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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Dissecting the Lost finale

Ladies and gentlemen, this week I’m unveiling a new feature here at Tube Talk: “Commentary with a Co-Ed.” Please welcome the said co-ed, Ashley Gouveai, who each Thursday will be providing her take on what’s happening on TV. Ashley is from Massachusetts and is majoring in journalism. Please give her a big Tube Talk welcome!

Commentary with a Co-Ed: Dissecting the Lost finale
by Ashley Gouveia

Since I am a huge Lost fan I thought I was trained for the unexpected when it came to season finales. But last Wednesday’s two-hour shock fest left me saying, “Huh?”

It turned out Jack’s flashback was a flash-forward…into a future, where he’s a suicidal addict who desperately wants to get back to the island! So our Losties seem to finally get rescued, but now their leader regrets leaving?

I think I was the only one who didn’t catch on to the flash-forward until the last five minutes of the episode. Even when Kate showed up, I assumed Jack knew her before the crash. After a second viewing, I caught some clues that make it more obvious that this wasn’t your regular Lost flashback. Check out Jack’s phone; it was a dead giveaway.

Speaking of dead, let’s all take a moment for my favorite castaway, Charlie ‘The Hobbit’ Pace. His death scene had to be one of the most heart-breaking moments of the series. I thought he had escaped death, after making it through to the Looking Glass station, but Mikhail (or Patchy McPatch to me) had other plans. That guy has more lives than a cat. When Desmond shot him in the chest I was screaming at my TV: “He’s not dead, brother!”

Patchy blew up the side of the station, leaving poor Charlie to accept his fate. I think that was about the time I started bawling. But before that, he found out Naomi is not part of Penelope’s rescue team. As he took his last breaths, he wrote on his hand “Not Penny’s boat” for Desmond to tell the others. Kleenex anyone?

This jaw-dropping finale left a lot of unanswered questions. But if you’re a Lost fan, you expect that. I’m dying to know whose funeral that was in Jack’s flash to the future. Who is Jacob? Why is Walt appearing to Locke? Who is the man that Kate is with in the future? I have my theories, and I’m sure many of you do, too. These are going to have to sustain us until February 2008 when Lost returns with its fourth season. I can’t wait!

Here are some of my favorite moments of the night:

“I am a dentist. I am not Rambo.”-Bernard (He was pretty good for a dentist. Hysterical line!)

“Because I love you!”-Jack (Jaters rejoice all around the world!)

“That’s for taking the kid off the raft.”-Sawyer (Awesome throwback to season one. Loved it!)

"Want to help me tie him up?”-Rousseau (Simple line, but so funny.)

“We have to go back!”-Jack (Give Matthew Fox an Emmy. He was phenomenal.)

A countdown, three gunshots and a Benry/Shephard smack down!


Kim said...

Nice job, Ashley. I agree that the this finale was a "Huh" moment. I can't believe Jack flashed forward!

Ashley said...

Thanks Kim! The finale was really amazing and confusing at the same time. I really didn't think it was a flash forward the first time i saw it.

Rian said...

Hi, I was searching for blogs about Lost and found yours and just wanted to say that you weren't the only one who didn't get the flashforwards until the very last moment. Btw, I like the quotes you put at the end, Sawyer's and Danielle's are awesome.

ashley said...

Thanks for the comment rian! I'm glad i wasn't the only one:) I hope next season we get to see more flashforwards. But we have to wait til February:( Glad you like the quotes too. I loved when Sawyer said that. I love when the writers put stuff in like that.

Lisa said...

The Lost finale was great and you highlighted all the key points. The quotes you cited were exactly what I would have used. They were my favorites! Looking forward to your postings every week.

Ashley S said...

Hi Ashley

I loved Sawyer's Line about Walt too. When that car pulled up at the end I knew it was Kate. That's when I figured out it was the future. That was a great ending. I can't believe we have to wait until next year to find out what happens.

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