Last night was the very first episode in the final season of our beloved LOST. As excited as we were for the show to be back, it was also somewhat depressing because all know that this beginning means the end is now near. It’s hard to think another show will ever come near what LOST is doing, so in a way, we could be witnessing the death of truly great TV.
Thankfully, this is still just the first episode and we have a good chunk left before the sadness really sets in. So before we reach that ultimate sadness we faced with Battlestar Galactica once again, shall we have ourselves a chit-chat about went down last night?
As we stated in our LOST Season 5 finale discussion, there will be some spoiler action going on here, so if you’re not yet caught up — even by one episode — do not read on. For the rest of you, click over for more and to share your theories on what road this final season is heading down!
The episode began as we would naturally expect the show to begin: by unloading a new batch of questions on us. At first it looked like the super-plan to drop the hydrogen bomb did in fact work, and that everyone was back on their way to L.A., with the curious addition of Desmond. Then, to make things really interesting, we’re back on the island and the only thing that the bomb accomplished was getting them back to the future (present) where everyone else was, which was part of many of our predictions. They’ve done time travel, so are we in a parallel universe situation now, or is one all a dream?
The other big storyline that began was the battle between good and evil that is about unfold. This started when Jacob came to Hurley (who is apparently really Haley Joel Osment) and told him to bring the fatally-wounded Sayid to the temple to be healed. When they arrived, they met the OTHER others, which includes awesome Samurai guy from The Last Samurai (Hiroyuki Sanada), twitchy hotel clerk from Identity (John Hawkes). When these equally-extreme-but-somewhat-protective Others discover the demise of Jacob, they go into red alert mode.
While all of this is unfolding, the Man in Black as John Locke is getting things prepared as Ben sits in shock, and for the first time, it looks like he has no idea what do or say next. After Locke throws down some Smoke Monster vengeance, he beats up Richard, makes mention of his “chains” and sets off toward the temple. It looks like some insanity will probably break out when he gets there, but it was the creepy admittance that he only wants to go “home” that really has us intrigued.
That’s the recap. To be honest, so much happened that I don’t even know where to begin or what to think, so I offer the floor to you the readers. Share your thoughts, your theories, your stretches. Claim your throne as the one to figure out what will happen by the end of the season!