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Lost - LA X

I love Lost :)

Watching how the final season kicked off and thinking back to the season 1 DVD feature where they talked about how everyone's lives connect, I think it's clear this show always knew where it was going. I also have no doubt that plenty of it was made up as they went along. So what? It's called writing. Anyway, it's been fun and none of it has actually taken away from the heart of the story.



I wasn't surprised about Sayid at the end and maybe that's because you mentioned it so I was expecting something with him. But mostly I think it was because they kept focusing on his dead body. I just figured he'd come back to life somehow. I'm wondering if Jacob is in habiting Sayid now (perhaps to be able to fight and kill not!Locke?). I did think it was funny when the guys at the temple said Sayid was dead right after they finished drowning him.

The most evil moment was Juliet saying "I have something important to tell you" right before she dies. ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS?! Of course, I'd totally forgotten whatshisname can communicate with the dead, so I was pleased we weren't tortured very long about that. But uh, "it worked"?! I assumed we were simply getting two alternate views of the Losties — one in which the bomb went off and Jack's plan worked and the other one which the bomb didn't go off. Juliet saying it worked, though... I'm just going to have to enjoy the ride for now because I'm clueless about what's going on.

I really love the alternate story of their lives. I was very confused about Desmond being on the plane, though (and he and Jack not recognizing each other). Then Steve and I realized that the island being underwater changes Widmore's life. So whether or not Desmond is with Penny in this alternate version of their lives, he obviously didn't have to enter that sailing race to prove himself to Widmore (so he never met Jack while in-training).

I'd say not!Locke mentioning being in chains to Richard Alpert confirms my long-standing assumption that Richard was from the Black Rock. And I guess that means he was a slave, not part of the crew.

Hmm. What else what else...

I think it's cool that Christian Shepherd's body is missing, just like it disappeared from the original crash. It's also fun that Jack might end up fixing Locke's spinal injury and that Hurley is believes he's lucky (interesting that Jacob had told him he was lucky before he headed back to the island). I was wondering about Claire. She'd originally boarded 815 because the psyhic told her she needed to be on that flight (as if he knew it would crash), so I wasn't expecting her to be there. We didn't actually see her on the plane but either way, she'd obviously just arrived in LA.

That's about it for now.



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bobmacpharson
Feb. 4th, 2010 06:14 am (UTC)
Theories I have heard that I support:

1. Desmond can jump between timelines, and he will eventually be the link that weaves together the two stories. This is why he is suddenly next to Jack and then suddenly gone. It doesn't explain why he didn't appear to recognize Jack, but that could be explained by this not being his FIRST jump, so he wasn't surprised but also hadn't quite formulated what to do when he meets people he recognizes.

2. Juliet somehow (Desmond-relatedly?) was able to briefly connect with the other timeline (either heard from Desmond what happened or just got a general mental-mashup of her alternate life). When she asks about getting coffee she's referencing something that happened in bizarro world, and then wants to say "it worked" because she now knows that it does.
roxybisquaint
Feb. 8th, 2010 07:10 pm (UTC)
Excellent theory about Desmond and Juliet. It seems so obvious now I feel stupid for not seeing it myself!

ETA: I forgot to mention that as I was thinking this through, I realized that Desmond got his strange ability to jump between worlds after the hatch explosion. He was right there with the massive release of electro magnetic energy and now it seems the same thing could've happened to Juliet. The bomb didn't detonate, yet the hatch blew apart, so I think we can assume there was a massive release of energy and she was right there when it happened. Why she didn't end up naked in the woods, though, I don't know ;)

Edited at 2010-02-08 07:31 pm (UTC)
bobmacpharson
Feb. 8th, 2010 11:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah, shortly after posting that the other forum I frequent collectively came up with the Juliet!Desmond idea. Both elements are too good to not be true.
loganwaters
Feb. 4th, 2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
LA X and SCC
Did you catch the similarities between LA X and SCC S2?

Most obvious, the multi-timelines. But Sawyer, having decided not to kill Jack, makes a remark to Kate that's *very* similar to John's comments to Jesse ("If I have to live with this...")after he decided that she should live.

I seriously wonder whether the Lost team/writers are SCC fans.

We'll know for sure if Garrett shows up. :-)

But all that aside, Lost's last season and this season's opener have been *great*.

I'm especially pleased that a "stealth" network SF show has succeeded so well. Have to wonder whether it would have dies on the vine if Lost had introduced time travel and Jacob/Esau in their S1...
roxybisquaint
Feb. 8th, 2010 07:14 pm (UTC)
Re: LA X and SCC
Yeah, Lost probably did well because it stared out more of a "WTF is the island and WTF is that monster?" kind of story. The twistier elements with time travel and alternate universes came in much later.

I didn't notice any similarities myself, but that would be fin to think Damon and Carlton are SCC fans :D
adam_0oo
Feb. 4th, 2010 11:16 pm (UTC)
Also notice that Sawyer seems to be very happy in the Alterna verse. Did he kill his father's killer in Australia? Where are Libby, Ana Lucia, and Mister Eko? Is Claire still pregnant?
roxybisquaint
Feb. 8th, 2010 07:25 pm (UTC)
I love how happy Sawyer is and I was wondering if he killed the real Sawyer too. I'd expect Claire to be pregnant, but why she's in LA is what I'm wondering. I'm sure we'll see Ana Lucia, Libby and Mr Eko eventually.
gothamite66
Feb. 7th, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
Yay, I can finally read this post. Had to wait until I watched Lost.

I knew Sayid would come back.

Now that Locke is now Locke!SmokeMonster I'm wondering perhaps since both Jacob and Sayid died... if now Sayid is really Sayid!Jacob. Too crazy?
roxybisquaint
Feb. 8th, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
No, not too crazy. I suspect Sayid might now be Jacob too. I'm sure whatever he's doing is a plot to stop not!Jacob.
intrepid01
Feb. 9th, 2010 07:49 am (UTC)
Ah yes, Lost, a show that makes perfect sense.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1PAB6Sgdp8&feature=SeriesPlayList&p=82EDD56A0B1F6BAA

Personally it just drives me nuts!
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