May 28, 2005

The Lost Finale

Now, I seem to remember reading somewhere- I’m not sure where, TV Guide maybe- that JJ Abrams had learned from one of the failings of the X-Files. See, that show kept building mystery on mystery, and never resolved any of them, until the deeply dissatisfying movie. So, now that I could watch the Lost finale with my wife by my side, I was expecting some answers.

There wasn’t much, was there? Don’t get me wrong, in of itself, this was a terrific, taut episode from start to finish. But there weren’t many questions answered, now were there? I guess we do have an idea just who the “others” are, and the subtle revelations that Rousseau was concerned with the wrong boy. Speaking of the “others” , on what Deliverance World Hell did they find the “We’ll take the boy” guy? Sweet Jesus he was creepy. I also loved the interplay between Charlie and Sayid (Do. Not. Hit. Me. Again.), as well as the Jin-Michael-Sawyer troika on the boat.

Still, some of this was running in place. The flashbacks didn’t reveal much of anything we didn’t know already, save for the creepy interlude in the men’s bathroom with Jin. I love Hurley, but his dash though the airport was a touch too long, and seemed to drive the point that he wasn’t fated to end up on the island a bit to obviously. And the Jack and Locke stuff is repeated, but after the hazy black stuff, wouldn’t Jack be just a tad more willing to accept the supernatural side of all this?

A little running in place, but I can’t wait for next season.

Posted by Frinklin at May 28, 2005 12:47 AM

Thanks for the Walt/Aaron thing. I never made that connection.

And also, we apparently discovered that Rousseau and Ethan were in cahoots, because when else could Claire have scratched the hell out of her arm?

Posted by: Richard at May 28, 2005 09:52 AM
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