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I don't know how many other people have been counting the months to this 6th and final season... but Heidi and I have.   And while she had to go out for a working dinner last night... I got to hang out with my trusty dachshund Peanut and watch 3 hours of LOST happiness last night.  

Ok so a couple of huge reveals last night...  

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Jacob's dead, but Hurley can talk to him.

Juliet's final words were "It Worked" - what worked?  The alternate reality scenes where the plane never crashes?

The smoke monster...

and my big question...

Is Sayid now Jacob?


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Re: LOST Season 6 - Spoilers - DO NOT READ if you're not current on the show!
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2010, 09:23:41 AM »
Juliet's final words were "It Worked" - what worked?  The alternate reality scenes where the plane never crashes?


"It worked" means the bomb did go off, and the plane was prevented from crashing, even though Sawyer and the rest assume it didn't work because they're still observing the aftermath of the explosion. 

The episode explored two timelines, one in 2004 tracking the original pilot episode but where the plane doesn't crash, and the other three years later.  Many of the characters exist in both timelines, in fact we saw quite a bit of Jack, Sawyer, and Kate in both timelines.  My theory mid-episode was that all the characters who were alive in both timelines would have to die in one timeline or the other fairly quickly (which we seemed to be seeing, with both Julet and Sayid dying in a single episode) but now I don't know.



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Is Sayid now Jacob?

We haven't seen enough to say for sure, but it does seem that this ancient black/white duology of Jacob and "smoke monster guy" will now be carried forward with Locke (as the guy in black aka smoke monster) and somebody else, maybe Sayid.

We didn't watch the premiere until last night (hey, this newfangled DVR thing is cool) and had to be extra careful not to stumble across any spoilers in the 24 hour period in between.  Final season of Lost, though... can't believe it!
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Re: LOST Season 6 - Spoilers - DO NOT READ if you're not current on the show!
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2010, 10:17:19 AM »
The original timeline is different this time; Desmond appears on the plane, the "bitchy sister' (forget her name) didn't get on the plane, etc.  So it's not exactly the same, for reasons that I'm sure will be revealed over the rest of the season.

"Lost" has so many cool details, it's hard to keep track.  Anyone else notice that a character named "Bram" was killed with a piece of wood through the heart?   ;D
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Re: LOST Season 6 - Spoilers - DO NOT READ if you're not current on the show!
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2010, 11:27:22 AM »
Yes, the most interesting part of the new episode, to me, is that while the original plane didn't crash, everything wasn't quite re-set back to its original state in that one timeline.  Shannon isn't on the plane with Boone, several characters are missing or apparently in different circumstances.

Other most interesting stuff:  Jacob and smokey-guy finally start moving to the forefront of the story.
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Re: LOST Season 6 - Spoilers - DO NOT READ if you're not current on the show!
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2010, 11:31:49 AM »
Just watched it...wow this should be a good season. I just hope they don't blow it...

I can't wait to someday watch the entire series in order in a row as I know there are a ton of things I have forgotten from say seasons 2-4...and I am sure there are story line details which I am sure I have missed. Kind of like when you see a great movie a 2nd or 3rd time and notice new details...those "ah ha" moments.
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Re: LOST Season 6 - Spoilers - DO NOT READ if you're not current on the show!
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2010, 03:03:13 PM »
I missed the "Bram" reference... nice.

Right about the time I start to think I've noticed something interesting... I read Lostpedia and realize I missed 600 nitpicky details.

Hurley being the "luckiest guy in the world" was interesting. 

It's almost as if in the "reset" 2004 world... that the influence of the island, the numbers, etc... has been removed.

I love that Lindlehof and Cuse are calling them "flash-sideways"... instead of "flash-backs" and "flash-forwards"... 

And yeah - on re-watching the entire series... I'll be looking for a nice sale of the entire set on blu-ray in about a year (they come out in August).

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Re: LOST Season 6 - Spoilers - DO NOT READ if you're not current on the show!
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2010, 11:34:21 AM »
No posts here in a few weeks... I wonder what others think of the new season.

So far I think it's interesting enough, and I can't say I'm dissatisfied exactly, but the show seems to be headed toward an ending that's almost completely disconnected from the show's beginning.  More and more the focus is on things that are only now becoming important -- the temple and the people in it, for example, the lighthouse, the Jacob/Esau situation.

I'd rather see the story starting to work toward more of a resolution to the stories of Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Locke and the rest.  That's not to say they can't still pull this off, but the emphasis these last two seasons seems to be toward characters like Daniel Farraday and Charlotte and the people in the temple, who feel added-on and not a central part of the story's mythology.
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Re: LOST Season 6 - Spoilers - DO NOT READ if you're not current on the show!
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2010, 11:53:42 AM »
Yep, it may well be a myth that they had the plot figured out from the beginning.

I agree that it looks like a bunch of tacked on new directions that may not connect
too well with the initial seasons. Much as the time travel stuff was earlier.

Still a fascinating watch though. I'm enjoying it.
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Re: LOST Season 6 - Spoilers - DO NOT READ if you're not current on the show!
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2010, 12:12:17 PM »
I agree, this season feels kinda disconnected from the earlier chapters, but I'm hoping the resolution will be satisfactory.

I read an interview with the producers several seasons ago in which they stated that they liked stories with ambiguous endings, where all the loose ends are not neatly tied up for the viewer.  I sure hope they weren't serious.   :-\

This show is feeling more and more like a live version of Myst.
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Re: LOST Season 6 - Spoilers - DO NOT READ if you're not current on the show!
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2010, 01:43:00 PM »
Heidi and I both thought it was getting very Myst-like as well.

I'm loving the new season - seriously.   

I very much agree though that they had better do some major changes in where they're going very very soon, becase at the moment I agree with Mike...  it's like they're just tacking on all the time travel, temple, and Jacob.   

Pieces are all there - Hurley's been seeing dead people for quite a while...  They've been hinting at Jacob for a few seasons - we knew there was a temple (although I didn't expect so many of the "another others")

I thought the funniest thing was Jack looking at the lighthouse going something like "how'd we never see *that*"  ...  no kidding!   The island isn't that darn big.

Regardless - I'm still glued to the screen and can't wait for next week.

and how about that marketing stunt this week of "we can only show you a few seconds of next week's show..."   hilariously annoying!

Will they tie some of it back together?   I hope so...  they've maintained all along they had the ending already planned from pretty much day 1.
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Re: LOST Season 6 - Spoilers - DO NOT READ if you're not current on the show!
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2010, 09:10:03 AM »
I've been reading a lot on Lostpedia lately.   Interestingly - if you pick a major character or major topic and read straight through - basically in chronological order instead of the order presented in the show since it jumps forwards backwards and apparently sideways now...  things happening in the last season don't seem so totally out of whack as I first thought.

I've also read several comments from the writers/producers to not expect everything to be spelled out by the end... they love the mystery and plan to keep a lot of things unexplained.

Also - a little tidbit I noticed last night... apparently when the Obama administration moved the state of the union address (otherwise it was going to be on Lost season 6 premier night... )   Lindlehof and Cuse agreed to answer any questions President Obama had - and I guess he said in an interview asking who "adam and eve" are...   Lindlehof and Cuse said "great question - have the President call us!".

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Re: LOST Season 6 - Spoilers - DO NOT READ if you're not current on the show!
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2010, 09:23:19 AM »
I hope the show ends in one of 2 ways.  One is like how Battlestar Galatica ended.  It answered most of the questions and more or less concluded the series.  The second might be like how the original Prisoner ended.  The questions definitely were not answered but the allegorical implications made it worth it (Number 6 is Number 1, we are all prisoners of ourselves).  If Lost still leaves questions unanswered that would be okay with me as long as there is some reason/theme/allegory.

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yes... the 'hype' leading up to it wasn't a huge let down as I was expecting... there really was some exciting stuff going on that could have been ruined by too much in the commercial...

I'll have to watch "Lost Untangled" today - should be some fun stuff with the smoke monster puppet!

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Good episode but I'm not sure it was as big as the hype.  I kept expecting some major huge reveal but in typical Lost fashion we saw some progression but nothing that major.

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Yeah, that latest episode had more impact than the previous one, which should have been called "Jack's kid may be sullen but he's really good on the piano."

The turn of events with Sayid was somewhat interesting, and I can see this is building to a sort of showdown.  I keep thinking "how the hell are they going to tie this up in a way that relates back to season 1, where we started?"

The only thing I can see is that they're breaking into factions again and there's a bit of a repeat of the "Jack versus Locke" thing, even though Locke isn't really Locke any more.  Maybe the last part of the season will be about that split.
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True - good point.  It does seem hard to think how to wrap this up in 10 episodes or so.

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Good Sawyer episode...  writing Sawyer like I'd expect him to be reacting.  The tension is slowly building on the show and I can definitely see all the pieces being moved into position. 

Seeing a Richard centric episode next week could be great. 
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yeah latest episode was good..but I would really like if they did slow down the tempo little bit...the tempo reminds me of tv commercials some times..