Last week's awesome episode - 'The Candidate' - served an important purpose in establishing Fake Locke/Man in Black/Smoke Monster as THE bad guy, THE chief antagonist of the season and pretty much all of Lost in general. Why on Earth would you completely negate all of that great work just one week later by having the audience suddenly feel sympathy for the character? He was held on The Island by his mother, never allowed to leave, and all he wanted to do was see what there was beyond The Island. He didn't come off as a bad guy at all, and his desires were totally reasonable.
Then take Jacob... they basically made him out to be a naive & gullible mama's boy with no brain of his own... just doing whatever he was told and never really question…Read more >
Now that LOST is slowly winding down, and will ultimately come to a close after one more short season (how depressing), I started thinking back & wondering how Lost's seasons and story arcs would be remembered by its fans...
What I've noticed over the years, is that everywhere you look, people are always praising the current season as the best ever. After Season 4, everyone said, "Oh my God season 4 was the best season ever!! Best Lost season by far!!" And now as it grows further away, people are becoming more level and logical in their thinking, rather than just praising it since it was most fresh in their minds. Season 5 will be praised and adored for the whole year since it's new to everyone, and we're all still in such awe of it - lik…Read more >
I want to start by saying I'm a HUGE fan of Lost, have been since day 1. And I'm only analyzing these plot points to see if anyone shares my frustration on these few particular topics...
There are three huge plot holes in Lost that have been driving me nuts lately. The first and most obvious (which has been discussed numerous times already), is the whole Charlie/Desmond flashes storyline. Charlie gave his life to save Claire, based on info he received from Desmond. Yet Claire was never taken off the island in a helicopter, and Charlie has seemingly died for nothing. At the time, it was one of the most fulfilling & emotional storylines in Lost history... yet looking back on it, seems rather disappointing. Why didn't the vision occur as all …Read more >