If you read my last diatribe about Lost, you’re probably under the impression that I’ve given up on the show by now. That’s far from the case. While it isn’t the shocker that would leave me speechless each week like it once was (Season one finale, anyone?), it still gives me one of the best hours of entertainment on TV each week. This season has been a lesson in patience and managing expectations for me. While some episodes like season opener “LA X” only served to confuse me further, other episodes, like last week’s “The Package” and the week before’s “Ab Aeterno” have finally started to offer answers and closure to questions that have plagued us for so long.While we may not have final answers or anything that’s good enough to close the book on the mystery that is Lost, the growing proof that the past 6 seasons have been a Pandora’s box-type tale about good and evil is starting to come together. It’s the little moments this season about dark and light that have made my mind race all the way back to season one and realize that lilttle scenes like that of John Locke teaching Walt how to play backgammon are what the series has been all about. It’s also these moments that give me faith that this season is now back on track to a fulfilling conclusion. I guess that answers that whole fate vs. free will thing… Here’s a look at what’s left for this season (and the series for that matter):
Tonight, 4/6 – “Happily Ever After” – a hotly anticipated Desmond-centric episode (which seems fitting given how last week’s episode ended)
4/13 – “Everybody Loves Hugo” – Hurley centric
4/20 – “The Last Recruit” – unknown who this will be about
4/27 – “The Candidate” – I guess whoever this episode is centric about will give away quite a bit about the show’s end.
5/4 – “Across the Sea” – Jacob & Man-in-Black centric – it’s impossible to explain the speculation that will surround this episode
5/11 – “What They Died For” – I’m getting tingly.
5/23 – “The End” Parts I & II – I can feel the tears already starting.
Let’s hope this season stays on track – because soon we won’t be able to look forward to what’s coming, and we’ll only be able to look back and try to put together the story we spent 6 years obsessing over.
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