LOST – The End Is Near

Yes, my friends, The End is Near

Today begins a long weekend celebrating the cultural phenomenon known as LOST. Capping off a week long procession of appearances by the producers of LOST, Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindlof; as well as the cast of this outstanding program – tonight we’ll all be sitting in front of our televisions to view a newly-enhanced repeat of the pilot of LOST.

Tomorrow night, whether with a group of friends, a gathering of fans in chat at DarkUFO, or huddled in the deep folds of a comfortable chair in solitary seclusion (as I plan to be), millions of Americans will watch The End of LOST.

For thousands of my friends who’ve followed me here, on the DarkUFO website, and on the SpoilerTV Forums, not to mention many other LOST-related discussion and theory sites, will this mean the end (also) to six years of spectulation, wild theories, amazingly accuration predictions, and hysterically wrong assumptions?

I hope and expect not. I suspect Monday morning will bring about a flurry of new spectulation, wild theories, amazingly accuration predictions, and hysterically wrong assumptions.

As we prepare for this marathon weekend of LOST love, I’d like to share some of the spectulation, wild theories, amazingly accuration predictions, and hysterically wrong assumptions my friend ekg and I have shared on my forum in the past four weeks.

WARNING: Possible spoilers and confirmed silliness follow!

4/9: Maybe all it takes is for Dez to go back in time and NOT turn the fail-safe key???

4/14: I now get why Dez ran over Locke. He had to get him in a near death experience like himself and Charlie to see what’s going on now on the island.

Why hasn’t Dr. Chang aged?
4/16: The Alt is what happens if MIB gets off the island!
5/4:  I have returned from the deep depths of HELL! (<Note for future reference)

5/6: I think Jack is going to figure out whats going on in ‘side-time’ when Desmond comes to show him what he’s missing.. Wink so yeah Sayid was right.. it is going to be him (Jacob’s successor)…

5/6: Bernard looked like he knew everything.

5/12: MIB isn’t Smokie anymore than Locke is.. Smokie is them..Smokemonster just takes a form that’s more pleasing to whomever he is with…

5/12: Smokie is the darkness that came out of the light. Pretty cool and correlates with a lot of hints we’ve gotten through the years.

And it may just verify my theory that we’ll be seeing the real John Locke soon!

5/12: Makes me wonder if, in order to stop Flocke, he has to be returned to the light spring (thus, returning Smokey to his “home”) and resetting all the good in the world. Which means the Alt is the result of that. Not what happened if the plane didn’t crash.

5/12: Des is going to cause all the Losties at the concert to have a near-death experience.. or maybe he just knows, like everything else we’ve seen, that he needs to get them all together for anything to happen..

5/17: I’m saying Kate dies..on the bright side, it it wasn’t Sawyer whose last scene was laying on the ground in a scene where there is blood, shouting, and tenderness

5/19: I think the rest of the Oceanic survivors will have to protect Jack and help him kill MIB, which means they are now expendable because The One has been chosen..IOW, whatever protection they had before (MIB being unable to kill them on his own) I think that’s gone now..

5/19: When Des gave Kate the dress and said “we’re going to a concert”.. my daughters (who love Charlie) said “Yaa, Charlie”.. but I think Des is taking Kate to see Eloise more than taking her to see Charlie.. since Eloise knows the answer to the riddle..

5/19: Kate won’t die

5/20: I think Dez is going to turn into the white good monster and banish Smokey!

5/20: Smokey took over MIB’s form when he could (remember my theory about why everyone on the island has to be buried? Because Smokey can take their form?) and he took over Locke’s when he could.

I’m waiting for Locke to go full-on aware of what’s going on on the island during a major near-death experience* during his surgery in the finale and actually (somehow) taking over his dead body on island to defeat Smokey.

*Why not? Seems like the island flashes in the Alt are more detailed the greater the injury (or in his case, surgery).

5/20: I doubt many people would talk to him(smokie) or trust him if he came to them in his true ‘smoke’ form.. so he just ‘assumes’ whichever ‘body’ works for him..

he showed Jack the way by looking like Jack’s dad
he convinced Claire to come with him by being Jack and her Dad
he talked to Richard in his MIB form
he uses Locke for everyone else..

smokie is MIB but only because he pretends to be him, the same way he’s pretending to be Locke and all the others..but like Locke, and Jack’s dad..the real MIB is dead..

5/20: sooooooooooooooo the only person we haven’t seen is going to be Jack’s wife, the mother of his child. which is also the reason Jack’s name wasn’t scratched off for being a Dad the way Kate’s was for being a mom.. and Jack’s wife is….*drum-roll* Juliette!

5/21: Vincent pulled Dez outta the well!

5/21: Hurley would be a good bet, but 2nd in command has to also be able to step into the number one slot.. Hurley couldn’t do that.. and, the 2nd guy has to have the same ‘intelligence’ level as Jack.. someone he can sit and play chess with or sit around a philosophize with.. again, not Hurley.. that’s why I said it’s Ben.. I say Locke over Ben tho  on the off chance they can pull off bringing him back to life.. Smiley

the problem with Ben or Locke is that they would want to be number 1.. they aren’t ‘2nd in command’ types because they want the island for their own.. but, maybe that’s the whole part of the yin/yang..

5/21: the sunken island.. the alt world.. somehow, smokie won the 1st(or every) time around but Faraday is able to change “Time” and at the concert, him and Eloise change it back and the worlds (alt/island) link up…

this is the whole ‘matrix’ scene…in that scene I copied/pasted we learn that it all(all 3 matrix movies) had already happened 5 times before because Neo kept making the same wrong decision each time when he got to that point.. and after he made the wrong decision, the matrix reset and started the process all over again..

5/21: the eye opening.. this time it’s Kate’s eye opening like Jack’s did.. it’s why she’s laying on the ground in her final scene..  it’s always been the eye opening, we were reminded of that last season when the ‘tease’ of the new season was the eye opening and we all tried to figure out whose it was..

5/21: (I feel like were in the final throes of spectulation  Cry) I don’t know…didn’t I say earlier that the Alt is if Flocke had succeeded? That’s why the island’s underwater in the first episode.
hell, there could be a mind-blower and it be Sawyer.. since he wants to leave the island, so that would sorta recreate the MIB/Jacob relationship perfectly..

5/21: I just thought of something…

Remember when Juliet was dying in the hatch shaft at the beginning of the season?

Her last words after “Let’s have coffee” (or whatever…obviously alluding to something between here and Sawyer in the Alt) were:

“It worked”.

We all assumed she meant the bomb (Jughead). But, nah…

It’s whatever they all get together to do to get rid of Flocke in the Alt at the concert.


We’ll see how these pan out tomorrow!


2 responses »

  1. LOL,no I see why you wanted the Matrix/Dark Tower speculation condensed 🙂

    we’ve sure come up with some doozies over the years..Some things were just so damn curious about (a polar bear on an island? what’s up with that) and we got the answer in such a nonplussed way that it was missed by many (because the ‘others’ had a full on zoo, with an arctic section and the polar bears just got loose after some calamity we didn’t know about at the time)

    some of my favorite questions were…. “who?” which you gracious reminded me, and sometimes just told me before I could even ask. 😉

    I recorded the pilot(enhanced) last night and plan on watching it about 7pm when the new shows are just starting, that way the second the pilot is over, I”m cued up and ready for The End.(and i’ll be able to FF thru the commercials 🙂 ) I am looking forward to it as much as I am dreading it.. well ok, maybe I’m looking forward to it a little more than the ”dreading’.. say 60/40

    but that will flip in the last few minutes to 90/10 dread vs excitement because it really is an end to Something Special

    Now, I will try and shorten my theory of Lost..

    J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof gave us a hint the other week when they mentioned the conversation between Neo and the Architect from the Matrix, combined that with their love the Stephen King’s “Dark Tower” and a pattern emerges..

    1st, good fights evil. Good doesn’t always win, so something, whether it be the Matrix or the Tower resets everything to give ‘good’ another chance.

    Neo finds out in that part of the movie we were told to look to for answers, that he has been there, making that same choice he is forced to make right them between what he loves and the rest of humanity, 5 times before and each time he has chosen to save the one he loves.. which is the wrong answer.

    I will not go into Roland’s journey, if you read it you know it, if you didn’t.. nothing I can say will do it the justice it deserves, so I will just say this…after spending his life in the quest to save the Tower, he allowed all of those around him to die. He sacrificed all he loved in the name of his “damn Tower”. His was the fight for good, it didn’t matter than he was as evil as a person could be to achieve the fight to save the world from bad.

    or so he thought.

    After defeating the Crimson King, Roland goes into the Tower, there he finds that he has been there many times before, his quest has, like Neo’s, been done over and over again.. and then Roland is thrown back to the start of where we, the reader, picked up his quest The Man in Black Fled across the Desert, and the Gunslinger Followed” with no memory of his last quest, but with a new item in his belongings given to him because in his last trial, he did learn to love and that sacrifice wasn’t to be taken lightly and he or his quest was not the center of it all.. so he was given a symbol of his Fathers in the hopes that this time, he would make the right choices to get to his tower.

    We’ve seen it explained before that while some people on the island are bad, they aren’t not evil to the core. While others may do something good, but they are not good to the core. We saw this strongly with Ben and Sayid. Sayid was capable of pure evil, but in his core he was good.. Ben was capable of good, but now I believe he is really evil in his core.

    The island is a balance. Good/bad.. light/dark.. black/white.

    I believe, from the clues we’ve been given (dark tower/matrix) that everything has happened once, or many times before. The sunken island and ‘alt life’ is the result of the wrong choice being made.Whether that choice was Jack’s and he just did it wrong, or whether each ‘lostie’ has had a chance at being “The Canidate” and have just faltered.. I don’t know yet. But I’m sure it’s all loop they are damned to repeat until it’s right

    MIB/Jacob sitting on the beach “It’s always the same..they come, they fight, they corrupt..”

    it’s always the same.. only this time.. maybe Jack is the true one(maybe not, keep reading), and Desmond is his fail-safe. Desmond is the difference this time. Because of someone else’s sacrifice (Juliette’s?).. the Losties were given a new tool to help them defeat evil once and for all..

    Those words I posted from the Dark Tower.

    The Man in Black Fled across the Desert, and the Gunslinger Followed”

    Few words are more iconic to a DT fan than those.. the journey started with them and sadly, ended with them..

    Losts journey started with the camera looking at an eye opening.. Jack’s eye. I believe it will end with an eye opening, only this time it’s Kate’s.

    Does this mean all is well and Jack The Candidate, Jacobs replacement won? Or does it mean that it was Jack’s eye we focused on because he was The One who got to try this time, and next time, since it’s Kate’s eye opening, she will be The One to stand up at the camp-fire and say she’ll do it, she’ll take over for Jacob because Jack was failed in some important way?

    ahhhh yes.. we’ll find out tonight won’t we..

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