May 19th, 2010
09:59 AM ET

The end approaches on 'Lost'

The cast of 'Lost'
The cast of 'Lost'

Fifteen episodes ago, who knew that the "flash-sideways" would provide so much of the excitement leading up to the series finale on "Lost"?

When it came to those much-desired answers and a real sense of finality, there was certainly quite a lot to be found in the island scenes of Tuesday night's episode. But if you were looking for some old-fashioned thrills (including a jail break!), the scenes in the parallel timeline really delivered.

First of all, let's get the stuff we all knew was coming out of the way: Jack is the new Jacob. Not since Michael being revealed as the man on Widmore's boat has anything been so obvious.

Speaking of Widmore, his killing of Alex really came back to bite him, didn't it? Miles sensing Alex's body jogged Ben's memory at precisely the wrong time for Widmore, who hid inside the secret "Smokey"-summoning room - "It was summoning me," he said - and was handed over by Ben quite willingly. After "Smokey" slashed Zoe's throat, Ben gunned down Widmore in order to stop him from revealing the information that would save his daughter's life.

Ben tagged along, however, promising he would continue to kill whomever "Smokey" wanted when they found out that Desmond was still alive and no longer in the well. "Smokey" reveals that he'd heard enough from Widmore to believe that Desmond can help him destroy the island.

As for Jacob, he pays what seems to be a final visit to Hurley (I still don't get why he takes his childhood form at certain times) before appearing to all of the remaining candidates... including Kate. Her name was crossed off before she became a mother but it doesn't entirely disqualify her (question answered!). The reason all of the original candidates, and passengers of Oceanic 815, were brought there was because they were alone and looking for something they couldn't find... something the island gave them. Since Sun became a mother, that would probably make Jin the Kwon candidate (question kinda answered!).

Jacob gives the remaining candidates a choice as to who will be his replacement, something he never got (though in Mother's defense there weren't too many other options). So after the non-suspense about who would step up to fill Jacob's shoes and kill "Smokey" (or die trying), Jack was taken to the magical hidden stream, took a swig and hocus-pocus: He's the new Jacob. I look forward to seeing how this changes things.

Still no idea where Desmond is on the island but he was quite present in the "flash-sideways," jogging Ben's island-memory with a few well-placed slugs to the face (for old time's sake), confessing his crimes to Sawyer so he can go to jail and eventually break out Kate and Sayid - with a little help from the "island-aware" Hurley, and crooked cop Ana Lucia. They had a concert to attend (the same one at the museum, which Miles mentioned). I'm really looking forward to seeing where all this goes.

Another interesting development was "flash-sideways" Locke starting to believe that he was fated to meet Jack and he's ready to get out of the wheelchair. I have a feeling that this will make him "let go," alright.

Some pre-finale thoughts:

- Richard wasn't killed by the smoke monster, he was just hurled out of the way. I have a feeling he's lived through worse than that.

- I don't think they would throw in that glimmer of hope a few weeks ago about Ben's possible redemption if he was going to relapse entirely. I think he has every intention of double-crossing the Monster Formerly Known as Locke.

- My best guess about "Smokey's" plan? He wants to send Desmond into the mystical light the same way he was. Instead of becoming a smoke monster, I think he believes this will destroy the island.

- Apparently Sayid didn't help Desmond out of the well. So who did?

- I'm guessing the burned ashes are symbols of Jacob's protection.

- If someone in the parallel timeline "lets go," but is dead in the original timeline, such as Locke or Sayid, does it make a difference?

- The Others and their relationship to Jacob and the smoke monster is still not clear, unless we're supposed to figure out that the Others just came to the island "by accident." Even so, where did the statue come from?

- Ben's realization in the parallel timeline that Alex is like a daughter to him was one of the sweeter moments this show has had. Bonus points for Rousseau's appearance.

- The cuts Jack keeps seeing on his neck seem to coincide with catastrophic happenings on the island.

Last week's episode looks better in light of this one, despite some still-unanswered questions left. Without last week, a lot of context would have been missing. "Smokey" seems very talkative to Ben, so I expect a few more blanks to be filled in there, but overall I'm excited to see if Jack and Desmond combined can stop "Smokey." It's certainly anyone's guess as to who will make it out of this confrontation alive.

How are you feeling as we head into the home stretch? Did you enjoy the "flash sideways" this week as much as I did? Share your thoughts and theories on video, or in the comments below.


soundoff (324 Responses)
  1. Phred

    Has anyone mentioned Rose? Remember she and her husband wanted to stay there. Since we saw them both in the side flashes I believe they will play a big part in the ending.

    May 22, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. alan

    I think they will leave the question of the statue unanswered. I believe it is there to show the viewer how old this island is and how long this has been going on.

    May 22, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. talli

    first of all, Jared, hats off...funny as hell. I'm using that joke for the next 3 days lol.

    I think a this point, its obvious that the writers didnt conceive the possibility of answering every little mystery, and that they were driven to create so many pointless mysteries to keep the viewers intrigued, Many of the important questions can be used by inferring from what HAS been revealed and using a bit of imagination. Like why does Walt have special powers? Well, why did MiB have the ability to know that creating a donkey wheel that harnesses the power of the light enables teleportation? He said he was just "special." So Walt, too, must just be "special." And there's no other explanation necessary really. Many of the important questions can be answered that way. And the writers expect you to figure it out for yourself. They're not going to tell you.

    There are mysteries that we dont need answered. Like why did Dharma packages keep being dropped to the island? WHO CARES!!! that is by far the least important thing going on here. So dont expect answers for mysteries like that.

    My guess is that David's mother will be Juliet, since we have yet to see her, and she was the only other person Jack loved on the island other than KAte (we know its not KAte, they saw each other). And since Her and Jack are separated, Sawyer and her are free to court each other, which is probably what will happen, and why she said "It worked" in the Season premiere.

    Desmond purpose in the sideways has become obvious. He has to inform all the losties and unite them, so that they're on-island experiences weren't for nothing. They're deaths werent for nothing. The knowledge they gained about themselves and about life, will now be a part of the Alt Reality selves, and it will make life much more meaningful to them.

    Jack's cuts are the cuts he had from the plane crash. Why he is the only one experiencing this, i can only guess....maybe he is becoming one with his island self because he is the new Jacob.

    Will he fix Locke or will Locke die in the procedure? If Locke dies, will it affect MiB, since MiB seems to contain some part of Locke's soul? or if Locke walks again and "lets go" will this be the key to defeating MiB? We shall see.

    The only thing I'm truly puzzled about is, does the Alt exist because MiB succeed's in destroying the island? or is it because of the incident? If the Island is underwater in the Alt, then the light must be out, right? So how do people still live, if the light was the source of life?

    May 21, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  4. Joe Blow

    I think the growing wound on Jacks neck will keep getting worse. As he takes over protecting the island, he will not be able to continue in the alternate timeline and will begin to deteriorate or disappear from it.

    That is why Matthew Fox says the ending will be so sad. Everyone else will live out satisfying lives in the alt timeline except for his chacarter.

    Just my view. We'll see how Sunday plays out.

    May 20, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Suzanne

    1. David's mother is Kate. 2. Best line of the show: "As if he didn't already have enough of a god complex!" 3. Ben Linus is the best actor on the show.

    May 20, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  6. woody

    From what we know about Jacob...Why would he tell Dugan that he needs to come to the island so that his son could stay alive.

    This is an important key to what we will find out in the Series Finale.

    The timelines coexist together and what you do on the island effects the sideways timeline.

    May 20, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. crystal

    i am starting to have some seperation anxiety about the series being OVER...Maybe they will make a LOST movie later...just like they did with the X files...i would go and see it...

    May 20, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  8. kupidow

    great show. i lab it!

    May 20, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  9. Julia

    @pastlife
    You said:
    "The one thing that still confuses me is why in the flash sideways have their pasts (pre-Oceanic flight) changed ( i.e. locke being paralyzed in his plane crash and not thrown out a window)? I get that their present and future would change as a result of the island but how/why their past?"

    One thing that we DO know, is that Jacob visited every one of them at some point in their lives and this effected them in some way.
    However, as far as I can remember, we don't know exactly how.
    So that would change their lives at least a little bit.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Kevin

    RB wrote: "I have never watched Lost, but have always been intreiged by the buzz. But after reading this, I'm thinking I made the right choice. 'Flash sideways', 'magical hidden stream', 'island-aware', 'mystical light'. Honestly people, from the outside, it sounds really silly."

    Doesn't everything? The Trinity, the Holy Spirit, transubstantiation, priestly celibacy, life after death... honestly people...

    May 19, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  11. puchini

    Uh, just wanted to point out that there are multiple reasons why Shannon couldn’t be David’s mother in the sideways time line – but the main one is that Shannon was in her very early 20’s when Oceanic crashed on the island. David is, what, 14? 15? Pretty sure that Jack isn’t a pedophile.

    May 19, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Poisy

    @LAW
    (Numbers: Didn't Hurley mention in later seasons that the numbers were evil? Or they were "cursed"? If that's the case, how can they have magical properties? I thought the numbers had to do with saving the world down in the Hatch? And if they were not pressed, the world would end? The world did end, so the numbers were useless after that right? As far as the candidates with the same numbers, no significance there. It could have been just a number assigned to each one right? )

    Ok, here's what I think these numbers mean.
    At first, there were numbers assigned to each POSSIBLE candidate throughout the time and space (remember the wheel at the lighthouse? There were a lot of them). So let's say for this particular century the important numbers were: 4 8 15 16 23 42. Imagine that Jacob allowing all those people treat him like a deity (Why not? Personally he didn't care as he told Richard once) threw these numbers on them (Dharma initiative this time) somehow that made them think these numbers were sacred or something. That's why they built the hatch and the station with the button and those numbers in there.

    Oh and guys, do you remember that it was Eloise hosting the concert? I think it was her who told Desmond and later Hurley everything because it was simply TIME. That explains why Hurley remembers Anna Lucia, that's also explains the purpose of the concert in the first place – Eloise (with the help of Desmond and Hurley and possibly Charles) wants to connect all sideway Losties with their original twins OR even replace them OR move them in time and space to defend the island.

    May 19, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Julia

    P.S. I WISH JULIET WAS STILL ALIVE!! I want her and Sawyer to be together, and then Jack and Kate!!

    May 19, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Julia

    Okay. So I didn't even connect that Miles was going to a concert to the whole Desmond/Kate/Hurley/Sayid section.
    I just assumed that D/K/H/S would be going to the concert that Jack's son {what's his name again??} would be playing at.
    SO, I'm guessing that it will all be the same one, and since Dominic Monaghan signed on to be in the finale, Charlie will also be playing at this concert.
    I'm just not sure what type of concert would have a pianist like Jack's son playing, plus a rock star like Charlie, and all of it being at an art museum? lol

    May 19, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jerri

    I loved last nights episode of "Lost." I was wondering will Jack be on the Island forever, I hope not! I believe Kate will end up with Sawyer, but I definitely do not want that to happen either. Jack and Kate belong together. I can see Hurley being the keep of the Island because of his "Spiritual" connection to Jacob. Also, I notice how the writers made Jacob a sort of "Jesus." And the Smoke Monster the devil. I noticed that when they were talking together. The island is the earth and jacob (Jesus) is the protector of mankind. I love it! Because good always over comes evil. But I don't know how the writers of the show will view it. I hope the Smoke Monster is destroyed in the end though.

    May 19, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  16. haha

    In the alt reality, Shannon is the mother to Jack's son. Sounds ridiculous in a way-to-go-Jack! kind of way, but I bet they'll do that because we don't expect it.

    May 19, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Mike

    Am I the only one who LOVES the MIB character and thinks he is the most interesting one of the bunch ? After watching his origin episode last week I don't see him as being that evil at all, as a matter of fact I kind of empathize with him, he just seems like a man who wants to go home but has been damned to exile for no fault of his own and is driven to his goal of freedom. He only seems to kill people who CHOOSE to get in his way of leaving, and if I had been exiled for hundreds of years I think I would do the same at that point.

    May 19, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Amy

    Anyone ever think that Jacob might make an appearance in the sideways flashes? Living a normal life like the rest? Could be possible...

    May 19, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Tu

    The island is underwater. There's something about FLocke and water. He will be trapped forever underwater with the island. Desmond does something to propel the survivors to the other timeline. Jack will realize that the only way to protect the island is to submerge it.

    May 19, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  20. LAW

    @Zach – great explanations to the questions posed by another poster. However, in response to those answers – like the LOST series seems to do – there is furthur questions:

    Walt: Didn't the kidnappers in the first season say Walt was "special"? And remember, didnt it seem like he have a sense of familiarity with the island? I remember in the parallel world, Locke visited him and did not recruit him back. But what happened in the real world? I don't know if he was important for the "Others" or for the island itself. I don't think the producers will answer this one. I haven't seen Walt since season 4.

    Numbers: Didn't Hurley mention in later seasons that the numbers were evil? Or they were "cursed"? If that's the case, how can they have magical properties? I thought the numbers had to do with saving the world down in the Hatch? And if they were not pressed, the world would end? The world did end, so the numbers were useless after that right? As far as the candidates with the same numbers, no significance there. It could have been just a number assigned to each one right?

    DHARMA: Didn't all the DHARMA people die when Juliet ticked off the bomb when she fell in the well? Ben was in the parallel world, so how did he kill DHARMA? I thought all of Ben's people were "others"?

    Statue: This is one I am scratching my head on. Yea, I see an answer with the egyptian relationship, but is that the TRUE answer? I would like the producers to clear this one up.

    May 19, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  21. alex

    I hope everyone will wind-up in the time zone that made them happiest, in the place that made them the happiest, with the person who made them the happiest. This is the show that could accomplish this feat even if one person made multiple people happy.

    May 19, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  22. ccz

    Regarding numerous comments about the narrator for the final episode preview: I remember in one of the flashback episodes a few seasons back Jack had gone to Thailand and was fooling around with some creepy dragon lady local who evidently had the ability to predict the future. I don't recall exactly what went on in that episode, but she ultimately gave in to pressure from Jack to tell him who he really was, or his destiny, or something along those lines. That earned him a severe beating from the other locals. Anyway, when I heard the voice on the promo I immediately thought of her. I wonder if she makes a reappearance?

    May 19, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Kevin

    I forgot what happend to the pilot guy. The one with grey hair as the submarine was going down. does anyone remember?

    May 19, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Maryann-Orlando FL

    @Seriously?

    THANK YOU! I was thinking the same thing as I was reading the posts. I really had to restrain myself from trying to correct/answer them!

    If I did, I'd be here all day!! LOL!!

    May 19, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  25. AnnaBanana

    @b-others.... I believe the station you are looking for is called SyFy?? ;)

    I have no idea what is going to happen on Sunday, but I think "The Source" is the Fountain of Youth. Although, I'm probably wrong. I'm generally wrong.

    May 19, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  26. gg

    I agree with "use to love the show and now hate it." What a mess...just put LOST out of it's misery!

    May 19, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  27. bianconero

    @fwmama – The fact that Ana Lucia said it was "nice not knowing" Hurley does not mean she did not recognize him (although she didn't). It was just a smartass way of saying "If anyone asks this meeting never took place and I don't know who you are."

    Yes, I think it was pretty obvious that Hugo has become Desmond's accopmlice.

    @Bloom – Sarah was pregnant when, as Jack's emergency contact, she visited him in the ER. (episode "Through the Looking Glass, Part 1")

    The twist with Juliet and Sarah goes back to the episode "A Tale of Two Cities," in which Juliet has Jack's file and tells him she knows everything about him. Jack asks if Sarah was happy, and Juliet admits that she was. So Juliet knew about Sarah – does it mean anything? No idea.

    May 19, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  28. The Source

    @Lew -- I stand corrected. I forgot that Eloise Hawking and Charles Widmore were part of the Hostiles. Thank you for clarification.

    May 19, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Maryann-Orlando FL

    The person narrating the promo was probably one of the runners up to the contest they had for fans to create their own promo. The winning promo will be shown on Sunday night – now don't everybody freak out when you hear an unfamiliar voice narrating!

    I know this is a burning question for some of you, even though it has nothing to do with the plot of Lost at all.

    May 19, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  30. at7000ft

    Or…maybe Desmond (the Constant) was shipwrecked on the island and while exploring it came across Dharmaville and all the dead inhabitants, dug a pit, and threw them all in. Found all the stations and learned all about the Dharma Initiative. Later he finds the Black Rock and the bodies there. Reads the ship’s log and learns about it, same thing with the drug dealers’ plane in the trees. Years later Oceanic 815 breaks apart over the island. Desmond runs down to the beach and finds the wreck and everyone dead, same with the tail section. Sets about burying everyone. Goes through their personal effects and learns who they all were. All the people in the story are just people he has known or found on the island. Everything that has happened is just the stories he has made up about the various bodies he has come across and buried. He could have even come across the guys from WWII. After so many years, all the stories get all meshed together and he can’t keep them straight. He is the only constant in them.

    They could also have used a plot device from the Forbidden Planet wherein a machine built by an extinct civilization makes your dreams, or nightmares, become real. In which case, everything he dreams about becomes real, but only while he is asleep.
    Even if this is so, he is still the constant.

    May 19, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Third_Island

    I think we'll see Frank at the concert with two blondes on each arm. He will have slicked back hair and be smoking a cigar. He will just strut down the aisle pointing and winking at people. All the ladies love Frank Lapidus.

    May 19, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Christy

    @bumpspeed May 19th, 2010 12:27 pm ET

    If you read MSNBC.com their review of last night's episode included a question/statement about a mini series. That peaked my curiousity.

    It says "mini-mysteries" not "mini-series."

    As in, I hope they solve all those mini-mysteries!

    May 19, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  33. CC

    Each episode leading up to the finale is getting better and better!
    I am still not able to draw a connect with the flash-sideways and what happen on the island. But what happened to Jacob and the candidates by the fire is just AWESOME! And Ben is unpredictable. LOST is SO good that I don't want it to end. I will be bummed on Tuesday nights without LOST.

    May 19, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  34. theories theories theories

    @lost in lost

    That's not gonna happen. You have been saying that for weeks.
    Let it go! If it were that predicable, it would be a different show.

    I think Sawyer might be Jacob's replacement after Jack dies. Hurley is going to be the new MiB. They'll be sent back in time with another explosion, thus ending the current timeline. Kate is going to stay with Sawyer. They will end up being Adam and Eve.

    See, now no one would expect that. And that's why it's gonna happen.

    May 19, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  35. shmeevious

    I know how LOST will end: The credits will roll, then a commercial will be shown. YOU READ IT HERE FIRST!

    May 19, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Lew

    @The Source – Eloise and Charles were not in the military. They were wearing army uniforms that they'd taken from the US Army soldiers that came to the island to test the hydrogen bomb. The Others killed all the soldiers. We know this because Miles hears the last thoughts of the soldiers as they walk over their mass grave.

    May 19, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Bloom

    Why are there still questions about Walt? Some of you guys need to pay attention.
    And to whomever said Kate was David's mom – Jack & Kate were on the plane together, she stole his pen when she bumped into him – I think he would know if it was his ex-wife
    I agree that there is no reason why Sarah couldnt be the mother. Unless it was revealed before that she can't have kids.

    May 19, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  38. fwmama

    Did anyone else notice that in the sideways flash, Desmond and Hurley were conspiring. Hurley handed out the money to Ana Lucia, and identified her, but she didn't know him????? When they parted, she said it was nice not knowing him.

    AND, when the shot first shows the lady on the beach, the one that killed Jacob and his brother's real mother...there was a plane engine on the beach. If that was 2000 years ago...where did the engine come from?

    May 19, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  39. ladyinfinity

    I still think the whole story revolves around Hurley.
    I just hope it doesn't rain Sunday – I'd hate for my satilite to go out durning the show. Lol, I've watched every episode since the beginning. i can't wait to see how it all turns out.
    I just hope Dexter and Kira Sedgewick don't go down too, that'll be the end of TV for me :)

    May 19, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Christy

    Why does everyone keep saying that Kate and Jack won't end up together?

    Why couldn't she stay on the island with him while he guards it? It isn't a solitary duty: Jacob's mom had the kids, then Jacob had Richard to keep him company.

    Personally, I think Kate might be pregnant...She and Jack slept together the night she gave Aarron back to his grandma, which was also the night before they took the Ajira flight.

    Either she stays on the island w/ Jack and has the baby, or leaves and tells Jack she's pregnant as they are leaving...and he says, "Name him David!"

    May 19, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  41. The Source

    It amazes me that the "fans" of LOST don't even seem to know/remember the simplest trivia of the show. It's like you haven't even been paying attention to the show! For example these tidbits were all explained in the show:

    #1 Charles Widemore in the FST said "My son, Daniel, has a strange notion of mixing rock n' roll with classical music. That's why Charlie Pace and Jack's son (not to mention other characters) will be there.

    #2 The Hanso Corporation founded and bankrolled the Dharma Initative. In Ab Aeterno it explained that Magnus Hanso was a shipping mangnate that transported slaves on ships aka The Black Rock

    #3 Eloise Hawking and Charles Widmore where in the miltary together and were on the island in the 50's. Remember how Daniel's future mother shot him after he looked at Jughead?

    I really think that Jack will not be the final protector. The finale will answer questions and blow our minds at the same time. The prediction of Jack and Sawyer being the new Jacob and MIB is absurd. No way the writers will have an ending that predictable.

    May 19, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  42. b-others

    When Locke "Smoke Monster" leaves the island that reality will cease to exist and they will all become conscious of the parallel existence created when the plane didn't crash. What will we all watch when this is over – no BSG no Lost – Where is good sci-fi anymore. I guess we still have Fringe.

    May 19, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Paul

    Well, I guess I had more doobies over the years than I thought since I confused Steely Dan with the Doobie Brothers.

    But the doobie idea goes better with the intent of my comment, right.

    Tune in Sunday.

    May 19, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Jeff

    It amazes me how many posts here just ignore or completely miss the fact that the real John Locke has been the central character, along with Jack, of this story. It is obvious that they are the real "meat and bones" here, and everyone else is just periphery in comparison. The finale will prove this out.

    May 19, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Mark

    I can't believe how many people missed the answer to question #8. The bodies from two thousand years ago only show 50 years of age BECAUSE THE ISLAND MOVES IN BOTH TIME AND SPACE. Two thousand years ago, external real time, the island was parked somewhere, and the whole step-mom/Jacob/Jacob's brother drama played out. Over the next fifty years OF ISLAND INTERNAL TIME, the island hopped around to various times and places with people getting on, the whole Dharma Initative taking place etc.

    May 19, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Scott

    Don't worry, the statue was built by ancient Egyptians. They confirmed it on a podcast.

    May 19, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  47. ladyinfinity

    I haven't read thru all the reviews...so I' don't know if anyone has said this:
    I assumed the statue was built by Jacob as a testiment to his mother?

    Makes sense, he had a lot of time to kill on his own.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Lew

    @Paul – FYI, Steely Dan sang "Do It Again".

    May 19, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  49. JohnK

    Something finally hit me last night. There was a shot on one of the "final season" ads during the show that showed two rocks on a balance. Then, of course, we saw Jacob and MIB playing a game using two different coloured rocks.

    The name of the ship in the middle of the Island? THE BLACK ROCK!

    Somehow I am thinking that this is either a reference to the Smoke Monster or Jacob taunting him, as if to say that the Black Rock is a shipwreck. I have to wonder though, whether intentional or not, at the symbolism of someone being able to leave that "black rock" shipwreck and find a renewed and redeemed life. Is it a hint that even Smoke Monsters and other shipwrecked lives can leave behind the wreck and find life? Possible...

    May 19, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Paul

    Everyone from the plane, or at least the survivors that we saw on the show, are going to be at the concert. At the end of the concert, they will all "flash" to the island. Also, they will all be in a jet which will crash on the island.

    Remember the Doobie Brothers song "Do It Again"-"You go back Jack do it again, wheel turning 'round and 'round, you go back Jack do it again".

    A guy named "Jack", a "wheel" that can turn...

    You think the Doobies are behind "Lost"?

    You think the writers have had a few "doobie" hits over the years?

    May 19, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  51. kellylost

    @hawkeye...Miles said he was going to run...so he went out the back door. He did not hide.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Teriander

    My Questions are:

    1. What did Widmore want with Ben that was so important he murdered Ben's daughter in front of Ben?

    2. How did Ben know about the Wheel and that turning the wheel will move the island and warp him to the desert?

    May 19, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  53. OK!Whatever

    what was that little box ,jack's father put in the will for Claire?

    Are the really saving the answer for the last episode..

    May 19, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  54. colette

    I am not so sure that Jack will be Jacobs replacement even though he voluntered. Jacob gave him watter from the stream, not the wine in the glass bottle that he was given by "mother". I think there will be a twist at the end to suprise us all.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Andulamb

    To reiterate the theory I have posted before...

    The people in the island timeline will battle FLocke - and will lose. Everyone in the island timeline will die. FLocke will win.

    Everyone in the atlernate timeline, thanks to Desmond, will experience an awakening. Whether this in and of itself will be enough, or whether Widmore's machine will be employed, one way or another the islanders from the alternate timeline will be "returned" to the island timeline.

    In other words, everyone who has died on the island will now be alive again. Including the real Locke. This is why Abrams and company have so freely killed off our favorite characters. Because they knew it wouldn't matter.

    I'm not sure what will happen then - whether the process that returns the islanders from the alternate timeline also results in FLocke's death, or whether the reborn islanders take up arms against FLocke and defeat him. But one way or another, FLocke will be defeated.

    And the islanders will live happily ever after. Some may return home, some may stay on the lsland.

    I feel very strongly that this is how the show will play out. Otherwise the alternate timeline wouldn't be important. (The show COULD end with FLocke winning in the island timeline and destroying the world, and so the point of the alternate timeline would be that we would know the islanders are at least alive and well SOMEWHERE. But even with them "remembering" their island existance, I think this would be a letdown and not nearly as exciting as the theory I've proposed.)

    May 19, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Mr Ecko

    Rob-

    It is crazy to expect the writers to have thought out the entire 6 seasons before pitching the pilot the pilot to ABC. To have done this would have taken too much time. Like anything good in our world (companies, ideas, inventions) and idea is created and the inventors run with it, and work out the finite details as the idea progresses. Most shows are lucky to make it one season, let alone 6. Why would the writers waste their time figuring out how season 6 is going to end when they were more worried about creating seasons 2-5 and keeping audience interest?

    To me the writers owe the audience nothing. Without them we wouldn't have a fantastic show to hem and haw about. They will resolve the larger picture of the show, but most things will go unanswered, because they do not matter (Dharma, Egyptian Statue, etc.) I have faith they will resolve this effectively, albeit, I'm intrigued how they will do so with so little time left.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  57. kellylost

    @pjjay...Desmond said "she isn't ready yet" NOT "she's already there."

    @Bmac523... Desmond did that to get them to "flash" back to the island and jog their memories.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Seriously?

    Here's an idea: just watch the show and pay attention.

    So many of you are posting RIDICULOUS questions that have been answered, and ideas that have been proven wrong.

    If you all just watched the show and took it for what it is, and actually PAID ATTENTION, you wouldn't be making such idiotic comments on a blog.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Geraldo Rivera

    This will be the biggest television event since I opened Al Capone's vault!
    Don't fail to miss it!

    May 19, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Jo from NY

    I think the Flash sideways is where everyone will end up when the island sinks!

    May 19, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  61. pastlife

    The one thing that still confuses me is why in the flash sideways have their pasts (pre-Oceanic flight) changed ( i.e. locke being paralyzed in his plane crash and not thrown out a window)? I get that their present and future would change as a result of the island but how/why their past?

    May 19, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Willc

    jack and locke duke it out and jack dies. desmond in an effort to keep locke on the island jumps into the light as a failsafe while everyone else gets off the island. they find out that the only reason the plane crashed was just that random one in a million plane crashes and everything they went thru was a bunch of bs.
    oh wait that sort sounds like the ending for alias the other jj abram produced abc show which ended in a big damn disappointment.
    dont hold your breath when it totally blows and you get a stupid hey thanks for watching the show the last 6 years like they did on alias.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Lost is wack

    they could do betta

    May 19, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  64. OK!Whatever

    can we try and get the plot in a line?

    1.Dont know how the light started or how did jacob's fake mother end up as the protector of that light or shw was protecting it from WHO?

    2.She ends up with the twins jacob & mib..And MIB wants to get out(WHY IS IT A WRONG?)

    3.Jacob "makes a mistake" and creates smoke monster..

    Still smokey wants to get out..and again whhy is it wrong?AND WHY CANT HE? if the fake mother sets a rule that MIB cant leave, how much control she has over the rules? Why smokey has to stick to the rules?

    4.Jacobs wants a replacement candidate, keeps bringing in candidates...Smokey wants to kill them all..what for?How can he leave if the candidates are all killed.?

    5. Oceanic crashes and candidates fight among themselves all the drama and Eight ( or nine) leave out of the island..

    6. Forgive my faded memoery..time travel occurs only to candidates left on the isalnd?

    7.Oceanic 9 returns to 1970 and set off a nuclear thing...

    HOW DID the two froups meet from the latest crash..

    8. parallel time is going on due to the explosion..

    9. If the gang except Jack leaves, where will they leave to? To the parallel time?

    WHY IS WRONG FOR SMOKEY(actally MIB?) TO LEAVE the island..and where theck he wanna go? US,UK Korea?

    May 19, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  65. bianconero

    To everyone who thinks that Kate is David's mom and Jack's ex-wife in Flash Sideways – it is impossible. There is many reasons to that. But the most convincing shoud be the fact that she was in jail and was about to be moved to a different location. The kid would know about it and so would Jack. Hence Jack would not ask if David's mother would be at the concert and his son would not give him an affirmative answer. They would both know the she (if Kate) would not be there.

    So again, Sarah seems insignificant here (although why could not she be the mother?) so probably it could be Juliet.

    Sawyer will show up at the concert. I wouldn't be surprised if, at the right moment, Desmond gave him a call saying exactly where and when he can find all three of his prisoners (and all the rest, too.)

    May 19, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Roberto Gallstone

    The answer to a lot of questions is this: the writers had no idea where they were going when they started out and did a lot of weird things along the way. Some they will be able to cover for, some they won't. I don't think they knew where the story was going until about season 3 or 4.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  67. starhopper

    LOL @Tea Bagger's comments! Love it, Tea "Bagger"

    May 19, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Tea Bagger

    It is Obama's fault that the flight crashed in the first place...

    May 19, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Jingleballs

    LOST.........At least it's not American Idol

    May 19, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  70. GB

    One question. how can smokey offer ben the island....when he just admitted at the end that he is going to destroy it?

    May 19, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  71. GB

    rose and bernard pulled desmond out of the well. 100% bet they are with vincent too!

    May 19, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Branjade

    Does anyone have a theory about the significance of that scene a few episodes ago where Jacob brought MIB the wine in the bottle (the same one that his step-mother gave him to drink from when he assumed his role as island protector) and said something like, "to pass the time..." And then then MIB smashed it on a rock?

    May 19, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  73. I like to read...

    I think the professor will build a radio out of coconuts, and they will get off the island after gilligan and the skipper find a new boat that a wacky family of monkeys built.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  74. DUH

    Steve, in his uncreative and finite wisdom, said... "Jack and Sawyer back on beach. Sawyer looks at Jack and says I want to kill you. Boom show ends."

    Congratulations on being the 5,683,590 person to suggest this incredibly uncreative and unimaginative ending. Thank god you're going to be wrong and that the writers are smart enough to come up with an ending that is not so lamely predictable.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Rob

    "It's just chalk on a wall."

    That about sums up the quality of the writing over the past two years. I have watched this show religiously since its inception, and I have witnessed the steady decline in writing quality.

    Why? The Chris Carter Effect.

    It's clear that the writers didn't know what to expect when the show lasted this long in conjunction with poor foresight on how to adequately explain island phenomena. For a while, I figured they were going to teeter between "science versus faith." Since that is a central theme to the show, it's only fair the writers develop it as time goes on. Instead, they introduce a character like Faraday– whose very appearance betrays the show's writing in the most heinous of ways. The writers initially promised that island phenomena would have some root in recognizable science, and with Faraday, they tried to lead viewers down the rabbit hole. Every other episode, they abandoned science when it became clear it would be impossible to adequately explain anything that was happening. Faraday's character failed to advance any "science versus faith" theme, and only ended up illustrating how hackneyed the science fiction became.

    It's impossible to suspend disbelief anymore. I don't mind a good cliffhanger, but we've been at the point where rational answers are warranted. This season has failed to answer any question of value– instead, the episodes serve to "answer" questions that viewers never had, or these episodes explain phenomena that were never questioned (or of value). How does seeing a man fly into a cave of light and emerge as mobile smoke explain anything?

    I know LOST is ultimately about its characters, but the show staged itself in the very first season as a show of obvious questions that would one day need obvious answers. Even if some are answered in the finale, it's a little too late to justify several years of roundabout, ridiculous writing. I expect a plethora of deux ex machina and unanswered questions this coming Sunday.

    Ah, how I love to hate LOST...and hate to love it.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  76. GPS

    I'm betting on Rose & Bernard being the "keepers" of the island. I also think the real Locke will come back to life and vanquish ol' Smokey, thus freeing Jack, Kate, Sawyer & Hurley and the others to leave the island.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  77. starhopper

    Humm – sorry about the misspellings in my previous post lol

    May 19, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  78. starhopper

    Hummm – To me, the reason people treated like a diety is simply a reflection of real life. Someone shows up posessing (seemingly) supernatural powers and we humans set them up as a God.

    Even the Darma initiative had a "brainwashing room" where people were forced to watch a video loop that had things like "Jacob Loves You" falshing constantly.

    This was not Jacobs doing, but, rather, man's doing. Shows how we screw up things by putting way too much meaning to them.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Hummm

    Q- Why did Jacob have these people treating him almost like a deity?

    A- He's the creator of the game....

    May 19, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  80. ron gilman

    I think everyone will die island sink and flsh sideways will be the end

    May 19, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Scott

    Hmm, so if the Man in Black can't kill a candidate and anyone can be a candidate because it's just writing on a wall, then why didn't Jacob just make everyone on the island a candidate to keep them safe from the Man in Black?

    May 19, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Jared

    Enjoying the Ride... Really? Really? Are you serious? ONLY ONE EPISODE LEFT??? I must not be the only person who thought the show was crappy. Even ABC is cancelling it huh? Wow. Thanks for informing me. Now I feel like an idiot.

    Wait.. No. You're the idiot. You really can't tell when someone is being sarcastic? I agree with @DUH. You really are embarassing yourself.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Nikki

    All I can say is.... I am going to miss Sawyer!! What a looker!

    May 19, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  84. starhopper

    I am still waiting for the FINAL reveal – Jack opening his eyes for the last time – but this time, when he opens his eyes, he's awakening from a coma that he's been in for months after surviving the crash. Surrounded by friends and family (the characters on the island), he realizes, just like Dorothy, "there's no place like home".

    Yep, I'm still holding out to the silly notion that this is a modern re-telling of "The Wizard of Oz"

    Hope I am proved wrong lol

    May 19, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Steve

    All are at the concert. Desmond makes them all remember by going into the light on the island. He is on his way there, not in well. Juliet is Jack's ex wife. Sawyer and Juliet remember hug kiss blah blah. Jack somehow has a hand in getting Juliet killed again. Flash, Jack and Sawyer back on beach. Sawyer looks at Jack and says I want to kill you. Boom show ends.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Brucette

    I thought it was great that it gave a hint in the sideways that Ben and Alex's mother had a spark, that could be developed into a relationship whereby Ben would become her "stepfather". I also like the idea that Miles is still in the picture and agree that Richard is still in the picture as well. I get the feeling that the only way Smokey can be killed is if he again enters the light.

    Good answers.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  87. nikki

    somebody posted that they think the body that jack has to pick up might be a way for mib to come to this flash sidways reality. don't forget that there is no actual body! desmond was lying to get him to go to the airport...for some reason.
    i think desmond will explain jack's higher purpose and jack will be the one to unite everyone and give everyone what they need to know. i think desmond is just doing the basic part by showing them that they all did have another life and jack will be the one to unite them all together.

    ps. desmond did not say that anna lucia was "already there" he said that she's not ready yet....which is fine because i couldn't stand her character!

    can't wait til sunday!!!!

    May 19, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Sue

    @tomas
    How can MIB be trying to set them free? he tried to kill them all by blowing up the submarine.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Lew

    Oops! I meant to say Desmond not Sayid.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Lew

    So where was Claire during all of the events that took place on the island in last night's episode? Maybe she has had a change of heart and she is the one that helped Sayid out of the well?

    May 19, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  91. roverfish

    Thinking about the duality of Other Mother (i.e. her ability to kill the villagers and smash the well a la Smokey, yet also transition the guardian role to Jacob), it's interesting to note that the name Jacob means supplanter: "one who wrongfully or illegally seizes and holds the place of another." The name James (Sawyer) has exactly the same definition. Coincidence? I think not.

    Meanwhile, Jack (from John) means "God is gracious."

    My finale theory (if it's not Jack and Sawyer on the beach): both roles merge back into a single individual, Jack, who seals the island at the bottom of the ocean and the "flash sideways" becomes reality.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Lew

    @Poisy – I agree that Juliet is probably Jack's ex-wife in the flash sideways. The only other person I think it could be is Sarah – Jack's ex-wife from the original timeline.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  93. brain

    Ok here's what i think: I think Desmond is gonna have a lot to do with the ending of the show... why else would he be getting everyone together in the sideways??? remember he's not in the well anymore "why"... plus he can't die... now they're all gonna be at the concert cause if you remember jack's son is performing and reminded jack about it last night.. plus don't forget jacks' sister is living with jack she's pregnant so she's probably gonna go to the concert too.. .what will probably happen is they're all gonna end up at the island BUT.. it will be in the beginning when the plane first crashed and everything will change from there.. Desmond is probably gonna talk them all into getting on a plane, which in turn will crash, taking us back tot he beginning of lost......ummm makes you wonder.. either way, I believe desmond is gonna be the "missing piece" that puts everything together.. Jack will not have to serve to protect the island because there will be no need... Ben is gonna try and kill locke and probably get killed in the process "UNLESS" ben tries to kill the other guys (kate and them) and they kill ben.. either way i think ben is gonna get killed.. locke is not gonna make it, richard is still alive and hiding and like i said Desmond is gonna save the day or play a very very big part in everything.. I'm not totally hooked but yes i enjoy watching it, and if you know anyone else that watches it you sure as hell can have a conversation about it. cause everyone has their own ideals.... Hey does anyone watch V..... (lol)

    May 19, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  94. JackSprat

    Truth

    So a show about emotion, about life's mysteries, about relationships, about life and death, about everything that is the human condition...that's liberal?

    Then I'm a liberal.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Scott

    I'm pretty sure that Jack is going to kill the man in Black in the alternate timeline by killing Locke on the operating table. For some reason this seems to fit with his change in beliefs that has occured. And the death of Smokey's host form will release it's spirit or "let go". Then they will all be able to live out the rest of their lives.

    What I can't answer is, from what timeline?

    May 19, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Terry M

    The reason Charles Widmore was exiled was because he took junkets off the island got involved with a mainlander and had a child (Penny) with this woman. It was clearly and strictly against the rules as Ben explained to Charles as he saw him off the island that day. That is the reason Charles was banished.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Poisy

    As much as the 'Jack sitting on the beach side by side with Sawyer' ending appeals to me, I don't think the Lost creators are that trivial. I think we'll see some stand off between Jack/Desmond and Locke/Ben, which I'm thrilled about. The concert seems a big deal to me, too. There's a chance for all Losties to come together and who knows what interesting memories (of the side life) it will bring about. I also agree that we"ll yet to meet Juliet (Jack's ex-wife, cos that seems to be the only choice for me, Shannon who? She stayed in Australia still 20-something y.o.). Sawyer is coming to see Charlotte only to bump into Juliet. Kate and Jack did exchange glances on the plane and i could tell something flew between them. Faradday is to meet Charlotte, Desmond will see Penny once again, etc. And this collective consiences of theirs will somehow help the other Losties on the island to end the things right.

    I absolutely loved last 2 episodes, cos we yet have to think over some minor things to grasp the whole meaning, that's why I love Lost and will miss the show terribly...

    May 19, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  98. TP

    Where are the people of color? .... Lost has gotten rid of everyone of color, Sun, Jin, Sayid, Mr. Ecko, Mike, Walt . It's like all of the horror films.. the black people are the first to be killed off. :-( Otherwise great show.! LOL

    May 19, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Lew

    NOOOOO!!!! Please tell me they're not going to be showing fans' goodbye message during the finale.

    I can see them doing that during a recap show that precedes the finale, but not during the finale itself. Ugh.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Jennifer

    Juliet turns out to be David's mother AND it's Rose & Bernard that rescue Desmond from the well.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  101. DUH

    Enjoying the Ride wrote: "Jared, you obviously don't really watch Lost or you would know.....

    THERE'S ONLY ONE EPISODE LEFT!"

    Dude, you're embarrassing yourself.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Hawkeye

    I think I missed something–didn't Miles go with Widmore and Zoe into the secret area? Where was he when Ben killed Widmore and Locke killed Zoe? Or did he go into another secret place beyond the secret place?

    May 19, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Mark

    That video is awesome!

    May 19, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Russell

    I'm glad for it to be over. I'm hooked enough to want to see it through, but overall I think the writing is not really all that great. What irks me about the upcoming finale is that they'll be putting people's comments on the screen during the show. Please! Don't pester me with fanboy comments! Keep them off the screen ABC!

    May 19, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Troy

    Ok fine already!!!! With all this hype on this show "Lost", I am going to watch my first episode on Sunday and see what the big deal is.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  106. MCW

    zach – regarding your answer to #3, some of the people in the temple came from Oceanic 815 or the Ajira flight

    May 19, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Bluewater

    What if, it doesn't end this Sunday! Wow. What a thought huh?

    May 19, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  108. lost widow

    Anyone read the interview with Matthew Fox when he said the ending will not be how everyone is predicting it to be, and hinted that it will be incredibly sad and not necessarily "happily ever after" but satifisying.

    The producers have hinted on more than one occasion that WATER will be a significant clue to the finale. AND the season started with the island UNDER WATER!!! CLUE?!? (Smoky can't swim, right?)

    May 19, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  109. kalubooboo

    I love LOST, can't wait till Sunday to watch for a full 2 1/2 hours, but sad that it will be THE END.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  110. cecilia

    Sorry we are going to have to watch a ticker of "Lost" farewell messages run across the finale screen.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  111. iowa momma

    has anyone considered that maybe jack fails as the new jacob, so desmond has to take over? afterall, it's desmond who's playing puppetmaster in the flash sideways, not jack.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Jared

    @ Secret Agent...You are wrong. When Sayid meets MIB in the jungle, there is a big rustling of leaves surrounding Sayid. Sayid pulls out the Dagger and then is face to face with the MIB. They stare at each other for a couple of seconds and then MIB says "Hello Sayid" its at this point Sayid stabs him which is why nothing happened. Before you challenge this, look it up on YouTube.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Enjoying the Ride

    Jared May 19th, 2010 10:19 am ET

    Seriously, I am getting fed up with LOST. I will give it one more episode to get better or I am done watching it for good!

    ===============

    Jared, you obviously don't really watch Lost or you would know.....

    THERE'S ONLY ONE EPISODE LEFT!

    May 19, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  114. chris

    The concert that desmond is taking about is jack's son concert. this is so desmond can get jack

    May 19, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Lostie

    I think they should spin the show off and have 6 years of what happens with the Flash Sideways cast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 19, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  116. MARTA

    @ I H8te Lost But I Used To Love It... you get on my nerves! You hate lost, but that hasn't kept you from commenting on this blog after every freaking episode this season!

    And I agree... Terry O' Quinn deserves a freaking EMMY for best actor, he's has been truly great!

    May 19, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  117. LEW

    @Margretasmom

    I was thinking the same thing! WHY would they have someone new narrate the preview? And who the heck was that?

    Also, who were the people are the temple? I never understood why the introduced a whole new group of people and where they came from. They obviously knew about the smoke guy, but why didn't Jacob or his mom ever reference them. I find if hard to believe that (given the moms dislike of outsiders/need to protect the island) that the mom or Jacob would have let a new group settle on the Island. Thoughts anyone? Am I just not remembering when this was explained?

    So excited for Sunday!!

    May 19, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  118. VGCreator

    I believe that Ben has already betrayed Smokey by alerting Miles to Desmond's location. Remember he gave a walkie talkie to Miles before he ran out into the woods. If he kept it on Miles would hear the whole conversation and catch on to Desmonds location... and save him before Smokey could get there. Thats my thought on how Desmond got out of the well.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Styrch

    "Since Sun became a mother, that would probably make Jin the Kwon candidate (question kinda answered!)."

    I disagree. Kate becoming a mother filled that hole in her life that made Jacob choose her to begin with. "motherhood" was not necessarily the reason why she was disqualified, but that purpose in life disqualified her.

    Not sure anything ever really identified which Kwon, except that Sun said she was one. Personally, I think finding Jin disqualified her – especially when they both got blown to bits.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Lew

    @T-bone – The scene in Widmore's bedroom when he told Ben something to the effect "you know you can't kill me" took place in the same reality as the scene when Ben shot Widmore (i.e. the Island reality).

    In the flash sideways reality, we don't even know if Widmore and Linus know each other though it's possible since we know that Ben and his father did go to the island as part of the Dharma initiative.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Speedyag

    I haven't seen it in comments, but does anyone else think that the Island may be Atlantis? It sinks into the ocean (or can) and has an Egyptian statue (Atlantis is a Mediterranean story). Yes, the plane flies over the Pacific from Australia to the US, but the Island isn't necessarily where we think it is.

    Also Richard was from the Spanish Canary Islands, which is one area Atlantis is rumored to be around. When his ship sank it ended up on the Island.

    Also I see the concert is possibly Drive Shaft, but Jack's son plays the piano and Jack asked "Is your mother going to be there?" His mother may not go to a Drive Shaft concern but would definitely go to her son's piano recital. I could see a twist there.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  122. lostfun

    my guess is that to kill smokey, you have to become a smokey. and who will take that role? my guess is Ben because smokey tricked him to kill Jacob. he is remorse for that.

    I think the sideway life is not real. if something big will happen on the island, like distroyed, the sideway life will also be altered or disappeared. it is created by huge energy and it could also be destroyed by huge energy. the sideway life only starts from the moment oceanic 815 landed in LA. so it is not complete.

    I do notice Jin and Sun seem to be united on the island again. as part of the last night's ending next episode spoiler.

    can't wait Sunday night!!

    May 19, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  123. gh

    I'm still a little (ahem) lost about the whole Dharma Initiative. With all that seems to be coming to light, what is the deal with them. I expect that some things will not really be answered (the issue with having babies on the island, etc.) but Dharma is a pretty big hole to leave.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  124. T-bone

    @other – they made it longer to capitalize on more advertising dollars as well as for all those annoying text messages that will scroll across the bottom of the screen for 2.5 hours. Cash grab.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  125. T-bone

    @Lew – Maybe Ben couldn't kill Widmore in the REAL world but perhaps it's OK in the Island world. OR, maybe Ben still is on the good side and knows that Widmore can't be killed by him, so it's more like a bluff to shoot him in front of smokey. But then again, you'd think Smokey would be aware of all the island rules and not fall for that

    May 19, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Other

    Ok, so the finale was originally planned at 2 hours, then expanded to 2 1/2... Last night, they opened up the phone lines for 30 minutes for Losties to send in their goodbyes. Anyone else think the finally will still only be 2 hours and the extra 30 minutes was to show the fan goodbye messages?

    May 19, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Alex

    I didn't hate the episode and I am eagerly awaiting what I hope will be a great finale. However, I can see what other people are saying here about the lack of punch this season. I do think that Lindelof-Cuse got too much in love with their own cleverness and cuteness in regards to the mythology, the continual cat-and-mouse game regarding secrets and questions answered, etc. The storytelling, as a result, took a backseat in some respects. Also, the show got too big. Too many stories to tell, too much mythology to explain. The first two seasons kept it among the core group and then added the antagonist in Ben and the Others. That model worked best . Perhaps they trapped themselves into a corner with having to get bigger and bigger each season, but Lost worked best when it focused on simple stories - like the Desmond episodes which are classic - and not the broad mythology stuff.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  128. merr

    Loved last nights episode. I will miss reading this on my lunch breaks every wednesday. Can't wait for sunday.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Lew

    @Margaret – Excellent point about Widmore and Ben. I do recall the scene when Ben broke into Widmore's bedroom and it being said that he couldn't kill Widmore. Also, there wasn't any blood splatter on the wall behind Widmore when Ben shot him multiple times. Maybe that detail was an accidental oversight by the producers or maybe that was intentional since Widmore is not really dead?

    May 19, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Zach

    Here are my responses to a list of "unanswered" questions from a previous poster. People need to appreciate that having a little mystery is a good storytelling style. This is part of why the show is so good.

    1) Who built the statue and why did it look like that? - That 'dog face' figure is a famous egyptian image. Therefore, apparently there were ancient egyptians on the island before Jacob who built the statue.

    I guess what your really asking is why have we not seen an episode showing the people on the island before Jacob who built the statue. The answer is that those ancient people are not relevant to the story. We never saw any island history before the birth of Jacob and his brother and we don't need to. We have enough characters to follow already. We have seen a ton of island history already and you have to draw the line somewhere.

    2) What happened to the other survivors left on the island (like the lady whose cancer was cured and her husband from the tail section)? –We saw Rose and Bernard last season. They are just living in the woods together, happily ever after. The other survivors were killed when Wittmore's people starting bombing the beach. There might be a few more scattered survivors but we don't need to know the fate of every single minor character.

    3) Those people in the temple who cured Sayid, where did they come from? - Those are the others. Richard sent them to the temple last season. The temple was safe from MIB because it was surrounded by a ring of that special powder that keeps out the MIB. The others were random people brought to the island over time by Jacob. They reported to Richard but ultimately worked for Jacob. They are all dead now. Killed by the MIB.

    4) What about the DHARMA people? - Some scientists came in the 70s to study the island. Backed by Wittmore. Ben betrayed them and killed them all.

    5) Why was that little boy so important in the first season? - The DHARMA guys were kidnapping children for their research. They were studying why women can't give birth on the island. That is the answer. Not really a great explanation. Maybe they will reveal more about this in the finale. If not, that will be kind of a dissappointing reveal.

    6) What happens to Claire’s baby? - Thats not really an unanswered question. That is "what happens next" question. Maybe Kate/Claire return to be Aaron's mother in the final episode or maybe they don't. Either way, the baby is being cared for so it doesn't really matter.

    7) What is the significance of those numbers? - The only significance is that the numbers are linked to the candidates. They were listed in the cave and on that viewing mirror device. Somehow being linked to the candidates supposedly gives the numbers their magical properties. No further explanation is coming. The creators of the show kind of dropped the ball on that one.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  131. MCW

    a good chat...

    http://blogs.chron.com/tubular/archives/lost_chats/

    May 19, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  132. T-bone

    I think the ending will have Jack, Sawyer and Hurley sitting in a diner waiting for Kate to try and parallel park her car....as Locke keeps looking at jack from the bar and then walks past him on the way to the can. All while the song Don't Stop believing is playing.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  133. bumpspeed

    I love all the people who comment on a board about a series that they do not watch. You then complain about a show you know nothing about and procede to call names and pester people.

    What is more idiotic? People watching a show that simple minds can't understand and ususally don't watch? OR, the people who don't watch then wasting their time commenting on a board about the very show that they don't watch because they are too slow to understand it.

    There is a http://www.lego.com website that you could probably provide some generally helpful advice on. We don't bother you with your devices of entertainment. Please don't bother us with ours.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Secret Agent

    @ Jared – Sayeed was told to kill MIB by stabbing him before he speaks. He did just that, and it did nothing to MIB. I think that was just Dogans plan to have Sayeed killed.

    I have a feeling that the island being under water was due to the nuke. In the flash sideways, the island is under water.

    Desmond has the uncanny ability to resist electromagnetic occurences and survive. The light cave tore MIB apart, creating smokey and a body (which jacob laid to rest in the cave). If Desmond enters the cave, it will destroy the island, like putting a strong magnet in a CT scanner.

    I believe that smokey can't harm Desmond either because of his resistance. Jack and Desmond will most likely need to team up. That room widmore put desmond in seemed to me to be some sort of electromagnetic reaction room, either designed to destroy smokey, or contain him like being in a cage. Something tells me, widmore's technology will be used to destroy smokey, or contain him indefinately while Jack watches over him forever.

    I also think many of the remaining losties will die on the island, and be 'reincarnated' in the flash sideways at the concert, where they will all suddenly remember, and realize they are finnaly off the island, living the repaired versions of their lives.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Connecticutian

    I think we may get a surprise insight into what Desmond meant way way way back when he met Jack in the stadium: "See you in anotha life, brutha" :-)

    May 19, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  136. charlie

    I think Jacob showed us how to remove his ghost this week – burn the ash. We know from last week where MIB's remains reside. So, to kill MIB, burn his remains.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Lew

    Maybe it was Rose and Bernard that got Desmond out of the well?

    For all we know they're still living on their own little corner of the island that nobody (not MIB, not Widmore, no one) seems to care about.

    We know that they just want to be left alone and not get involved but maybe they happened to come across the well with Desmond in it and threw down a rope for him to get out?

    Just throwing that out there as an alternate theory on how Desmond got out of the well.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  138. woody

    Jack couldnt drink the wine in water because MIB broke that bottle in the Richard Alpert episode.

    Jacob is a weaver not a winemaker.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  139. RB

    OK, I have never watched Lost, but have always been intreiged by the buzz.
    But after reading this, I'm thinking I made the right choice. "Flash sideways", "magical hidden stream", "island-aware", "mystical light".
    Honestly people, from the outside, it sounds really silly.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Victor

    JL I don't think its a question of Jacob punishing his brother. I think its just he never wanted to kill him in the first place and since the Smoke Monster is all that remains of his brother he didn't wish to destroy it.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  141. ZZZ

    When asked about how to kill the MIB, Jacob hesitated, then said he did not know if he could be killed. The hesitation made me think that maybe Jacob would regret the MIB being killed, because he is (was) his brother. The MIB was a victim of fate as much as Jacob was. Maybe, the MIB will be redeemed, and not killed.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Cindy

    Good point about Desmond bringing everyone together at the concert, EXCEPT Jack, our new island guardian, who now must go get his father's body. It also jeopardizes his still fragile relationship with his son, because he promised he would be there. Perhaps that's his sacrifice because ultimately he won't be able to be in both places at once.even if the other's lives merge in the Sideways. Do we know for sure that young David, Daniel, and Driveshaft (Charlie walked away?) are all playing at the same concert for Eloise?

    May 19, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Margaret

    I don't think Widmore is dead. I remember an episode a very long time ago when Ben made it into Widmore's bedroom and you thought he was going to kill Widmore, but I think Widmore said something like, "You can't kill me, you know the rules." Hmmm. Does anyone else remember this? Could it mean that they have been subject to the magic on the island in some specific way also? The plot thickens.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Victor

    I don't think that there will be a new Smoke Creature. You heard jacob himself, the Smoke Monster was the result of his mistake, when he threw his brother into the light. This means the Smoke Monster is not necessary. What Jack has to do is what Jacob never wanted to, kill the last remaining traces of his brother.

    It will be really interesting to see if Jack is up to the job. For some reason I believe that Sawyer will die trying to make up for his mistake in the submarine. All in all the finale should be interesting.

    Oh, and to all you answer seekers, please try to internalize right now that all your questions will not be answered (some for sure, but not all) and learn to live with it.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Artz

    My prediction is that Jack Bauer will become the new protector of the island.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  146. JL

    I think the story behind "Smokey" being pure evil and killing all it just a tale that Jacob invented to get help keeping him on the island. I'm leaning towards believing that it's not good vs. evil, but rather Jacob punishing his brother for all eternity for killing their "mother". If that's the case, it seems a bit of a let down... when this series first started, I thought I was watching perfection. I just hope it doesn't turn out to be a revenge device by Jacob.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Matt

    I don't think Jack is the new Jacob either. Wasn't he supposed to drink the wine bottle, not water? My guess is Desmond is the new Jacob..err will be.

    I too like the theory that Locke is still smokey in the sideways reality, but dies not know it. he made it off the island, and Jack will kill him operating on him...or something like that.

    I think that Sawyer and Ben will play the biggest roles in the finale...someway... I give up on theories :) I am probobly all wrong...that is why I will have to watch.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  148. CrazyKat

    I haven't seen this theory so far, but I'm new to this blog–could the island be the home of the lost city of Atlantis?

    May 19, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  149. ALOHAHEART

    At the beginning of the season, we saw the island at the bottom of the ocean. Did that portend that Smokey will be successful in his quest to sink the island? Then what? Armageddon? so many more questions!

    May 19, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Goodjoojoo

    I agree with all your pts. Seeing this episode does make the prior one more "likable" and it shows how it served this episode. Also, the sideways alt timeline is definitely getting more interesting. But I wonder if Jack will stay as the "keeper" of the island? And when sideways Locke finally "lets go" what will happen to MIB and/or any of the ppl for that matter? What if Locke comes back and helps Smokey come to terms with his angry and lets him RIP? And mb Locke and/or Jack become protectors of the island?

    May 19, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Jo from NY

    I think Lost will go down in TV history as the greatest mystery show ever! All the actors deserve Emmys! The whole ensemble! I have never seen anything like it. It had everything you could want in a show. And fans will be discussing and contemplating what it all means for a long time! Fantastic and complicated show! Congratulations to the cast and crew and thanks for all your hard work! Whatever way it ends it surely will be missed. There is nothing else on TV like it! All I can say is all the best to everyone involved in the show!

    May 19, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  152. chaitanya

    I think watchin LOST is a waste of time.. dont get me wrong but its a rdidiculous show.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Bill in Dallas

    Whatever happens Sunday night is gonna be good! Wasn't surprised that Jack is now the "protector" of the island...Loved the scene with
    Ben shooting Charles Whitmore. Smoke monster/Locke was so cool with it. Definately Desmond holds the key to whatever happens at the end. I think it will be him that finally kills Locke because Locke wants to find him so badly. Looking forward to what happens at this concert. Desmond is so 'matter of fact" about this concert. I want to see Jin and Sun together and make sure they are all right on Sunday night. There are parties planned everywhere in Dallas for Sunday night. Whew! That was a great episode last night and then I had to watch season ending of "V"...any of you guys out there V fans?

    May 19, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  154. TC

    Can someone answer these questions;

    What happened to Walt's dog?
    What happened to the rest of the Oceanic plane survivors and Others; are they still around the island on their own, just not being shown? (I know some were killed off for various reasons over the series)
    What happened to all the children that were kidnapped at night in season 1?
    I thought the plane on Hydra island crashed, yet they refer to using it as a way for MIB/everyone to escape? (I know, it blew up a couple of episode's ago)
    Was the Dharma Initiative always part of/aware of Jacob's plan to protect the island?

    May 19, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Banana

    They could have done a lot more explaining last night.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  156. KJD1966

    Can't wait for next Sunday! Last night's show was a redeemer over the disappointments of late. It's beginning to come together in the final moments...just like any good thriller out to! Again, looking forward to Sunday!

    May 19, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Erynn

    I still want to know how Jacob came to have knowledge of all the candidates – and have a mirror to watch them all.....

    May 19, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Janice Kelly

    I absolutely love Lost and I truly enjoyed last night eposide. I do think alot of you are taking the show to seriously....hey it's a tv show...not real life. Sit back and enjoy the ride.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  159. Fox Mulder

    This show has always provided twists and turns. I predict that since they are making it obvious that Jack is the new Jacob he will actually become the new smokey creature somehow. This will allow a Kate or Sawyer to become the new Jacob. My guess would be Sawyer as they have a lot of bad blood between them and Kate is kind of like the mother of the two young boys.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Nookleerman

    As someone who has never watched a single episode of this show, I have to ask, what the crap are you people talking about? Taking a chilhood form, smoke monsters, mystical lights, magical hidden streams, alternate realities, and the list goes on and on. Good gravy, that's a lot to get from a "Castaway" spinoff (kidding(mostly)).

    I know this show has more twists than a..thing..that twists...a lot. But look at it from my perspective. I mean, I've been an outcast most of my life for having discussions much like this one about the many varied scifi shows, but since it's mainstream I guess it's okay to sound crazy. I'm not judging, good onya if you've been able to keep up with this thing.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  161. bianconero

    Quickly @Laura
    I agree with you that Jacob and MIB's stepmother seemed manipulative and her answers about protecting the island were not convincing.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Pete

    @ Zach

    search the valenzetti (sp?) equation. It explains the numbers. Moreover we know the numbers were put on the side of the hatch.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Lisa S

    OMG !! Loved the show last night! Can't believe it's going to come to an end....now what am I going to watch!?
    Loved the line Flocke had after Ben killed Whidmore. And where the hell did Miles run off to? I don't think Richard is acutually dead just on the other side of the island. My theory is that it will take all of the candidates to kill off MIB along with Richard and yes even Ben. But I believe Desmond will be the key to doing in the island.
    I can and can't wait for Sunday....bittersweet.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  164. maxwell

    How about this, as the good vs. evil/black vs. white war begins on the island and as the concert takes place in the alt universe, the 2 time lines are coverging and Jacks mysterious neck injury is from Smocke slashing his throat on the island at the same time he kills Smocke, the island sinks and it all merges to one timeline. We're left not knowing for sure who actually lives or dies.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  165. The_Mick

    Since Jack is now Jacob ("Now you're the same as me.") does that mean Smokey can't kill him?

    If so, will he try to use Ben for that purpose? Will Ben, knowing so much about the island, have a trick up his sleeve that wipes out Smokey (tied somehow to Locke's "letting go" in the parallel timeline)? I could also see Ben, in the process, becoming the new Smokey.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Pete

    @ Ashley

    yes but that would require effort. Alot of these people just want to complain, whine, and generally be unhappy and unsatisfied with the show.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  167. alex

    @MCW – sawyer IS a father.. we learned that after they got off the island the first time.. kate made a promise to sawyer which was to go find the daughter and that was the main reason jack and kate broke up. jack felt that he couldn't trust kate because kate wouldn't tell Jack what the promise was as SHE promised sawyer not to tell anyone

    since Sawyer basically abandoned his daughter and the mother, it doesn't make him a very good father which is what probably makes his life crap.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Zach

    I feel like they have answered most of the questions. They just provide answers in a storytelling way.

    The one question that they won't/can't answer is the numbers. The only explanation is that the numbers are linked to the candidates (i.e. the numbers on the dial). I heard an interview where the creators basically confirmed this. They simply introduced it in season 2 without any idea of how it would work.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Jumanji78

    I do not think that destroying the island and killing MIB are mutually exclusive. Meaning, I think BOTH event could occur. Perhaps, Jack and Desmond will find a way to kill Smokey, and in some related way, the island will be destroyed.

    Maybe Smokey thinks he can leave the island by destroying it, but others, either Desmond, Jack or Ben, may find a way of killing him. I think chronologically, Smokey will get killed first, and then the island will collapse.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  170. lilli

    Just a thought. Jacob"s brother is dead. His and his fake mother's bones were found by Jack. When Smokie was released from the cave by Jacob, he had taken on his brother's likeness to torture Jacob.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Cindy

    Boring. Unimaginative. Uninspired acting. Listless writing... What is the point in not revealing anything in this episode? HUH??! What show were you watching, "Used to love..."??? Clearly nothing will please you. Loved impish Desmond going around like some sort of cupid, jogging some more memories, and seeing Rouseau and Anna Lucia. Loved the Jack/Locke sideways thing coming full circle at the hospital. Loved Ben shooting Widmore, "He doesn't get to save his daughter". I told you they weren't done with Ben! And I assume there is something significant in the fact they have now located Christian Shephard's body. Just wondering how I will "let it go" after Sun night? Great stuff!

    May 19, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Brian

    After all the questions, I think the biggest question of all is why they had Sharon Osborne be the narrator for the preview of the final episode. If they only answer that question, everything else will fall into place.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Avram

    I think that somehow, the people who are dead on the island will be replaced by their living counterparts in the flash sideways,

    May 19, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Ashley

    If you are looking for answers, go to http://www.lostpedia.com

    There are so many people putting answers to questions on this board and they are wrong! Lostpedia has the scoop to what you want to know. If you want to know about Dharma (and how it was the Hanso's that bank rolled it), then check out lostpedia!!

    May 19, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  175. DUH

    lost in lost said..."Flash Forward to an unknown time...beach scene...Sawyer next to Jack on the beach...Sawyer turns to Jack and says "Do you know how badly I want to kill you". Jack turns to Sawyer and says "Yes"."

    Congratulations on being the 5,683,589 person to suggest this incredibly uncreative and unimaginative ending. Thanks god you're going to be wrong and that the writers are smart enough to come up with an ending that is not so lamely predictable.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  176. lostie

    as soon as jack shook his head, i knew without a doubt he made up his mind to take over.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Vern

    everyone is talking about a 2.5 hour final show... Yeah 45 minutes or more will be commercials. It will move along slow and finish in the last 5 minutes

    May 19, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Brian

    @Taren

    Lapidus was most likely killed aboard the submarine. They showed him being flattened by a hatch door that was blown out by water pressure after the explosion.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Lonestar

    Who si EVERYONE forgetting about???

    Rose and Bernard are still alive and living on the island – hummmmmmm!!!!!

    May 19, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Alvatar

    OOPS! My last line should have read...

    Alone and lost for all time, since he can not take his own life and no one else is on the island to release him.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  181. heather

    Yes, finally some answers from last night's episode. I am so looking forward to Sunday evening,

    I liked it when Ben asked Smokie why he doesn't just fly around from place to place in his smokie form and Smokie said "because it reminds me of how I was human before...". Good stuff. So they were definitely humans and not aliens as one of my previous theories worked.

    I would like to see Jack and Kate together but I think something will happen so Desmond helps Jack to kill Smokie. But Jack will then have to remain on the island to protect it even after Smokie is gone. Kate & Sawyer will end up together in real time OFF island. I think somehow Juliet will come back and she will stay with Jack ON the island. Who knows...whenever I thought it was going this way it goes the other way. Love the zig zag plot lines. Will miss the show as there will never be a show like this again.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Alvatar

    You can sure bet Ben will turn on MIB. First he was promised by MIB that he could have the island if he killed some people. Then at the end of the show, MIB said he was going to destroy the island. MIB is soing back on his word to Ben.

    Richard can die, just not by his own hands. So, is it possible MIB killed Richard? Maybe, since Richard wasn't one of the candidates.

    And what about Miles. Perhaps it was him who helped Desmond escape from the well.

    I don't see the sideways time line as the happy ending that everyone thinks it will be. Jacob said they were all brought to the island because their lives were miserable and they were alone. If that is so, then why is everyone more or less leading happy and fulfilling lives in the sideways timeline.

    I think what will happen is that when Desmond gathers everyone together in the sideways timeline, it will twig all their memories. At the same time, the memories of the survivors on the island will be enlightened to the lives they had in the sideways timeline. The sideways timeline will disappear, and all that will remain will be their memories. This will result in their sacrificing themselves in order to stop MIB. The island will still exist, with Jack being the only person left. Alone on the island. Being the protector of the light with no other threats against the 'light'. Alone for all time, since he can not take his own life and no one else to release him.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Lew

    @Lost Lover – I don't think Shannon is old enough to have a teenage son. Besides, didn't Boone tell Locke he went to Australia to get Shannon out of a relationship with a guy but was unsuccessful? Well if that relationship was with Jack then it would be odd that Jack would be on the flight back to L.A. but not Shannon.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Lost Lover

    No... Just me... you are not the only one... Once Season 6 is released on DVD, i am going to have to do a Lost marathon, Season 1 thru 6, just to see if i missed specific things that may end up making sense...

    May 19, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  185. JUSTME

    Have never missed an episode and I am more confused than ever. Am I the only one???

    May 19, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Keeley

    For the life of me, I cannot figure out how anyone could think poor or lazy writing! Look at all of the thinking that this show requires. That is good television people! There are plenty of shows that you can watch that require no more than mindless vegetation. Feel free to switch to one of those if Lost is sooo...poorly written...

    May 19, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Lost Lover

    Does anyone think that maybe Shannon is the mother of Jack's child, hence why she wasn't on the plane in the season opener? hmmm... food for thought..

    As for the light... what the hell is it and how did it get there? AND will they ever answer the question on why all of a sudden, if you got pregnant on the Island why the mother dies during second trimester? Ethan was born no problem back in the 70's, so i am assuming something happened shortly after that...

    I cannot wait for Sunday... Thank god for digital cable boxes so i can watch it early...

    May 19, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  188. woody

    I dont think the island is about Right or Wrong/Good or Evil anymore.

    It's now about protecting the light from Man so it can't be used for Evil. Jacob was just rying to find someone who needed a purpose. Yo dont need to be a Saint to be candidate. You need to have the ability to do whatever it takes not to let the light get into mans hands or man will destroy itself.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Lew

    In addition to Juliet, we haven't seen Michael, Walt, Shannon, and Mr. Eko in the flash sideways. Technically we haven't seen Aaron yet either but he hasn't been born. We haven't seen Richard, but unless he also doesn't age in the sideways reality, he would long be dead.

    There are a bunch of other lesser characters that we haven't seen either (such as Nikki and Paulo) – not that they really matter.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  190. bumpspeed

    If you read MSNBC.com their review of last night's episode included a question/statement about a mini series. That peaked my curiousity.

    As for how everything will go........it is a TV series. It is meant to be entertaining. Will I like/agree with everything they do, NO. But I will watch and be entertained.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Joe Peoria

    I am going to give this show exactly two more episodes to get better or I am not watching it anymore.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Scott

    With DHARMA and the purge, even if they decided to get rid of DHARMA because they were too close to finding the source of the light, Jacob (who wanted people to choose to be good) and Richard (who did not want to sin again or go to hell) would not murder them. They would have found some other way to get them to leave or stop their work.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Pete

    @ Jack Merridew...alright so then there is the answer to 9. Not saying I know everything but most things have been explained.

    @ Craig...answers 2,3,4,6, and 7 are not opinion but are pretty much obvious and drawn directly from the show if you have been paying attention.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Bill

    Locke promised Ben the island if he killed some people.
    Then Ben was told by Locke that he wanted to destroy the island.
    Thats got to sting a little.

    Seems to me that if the island ends up at the bottom of the ocean that will make a movie problematic.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  195. TOMAS

    Are ther still questions unanswered???

    I don't think so.... see... The statue, dharma, stations, people at the temple, etc, is the result of "allowing other people to come to the island", it's clear that the guardian (or the island itself) has always allowed it.

    All the weird stuff like polar bears are the result of the experiments of Dharma.

    WALT??? it's clear that some people hae had the abbility of leaving the island and coming back, so it's not a crazy idea that the Dharma folks just sent him away after they captuder him, because he was of no use to them in the in the island. Yes, maybe he had "special powers", but that was why Jacob chose him, but that wasn't a concern to the Dharma folks.

    Of course there won't be a "scientific" explanation to what the island, or the source are, it's just a story.

    Eloise and Widmore? It is nw clear that CW was also told by Jacob he needed to potect th island from MIB. I beleive Eloise knows better and she will play a significant role in the finale.

    What else is there to answer????

    May 19, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  196. woody

    DHArma was experimenting with the magnetic fields under the island they were probably getting to close to the Light for Jacob.So it was time to get rid Dharma.

    I mean if MIBs tribe of people (last weeks episode) could get to the light im sure Dharma could too.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Stryder

    To Woody:

    OK thanks now I remember! So wouldn't that go to say that Julliette died in the 70's which is why she's no longer present?

    Time travel gets confusing!

    May 19, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  198. woody

    When the bomb went off it transported them back to normal time. 1st epsiode this year.

    In the other timeline the island is underwater.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  199. Scott

    With DHARMA, my question is what happened with the purge... If Jacob was giving Richard instructions, and Richard coordinated the purge with Ben, then Richard (and Jacob) helped to murder a lot of people including innocent women and children. This was Richard, Ben, and Jacob (by proxy). So this is a huge thing that needs explaining.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  200. woody

    The Whidmore killing was pretty much a let down. Why was he and dodo bird Zoe even hanging around Bens old house.

    He was supposed to be a major player and got nailed doing nothing .

    May 19, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Stryder

    Isn't Juliette dead? Afterall she died in the explosion on the island in the 1970's so in the current timeline, both on the island and off....wouldn't she be dead?

    Did I miss the part where the people on the island jumped from the 70's back to present day? Am I not remembering that part? Or do we not even know what time period the current island is in?

    May 19, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  202. torqued

    I keep expecting to see Walt show up. Since the show took so much time building a mystery around him, why hasn't he resurfaced?

    May 19, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  203. lizmnv

    I loved the flash sideways. Hope the next one brings an update on Juliet.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Craig

    Sawyer is father to Clementine, but is not involved in her parenting whatsoever. He isn't behaving as a father. Kate was behaving as a mother to Aaron.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  205. TOMAS

    Completely agree with @jarred Jacob is the "bad guy", or better.. the "confused guy", he is making his own game, because he doesn'y know better. On the other hand, when MIB "died" came to udestand everything (a bit relegious, but could be).

    Jacob told the candidates they were brought to the island because their lives were crap, but in fact he manipulated their lives right from their childhood, thus making him the cause of their crappy life. JACOB is the one screwing them up and MIB is tryig to set them free, destroying the island and giving them the flash sidlines life, wich is much much better: Sayid's Nadia is alive, the Kwon's are together, Hurley can end up with Libby, Sawyer with Juliet (Who I still think is Jack's son's mother), Claire with her baby and Charly, Desmond with Penny, Lock walking wth his girlfrend, Daniel and Charlotte and of course, Jack and Kate together.

    So... if MIB wins, the isand is destroyed (or sunk underwater) and the alternate life becomes the real life and EVERYONE is happy!!!

    May 19, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  206. MCW

    kate was only a surrogate mother
    jack is a father in the sideways timeline but not inthe original timeline
    i don't think sawyer is a father at all

    May 19, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  207. Riley

    I have been thinking about the light, especially in the context of it being The Source. I did some reading concerning the meaning of "The Source" and one of the articles talked about the Akashic Records. When I googled that phrase, it defined the Akashic Records as being the collective thoughts and consciousness of all people. This collective consciousness is like an ordered filing system where every thought, action and event that has happened, is happening or will happen is recorded. The Akashic Records are believed to be a sort of library in a plane of existence not accessible to ordinary people. I also read that a soul about to be reincarnated can go to the Records to research alternate realities for the life that they choose. There are also guardians of the records. I am just curious if anyone sees any simililarity to the description of the light on the island.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  208. CJ

    I think Penny is the mother of Jack's son. NOT Juliet. That is why she will be at the event - not only will she be watching the son play, but we learned a few episodes ago that Daniel Farady and Penelope/Penny would both be playing at the concert which appears to be hosted by Eloise Hawking and/or Charles Widmore. I think Juliet will still end up with Sawyer. Penny with Desmond. Jack with Kate. - all in the sideways timeline.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  209. jack merridew

    @Pete

    9. Women couldn't concieve because dharma was abusing the island. They were living in houses with frigs which indicates they didn't respect how special the place way. This was a punishment.

    now ur just making crap up, cuse has stated clearly that the problem with child birth was a direct result of the incident, not punishment for living in houses as you just created in your head

    learn to lie better

    May 19, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Greg

    Kate is "sort of" a mother, but Jack and Sawyer are really fathers.......why doesn't that count for disqualification?

    May 19, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Fred

    Is Juliet the only one not shown so far in the Sidway?

    May 19, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  212. steve wanninger

    We've waited six years for this? What a poorly, lazily written season. Lame.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  213. jack

    they will all take LSD at the rock concert ..the island will merely be a mass hallucination...as was the show.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  214. PietHein

    Jacob could not access his mature form since Hurley still held on to some of his ashes. As soon as he had his 'whole' body back, he appeared as the adult Jacob again.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  215. Taren

    Lapidus was nowhere in sight. I think he freed Desmond from the well

    May 19, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  216. Brian

    I believe that Desmond is the key, the way to kill "smokey" is same way he was created, by throwing him in the light which JACK cant do which is why he needs Desmond to bring Locke back into the light which will destroy him without killing Desmond....It's a realistic idea then again this is LOST we are talking about who knows.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  217. Wendy

    PJJay

    I think Desmond said she wasnt ready yet... not she's already there.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  218. Rev

    I think Jacks wife in the sideways will be Jacob and smokey's mother. It's going to be interesting....

    May 19, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  219. Ethan

    Here is my lost theory for the finale:

    1. Jack will be killed by smokey
    2. Kate will take control of the island-why else is she still around
    3. Juliet is Jack's wife in the flash sideways
    4. Smokey is not killed, he just remains on the island
    5. Ben is truly good and gets killed in his quest to cross smokey

    May 19, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  220. newsqueen123

    The island represents life. Jacob/Jack represent the good in the world and Smokey represents the evil in the world. It will be a very open ended, philosophical ending that will rely heavily on your own belief system. We won't get any definiate answers because that's the way life is. No one really knows what it's about or how it all started, but they have their own theories.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  221. AMR

    They all seem to be heading to this big benefit concert- hosted by Eloise (Faraday) Widmore- Daniel Farady is performing, his half-sister Penny is going, Charlie was supposed to be there, Jack's son is performing and Jack is going, so is Miles (it's for the museum his dad works at, who is the same doctor on the island).

    May 19, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  222. Craig

    The producers have hinted on more than one occasion that WATER will be a significant clue to the finale.

    They mentioned it again in a recent interview noting MIB's conversation with his "mother" in the well when he explains the groups plans for the donkey wheel to channel water into the light.

    Note also that Smokey cannot travel over water, he has to use a boat.

    Makes ya think that the answer is going to be from WAY left field and not what anyone thinks at all.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  223. C

    I loved this episode and I cant wait for Sunday.

    Jack becoming the new Jacob is bitter-sweet for me. I like that he knows his role, is willing to take it and seems to want it but I also feel sad for him because he is leaving his other life behind and will clearly never end up with Kate.

    Ben is trying to con the Smoke Monster but killing Widmore was just an added bonus for him.

    Finally I really think we are going to see a major crossover with the LAX timeline and the Island timeline. I know I'm not saying anything new but it seems pretty obvious(at least to me) that that is going to happen.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  224. lost in lost

    Flash Forward to an unknown time...beach scene...Sawyer next to Jack on the beach...Sawyer turns to Jack and says "Do you know how badly I want to kill you". Jack turns to Sawyer and says "Yes".

    May 19, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  225. bikerdude

    OK PEOPLE MY VERSION... the light is the portal to hell, when jacob pushed his brother in there it released the MIB... due to the electro magnetic island he cannot leave. If he ever leaves the island the world does not exist and everything will be consumed with evil and death. Its the constent fight between good and evil.....and hopefully good will prevail. Everyone that was killed off on the island went back to their lives with no memories or flashes of ever being on that island. Sun and Jin are alive, So is Boone and Charlie you will see on sunday.....

    May 19, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  226. mike

    If you could have ONE question answered, what would it be?

    May 19, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  227. Wendy

    I H8te Lost But I Used To Love It: Seriously? Good grief! Sounds like you need anger management classes. Take a pill! If you dont like it why are you watching and reading articles about it? It's your choice. Don't watch if it makes you that unhappy. Many of us love it that is why were are here reading about it. I find your rant to be disturbing. I for one cannot wait to see the finale. I wish the show could go one longer. It's great TV (not teevee) lol

    May 19, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  228. Craig

    Pete, most of those are your opinion. No need to get smart-assed.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  229. jack merridew

    @ Gregory T

    1) Who built the statue and why did it look like that?
    -also want to know this
    2) What happened to the other survivors left on the island (like the lady whose cancer was cured and her husband from the tail section)?
    -they are living in the jungle, and theres only rose and bernard everyone else was killed by flamming arrows
    3) Those people in the temple who cured Sayid, where did they come from?
    -doubt we will find out
    4) What about the DHARMA people?
    -i just wanna kno who bankrolled them and how they got to the island
    5) Why was that little boy so important in the first season?
    -thye gave up on walt by the second season, failed candidate i would guess
    6) What happens to Claire’s baby?
    -he grows up to be a hobbit
    7) What is the significance of those numbers?
    the venzetti ** equation, its the equation a mathmatician came up with to figure out when the world would end and each person represented a different number and factor

    May 19, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  230. JImmy Boy

    Craig, hope this helps...but remember, this is my interpretation of these answers. Like many books, prose and films, some of it should be left to the viewer...

    1. Who built the statue and why? Remember when Frodo gets nailed by the flaming arrow whent he group was jumping through time? I believe they were travelers from the Middle East who built the statue, and that it faced their former land. Many groups have been drawn to the island, and it is apparant to the island has existed for many years (if not since the dawn of time)

    2. Why did Jacob have these people treating him almost like a deity? Ummm... the dude lived forever without aging and could revive people, show up wherever he wanted

    3. What is the significance of the cabin? What's up with that? It was a shelter built by Ben's father if I remember correctly for the family to live in
    4. Who was in the chair when Locke heard "Help Me"? Who said it? I think it was MIB posing as Christian. he needed help getting off the island and he tricked Locke into doing that

    5. Why does ash keep Smokey out? same way garlic keeps away vampires?

    6. Where is Walt? Yes, I know he's with his grandmother, but where in the story? Walt had powers, but his bullet train through puberty hurt his involvement in the story... I think it was a Harry potter effect where he grew older too fast and they kind of worked him out of the story

    7. Why did Widmore have to leave the island/banished? We know he was there with Jughead, but done before Dharma...he obviously either left unwillingly or left thinking he could go back. Maybe it was that he wanted to harness the power for his use and someone stopped him

    8. The bodies of "Adam and Eve" would be LONG gone if they were 2,000 years old and just left out unburied. Jack noted that the remains only appeared to be 40-50 years old. Why? They were in a cave and away fromt he elements. Plus they were special.

    9. Why can't women conceive and give birth on the island and why was that shown to be so significant? Obviously the power of the island has something to do with conception and birth on the island. As long as you didn't try to do both, you could succeed, but if you did, you died...they tried to figure out why, but no answer was found...like a medical mystery...curing cancer?

    May 19, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  231. BMac523

    Can someone please tell me why Desmond ran over Locke and beat Ben? Is it because he is getting payback or is there some other reason?

    May 19, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  232. exchase

    Cannot believe I am not there to discuss with Adam and Donna!! What am I going to do? Still lots of questions to be answered.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  233. woody

    All I know was that most of you were totally off on the mummies in the cave being Rose and Bernard. Told YA!!

    Pretty much none of the theories on this blog ever pan out.

    So here is my bad guess:
    The Concert will be led by Jacob and all the Lost characters will be in his ochestra or his life's tapestry and then some will say:
    This is Mr. Jacob's Opus.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  234. Carol

    Craig, the writers may not answer all of your questions in the final episode, in which case they are open to interpretation. I think we can presume that the magical propertiesof the island have existed for millennia, and that throughout history, many groups of people have been shipwrecked on the island. A group of ancient Egyptians may have been drawn to the island and built the statue and the temple with the hieroglyphics to honor that which they could not scientifically explain. Jacob was deified because, again, science could not explain his existence.

    If the writers don't explain the significance of women not being able to give birth on the island, then we can just chalk it up to environmental factors. In our real world, our surroundings contribute to increased cancer rates, heart disease, and infertility, among other afflictions. The writers may have used this story line merely as a vehicle to introduce the character of Juliet and add suspense to who the father of Sun's baby was.

    Widmore was kicked off the island because he wanted Ben to kill Danielle Rousseau's baby, so Ben exiled Widmore when he came into power. That question was answered.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  235. matt

    Last nights episode helped out with a few answers..im still skeptical of Jack being Jacobs replacement..especially when Hurley said " I'm just glad it wasn't me" Jack is what everyone is betting on and from what we all know about the show nothing is ever what it seems. Sawyer also has a lot of guilt for Jin and Sun, what role is that playing in the show for Sundays last episode.

    Im going to predict that Jack and Smokey are going to be in their battle when Locke is on the operating table, more then likely one or both of them are going to die on the island and im guessing that the same thing is going to happen in the operating room.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  236. PhillyLostie

    Obviously Jacob made the "water into wine" with the blessing/prayer he said over it.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  237. Pete

    1. In a show about black smoke columns and time travel, you are concerned with where a statue came from?

    2. Jacob basically is a diety. He can grant life. He influences people's lives. But he doesn't want to directly spell everything out. So why not treat him like a diety if that is what he is.

    3. Jacob occupied the cabin at one point, but was driven from there by MiB.

    4. MiB said help me. It was one of the many steps in his long con to get locke's dead body to the island so ben could kill Jacob.

    5. The same reason sonic fences keep him out.

    6. Walt is in NYC. He is one of two people who has seen the island but is living off of it. Not suprising they wouldn't want to drag two kids through all the stuff in the last couple of seasons.

    7. For getting with Penny's Mom (an off islander) as was explained by Ben when they were at the dock.

    8. Some things are well preserved. They are called fossils. But its the same answers as number one.

    9. Women couldn't concieve because dharma was abusing the island. They were living in houses with frigs which indicates they didn't respect how special the place way. This was a punishment.

    Anymore brain busters?

    May 19, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  238. charlesofcamden

    OMG... I am absolutely dizzy with confusion after reading this summation of the penultimate episode, which I wasn't able to watch. OK, full disclosure – I haven't ever watched even a single second of Lost in all its years on the air, so I can't say anything good or bad about the show itself. Still, after reading some of these comments, I feel as if my understanding of the show is about on a par with that of many long-time viewers. I may even tune in to the final episode to help me decide whether it would be worthwhile to rent Season 1.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  239. MCW

    observations...
    1.) jacob said "as long as you nan,: not "as long as it takes"
    2.) jack siad he'd do it way too fast
    3.) hurley said at one point "i'm glad it's not me" – that's got to be some sort of foreshadowing moment
    4.) loved how ben reverted to his old confident and shifty character

    May 19, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  240. PhillyLostie

    Yes, I agree that it will be Jack's son concert, Dogen also had his son playing in the last recital that Jack's son was in. Believe the island will go down alogn with Smokey and the sideways will become the reality. Bet alot of "choices" will have to be made. If anyone recalls, Jack had a bloodied neck after Juliet blew up the nuke, then he didn't....We are just seeing evrything that transpires due to the nuke blast...thus "it worked." the island will not longer be an issue. The light of the world will shine on...

    May 19, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  241. Super_lost

    I don't think Jack is Jacobs replacement. Didn't Jacob have to drink the wine from his mom to become the replacement? Jack just drank water. I think there is more to this then we think.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  242. dezli

    Double LMAO @ Jared

    May 19, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  243. Michael Jackson

    Damn, just as I finally have some free time I get hooked on lost.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  244. Love Lost

    @Pete

    Thanks for the explanation. I forgot that Ben killed Jacob. So much information to retain! Can't wait till Sunday night.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  245. Jared

    Pete I agree with you re: Mom being the Smoke Monster. Wiping out that village was sign #1, but sign #2 was....MIB killed her the exact same way Dogen told Sayid he needed to kill MIB. Stab her in through the chest before it can speak to you.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  246. monalee50

    It's Love.....plain and simple. In the alt-world, all of them are searching for that one true love – except Locke. I think that's key. Remember the conversation that Daniel Farley & Desmond had in the alt-world a few episodes back? They talked about lost loves. I think that conversation is what brought the island world back to Desmond's memory and awakened him to what had to be done. I think last night's episode proved that love is the strongest motivator for any action. Love will motivate good to destroy evil.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  247. JackSprat

    Jack has been a ferret-faced sniveller from day one and I am bitterly disappointed that he is the new Jacob. I would have loved for it to be Hurley, who has been a calm, steady and loving force since the beginning.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  248. Nick

    Please end this waste of air time soon!!!!!!!

    May 19, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  249. Pete

    @Craig again...

    She could do all of that by being the smoke monster. She seemed to know what happens when you enter the island's glowing hole. So it is concievable that she was a smoke monster (or similar) before she died. It seemed like Jacob and MiB sort of split a responsibility that had once been held by a single person.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  250. BMad

    I really think the most satisfying way for the show to end is with Jack and Sawyer left on the island, put into the roles of Jacob and MIB, with Sawyer ending the show with a great witty line aimed right at Jack. That would be perfect!

    May 19, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  251. KELLY

    Why didn't any of them ask "Why is it so important to protect the light on the island?" What is it?

    May 19, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  252. Ellen Calderon

    I found this video on the ABC web site for Lost and it's a fitting tribute to all Lost fans – the words, scenes of the show and music are so emotional – it brings it all back – all 6 years – ENJOY

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iggE4ImYwyc&w=640&h=390]

    May 19, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  253. nattyb

    @ Mr Ecko...I like where you are going with this....althought I cannot help thinking that MIB cannot swim so maybe he drowns with the island (that Desmond and Jack sink) and all ends well. I also like the idea that Jack remembers his calling on the operating table...would be crazy.

    Side Note: I think there are potentially two different concerts. The way I saw it, Drive Shaft coulnd't get it together to play Eloise's concert. The concert I think they are referring to is Jack's son's piano concert, where he will be playing. Unless I am way off. Why else would Jack's son's wife be there if not to support him? I dont know. Not sure if he is so good that he is the replacement for Drive Shaft.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  254. KKKKKatie

    I H8te Lost But I Used To Love It:
    For someone that hates the show, you sure spend a lot of time thinking about it. :-)

    I for one will miss it when it's over, call me nuts but I got a bit teary eyed last night. I know some of it might never make sense, and some people don't get it or like it and that's okay. We all have different taste, that's why there is more than one TV show available for viewing. :-)

    I have enjoyed the ride!!

    May 19, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  255. Terabill

    I'm very excited about the as-yet-unplanned movie which will answer some of the questions the upcoming finale will raise.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  256. bob6699

    It's becoming crystal clear that the sideways reality in LA will become the lone reality at the end of the series. Many, but not all of the recently departed (namely Sun and Jin) will be alive and well and their poor daughter won't be orphaned. Others will live and others will die and I look forward to the finale.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  257. Laura

    @bianconero
    For some reason I just didn't trust the step mother. I wonder what else the island could possibly need protecting from once MIB is gone. I'm hoping that I am right because I want all of them to finally get off the island!!

    Another thought that I had was that with all of Sawyer's remorse about the deaths he thinks he has caused will cause him to go a little darker. A small chance. But the comment from last night after Jack accepted, "Well, if he didn't have a God complex.." I could see in the finale Jack and Sawyer sitting on the beach replacing Jacob and MIB...
    Just a thought...The finale could go any number of ways so Sunday needs to hurry and get here! lol!

    May 19, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  258. KKKKKatie

    I know this question is a bit off track but can anyone tell me if we have seen Jack's ex-wife and the mother of his son in the sideways story line. If so, I can't remember . I admit that sometimes I get a bit LOST. :-)
    Who is she or don't we know yet? I don't think it's going to be the woman he operated on and married in the first seasons. I think it might be Juliet???

    May 19, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  259. Craig

    Oh and how in the hell could that old woman have filled in that huge well with dirt and killed an entire village of burly men alone...all in the time it took for MIB to be knocked out and wake up? Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  260. Michael

    What an episode. Fate/free will came full circle last night – it was truly like watching an episode from season one or two and watching how things have changed, yet remained the same in the past 6 years. If the producers truly planted those ideas and that discussion in our heads so early with the intention of wrapping things up this way, they truly must have had things planned way ahead of time. Bravo – let's see it all come to a head this Sunday. I can't wait. http://thesmogger.com/2010/05/18/looking-at-lost-the-five-best-risks-the-show-ever-took/

    May 19, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  261. Craig

    @ No Solace. I don't say I deserve answers. I just think if you make these things seem SO important to the story line and then just drop them, it's lazy writing.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  262. Pete

    @Love Lost

    Jacob needs a replacement because eventually smokey will kill him (as he did with Mother, the protector before Jacob, and with Jacob himself, via Ben). The island must have a protector before the old one can move on...hope that helps

    May 19, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  263. Dave

    I can't wait until this show ends. The show's name is just where I am "Lost". Don't get me wrong, I really love this show but there are so many things going on I'm spending way to much time trying to figure it out. I just hope it ends with all the answers.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  264. Craig

    @ Pete. I am a pretty avid fan. I'm pretty sure the questions I have have not been answered.
    1. Who built the statue and why?
    2. Why did Jacob have these people treating him almost like a deity?
    3. What is the significance of the cabin? What's up with that?
    4. Who was in the chair when Locke heard "Help Me"? Who said it?
    5. Why does ash keep Smokey out?
    6. Where is Walt? Yes, I know he's with his grandmother, but where in the story?
    7. Why did Widmore have to leave the island/banished?
    8. The bodies of "Adam and Eve" would be LONG gone if they were 2,000 years old and just left out unburied. Jack noted that the remains only appeared to be 40-50 years old. Why?
    9. Why can't women conceive and give birth on the island and why was that shown to be so significant?

    I can go on.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  265. elsie

    Jared, your comment WINS.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  266. bn

    Last night's episode was brilliant and ranks right up there with this season's "Happily Ever After" Desmond-centric episode! It was amazing! Questions were answered and you begin to feel a sense of closure and finality looming on the horizon, all the while still keeping you on the edge of your seat begging for more. The sad part is, there is only so much more!

    Perhaps my favorite moment of last night's episode was revelation that Kate very well could be a candidate. It answered a few questions... 1) Why was she (and everyone else for that matter) brought to the island int he first place? 2) Why was she STILL there considering her name had been crossed off, thus implying that she was NOT a candidate? 3) And exactly why was her name crossed off? The writers answered these questions in an excellent fashion by revealing that she was a candidate all along... that her name was crossed off because she had a child at home... and that, furthermore, the names on the wall were nothing more than names on a wall! While they bore a degree of significance, they weren't a guideline as to how things are going to play out!

    Last week's episode was a horrible disappointment in its production value. In hindsight, it did begin to answer some big questions though and set the stage for last night's amazing build-up to a what will hopefully be an amazing series finale!

    May 19, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  267. No Solace

    I don't get these people who feel they "deserve" answers or "deserve" to have characters behave a certain way. It's a tv show that you get for free. At what point do the writers/producers owe a debt to you?

    May 19, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  268. BamaLostie

    People – the producers and writers have stated that they will NOT answer every question. That's part of the fun, leaving it all up to your interpretation. So don't get your hopes up that every single question you've ever had is going to be answered. It's not. And don't come back to this blog next Monday complaining that they didn't answer your questions. It is what it is and at least they have given you a warning that all questions will not be answered.

    In a recent issue of Entertainment Weekly dedicated to the end of LOST, Matthew Fox says of the finale: "I think it's beautiful. If we all did our jobs right, I really feel it's going to be terribly sad, but at the same time be really cathartic and full of hope. It has the potential to be really profound. I will say this: It's not going to be what anybody thinks it is. I know a lot of people have written a lot of theories about how this will end – and I'm pretty sure nobody guess it."

    So chances are, all of our theories are wrong and we will be left with a complete surprise ending that we can all be satisfied with. It was stated that the final scenes will be "bold, implicitly clear yet open to interpretation, and bring boxes-of-tissues emotional".

    Can't wait for SUNDAY!

    May 19, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  269. Stryder

    I have to say I think Richard is dead, albeit a little unceremoniously.

    I know he can't "die," but that does not mean he can't be killed. Didn't he want Jack to blow him up?

    I think we all agree something huge is going to happen at the concert. I think Jack will be there though. He's going to go pick up the body of his father and have to take that to the concert to keep his promise to his son. I think that body might be a portal for MIB to come from the island.

    By the way how did Hurley begin to recognize the events from the island so clearly? I cannot seem to remember!

    May 19, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  270. Mr Ecko

    @ ajsnskool

    Very interesting thought...I think you are on to something-

    May 19, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  271. Love Lost

    Love it, love it, love it. I, too, will be sad to see the whole thing end. It's been such a wonderful ride.
    I do have one question....why does Jacob need a replacement?? Somehow, I missed that explanation.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  272. Liz

    What if Jack dies before the show is over, and he has to pass his "powers" along to another candidate. Perhaps that has something to do with why he keeps finding blood on his neck in the alt timeline. Perhaps in the final battle he is severely wounded, and just before he dies he tells Kate (or whoever is with him at the time) that they need to become the island's protector, and when they ask why he responds "Because it has to be you..."

    May 19, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  273. Jackson

    I cannot believe how many people fail to understand Dharma. Jacob himself has already said "we tried letting people live on the island once, and look what happened". These dharma people were allowed to live on the island, and got wrapped up in studying the ectromagnetic energy and anything else they could think of (like it's effect on certain animals they brought to the island to study, like polar bears).

    Ok, so what more do you need to know? They were given a chance to live there and they screwed it all up for themselves.

    Why do people always insist in having to know more. Why isn't knowing that enough?

    May 19, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  274. Pete

    @Craig

    What questions do you have? I'm pretty sure I can help you out like I did for Greg T.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  275. Hawkeye

    Oh, and for everyone thinking that Jack will continue on as Jacob, or someone else actually being Jacob, remember that at the beginning of the season, the island is shown underwater. Locke is seen in this episode saying he is going to destroy the island. I'm guessing that the island somehow does get destroyed and everyone remaining on it goes down with it, including Jack and Smokey, as the two timelines converge.

    It would seem to make sense to dispense with all the characters in one timeline when the island sinks so as to not have two sets of characters when the timelines converge. So Jack, Locke, Sawyer, Kate, Hurley, Ben, Claire, Miles, Desmond–they all go down, but live on in the alt timeline. The only person I can remember leaving the island and not actually dying is Walt. I don't know how to explain that one away, but everyone else would be dead that has been there (I think).

    May 19, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  276. Pete

    @ Gregory T.

    1. Statue origin is uknown, but in the season 5 finale it was shown to be tawreet who is an Egyptian diety.

    2. It can be assumed by the meeting between Rose and Bernard and the losties who were going to detonate the nuke, that R&B peacefully lived out the rest of their life on the beach with vincent (the dog)

    3. Those people were just like everybody else on the island. They were drawn their as potential candidates but it didn't work out.

    4. What about the Dharma people? They all died during the purge.

    5. Walt was important because he apparently had connections to two dharma interest areas (zoology and paranormal activites). They found him to be too strong and his powers were scary and uncontrollable.

    6. Aaron (Claire's Baby) is with his grandmother probably living a normal life in Australia.

    7. The numbers were put on the side of the hatch during construction. They also relate to the Valenzetti equation.

    There hope that helps.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  277. kmk

    To enjoy the movie Lakehouse one has to give up trying to figure out the time line. Same with Lost. You can't figure it out. You can just enjoy each show. I doupt in the end it will be an End. Even if all our questions are answered we will be left with new ones!

    Will miss the Lost "family".

    May 19, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  278. Tommy

    In reference to the following ...

    I don't see Jack having to protect the island as long as Jacob did. I think it will all come to a head on the finale and Jack will figure out how to kill the MIB.

    I don't know why there has to be a protector since the show never showed any attack on the source of light. But the mother of Jacob/Smokey was needed as a protector before Smokey came into existence so I would assume a protector is needed if Smokey would be killed. Still don't know the significance of this protector role but maybe it will be explained better on Sunday.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  279. Jeff

    It is clear now that the flash sideways will be the "happily ever after" timeline for everyone. Which would indicate that things are going to turn very grim for everyone in the "real" timeline.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  280. megan

    I think the island always needs protecting. The light is still there and THAT is what they are protecting. It's just that Jacob "made a mistake" by pushing his brother into the light – which their mom told them never tp do – and now evil has been kind of released from it. Once MIB is dead the imminent threat is gone – but the light still exists and needs protecting. BTW I think that only the "chosen" ones can actually find where the light is.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  281. Mr Ecko

    Predictions:

    1) MIB escapes the island, after Jack and Desmond sink the island. Everyone life is altered and all flash to the sideways version.
    2) John Locke in side-ways is still MIB posing as John Locke, but memory is wiped of the past just like all other Losties
    3) Jack will keep remember his calling and kill John Locke on the operating table.

    Could be a little far-fetched....but possible......

    May 19, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  282. PJJay

    Just two thoughts...

    Driveshaft perfomring at the concert and Desmond's curious comment when Hurley asked if Anna Lucia was coming with them and he replied, "She's already there."

    May 19, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  283. Craig

    @ Pete. I know that have said that, but my opinion is that is just lazy. If you write something into the story, answer it. If a novel ended with this many unanswered questions it would be deemed a bad novel. If you took the time to put it in the story, make it seem important, then answer it. It's a TV show for god's sake, it wouldn't be that hard. Like I said, they are making it seem like it was their plan all along to leave unanswered questions, but I think it's more a case of "oops, we didn't have as much time as we thought".

    May 19, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  284. ajsnskool

    Didn't anybody else notice that while Desmond is drawing virtually all the key players TO the concert, his phone call to Jack, posing as the Oceanic airline rep, had the sole purpose of drawing Jack AWAY from the concert... to pick up- that evening – the "found" coffin containing his father's body. (Jack can't exactly tell them to hold onto the coffin til he has time to get there, Jack has to go to the airport to "pick it up." The way I read this, Des wants everyone at the concert EXCEPT Jack, who not so coincidentally, is the island's new protector. So whatever is going to happen, its going to be big, and Des is making sure Jack isn't there. BTW, love the last 2 episodes because for me, they really did explain a lot.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  285. Hawkeye

    So Jack's job as new Jacob is to never let the light go out - metaphor perhaps for something else? The light inside of all people that is hope or love? The light that is referred to in the Bible in John 8:12, where Jesus says "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

    There have always been Biblical overtures in this show, and the free will aspect now is apparent. Jack chooses to be the new Jacob, not that he has it forced upon him. Any of the others could have chosen as well. I think there are some parallels to Revelations as well–Revelations 12 in particular.

    My one guess at what might happen in the finale is that everyone that was on Flight 815 will also be at the concert - which would lead to some fun reunions for sure. Boone, Mr. Eko, Michael, Faraday, Juliet (who I still think is the mother of Jack's son), etc., and somehow this leads to a convergence of the split realities. Probably won't happen, but would still be fun to see.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  286. Waggin' Avenger

    Jack will not be the new Jacob, this is LOST people, nothing is as it seems. Jack will die but in doing so trap and/or defeat smokey. Desmond will then become the new Jacob, he lives outside the destructive power of the island, he will be able to come and go from the island as well as through time with no ill affect. Fear Hurley!!!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  287. May

    @ Jared...funny

    I was never a big of Ben's, but after not hearing from him for a while, I think I appreciate hsi charactera dn what eh brings tot eh show a lot more. I don't think that he's turned back to the dark side. He always took his job as "the chosen one" very seriously and now that he know that the monster "was summoning me ", he wants revenge.

    Is anyone suspecting that Kate is David's mother....or Juliet I guess...the blue eyes. Anyway looks like we might find out Sunday.

    I'm excited for Sunday. I'll be glued to my TV starting 7 sharp. I don't think I'll be disappointed but I know I won't get all of my answers. I will miss this show and all the characters. I've grown quite attached to them and the island. What an escape it was each week to sit and watch and theorize, analyze and comment.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  288. Pete

    Would people please stop saying "I don't think they are gonna answer all the questions"? Because they aren't going to. The producers have already said some will be left up to interpretation. Another fact is that many Lost viewers miss or refuse to interpret their own answers. I bet you that half of your questions have already been answered and I could explain them to you, but you just weren't quick or observant enough to pick it up. So quit being dinguses and stop whining.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  289. bianconero

    @Laura

    I agree that Jack may not have to protect the island for as long as Jacob did. There is a loophole in your reasoning, though. Apparently the island needed to be protected even long before the creation of the MIB. Jacob and MIB's (step)mother had been protecting it long before the two boys were born.

    I'm not saying you're wrong. In fact, think that this may be the case but apparently the island was in constant danger before the MIB.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  290. Jessica

    This was a good episode. I don't know how I feel about Jack taking over Jacob's role as Island protector, since I feel like he and Kate should be together OFF the island. But, he also seems like the only likely candidate to do the job well.

    I do think Ben will turn on Locke Monster, at least I hope so. I hope all his humanity isn't lost at the loss of his daughter. Although the man was slime in previous seasons, so it's kind of hard to really feel for him.

    I was glad to see Ana Lucia back and I found it funny that Hurley recognized her. I was trying to think back to Hurley's island-time revelation in the flash-sideways time sequence. He remembered Libby, when they met up, which I guess means that he remembered everyone else, including small characters like Ana Lucia.

    I'm anxious to see what will happen with everyone coming together at the concert. Jack, Kate, his son, perhaps Claire, Desmond. Does this mean Jack and Kate are meant to be together if they finally meet up?

    And finally, I felt like the Jacob and candidates scene was kind of a let-down. I really wanted them to ask Jacob more questions, all the questions that have been built up about him and the island. Instead they just sat there, sort of stunned about his presence! I guess maybe seeing a God ghost will do that to you.

    I can't wait until Sunday for the finale. I'll have to write it on the calendar, so I don't forget!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  291. Sharon

    I am hoping that Juliette is the mother to Jack's son! And I am still hoping she and Sawyer make it together in the sideways time line. They are doing a GREAT JOB with answering many of the questions. Too bad the show is almost over,,,,,I would love another season or two of just the Sideways timeline stories and the back stories like the one on Richard and Jacob that were awesome!!!! LOVE LOST!!!!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  292. Windy

    Miles continues to crack me up with his witty observations he's one character I'll really miss. Ben was back into form and you know he has a plan but I suspect the Lockster has the ability, if not to read minds, to sense peoples motives. I really wanted someone to ask Jacob where he was going now that he's dead (or whatever he is). This was one awesome episode that made up for last weeks clinker and I LOVE YOU ROUSSEAU, MARRY ME BABY!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  293. Margretasmom

    Loved last night. No one is talking about who narrated the preview to the finale. Sounded like Cinderella's fairy godmother. Maybe Eloise Hawking? And why this female narrator we've never heard before?

    May 19, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  294. Gregory T

    I'm anxious to see how this ends, but the commercials were really irritating! I am hoping the Finale will have limited commercial interruptions (yeah…right!) and they actually answer a lot of the questions.
    1) Who built the statue and why did it look like that?
    2) What happened to the other survivors left on the island (like the lady whose cancer was cured and her husband from the tail section)?
    3) Those people in the temple who cured Sayid, where did they come from?
    4) What about the DHARMA people?
    5) Why was that little boy so important in the first season?
    6) What happens to Claire’s baby?
    7) What is the significance of those numbers?

    May 19, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  295. Sarah

    ha, yes grambino, that was Jared's point. he was making a funny...:)

    May 19, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  296. Lost_lover

    The LOST finale is not going to be the event of the decade...but the event of the century!!! LOVE LOST!!!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  297. Laura

    I don't see Jack having to protect the island as long as Jacob did. I think it will all come to a head on the finale and Jack will figure out how to kill the MIB. When Jacob told Jack to drink the "magic" water, Jack asked how long will I have to do this, he responded with as long as it takes. So I was thinking if Desmund and Jack team up and kill the MIB that it will all be over. I don't see a reason to protect the island once the MIB is out of the way. So there may still be hope for Jack and Kate as far as the love aspect of the show goes but I am more interested in the answers :)

    P.S. Richard is not dead!! Atleast I don't think he is – he cannot die!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  298. Kristen

    I hate comparisons to Harry Potter so forgive me for this one. I have long thought that Ben was Snape. For many reasons, he is the kicked-too-often puppy that just wants love and acceptance. I think that Ben will end up sacrificing himself to aid Jack and therby earn his Sideways world redemption.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  299. megan

    LOVE IT!!
    I am wondering if the flash sideways is the reality that they will all find themselves in IF Jack is successful? Does that make sense? Perhaps this is how they "can" live once they have been exposed to the island and have changed. Or maybe that is totally wrong?
    I love the symbolism throughout – philosophy, religion, etc... that is definitely not by accident so I am anxious to see how this ends up.
    I feel sad as can be that my favorite escape is about to end. What a perfectly told story.......it just doesn't get better than this!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  300. JJ

    Terry O' Quinn deserves an Emmy.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  301. Jared

    Last night was great. All season long I have thought that MIB was actually the good guy here. Now I apologize for throwing a twist like this in but here goes. The way that the alternate timeline is shaping up is showing that everyone is alive and that they all will know they lived this other reality. Last week MIB said to Jacob "It's my game, one day you can make a game of your own and then make your own rules". The island was being protected by their "mother" who in no way showed to me that she was a good person. Lastly at the beginning of the season we see the island under water, which to me means MIB is going to be successful in destroying it. So WHAT IF...What if in order to make things right, MIB has to destroy everything, win Jacobs "game" so that people can get back to their lives. I know it's far fetched and I have much more to say than this but that's why I Love this show. It brings out so much thought in the viewers. Can't wait until Sunday

    May 19, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  302. Craig

    ...and also....I expect some major stuff to go down at the concert, as well as possibly some overlapping time travel (love that stuff) a la Back to the Future. Remember that other outrigger that was firing on the Losties that were jumping around in time? Who was that?

    May 19, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  303. Craig

    Jack has noticed blood on his neck before, right? I think we have yet to see what this is about, but it will be MAJOR. Loved seeing Danielle again, and loved the "we'll kidnap you" comment. Too funny. Yes, it was obvious that Jack was going to step up, but we would all have been disappointed if it weren't him. Question: If Jacob was the one bringing people to the island to prove some cosmic point about human nature to MIB, doesn't that just make the job of protecting the island that much more difficult on you? Why not just keep it hidden?

    May 19, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  304. bzed

    It's not over yet?? Enough already.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  305. I like to read...

    I think it will end with Bob Newhart waking up next to Suzanne Pleshette talking about having just had the strangest dream...

    May 19, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  306. SLACK

    Now Jack is the new Jacob, so no Jack and Kate ending up together. I know it's cheesy, but I wanted them together to give that happy ending. We will see what the sideways story gives us. I'm thinking it's not going to end neatly with the island gone and everyone living happily ever after in sideways land.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  307. Frank

    I expect the concert to be one of the biggest events in the show's history! Really going to miss the show

    May 19, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  308. grambino

    Well @Jared your in luck since there is only ONE more episode left ever.

    I have come to terms they are not going to answer all the questions, but I just want the main ones answered and I will be satisfied. Complete blindside when Ben killed Whidmore.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  309. Lulu

    I got so excited when Desmond mentioned they will be going to a concert. I hope we will see Charlie there! "You all everybody!"

    So sad that this show is ending. What I love about Lost is that it brings so many people together for great discussion and entertainment. I wil truly truly miss all of the characters and especially all of Sawyer's funny comments and nicknames. Great show!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  310. Truth

    A very liberal show, it will not be missed.
    But I think that seeing Sun nekkid would boost ratings.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  311. Katie

    LOL @ Jared. That really made me giggle.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  312. Mick

    jared May 19th, 2010 10:19 am ET

    Seriously, I am getting fed up with LOST. I will give it one more episode to get better or I am done watching it for good!

    Awesome!!! LMAO!!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  313. Ray

    What is the meaning of the light and what it represents? Does the island represents a philosophical and spiritual journey of all characters while that their flash-timeline is actually the real one and island is some sort of shared-dream which connects them all...

    we will see.....

    May 19, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  314. Sheryl

    Loved last nights episode, but I seriously doubt they will answer all of my questions. I'm just hoping for a satisfying ending where the screen doesn't go black (ala The Sopranos. I'm not sure if I will ever get over that one after investing so much of my time watching the series lol).

    May 19, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  315. nikki

    absolutely LOVED last night's episode! I can't wait to find out how this is all going to work, although i'm pretty sure we are still going to have questions about things. kate is going to see jack at the concert and they're gonna get their "flashback" because they loved each other just like charlie got his when he saw claire and the same with desmond when he saw penny. i think that juliet is the mother to jack's son, and sawyer will go to the concert with miles and he will see her and they will get their flashback to the island. i also think that this concert is going to have something to do with eloise and her son daniel, and then daniel will meet charlotte and i bet they were able to get charlie back, and since jack is bringing claire...etc etc. i think it will be a great event and I can't wait til sunday night!!!!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  316. 007fx4

    Agree that Ben will likely double-cross Locke. Still believe Sawyer will become the new face of Smokey considering how bad he wants to leave the island. Also thinking Kate will somehow become the catalyst for that final transformation. Desmond's going to be key in outing Locke but Sawyer taking on that role will be somehow be a twist. As with all great writing, I'm expecting to be left with some satisfaction but also a great desire for more. Wonder if all this could somehow be turned into a movie franchise...

    May 19, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  317. bianconero

    Good episode. I liked it. Some questions were answered indeed. But there is more, in my opinion.

    What's the deal with DHARMA?

    I knew that Sawyer will feel guilty for killing his fellow losties. Can it still play a role? It seemed like it.

    What will really happen if the Man In Black leaves the island? in other words, why is it absolutely cruicial for somebody to protect the island and its light.

    Was Jacob a ghost during the conversation with the candidates? If he hadn't burnt his ashes, couldn't he simply go on and face the Man in Black? And in regards to Jacob's ashes: Can ashes really burn? Wouldn't ash turn to ash? So maybe Jacob is just tired of his role and wants a replacement (He told Jack the job is yours for as long as he can do it . Maybe Jacob can't any longer.)

    Jacob told Kate that her name is just a wall and a chalk and the job is still hers if she wanted it. Well, it suggests that nothing he's ever said or done was definite. Anybody could be the candidate.

    Well, one this is certain. The finale will reveal David's mother. I'd say there is no reason it could not be Sarah. But I guess the fans want it to be Juliet.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  318. I H8te Lost But I Used To Love It

    LMAO @ Jared

    May 19, 2010 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  319. themunchkin2005

    I LOVE LOST!!! but I am very skeptical about them answering all of the questions that I have in 2 and 1/2 hours. I sure hope they can!! I guess we will see on Sunday!!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  320. Norm

    I must admit that right away I wasn't a big fan of the flash-sideways this season, but now I can't wait to find out how that comes together!! It's hard to imagine this all being wrapped up in 2.5 hours, but I have faith they'll do a good job!!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  321. Jared

    Seriously, I am getting fed up with LOST. I will give it one more episode to get better or I am done watching it for good!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  322. I H8te Lost But I Used To Love It

    Boring. Unimaginative. Uninspired acting. Listless writing. After 6 seasons and the next to last episode these people felt the NEED. The absurd NERVE to continue to try and keep secrets. What is the point in not revealing anything in this episode? Are they really going to go through the 2 and a half hour finale and reveal everything in the last 60 seconds of the show. This had so frustrated me last night when Widmore whispered into Locke's ear the secret of Desmond. I was like W T F is the point of that??? I wanted to kick me TeeVee screen in. And don't get me going on the wispy, cartoonish voiced female who narrated the preview for next weeks show. If THAT'S any indication of how serious they are taking Sunday's finale I think I might pass.

    The only good thing about last nights show is it reminded me of the last time Lost was actually good. And that was when Benjamin Linus was the main protagonist controlling the island.

    Rant over. Sorry if I offended anyone but this how Lost made me feel. Yeah, it's a TeeVee show and there's one episode left but after 6 years and all the hype I think we deserved better.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  323. Cathie

    So many questions! So little time left!!! LOVE this show!! And love the way Desmond has become the caretaker/hero. Remember: He took care of the island for a long time. Whatever is going to happen at the concert is going to be HUGE! I can't wait to watch!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  324. swright

    Finally some answers! I was very pleased with last nights episode, though not suprised that Jack ended up as jacobs replacement.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |

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