Lost Finale Ends with More Burning Questions
Lost — with its endless plot twists, secret elevators, exploding freighters, and moving islands — had its fourth-season finale last night. We learned enough about the castaways to thoroughly make our heads spin like Linda Blair possessed by the exorcist. But we’ll have to wait til Feb. 2009, when Lost returns, to find out the answers to some of last night’s big bombshells and burning questions. The highlights: … – Nicholas White
•What would the movable island look like? Lost‘s special effects team went into overdrive to suck the entire island into the sea, prompted by Ben (Michael Emerson), operating an apparent time-travel mechanism. Sawyer (Josh Holloway), Locke (Terry O’Quinn) and others disappeared with the island. What happened to them? What role will time travel (in addition to flashbacks and flash-forwards) play in season five? • The man in the coffin (foreshadowed last season) is … dead Locke, who looks embalmed and somewhat rubbery. Or, we mean Jeremy Bentham, his apparent new alias. When Ben meets Jack (Matthew Fox) over the coffin, Ben says they all need to return to the island together … including the dead Locke/Bentham. But how did Locke get off the island? • Jin (Daniel Dae Kim) and Michael Dawson (Harold Perrineau) appear to die at the hands of Ben, when Ben kills his daughter’s murderer. Ben knows the consequences of his actions, but it doesn’t matter. The freighter that Jin and Dawson are on explodes, potentially explaining why Jin didn’t make it off the island with the Oceanic Six. Is Jin dead, or did he escape the ship alive? •The long-awaited reunion of Penny (Sonya Walger) and Desmond (Henry Ian Cusick) finally happens. • Is Claire (Emilie de Ravin) dead or alive? She pops up here and there (Kate’s dreams, for example), but she’s creeping up us out as much as Dr. Christian (John Terry). What is Claire’s deal?
Tell us: What did you think of the Lost finale? What are your theories on what’s going on? Discuss!