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Lost recap: Charlie, Hurley save the day

The regular season is over and very last finale that will count toward the Nielsen ratings is “Lost.” (The finales of “House” and “Boston Legal” will air next week.)

Channel Serf was again sweet enough to cede some blog turf for me to write about the “Lost” finale. It was deeply satisfying. The first hour started a bit slow but the second hour had great twists, wonderfully emotional moments, both happy and sad. And that final scene! Wow! I am not a true Lostie. I’m curious to see what the true obsessives think!

It’s been an interesting year for “Lost.” The first six episodes last fall were innately frustrating because they were more of a teaser, focusing too much on the Jack-Sawyer-Kate triangle. And then the show disappeared. The TV critics at the January Television Critics Association session in Pasadena complained to the “Lost” producers, who seem well aware of the viewer frustration. And they mostly addressed them with the final 17 shows, the Nikki/Paula and Jack tattoo episodes notwithstanding.

While there are still a mess of unanswered questions, we now know why Locke was in a wheelchair, we know how the Others learned so much about the crash survivors, we learned that everyone in the outside world thinks they’re dead (which raises more questions, of course.). We learn Charlie is a brave, brave man.

Of course, Charlie is a stupid blabbermouth in the Looking Glass hatch, finking out Juliet and even explaining why he was there. Gee, thanks!

And we learn tonight the long absent Bernard is a tattletale who wasn’t willing to sacrifice his own life for the good of the others (but rather, for the Others.). I don’t even think his wife Rose would appreciate what he did once she finds out. That won’t be a pretty scene!

The second hour picks up the action big time. The scenes in the Looking Glass are great, the twist with Mikhail having to kill the loyal Ben followers Bonni and Greta inside the hatch. Ben is very clear that he needs the jamming continued so everybody would stay on the island. And he didn’t care that Bonni & Greta were loyal. So Ben orders Mikhail to kill them! He gets one of them and the other blurts out the code to disable the block after Desmond harpoons Mikhail. We get Charlie to type in the Good Vibrations song to turn off the block. He gets to talk to Penny and we discover Naomi is not connected to her, as stated by Ben. (Who knows when he’s telling the truth or not?) And Charlie sacrifices himself when Mikhail escapes and blows up part of the hatch. Loved that scene. Bye Dominic. We enjoyed ya while you were with us!

The confrontation between Ben and Jack was priceless. Jack tries to call Ben’s bluff. His men supposedly kill Sayid, Bernard and Jin but for reasons I’m not clear about, they don’t. And they die to regret it because Juliet and Sawyer (now that’s a strange combo!) check out the beach with no arms. Then our favorite Hurley saves the day in his VW van. I was cheering during that scene! Hurley the hero! The producers foreshadowed it in a sense but I still didn’t see that coming. And Tom, a key Other who never got any back story, finally dies, thanks to Sawyer. I agree with Sawyer that there’s no way to trust that man.

And the producers threw us for a loop at the very end — in a good way. All along, we think this is a long Jack flashback but it’s actually a time AFTER they get rescued. They never say who died that caused Jack to try to commit suicide. (We assume it’s Sawyer.) We don’t know who Kate is dating. (Maybe it’s Sawyer?) Jack is indeed truly miserable, post rescue, just as Ben predicted, popping pills and referencing his dead dad as if he were still alive. And that’s where we stand going into season four and 48 more episodes to go.

We still have questions—like how did Locke recover so quickly from the gunshot wound. And why was Walt telling him to get up? Walt, of course, is now three years older and looks it. Where’s his dad? Was that an apparition? Huh?

And did Penny learn anything from that brief connection with the hatch?

And what’s up with Naomi and the supposed rescue? Obviously, the flash forward implies that Kate and Jack, at least, do get off the island eventually. Does that mean we can assume over the next three seasons they won’t die?

Ah… plenty to mull over the next nine months until February, 2008 rolls around and we get our 16 episodes in a row. (No more full 22 or 23 episode seasons for “Lost.” Somehow, ABC negotiated three seasons of 16 each instead of two more seasons of 22 or 23 episodes.)

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By Jacqueline

May 24, 2007 9:51 AM | Link to this

The finale was so good! I was glued to the edge of my seat the entire time. Now I start to think perhaps the survivors shouldn’t return to the real world. One interesting point you made is you believe Sawyer was in the casket. Why do you believe that? My co-workers and I have been wondering…we think it might be Rose since it was an African-American funeral home. We’d love to hear more about your theory.

By Matt

May 24, 2007 9:56 AM | Link to this

Completely agree that it started out slow - but man did it ramp up in the end. I’ve never missed an original airing - this show is awesome!!

By red

May 24, 2007 9:59 AM | Link to this

I’m in denial about Charlie. I think he’s going to make it out somehow.

By red

May 24, 2007 9:59 AM | Link to this

I’m in denial about Charlie. I think he’s going to make it out somehow.

By red

May 24, 2007 10:00 AM | Link to this

I’m not accepting that Charlie dead. I think he’s going to make it out somehow.

By Bud

May 24, 2007 10:01 AM | Link to this

…could’ve been Rose, I suppose, but Jack was an emotional wreck over it and he never seemed that close to her and Bernard in the first place. I’m leaning toward Sawyer, but hey, maybe it’s Locke?!

By Julie

May 24, 2007 10:02 AM | Link to this

The person in the casket could be anybody… maybe it’s Juliet! Heck, it could even be Ben. So, who are Naomi’s people? It sounds like they are going to be very bad news… why??? I don’t know if I can wait until February!!!

By DWolfman

May 24, 2007 10:04 AM | Link to this

All in all, a satisfying season finale. A couple of thoughts, though:

a) If Charlie seemed the inept hero in blurting out his mission as well as ratting out Juliet, the biggest idiocy he demonstrated by far was locking the control pod door from the inside! How much longer would it have taken to make one more step, turn and close it from the pool area with Desmond’s help? Poor Charlie (or the writing team) wanted martyr status for sure. b) I’m not sure the ending scene promises to take the series where I would like it to go. Jack without Kate? Escape without everybody (or as many as they don’t kill off)? But then, the producers have shown an understanding of the hero cycle so far, so my hopes are not yet “LOST.”

By vsu84

May 24, 2007 10:10 AM | Link to this

I know it is not Hugo….casket was too small. I would say Locke, because of the lack of friends, but I truly don’t believe that he will ever leave the island. I think it is someone that Jack will become close to towards the end of the show like…..Ben. I knew the “island” would heal Locke and it was a great twist throwing Walt back into the mix. However, my favorite line in the whole episode was after Sawyer shot Tom and Hugo exclaimed that, ” Man it’s over, he surrendered” and Sawyer replied “I didn’t believe him” Great Finale…I believe though that the frigate off of the coast is more than likely going to become the new “others”.

By Amber

May 24, 2007 10:15 AM | Link to this

I would actually rather have Kate be with Sawyer in the end. They seem to be a better match, with their criminal history and all. And what was the deal with the kiss between Jack and Juliet?

By toni

May 24, 2007 10:16 AM | Link to this

Desmond told Charlie that he had to die in order for the rescue to happen. That’s the way it had to happen. Desmond said if he didn’t die…there would be no rescue. Since all of Desmond’s other visions were true…Charlie took him at his word and sacrificed himself. I love this show!

By rnm

May 24, 2007 10:18 AM | Link to this

Sorry red, but Dominic Monaghan(aka Charlie) has an interview in Entertainment Weekly about his exit from the show and the death of Charlie. Flashbacks are his only way of showing up in future episodes.

http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20040051,00.html

By tisha

May 24, 2007 10:21 AM | Link to this

THIS SHOW IS AWESOME I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHO IS IN THE CASKET.I HOPE IT NOT KATE. I CAN’T WAIT TILL FEBRUARY OF 2008 THIS SHOW SHOULD STAY ON THE AIR.

By red

May 24, 2007 10:21 AM | Link to this

I think it was kind a cool that Sawyer reminded Tom that he was killing him because he took Walt from the raft. I figured it to be because of how he, Kate and Jack were treated during their captivity.

By Phillip

May 24, 2007 10:24 AM | Link to this

I agree… it was a great season finale. I found myself jumping off the couch a couple of times and cheering like when Sayid killed that one “other” with just his feet in a flash.

I began suspecting we were not seeing a flashback when I noticed some gray in Jack’s beard. The show usually makes people look a good bit younger in the flashbacks. Then, when they showed his apartment with a world map on the wall with pins stuck all around the Pacific, I knew then for sure we were seeing the future, not the past.

Jack mentioned at one point (post rescue) having to keep quiet about their experience on the island. Also, when he was broadcast as a hero all over TV, there was no mention of him being a “famous castaway” as one would think he would be. Therefore, I think we must conclude that part of their returning home includes being very secretive, probably another cause of his great sadness.

This has been a great series even though it drags out a bit at times. The first few shows were amazing with that old Delta L-10-11 they tore apart for the crash scene. Last night’s episode was just as good as those. I still have lodge my one main critism: If anyone has ever flown from LA to Sydney or vice versa, you know the plane is often filled with gay people! Seriously, they are two of the gayest cities on Earth. For this plane to crash with none aboard (with the possible exception of Boone) is the most unrealistic thing on this crazy island.

By msyvone

May 24, 2007 10:27 AM | Link to this

Actually, Bernard spilled his guts because they were about to blows Jin’s head off, not his own. Whats with Mikhail “surviving” an electrocution, and then a spear through his heart? Maybe Charlie couldnt seal the chamber door from the outside, thats why he stayed in, besides the point he knew drowning was his destiny. I think it is Sawyer in the casket, because the gentleman asked Jack if he was family or friend, and Jack said, Neither. But who is Kate with then? The funeral home looked like it was in a tropical area, caribbean, or mexican coastal. Why did the bullet wound “paralyse” Locke in the pit? too many questions, too much time before we get any answers.

By Sean

May 24, 2007 10:33 AM | Link to this

The person in the casket was probably Ben. No one went becasue no one really liked him, but Jack finally realizes that Ben was right about not leaving the island and now Jack is miserable.

Overall, close to the best LOST episode ever.

By red

May 24, 2007 10:48 AM | Link to this

OK. Naomi tells them that Oceanic Flight 815 was found with no survivors. How then do they explain Jacks presence at the hospital?

By Dave

May 24, 2007 10:50 AM | Link to this

The person in the casket is most likely, Ben, Desmond or Walt. Just a guess here.

By GADAWG47

May 24, 2007 10:50 AM | Link to this

Sean, I think you are right about Ben. I did not understand Charlie’s reaction. Why did he lock himself in the hatch? Was it to be some sort of hero? I cant wait until next season.

By ronald fritts

May 24, 2007 10:53 AM | Link to this

The flash forward was brilliant. You’re thinking, “well, the one thing that won’t happen is their being rescused. We have 48 shows to go.” And, bang! Brilliant start to the final 48.

By Jaycee

May 24, 2007 10:59 AM | Link to this

I agree with Sean, I believe the person in the casket is Ben, when ask by the person in the funeral home, if Jack was a family of friend he said neither, I don’t see Jack saying that about any of the other crash survive

By red

May 24, 2007 11:14 AM | Link to this

I am just so upset about Charlie. Poor Clair. Poor Aaron. Hopefully we will see him again in someone’s flashbacks or something.

By publicenemynumberone

May 24, 2007 11:19 AM | Link to this

I have not seen it mentioned, but the poster on the door of the hospital that Jake was in was written in a foreign language. Maybe they’re not in the US?

By JD

May 24, 2007 11:19 AM | Link to this

I agree that the person in the coffin could be Ben. This would explain Jack’s extreme sadness despite being “neither” family nor friend. He is sad because Ben might have been his only way back to the island.

It could also be Sawyer. There is a scene in the finale where Kate tells Sawyer she may be pregnant and Sawyer immediately acts as if he could care less. This could be the reason Kate and Sawyer split up and why she did not go to the funeral. And when Kate tells Jack in the end of the finale that she has “to go b/c he will be wondering where I am”, she may be referring to her and Sawyer’s son!

By Sara

May 24, 2007 11:21 AM | Link to this

Wonderful show! Why can’t the one eyed French guy die and stay dead? This is two times he’s been ‘killed’. I think he is part of a team with Namomi, is she coming back alive too? I don’t think Charlie is dead. I doubt that even Tom is really dead. I think most all of this season was far better than last years. Just keep it on the air until all forty-eight episodes are played. Please.

By modestd

May 24, 2007 11:29 AM | Link to this

If you guys would check out Lostpedia.org most of your questions and theories can be some what debunked or made to be true. Kate was not in the casket. The article that Jack was looking at you could see “Jo” then the rest is unreadable. Someone up at the top said the people on the freighter are the new “others”. I believe this as well. Crazy episode, it was freaking awesome!!! I love this show so much. It is the best thing on TV probably ever! Look at all of us dorks talking about it!

By Mary

May 24, 2007 11:34 AM | Link to this

Some thoughts to either disprove with me or elaborate on: I think it is Ben in the casket - remember nobody came and Kate said “Why would I go?” disgusted like. Why isn’t Kate in jail in the future? If parachute girl isn’t related to Penny rescue why did she have Desmond & Penny picture when found? Maybe rescue ship is related to Pennys Dad (with evil intent)? If cable on the beach powers the looking glass then why not just cut the cable from the beach? I think Jack was too high to remember Dad is dead in the future. Can’t explain Walt sighting. I think Ben gave Tom order to pretend shooting hostages (off camera) as a bargaining tool.

By skt

May 24, 2007 11:44 AM | Link to this

great ending to the season, always leaving us wondering. I am a true Sawyer fan and supportive of our Georgia boy, so my take: When jack met Kate at the end she said she had to go because “HE” would wonder where she was…I think that she is with Sawyer and it is someone else in the casket, could have been Charlie or Ben…

By red

May 24, 2007 11:48 AM | Link to this

Mary, Walt has powers remember. He made himself visible for Sayed and Shannon after he had been kidnapped. In the first season his step dad didn’t want him after his mom died because of his powers.

By Ron

May 24, 2007 11:56 AM | Link to this

Great show. They had more killings than the sopranos. The twist at the end was kind of expected with them being in present day because earlier this season Ben shows Jack when the Red Sox win the World series which happened a couple of years ago and according to Jack they have only been on the island for 90 days.

By TVGirl

May 24, 2007 12:01 PM | Link to this

Here’s the theory Jack is back form the island but its not as he suspected people are dying left and right and he tries to kill himself. Claire is in the car with her son (the baby) and they see him; get distracted and are in an accident. Claire is the women in the hsopital he rescues form the car accident with her son and she is one in the casket who dies and little boy in the waiting room her son. Claire’s mom died and she is estranged from her dad so she has no family to attend the funeral. yep yep I’m sure of it..(ha)

By LS

May 24, 2007 12:30 PM | Link to this

Jacquline stated that the funeral home looked like it may be African-American. So what if the body in the casket was Michael? Kate said why would I go and no one else was there either. Michael was the first traitor. He led them to the Others in order to save himself and his son.

My guess is that Kate is with Sawyer. At least I hope so.

GADAW47, Charlie locked himself in the room to keep Desmond from coming in. Desmond’s vision was of Charlie drowning, not himself. But when he heard Penny’s voice he tried to come him. To keep him alive Charlie locked the door.

By Chris

May 24, 2007 12:41 PM | Link to this

I think its Juliet in the casket. Jack was truly upset at the casket. Everything has been taken from him, his dad, his wife and now Juliet. I think that’s why he was about to jump off the bridge.

I don’t understand how Kate is a free woman. Before the crash she was under arrest and being brought back by a U.S Marshall.

I don’t think Locke was rescued, I think he stayed on the Island with the French woman.

By Chris

May 24, 2007 12:59 PM | Link to this

Well, if it is Claire… Then Jack she would have had family there. Remember, Jack’s Father is also her father.

By hiitsme

May 24, 2007 1:09 PM | Link to this

Jack’s father is already dead when they crash, remember? He has his father’s casket going with him on the plane.

By Moviedude78

May 24, 2007 1:26 PM | Link to this

Lost continues to impress. Once we got to this 16 consecutive episode season, I am pleased with the way it has ended, for now! Charlie is gone, his destiny. Desmond will use his powers to show Jack the future if they get off the island. Ben was definitely in the casket, no friends, no family, no one back in the States. Don’t know why Kate would be free from custody. One thing I wanted to see was Michael and Walt on the boat…what is up with that?

By meg

May 24, 2007 1:27 PM | Link to this

I think the “he” Kate needs to get back to is her baby (with Sawyer?), and Sawyer is the one in the casket.

By micah

May 24, 2007 1:28 PM | Link to this

Juliet would most likely be the last person in the casket. First, juliet has family. Second, Jack would not be that upset about reading of her death in a newspaper and commit suicide just because she’s dead, because she’s obviously not in his life anymore. His depression and tendicies are based on his belief that he, as the leader, made a huge mistake by going off the island. His choice has affected an alternate realty in which Jack’s father is still alive. The comment about ben being in the casket because that his his only way back is insightful.

It is also clear that Ben did not give a false order to shoot. First, he has no problem killing. Second, Tom argued with the other guy on the beach saying they should have followed Ben’s orders.

By Deber

May 24, 2007 1:42 PM | Link to this

I agree, Ben looked surprised when Jack confirmed that Jin, Sayid & Bernard were still alive. Ben is learning that his control over his Others is fading. Is Locke their new messiah? Also i think Ben knows Locke didnt really kill his dad. maybe only murders “see” Jacob. Remember, Locke only heard “help me” & just split second seen him. Maybe Ben shot Locke with those “Paralyzing spiders” that killed the Nikki & Paulo?!?!? I too would like to know about Walt & Michael. It mayve been Michael in the casket but why would Jack be that upset? they werent that close. And why did we go almost the whole season w/out even a mention of M & Walt, much less the ever-present Walt-flash Oh yeah, one more thing about the Walt-flash… M & Walt (who was 11~12 @ the time) been gone, what, maybe 2~3 weeks??? But when we see Walt talking to ditch-bound Locke, Walt almost looks like he should be shaving. He aged about 4 years in the 3 weeks he was on the boat? anyways… my head hurts trying to figure this show out. but it was the best season finale so far… 1 more thing, someone else said it already, but Sawyers line, “I didnt believe him…” CLASSIC. I have a man-crush on Sawyer… Sorry ELvis.

By diana

May 24, 2007 1:43 PM | Link to this

why did John kill Naiomi when he couldn’t kill his father or Jack? was Jack’s father dead or was reality changed when they came back?hope the body in the coffin was not Swayer’s,i thing Kate would have been there if it was,and Jack would not have been so upset.the paper said in L,A. a man’s body had been found and it did start with Jo,if John left the island he would not be able to walk. Kate and Swayer belong together,like Rhett Butler said like should marry like!

By UGA Grad in Colorado

May 24, 2007 1:43 PM | Link to this

Great show. Couldn’t stop thinking about it which is what a finale should be. When Hurley drives the Dharma van on the beach was awesome!!

Who the dead guy could be… Jacob or Ben or Penny’s father.

Who Kate says will wodner where she is? Sawyer

By jc_atl

May 24, 2007 1:47 PM | Link to this

Fantastic ending to the season. It was lackluster at times overall but the ending certainly makes me eager to see what happens next.

Charlie and Desmond has scuba gear. The porthole through which water was filling the underwater base was not large enough to drown them quickly - they both (or at least one) could have gotten a tank up and working in time to save them both (of course the bad guy was outside as well). Then Charlie has not shown the best of judgement throughout the show so expecting him to think through his options when he saw the grenade and knew the fate predicted for him is probably asking too much. I will miss him as a character.

By Tony Heringer

May 24, 2007 1:55 PM | Link to this

First time on this blog! Great comments on the show everyone.

Rodney, American Idol and Lost — you’ve hit my households two favorite shows.

I agree with the “Ben is in the casket” theory — haven’t processed this enough to give an alternative. John Locke isn’t leaving the island. I also agree that Jack is depressed because his people are dying and Ben’s words are haunting him. This also supports the “Ben is in the casket” theory. I’m sure we’ll be re-watching the series from now to February trying to connect these dots.

By Rebecca

May 24, 2007 2:00 PM | Link to this

Also, his ex-wife was obviously pregnant. I’m thinking the return occurred around 6-8 months after their breakup….

By Sunni1

May 24, 2007 2:05 PM | Link to this

I believe the person in the coffin is either Locke or Ben..neither of them has any family….I really hated to see the path that Jack is on in the future, hopefully the writers will get him back on track before the show ends….

By comp133xi7y

May 24, 2007 2:07 PM | Link to this

For the love of…look…Charlie sacrificed himself because Desmond’s vision showed that he had to die for everyone to be rescued. No amount of “he could have put on the scuba gear” or “why didn’t he close the door from the front” is going to change that basic motivation.

Don’t people appreciate thematic elements any more?

By socaldawg

May 24, 2007 2:08 PM | Link to this

A couple of missed items in above posts. Tom didn’t say they should have followed Ben’s orders. He said Ben was losing it and they shouldn’t have followed Ben’s orders. Clearly, Ben’s orders were to shoot in the sand and not really kill them. Tom was saying that was stupid and they should have really killed them.

Second, Charlie was not showing a lack of judgment. Desmond heard Penny’s voice and would have done anything to get in there and talk to her. Charlie shut the hatch to save Desmond. (Same as when he hit Des in the head to keep him from going down into the water in the first place). Charlie knew he was supposed to die there, not Des. So he did what he had to do to make sure that happened.

One thing about Walt. I think it was the smokey monster which (i believe) has already “appeared” in the guise of Jack’s dad, Echo’s brother, Kate’s horse, and even Walt way back when. But that’s just me.

By KK

May 24, 2007 2:16 PM | Link to this

Did anyoney hear Jack tell the Chief on staff to call his father down and compare if he was drunker than his father? This part kinda throws me if he is talking post island

By red

May 24, 2007 2:23 PM | Link to this

That’s right KK. Jack also tempts the pharmacist to call his dad by stating that his father has written the prescription that he was trying to fill.

By Sunni1

May 24, 2007 2:25 PM | Link to this

KK….that threw me for a loop too but I was thinking that (1) Jack was so wasted he did not know what was going on or (2)Did them leaving the island cause things that happened prior to the crash to change

By tdsesq

May 24, 2007 2:28 PM | Link to this

My theories. I don’t think it really matters who is in the casket. I think we will find out that it is some castaway who has died since getting rescued. I believe we will find out that all of the castaways have been dying since getting rescued. It goes back to what Desmond told Charlie. No matter what he does Charlie was going to die and he (Desmond) could not stop it. Desmond was also told by the woman in the gift shop that he could not change his fate. I think the “fate” of the passengers of Oceanic was to die. Leaving the island was not going to change that. Staying on the island was the only way they could continue to stay alive and not be subjected to their ultimate fate. That is the power of the island that we have been wondering about. Now that they are off the island I suspect that the storline will be that they each keep dying one at a time. Jack is distraught because he can’t stop it and feels responsible. He tells Kate they never should have left the island because he knows they are going to die soon as well.

By Missed that

May 24, 2007 2:32 PM | Link to this

I missed the “we know how the Others learned so much about the crash survivors” part. Someone please explain!

By KK

May 24, 2007 2:39 PM | Link to this

Sunni1 - I agree with you on point #2. Maybe leaving the island caused things to change.

I believe Locke is in the casket - being that there were no attendees at the funeral and Locke definately does not want to leave the island. This compounded with Jack wanting to go back to the island.

By ahkief

May 24, 2007 2:54 PM | Link to this

I think it is definitely Locke in the casket. He alienated Jack and Kate when he tried to stop the rescue and when he blew up the submarine. What if he HAD to leave the island. What if Naomi’s people somehow change the island, as Ben alleges they will? Jack is depressed because he realizes that “Jo”hn Locke was right in wanting to stay on the island. Jack was insistent that John “not keep me on this island anymore”. Now John’s dead. He probably has a miserable, lonely, paralyzed existence after being forced to leave the island. Now he’s dead and Jack feels responsible. I’m just saying… Also, Jack’s Razr Phone was also a but of a giveway that we were seeing the futute. Can’t wait for 2/2008!!!!

By Hamilton

May 24, 2007 3:29 PM | Link to this

Here’s an idea…I don’t think it’s been determined who is in the casket. I don’t think the writers know yet themselves. Getting rescued from the island changed everything. It could be anyone. But if you want to draw your own conclusions from the newspaper clipping that Jack read, then go here:

http://bp0.blogger.com/_RrObyQ3XzcY/RlUe-1YihSI/AAAAAAAAFkw/ucINFuG1jfo/s1600-h/newspaperclipping2.jpg

By sg

May 24, 2007 5:14 PM | Link to this

this show jumped the shark a while ago. The final episode wasn’t bad but …. what B.S. story line will they feed us next season.

By Deirdre

May 24, 2007 6:42 PM | Link to this

The last name in the newspaper clipping is Lantham. And it clearly states that it’s a man. Was that Desmond’s last name? Or is this someone we meet next season who is part of the rescue? Will they really be rescued or was that ‘flash-foward’ just a possible outcome? What does Locke know that we don’t?

By Brandi

May 24, 2007 6:43 PM | Link to this

The article that Jack was reading referenced a MAN that was found dead in Los Angeles. In the article (the link was posted above), the first letter of the name was a J & the last name appeared to be *antham or something close to it. Did anyone notice that the casket appeared to be smaller than an average size? One could assume it belonged to a person of smaller stature (a child?) or perhaps this infamous ‘Jacob’ (starts with a J!). It is very hard to tell when this future scene took place. If the plane crashed in 2004, it could realistically be current day. When Kate indicated she had to get home because ‘he’ would be suspicious, this ‘he’ would be someone we & Jack know (my bet is it’s Sawyer) - since she didn’t have to use a name. This finale opened up a bigger can of worms & it $ucks that we gotta wait 9 months to see where this goes…

By tim

May 24, 2007 10:29 PM | Link to this

what a great finale…this is one show that didn’t dissapoint

By ShyGirl

May 25, 2007 1:37 PM | Link to this

I think it was Michael (Walt’s) father in the casket. The funeral was in an African-American neighborhood. He betrayed his friends and left the island, that’s why no one was at the funeral.

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