Here’s the one thing I know absolutely about last night’s episode: That was the best “What’s in the Box?” revealing since Seven.
Otherwise, that shit was crazy.
What I liked best about the episode was clearly the fake Locke/Jacob and “they’re coming” stuff at the end. The one thing we knew for certain coming into this episode is that Jack was going to blow something up and fuck with the space-time continuom and what not.
Thankfully, the story last night was mainly driven by fake Locke/Jacob and this loophole. Without that, all we really are left with is Jack bombing things and whatever happening. Not saying boring, just saying, predictable. However, the way they did it left me with the, “motherfuckers, I seriously have to wait 8 months to see another one of these?” reaction.
Which is good.
To hold folks over they changed the logo of Lost from white writing to black on white writing. Which absolutely has significance, just don’t look to me to tell you.
So, fake Locke and Jacob.
Jacob can’t be just dead. You don’t go around intervening and presenting choices to all these people just to have Ben stab you a couple times and let it be over. I mean, if you’re leaving in a boot for centuries and there is an evil guy out there trying to find a loophole to kill you, you’re also going to be looking for a loophole to stay alive once the other dude figures that loophole out. So, I have to imagine Jacob has some other kind of thing going on. What it is, I don’t know.
I saw it suggested somewhere that the candidate thing that the pilot would be up for would be to use Frank’s body to inhabit Jacob’s spirit.
But, bottomline has got to be that if you’ve lived for all these damn years and haven’t killed yourself before, you aren’t going to be so resigned to a fate of Ben killing you.
I can’t escape the feeling that the scene at the beginning between the dude who would eventually inhabit Locke’s body and Jacob is going to be the most significant scene in the show.
Jacob brought a ship full of people there. It was a pirate ship, so way back when. The implication was that Jacob always brings people here because the other dude said, they come they fight, then it ends the same. So, either they’ve been doing this awhile or time is all fucked up with these dudes.
As well, the other dude tells Jacob that Jacob is trying to prove him wrong. Jacob denies this. That seems like it will be very important to the why aspect of the things that will play out the rest of next season.
More importantly, maybe, how do I know what is important to this show they just string me along, but back to fake Locke original saying that they come and fight and have it end the same…Jacob follows with saying that it only ends once. Until then, it is progress.
I’m not saying I know what that means, I’m just saying it’ll be important at some point in the spring of 2010.
Real quick, what happens to Juliet if something happens to the original folks? Is this why she had to go blow the bomb up herself, to separate from the originals? And also, Miles.
So, when Ben stabs Jacob, Jacob starts dying and before stop drop and rolled by Locke, he says, “they’re coming.” Is the they Jack and them? And, if they’re coming, who do they fight?
Do they just roll up and fight the people at the beach and try to convince them that Locke is evil…or I mean, the people on the beach already know that so…yeah, no clue. If the people who are coming are Jack and them and there is some sort of fight…is it the end of whatever or just progress?
One theory I’ve seen a lot of today elsewhere is that Jacob is asking people to choose freewill, while fake Locke believes things are predetermined and then you have that struggle. I didn’t think too much on it because every time I did the Rush song Free Will got lodged in my head.
Anyway, talk about the show in the comments. Don’t use the damn batcave thread.
Also…what lies in the shadow of the statue? No subtitles for that latin grammy answerin’ motherfucker.
I thought that the finale was amazing. Too much for one episode. I don’t know about you but I was up until 3am writing my post about the show and I didn’t even get the free will stuff that you wrote about at the end. I did write about the 37 top moments, quotes and questions at http://connectwithyourteens.blogspot.com/2009/05/lost-season-5-finale-incidents-top-37.html if you are interested. Here’s to 2010.
seems like Jacob went and touched the principle characters at a pivotal moment in their lives, except for Kate. Why was kate’s a lunch box theft?
Also – if Jacob was running the whole show, including the shadow of the statue people, who I thought would be the other others, then who the hell is on the Anti-Jacob’s team? Nobody? Doesn’t seem fair.
1. holy holy crap
2. holy crap
4. lol @ well your condo’s bout to go kablooey
5. jacob is hot
I was fa-lipping out when Sayid got shot! But I guess it didn’t matter anyway. Anywho, I kept saying that they were showing that clip where Locke held up the backgammon pieces to Walt for a reason. Black and white piece. Wowiewow wow wow. Why’s this guy want to kill him anyway? Why was Ben pushing for Locke to die so they could go back to the island? He must have known that this would happen. Unless he’s just some idiot who does what everyone tells him to. I’m starting to think that he is.
Ohhh my god Juliet & Sawyer :(((
Fuck Kate, and fuck Jack. Omg everyone is dead. 🙁 ohh my god.
btw I knew there was a reason why the new Locke was so freakishly smiley all the time…
also, jacob is hot.
Connect, that was a really good post.
Acadia, he was trying to ensure that she became a New Kids On the Block fan. Had she been caught she would have not had the lunchbox, sad about that and eventually be drawn into the world of grunge music and that would present problems for the island.
I don’t think Ben is an idiot, he seems to manipulate most, but he always went unquestioningly with Jacob’s orders as leader without ever seeing him, so maybe it was just Jacob manipulating folks before him.
And the question of “whys this guy want to kill him?” is really good and I haven’t seen it asked too much since Wednesday day. Guess we’ll find out in about a year.
i can’t believe the bomb didn’t blow from being dropped that far but then it blew by juliet tapping it
A spirit inhabited Locke’s dead body, yet, the bomb not blowing up you can’t believe?
Juliet was good at setting off the bomb as a part of her overall awesomeness.
And now her overall deadness. How have you not posted a tribute?
it wasnt locke’s dead body. its a whole other being.
what the fuck you on about?
Ben is a fucking tool, and I love that he was like “WHAT ABOUT ME JACOB?” and Jacob was like… what about you? Dude is no one in the grand scheme of things.