Wow!! I find myself both sad and ecstatic. I’m sad because this is it and ecstatic because finally we will get the answers to all of our questions. We’ve spent the last few years going back and forth with different scenarios. I’ve been on many message boards and it seems that each person has a different interpretation than the one before.
The writers did give us some answers this past fall. But, as usual, it only left us with more questions. I’ve broken up some of my questions in to two categories:
1) What happened to our beloved characters that were stuck thirty years in the past?
2) What happened to our beloved characters that are in the present?
So, let’s start with the past. Jack was giving Daniel Faraday his dieing wish in hopes that he and the rest of the survivors would be sent to the future. That they would be transported to a time before Flight 815 crashed. Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Juliette, Hurley, Jin and Miles were in a fire fight with Darma security. Jack dropped the hydrogen bomb in the shaft of The Swan only to find that the bomb didn’t go off. Juliette was sucked in to the shaft presumably to her death (what a tearjerker that scene was). She gave her life to set off the bomb. Or did she? We don’t know. Were they all transported back? Was the bomb “The Incident” they were all trying so hard to stop? Sayid was shot by security. Will he survive? Will any of them survive? Well, of course some of them have to survive. It wouldn’t be a show without them. But, which ones survive and which ones do not?
Then we have to deal with those who are in the present. I guess the first question should be about Jacob. We get a glimpse of who he might be. But, again more questions. Is he a higher being? We also meet his nemesis. We are led to believe that they’ve had this long standing battle over…the island…mankind? We see Jacob visit most of our characters at some point in their lives. Were they chosen to come to the island? Why and for what purpose? Then we have the once dead John Locke; now the leader of the “others”. We find out that Mr. Locke is not John at all, but Jacob’s nemesis in “disguise”. We see Ben stab Jacob. Is Jacob dead? Was Ben destined to destroy him? Let us not forget the new cast of plane crash survivors led by Alana. She was also visited by Jacob and, it seems, brought to the island for a purpose. What part will her and her colleagues play? What about Claire? What about Jack’s dad? Are they alive or were they also a “disguise” as John was? What about Sun? Will she be able to reunite with Jin?
As the previews for the premiere state “every great story must have an end”. We will finally have all the answers we’ve been waiting for. Let’s all hope it doesn’t disappoint.
– April Starlett