Wow – Wednesday was quite a night, wasn’t it? It’s been a couple of days and my mind is still reeling trying to get a handle on it. And I’m blogging to you from Sacramento’s airport, so my apologies if my entry sounds a little bit loopy or odd.
I could do a post about the finale for America’s Next Top Model, but I think it ended fairly predictably (I had an inkling Teyonna was in it to win it from about week 2), and thus the ending was rather anti-climactic. But I will say that Allison was perhaps the most gracious runner-up the show has ever had – even more than Joanie! And that’s saying a lot. I wish her the best – she’s a weirdo, but a really nice weirdo.
So let’s move right along to the real news of the night – the Lost finale! Spoilers ahead, etc., etc.
The big question remains – who (or what) is Jacob? Is this whole show some kind of cosmic good versus evil setup? Notice the other man in black at the start, Jacob in white. This could hearken way back to season 1, when Locke pointedly played a backgammon game of white vs. black with Walt. If this means that Jacob is the “good” force, then who is the other guy? Satan? Esau? The Fatman? For now I’ll call him “Mr. Black” for convenience.
One theory that we discussed is that Locke in this episode (the live one) was actually Mr. Black. But I’ll take that a step further and suggest that the Locke we’ve been seeing on the island all season was Mr. Black. Whether he was taking on Locke’s form or possessing Locke’s body remains to be seen. Anywho, I go on this theory, because I think Ilana delivering Locke’s corpse was supposed to be very significant – sort of smoking out the traitor amongst Alpert’s current crew.
Speaking of Alpert, it was starting to get hard to keep up with him, considering he was one character playing in 2 different time periods throughout the finale. Is he special because he has been living forever, or is this something common amongst his people?
Regardless – back to Jacob. The other question I brought up was if Jacob actually did appear to all of the Losties in their pasts, or is he now entering into their past histories as a part of some kind of time travel? The only thing that makes me lean towards the former explanation is that we hadn’t (until now) been shown a reason why Hurley decided to get on the plane this time around. Did Jacob really convince him to go?
Hey – it’s the statue! And the statue, for those not into Egyptology, is of Sobek – the crocodile god. Sobek is often described as the creator god in Egyptian mythology – that the rivers of chaos flowed from his mouth to create the world. Another common view is that he was a god that repaired evil that had been done in the world. Head spinning yet?
Having Bernard and Rose show up (with Vincent in tow) was awesome! I love that they have decided to reject all of these “shenanigans” and just live out a life on an island where she is healthy and they can be happy together. This creates pretty strong evidence that they are our “Adam & Eve” from way back. (Speaking of which – shout out to the Black Rock!)
Speaking of shenanigans, it was certainly frustrating to see how much of the decisions being made by Jack and Sawyer lately have been motivated simply out of their obsession with the women in their lives. Don’t get me wrong – I love how the finale was plotted, but it was just too much love rhombus for me. We had to focus so much on them, that characters like Hurley, Sun and Jin got lousy plot points this go-round.
That being said, the ending was spectacular. I have always adored Juliet’s character (so delightfully complex), and she acted the hell out of those final scenes. Kablooey!
So…what happens next? Did Jack/Sayid/Daniel’s plan work? Has history unravelled itself? Are we right back where we started? Or will time split even further? Stay tuned!