You have exactly 2.7 seconds to look away if you don't want to see any Lost season finale details.
I heard in the most recent podcast that the season finale was going to set up the plot for next season. Could that actually mean that next season will be the story of the Losties' return to civilization? If so, that is entirely unexpected, and I can't quite decide how I feel about it.
Here are a few of the things that left me wondering:
- If Kate returns to civilization, she's a fugitive. Wouldn't she be in jail?
- Whose funeral was that? Ben's? Locke's? (Here's a screen shot of the obituary.)
- Was that really Walt that appeared tonight, or was it "Apparition Walt"?
- Jack's father is dead. So why on earth did Jack say to his fellow surgeon to go find his dad to see if he's more drunk? That one really doesn't make sense. (Unless we're dealing with some alternate reality setting, in which changing the future changes the past. Oy, my head.)
- Charlie didn't have to die! Why couldn't he and Des just have let the place flood and gone out the way they came? Why couldn't Charlie leave the little control room and shut the door behind him?
- The issue of the boat not being Penny's really stumps me--who could it be?
Here's an interesting little trick I just saw at the message boards. Go to the Hanso Foundation website. RIGHT click and scroll down to rewind. Turn up your volume.
I need to digest this a little further, and I'll be eager to hear what the rest of you thought. My first instinct is to feel a little dissatisfied at such a strange ending. Maybe after I've slept on it (or tossed and turned on it) I'll have some clearer thoughts.
What do you think? (If you're blogging about tonight's episode at your place, feel free to leave your link below.)