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Epilogue

The New Man in Charge

October 25th, 2010 - 1 Comment

I had promised myself that I wouldn’t watch the epilogue “The New Man in Charge” until the DVD finally came out down here. I did well, I didn’t read anything about it, and I resisted the urge to find/watch a copy online. Was it worth the wait?

On one hand, yes, it was worth it, because it was more new Lost goodness. On the other hand I kind of wish I’d just watched it a couple of months ago. Why? Well for starters I was expecting it to be 15 minutes long, not 10 minutes. I would swear that I’d read it would be 14-15 minute long. 10 minutes just wasn’t long enough, but maybe that’s just because too much Lost is never enough. And it wasn’t as “packed full of answers” as everyone was claiming it was/would be - not that I actually expected that it would be, and not that I found that aspect overly disappointing. After all, the best bit about Lost is the mysteries, in particular those that remain unresolved.

So, what did we find out. Ben is off-island wrapping up some Dharma business that’s no longer needed. We find out that two guys have been stationed in Guam for the last 20 years preparing the automated Dharma supply drops for the island, and now Ben is here to shut them down because they’re no longer needed. They weren’t even aware that the Dharma Initiative had been wiped out over 20 years ago, all they knew was that they kept getting the supply order. Why were they still getting the orders? Because it was an automated message coming from the Lamp Post.

Ben says that the Lamp Post hasn’t been occupied for a long time, which seems a little odd since that’s where Eloise Hawking was hanging out. Only reason I can think that she wouldn’t have turn off the automated orders was so that nothing appeared to have changed. After all stopping an automated order that had been running for so long is sure to raise questions.

They also didn’t know where the supply drones were being sent, just that co-ordinates they received were different every time - which as Ben explained is because the island moves. It becomes clear that these two have pretty much no idea who they are/were working for or why. One of the asks Ben why Polar Bear biscuits are part of the supplies if the destination is an island in the pacific, so Ben plays them an orientation tape from the Hydra station which explains a little about what was going on in that particular station and why there were polar bears, and also a bit about Room 23 and what its was used for.

At the beginning of the second act we head to the Santa Rosa Mental Health Institute, only to find someone playing Connect 4 (seems to be the only thing mental patients do in the Lost universe). Who was playing Connect 4? Well it was Waaaaaalt. This was no surprise to me, since Walt’s appearance in the epilogue was basically the only thing I actually knew about it. Why was Walt in the institute? He says that no one would believe him, so I presume he’s there because he started telling people about the island etc and they though he was nuts.

Fair enough. If you said that you were on a plane flying from Sydney to Los Angeles, and it crashed on an island with 48-ish survivors. And on this island there were polar bears, and ‘monsters’, and in addition the survivors there were ‘other’ people who already lived there before the crash. And that these ‘other’ people kidnapped you because you were ‘special’, only to give you and your father a boat and a specific co-ordinate to allow you to leave the island…. yeah, not hard to see why that could get interpreted as insane.

Anyway, Ben says he’s there because a friend sent him. That friend is Hurley, its not said at this point, but if you can’t work that out for yourself, then why are you even watching. Walt leave Santa Rosa with Ben and they get into one of the blue Dharma combi vans. And, dude, who should be sitting in the back, but Hurley. Hurley says that they need to go back to the island, because Walt is special and that’s where they’re meant to be, and then Hurley offers him a job, and they drive off into the darkness.

So, “a job”, can we assume that Hurley has had enough of being ‘Number 1’ and wants to hand over the reigns to Walt, or at least start preparing him for the handover when the time comes. Also how is the ‘new man in charge’, it could be (and probably is) referring to Hurley, but maybe its also pointing to Walt as being (or becoming) the ‘new man in charge’ in the future.

If Walt were to take over as the leader on the island then that also explains his non-presence at the church in the sideways/afterlife timeline, and Michael’s absence is explained by the fact that he (or his soul) is still trapped on the island.

Great to have one last little bit of lost, shame it wasn’t a little bit longer.

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The Lost Supper

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January 5th, 2010Season 6

Two free Lost wallpapers

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January 5th, 2010

Official Season 6 Poster

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November 18th, 2009Season 6

From Nowhere they ended up Lost

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October 22nd, 2009

While we wait for the official poster

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July 28th, 2009Season 6

Mysteries of the Universe-ity - Pre SDCC Panel

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July 25th, 2009San Diego Comic Con 2009
Flash Back

Has anyone else noticed…

July 28th, 2009 - No Comments »

Has anyone else noticed the similarities between the “LOST - The Final Season” poster (still searching for a decent copy) and the cover of The Beatles’ album Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band? For your reference, the front, and the back. Ok, ok so its a stretch, but hear me out.

Comparing the poster and the font cover of the album, you have the living characters surrounded by numerous deceased characters in the poster, and the Beatles surrounded by numerous deceased personalities. But when you look at the back cover of the album, you’ll see that Paul McCartney is facing away from you, just like Locke/Fake-Locke is in the poster. The image of Paul on the Beatles album fueled the conspiracy that he was in fact dead, despite that not really being the case (as far as we know…), so is the backward facing Locke image trying to tell us something similar… I’ll let you decide.

Extra hour of LOST for Season 6

July 3rd, 2009 - No Comments »

Originally planned at 16 hours when the deal for season 4, 5 and 6 was announced, it was then upped to 17 to make up for one of the episodes we missed out on because of the writers strike, and now we’ve got a whole 18 hours of LOST for the final season. However, its still only really 16 episodes, just that BOTH the premiere and the finale will double episodes. Plus its only a couple of weeks until Comic Con, what surprises do they have in store for us there…

Comic-Con isn’t Comic-Canon

May 16th, 2009 - No Comments »

In their final podcast for the year Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse cleared up the “issues” surrounding the Dharma video that was shown at last years Comic-Con featuring Pierre Chang. They confirmed that it was definitely Faraday behind the camera, and that the original plan had for it to tie in with the ARG (which got canceled due to the friggin’ global financial crisis), and that they’d originally planned for Faraday’s Dharma storyline to be told differently. He was going to remain on the island trying to convince Chang about what was going to happen in the future, but instead his storyline ended up with him leaving the island and working at Dharma HQ until his return 3 years later. They said there was always a chance that the Comic-Con material wouldn’t match up entirely with the true canon of the show, due to the material being planned/written long before work on season 5 began.

So which incident was the incident?

May 15th, 2009 - 2 Comments »

Was thinking about this on the bus into work this morning, which incident was “the” incident. Was it the drill hitting the pocket of energy causing all metallic objects to get sucked down the shaft? Or was is it Juliet setting off the bomb with a rock?

Episode 100 approaches

April 8th, 2009 - No Comments »

Season 5, Episode 14 will be the 100th hour of Lost goodness, the episodes title is “The Variable” which sounds great given how mind bending “The Constant” was. Question is, who or what is “the variable”. Could we finally see the return of Des and/or Dan (the key players from “The Constant”) I really hope so. They’re both still listed as full cast members as far as I can tell so they must be going to reappear sometime soon hopefully.

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