Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Lost: The Sixth Season

Or as ABC is calling it, "Lost: The Final Chapter." Dramatic much, eh?

But it is dramatic. For Lost fans, this is the season that has promised to answer many questions(though surely not all of them), and bring our favorite characters stories to an end. And last night was definitely a step in the right direction. Although, as with anything Lost, it posed new questions for each one that was answered.

First off, here's some stats for the sixth season premiere:

Number of times I said WTF: 5

Number of times I said, "I have no idea what is going on": 3

Departed characters that returned: Rose and Bernard, Boone, Charlie (!), Greg Grunberg as the Oceanic Pilot (!!!), and the flight attendant whose name escapes me. My eagle eyes also spied the John Lennon-esque guy from the Temple (whom I recognized from Deadwood) sleeping under a blanket on the Oceanic 815 flight.

And holy crap you guys, the Man In Black is the smoke monster! Which as soon as I figured out made so much sense I wanted to kick myself for not figuring it out sooner. And I'd just like to say what a pleasure it is to watch Michael Emerson and Terry O'Quinn play against one another in scenes. My how the tables have turned; Locke (or the guy walking around as Locke) is the one manipulating everyone for his own use while Ben is left feeling like a pawn of fate. Love it!

But of course it wouldn't be Lost if there still weren't 1,000 lingering questions. Mainly, what is going on with time? The Losties are still on the island and got blasted back in the present, so why are they still on Oceanic Flight 815 never having landed on the island? And why can Jacob still appear and talk to peeps when he got stabbed and then burnt and is, in his own words, dead? And who are the people who live in the temple and were also on Flight 815? Have they been on the island this entire time but we just never saw hide nor hair of them? What is the Man in Black's plan now? And why the hell bring Juliet back just to kill her again two hours later? I mean, really. It's not like Elizabeth Mitchell just sits around hoping the producers give her a call.

There may be a ton of questions for the coming season, but that's really what makes Lost. If everything was answered it wouldn't be any fun, would it? I for one could not be more excited for this season and it's clear the show is off to an awesome start. So bring it on, show, I'm ready!


beerboy said...

Wasn't that Frogurt under the blanket?

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