Lost What They Died For S06E16 (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 episode 14, 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.

As I said before, this is going to be hard to watch. Not because it’s good, but because of all of the unresolved issues. The whole cave of light BS kind of ruined it for me. At least the show will be over this Sunday.

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Jack wakes up in his place. There’s some blood on his throat. His son makes breakfast. Claire is there. She’s still preggers. He’s informed by Desmond via a fake call that they found his father’s coffin. It will be in LA by the end of the day.

Desmond is watching Real Locke in a wheelchair. It looks like he’s about to run him over again. Linus intervenes and gets beaten up. While he gets beaten up, there are flashes from the other timeline.

RLocke and Linus are talking. Desmond told Linus that he was trying to get RLocke to let go. Ben believed him. Desmond is at the police station. Miles is going to his dad’s museum exhibit opening with Charlotte. Desmond reports that he drove over Linus and that he assaulted Linus. Sayid and Kate are also in lockup.

Alex wants her mom to give Linus a lift home. Alex’s mom is Rousseau. They invite him over for dinner. Rousseau says that he’s the closest thing to a father that she’s ever had. Linus is tearing up.

RLocke goes to see Jack. Jack told him also that he mentioned that he wanted RLocke to let go. This is what Desmond told Linus as well. RLocke wants to be fixed. He thinks that it’s fate.

Kate, Sayid and Desmond are being transferred to county. In the van, Desmond says that it’s time to leave. After they are free, each of them will have to do something for him. They do so. The van stops. Ana Lucia is the driver. She lets Hume go, as well as the others. Someone arrives in a yellow Hummer. It’s Hurley. Ana gets $135K. Kate goes with Desmond. They are going to a concert. Sayid goes with Hurley.

Jack is patching up Kate. She’s got trouble dealing with Jin and Sun. She wants to kill False Locke. Jack wants to find Desmond. FLocke wants him dead.

Hurley sees the boy again. The kid is Jacob as a child. He wants Jacob’s ashes . He takes them and runs away. Hugo runs after him and finds Jacob near a fire. The ashes are in the fire. Once they burn through, Jacob will be gone for good.

Ben, Richard and Miles are going to the Dharma Initiative barracks. Miles senses something. They are near Alex’s grave. They are here to retrieve some C4. They find Zoey and Widmore in the kitchen. Widmore tells Zoey to retrieve some equipment from the outrigger and sink it. Widmore says that Jacob invited him. Zoey reports that FLocke is coming. He tells her to run back. They need to hide.

FLocke is near. Widmore, Zoey, and Miles are going to hide in the hidden room. Richard is going to talk to him. Ben isn’t going to delay the inevitable. They hear the crackling. The Smoke Monster arrives and takes Richard with him. FLocke steps out from behind a cabin. He was looking for Ben. FLocke wants Ben to kill some people for him. Ben tells FLocke where Widmore is.

FLocke slices Zoey’s throat open. She dies. FLocke says that he will kill Penny if he doesn’t help him. He brought Desmond because of his unique resistance to electromagnetic waves. Widmore doesn’t want to talk in front of Ben. He whispers something to FLocke in exchange for Penny’s life. Ben shoots him dead.

Jack, Hurley, Sawyer and Kate find Jacob waiting for them. He wants to tell them what they died for. By the time the fire burns out, one of them will have to start protecting the Island.

Jacob brought them all here because he made a mistake. The mistake is flinging his brother into the cave of light. He created the Smoke Monster. One of them will replace him. They were all flawed in their previous lives. They were like him. He crossed Kate off because she became a mother. He says that there is a light in the center of the Island. They need to protect it, especially from the Smoke Monster. He wants them to kill FLocke. FLocke will certainly try to kill them. He wants them to choose. He didn’t get to choose. Jack says that he’ll do it. This was what he was supposed to do. Jacob says that it’s time. Jacob tells him where the light is. Now, he’ll be able to get there. He takes some water and says an incantation. This is the same ritual his mother performed. Jack drinks the water and the deal has been sealed. Jacob says that he’s like him.

FLocke and Ben arrive at the well. Desmond is gone. FLocke says that Desmond was Jacob’s failsafe, his last resort. FLocke is happy because with Desmond is still alive. Now, he can do something that he could never do before: destroy the Island.

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