First things first…according to the latest LOST Podcast, there was a scene cut out from last week’s episode which better explains why Faraday was so convinced that he could change the future. In the scene, he dropped a pebble into a stream and explained how small changes don’t really affect things too much. Then, he dropped a huge stone into the stream. The water splashed onto the side banks and there was even enough displaced water to start a new stream off the first one. Faraday’s theory is that the small choices that people make in the past can easily be course corrected and follow the rules of relativistic physics, but if drastic choices are made that have an extreme change on the past, then they could affect the future.
It would seem that since he is now dead, the future is still set in stone and perhaps the things that we see Jack, Sayid, Eloise, and Richard working on (trying to detonate Jughead) all actually happened already and we still won’t see a changed future.
Richard Alpert made it clear to Sun and Locke in 2007 that he watched “them” all die. He was speaking about Jack, Kate, Hurley, and the rest of the gang stuck back in 1977. It would seem that Sawyer, Juliet, and surprise, Kate, are heading to safety on the sub, but the preview for the finale clearly shows them back on the island trying to stop Jack.
My feeling is that everything is still happening exactly as it always has, BUT something will change during the 2-hour finale that will set the stage for the ultimate cliffhanger and then eight dreadful months of waiting for the final season.
Here are some of the things we learned:
– Eloise and Charles have a complicated love relationship.
– Eloise believes Jack completely, BUT she may be using the information for her own interests. Widmore does not seem happy about the decision.
– Stuart Radzinsky is an asshole and Phil is no better. I predict that Sawyer will eventually kill Phil for hitting Juliet.
– Sayid and Jack are in this together because Sayid feels that the worst thing that can happen is that they will be out of their misery. Kate does not think it’s a great idea and went back to the others.
– Sawyer and Juliet seem to really be in love and I kind of like their relationship. Sawyer even told Juliet that he should have listened to her three years earlier and gotten on that sub, but if he had they may never have fallen in love.
– Damn Kate for getting on the sub! She did have a good line tonight though, “Since when did killing kids and blowing up hydrogen bombs become okay.”
– Miles, Hurley and Jin are trying to get to the beach and Chang now knows the truth about them and his relationship to Miles. I love the way Change questioned Hurley into submission, especially the “who is the President” part because Hurley was actually worried someone would ask him that question when they first joined the DHARMA Initiative.
– It was nice that Miles got to see the real reason his dad “abandoned” him and his mother. He was only trying to protect them and had to yell at his wife in order to get her on the sub and save her.
– How crazy is it that Jughead is actually buried below Dharmaville in “the tunnels”?
– Absolutely LOVE the scene where Locke tells Alpert to help the other Locke, ummm, you know, the same Locke, but different time, ummm, well actually same time, but different linear time Locke. You know what I mean…the Locke when his leg had been shot and he told him to tell Locke that in order to bring everybody back, he’d have to die. Closing the gaps and filling in the pieces. Now we know how Alpert knew where and when to find him.
– It was great that Alpert seemed so relieved that Locke didn’t have to die until he told him that he actually did wind up dying.
– The island and Locke seem completely in tune with each other now and I guess Jacob is in trouble once The Others “see” him. Locke is definitely a changed man because he died and is alive again, I guess you can make a case that his transformation may be the biggest one of all the characters, but I’d argue that with one other character.
– When Jack said, “this is our destiny”, it was like the circle completing itself. What a transformation! I’d argue there is no other character on the show that has changed more than he has. IF he wipes out everything that happens in the future though, he will never go through the misery he needs in order to experience that life altering change. Remember that Locke said earlier this season that he needed to experience the pain he went through in order to become who he is today? It’s the same with all of the characters.
That thought that everyone needed to experience everything they’ve gone through ultimately leads me to believe that they will not be able to change whatever happens with regards to “The Incident”. Bear in mind that the “incident” could have always been the H-bomb or it could have been the electromagnetic energy escaping from The Swan site.
This show is so heavily steeped in philosophical mind fucks that it makes me think about the crap I have gone through in my life and actually appreciate it more. Books have done that for me before and I have walked out of movies feeling like what I just witnessed somehow changed my way of thinking. Now I can say the same thing about a bloody TV show!