Thursday, May 29, 2008

I Should be Writing, But...

I can't resist the temptation of anything LOST-related.

Because I should be rewriting Chapter 4 (it's the Numbers, man!). Yet here I am, blogging.

Anyway, for his penultimate LOST column, for the season anyway, Doc Jeff Jensen of Entertainment Weekly gives us his theory on how John Locke and/or Benjamin Linus will "move the Island" (please re-watch/watch "Cabin Fever" on or on if you do not know where that came from - shame on you.)

He also gives us the final tease (from The Powers That Be, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse), this time from Carlton Cuse:

''Our characters' fates and our story for the season all comes down to this: Who's right about the island? Jack the empiricist or Locke the man of faith?''

This was pretty obvious, since the Hurley-centric premiere, "The Beginning of the End," ended with two factions: Team Jack and Team Locke.

Judging from the flash-forwards, Team Locke wins, philosophy-wise (or loses, quantity-wise, as only Locke, Ben, Hurley, Sawyer, Aaron, and Claire - if she's still alive - remain from the original Team Locke). Off the Island, Jack, Hurley, and Sayid are haunted by it, while Kate and Sun become the Amazonian women (figuratively speaking) that they are on it. Chronologically, The final flash-forward scene shows us that Jack is desperate to go back to the Island. Well, "desperate" may be an understatement, but one look at Grizzly Bearded and Oxycodone/Booze Junkie Jack Shephard, and you'd know what I mean.

Also, also published Doc Jensen's 15 Best Moments of Season 4. That is, before the season finale. There should be a new list of Best Moments next week, Doc Jensen! Anyway, no one should doubt which moment had the best impact in the viewers. Most of us - heck, almost all of us - wept during that beautiful scene.

OK, now I will try and do some writing. Later, LOST geeks.

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