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Lost Season Finale Spoilers Included!

In preparation for the big Season 5 Lost finale, we thought up our Top 10 Lost Mysteries for the Season Finale. I was very surprised to see some of the mysteries I did not expect to get much finale plot like "what lies beneath the statue," and what's up with those extra Guam flight survivors end up being very central to this finale. I expected the finale to just be all about Locke finding Jacob and Jack trying to blow up the Swan, and well, both of those were indeed huge parts, but wow, was there ever more Jacob and more of an intense bomb situation than I expected, along with far more Guam survivor and statue involvement than expected as well!

So we've now actually seen Jacob, and apparently most of our Oceanic survivors have as well, and he is what lies beneath the statue.

But after not a ton happened for most of the episode, we were left with the enormous shockers that Locke was not Locke, and the bomb did not go off, and nothing was stopped or changed... and then... oh did the bomb ever go off!

So what did you think of this amazingly confusing finale?? Are you thrilled with the shock of the Guam survivors rolling Locke's body out of that case? Were you shocked to see Ben actually stab Jacob, to realize this was somehow that past guy's loophole to killing Jacob, and to find out that Locke is not Locke? Plus what did you think of the Juliet death, reappearance, and then her being the one to maybe have caused the ultimate Lost game-changer?

Share all your Lost finale thoughts, disappointments, thrills, and predictions!

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Default avatar cat
May 14, 2009 3:45AM EDT

As with every Lost finale, i thought it was awesome. the statue or how it got there doesnt really get questioned (something i really want to know too), but jacob is finally revealed. i'm sure if i really thought about it i could piece together some of what locke and jacob are doing. i think that whatever jacob has done, locke has done as well, enabling for jacob to be killed.i also just feel awful for ben. sacrificing his life for jacob, and getting nothing but misery in return. i'm sure that later something will finally go his way.as for the deaths, i know that one was promised from a while ago, but i consider juliet and daniel both important characters. both of their deaths were poetic in my opinion, but who knows.as for jacob, well, i know he's in the present chatting up the oceanic 6. who knows if he ever dies.there are many other things i could say, but this is off the top of my head having just watched the finale.

Default avatar cat
May 14, 2009 4:58AM EDT

@asdf... the Producers thought carefully which secrets to unveil in this season and which are to be safed for the final season. It was clear that the Ancient history of the island, the "Why" and "How" and stuff like that were supposed to be revealed in season 5, so I had no hopes for that in this season.
Allthough I really liked the finale, two things really bother me.1) after 4 Seasons of "who the fuck is jakob", we get finally introduced and see him die in the same episode. Too many questions he could have answered to just ignore that.2) With "THE BIG QUESTION" of this episode "does the nuke work or does it cause everything to start?" remaining unsovled for this season I am really pissed. I was hoping they'd make a clear break AFTER the incident, not right in the middle of it.
So I have to say: Great Episode, but not a finale. To many major questions unsovled and the "we have to keep the viewers waiting for the next season" sadly overwhelmed the intention of presenting a good series.In my opinion, the other seasons were a lot better closed than this one and I hate to look forward to 5x01 where we're going to see about 15min of "reminding the viewers of what they were waiting for the last couple month because noone remembers anyway"
In my opinion, Lost therefor has only 4 Seasons and this last 4th season is at it's haftime-break. No Mysteries Solved => No season finale.

Default avatar cat
May 14, 2009 5:23AM EDT

I'm not sure if anything will beat "Through the Looking Glass I/II," honestly. This probably came close. Hopefully the series finale tops it.
I think we're set for a showdown though finally on the island. Good vs. Evil, Destiny vs. Free Will, or Locke vs. Jack if you will. Go to the Lostpedia forums or Dark UFO if you really want to get in depth.
On another note, I think some of the outside players make an impact in the final stretch. Desmond, maybe Aaron. And I don't think we've seen the last of an ALIVE Claire Littleton. Here's hoping.

Default avatar cat
May 14, 2009 5:36AM EDT

Amazing Lost finale.. I admit I was highly thrilled with the Locke/Jacob developments and how the bomb story progressed.
I don't know if this has occurred to anyone else.. but that scene right in the beginning of the finale, to be THE critical point of the whole story.
It starts with Jacob weaving something - the tapestry of time? (The same one found in Jacob’s old residence, pinned to the wall with a knife) and the next thing you know, he’s sitting on the beach, eating fish and talking to a grey haired man.
What I find really interesting.. is this man talks about finding a ‘loophole’, and the impostor John Locke mentions it at the very end of the episode as well. Could it be possible that the impostor JL, and the grey haired man, are the same person? Impostor JL speaks to Jacob as if they’ve met before, both impostor JL and the grey haired man have the motive to kill Jacob.. so isn’t it quite obvious that they may be one and the same person?
During the talk between Jacob and impostor JL, impostor JL says “you have no idea what I had to go through to get here”. Did he perhaps set this whole thing up; John Locke’s death, the survivors crashing on the island in the first place, as a huge ploy to create that ‘loophole’ so he could finally, kill Jacob? What I reckon, from watching the first scene on the beach, is that for some reason, grey haired man can’t himself kill Jacob. So is this why he got Ben to do it instead? Haha longgg winded paragraph.. I know.
I guess my biggest question after this seasons finale is, what actually happened to the statue? Ben seems to know the answer to this. Also, who is that grey haired man in the beginning? Is he an associate of Jacob? Another person ‘in charge’ of the island, like Jacob is? Or is he the leader of the others at that point in time?
Soo many new questions.. can’t wait till the next season!

Default avatar cat
May 14, 2009 5:36AM EDT

omfg it was amazing!!!

Default avatar cat
May 14, 2009 7:33AM EDT

Even though loads of things weren't answered, that's kinda the point isn't it? That's what will make you look foward to the next season. I was on the edge of my seat for most of the episode! Well done Lost writers, again!

Default avatar cat
May 14, 2009 9:17AM EDT

Wow I think this is one of the best season finale I have seen. I personally enjoy the fact of the writers giving you the answers your desperatly looking for only to leave you more confused before you had the questions answered!I think obviously the man we saw with Jacob before is the fake JL, though I am not sure he cause the plane crash that brought all of our Losties to the island but I am convinced who we thought to be jacob before, Christan Shepard, Walt, and so on have been the mysterious man with Jacob before and he was using these people to control and manipulate the two big leaders of the Losties, Jack and Locke eventually deciding to use Locke for his attack against Jacob.Now what will happen if Jacob really dies? Will the Losties in the seventies come back to the present or are they dead? Those are my questions that I can't wait to see answered next season.

Default avatar cat
May 14, 2009 9:39AM EDT

I really liked this episode because it was so exciting and I wanted more and more. The think about Locke; I kind of had the idea. I was almost certain that what the Guam survivors were carrying, was Locke and that Juliette was supposed to be the one setting of the bomb (after she was pulled in by the chain of course).
I see Jacob more as the manipulative human being. I don't want to see him as a God 'cause them I wouldn't like the plot.
But errr...has it finally ended? is this THE END? ..
I hope so, otherwise they would make more weird stuff up

Default avatar cat
May 14, 2009 1:20PM EDT

is this the end??? of this season?? another one is coming up...whennn??? did the bomb really explode?? so much questions :/?? whos is locke???

Default avatar cat
May 14, 2009 1:24PM EDT

My favorite part was when they explained why the the main scientist had a prosthetic hand in all the previous seasons.I've been waiting for that for ages, I'm glad they didn't forget about it.

Default avatar cat
May 14, 2009 2:26PM EDT

I kind of knew that the bomb wouldn't go off. It would make sense that the key that Desmond turns in the earlier seasons when the hatch is about to blow up would detonate the bomb. It would also make sense as it is an atomic bomb hence why they where all apprehensive about turning the key before this.
What im curious about is what did Richard say as a response to "what lies in the shadow of the Statue?" can anyone answer that for me?

Default avatar cat
May 14, 2009 6:44PM EDT

do you think this is going to take on some biblical vibe? As in god vs satan etc. They did exchange some looks when moses was mentioned. All very confusing

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RachelL Editor
May 14, 2009 8:16PM EDT

@JonD - It was Latin for: He who will save us all. (thanks, internet)

Default avatar cat
May 19, 2009 9:04AM EDT

a lot of people are saying that Christian Shepherd is the grey haaired man at the beginning, but wasn't Christian Shepherd in the operating theatre with Jack when he counts to five? that doesnt add up does it!?
the lost finale was brilliant but too many questions are still unanswered - I still want to know why there was a polar bear in the desert!!!

Default avatar cat
May 19, 2009 10:05AM EDT

Here is my take:
The whole thing has been a big game of chess between Jacob and the other guy. From the very beginning of the island they have been playing against each other.
The other guy has been manipulating different Losties to try and move into a position to kill Jacob. I think he is the black smoke.
Jacob's team is everyone in the 70's. Jacob has set it up so those people go back and reset the timeline. If they reset the timeline then Ben will have never killed Jacob and Jacob wins.
It's all one big game that needs to end with the destruction of the island. Everything before that is just progress.

Default avatar cat
May 20, 2009 6:54PM EDT

Heres another crazy ideaThe man Jacob was with before at the start of the finale seems to have a way of shapeshifting, becoming JL for example. This is not entirely dissimilar to the black smoke... could they be related?
I wanted to see the temple, ever since seeing it on a map in season 4 before alex gets captured it has seemed like a really important place. I thought the statue was in the temple at the beginning, but that didn't explain the foot on the beach...
I have also been a little confused in that the one time we saw jacob in the cabin back in season 3, he was a semi invisibe old man. New Jacob doesn't seem anywhere near as cryptic, was it even jacob at all before?
I think that there are so many loose ends to tie up that season 6 will be without an explaination free episode. 1 whole year! :(

May 22, 2009 5:19PM EDT

I thought that was a great finale. It proved most of my theories that I have posted before. Its apparent now that the Jacob from before wasn't even Jacob, at least when the cabin is concerned. If you noticed, the actual Jacob was always the same guy, and gave no indication of being a tricky individual. I think that my egyptian theories are becoming more and more accurate. Not only was the temple covered in egytian heiroglyphics, that statue where the real jacob lives was the statue of Sobek.
This is where egyptian mythology really plays key roles in the plot of Lost!
Sobek is a god with the head of a crocodile and the body of a man. If anyone noticed, Jacob was weaving a tapistry with the Eye of Ra at the top and peaple worshipping him. Sobek is an avatar, a kind of reincarnation of Ra on earth. His main job is to fix the evil things that have been done. He doesn't get directly involved, but he tends to nudge things or set things in motion.
This is what Jacob was doing all through the castaways lives, giving then nudges to bring them to that moment.
This means that probably that nameless bad guy, New John Locke, is probably Set, God of Chaos, Darkness (smoke monster? monster told Ben to do whatever John said).
Of course, Jacob could be horus, and Richard could be Sobek? Who knows, hopefully we'll get some answers this next season.

Jun 28, 2009 3:59PM EDT

I like were the egyptian comes in to play I'l admit that it is something that i didnt think of, however to keep things in some perspective the old man in the cabin is Christian Shepard, Claire is still not dead and if Desmond set off a nuke in the previous seasons then all would have been dead, which has been an island consensus from all the science folk and which is why the "final Goal" of Jack is what it is. John Locke is dead and the nameless guy used his image to influence his own agenda, which seems to be kill Jacob. Also if you notice when they introduce Jacob he is watching the Black Pearl sail to the island and the conversation was about the inadequacies of man and how Jacob will never change them, and how that is his goal. So instead of good vs bad its more of a debate between angelic creatures of our worth similar to stories from early Genesis and other religious folklore.

Default avatar cat
Jul 2, 2009 6:09PM EDT

It pissed me off.

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