While this Lost finale felt a lot slower than the average thrill-a-minute Lost finale, it still delivered mind-blowing reveals to make this finale just as shocking as the rest!
We got the excitement of actually seeing Jacob right away, but then we spent a while in flashbacks to when Jacob popped up in the survivors' lives, which was interesting, but for a finale where we're dying to see if Jack blows up the island and what happens when Locke confronts Jacob, well, those flashbacks felt a little dull.
Nonetheless, it was interesting to see that Jacob had some sort of powers, and for some reason was seeking out certain moments in the survivors' lives, and it was also interesting to see the Guam flight survivor Ilana also visited by Jacob.
It seems her mission from Jacob was to appear with Locke's body and show the Others that the man parading as Locke was not, but wasn't his timing a little off? Or did he only care about the Others discovering it wasn't Locke, and not about saving himself? Also, how is it that Jacob and Ilana already knew each other? Is she a Richard-type who is an non-aging Jacob messenger?
But of course, we can't get all mysteries answered in the finale before the final season, so I'm still thrilled we got lots of Jacob focus as well as the half-baked answer to "what lies beneath the statue." So while we were left with our minds blown about the fact that Locke was the nameless guy from the beginning of the episode, we also got the thrills of the bomb situation as well!
I got very nervous when Miles intelligently pointed out to the gang that they should think about the fact that maybe Jack and the bomb blowing up could actually be the incident as opposed to being what stopped the incident, but that didn't entirely come true. Yes, Jack didn't really stop Dharma from drilling too far, but he did still throw the bomb down the hole after a very ridiculous yet awesome scene of Kate and crew riding in with the VW van for a full shoot out with the Dharma guys.
We seemed to have our bomb conclusion when Jack threw the bomb down and nothing happened, except the awful sucking in of everything metal to the hole, including a chain that wrapped itself around Juliet's waist!
It was so tragic to see Sawyer holding onto Juliet as she knew there was no chance she could get out, and silly Sawyer quipping about her not being allowed to leave him when moments later Juliet had to let go. But wait! As Kate and Jack pulled a distraught Sawyer away, we saw Juliet at the bottom of the hole - with her eyes open!
My first reaction was how awful it was going to be to see her stabbed with something flying down the hole, but instead we got the big shocker of her beating the bomb into explosion! And Lost Season 5 out.
Now that's the kind of moment we adore Lost for as it leaves our mouths gaping open, with the immediate after-thought of how much we hate this show for leaving us hanging with that kind of cliffhanger for half a year. But maddening or not, I for one am still thrilled enough about all the questions hanging to wait somewhat patiently for the final season to come!
So where on earth can they go from here? Since the bomb blew up, does that mean they changed time and next season will open with the Oceanic survivors landing in LA? Or will there be complications landing them somewhere else in some other time? Also, will all that Jacob stuff matter if they did change time? Plus, why is that guy who wanted to kill Jacob so significant? Share your thoughts and predictions!