Lost Happily Ever After S06E11 (ABC)

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Lost is a United States serial drama television series that follows the lives of plane crash survivors on a mysterious tropical island, after a passenger jet flying between Sydney, Australia and Los Angeles, United States crashes somewhere in the South Pacific. Each episode typically features a primary storyline on the island as well as a secondary storyline from another point in a character’s life. The show was created by Damon Lindelof, J. J. Abrams and Jeffrey Lieber, and is filmed primarily on location in Oahu, Hawaii. The pilot episode was first broadcast on September 22, 2004. Since then, three seasons have aired. The show is produced by ABC Studios, Bad Robot Productions and Grass Skirt Productions and airs on the ABC Network in the United States. Its incidental music is composed by Michael Giacchino. The current executive producers are Abrams, Lindelof, Bryan Burk, Jack Bender and Carlton Cuse. Because of its large ensemble cast and the cost of filming in Hawaii, the series is one of the most expensive on television.

From the Lost Wikipedia entry.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

This is the start of the final season of Lost. It looks like the narrative is initially split up into three different timelines, but two of them rapidly merge. Ilana and her pals quickly die at the hands of Fake-Locke. It’s pretty self-explanatory that Fake-Locke is Jacob’s nemesis. There are a bunch of new Others at the Temple, including their Japanese leader.

Juliet dies, but what does that mean exactly. They buried her body, but I’m sure that we’ll see her again. So the narrative is split between what’s going on right now on the Island and what happened after the bomb was detonated. Oceanic Flight 815 never crashed. Strangely enough, there are some links between the timelines, meaning that exploding the bomb did significantly change things. Jin is also speaking English right now, which takes a while to get used to.

Sayid does indeed die and naturally comes back from the dead thanks to the Spring at the Temple. The guitar case that Jacob gave Hurley contained a giant wooden ankh. Inside, there is a message that said that if Sayid died, they’d all be in terrible danger.

I don’t know what it is, but this season is probably going to be the best of all seasons of this show. I’m really enjoying how the past is getting redacted since they are in a new timeline. There is so much going on that I’m wondering if they will be able to answer all questions.

There’s one thing that doesn’t make sense. Since apparently none of the chosen few can die, why could Sayid die? I thought that he was chosen as well? Well, he died and was infected by the Monster. Shouldn’t Jacob’s ‘gift’ have saved him from this?

Ab Aeterno means from the beginning of time in Latin. I was actually wondering if we’d ever get to Richard’s story. In the end, we did, but naturally, it poses even more questions, like exactly what are Jacob and his nemesis. One thing’s for sure, the nemesis is evil.

For one thing, why does Hurley now speak to the dead?

The struggle between Jacob and his nemesis definitely has a religious connotation. His touch granted Richard eternal life. His replacement candidates also cannot die. There is something divine about him, or maybe Jacob is the Island manifested.

The Nemesis could be a part of Jacob, though he says that Jacob stole his body and he was left with only this.

This episode is Desmond’s new background in the redacted timeline. He’s sort of become Widmore’s fixer and he’s never met Penny before. He meets Charlie, who convinces him to try and meet her. He does so and when they touch, he is reminded of the memories and things they shared in the other timeline. We also discover that he killed Locke.

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Desmond wakes up. He’s woken up by Zoe. He wants to see his wife Penny. He sees his father-in-law. Widmore says that he was shot by Ben Linus. Widmore says that he is back on the Island. Desmond immediately assaults Widmore. He has to be restrained by 2 men. He says that he can’t take him back, the Island isn’t done with him.

Jin is surprised to see Desmond. Widmore wants them to get ready for some kind of test. He is brought into the station. They switch the power on. There is a gigantic solenoid outside and a strange bunny inside. The solenoid is switched back on with a man inside. He’s fried. Widmore wants to sever the connection between Desmond and Penny?

They put Desmond inside the solenoid room and strap him to a chair. After the test, he wants Desmond to make a sacrifice. It doesn’t make much sense, but there’s no doubt that Widmore knows that he is doing. It doesn’t take Desmond long to get out of the chair. Widmore says that Desmond is the only person to survive a catastrophic electromagnetic event. He needs to know that Desmond can do it again. Something is happening and lights envelop Desmond.

In the redacted timeline, Desmond is disembarking. He helps Claire with a bag. He tells her that he bets that she’s going to have a boy. Someone is meeting Desmond. It’s George, a driver. Desmond is Widmore’s right-hand man. He arrives at the office. They hug. It’s kind of eerie. Widmore’s son is a musician. He is working with Driveshaft, Charlie’s band. The bassist ended up in jail, so there is a mess to clean up. They have a drink.

Desmond goes to court. Charlie has been arraigned. Charlie isn’t listening and just walks off. Charlie’s got kind of a death wish. He immediately goes to a bar. Desmond follows him. Charlie talks to him about love. He says that he saw this on the plane back from Sydney. He talks about swallowing a stash of heroin on the flight in order to keep it away from the cop who was bringing in Kate. He is talking about Claire. Desmond convinces him to come with him. While they are driving, Charlie grabs the wheels and pulls the car into the ocean. Desmond is trying to get him out. He manages to get out. He goes back for Charlie. On Charlie’s hand, Desmond sees the message from the other timeline. It says “’Not Penny’s Boat”. Desmond gets him out.

Desmond is in the hospital. His CAT scan is inconclusive, so they want to give him an MRI. When it starts, he sees his life in the other timeline. He sees Penny and their child. He gets out. He sees Jack in the hospital. They see Charlie running away. Desmond runs after him. He looks at his hands. His hands are blank. Charlie knows that he saw something in the water. Charlie tells him to stop worrying about him and look for Penny. Desmond calls Widmore. Widmore wants Driveshaft and he doesn’t want excuses. He sends Desmond to inform his wife, who is supposed to be a dragon. Widmore’s wife is Elouise, the woman who helped the others find the Island. Elouise is also Daniel Faraday’s mom. Instead of getting away, he gets himself into hot water. She tells him to stop looking for it, whatever he is looking for it. She tells him that he isn’t ready yet. Desmond leaves. Before he leaves, Faraday knocks at his window. He says that he needs his help. Faraday is Daniel Widmore, Widmore’s son. Daniel is talking about meeting Charlotte. That same night, he woke up and wrote some physics equations. He says that this is quantum mechanics. His mathematician friend said that only someone who had been studying physics all of his life would know how to write those. They were quite advanced. Widmore is talking about how things were changed. For some reason, they changed things. Daniel wants to know why he asked about Penny. He knows that Desmond also felt it. Dan says that Penny is his half-sister and he can tell him where to find her. Desmond goes to find Penny at a stadium. She’s training. They shake hands.

With that, Desmond awakes in the new timeline in the future. Desmond survived. He was only unconscious for a few seconds. Desmond wants to know when they will start. Later, Zoe wants to know what happened to him. Sayid arrives and kills one of the men. He tells Zoe to run. Desmond immediately obeys.

Desmond wakes up in the past. He fainted after he shook Penny’s hand. He asks her out for coffee. She agrees to meet him in an hour. He goes back to the car. He tells George that he found what he was looking for. He asks him for the flight manifest of his flight. He’s got a mad glint in his eyes.

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Author: range

I'm mathematician/IT strategist/blogger from Canada living in Taipei.

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