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Hello, I am technically new to actually contributing to Lostpedia, though I have been reading the site for multiple years. I essentially decided to start this blog because my friends were getting tired of me constantly talking about Lost, so I thought it would be best if I talked about it with people that actually care.
Season 5 raises a lot of questions in its finale, none greater than the question of the reset. At first, I was hesitant to believe in a reset because the show has preached time and time again that you cannot change the past, from as far back as "Flashes Before Your Eyes". But I also wonder why Faraday would decide to change his mind. Even though he is in a state of grief from the death of Charlotte, he still remains a man of reason and would only propose a new theory with a lot of evidence supporting it. But is it possible that both theories can be right? I looked to my favorite video game of all time, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. For those of you who haven’t played it, the story’s plot consists of the protagonist, Link, being sealed in time as a child and reappearing seven years later as an adult. The end of the game features Princess Zelda using the Ocarina of Time to send Link back in time to relive his lost childhood.
According to the game developers, this instant caused a split in the timeline for future Zelda games. One has the events that transpired with Link defeating villain Ganon as an adult, the other assumes that child Link warned Zelda about Ganon’s evil plans and was believed, causing most of the events of the game to never happen.
This event is very similar to the explosion of Jughead. My belief is still that you can’t change the past, but if you do it can cause an alternate reality. This way, every event that has transpired over the course of the show will not be for naught but the attempt to change the past would still be successful. How this split timeline will work itself back together is still a mystery to me. I have some speculation, which I will share another time.