Well, we’re T-minus two weeks and counting from the return of the best show on television. Save for the one or two video clips ABC has released to promote the premiere, I’ve avoided Season Five spoilers like the plague. Instead, I’ve been going back and watching some of my favorite episodes from seasons past. It’s been great rewatching some of my favorite moments from this great show.
In anticipation of the upcoming season premiere in 13 days, I decided to post 13 of my thoughts / questions about the show. A couple of us had a separate LOST blog that we maintained for a while, but now that it’s defunct, I’m going to try and bring that discussion here to this page. If you’re not a LOST fan, you probably quit reading in the last paragraph; but if you are a fan, feel free to chime in with your own thoughts in the comments section.
- It’s interesting that in the Season 4 premiere, Jack was willing to put a gun to Locke’s head and pull the trigger and yet, in the S4 finale, he’s completely distraught over Locke’s death. I’m sure much of the reason for his despair has to do with what Locke told him about what happened on the Island after the Oceanic Six left. But I found that dichotomy interesting.
- In the S4 finale, Ben tells Jack that they all have to return to the Island, including Locke. But what about Walt? Why is he somehow exempt? Is it because Walt was “supposed” to leave but the others weren’t? But then, if Walt was “supposed” to leave, why does the Island summon Michael, implying that he, too, wasn’t “supposed” to leave? This makes my head hurt.
- It’s interesting that in S1, Christian leads Jack to the cave where he finds the rest of the wreckage (and the empty casket). But this is also the place where Jack and Kate discover “Adam and Eve”, the decomposing skeletons that supposedly hold the keys to the nature of the show. Thoughts on who they could be? Remember, Jack took a black stone and a white stone from the bodies. The easy bet is Jack and Kate. But I’m wondering if it might be a peripheral couple. Bernard and Rose, perhaps?
- I’m wondering when we’re ever going to get some answers about the four-toed statue. I’m willing to bet our boy Richard is missing a digit on his foot. (And I’d make the same bet about Charlotte, the red-head from the freighter.) And while we’re at it, when are we going to find out the significance of that bird that calls out Hurley’s name in the S2 finale?
- Everybody’s worried about Locke, Sawyer, Juliet, and the rest of the ones who remained on the Island. My question is: where’s Vincent? He’s only the second “character” we met on the show…he’d better still be on the Island somewhere, or I’m gonna be upset.
- The more I watch S4, the more I like Miles. I missed how sarcastically great his character was last season. I’m curious why he doesn’t want Sayid to know his last name though.
- Farraday’s statement that “light doesn’t scatter” the way it should on the Island seems significant. But I have no idea what it means. I do know that the Island’s relationship with time will be a major theme going forward.
- The more I watch S4, the more I like Sawyer, too. I couldn’t stand him during the first two seasons, but the redemption of Josh Holloway’s lovable rebel has been one of the more enjoyable parts of the show for me.
- In S4.3, the “economist” is referred to as “very old-fashioned”. I’m wondering if this is a reference to Widmore (is he somehow able to defy time when he’s on the Island?) or a member of the Hanso family.
- I still don’t understand why Naomi had a picture of Desmond when she parachuted onto the Island. I know she’s working for Widmore, but why would he want Desmond?
- While we’re talking about Desmond, the phone call scene between Penny and Des at the end of “The Constant” is absolutely one of the best moments in the show’s history, right up there with “live together, die alone”, the raft setting sail, and the S3 closing scene.
- Although Sayid and Desmond are friends, expect to see the two of them square off at some point in the future. Ben has sworn to avenge Alex’s death by killing Widmore’s daughter. But I think this war will be waged between Sayid and Desmond at some point.
- I hope Jin is alive somehow. I know it’s a long shot, but I’d love to see him reconciled with Sun. Doubt it’ll happen, though. And you know who else I’d like to see brought back from the dead? Mr. Eko. That dude was awesome.
Well, there you have it. LOST returns on January 21 with an all-new episode.