|'Lost'. The island.|
Here go some of the cobblers this show is rife with:
- Child Jacob shows up to snatch the ashes and is visible to everyone for no reason at all, but only Hurley can see grown-up Jacob before he uses the ashes to materialise his body.
- Inexplicably, Smokey was the only one who couldn’t leave the island, while Jacob, who’d never been eager to move elsewhere, cruised around the world, made friends, learned languages but wouldn't let his brother do the same on the grounds of him being dangerous for some obscure reason.
- Widmore, his gang, Ben and a horde of people I don’t remember shuttled to and from the island as they pleased probably because they were either alive (but could see the dead on the island), or most of them were just an illusory setting for the “survivors” much the same as an inexhaustible food supply, experiments, a white bear, the dog, time travel and all the rest. In other words, a sort of tailored virtual reality the heroes were put into like video game characters.
- Neither did we learn what Widmore sought on the island — to use its Source as a weapon of mass destruction? Nor who on earth should the island be protected from?
- However, the main characters can only plane crash on the island, I guess because they were flawed — and who isn’t on this bloody planet?
- The idea that the island was supposed to prevent evil from going into the world is downright ridiculous, since it’s actually the outside world that is the realm of Evil and therefore the island should be protected from it. So how would the MIB’s departure make any difference?
|'Lost'. The crash.|
Come to think of it, Eloise qualifies as a founding mother, remember she wasn’t keen on Desmond disturbing her snug limbo she and her hubby comfortably nested in. Either that or she was just an illusion like everything else.
|'Lost'. The source.|
To cut a long story short, the island turned out to be a Purgatory. Similarly, what we call life might be actually death, this world is most likely a Purgatory or Hell for most people and Paradise for the lucky few (as well as Hell), and death is actually a gate to true life.
|'Lost'. The Temple.|
See, this way the writers didn’t have to bother about logical structure of the plot or giving some kind of closure to the skein of threads — you just throw in religion, faith, redemption, catharsis, moral cleansing and spiritual purification through repentance and it will account for everything.
Actually Hurley tipped us off quite some time ago, ‘We’re all dead, dude’, but we wouldn’t listen, would we?
There’s hardly anyone on this planet who hadn’t put forth this theory back in the first season — the writers couldn’t have come up with anything more predictable or have chosen a more beaten path (The Sixth Sense, The Others, etc, etc, etc). The idea flashed through my mind after a couple of episodes and I quickly discarded it as offensively stupid, simple and corny for any minimally developed brain.
|'Lost'. The Fountain.|
I wonder if the writers got paid for this balderdash, unless they use it in drama schools as an example of “how to mangle a good show”. I’m pretty sure any of my most surrealistic dreams would qualify more for a script.
All in all, obviously there’s no respect whatsoever for the viewers who the show makers clearly take for spaced out morons.
So much for tricky plot, quantum equations, techno-babble, philosophical musings and profound quotes — it all came down to the characters and their relationships, not the mysteries! Then what's the point of the mysteries?
|'Lost'. The Waterfall.|
The final scene is truly sickening — the happy-clappy brethren having a schmaltz-fest and gawking at their pastor, while morally bleached and spiritually cleansed Ben, still looking like a sadistic pervert trying to make up his mind whether to flash the congregation or streak into the church, is sitting meekly on the bench outside.
I have to admit that in a way, the authors managed to make a point — nothing in this world makes sense or has any significance.
Word has it, they might be going to either include extra 20 minutes into the DVD release and thus tie up loose ends, which is physically impossible, or to shoot a sequel. Well, I wouldn’t put it past them. (Yes, they did it!).
|'Lost'. The wreckage.|