Season 6 – A dissapointment or a success so far?
Has anyone else been disappointed with this season of Lost? I know I have. Each week I am waiting with anticipation and optimism that we will start learning on or two more concrete facts and an understanding about just what the hell is going on but we just don’t.
For a start, we now have this secondary (not ‘alternate’ imo) timeline which doesn’t seem to have any particular point to it at this moment in time. Yes, it was very nice when we saw Jack and Locke getting on well in the lost-luggage area at LAX and I did enjoy seeing Ben do the right thing in caring about Alex but apart from that I really haven’t cared. We are now 8 episodes into the final series and this timeline seems pointless. I’m just praying to all the gods that it isn’t!
Now to events on the island, these seem equally as confusing. Nemesis finally told Sawyer what we all already knew; that he’s the smoke monster. Nemesis wants to leave the Island for some reason but Richard tells us that he’s a really bad person. There is some mysterious infection which hasn’t really been explained either with regards to how one gets infected. Also what is carrying the infection? Jacob has been looking for candidates to take over his roll of protecting the Island. For a start what actually is the island and who was he protecting it from and now that he’s dead, who chooses the candidate? There’s a magic pool of water in the temple which can apparently heal people, I mean what’s that all about? There is a cave and temple with numbers written relating to the candidates and in the tower is/was some magic mirror; yeah, so what?
Sorry if I’m moaning here but in each episode, lots of stuff happens but really nothing happens if you get me. In total I feel we’ve probably seen less than an hours worth of important storyline in Season 6, the rest of it has just been put in to fill the time. Well considering there are so many important questions from past seasons that need some sort of answer too, I think time is running out.
I just hope that the next episode which is focused on Richard will get the storyline moving a bit faster. The prospect of a Richard based episode does seem quite mouth-watering but considering what the rest of the season has been like so far, I’m not holding my breath.