"Much more than they can see is how it will always be, believe me." - De La Soul, Much More (feat. Yummy)
We're going to to talk LOST but first you need to know the important stuff:
Begging To Differ
Too Much Free Time
Fair warning now. If you haven't watched, don't read any further.
It should probably go without saying that that was maybe the most satisfying season finale I've ever watched. It felt like a film. I couldn't wait to get through the commercial breaks and they were actually able to legitimately answer some questions without it being lame and providing whole new mysteries and completely repositioning all the pieces on our chess board to get us in a whole new place in the fall.
Yay! I love when TV is this good.
So, on to the key stuff that I've talked about at length at Too Much Free Time:
- Desmond David Hume is his name. David Hume is a Scottish Philosopher who believed we can never determine cause and effect. That we can only know the sequence of events. This is in contrast with John Locke's beliefs, not to mention Rousseau's.
- The Widmore family is the subject of The Bad Twin.
- Penelope...as in Odysseus's Penelope? The boat, the great journey, the star-crossed, long waiting love? Totally.
- Kelvin Inman is Joe Inman is Sayid's Gulf War torture trainer.
- Is Hurley the only one that hears the bird call his name?
- Is Hurley the only person that hears the voices when they are captured?
- Is Hurley cracking up?
- That Desmond crashed the plane makes perfect sense but it raises other questions. Did other system failures cause the plane crash for Eko's brother's plane? Does the general electromagnetism of the island pull all radar and navigation/compass based vehicles veer towards it? Hence the black rock boat and Rousseau's expedition and the inability of the small ships to escape the current of the island?
- Is Charlie nuts or is he high? Maybe off the vaccine?
- 4 toes? Giant statue? What?!
- Assuming Hurley makes it back to the beach, we now have our fearless heroes broken into groups of 3: Jack, Kate & Sawyer with the Others/Hostiles/Good Guys (which is exactly what I hoped for because now we get to start next season learning about The Others - Fake Henry Gale, Bea Klugh, Tom & weird Brunette Girl); Sayid, Jin & Sun on the boat or at the other beach; Desmond, Locke & Eko somewhere (I'm betting they come to in another hatch entirely); Hurley, Charlie & Claire on the beach. The beach is going to be fucked up. That is not a great leadership squad.
- I'm excited by the possibility that we're going to start to see parts of the larger world next season as Penelope comes searching for Desmond.
Thoughts? Now I don't have to watch any TV unless it's on HBO or TNT (or online) for the next 3 months. Awww yeah.