Did you hear this show called Lost has its series finale Sunday? I know it hasn't been on my calendar since fall or anything.
So, while asking a bunch of questions is the fun of Lost and maybe we don't want that all to get wrapped up, being a show so big on its mysteries, it will have to give some big answers in the series finale to be satisfactory to its insanely addicted and loyal fans.
Here are my top 10 big questions that I really do need answers to in the finale, or else... Check 'em out and then let me know what you'd add or which is at the top of your list of stuff you've gotta know!
10. Are those who died on the island really dead?
Okay, okay, they probably are dead and gone and it's all about the experience of the island for them, but as I'll reiterate a few times in these questions, if the main point of our Oceanic survivors is this candidate situation, I don't feel as if that makes it okay for all those characters to die. The point of the island early on seemed to be to help all these lost souls find their ways in the world and get their second chances, but while some like Charlie got the chance to turn their lives around to a fairly satisfying degree, others like Boone just plain died with nothing else to it. So, if this current island world is the one (if there has to be one?) world that carries on for our survivors, does that default to there being no chance for the dead?
9. What's the history of the island?
No seriously. I know the Jacob and the Man in Black days were way back in the day, and Richard arrived quite some time ago as well, but do we want to talk about how that statue with the now infamous foot got there in the first place? They can call the bodies of Jacob's mother and the Man in Black "Adam and Eve" all they want, but unlike Adam and Eve, they weren't the beginning of everything (or so was my impression from 'Across the Sea'), so I want to see the real beginning! Too much to ask for in one (though giant) episode?
8. What does it mean in the entire scheme of things if Charles Widmore is dead?
While I find many characters much more interesting and important than Charles Widmore, there's no denying he's an enormously important piece to the entire Lost puzzle. So now that Ben has shot and killed him in current island world, shouldn't that have a huge impact on well, everything? And if so, what will it mean?
7. Does it have to be that either the alternauniverse or the island universe is real/sticks?
This question may not even end up mattering, but with its big focus for the finale season, I have to know - was the alternauniverse for all our characters just a peek at what could've/would've been or is there any reality to it? Are they messing with our heads and all of that's really happened, but after their days on the island? If that's true and for some reason their memories of the island were erased, well, then comes my next question...
6. What is the point of Desmond getting everyone in alternauniverse to remember the island?
It seemed in 'What They Died For' that after all the "we have to go back" Oceanic 6 business, that's what Desmond's doing allll over again. Or actually for the first time? Wherever that all falls into the timeline and possible reality vs. what never happened, it still seems Desmond is on a mission to get everyone to remember the island days which somehow really happened to these people... but is it all to change their fates and lives just enough so they can get on track like Desmond getting together with Penny? Does he want everyone to go back to the island... or go in the first place... or does he just need everyone to remember so they can live regular lives, but with the improvements including love they found when on the island or before?
5. Was the only point of all of the Oceanic survivors going to the island to see who was the best candidate?
If that's the only point, I find it disappointing. Sure, protecting the island is clearly a big deal which we better find out more about, but I feel as if it's really tragic and pointless for the entire destruction of all the survivors' lives, and so many of their deaths, just to be for Jack to take over, then the rest of them to go separate ways. Sure, none of them were happy before, but killing most of them is not exactly helping them figure out their lives.
4. What has been the point of those like Richard and Danielle getting stuck on the island?
If all the Oceanic survivors were meant for candidate selection only, what does that mean for the other people who've spent so much of their lives on the island? It seems we know why Richard never ages, but why didn't he just take over for Jacob? Is there a reason for anyone to be on the island besides getting caught in the drama of the battle between Jacob and the Man in Black?
3. Are/were Desmond, Locke, and Walt special beyond being possible candidates?
It seems that Desmond has only been special for the sake of being a default protector of the island... I feel like that's not enough for how interesting he is. And hey, remember how Locke and Walt were kinda magical and seemed to have very special destinies on the island? I would really like it if all those special people would come about as having more intriguing reveals than it all getting wrapped up in a simple candidates bow.
2. Now that Jack has "sacrificed" himself to be the next Jacob, is he the only one who needs to/will stay behind?
If reality for the survivors is the current island storyline, now that Jack has taken on the position of protecting the island, are all the rest of them done with their purposes there? Will Jack now never age and be all alone til who knows when like Jacob? If that's the way it goes, shouldn't it be time for the rest of them to leave the island and be released from its hold on them? Is there still a love triangle to be resolved between Jack-Kate-Sawyer, or has that become a non-issue with all the other major things going on? If it does still matter, does that mean Kate could choose to stay forever on the island with Jack or leave with Sawyer?
1. Why is it so important that the island/the cave's yellow light be protected?
Yeah, yeah, good vs. evil, important shiny light on a weird island of spirits, mysteries and all that... but really. Why is it so important? It seems if that light in the cave is not protected, the island will be destroyed, but what does that mean for the rest of the world? Is this island what holds the entire world in balance? Does it protect the world, balance it out... anything at all? I feel as if anything like that is true, this finale may include quite the groaner conclusion (Battlestar Galactica finale, anyone?) but doesn't it have to be something like that after all this rigamarole?
Did I cover all the big questions or do you have more that you're hoping to get answers for in the finale?