It’s crunch time. It’s the part of the season that gets you all riled up for the season finale. It’s that time again where everyone has their own theories about what happens during the closing scenes.
There’s a bit of a catch this year though. Almost everyone in the show’s lying to each other right now (even Hugo lies apparently). Not only do we have about 12 main characters that we can’t trust on the island at this moment, we need to double that to include their personalities in the alt. universe as well. Who’s going to play a big role in the end? Are they all? You’d think everyone that’s alive on the island right now still has a purpose to fulfill. So what’s Frank going to do that’s so important? How about Claire? Miles? Kate? etc. Are you telling me that there’s still a purpose for these folks, and that they are somehow going to get explained within 4 episodes even though we still need to learn the entire premise of this show in the process?
I’m still assuming there’s going to be an epic showdown/ending of some kind here. There has to be. My thoughts are that the real excitement wont happen until the final 10 minutes of the final episode. I suppose that’s fine, but what do we get until that time? more episodes like this last one? After every single hour of this season so far, I’ve told myself “It’s about to get good next week!” That was over a couple months ago now, when the hell am I going to feel like the show’s finally getting somewhere?
So what? Jack and Smokey are gonna chat it up next week? I’m sure one of them will say, “I need to show you something. How about you take a trip with me to the other side of the island? It’ll only take two episodes to travel that far.” Meanwhile, we see Desmond play Cupid in the alt. universe with another couple. We get the idea. Love acts as a constant. I hope we can progress from that in next week’s alt. universe. Time’s running out.
I know all I do is complain anymore. Believe me, I’m quite aware. I wish I had happier thoughts about this show right now. But you can’t tell me that there’s not a very strange and inconvenient style of writing this season. A style that doesn’t really allow the story to progress very well at all. I’m just not understanding the timing of it. I’m not seeing how in 4 episodes, at the pace this season goes, we’re going to get a fulfilling ending, at all. I’m not expecting a certain ending of any kind. I don’t care how it ends, I just want to feel a little closure. I’d like to smile and say “Oh wow…” when it’s done. Why am I doubting that reality more than ever right now? Because apparently, Michael telling Hurley that “the whispers are trapped spirits” is the writers’ way of explaining a five year old mystery to us. If vague ,”well no shit”, answers are how they plan on hooking up the audience with answers from here on, well, I guess we had it coming.
I know a lot of you are really happy with this season. Dammit, I wish I could see what you all do.
I don’t know what I was personally hoping for this season, but it wasn’t this. I love this show, I’ve put a ton of time into it over the years, and that’s why it bugs me so badly to no longer feel suspense when I should be feeling it the most: Four episodes from the end.
As always, it feels good to vent to other Lost fans. I hope it’s the last time I feel this way after an episode though…