Lost Season 6 Preview: Destiny Found (Premiere at 9pm EST)
Lost Season Six is set to begin on February 2, and Lost fans are ready for the series to wrap up in a way that answers all our questions… okay, so we'll settle for Lost answering most of our questions. (Note: No Lost Season 6 spoilers below, but maybe some heavy speculation-that's what a Lost Season 6 preview is for)Lost premieres on ABC and CTV at 9pm EST.
Check out my Lost Series recap, and then read on…
The Lost Season 6 teaser trailer looks devoid of content until you wonder… whose eye is that? Jack's? Daniel Faraday's? Juliet's? So Juliet detonated the hydrogen bomb at the end of Season 5, but did that explosive act prevent the Swan Station (the Hatch) from being built, or Oceanic 815 from ever crashing?
I'd think not, since otherwise Season 6 would show the lostaways as just regular folks: Kate would be in prison, Sawyer would still be a crappy con man, Jack would probably descend into drugs and booze and more bad tattoos. Charlie would probably be dead anyway, this time of a heroin overdose rather than drowning when an indestructible Russian blows a hole through a window in the undersea communications station. You can't fight fate, brotha.
Anyway, I suspect that the lostaways stuck in the Seventies did not prevent the crash, and that they should have maybe listened to Daniel Faraday a bit more carefully, or at least asked some damn' follow-up questions, which characters in Lost never, ever, ever do.
So, is John Locke really an island messiah who has finally found his purpose in life (and death)? Or has he been conned once again? Was Jack right in dismissing Locke as "just a lonely old man"? I really hope not. Every viewer will find him/herself identifying with one character more than others.
All you hopeless romantics who sided with Desmond: you were right brotha. Anyway, I really identify with John Locke: most people will go through their entire lives without feeling a true sense of purpose beyond what society tells them they should be working for: the white picket fence, 2.5 kids, two cars in the garage. If Locke really is meant to lead the Others to victory over Widmore's attempts to control the island, then a whole ethos of swimming against the stream is justified within the show.
If it's all a lie, though-- if John Locke is really dead at Ben's hands, and the Locke that had Ben kill Jacob is really the Man in Black, then that will definitely color how I see the series as a whole. I personally think that we have not seen the last of Locke-Locke, even if the current Locke is fake-Locke. And what about the smoke monster? We've seen where it lives, and some of what it can do, but we still don't know what it is. Is it the Man in Black? Also, why did Jacob save Locke's life after Locke's dad shoved him out the window?
Also, we still don't know who Alana is, or who she's working for.
We still don't know who the Others are, or how they got onto the island.
We still don't know what the "sickness" is that caused Danielle Rousseau to kill her shipmates and turn into a deranged jungle-dwelling badass.
We still don't know the source of the numbers (4 8 15 16 23 42).
We still don't know what happened to Claire.
We still don't know why anybody likes Kate. This is an enduring mystery.
We still don't know what's up with Richard. If he washes off the eyeliner, will he begin to age?
We still don't know what Desmond's role will be, but rest assured, brotha, he'll be important. I cannae explain why, but I just know.
Who are Adam and Eve, the skeletal couple found in Season 1? I think they're Bernard and Rose, who got stuck in the Seventies and just lived off the land, having built the structure that would later be Jacob's cabin.
Television Without Pity has a Season 6 wish list, and it's pretty heavy on the Kate-haterade, and the wish for no more characters to be introduced: more digging into the rich mines of backstory we already have, and less Nikki-and-Paolo BS. No disrespect to Kiele Sanchez and Rodrigo Santoro, who played the buried-alive losties.
Now go pore over the Lost Last Supper cast photo. I'm keen to hear your observations and predictions. Also, while there's no mass transit on the Island (hence the need for machetes and stealth), a Lost Island subway map would look like this.
Oh, and one other thing... Richard gave Locke the compass, so Locke could give it to Richard, who gives it to Locke. Where, then, did the compass come from?