Lost Across the Sea S06E15 (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.

WTF is going on with this cave of light nonsense? FML, this is definitely an episode that rates a D in my book. Lost does a really bad job when it tries to explain things that shouldn’t be explained. Anyway, with a cave of light, honestly, that’s the best that you could do? A freaking cave of light? Quite a few critics say that Lost shouldn’t dwell too much on the transcendental characters like Jacob, and I agree.

I’m going to have a hard time watching the next few episodes. This episode kind of ruins the show. It’s not incredibly bad, but it’s just bad enough to make me regret thinking so much about it. Although there are parts of this episode that were well done, most of it was hard to watch and really annoying.

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I heard some bad things about this episode. The cave of light?

A girl wakes up on a wreck. She then shipwrecks on a beach. She’s preggers. She finds a woman on the Island. The girl’s name is Claudia. The woman says that she’s alone on the Island. She got here by accident. The girl has a painful childbirth. She gives birth to Jacob. No shit, I saw this coming. There’s another baby. So Jacbo and the Nemesis are brothers. The woman kills the girl with a rock.

A boy discovers something on the beach. It looks like the boy who was following FLocke. He was haunted by his own image. The boys are playing a game. One is dressed in tan and the other is dressed in black. It’s some kind of puzzle game, but the Nemesis says that they can’t tell mother. She would take it away. The woman is now posing as their mother. She makes Jacob tell her what they were doing on the beach. She goes out to see her other son on the beach. She says that Jacob doesn’t know how to lie. She is the one who left the game for him.

While hunting a boar, the boys find out that there are other people on the Island. They see them kill the boar. They run back to their mother. She knew about the people. She said that the people are dangerous. They want to know why they are on the Island. She says that she has made so that they can never hurt each other. She blindfolds them and brings them to a cave of light. She says that this is the reason why they are here. She says that they shouldn’t go in there. There is light inside. They must make sure that no one will ever find it. A little bit of this light is inside of every man and they always want more. If the light goes out here, it goes out everywhere. She says that one of them will have to protect it when she is gone.

The Nemesis sees their birth mother. He goes after her. She says that she is dead, that’s why Jacob can’t see them. She wants to show him where they came from, on the other side of the Island. It’s a village. They came here 13 years ago, the day before they were born. She tells him about the ship. She says that he comes from across the sea as well. She says that she is his mother, not the woman.

That night, the Nemesis takes Jacob away to the village. They fight when the Nemesis says that the woman isn’t their mother. The woman arrives. The Nemesis says that she killed their mother. She says that he can never leave this Island. He says that one day, he will find a way.

The woman tells Jacob that she killed his mother. She couldn’t let them become one of the wicked people. He asks why she loves the Nemesis more than she loves him.

Years later, Jacob is an adult. The woman is tired. Jacob goes to see the people and his brother. They play their game. The episode is filled with references to creation myths and the Bible. The Nemesis says that he is leaving the Island. The Nemesis throws a knife against a well. It clings to it, like as if it’s magnetized. They have found the places on the Island where metal is magnetized. They dig and they have found something.

Jacob reports to his mom that his brother has found a way off the Island. She goes snooping and finds the well. Inside, the Nemesis is stoking a fire. He says that he has tried for 30 years to find the cave of light. He has never found it. He decided to try and find the light from another place. He takes a tool and dislodges a rock. There is a bright light behind it. He is talking about setting up the wheel and about turning it. Then he will be able to leave. They hug and she takes the opportunity of hitting him against the wall.

She wakes Jacob and says that it’s time. She takes him to see the cave of light and says that he has to protect it now. She says that life, death, rebirth is found there. It’s the source of the Island. Jacob has to promise never to go down there. It would be worse than dying. She takes a bottle filled with a liquid and recites an incantation. She gives it to Jacob and tells him to drink. He does so. She says that they are the same now.

The Nemesis wakes up next to the well. He finds the well destroyed. He sees a fire in the distance. The village has been burned down and everyone is dead.

The woman comes to her camp later and finds the camp destroyed, including her tapestry. This reminds me of the Three Fates from Greek mythology. She looks at the Nemesis’ game. There are two pieces still inside of it. The Nemesis stabs her through the heart. She thanks him. Jacob arrives. They fight and once again, Jacob beats him up. He takes him away to the cave and throws him in. The light becomes darkness and smoke. The Smoke Monster leaves the cave in a hurry, with the same tell-tale sounds that we know so well. Jacob finds his brother outside of the cave. He regrets what he did. The Monster from the inside of the cave took his image and went away.

The rocks that Jacob finds at camp are the ones that Jack found in the beginning of the series. There is a flashback. Jack pockets the rocks. The Adam and Eve bodies were the ones of the woman and her son.

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