8:40PM: T-Minus twenty-one minutes and counting.
9:02PM: An obituary for Jeremy Bentham? Or is it Jeremy Benson?
9:04PM: Kate tells Jack she “spent the last three years trying to forget all the horrible things that happened on the day we left.” Ohhh, this is going to be so good.
9:05PM: Hey “Credits”… way to ruin the surprise by flashing Alan Dale and Malcolm David Kelly’s names.
9:08PM: Finally someone’s asking Ben straight up, “Why are you so important!?” Too bad Ben as per usual answers a question with a question, “Did Charles Widmore ask you to kill my daughter?”
9:14PM: Was that not the best fight scene since ALIAS’ Sydney vs. Evil Francie?
9:21PM: Anyone else weirded out by Old Walt?
9:30PM: Reader Todd W in NC quite literally took the words right out of my mouth, “Does anyone else think that characters on Lost could use a couple classes in communication skills, such as Don’t Be So Freakin’ Vague 101 and For the Love of Everything Good and Holy, Just Say What You Mean 210? I’ll chip in for Locke’s registration fee. Anyone else with me?”
9:37PM: When LOST ends, who’s up for Ben & Locke the sitcom?
9:40PM: Ben finally answered the question as to whether he’s good or pure evil [cue maniacal laugh] by saying, “So,” when Locke tells him he’s just doomed all of the fine Freighter folk.
9:53PM: The one criticism I have with regards to this season of LOST, aside, from you know, the complete lack of answers! Is the fact that Juliet has completely been pushed into the background.
9:57PM: It’s official. Sawyer wins most romantic fictional TV character of the year by jumping out of the helicopter to save Kate. With Ted Mosby’s two minute date on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER a close second. That said admit it, we’re all thinking the same thing. Firstly, Hurley probably would have been the ideal choice to lighten the load! And secondly, how many more episodes until we discover what Sawyer whispered to Kate? Damn you LOSTerminds Lindeloff and Cuse!
10:10PM: So I guess Jin is dead. As is Michael, who gets my vote for most anti-climactic character return of the year. Poor Sun, at least actress Yunjin Kim got a fantastic Emmy Clip out of it.
10:18PM: Obligatory shirtless shot of Sawyer. Forget ‘Skate’, bring on ‘Suliet!’ And yes, I realize it doesn’t exactly have the same ring to it.
10:22PM: If whoever leaves the island can’t go back, is it possible Charles widmore was to Ben what Ben is to Locke?
10:26PM: Scary caves, ancient technology, Crystal Skull anyone?
10:28PM: Cannot wait to discover how LOSTerminds Lindeloff and Cuse explain that! Anyone want to try?
10:34PM: Desmond cannot be dead? Unless actor Henry Ian Cusick got a DUI that the press has yet to pick up on.
10:56PM: Who called Locke being in the coffin?
10:58PM: Now, not to rain on everyone’s season finale parade or anything, but this TV Addict can’t help but feel a little letdown considering after we’re virtually exactly where we left off last season. Jack told Kate “We have to go back” and now we’re going back! Well not now, in eight or nine months when LOST returns.
It’s almost as if the first three seasons were a completely different show and this season was simply one giant [albeit highly entertaining] set-up for the final two. LOSTerminds Lindeloff and Cuse virtually ignored all of the questions brought up in the show’s first three seasons. The four-toed statue? The numbers? The Black Smoke Monster? Dharma? The technology behind the island? I could go on but I think you all get the idea.