If you haven't watched LOST yet read no further!!!!
Oh LOST, how I love you. I am so so happy you are back.
It's already quite late here so this will be a quick recap but there so much to talk about!
First of all, was it necessary to shatter my heart over Sawyer and Juliet all over again? Seriously, that was low. And of course, I thought, oh well that's nice, they got to share some precious last moments together but then Juliet dies before she can tell Sawyer the something important??? And when Sawyer shoves Miles face into the freshly dug grave to find out what it was, it was..."it worked" !?!?!!!!!!!???!!!
Over the summer I went to Comic Con where they showed the alternate reality videos of Kate and Hurley. So that's kind of where I expected the season to go but I didn't realize (and I did try to stay as spoiler free as possible) that we would be watching two storylines unfold. This really confuses my poor muddled brain.
So Jacob appears to Hurley and instructs him to take Sayid to the temple which is of course the same place that Ben was resurrected as a child. Once at the temple, we get to see all of the cool Others, hanging out with their long hair and hippie clothes and willing to kill our LOSTies on sight. Thank God Hurley has a guitar case with a super secret message that saves them...or rather has them dragging Sayid into the temple to drown him. I have to admit I was going to be really ticked off if Sayid was dead, so the very last scene of the show gave me great cause for relief.
And how about good old fake Locke turning into the Smoke Monster RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES and then killing some people? So it would seem to be confirmed that indeed the smoke monster and Jacob were at odds with each other. And Richard in chains?
Meanwhile aboard Oceanic Flight 815, we have a strange set of circumstances. We have Kate stealing Jack's pen, Charlie almost choking to death in the bathroom, Boone (coming across as very Damonish to me) minus Shannon, Desmond reading a book and then disappearing, and Hurley as the luckiest guy ever. I have to admit to wanting to laugh a bit over the fact that it seemed everyone was in trouble....Kate for obvious reasons, Charlie got arrested for the drugs, and Jin for the cash he was carrying. I am intrigued by the missing coffin and knives, and was, quite honestly, blown away by the conversation between Locke and Jack at the airport. It seems every exchange between them on the show has been of great significance and this one was no different. Between Locke saying he couldn't be helped to Jack's pronouncement that "nothing's irreversible." And we finally saw Claire again after so long, even if only for a second.
I feel the need to watch this again ASAP. I am so glad LOST is back! It's really hard to think of it being the last season....there is simply no other television series like it. Let's have a great season and savor every second. :)
Oh and a few other little notes.
*The book Desmond was reading on the plane was Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie (thanks to dedicated fans that take great screen shots!)
*What in the world was the island doing underwater in the beginning? What does that MEAN????
*Terry O'Quinn is such a fine actor. From the brilliant depiction of the "evil" Locke aka Smoke Man, to the look of resignation and defeat on the face of a Locke still in a wheelchair after flight 815....just such a wide range.
*I have always loved the score for LOST (I own all the soundtracks) and thought tonight's sequence as the flight touched down and all of the passengers got off the plane to be so gorgeous and sad sounding. It even made me a little teary. But that could be because I was just so happy to have LOST back. :)
I want to know your thoughts!!!! What do you think will happen next? Will Jacob come back to life? Just who is Smokey and what does he really want? I can't wait to hear what everyone thought!
(by the way, remember how Jacob went and connected with a few specific LOSTies and then said Sayid needed to live? Are they like the elect or something? What's up with that? Did he know he was going to die? He must have because of the message in the guitar case. AAAAH!)