, and now that we've gotten down to the wire, we're just watching characters we've lived with for years get picked off, like so cans on fence. There's not even enough time left to pick them off singly – they have to go in clumps and groups. So they're cans on a fence and we're throwing grenades at them.

    That just disgusts me. It feels lazy and mean and pointlessly destructive.

    May 5, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  48. JM

    It's starting to look as if the alternate timeline is going to dominate and be the "reality" as the show ends. Desmond is "The Constant" – my guess is that he will do something major that will alter or turn back time, unify the timelines, and everyone in the island universe will have to be destroyed somehow in order for the timelines to unite. The island will sink into the ocean as if it has been there for hundreds of years, which is the underwater scene we saw at the beginning of the season. This will allow Oceanic 815 to fly without serious incident to LAX and everyone, including all of the characters who died within the island timeline (Shannon, Boone, Sayid, Libby, Juliet, etc), will be alive in the alternate timeline. So don't worry about Jin & Sun – they're too significant to be killed off at this stage of the game – in the alternate timeline their baby has yet to be born.

    The island timeline is one of second chances – how to undo the evil, hurt, or issues of the past – it's actually a chance at redemption. I wouldn't be surprised to see the remaining characters redeem themselves (Jack through his newfound faith; Sawyer through trust; Kate through acceptance for what she has done; Hurley through self confidence) before they die on the island. Sayid redeemed himself through his bravery before he died; Jin & Sun declared their love for each other before they died (when they first came to the island timeline via Oceanie 815's crash, Sun was going to leave Jin). Desmond will destroy the island and everyone on it, including the MIB, Jacob, and Richard.

    I think the candidate is very likely to be Jack. He's the natural choice. Jack and Desmond will work together to harness the electro-magnetic energy of the island to destroy it instead of letting it get into the hands of Widmore.

    May 5, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  49. nattyb

    There is no way Jin made a deal with MIB like Richard did, because he was in water in a sinking sub and MIB cannot swim. Also...Richard didn't make a deal with MIB, Sayid did. Richard made a deal with Jacob.

    Also, if Jin is considered to be alive (and I am not saying he is or isn't), that would mean that he and his saviour (Lapidus?) would have had to swim ridiculous lengths under water from a quickly sinking sub to get to the surface. If Jack couldn't make it with the oxygen tank 5 minutes prior, how could they?

    I am interested to see where Juliet is in the side timeline, and of course Walt. In the previews showing Locke with the black and white pebbles, that is a shot from the first season of Locke showing Walt how to play Backgammon.

    May 5, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  50. GB

    It will end with jack as the new jacob....touching some young kid....as jacob did to them.....and m.i.b. will be defeated. Either desmond or hurley will be some kind of spiritual advisor to jack. Watch....remember i said this.

    May 5, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Guest

    I meant The Kwons. Sorry.

    May 5, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Guest

    I think the Jin's together were the candidate. because when Jacob went to their wedding, he said, "You are one person now."

    May 5, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Sharon

    OMG!!! I SO CRIED when Sun and Jin drown...but totally "LOST" it, when Jack said to Hurley..."there is no more Syid" and Hurley broke down, then Jack broke down...and when Sawyer wakes up...he's going to loose it! Sawyer did save Kate from Widmore. She would have been shot since she was not "a Canidate" any longer. I believe that in the "other Time-Line" everyone will be together who are ment to be together. I am hoping that Juliette will show up as Sun's Doctor and meet Sawyer in the Coffee shop and "have a coffee and go Dutch" as she said to him before she "died". Desmond and Daniel are putting everyone together, because no matter what both believe in Love, and that you should be with who your Destiny is with! This is why everyone in the other Time -line is with whom they belong with. And Richard is still around on the Island with the Knife to Kill "SMOKEY".....WOW...the next few episodes are going to be AWESOME!!! Too Bad it's ending!!! R.I.P. LOST!!!!!

    May 5, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Lesley

    Couldn't the "Kwon" candidate be Jin and Sun's daughter?

    May 5, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  55. tookay

    bubba doesnt' waste his time watching...he just wastes his time reading LOST blogs and commenting on teh show he doesn't even watch. and I just wasted my time reading his comments.

    May 5, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Eric

    I read most of the comments here and most people are forgetting the island will wind up under water. There is no future MIB or Jacob because there is no future island. I think MIB will kill all but one person on the island and somehow that last person shifts reality to the flash sideways universe effectively saving everyone and ending MIB. IMO the only important questions left are who does it and how. The flash sideways are the writers way of letting you know what happens to each character, it's not an alternate reality, it will be their only reality.

    Any flaws in my logic?

    May 5, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Polar-girl

    If Smoke-monster Locke was waiting to get Jack and company together to kill them all, why didn't he just do it when they were all in the cages and Jack the hero, swooped in to save them?

    May 5, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Kim

    Why didn't the MIB just have the bomb go off on the plane. Why the need to use the sub? Any thoughts?

    May 5, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Lost Nutcase

    With all that's happened and still needs resolution, I'd like to know what ever happened to all the children who survived the original plane crash and who were kidnapped by the "others" during the first season. Will they return?????

    May 5, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Jeryl

    @Cecil and Maria – I've always thought it would Jack and Locke at the end because they have been at odds about what the island means: "Jack, are you a man of Faith or a man of Science?" "I'm a man of Science, John." It is intersting that Jack is now the man of Faith. I was in tears when Jin and Sun died. Especially when Hurley "lost" it last night. He is such a sweet soul.

    May 5, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Bubba

    Walt had to go; they have only been on the island a week or two, remember? Their hair has turned gray and Jack has developed a chin wattle, and it's only been a few days. The actor who played little Walt is a grown man today, so what ever they intended originally to do with his character has been written out, like Mr Eko. But I don't care any more. This recap makes me SO glad I didn't waste any more of my time watching.

    May 5, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Donna

    @Dennis – Richard was given Eternal Life by Jacob, not MIB. I think Jin is still alive, I think he stayed with Sun until she was gone and Lapi and him are swimming to shore as we speak. AWESOME EPISODE! I had to keep sh'ing my kids and husband and rewinding to make sure I got what was said.

    May 5, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  63. lostie

    The song that was playing in the music box that claire's dad left for her was "catch a falling star," which was the song she asked the adoptive couple (a few seasons back?) if they would sing that song to baby Aaron. Remember that episode where she was going to sign adoption papers and the pen wouldn't work, then the next pen they gave her wouldn't work. What an amazing eopside!!

    May 5, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  64. woody

    Just ignore the race baiting minority stereotype stuff. Please

    May 5, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Terry M

    @ jd

    I think MIB is hesitant to appear as the smoke monster, as he feels it would be counterproductive in his attempts at making the others accept him as just another guy wanting off the island. Appearing as the smoke monster would just terrify everyone (except apparently, Claire) and then no one would follow him.

    But I did wonder why he even bothered to wring that one plane guard's neck, and actually shoot the other. It reminded me of the ol' Superman shows in black and white...he'd stand there, hands on hips while the bullets bounced off his chest, but when the frustrated bad guy would actually throw the gun at him, Supes would duck! Funny. As smoke, MIB should just be going where he wants at any time...but yet he walks with his followers, and shoots at those that defy him. You'd think those that are being asked to follow would wonder at that...why their lives are being put in danger by having to join a firefight if the MIB has their best interests at heart...

    Oh, and I'm the earlier Terry M, not that "excrutiating tears" poster from 1:32...what are the odds of there being two of us? Maybe she's the flash sideways version...since i'm stuck on my own island today (work).

    May 5, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Jim

    @Council for Ethnic Diversity – wha?? Don't just list what supports your theory – it's like you're picking items from a salad bar.

    Miles, Hurley, Rose, Miles' father – all minorities, all still alive.

    Libby, Shannon, Kate's FBI agent, Juliet, Boone, Charlie, Charlotte, Nikki, Daniel, Arzt, Frogurt, Patch Guy... by no means a comprehensive list...all Causasian and DEAD.

    May 5, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Maria

    @Cecil-I really like your theory! However, I wonder if maybe it will be John Locke and Jack sitting together on the beach at the end of the series. They have always been at odds with each other too-example, fate vs. science. Just a thought! :)

    May 5, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  68. jd

    The way I see it is the new alternate timeline is the best so far, and Julia told sawyer that "it worked" when they detonated the bomb (her dying words).
    So maybe everyone on the island has to die in order for the new alternate time-line to stay in place.
    I'm still lost about the whole new Jacob scenario. Maybe they've been leading us that way to throw us off the true ending...the new timeline.

    May 5, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  69. born yesterday

    Very sad but very brave episode. This is what makes Lost the best TV show in the last 10 years. Going to miss it like crazy after this month. Will buy the Blu-Ray DVD and watch it again and again. Only Fringe left now to watch.

    May 5, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  70. baka baka

    @ Matt – what are you talking about, the show is chock-full of stereotypes. Eko as a mystical "spiritualist" from Nigeria; Sayid blowing himself up with a bomb; Sun and Jin with the whole Asian "honor" code, you don't see how those are stereotypes?

    May 5, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Candidate

    I don't think that Jin is dead. He was touched by Jacob and could not die by his own hand. By staying with Sun in the submarine, he was technically committing suicide. This would not be possible for him. Just as it was not possible for Jack and Richard with the dynamite. Sun however was killed indirectly by the explosion. So, she is dead even though she was touched as well. Just a thought......

    May 5, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Jhardain

    Hopefully they bring EVERYONE back for the last show.

    May 5, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  73. moondoggie

    After 6 years, I am going to miss this. This show is the most fun. I look forward to it every week. I cried over Sun & Jin too. Don't be too mad at Sawyer, he is just broken hearted...

    May 5, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  74. jd

    Why does the smoke monster have to have armed people to help him storm a camp? can't he just turn into the smoke monster and take the enemy out?

    May 5, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Terry M

    In this show nothing has ever been the obvious. Nothing has ever been what is seems to be. And we can always expect the unexpected. I remember the actor who plays Jin's character say of the situation between Jin and Sun and the ending that the "viewers will be pleased." But also that he had to sit and think for a minute after reading the script of the ending. I'm not pleased about the deaths of some of our favorite protagonists, but was a beautiful and classic dramatic touch to this story. We know someone had to die. They were not all going to live through this even though we hoped they would. To see Jin and Sun finally reunite was a treat, but to see one of them die and one live without the other would have been more painful. This, at least, allowed them to be together eternally. I LOVED this series more than anything I was watched in years. But everything has to end sometime and this one is going out with a BANG!!!!! I'm loving every dreadfully painful dramatic moment of it. I want to be moved to excruciating tears and I'm getting everything I want!!!! KUDOS!!!

    May 5, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Matt

    It's great to watch a show that is so well written, painfully well acted and doesn't resort to the normal predictable plot lines and character stereotypes. TV execs take notice. You don't have to "dumb down" tv shows for the masses. We get it and we want more tv just like LOST!

    Although.... I have to admit I was addicted to The Jersey Shore.

    May 5, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  77. woody

    I still think the island timeline exists to serve as pennance for the sideways timeline.

    Each character has sacrificed on the island so that the better sideways timeline can exist.

    Eloise knows this in the sideways timeline.

    May 5, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Third_Island

    I feel bad for the Sub's captain and his first mate. Those two didn't deserve what they got. I hope they show a flashback next week about how they got to the sub and what's going on in their flash-sideways.

    May 5, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Cathie

    What about their names (MIB and Jacob)-Esau and Jacob???? Anyone out there read the Bible??????

    May 5, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  80. lks

    Do you think that Charlie, Desmond's and Penny's son (and Widmores grandson) would/could have any role, as baby Kwon and Aaron are always mentioned?

    May 5, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  81. CSK

    Best episode of the season....I couldn't stop crying about Jin and Sun. And yes, it couldn't be more obvious, Jack is the new Jacob. I can't wait till next week!!!

    May 5, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Terry W. Brookman

    Big deal! fun for drama queens, take a look at the real world that is all around you. You know the real world where real people die and starve, the one you hide from!

    May 5, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Otey

    What if Jack became the new "Richard?" He doesn't want to leave the Island, and he is a natural leader and a "fixer" just like Richard has done a hundred some odd years.....if they even need a replacement Richard...

    May 5, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  84. cecilia

    No worries brotha', No one is dead. Not Juliet, Saiyd, Jin or Sun, or Charlie. The sideways timeline will become "real" in the end. Per a comment posted here two episodes back, everyone is converging in the hospital and the MRI dept may get busy.

    Can't wait for Juliet and Sawyer to get that cup of coffee.

    May 5, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Daniel

    I thought the scene with Jack and Claire was poorly done. First, Claire doesn't sit or get up from a seated position like someone who is 8 1/2 months pregnant. She just popped out of the chair. I have never see a woman that pregnant get out of a chair that easily. Second, what is she carrying..a beach ball?

    C'mon Lost, lets do better than that.

    May 5, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  86. crapmaster

    I thought the episode was awesome as usual.
    One interesting thing to note is how authority figures have changed.
    In the earlier seasons Jack, Sawyer and Locke were always the ones in charge, now this season we have Hurley with some authority and respect. Remember a couple episodes ago when Hurley asked Jack to trust him and Jack said "This is me trusting you." ? There was this look on his face like 'Nothing is making any logical sense anymore, and I can't be in control in a bazaar world like this...' Wereas Hurley seems to have found his comfort zone.

    May 5, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  87. tlynn

    The show's going to end by the whole thing being a Chess game between MIB and Jacob. The whole black and white, good vs evil is all part of the game/match. The reason MIB can't kill the candidates is because it's against the rules of the game. The reason some of the names have been crossed off is because they're no longer on the board.

    May 5, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  88. tookay

    if we are talking about replacements for jacob and MIB, then maybe we should not consider the obvious replacemets that everyone seems to think it will be – Jack and sawyer – due to their conflicts. Lost is anything but obvious, its a show steeped in mysteries and plot twists. Why would they not continue that until ther end? Something totally unexpected is going to transpire that is not in the least bit "obvious". But....if there are to be replacements, why not Ben and Widmore? they have always been at each other throats. personally, I think Desmond could well be teh new jacob....look how he has been guiding everyone in the alt timeline.

    I see this all as a game between MIB and Javob. A "bet" if you will. I also beleve that they play this game out many many times. Kind of like 2 guys with nothing to do sitting palying chess (or backgammon) and sometimes one wins, sometimes the other. then they play a new game. It just goes on and on and on. eeach game, the pieces are moved differently to see what the outcome will be....but as MIB once said to Jacob..."why do you bring them here...it ALWAYS ends the same".

    May 5, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Emm

    Hi all,

    Really looking forward to reading your comments on my lunch break today. For now, I have a quick thought:

    The finale is on Sunday, May 23rd
    Jack Shephard is the 23rd name on the list
    The 23rd psalm starts "The Lord is my Shephard"

    I think that Jack may have a MAJOR role in the finale, good and evil thing. Thoughts?

    May 5, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Asli

    @baka baka – you're right. Just like they made us forget Walt "the special kid", Boone, Shannon, Aaron, Ethan.... I get that they may not answer all questions, but still, there are so many things up in the air. I really hope that the finale makes us forget all the inconsistencies.

    May 5, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Brian

    I don't care about finding out any answers to anything except this one question: What is the significance of the Apollo Bar that keeps popping up?

    May 5, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Lee

    Does no one else remember Walt? We were told, outright, that he was VERY important to the storyline back in seasons 1 and 2. The producers even told us after season 3 that we just had to be patient and "trust them" because they had an end-game plan for Walt.

    However, at this point it seems very unlikely that he will matter at all in the end. That would make me very disappointed. I'm starting to wonder if they didn't even have a plan during seasons 1-3 and only just figured it out for themselves starting with season 4.

    I hope I'm wrong, though!

    May 5, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  93. JJ

    Great episode last night. I'm upset LOST is ending, but I watched the premiere of ABC's new series Happy Town, and it looks to be very good. If you like dark mysteries check it out tonight on ABC 10 EST. It will be my replacement for LOST.

    May 5, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Kraig

    DickH – Locke could have let them die on the plane, but Jack wouldn't have been on it too. Taking them into the middle of Widmore's men made it a good likelihood all the candidates would be forced onto the sub.

    May 5, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Isaac

    Has anyone noticed that Jin and Sun's deaths have opened up a Texas-sized plothole?

    How did they end up on the island? To escape Sun's father.
    Now an orphan, what will happen to their daughter? She'll be raised by the same man they ran from!

    and I thought Charlie's death was pointless....at this point, considering I've never missed an episode, I can't quit it now. But make no mistake, if this show wasn't ending, last night's ep would have been enough to make me give up on it.

    May 5, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Joe M.

    Best show of the entire series. Beats out the Richard flash back by a hair.

    May 5, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  97. baka baka

    @ Asli – you have to realize that you're referring to a Season 1 plotline. The writers have pretty much discarded everything from the first two seasons. I love how by simply saying "we aren't going to answer every question", they think the audience will forgive their sloppy writing, forgetfulness, and inconsistencies.

    May 5, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  98. clevercandi

    "Richard got his "Eternal Life" by agreeing to "do anything" for MIB in order to be reunited with his wife..."

    I thought he agreed to do anything JACOB wanted, not MIB. Is my memory clouded?

    May 5, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  99. friedmegg

    First a few things CECIL did not come up with the idea of Sawyer and Jack sitting at the end talking. That has been floated for many weeks now.
    Second even if that is the end, that is not the end people will care about. People want to know the reason for everything. Why are Jacob/MIB fighting ect.
    Third, I am surprised i did not see a single comment regarding the Scenes from next week. It looks as if we see Jacob/MIB discussing their bet, White stones, Black Stones (Othello perhaps). This should give us the answer to the significance of the stones. Souls lost/Won ect.
    Fourth Would Jin keeping himself underwater be considered Suicide since he had a legit opportunity to swim to safety? If that is the case he may still be alive. Aside from what seems to be a rule of MIB not being able to kill them, they also cannot commit suicide (Michael proves that one)

    May 5, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  100. bumpspeed

    @Barry, MIB won't kill the survivors. He will get Claire to do it. She is off her rocker enough to listen to anything he says. Although, she may have an "awakening" moment in the finale.

    I don't know what to think of Aaron. They made such a big deal about him and then dropped it. He may be MIB's final destination if he gets off of the island. Someone had stated early that there was a comment of "he will destroy us all" or something like that about Aaron. Maybe MIB will embody Aaron, or try to.

    May 5, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Helen

    Why do neither Sun or Jin want to stay alive for their daughter? I wanted to feel bad for them..but cannot believe that neither one of them thought of the little girl. And that Sun would completely abandon her daughter on an off chance she would find Jin. Jin should have left Sun so he could be with the daughter, now she is an orphan. That's what's sad to me.

    May 5, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  102. ttj

    @tookay....he also appeared as ben's daughter, richard's wife, mr. eko's brother, etc. sorry to shatter your theory

    May 5, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Asli

    The reason neither Jin or Sun mentioned their daughter may be because they had already given up hope on actually leaving the island. But I agree that it was weird they didn't even say a word on it and it was also weird that Jin (physically able) to leave himself to die just like that, without even moving arms or legs.

    By the way, anyone remember Aaron? The fortune teller has told Claire that she shouldn't let anyone else raise him. ? Did she mean Kate?

    Omg, Jack will make such a good Jacob! I feel like it'll be Jack vs. John, not Sawyer, though. We'll see... I can't wait!

    May 5, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  104. wiki

    @Emily

    and Aaron is the new Man in Black

    May 5, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Emily

    Anyone else have a feeling that the Kwon candidate is actually gonna turn out to be Sun and Jin's kid?

    May 5, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  106. cw

    Geeee... Who really cares??? Get off the island and END this show already!!!!!

    May 5, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Jim T

    Did I miss something? Did we explain why there was DHARMA in the first place?

    If all the Jacob wanted to do was to prove MIB wrong then why invent all this other junk on the island?

    Why are we still calling him the MIB? Why don't we know his name?

    As for the ending I think it should be or will be open ended. This way it can continue in webisodes or books and such.

    Maybe we leave the island all together and the last thing you see is all of the people on the flight coming together and remembering something.....

    Again I have to say this seems so Donnie Darko with a little Twin Peaks sprinkled in....

    Donnie D was about time travel and dead people manipluted the receiver and had them restore the timeline (it all had to do with a jet engine....) . Twin Peaks because of people learning about the Black / White Lodges and then people trying to harness the power in them like the island's power.....jus sayin

    May 5, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Snorlax

    Is it just me or would Sun look really hot nekkid?

    May 5, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  109. I H8te Lost But I Used To Love It

    I didn't see Lost yet. But I'll assume that from the headline it was a horrible show. The author usually has a flair for the dramatics when it comes to this boring teevee production.

    May 5, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Barry

    @bumpspeed, I think you're right about the Claire/MIB exchange. Thanks. But how can he kill them? If they are candidates, he can't, or are they now going to throw out all the rules? He can finish/kill Desmond, though.

    Isn't Aaron still a sticking point?

    May 5, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Shaman

    re: Sayid, the suicide bomber. I wasn't implying he meant to hurt anyone. I just thought it was kind of ironic that they'd pick the Muslim guy to be the one that had to commit suicide while holding the bomb. Kind of an ironic twist, if you ask me.

    I like the idea of Desmond's electromagnetic-weirdness being the answer to the MIB problem.

    Anyone else extremely impressed with Terry O'Quinn's (Locke/MIB actor) range? He's played both sides of the coin extremely well. I totally believe all the varies incarnations of his characters. Hope to see him on the big screen after Lost is over. He's a fantastic talent! Whomever cast him for those parts did a great job..

    May 5, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Tstar

    Shamas, No I didn't think they made Sayid look like a sucide bomber! A suicide bomber has a mission to kill and destroy....Sayid was trying to save lives.

    May 5, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Council for Ethnic Diversity

    It's clear that ethnic minorities do not fare very well on "Lost". Michael, Walt, Eko, Ana Lucia, Sayid, Jin, and Sun – all gone. Rose – relegated to an insignificant role.

    May 5, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  114. CCLost

    I agree w D. The characters in the sideways are all coming together at the hospital where Jack works for one reason or another. He is going to get the opportunity, thanks to Desmond hitting Locke w the car to 'make things right', to operate on Locke. Locke will die on the table,
    not sure if that will be a conscious decision for Jack. and the island
    happenings like D indicated won't matter. The sideways will be the reality. Jin and Sun will be alive.

    May 5, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  115. bumpspeed

    @Barry: Claire asked if they were all dead, in reference to everyone on the sub. MIB stated "not all of them". He then said that he was going to take care of unfinished business. Paraphrasing....

    This could be MIB killing Desmond, but the vernacular seems off if he were to only be referring to Desmond. Plus, if baby Kwon was a candidate he would have her on the island. Everyone else is and he couldn't get off the island the kill her.

    May 5, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  116. IHEARTLOST

    I don't think Jin is dead. Just becasue we saw him let go of Sun's hands does not mean he died. Pretty sure he is alive. I still think Claire has a role in tis whole thing. Why does MIB keep her around so much? I still want to see Juliet come into the alternate timeline as the mother of Jack's child. Priceless. I am pretty sure she will come in to the timline running into Sawyer and asking him to go to coffee, like she did when she was dying after the bomb went off......hmmmmmm........
    Stoked about next week's episode

    May 5, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  117. wiki

    Dick –

    I think it's because Jack wasn't going to get on the plane and he wanted to kill all of the candidates.

    May 5, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  118. CMS

    Barry - I think you've got something there! Kate isn't on MIB's candidate list on the cave ceiling anymore but she is still on Jacob's lighthouse list. Could there be two candidate lists, one to be the next MIB and one to be the next Jacob? You also seem right about the end being everyone dying on the island so they can all be in the next timeline. That explains how everyone ends up in the new timeline. The only question is that if everyone is in the new timeline and no one is on the island then the point of the candidate lists to replace MIB and Jacob is mute? It's also weird that Lapidus and Sawyer were both knocked out. I mentioned before that they seem like the same person, but maybe it's just another coincidence. So many questions. Maybe there will be a movie next year and they'll leave us hanging until then.

    May 5, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  119. raf1958

    The writers have to kill people off so you'll forget about them and their stories thus they can boil it all down to a few people and make their job easier. the what ifs and the what abouts become irrelevant because "hey, they're dead."

    Tying up everyone's lives on the show in a compelling and complete way is now impossible for the writers so,

    let the weekly killings begin!

    May 5, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Wiscgirl

    Has anyone noticed that in the sideways timeline that Sun and Jin aren't married? What's up with that?

    May 5, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  121. DickH

    THE WATCH- why did Locke take the dead man's watch BEFORE he got on the plane? That indicates he knew the bomb was there. If so, why did he change his mind and use the sub?

    May 5, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Michael

    Last night's episode was probably the most emotional one for me yet this season – it really brought back home the concept that this season will be ending everything. With Sun and Jin dying, I'm really left wondering what else could happen that could make me feel as upset as I was last night – they have consistently been my favorite storyline on the show (and "Ji Yeon" my favorite episode of all time). I hope the rest of the episodes this season have the same focus on the characters and wrap up the storylines that we've come to love and want closure to – it's really crazy that it's all finally goign to be over soon. http://thesmogger.com/2010/04/30/lost-the-final-countdown/

    May 5, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  123. wiki

    does anyone else feel like they just watched an ethnic cleansing?

    May 5, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  124. D

    The deaths on the island will ultimately not mean much. The alternative timeline is what will become of the world when MIB is defeated. That is why you still see people in the other reality and why killing people off "because the Island doesn't need them anymore" isn't really that harsh. It doesn't matter what happens to you on the island – if Good Wins, everyone is having a pretty positive experience in the other timeline, and that's how it will end up. Don't mourn Jin and Sun – they will be together in other "real" world when its all said and done.

    May 5, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Carly

    Anyone else thinking that the flash sideways and everyone starting to realize that their lives overlapping is too much of a coincidence could impact the current timeline? I just don't buy Jin and Sun being gone for good. And the whole episode felt too much like the awful remake of the Posiedon Adventure when they systematically picked off all the ethnic people. But the drama and writing were definitely pulse-pounding and heartwrenching.

    May 5, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  126. tookay

    cecil, I dont agree with you that MIB will cross into sawyers body. If you recall a few episodes back, it was MIB that told Jack that he taken the form of jack's fathers body earlier when they first arrived on island. He then said he was able to take Locke's form because Locke had been brought to the island "in a box" . What this means, is that he can only take teh form of people who have died – and they must have died OFF island, and had their dead bodies brought to teh island. Once he has taken someone's form, he is locked into that form until he can take the form of another dead body brought to teh island. hence, this is why we saw him only as these 2 people. So...it will not be possible for him to take the form of anyone on island, dead, or alive. Once someone dies onisland, their spirits are trapped there.....and this is the "whispers" that are heard throughout the show....

    sorry to shatter your theory,

    May 5, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Taren

    I gave my husband the cold shoulder for about half an hour after the episode ended. Once I collected my thoughts, I said, "They killed three freaking people....THREE!!" At the end I just kept telling myself that they couldnt die, but alas Sun and Jin are gone. You said it right, it was a punch to the gut. At first I was alright with the Man in Black, but now he's got to go. I cant wait to see how this all ends. Im still not 100% convinced Jack is "the one". Im still leaning towards Hurley or Desmond, more towards Hurley out of the 3.

    May 5, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Truth

    "Lost" is a very liberal show. I only wished they killed off everyone last night. This show will NOT be missed at all.

    May 5, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Dennis

    Of course, this is assuming Jin is still alive...

    May 5, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Dennis

    Richard got his "Eternal Life" by agreeing to "do anything" for MIB in order to be reunited with his wife...

    Will Jin make the same bargain? and if so who will be the "new" MIB he'll make the bargain with?

    Will Jin become the new Richard?

    May 5, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Corey

    What I am a little confused about and maybe someone can explain is:

    Life before they got to the island was always the same and in the first couple of seasons we received "flashbacks" to show us their lives before coming to the island. So if the H-Bomb was set off and they never made it to the island, why would their lives now be different? Did setting off the H-Bomb re-write their lives? For instance: Jin and Sun were married, we saw their wedding where Jacob attended and touched them, we know that Locke's father was the cause of his being in a wheel chair not him flying and crashing, and we know that Sawyer was a con man, not a police officer. So why were their lives in the flash sideways now different from what it was in the past? Did the H-Bomb change that since it was set off in the 70's? Did I answer my own question? (LOL)....let me know please.

    May 5, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Diana

    We are forgetting about Aaron. I think baby Kwon and Aaron will take over for Jacob as a team. If you remember, Aaron is supposed to be important to the island and baby Kwon was the only other pregnancy that was successful on the island.

    May 5, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Jackson

    John May 5th, 2010 10:17 am ET

    Jin dying was a completely unrealistic. They both talked about their daughter earlier in the episode, and family responsibilities in Korean culture is one of the most important priorities. Now he's just going to die and leave an orphan just so he can be with Sun a few more minutes? And she didn't remind him of their daughter as a reason to live? Totally unrealistic.
    _________

    He also promised her they would never be apart again, and he kept that promise. Are keeping promises unrealistic?

    May 5, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Jackson

    ArticleError May 5th, 2010 10:06 am ET

    Part of this article is INCORRECT. When Sayid turns to Jack before running off with the bomb he says, "...because it's good to be you, Jack." He did NOT say, "because it's going to be you Jack." Sayid was simply implying that he was taking one for the team, and Jack was lucky to be on the living end of it. However, Jack clearly knows now that the man in black is the evil doer, and he has a plan that he wants to execute because of it. Sayid was just letting him know that he needs to keep Desmond alive as part of that plan. Even though Jack is the one with the plan though, the next candidate could very well be anybody, after he executes it.

    __________

    I had the closed captioning on for the episode and it said "It's going to be you, Jack".

    May 5, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  135. Perilous Pearl

    Do you guys watch The Bachelor or The Bachelorette? Just wondering

    May 5, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  136. Jackson

    May 5th, 2010 9:53 am ET

    My wife posed an interesting: Claire is Jack's sister, so technically she is also a Shepherd. Claire could be a candidate and not Jack.

    Also, Sun and Jin have a child who could be a candidate.

    Just something to think about.
    _________

    The candidate could also be Aaron, since Aaron is also a Shepard, just like JiYeon, Jin and Sun's daughter, could be the Kwon in question.

    Although, if you ask me, it would not surprise me at this point if Aaron and JiYeon were somehow Adam and Eve...i put nothing past this show.

    May 5, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  137. Pete

    You people can't be serious.

    First of all whoever said that Sayid said "it's good to be you" is a dum-dum lollipop. He clearly says "It's going to be you." It is in the transcript and qouted in several places. Plus your qoute makes no sense while, the actual qoute carries deep meaning.

    Secondly, Claire is not the Shepard candidate. We know Jack is a candidate. It has been stated several times. There was a Littleton in the lighthouse but she was crossed out. Also Aaron is not a Shepard. I guess you can make the argument that Claire could be a Shepard, but if that were the case then Aaron would have had his father's name as well.

    Thirdly, baby Kwon is not a candidate. Jacob clearly touched Jin and Sun and a baby being the candidate would make absolutely no sense.

    May 5, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  138. robbyt

    The energy of the Smoke Monster will be absorbed by Desmond, which will give him the power to transfer everyone to the alternate timeline. Living, dead, whomever. The release of this energy will cause the island to be destroyed.

    May 5, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  139. Nik

    Question...how is that plane going to fly?? Its in sand...and if it could indeed fly why did it crash?? And still...why did they not try and fly it away sooner?? Or is something magical going to happen??

    May 5, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  140. MARTA

    @sfl954.... Are you serious???

    May 5, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  141. Dharee

    While watching Lost, I was really hoping that Sayid/Jin/Sun are not killed. Because, looking at the episode names on imdb, the penultimate one says 'What they died for'. Beginning to feel everyone on the island will die (including MIB) and realise it in the flash sideways somehow.

    May 5, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  142. Amy Lynn

    I love Locke's character in both the flash forward and flash sideways timelines. He has the most compelling back story and interesting faults of all the characters. I have a hard time believing that all this has been in vain and the series will conclude with him as the villian. He is the 'Man of Faith', after all.

    May 5, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  143. Anita

    I'll be glad when this show is finally over... I'm only watching it to finish what I started years ago, when it was still g-o-o-d.

    May 5, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  144. Barry

    @bumpspeed, MIB said he had to finish something, which could be killing Desmond. He may not know anyone survived the sub sinking.

    i would forget about the list on the cave wall. It is MIB's list. Jacob's list in Lighthouse has Kate NOT crossed off; can't remember if Littleton was.

    May 5, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  145. Carol

    The recurring theme of "Catch a Falling Star and Put it in Your Pocket" strikes me as significant. Could Jacob and MIB be a couple of extraterrestrial schoolboys playing some kind of game on a cosmic scale with humans as insignificant playthings? MIB wants to end the game and go home for supper, but Jacob wants to continue playing.

    May 5, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  146. CN

    Jack is going to be the new man in black and James Ford will be the good guy. It is ironic these two will evolve or morph completely from the season one castaway they were into the personality of their season one rival. Sawyer will be protecting the island the way Jack protected the surviviors, while Jack will be doing everything in his own best interest to get off the island, just as Sawyer had tried to selfishly keep everything for himself. Jack goes from being hero to villian, while Sawyer changes from anti-hero to hero.

    May 5, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  147. Lew

    @M E – I disagree. I think Jack had it right. The MIB cannot kill candidates because it's "against the rules". But he can put them in situations where they kill themselves or have someone else kill them.

    May 5, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  148. M E

    Sawyer didn't kill anyone, The bomb was already set to go off. If Jack had his way, they all would have stood around waiting for it to go off. At least by Sawyer speeding it up, some of them were saved. Everyone would have just followed Jack blindly, again...

    May 5, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  149. Heath

    Anyone else get the feeling that the Kwon on the wall in the cave was referring to baby Kwon?

    May 5, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  150. Betty

    Amazing episode. I can't help but believe that every viewer shed a tear. certainly hope that some creative writers will come up with shows for each of the Lost actors. For them not to move into other roles will definitely be our "Lost"!

    May 5, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  151. Dharm

    Wow...what an unbelievable show...Last night's episode, was so well thought out! The last 10 minutes has to be in the top 10 moments of the entire show. Hurley Kate and Jack breaking down, after losing thier friends, really was an amazing scene. Although I do think Kwans are idoits for being selfish. Yes they died together and didn't want to leave each other, but what about thier daughter?? Now she will have neither to grow up with.

    I noticed a few speculation of Jack vs. Sawyer (Jacob vs. MIB-will someone freaking please let us know his name...it's getting a little riduculous), anyways,I don't think that's the case. Sawyer is good at heart, and his emotional arrogance has always been his downfall. If there was two people who would be Jacob vs. MIB (I'm thinking Ben vs. Widmore). Jack is the one according to Sayid, but the one doesn't necissarily mean he's the next Jacob, we do not know that for sure. Jack is a "fixer", that's been his role this entire show...His whole purpose is to fix what is wrong (which is MIB). Jack is going to need Desmond because Desmond will act like Jack's scalpel. Desmond has the uncanny ability to take on large electromagnetic energy which i think will play a role in defeating the MIB.

    May 5, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  152. Just _say_ no_to_Hugo

    I think Jack will be the new Jacob, Claire the new MIB (Fitting since they would be siblings and all ). Who knows Jacob and MIB might be related.
    Cane and Able anyone?

    As for Hurley. Sorry I can't feel for that sappy over-cool BIG guy. There;s just no way to be stranded on the island get even fatter?? What's he doing, eating the remains of past candidates? Gross.

    Jin and Sun broke my heart. Thanks for reminding me that love's a b1tch.

    May 5, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  153. zawombat

    Claire is no longer a candidate. Her last name, Littleton, was on the cave wall and was crossed out.

    May 5, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  154. Lisa

    Someone just stated that Sayid said, "It's good to be you, Jack," not, "It's going to be you, Jack." I'm hard of hearing and have closed captions on my television at all times – it definitely was, "It's going to be you, Jack."

    May 5, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  155. Barry

    Finale is "The End." The End is THE end. The island has sunk. It needs no protector. There is no need for a new Jacob or MIB. They all die on the island. The two timelines merge, and a new final timeline is formed.

    We need to deal with the fact that Darlton said that many questions won't be answered.

    Oh, and for those that think Kate might not be a candidate anymore: only candidates survived the sub bomb blast/sinking. Yes she is crossed off in MIB's cave, but not Jacob's Lighthouse.

    Would be nice to know what Aaron, Eloise, Widmore mean to the ending.

    May 5, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  156. Sandy

    oh how i don't want this show to end-once a week it takes over my life. OMG- how I cried for Jin and Sun, I loved them. I am still thinking about them. I even felt bad about Sayid- you get so attached to a show and the actors, I love them all. I hope Jin, Sun and Sayid come back to help destroy the evil Locke. Unless this is all a dream for them maybe they all wake up on the plane and dreamed the same thing and then it crashes, who knows, I can't wait for next week.....

    May 5, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  157. Steph

    Did anyone else notice last night that when Claire went to the hospital to see Jack and they stopped at the vending machine, it was an Apollo candy bar that Jack purchased? Hmm? Hm? Dharma right there.

    Personally, I think this time sideways stuff is more like the Desmond thing after the hatch exploded and he found himself back with Penny. Desmond's consciousness returned to the Island with a profound realization and I think that's what's happening with the flash sideways. There's just too many similarities.

    May 5, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  158. bumpspeed

    Baby Kwon is not a candidate!! MIB made it clear last night that he was tring to kill all of the candidates. Since baby Kwon is not on the island then she couldn't be a candidate.

    If MIB wanted all of the candidates dead, then why did he not let them get on the plane and then have it blow up? Why instead setup a 2nd enclosed space with no chance of escape.? He had no reason to earn their trust since they all wanted off the island and the plane was the way to go. Now, he still would have had to deal with Jack, but he would have been able to con one of Widmore's lackies into cleaning that up.

    It was AWESOME to see Sayid go out on a high note. I always thought that there was still something left in him and happy to see him step up like that.

    James told Jack to get MIB into the water and he would take care of it. Why? He made it sound as though that would hinder him or something, allowing James to kill, injure or detain MIB. All it did was make him angry and wet.

    I don't believe we will get a final scene of Jack and MIB on the beach with MIB saying, " you know how much I want to kill you?". That would just be too predictable. LOST has been anything but predictable.

    May 5, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  159. Mike

    Frank is still alive. Mark my words.

    There was NOTHING in that episode to lead you to believe he was dead.

    May 5, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  160. Robyn

    Ok. so we saw Jin and Sun's hands separate. What if...Frank was able to get to Jin and pull him away after Sun died??? Maybe Frank and Jin did make it...HHMMMMM????

    May 5, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  161. AVB

    Shaman: a suicide bomber tries to take lives by blowing himself up. near them. Sayid did the opposite and went down as a hero, just like Michalel before him. Unfortunately, because he had taken many lives in the service of the MIB, his soul will get trapped on the Island as well. I'm fairly certain we'll see his "ghost" showing up in a future episode and giving Hurley instructions.

    May 5, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  162. JWINK

    OK, after last nights episode, I've changed my thougts on what is happening.
    I now believe that the parallel timeline is the actual reality. What we have been watching for the past 6 yrs is an alternate time sequence set up by Jacob as a test between him and the man in black to prove the goodness of man (or something). It doesn't matter how many live or die because it isn't real, and after the final showdown, will disappear and only the actual timeline will exist because what we have been watching isn't really happening. If this is true, most people will feel that it is a cop-out, but it does make some kinda sense.
    I remember a similar scenario on an old Outer Limits episode. People of two different factions were taken to another planet to determine the winning race. Some died, but after good prevailed, all contestants were unharmed because it actually played out in their minds and not reality.
    Anybody agree?

    May 5, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  163. DS

    I like the comments that the new "Kwon" candidate is their daughter...I also just had the thought that technically Aaron is a "Shepherd" since he is Claire's son...so maybe Aaron and baby Kwon will be the new MIB and Jacob once they grow up!

    May 5, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  164. Q

    @ Article Error: Actually, I think you both have it wrong. I heard "It's GOT to be you, Jack." Which is more in-line with what the article is saying, but either way, it's only Sayid's opinion of who the candidate is. There is nothing to indicate that Smokey knows (or would have told Sayid if he did) that Jack is the candidate.

    May 5, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  165. Matthew

    I remember before the season began there was an interview where Yunjin Kim said that she would be very disappointed if Jin and Sun wound up finding happiness together. She felt that it would be too lacking in drama for that to happen.

    She was right. A happy ending for the two of them would have felt sweet but that would have been about it. There wouldn't have been much real impact for us as viewers and in fact such an ending would likely have been overwhelmed by the events surrounding the finale. This approach gave the two a resolution of eternal love, but also had tremendous emotional impact. It was a good choice.

    Meanwhile, the two of them do have the potential for a happy ending in the other universe. I'm very curious about how all of that is going to play out. Something this article didn't mention which I felt was significant was how Jack is getting wise to the fact that everyone on that flight is linked in some bizarre way. Combine that with the other characters who are having flashes of their parallel existence and the manipulations of Desmond who's apparently now fully aware of both timelines, and I think sideways world is going to have a key role of some sort to play in the series conclusion. Somehow, what's happening there will prove to be critical to what's happening on the island.

    May 5, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  166. Jon

    So Jacob can bring folks to the Island and it's Smokies job to turn them to evil once they get there. Killing them is against the rules so they have to be manipulated. Thus the constant wars between the 2 camps of others. I may have to turn in my man card, but I too cried when Jin and Sun died.

    May 5, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  167. Susan

    Also, don't forget that if it ends with Jack and Sawyer sitting on the beach with Sawyer saying "do you know how much I want to kill you?" that it won't REALLY BE Sawyer. It will be the MIB using Sawyer's body. The real Sawyer will be dead. So, Jack and Sawyer's history won't really matter.

    It could just as well be Hurley's body (inhabited by the MIB) sitting on the beach saying "do you know how much I want to kill you?" Personally, I think the MIB is going to stay in Locke's body.

    May 5, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  168. Maria

    Why hasn't anyone noted the homage to Charlie?? Jin and Sun died like he did; his death was the saddest one thus far. But Jin and Sun together!... Very sad.

    May 5, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  169. PJC

    Great episode- Couple thoughts, Kwon can still be a canidate, the daughter, young boy running around island, maybe ERIN, Claire's son. Hurley may be the new Jacob (clean sole and all) Jack may be the new leader of the inhabitants of the island, and would act as the protector. "The only way to get out of Hell, is to kill the Devil" MIB said that to Richard, Hurleys ability to communicate with the dead but not gone on the island, Jack's abitlity to fix people in the alt time line, and Desmond's ability to live and understand both time lines, these will all be connected to contain or kill the MIB.

    May 5, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  170. ttj

    @sfl954....and why is that? please explain.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  171. Steve

    Does anyone remember that Miles looked over Juliet's buried body in the first episode of the season, and Juliet said "it worked." We all know the nuclear bomb caused the parallel timeline. But there are obvious connections now between each world, i.e. the new timeline folks can see parts of their life on the island. There is some connection between death on the island and seeing the new timeline (see Juliet's comment above). I wonder if Sun and Jin get to see the new timeline now they are dead. Juliet seemed to be able to see it when she died.

    Nobody else on the island can see the parallel world, but the parallel world can see people on the island. Is death the gateway from the island to the better and new universe circa 2004 with no island?

    I am hoping they somehow resolve these two different timelines and do not just have two parallel dimensions continuing to exist. One would have to "win out," don't you think?

    May 5, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  172. The_Mick

    Hurley just doesn't seem to have the "street smarts" that Jacob or Jack had/have. I could see Hurley remaining on this Island as a new kind of "Richard" with spirit-seeing powers with Jack being the new "Jacob."

    I think Kate, Sawyer, and Desmond end up leaving the island but there are so many twists and turns in this exciting series that's much more a guess than a prediction!

    May 5, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  173. sfl954

    I am disapointed in last nights episode. I feel that I have wasted 117 hours watching this show plus countless hours discussing the possibilities of the mysteries. I for one will be boycotting any show JJ Abrams is a part of moving forward.

    Of course I will watch to the end, so far I feel let down with this final season.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  174. jfish

    I meant Lock's father pushed him out the window, not Ben.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  175. Kevin

    If anyone of the 4 survived the Sub, my money's on Jin. For thought:

    Jin has a habit of surviving, especially drowning scenarios.

    Widmore taking Jin in the first place suggests his importance.

    Sun and Jin's final scene their hands part, which gave me the hint Jin might (though not by choice) survive.

    Could be wrong, but I'm not ready to write him off just yet. We'll have to just watch and see.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  176. robbyt

    Locke absolutely made the bomb. He's the one who took the C4 from the plane and attached the timer to it (using the watch he took off the guy that he shot).

    May 5, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  177. ttj

    @susan.....but Jin will hold her at some point in the alternate timeline

    May 5, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  178. jfish

    For the first time since watching this show, I realize that they are not all going to make it. I never thought that Jin, Sun, Sayid would die and not get off the island. Crazy. I noticed something last night that probably has nothing to with how the show ends but is a cool theme in the show. Almost every main character has an issue with their fathers. Jack's father is dead and he had issues with him when he was alive, Sawyer's father killed himself, Ben's father pushed him out a window, Kate killed her father, Sun's father creates issues with Jin and Sun, Ben killed his father. Just an interesting thing I noticed.

    I think that Jack is the new Jacob and Locke will remain the MIB with Hurley becoming the new Richard. Everyone else dies somehow. Sad but that is what I believe. I can't wait to see how it all ends. I am sure when it ends no one will be satisfied and we will still have questions that are up to us to answer.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  179. Lisa

    Oh no! Sayid is dead. What are they going to do now if they need something triangulated!?!? :P

    May 5, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  180. ron gilman

    the final episode has been extended by half an hour and will leave us with more questions according to lindeloff, is on msnbc in entertainment section, dont rule out ben there is still the teory he was being groomed for jacob as promised, also abc will have lsot weekend with revamped pilot on fri and retro of show on sat and finale on sun9-1130 jimmy kimmel wrap up 1130

    May 5, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  181. Rishi

    @Shaman

    Sayyid was NOT a suicide bomber. Yes, he had a bomb and yes he died from it, but a suicide bomber's goals, if you read the news, is to kill or harm others. Here, it was to protect others.

    (Don't read too much into this as symbolism)

    May 5, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  182. pcnyc

    I wonder if it was Richard, Ben, and Miles who set up the explosives, not Widmore's gang.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  183. Ryan

    I'm not sure Jack is the true candidate. Remember Claire and Aaron are also both technically Sheperds. Recall back to the omens behind Aaron's birth that he would bring the destruction of the world. Perhaps the boy that Locke keeps seeing is Aaron with temporal jumping abilities.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  184. Susan

    @ those wondering who the "kwon' candidate is... They've already made that clear on the Lost website. They released posters of the final 6 candidates last week. The six candidates WERE Jack, Sawyer, Sayid, Hurley, Jin AND Sun. They never said a candidate couldn't die, just that the MIB couldn't kill them. And he didn't, Sawyer did.

    I thought it was a wonderful episode, but I was extremely upset that they finally brought Jin and Sun back together only to kill them both 10 minutes later. What kind of reunion is that? And to orphan their little girl, who poor Jin never even got to hold? That stunk.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  185. bob6699

    The end of the show looks like it's headed for the parallel timeline taking over as "reality" for everyone.....I can't see all of the deaths last night being permanent, especially Sun and Jin.....NO WAY!!!

    May 5, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  186. guest

    i'm beginning to think that if you're a minority, you're definitely going to die. Which bring me to predict that hugo will be next.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  187. SpinH

    Ok – loved this episode, even if some of the old favorites got killed off... did you really think the series could end with everybody sitting on the beach happily enjoying a Dharma PB & J?
    I don't think that Sawyer caused them to be blown up – – Jack was wrong about the bomb not being able to kill them because it was Widmore who made the bomb. Smokey/Locke couldn't kill them directly, but indirectly is probably within the rules. Just like when Ben killed Jacob.
    Otherwise, it was nice to see Sayid come around. Also liked seeing Bernard. BTW- where are Bernard and Rose in island time? Still living WAY off grid?

    May 5, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  188. Sandy

    So very sad about Jin and Sun. Makes me wonder who I'm going to be crying about next week...

    May 5, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  189. Spoiler

    Prediction for the final episode: Jack will wake up from the most bizarre dream in television history, hit the snooze button and go back to sleep.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  190. Lee

    Here are a few things to consider.

    Who is the blonde boy they keep showing? What is Widmore's plan? And if it is suppose to be Jack vs. Sawyer, then where does Desmond and Hurley stand?

    I still think it's going to be Hurley waking up in the mental hospital and we find out this is all his imagination, and all the characters are people he comes in contact with during his time there.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  191. Sara

    In response to ArticleError, I disagree. When watching the episode last night, I heard exactly what this article stated as Sayid's last words – "...because it's going to be you Jack".

    May 5, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  192. Emma

    This was on Tuesday night, not Wednesday. Your recap says Wednesday.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  193. Dale

    1. I haven't predicted that many plot twists, but I did think that this was the inevitable outcome for Sayid–that he would turn at the end and sacrifice himself. 2. That everything is pointing to Jack as "the one" at this point makes me think it will be someone else. 3. I have another reason to complain about Jin's death. He was physically unrestrained, and I'm not sure it's even possible for someone who is able-bodied not to struggle to save himself from drowning. 4. And, I add to the salute of Cecil, who may indeed have totally nailed the ending, although I'm still looking for a redemption thing for Sawyer.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  194. SAH

    I love Cecils theory on how this show will end, with Jack and Sawyer being the new Jacob and MIB.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  195. layneswingly

    You act like CNN had the Lost column as their lead story with a flashing banner. It doesn't take a whole lot to avoid the entertainment section. I know because I've missed 5-6 live airings this season and not had anything spoiled with minimal effort. So no still not feeling a lot of sympathy.

    As it relates to the episode itself:

    I was immediately hit by the irony of Sawyer now being "responsible" for the deaths of Sun, Jin, Sayid and Lapedis as well. I don't get why he should feel bad about how he treated Jack in the wake of Juliet though. Jack was more or less responsible for Juliet's death and Sawyer loved her. Sawyer messing up later doesn't really change that.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  196. Lew

    @Cecil – Recall that Ilana said that the MIB is stuck in Locke's body. Assuming that is true, then he can't switch over to Sawyer.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  197. DUH

    Other thoughts – I agree with the poster who first mentioned that the Kwons' daughter never came up for discussion when trying to save Sun. Seems somewhat off that she wouldn't say "Save yourself and raise our daughter" or something like that.

    Also, I've heard about 15 different people mention the idea of Jack and Sawyer being the new Jacob/MIB, and Sawyer saying "Do you know how badly I want to kill you?" If this is what happens, I'll be so disappointed. If the ending to the show is THAT predictable, it'll be a real shame.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  198. Leslie

    Don't hurt Sawyer!!!!!!!!!!!! lololol

    May 5, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  199. DUH

    So we should avoid CNN.com altogether then? Whatever dude.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  200. layneswingly

    For people mad about the headline or spoilers in general. You know by now that Lost is going to discussed at length after every single episode. Why would you go anywhere near a Lost column on Wednesday Morning if you haven't seen the episode and want nothing spoiled? Your own fault IMO.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  201. Hubie M

    I was in tears, me a grown man got caught up in the emotional scene with Sun and Jin....I was shocked, thinking that they would finally get off the island and live as a family with their now orphaned daughter. I kind of had a feeling Sayid was eventually going to die, he died a Hero....

    May 5, 2010 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  202. Shaman

    robbyt, does it really matter about Frank? Did you see that plane? It's all beat up and would probably fall apart.. Plus, a plane that size requires a pretty long runway and from the looks of it, that's something they just don't have. Unless of course old Smokey can just lift it up and throw it..

    May 5, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  203. derecon

    to fitz...no, the fence was not up and running yet

    May 5, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  204. John

    Jin dying was a completely unrealistic. They both talked about their daughter earlier in the episode, and family responsibilities in Korean culture is one of the most important priorities. Now he's just going to die and leave an orphan just so he can be with Sun a few more minutes? And she didn't remind him of their daughter as a reason to live? Totally unrealistic.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  205. Fitz

    I feel like the show is more and more resorting to cheap writing, and not even bothering to justify the plot or action ... Whitmore puts up the sonic wall to keep out the Man in Black, but puts the generator OUTSIDE the perimeter where Sayid can simply turn it off? Are you kidding me?

    May 5, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  206. Lew

    So many interesting things about last night's episode.

    I can't help but wonder where the hell Richard, Miles, and Ben were during last night's events. Surely they made it to the Hydra Station by now since they last left Jack, Hurley, Ilana, Sun, and Lapidus on the beach.

    I want to see what happens when Widmore and Linus meet up again. Will they still be against each other or will they be on the same side now?

    Love how on the island timeline a plane crash restored Locke's ability to walk but in the L.A. timeline, a plane crash took away his ability to walk. So many other ironic/opposite things between the 2 timelines such as Jack telling Locke (instead of the other way around) that "I wish you believed me".

    In the L.A. timeline, it is clear that Jack is now realizing that it's more than coincidence that all these people from Oceanic 815 are running into each other. Desmond is already aware of this significance. I think it's apparent that Jack and Desmond will have to work together in both timelines.

    So, apparently we are to believe that the Man In Black is an expert bomb-maker – and a really fast one. When/how would he have learned that skill? Oh well, I guess I'll have to let that one slide.

    Through all his faults, I've always liked Jack. I'm glad that he's putting all the pieces together.

    I liked how Sawyer told Jack to push MIB into the water since we know he can't turn into the smoke monster while in the water (recall he told Sawyer he couldn't get to the Hydra Station as the smoke monster).

    Anyone else notice that these last 2 episodes did not focus on any one character? This really enabled the story to progress and made for 2 very entertaining episodes. That said, can't wait for next week's episode that focuses on Jacob and the MIB.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  207. David

    I Think Sawyer might be the new Jacob. It would be poetic if the man who does not believe at all in the island and is hellbent on leaving would be the one that stays. Remember, on the boat before Jack jumped off, Jack told Sawyer that he can't leave because there is something he is ment to do. Jack then told Sawyer that he knows he feels it too. Sawyer had a look on his face like he knew what Jack was talking about, but I think he ended up saying something like i don't care or get off my boat. So clearly Sawyer knows he has business on the island, so he could still be the next Jacob.

    Additioanlly, someone commented that it would be poetic if somehow Sawyer dies, Jack becomes Jacob, and then the smoke monster makes himself look like Sawyer. Then you have Jack (Jacob) and Sawyer (Monster) sitting on the rocks with Sawyer saying 'how much he would like to kill Jack.' But isn't the oposite equally or even more poetic?!?! Can't Sawyer be Jacob and Jack be the Monster and you got them both sitting around on the rocks later on saying the same line?

    May 5, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  208. pw

    wish everyone were on the sub when it went down and ....noone got out!

    May 5, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  209. Chris

    Nice recap, except for the fact that Lost airs on TUESDAY nights, and not Wednesday! Want more proof? It's Wednesday morning, which is before, not after, the night you said it aired.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  210. nattyb

    the music box claire received from jack's dad is the same music box russo had sayid fix when she held him captive in season 1. it played the same song if I am not mistaken.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  211. ArticleError

    Also, keep in mind we are seeing everyone alive and well off of the island-with Desmond checking up on them like a "Jacob." I think it is clear that whatever Jack is doing on the island right now leads to them being off of the island and living under the pretenses we are seeing in the flash sideways. But one interesting thing is that off-island Jack is starting to realize that all of these people around him were on the same flight, and that it is no coincedence. So, it will be interesting to see how that plays out.....

    May 5, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  212. TulsaMeg

    Husband and I both cried...we'll miss you Jin, Sun, and Sayid!

    May 5, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  213. MimiC

    Jin was the candidate - the candidates are all male, IMO. Great episode.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  214. Jim

    This show continues to amaze...very unpredictable. It's a shame that it is coming to an end. I think it will go down in TV history as one the the all time best.Watch Lost

    May 5, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  215. Mike

    Baby Kwon is still alive. I have thought all along that baby Kwon was the candidate.

    Awesome... awesome... awesome...

    This was a truly great episode. I wonder though if the bomb ordeal is enough to get Sawyer to start listening to Jack.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  216. ArticleError

    Part of this article is INCORRECT. When Sayid turns to Jack before running off with the bomb he says, "...because it's good to be you, Jack." He did NOT say, "because it's going to be you Jack." Sayid was simply implying that he was taking one for the team, and Jack was lucky to be on the living end of it. However, Jack clearly knows now that the man in black is the evil doer, and he has a plan that he wants to execute because of it. Sayid was just letting him know that he needs to keep Desmond alive as part of that plan. Even though Jack is the one with the plan though, the next candidate could very well be anybody, after he executes it.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  217. Trazey

    OMG I was gutted by the end last night! I needed a cup of tea to calm down, i was SOBBING!!! wow, as if an hour of TV can affect someone so much LOL

    Here's a weird thought about Smokey!!! I know it LOOKS like he's evil, but what if he has to make sure they're dead on the ISLAND so that the sideways people can live happy, fulfilling, fully consciousness-raised lives??? insane idea??? that he's not actually evil, but more like cleaning up Jacob's mess so they can all have a better life in the other timeline???

    May 5, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  218. Amy

    My jaw literally hit the floor when Sayid saved the day, I knew he wasn't completely over to the "dark side." And as sad as it was to see Sun and Jin die, I wondered why neither mentioned their daughter...like if Sun were to tell Jin to leave her so that he could raise their daughter...just a thought
    It seems obvious that Jack would be the new Jacob, but I think the flash sideways is what happens after the events on the island conclude. Something ends up happening that launches the survivors, including Jack, into the alternate reality of "no plane crash" and "island under water"
    Side note: LOVE the acting by Terry O'Quinn, would definitely like to see him in other movies/shows after LOST

    May 5, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  219. Jim

    Watched some Season 1 over th weekend. Both Jack and Sawyer were presented with the "do you have what it takes" proposition (Saweyer from the man from whom he buys the gun from in Australia to kill what he thinks is the Confidence Man and Jack by his father). It is definitely turning out that Jack does and Sawyer doesn't.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  220. Stryder

    I think the Kwon that was the candidate was Jin. You notice the other candidates that were left (Sawyer, Jack, Hurley, Jin) were unharmed from the bomb itself. They only got hurt from staying and trying to help Sun, who was hurt by the bomb exploding. Jin died because he chose to stay, which is basically suicide.

    My point is that the actual explosion from the bomb didn't hurt any of those four which suggests to me that they are the candidates that are left. Jin, Sawyer, Jack, Hurley!

    May 5, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  221. Notcalm

    One Question: how did Hurley get in to and out of the submarine? Especially dragging another person with him....the hatch is only so big.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  222. Shaman

    Wow, a truely epic episode.. Not much for answers, but the drama was classic Lost. Anyone else notice that they essentially made Sayid a suicide bomber?

    May 5, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  223. Tim

    @ Third Island – Frank was hit when the hatch was blown inward by the water. Chances are he was either killed by the impact or knocked unconcious and drowned.

    May 5, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  224. robbyt

    If Frank is really dead then who is going to fly the plane?

    May 5, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  225. KED72

    I think the flash sideways is, effectively, our Lost: Season 7. You've all seen those movies where the essential plot/conflict of the movie is resolved but you're still left wondering what happened to the characters after all this went down. Well if Lost wrapped up season 6, simply resolving the characters plight on the island, and then faded off, we'd be wondering the same. Whether this season's ending will unite the two timelines or all the characters, save maybe Jack die in the island timeline – the alternate flash sideways timeline moves forward, with the "survivors" of Oceanic 815 alive and well and living out their lives. Desmond is ensuring that they all get that deja vu feeling about their "time on the island" so that they appreciate their current lives that much better. But effectively, I think the flash sideways tells us we don't need to worry about Jin and Sun, they're alive and well, etc.

    I think this storyline is wrapped around a theme that we all have events in our lives that result in significant regrets. Sometimes we fret over, if only this had happened differently. What the show is saying is that, even if that one event gets changed for the better, we may lose something else good that came along because of that bad event in the process – so appreciate what you've got, let go of the bad.

    May 5, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  226. HoJo

    I think it's going to be Hurley, Jacob has had him nudging people in the right direction all season, which is exactly what Jacob did. I also think that Lapidus may be alive, they showed the hatch hitting him but he wasn't a confirmed fatality.

    I think the end of the show will be those left alive on the island will live in peace and the new Jacob and the man in black will go back to the symbiotic relationship they had been enduring for centuries.

    May 5, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  227. lost fan

    My wife posed an interesting: Claire is Jack's sister, so technically she is also a Shepherd. Claire could be a candidate and not Jack.

    Also, Sun and Jin have a child who could be a candidate.

    Just something to think about.

    May 5, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  228. nikki

    i cried like a baby when hurley lost control of his emotions and just started bawling!!! I love hurley!!!!
    i was on the edge of my seat squeezing my dog because of how intense this episode was. i mean before when there would be "near death" parts in the show, it would be between other people on the island that you didn't really see a lot...but this was everyone from the beginning of the entire show!!! I was so sad.
    so would they have been killed by the man in black...which apparently can't happen, or is sawyer to blame for this?
    i can't believe it's almost the end!!!!!

    May 5, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  229. Nicole

    Unbelievable episode!!!! I'm so upset about Sayid, Jin and Sun! Such a crazy episode! I was crying like I lost my own family member...haha.
    I hope lapidus isn't dead....hopefully he pulls a jin and we find him somewhere later....
    i'm thinking that "kwon" HAS to be the baby now.
    what is up with miles, ben and richard and especially desmond???? and of course, kate. What is her role? She HAS to be important, but she's not a candidate....
    sawyer may have been an idiot last night, but...I still love him and think he's the man.
    hands down, probably best show ever. can't wait to find out all the answers!

    May 5, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  230. shannon76210

    The song on the music box Claire and Jack's dad left her was "Catch a Falling Star and Put it in Your Pocket.". Anything?

    May 5, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  231. sue

    Cab't blame Sawyer for trying to stop the bomb. After all, when he trusted Jack before, his girl died. Why trust him this time?

    May 5, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  232. bianconero

    What goes around, comes around...

    Sawyer was constantly in Jack's face about "killing" Juliet. Once he wakes up, I wonder how he's going to feel about "killing" Sayid, Jin, Sun and possibly Frank. It seems that from now on Jack will not be the only one living with guilt. Nicely done, James.

    May 5, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  233. Third_Island

    Why didn't Frank just swim out the window?

    May 5, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  234. Shannon

    Did anyone consider that the Kwon candidate might be their daughter? Or is that not possible? Man that was a heart wrenching scene between those two ....

    May 5, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  235. Frustrated LOST viewer

    We're still as much in the dark about Charles Widmore as we've always been, and I really don't see how we're going to get any satisfactory explanation with just a few episodes left. It's strange that at this point, we seem to know more about Jacob and Man in Black than we do about Widmore. What exactly is his purpose, whose side is he on, or is he truly on his own side?

    May 5, 2010 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  236. Lacoy

    Cecil, I got chills reading your idea for the final scene, because it makes for such a *perfect* ending! I think Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse are looking at your comment and saying "Aw, shoot."

    May 5, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  237. shannon

    i cried so much when sayid died, but i don't think i've ever been as sad as i was when jin and sun died. my god that was heartbreaking!

    May 5, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  238. Michael

    Sun has been my favorite character since the show began back in 2004, and last night left me as sad as if I'd lost a real person. Hell, I have to keep reminding myself that actress Yunjin Kim just got married and is having a happy life–that's how successfully we can become invested in other people's creative work. It was emotionally devastating and, oddly enough, I'm grateful for the emotion.

    May 5, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  239. Terry M

    I find it more than a little satisfying that after all the grief Sawyer (justifyably) gave Jack about his role in Juliet's death, Sawyer is basically guilty of doing exactly the same thing...doing what he thought was right and as a result causing the death of 3 to 4 others. I wonder what kind of Sawyer we'll see when he wakes up? At this point, Jack, Sawyer, and Kate have all been responsible for the death of someone else...so they're out as the "good" guy. The only one left is Hurley...a good soul, uncorrupted, and guiltless...to take over the role as the new Jacob.

    His ability to communicate with the dead (like Michael) may be required to help the trapped souls on the island finally find peace and leave the island...and I would find it ironic that the strongest personality (Locke) would take on the MIB role...and the weakest, least antagonistic personality (Hurley) take on the Jacob role.

    Opposites attract.

    May 5, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  240. Darik

    I love lost, but I cannot wait until it is over. I want my life back.

    May 5, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  241. Steph

    Oooo, good thinking Cecil. That makes sense to me, can't wait to see if you are right! I love this show!!!

    May 5, 2010 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  242. Bam

    It's clear now Jack is the canidate (despite the fact that we all probably already knew that, but what's funny is that by LOST being predictable it was being unpredictable). It's also clear that the sideways world has elements that are complete opposite. First they made it to LA. If you'll notice things Jack and Locke say to eachother are reversed "your father is gone" "i wish you would believe me" jack tells locke "i think you're a candidate"... locke wants nothing more than to walk in the island world, in sideways world he wants nothing more than to be in the wheelchair. Sawyer: con man in island world / cop in sideways. Jin and Sun are together: dead in island world / alive in sideways. I know, not everything pans out, but just one of thousand dumb theories I have had for the past six years.

    Excited to see that we are going to have a history lesson on Man in Black and Jacob next week. We can finally get some real answers on whats going on there.

    May 5, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  243. Inkosikaas

    Kate was a candidate. Someone, I think it was Sawyer said "She was a candidate I saw her name on the wall ( in the cave) but her name was crossed off"-
    =

    May 5, 2010 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  244. Cecil

    If you analyze the fact that Jack wants to stay on the island and Sawyer is so hell-bent on leaving, I still think that the MIB will abandon Locke's body at some point and inhabit Sawyer's.

    This sets up the final scene where Sawyer and Jack are sitting on the beach and Sawyer says to Jack, "do you know how much I want to kill you"?

    The reason it is going to be this way I think, is because Jack and Sawyer have been at odds with each other in almost evey aspect since the beginning of the show.

    It would only be fitting (and fate) that they are tied together on that island for eternity.

    They cannot agree on anything, and Sawyer blames Jack for getting
    his girl killed, etc. It seems to me that the show seems to be heading in that direction – at least in my mind.....

    May 5, 2010 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  245. DUH

    I like how the article gives a spoiler warning at the top of the page, but includes spoilers in the headline before you click the article. Why not just say: "TV Recap: Lost"

    May 5, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  246. Amy A

    Oh well hell, James deleted his comment – but I was saying I agreed with him feeling heartwrenced or somethign -

    May 5, 2010 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  247. kelly078

    Bernard did mention Rose. He told Jack they were on the same flight and that Jack had flirted with his wife while he was in the bathroom =)

    May 5, 2010 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  248. Amy A

    @James- I feel the same way! Never have I reacted to a show this way. The writers have deff done their job if they have people reacting like this.

    May 5, 2010 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  249. jb

    "Great to see Bernard the dentist pop up in the parallel timeline. I assume he's married to Rose but that wasn't mentioned"

    She was mentioned, Benard accused Jack of flirting with his wife, while he was in the john.

    May 5, 2010 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  250. Amy A

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG – I screamed So loud when Sayid went running. Nice way of showing him not being the zombie bad guy , but wow. Then with Jin & Sun? I haven't been able to stop crying since yesterday!
    Anybody else want to punch Saywer in his face? He is such an idiot!

    May 5, 2010 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |

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