I’ve been reading some great coverage on the Lost finale. Since I watched it yesterday, I can now read up on it. First and foremost is the great article over at Wired. The article has a bit of everything, but none of the answers that we’re looking for. Today, I was intrigued by this article over at Vanity Fair. Yesterday, I read up on a few different articles at the New York Times. There were about 4 or 5 different ones that I checked out. Mostly it was about the producers answering some fan questions.
So, we have no idea (and it doesn’t matter) why there was a polar bear on the island, or why no children could be born there, or who The Others really were, or why a trip through the light cave turns the Man in Black into an undead, nearly omnipotent, smoky antihero but just sort of makes Jack and Desmond tired. There are probably dozens of other plot points that — to me — were presented as important details but tended instead to be diversionary tactics, or, even worse, not worth the trouble to reconcile and account even in a season which added episodes and gave itself a luxurious 2½-hour finale to wrap up whatever it wanted to.
Russell is already up and about. The rest of the tribe is still in bed. He gets the tree mail. Nat looks anorexic. Russ tells Nat that they absolutely have to win the next immunity challenge, or she might go.
It’s time for the next immunity challenge. They have to race across some obstacles to retrieve a bag of puzzles. They then need to cross some other obstacles and assemble the puzzle. Jaison the clutz falls. Mick also falls. Russell is in the lead for now. Russell brought his A game. It’s going to be close. Russ has a slight lead. Brett is working against 4 people. It’s between Brett, Mick and Russ. Brett wins immunity again by a slight margin. Mick was really close, but fumbled with his pieces in a few crucial moments.
The final four get back to camp. JT voted for Erinn, just like he promised Coach. He’s starting to get worried about jury votes. Stephen thinks that JT looks like a loyal ally, but Stephen ends up looking like a villain. Stephen starts to think about who he can beat in the end.
So Sugar switched alliances and got rid of Crystal. Kenny is surprised. Kenny and Susie are the next ones to go. Matty, Sugar and Bob are going into the finals, unless Susie or Kenny win the immunity. The “mastermind” is out of the loop. He feels betrayed. Who cares? He’s a snake. Bob doesn’t care. Kenny looks worried.