22
Dec
09

See ya in Los Angeles

White screened

All episodes complete! 42 agonizing days until the Lost Season 6 premier, and like you I am completely lost.

Now that was one hell of a finale. Lost fans what did you do on your summer vacation? “Um we argued back and forth if the timeline of the show was reset when Juliet blew up the nuke”. I have a very strong opinion on what happened (surprised?) but I’m hoping to hear all your theories since you can now comment without fear of spoiling me. But first the recap:

We see Jacob & an unknown “friend” (being called nemesis in some circles) enjoying a typical 1800s day by the fully erect statue by the beach. There is a boat on the horizon (presumable the Black Rock) and Nemesis asks Jacob why he brought the boat to the island when people always end up fighting and killing each other. Jacob says until the final end everything is progress. Nemesis remarks that  he will someday find a loophole and kill Jacob. Next we see flashbacks of almost every significant Lostie and how Jacob interacted with all of them at some point. Jacob payed for the lunchbox kid-Kate stole, lent Sawyer the pen he used to write the letter to Sawyer, prevented Sayid from being hit by the car that killed Nadia, brought Locke back to life after his father pushed him out that window, congratulated Jin & Sun at their wedding, picked up Hurley outside the police station and convinced him to get on AA Flight 316 and left him a guitar case, and finally visited Boobie-Fett in the hospital and asked her to do him a favor. Interestingly enough, Jacob was not in the flashback where Juliet found out her parents were getting a divorce. Back on the present day island Locke tells Richard to take all The Others to see Jacob and tells Other Ben he has to kill Jacob. Other Ben agrees because Dead SlingShot (Alex) told him to do everything Locke said and because he feels slighted that Jacob never met him in all his years as leader of the Others. We find out Jacob lives at the bottom of the four-toed statue (what lies in the shadow of the statue…the one that can save us…apparently Jacob) and Other Ben and Locke going in for a quality time visit. While Locke and Other Ben are in the statue it it is revealed that Boobie-Fett and her pals were carrying around  real-Locke’s body the whole time, making everyone wonder who is in the statue with Other Ben! Cut to inside the statue, Jacob congratulates fake-Locke on finding a loop hole thus revealing him to be Nemesis. Nemesis’ plan works and Other Ben kills Jacob and for just for giggles, Nemesis kicks Jacob’s body into the fire.

Back in 1977, Kate, SawFleur & Juliet break out of the sub and go back to stop Jack (they also run into Rose, White Bernard & Vincent who have been living happily ever after for the last 3 years). Juliet changes her mind several times but eventually decides the right thing to do is to help Jack reset the future by blowing up the atom bomb down the chamber of the unbuilt hatch. Sayid who was likely given a fatal gun wound from an earlier gun fight, sets the atom bomb to detonate on impact. Ghostbuster then wisely asks the question: “How do you know blowing up the nuke isn’t the incident??” No one has an answer for him and they decide to blow up the nuke anyway. There is a big gun fight but the Losties win and Jack throws the nuke down the hatch hole but nothing happens. Meanwhile the drill hits the pocket of energy and everything metal begins to be pulled towards the pocket of energy. Juliet gets tangled in a chain and in a heartbreaking moment Sawyer loses her hand and she is pulled down to the bottom of the hatch hole. Juliet wakes up badly injuried at the bottom of the hatch hole and sees the nuke is still intact. Using a rock next to her, she slams the nuke 8 times and it explodes and we get LOST WHITE-screened. End of season. AHHHHH!

I am sure time is reset. It has to be. There is no way the writers would tease us with the possibility of a reset and then not give it to us. Based on the name of the first episode in season 6 plus the fact that everyone and Aaron’s mom is on the season 6 promo cover (welcome back Boone, Sticks, Mr. Eko), I believe 815 is landing in LAX. The question is how do the events of the island converge with the new present? The past 5 seasons can’t all be for nothing, that would be horrible! The writers would have a revolution on their hands! We’d take to the streets, shoot fire arrows at the writers and send the black smoke monster at ABC! It’s possible the nuke was “the incident” all along and somehow that flashes forward all the Losties into the present where life is happy for everyone, but I just don’t see it. Obviously everything would change if 815 lands safely in LAX starting with the passengers not knowing each other. Here are a few other not so obvious changes in history:

  • Jacob is alive. If 815 never crashes, Nemesis’ plan can never use Locke. I bet that’ll piss off Nemesis
  • What will Desmond do with himself on the island? If the hatch is never built, how does Desmond occupy himself? Does he become an Other or is he killed by The Others? He also won’t meet Faraday in Oxford and who knows what the consequences for that are.
  • Ethan is never born. Sawyer saves his mother in the future. Also who knows all the consequences that will occur from the Losties not traveling back in time!
  • Other Ben might die from his back tumor. On one hand Jack won’t be on the island to save him (neither will Ethan), but on the other hand if the hatch doesn’t blow up then the electrocal systems on the island will be intact meaning Other Ben can leave the island on the sub Locke will never blow up to see a real doctor
  • Desmond will never tell Penny to call him on christmas eve.
  • The freighter may never find the island. I think the 815 crash gave Widmore a good guess on the island’ location and without the crash, he might not have been able to find it.

And there are the obvious consequences. The bad: Sawyer is still a conman, Rose, Locke & Faraday will continue to have their physical ailments, Prego (Claire) gives up her baby, Charlie remains an addict, Jin is still a bad person and Michael is alive. But there is some good: all the passengers will survive, Sayid will be reunited with Nadia and Indiana will live because they probably never find the island. Like Sawyer, I was voting for Jack NOT to blow the nuke. Tear.

Now my theory can totally be shot to hell because in someways it doesn’t make sense. IF the Losties never crash on the island then the nuke is probably never contained and it’s certainly never blown up near the hatch which means time can’t be reset!!! Ahh paradox!!! This is and endless loop and can’t be explained and is the best evidence that time will not reset. I wonder how the writers will respond. It’s also worth mentioning that just because the hatch doesn’t rip flight 815 in-half doesn’t mean the plane won’t have electrical problems and crash land on the island just like AA 316. In fact this is the most likely scenario.

With all the other topics going on, I’ve avoided Jacob & Nemesis. I doubt I am alone in thinking that Nemesis IS the black smoke and it can take on the appearance of any dead person on the island. Since it hates humans, black smoke seems to enjoy killing them after judging them (it judged Mr. Eko the same way it judged Other Ben). I also think Jacob & Nemesis are aliens who somehow got punished and are placed on the island which is serving as a prison. Nemesis blames Jacob for the imprisonment and that’s why he wants to kill him. Makes sense to me…

Finally, I need to talk about Juliet & Sawyer. I loved them as a couple and was heartbroken when she let go of Sawyer’s hand. You really felt Sawyer’s pain in that scene. Even before that scene I was pissed at Juliet for giving up on Sawyer just because he looked at Kate. Let it go!! Kate ain’t all that and you’re almost as hott and you’re way more together. Juliet, you disappointed me…

Next up on Finally Lost…I’ll recap season 5 and formally list my Season 6 predictions. I know many of you have been reluctant to comment on the blog for fear of dropping spoilers (thank you for this, and amazingly enough nothing was spoiled!) but I’d like to hear your thoughts and theories on the upcoming series. What’s going to happen??

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9 Responses to “See ya in Los Angeles”


  1. December 22, 2009 at 11:11 am

    My favorite projected name for Jacob’s nemesis is “Esau” (biblical brother of Jacob)…i’ve also heard him called “the man in black”, but that just makes me think of Johnny Cash. I always wonder about how long they have things planned out…consider Jacob & Esau are playing some sort of game with people’s free wills. Jacob is dressed all in white, Esau all in black. Then go back to the pilot episode, where Locke is playing backgammon with Walt:

    “LOCKE: Two players. Two sides. One is light … one is dark. Walt, do you want to know a secret?”

    Another thing to note about when Jacob visits the survivors. He physically touches them (well, most of them). Is he somehow marking them when he touches them? Predetermining their fate? Setting things in motion?

    I’ll wait to give all my predictions until your season 6 prediction post, but in general I think the timeline reset, 315 lands, but the survivors retain their memories of the island. Although, maybe there’s exceptions like people who die (Shannon? Boone?) don’t have the memories? I’m not sure how you could drive the story forward if they don’t keep their memories.

    As you stated, the implications of re-setting the time line are staggering, as it would create all sorts of paradoxes.

    Lastly, does anyone think that the title “LA X” is not as straight forward as we think? In reality, the code for the airport would be “LAX”, so what’s with the weird spacing/spelling? Is is meant to have a double meaning, like X = 10?

  2. 2 franny
    December 22, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Nice recap Ben, i forgot some of those mind-benders (or made myself block it out for awhile so I wouldnt go nuts continuing to torture myself over the paradoxes). The biggest thing for me is the whole paradox, if they dont crash, then they dont go back to prevent the crash, hence they crash. Unless maybe there is some other event we dont know about that also always happened to un-reset what the Losties re-set, hence they always had done the nuke, but this other thing always happens as well to ensure they crash. I also think the producers teases of time re-setting is a red herring, but what for, I’m not sure. I just don’t think they’d be that obvious.

    Brian – I’ve been wondering about that extra space myself but no theories yet on what it means.

    • January 20, 2010 at 11:28 pm

      Sorry for the long hiatus but yea you’re right the biggest problem is the damn paradox which points to it always having been the incident BUT I can’t believe the writers would tease us and not do a pay off..

  3. 4 Dave
    December 22, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Congrats on finishing up, Ben. I’ll have lots of intense theories to discuss with you shortly. But first, I think we should all take a moment to watch this:

  4. 5 Nater
    January 7, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Almost everyone assumes the nuke exploded. But what did we really see? Juliet hitting it with a rock multiple times and then the white screen. We ASSUME the nuke went off. But what if the flash to white was the pocket of energy doing something, NOT the nuke going off?

  5. 6 Dave
    January 10, 2010 at 5:29 am

    It was probably a combination of the two energies… and I believe Juliet hit the bomb (fittingly) 8 times.

  6. January 14, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Hey there!! Found your blog via Izi ( ncjl.wordpress.com ) and loved every single post of it!! 😀

    If you are intersted, I am starting blogging again, and Lost will be one of the many topics I cover. I have been known to ramble and go slightly TOO in depth into things, so I appreciate that from your situation you may be more casual about the mysteries and theories. At any rate, here’s a link to my first post if you want to check it out and follow my ramblings. I know I’ll be following yours 😉

    http://superduperstream.blogspot.com/2010/01/lost-theory-la-x-or-la-vv-or-la.html


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I have always had a difficult time waiting to find out the ending of my favorite movies, TV shows & books. My resume of obsession includes watching Season 1 of 24 in 3 days, watching Season 2 of 24 in 18 hours and reading each Harry Potter book in one sitting. Knowing that I would love and become obsessed with Lost, I decided to wait before the last season to begin watching it.

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