Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Juliet survives the fall and detonates the bomb, Jack and Kate pull Sawyer away from the hole

Back at the Swan Station site, Jack wakes up on the ground in a daze. He stands up and sees Kate trying to pull Sawyer, who is weeping, away from the hole. Jack helps her pull Sawyer away just before a large portion of the tower is pulled down the hole.

The equipment crashes at the bottom of the hole where Juliet is laying on the ground. She wakes up and briefly panics before she starts crying. She turns her head and sees the hydrogen bomb on the ground near her. She picks up a rock and starts hitting the bomb. She is crying as she hits it and says "Come on you son of a bitch." On the eighth hit the screen goes white and a loud explosion can be heard. Then we see the inverted "LOST" title screen, which was the first thing I posted from the finale.

So, with Juliet detonating the bomb, the big question is, what's next? What will happen to our Losties and which ones will survive to make it to their next destination? Will the course of events leading up to the crash of Oceanic 815 be altered or was this, like Miles said, the incident as it originally occurred?

With this post, that does it for season 5 of Lost. If there's any screens you didn't see during this season that you would like to see, let me know and I'll post them for you. Otherwise, things will be pretty quiet here for a while. I'll pop in occasionally to add some things like what goes down at Comic-Con, so check back every once and a while or subscribe to the blog.

See you for the final season. It's going to be BIG.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Jacob is stabbed by Ben, warns fake Locke that 'They're coming'

Locke (actually Fake Locke) and Ben walk into Jacob's living chamber and examine the room. Ben looks up through a hole in the ceiling where the remains of the statue can be seen along with the moon. Ben walks over to the tapestry which now appears to be complete.

Here are the passages translated from Greek:
  • ΘΕΟΙ ΤΟΣΑ ΔΟΙΕΝ ΟΣΑ ΦΡΕΣΙ ΣΗΣΙ ΜΕΝΟΙΝΑΣ = May the gods grant thee all that thy heart desires.
  • ΘΕΟΙ ΔΕ ΤΟΙ ΟΛΒΙΑ ΔΟΙΕΝ = May the gods grant thee happiness.
  • ...Σ ΜΟΝΟΙ ΤΟ ΤΟΥ ΠΟΛΕΜΟΥ ΤΕΛΟΣ ΕΟΡΑΚΑΣΙ = Only the dead have seen the end of war OR Those who have died.
The bottom corner of the tapestry was removed and left in the cabin which Ilana found. Since it is ripped, the first word of the third phrase is missing because of this, causing an uncertain translation, hence the two options.

Jacob is sitting in a chair in corner, in the dark. He startles Ben when he asks "Do you like it?" referring to the tapestry. Jacob says that he made it himself and it takes a very long time when you make the thread, but he adds "I guess that's the point."

Here is the exchange between fake Locke, Jacob and Ben:

Locke: Hello Jacob.
Jacob: Well, you found your loophole.
Locke: Indeed I did. And you have no idea what I've gone through to be here.
Ben: Have you met before?
Locke: In a manner of speaking. [Locke walks over to Ben standing like a commander giving an order.] Do what I asked you to, Ben.
Jacob: Benjamin. Whatever he's told you, I want you to understand one thing. You have a choice.
Ben: What choice?
Jacob: You can do what he asked, or you can go, leave us to discuss our, issues.
Ben: Oh, so now, after all this time, you've decided to stop ignoring me. 35 years I lived on this island, and all I ever heard was your name over and over. Richard would bring me your instructions--all those slips of paper, all those lists--and I never questioned anything. I did as I was told. But when I dared to ask to see you myself, I was told, "You have to wait. You have to be patient." But when he asked to see you? He gets marched straight up here as if was Moses. So, why him? Hmm? What was it that was so wrong with me? What about me?!
Jacob: What about you?

Ben drops his head and says "well" and then proceeds to stab Jacob twice in the chest with the knife. A tear has fallen down Jacob's face as he clings to Ben, then falls to the ground. Jacob is spitting up blood on the ground as he says "They're coming." Locke bends over and says that he can't hear him. Jacob repeats "They're coming." Locke looks wide-eyed and shocked by the pronouncement and then kicks Jacob into the fire. As Locke watches Jacob burn, he has a dark, evil look on his face.

Wow. What a scene. Where to start. So what has the entity using Locke's form been through to get to where he is now? I think it's safe to assume he is the man in the black tunic from the opening scene. How long has his plan to kill Jacob been in motion? Did he cause Ben to see his dead mother, starting him on his path to become the "leader" of the others? And did he, through Ben, then use Locke as a pawn to reach his ultimate goal of killing Jacob? It's a bit complicated, but I think it makes sense.

Jacob gives Ben a choice, just like he did with Hurley, but then pushes Ben over the edge by saying "What about you?" Did Jacob want to die or was he just being brutally honest because Ben was never intended to be the leader?

Who is "They" and when and/or where are they coming from? Could "they" be Jack, Kate, Sawyer and the rest of the Losties in 1977? Or could he mean Richard, Ilana and the others currently outside of the statue chamber?

The big question is, what happens now that Jacob is dead? Are the two sides of the island, the black and white, now unbalanced? With Jacob dead, will the healing power of the island cease to be? Will Rose have cancer again? Will Richard start aging? The consequences of Jacob's death seem to be many.

Monday, June 8, 2009

John Locke's dead body is in the crate, Richard reveals 'What lies in the shadow of the statue'

At the remains of the four-toed statue, Richard offers Sun some water and she asks him if he has any alcohol. Richard says "No, but I sure wish I did."

At that moment, Ilana, Bram, Frank and the others come walking towards the statue with the crate. The others all pull weapons on them and Ilana tells them it's okay and puts her gun down. Ilana then asks "Which one of you is Ricardos?" Richard steps forward and says "It's Richard actually."

Ilana asks him the big question, "What lies in the shadow of the statue?" Richard answers in Latin "Ille qui nos omnes servabit" which translates to "He who will protect/save us all." Ilana and Bram look incredibly happy to hear the right answer.

Ilana tells Richard she has something he needs to see and tells her people to open up the crate. The others steady their guns again, but Richcard tells them it's okay. The crate is flipped over and it is revealed that the body of John Locke is inside. Richard asks where they found him and Ilana says that Locke was in the cargo hold of the plane in a coffin.

Sun then asks the million dollar question. She says "I don't understand. If this is Locke... who's in there?" Ilana and Richard both looked very, very panicked.

So in this scene we come to learn why Locke has not seemed very Locke-like since his faux ressurection? The question is, who is using Locke's form? There is also still a big question mark over Ilana. Who is she and how does she know Richard as Ricardos?

It's worth noting that this is the second season finale in a row where Locke's dead boby has been revealed inside a box. I don't think we'll be seeing it in the series finale though.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Chains pull Juliet down the hole, Sawyer can't hold on and she falls

After Phil is speared, a chain is pulled towards the hole and is catches Juliet, pulling her into the hole. She grabs the edge as Kate tries to pull her out with the chain. Juliet falls further into the hole, grabbing onto part of the broken tower. Sawyer runs over and grabs her hand before she slips and says "Where do you think you're going, Blondie?" Juliet is still being pulled down because of the chains around her waist. Kate can't reach Juliet to remove the chains. The equipment above ground is still being pulled down on them. A beam is splitting causing it to pull down even more.

Sawyer says "Don't you leave me." As Juliet starts slipping, she says "I love you James. I love you so much." She falls down the shaft and Sawyer weeps in anguish.

This is definitely one of the most emotional, if not the most emotional moment of the season. The question is, with the events that follow, is there a chance that Sawyer and Juliet will be reunited? We'll have to wait and see.