I’m sure I’m not the first person to say this, but after watching tonight’s finale of LOST, I’ve discovered who ‘he’ is (or rather ‘they’). ‘They’ are the LOST showrunners, Damon Lindeloff and Carlton Cuse. ‘They’ are the ones in control, watching us loyal LOST fans from on high and laughing as we keep tuning in every week.
You see folks, the joke is on us. We’re the experiment. Like Jim Carry in the TRUMAN SHOW, we’re being observed, tested and manipulated. Each week we’re promised answers. The network teases us with tantalizing previews, we’re sucked in with complex internet web sites and message boards. All the while ‘They’ watch on from above (or their mansions in burbank). Will we actually fall for it again? Rearrange our lives, put our evenings on hold. At 9pm on Wednesday night will we gather in front of the TV to watch LOST?
The answer of course is ‘yes’. The experiment is a success. For 52 weeks, we’ve been hooked Hoping beyond hope that we’ll actually get some answers. Discover what the FRACK is going on in this show! Only to disappointed once again.
Tonight’s second season finale was the ultimate betrayal. We really believed we were going to get some actual answers. The previews said, and I quote, ‘The answers you’ve been waiting for are here.” Okay, admitidly, we did see what happens when the countdown ends, and we sort of found out why the plane crash, but really, they weren’t the real answers. We just got a morsel to satiate our hunger. In truth we’re going to have come back in September to get some more answers, and sadly, like the lab rat to cheese, I’ll be there.