February 3, 2010

Lost? Well, We're Supposed to Be

So, here's my random thoughts on the final season premiere of Lost...

Events on the plane being different were not "mistakes" but rather an indication that whatever caused this universe to exist changed more than simply the plane not crashing. Perhaps Locke did go on the walkabout and wasn't lying about doing so, as we would assume... perhaps Sawyer is not a con man in this universe... perhaps Rose does not have cancer... perhaps Sun truly does not speak English.

Fact is, we don't know for sure that the bomb actually went off when Juliet hit it. After all, the white flash simply indicated another time jump -where we rejoin our characters on the island in this episode - and there could have been a different event that caused the creation of LA-X's "alt-timeline." On this show, making assumptions like that is exactly what the writers are counting on.

It could be that this entire timeline we are watching now comes as a result of actions we have yet to see, and could in fact be taking place AFTER this season's on-island travails. We could well be watching the "end of the series" while thinking we are watching a tangent universe, all the while erroneously expecting it to merge with our other timeline.

Or, it could be that we are to take Miles' reveal of Juliet's revelation that the bomb-plan worked at face value and that LA X is indeed paradoxically going on in a non-Oceanic crash universe as a result of the actions made by the same characters in the Oceanic-crash universe we've watched for five seasons. If that's the case, then there is every reason to believe that the "alternate reality" must necessarily collapse around itself barring some divine intervention.

Either way, I'm along for the ride, and I can only hope that whoever is now in control of Sayid's body is one of the good guys.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVED the premiere. I had to split my attention at times while watching, so I'm definitely going back to rewatch it tomorrow, but I already like this direction better than I did the 1970s events of last season. That grew old on me by the end.