*"There's No Place Like Home (1)" Spoilers Included!*
Lost began its three-part season finale this week which basically left us extremely lathered up for the big 2-hour finale that we have to wait until May 29th to see!
It definitely sounds worth the wait, though it's hard not to be horrendously impatient as us Lost fans have been waiting through 4 seasons now to see the events transpire that get the survivors (or some of them) off the island.
At the end of this first part, we learned a whole lot more about the Oceanic 6 as we actually got their arrival home in the flash forwards, including the fabricated story of what happened to them. I'd been assuming along the way that the survivors all created this story to cover up the island and that their friends were still there, but it definitely sounds like Oceanic Airlines is part of this story creation.
So, while we got a few answers there about the Oceanic 6, we got even more confusion on the island as to how these 6 end up together, and how they're the only ones to be leaving the island.
Jack and Kate ran off after the helicopter and bumped into Miles and Sawyer with Aaron, so they found out the boaties really were trying to kill them all, and Claire is missing.
We got Kate back to the beach with Aaron, who then ran into another Oceanic 6 member, Sayid coming to start transferring people over to the boat - which, we find out soon after they get there, is wired with C4 explosives... uh oh.
Meanwhile, Locke, Ben, and Hurley headed to The Orchid to try to beat the bad guys heading there, but they didn't quite cut it. With Ben turning himself over at this point, does that mean the end of the boaties trying to kill everyone on the island because they really wanted Ben, or is that still a goal for them?
Also, since the boat guys are already on the island and at the source of whatever power it is they need, does Locke's "we need to move the island" plan become irrelevant? Or is that exactly what they're doing there?
As usual, lots of questions! So, back to the Oceanic 6 locations, Sun and Aaron are on the boat with the men and lots of C4, Kate and Sayid are being held at gunpoint after they decided to run after Jack and Sawyer who are running around somewhere or captured, and Hurley is with Locke at The Orchid.
This could easily wrap up to them all ending up on the boat soon, but it looks like it'll be a bit of an interesting transition.
Now, as we've been wondering for a while... and maybe, maybe will get the answer for in the finale: Why these six people?
Not all of them wanted off the island. Most of them would sacrifice their spot in the six in a second for one of their friends. And only Sun has a real reason to leave, and why couldn't Jin go with her (if he's alive)?
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