Sometimes real life interferes with my diva-ness. So here's my Lost finale blog. It's going to be a long one, so go grab a coffee or something. lol All you people with ADD are going to have to take a pill. It was a two hour episode, you know?
First we see Jacob doing some weaving. He goes to get a fish. We see the Black Rock ship on the horizon. I think Jacob getting the fish was a bit of a metaphor on how he got the Black Rock there. Then we meet the anti-Jacob, I'll call him AJ for short since I'm lazy and love to abbreviate. AJ thinks humans are inherently bad. Jacob thinks they are good, and if things don't end well, it's progress from the last time. AJ says aloud that he wants to kill Jacob and leaves. AJ makes a comment on how he already ate. Some are speculating that AJ is also the smoke monster which explains how he was able to produce his own workable Locke body. Maybe AJ is the one who kills the unrepentant, a la Mr. Eko. But Ben lets out the smoke monster, so my theory is probably off on that.
We see Jacob physically touching a few of the Losties. I'm sure it's significant why he did that. That must create some sort of connection to them. Jacob didn't seem to care that he contributed to Sayid's wife's death. Still the dumbass tells her husband she found her sunglasses in the middle of an LA street. Seriously wth was she thinking?
Of course at the time, I thought it was nice of Jack to tell Richard to not give up on Locke. Considering how this eppy ends with "Locke" tricking Richard, that ends up being unfortunate. So we learn that Richard's job is to protect the leader, which was pregnant Eloise at the time. Wouldn't setting off a hydrogen bomb hurt Eloise too? I don't get why Jack and Sayid decided to just mosey on through the barracks. Why not just go back the way they came? So Ben's dad shoots Sayid. Once again Hurley and his VW van save the day by rescuing Jack and Sayid.
Looks like Juliet wears the pants in the Sawyer/Juliet relationship. lol She agrees with Kate to stop Jack from blowing up the island. It was great to see Rose and Bernard. They were much needed comic relief. It cracked me up that they weren't happy to see Kate, Sawyer, and Juliet. So Juliet catches Sawyer fondly looking at Kate when Rose says that dying is ok if she and Bernard are still together. I don't understand why Juliet got so mad. Sawyer was fine with leaving the island without Kate a few hours before. If he still had a thing for Kate, he never would have boarded the sub.
So Sawyer and Jack finally had their smackdown. Ouch. It cracked me up how Sawyer "had" to beat up Jack because he wouldn't listen. lol So Juliet throws her hissy fit that she wants Jack to blow up the island so she'll never meet Sawyer, thus never lost him. I'm just not buying that. Sawyer was with Juliet for 3 years, he was with Kate maybe a month or so. He chose to leave the helicopter so he wouldn't have to commit to Kate. He's changed and is committed to Juliet.
So they have their gunfight at the Swan. The bomb goes down the hole, nothing. So what happened? Did it not work or did Sayid not set it correctly by accident or on purpose? Sayid seemed determined to die. He felt his soul could not be saved due to all the killing he did. It still seems convoluted to me how the chains wrapped around Juliet and pulled her down the hole. Man, it was a tearjerker though. Fantastic acting by Josh Holloway and Elizabeth Mitchell. BTW, rumor has it the Mitchell got the lead role in the remake of "V" next year. So she might not be back next year. Mitchell just broke my heart with Juliet bashing that bomb. I thought "sonofabitch" was Sawyer's catch phrase, now it's kind of an inside joke with Juliet and Bernard both using it too. Anyway, it looks like she was successful.
In 2007, AJ is masquerading as Locke. It's fascinating watching the Locke scenes now with that knowledge. I highly recommend rewatching the nuLocke scenes with the new knowledge that Locke is most sincerely dead. I think the show missed a great opportunity of having more Locke/Ben conflict with Locke being the leader. That was still the highlight of the year for me was their conflicts. So Ben did successfully kill Locke. I hate when Ben wins. lol So AJ provokes Ben into killing Jacob. Jacob knows this is going to happen and does not put up a fight. He again talks of free will. Jacob obviously believes that humans will chose to do the right thing if given the choice. AJ doesn't believe that, but AJ is cheating by deceiving people, thus depriving them a true free will because they only see the facts as AJ presents them. We learn that Jacob was the one behind the lists the Others used in season 1 and season 2. The loophole with Jacob and AJ was that AJ could not kill Jacob himself, he needed a surrogate.
Poor Locke. His whole "specialness" and "destiny" was to be a vessel for a pessimist old spirit to kill another spirit. Richard said he saw nothing special about Locke. AJ had Richard tell Locke that he needed to die to get everyone to come back to the island. Locke was set up to commit suicide until Ben interfered. So who controls things outside the island? AJ or Jacob? Who prevented Michael from killing himself? What about Faraday? His importance was his journal only.
I'm assuming that the Ajira passengers are friends of Jacob. They are obviously aware of Jacob and knew he lived in the shadow of the statue. The one guy I believe was the guy who pulled Miles into the van trying to get him not to go to the island. I have no clue what to make of the rotted out cabin and the broken ash line. Jacob before he died told AJ "they're coming." He could either mean the Ajira people or Jack blowing up the bomb.
Anyway, the finale was fantastic. I don't think anyone could have possibly guessed how the eppy would have turned out. The only problem I had with the eppy was Juliet's jealousy. How do we know that all the stuff that was attributed to Jacob was really him? It looks like even Richard wasn't aware of AJ. So what do you guys think? How is the show going to start in February 2010?