It was a great, great season overall for Lost and though the final episode wasn’t as crazy as last season when they made the island disappear, I don’t know anyone who isn’t dreading the eight-long-months of hibernation.
If you’re still jonesing and high from last night, I’ll off a few tidbits and places to snack on to keep the high going.
– The two best conversations going on about the show are happening at Pop Candy and Film Fodder. I know there are other good ones, but the people who comment on those two places always bring their A-games.
– We’ll try not to delve into spoilers but the promo for next season, the eye looks like Juliette’s.
– When Alana approached Richard Alpert, she asked him “what lies in the shadow of the statue?” And Alpert replied in latin, “Ille qui nos omnes servabit.” Translated from the latin, the phrase means: He who will protect us all.
– So Jacob is meant to protect the island. So his counterpart, seen dressed in black with him from the beginning of the episode, is what? Meant to destroy them all. Seems like there’s a bit of an epic struggle between the two.
– As some have speculated, Jacob and the other man, seem engaged in a game similar to that of God and the Devil from the Book of Job. As the Daily What points out: Locke: “Two players, two sides, one is light, one is dark.”
– So what’s the game? Hard to speculate without delving into episode spoiler territory. But all throughout the show we’ve been inundated with the tug-and-pull between fate and determinism. It was there last night as well.
– Jacob really likes to gently caress people.
– The book he was reading when Locke fell out of the window was Flannery O’Connor’s collection of short stories: Everything that Rises Must Converge.
– O’Connor was a southern gothic storyteller, heavily influenced by her Catholicism. ETRMC was influenced by the work of Jesuit Priest and philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, his work may hold some connections to the series. Very interesting ideas that guy had, at odds with the Papacy.
– Coincidentally, this month’s Atlantic has an excellent profile of Flannery O’Connor. In the interest of full disclosure, she’s one of my favorite writers.
– How great was it to see Rose and Bernard show up and be all chilled out retirees. That had to be one of my favorite moments.
– If Michael Emerson (Ben Linus) and Elizabeth Mitchell (Juliette) don’t win Emmy’s for their performances this season or Golden Globes or whatever, there is no justice.
– Hopefully, this doesn’t end like BSG did with the characters turning into Angels and the swift hand of God working behind the scenes.
– The statue is that of Sobek – an Egyptian God and deification of crocodiles.