Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wait... The Finale DIDN'T Answer Everything?

In case you're trying to figure out what questions the finale DIDN'T answer (snicker), this might help you out. My favourite part: Jack's tattoo. ;)

22 comments:

Shelb said...

ALOT of these have been answered either on the show, by connecting the dots or in interviews, but...

I came up with theory about Christian appearing a few days ago...

I think Christian, like Eloise was special, but instead of being all knowing, he was able to bleed over to the original timeline reality from the purgatory reality to help things move forward. Christian's appearances to Jack eventually resulted in his hitting rock bottom and return to the island.

Shelb said...

Not to mention, it seems like whoever wrote this video wasn't a full on dead hard of the show... he called Nikki and Paulo the "two lead actors" of Expose and has a lot of other slip ups. Great video, but I'd like to see a version made by the type of people who'd comment on blogs and fansites and the like...

Thanks for the links, I'm going to go one by one and answer these for my own well being I think.

Anonymous said...

man, that is one hell of a lot of questions! lol
KathyT

poggy said...

I'd love to know what kind of plot was tied to Eko in the long run. Today I read a post on how Faraday's death marked the end of "sci-fi Lost" that seemed to be prevailing in S4 and 5, as he basically was the ultimate man of science - but I suppose that, had Eko been around longer, we'd probably have seen science and faith as parallel paths in the show... instead they sort of alternated and I guess that's why some felt cheated by the mystical and humanistic slant of the final season.

Shelb, my idea on Christian is slightly different and still takes the "two Christians" theory as valid. IMO, when we saw Christian with Vincent in the mobisode and then telling Michael he "could go", I think we weren't seeing Smokey but a legit ghost!Christian. Since his biggest guilt/unfinished business was his relationship with Jack, my guess is that he was there to ease the course of some events that would have brought his son to the fulfillment of his destiny.

True, it might just be that at the time of the mobisodes/S4 the mythology about Smokey not being able to leave the island wasn't entirely laid out yet (see: Jack seeing Christian while trying to fix the smoke alarm), but honestly? I like the idea that Christian stuck around just because he wanted to help Jack. Sure, he was flawed to say the least, but I liked Shephard sr. :)

Erin said...

Ha! I love it. Brought up a whole bunch of questions I forgot I wanted answered...

Ali Bags said...
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Ali Bags said...

Oh dear - just as I was coming to terms with the ending!

Joan Crawford said...

Aw, Sayid and the dishwasher.

;_;


I miss him.

Rainier said...

So many questions, so little time...

@Joan: Me too. And I also loved that scene!

Anonymous said...

One thing I am confused about is the whole moving the island thing. I thought when seeing season four that Jacob wanted the island moved so that Widmore couldn't send another expedition to slaugther everyone. But it didn't quite work because (a) several candidates were already off the island and (b) Ben actually moved the island instead of Locke.

Now it appears that moving the island was actually the Man in Black's idea. This idea seems much less convincing for a number of reasons. (1) Why didn't Jacob tell Alpert not to let that happen? (2) If the idea was to kill the candidates by having everyone jump in time, why then did the Man in Black/Christian Shepherd tell Locke how to solve the problem? (3) Did the Man in Black know that Desmond and the Oceanic Six wouldn't be on the island when it moved?

JS said...

Haha. Clearly most of these were answered, were not important, were forgotten/left a mystery purposely, or are not questions. But there was one in there that I hadn't thought of! I forget now.....

TM Lawrence said...

As for me, I'd like to strap the 5 main writers into chairs in Room 23 with this video playing and being dosed at irregular and unpredictable intervals by crazy Oldham until they answer these questions:

What was up with the DS ring?
Why was there a poster of Richard Burton in Locke's locker?
Who was driving the car that hit Emily?
How did Horace know where and when to drive his Karmann Ghia to pick up premie Ben?
What was the original plan for 2 Emily and the prophecy?
Hunter/Farmer: Ishmael, Epic, or deadhead/SciFi reference?
Really, what was the deal with Libby?
How did Eloise decline from omniscient "Time Police" to clingy rich mum?
Which were the Egyptian birds Walt thought he should be studying?
Why did they take Walt and Michael's blood?
Did Amy kill Paul on their picnic or did the hostiles?
If nothing stays buried on the island, why is it so important to bury the dead?
Is Mikhail Odinesque, Cyclopic, or To Your Scattered Bodies Go in inception?
Where was the Benjamin Disraeli reference intended to direct our efforts: Lost Tribes of Israel, Stanhope and Burton, Jewish identity, Evils of Colonialism, something else?

These were all either benevolent, intelligent clues for a larger tapestry of understanding the writers' intent which the constraints of production did not permit further illucidation, or they were malicious red herrings and baubles thrown down rabbit holes. In the first case, they are forgiven (as is Ben, sorta) and released; in the second case, Radzinski and Pickett stand guard while Zoe pays frequent conjugal visits. For eternity.

yourblindspot said...

Movieline did a great rebuttal of this video:

http://www.movieline.com/2010/05/rebutting-losts-questions.php

Awesome.

WV - shinin: what I was doin' to my shoes.

Jazzygirl said...

Okay is this a joke post? I don't see anything but a blank spot. I usually get Nikki's pranks...but this time I think something's not loading correctly? :(

Erin said...

Your blindspot: thanks for that link. I loved the rebuttal!

word verification: diend (yep, they all did!)

Andrys Basten said...

I think Jacob shape-shifted too. He has Powers, after all.

I think he was also Young Jacob when he wanted to be able to be bad again, instead of that sad passive older face, like at the end when he snatched his own ashes so that older Jacob could live again for a little bit, long enough to give answers like Yoda that Sawyer didn't appear to appreciate!

I also think Jacob shape-shifted to become Isabella at the very moment Richard was yelling for FLocke so that Richard could switch to his team.

QAIS said...

@Ali Bags:(Oh dear - just as I was coming to terms with the ending!)

I'll never come in terms with the ending, i feel cheated!

@Anonymous: (If the idea was to kill the candidates by having everyone jump in time, why then did the Man in Black/Christian Shepherd tell Locke how to solve the problem?)

If you think about it, the man in black has been shown to us in 3 different forms. 1) Yemi 2)Christian Shephard 3) John Locke
All of which died off island.

This is part of the "loophole" Mib was referring to in my opinion. The loophole is basically him convincing someone else to kill jacob like he tried convincing Richard and failed. So A)He can only be in human form if a dead body came to the island. B)He needed someone to do his dirty job of killing jacob instead of him.

redeem147 said...

That rebuttal is great, yourblindspot, and very sensible. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

QAIS, your suggestion that the Man in Black can only take the form of corpses brought to the island seems like an elegant solution to the "Why move the frickin' island in the first place?" The problem is the Man in Black also took the form of Alpert's wife (dead, but not on the island), and Alex (died on the island, not a corpse brought to it). And since Locke turned the donkey wheel in the distant past, how could the Man in Black move back in time to tell him?

QAIS said...

@Anonymous: (The problem is the Man in Black also took the form of Alpert's wife (dead, but not on the island), and Alex (died on the island, not a corpse brought to it). And since Locke turned the donkey wheel in the distant past, how could the Man in Black move back in time to tell him?)

I'm going with an explanation that both were figments of thier imagination. If you compare the presence and personality of Yemi/Christian/Locke who were very calm and peaceful to Isabella/Alex who were angry, aggressive and scared both ben & richard. Then it would make sense that they were imaginary. Someone here mentioned that Isabella's first presence to richard was imaginary because he was dehydrated. Alex presence to ben could also have been his guilt and regret talking back.

I did have another theory regarding the ghosts we've seen on the island. If you think of the last scene of the series finale where christian opens the church door and a bright light shines through. It is very remeniscent to the island's light which would tie in with what mother said about the light representing life, death and rebirth. which would also tie in with the ghostly presence on the island such as horace, ben's mother, kates horse LOL! :P, Alex, Isabella, little jacob etc and also the whispers :D This theory would give such a neat way of explaining what the island ultimately is!

As to why MIB was able to tell locke about the wheel and getting off the island. Well maybe he time jumped too :P

Hehe as you can see i'm trying to make up my own LOST rules here to try and figure everything out!

humanebean said...

@TM - reluctant thanks for the mental picture of Zoe providing conjugal visits. Allow me to retaliate by offering Frogurt performing full body cavity searches at the airport.

@JS - were you perchance attempting to access Nikki's post from either an iPhone or an iPad, you estimable lady? If so, it is likely that the device did not display the video she posted because it is in Flash format. If this is not the case ... then, I dunno. Sorry 'bout that!

As for myself, the most crucial unsolved mystery on the Island has to be how the women on the beach maintained perfectly shaved legs in such a hostile environment.

No, seriously. I mean, c'mon! HOW?

deeannjay said...

I watched “The End” again last night for the first time since my original viewing (was too choked up to do it before!) and the following struck me: Locke says to Jack (in the hospital) “You don’t have a son.” Was he referring Jack’s childless state in the original timeline, or was he, has some people have suggested in various internet posts, implying that Jack had created David in his imagination in the “Afterlife” timeline, perhaps as a way of dealing with his “Daddy issues”? If the latter were the case, wouldn’t that mean that Juliet and Claire had also imagined David’s presence in their lives as son/nephew? I’m also puzzled as to how people can be born (Aaron and, presumably, Ji Yeon) and die (Keamy, Mikhaei and co.) in what is being presented to us as “Afterlife/Eternity”?