Lost The Candidate S06E14 (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.

Desmond continues to act as Widmore’s fixer. It looks like he’s manipulating events. It’s actually in this episode that we see that he killed Locke. I don’t understand exactly why. Is he trying to free the Monster as well?

The shit hits the fan in this episode, as Sayid, Lapidus, Sun, and Jin perish. But what exactly does this mean? They died near the Island. Can they come back? Jack, Kate, and Sawyer are still alive. Before he died, Sayid told Jack about Desmond, who’s in a well and still alive. The episode was pretty good, but it was overly dramatic, which gets annoying. My wife says that she’s getting over Lost. It’s taking too long for them to explain what exactly is going on. My guess is that we won’t have many answers before the series finale in a few weeks.

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Real Locke wakes up in the hospital. Jack is there and tells him that he is still alive. He was run down by a car. Jack tells him that he might be a candidate for a new procedure which might restore feeling to his legs. Real Locke isn’t interested. Some woman appears to thank Jack about what he had done.

Jack goes to see Bernard. He’s Real Locke’s dentist. There was another man in the same accident as Real Locke. His name was Anthony Cooper. On his way to see Cooper, he runs into the same woman. She tells him to go. Jack insists. Cooper is Real Locke’s dad. He looks catatonic, senile or both.

Claire comes to see Jack. She shows him the box that their father wanted her to have. Christian drank himself to death in Sydney. Jack notices some strange coincidences. The body disappeared on the flight. It’s a music box. He tells her that she should stay with him.

Jack wakes up on the Island. Sayid is there. They are on Hydra Island. False Locke says that they have to rescue the others from Widmore. They need to move now. Jack needs a bit of convincing.

Sawyer and the others are being put into a cage. Widmore arrives with a gun when Sawyer disarms doughboy. They are all put in the cage, just like old times. The sonic fence isn’t operational yet. Sawyer tells Kate that her name was crossed off the candidate’s list from the cave.

Jin and Sun talk about their daughter. Widmore’s people lose power. There a honking/bellowing sound in the distance. The Monster is here. The telltale clicking appears, as well as the smoke. It goes after Widmore’s men. Jack arrives to free them. The Monster goes back into the jungle. There is some more bellowing and lightning. Later, Jack tells Kate that he isn’t going with them. Sayid steps out of the jungle. He turned off the generator.

False Locke kills some more of Widmore’s people at the plane. He does it the easy way, not the Monster way. He finds the plane wired with explosives, or something like that. The others arrive. False Locke says that it was a trap laid by Widmore. False Locke says that they need to take Widmore’s submarine to leave. Sawyer tells Jack to get False Locke into the water to stop him from getting on the sub. Sawyer will take care of the rest. He doesn’t trust it.

Sawyer and his buddies lead the assault while Jack and False Locke cover the rear. They get onto the sub and take it over. Jack and False Locke bring up the rear. False Locke tries to convince Jack to come before he knocks him into the water. There is a sniper and he shoots Kate. The others get on board. Claire isn’t on board yet. False Locke gets out of the water and starts shooting at Widmore’s people. Sawyer locks the hatch and tells them to go. Claire and Locke are still on the Island. False Locke tells Claire that she shouldn’t freak out. They don’t want to be on that sub. Jack took the wrong backpack. He took the backpack that False Locke handed to them. It’s got a bomb on it. They’ve got 3:35. Jack says that they did exactly what False Locke wanted. Jack tells them to stop fooling around with the bomb. False Locke wanted them all here. He can’t kill them. He might be trying to get them to kill themselves. In order for the Monster to leave, it might need to kill them together. James doesn’t listen and pulls the wires. Jack was right. The counter starts counting down rapidly. Sayid tells Jack that Desmond is inside the well and False Locke wanted him dead. He needs to get him. Sayid takes the bomb and runs aft. The bomb explodes. He’s dead. Sun is trapped. Jack tells Hurley to take out Kate. Sawyer gets knocked out and Jack has to take him out. Jin tells Jack to leave. He’s staying behind with Sun. Jin and Sun drown in the sub.

Lapidus also died. The foursome meet up topside and have a little cry for the departed.

False Locke tells Claire that some of them died, but not all of them. The sub sunk.

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

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