Live Blogging the LOST Season Finale

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.

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  • Toast

    Well that explains why Desmond isn’t part of the Six

  • Tim G.


    *cries like baby*

  • Toast

    Desmond is the guy in the coffin!!!! Charles WItmore kills him… possible?

  • theTVaddict

    Toast, did you just call Desmond a Cylon?

    Tim G, i thought their Christmas phone call was more emotional. And is it just me, or does Penny look remarkably like Emma Thompson?

  • Wes

    Nope, Ben is in the coffin. We know he made it back to the mainland and whoelse could be relevant to the story that would have absolutely no friends or family visit his funeral?

  • Stef

    Ok Tim G. You get your Jater moments and I get my Skater moments (just looks like not for awhile, lol). Looks like we think alike on the rest!

  • theOrangeKing

    Penney’s boat!!!! No way.

  • Tim G.

    Did you all see that commercial?

    Octagon Global Recruiting. paid for by ABC in San Diego July 24th through the 27th.

    Aren’t those the dates of Comic-Con? *grins*

  • theTVaddict

    Thanks Tim, us Canadians didn’t’ get that commercial

  • freesprinter


  • Debsa

    “If whoever leaves the island can’t go back, is it possible Charles was to Ben what Ben is to Locke?” Very nice :)

  • CC

    OMG LOCKEEE!!! Nooooooooo I”m so confused!!! I love Lost.

  • Haya

    Oh my, that was one frakking great episode of Lost!

  • Laurence

    the name of the funeral parlor was “hoffs/drawlar”

    you guessed it: it’s an anagram for “flash forward”

  • Tim G.

    Wow. Don’t let the nay-sayers get you down. This was awesome.

  • Tim G.

    Laurence, yea. It was an anagram for “flash forward” last year too.

  • Cris

    Awesome episode!! just again, they out do it every season finale!

    I do not have one complain about lack of answers! i guess some people feel that way cause they raise more questions, but maybe i am in the minority when i say that is the beauty of this show for me!

    I think this season we got plenty of stuff answered and looked on! so bring on S5 Darlton!!!!

    Is it January? February?

  • Todd W in NC

    Okay, I admit, they had me guessing on who was in the coffin. In the course of the funeral parlor scene I kept changing my guess. Among my guesses were Desmond, Lapidus, Sawyer, Locke, Jin, Christian, even Charlie (yes, Charlie). I guess that’s more like a role call than a guess. ;)

    Oh, and backing up to an earlier scene, what’s the deal with Walt going to see Hurley? Is this Team Darlton’s way of bringing him back into the show, with justified aging? Will Walt have some bizarre reason to join the O6, Ben, and Dead-Locke in returning to the island? Why waste time showing him if he isn’t important in the future.

    I’m guessing season 5 will take place mostly in the future (our present) with the old present now being the past, for purpose of flashbacks. If so, will there still be flash-forwards going even further into the future, and will there ever again be flashbacks going all the way to the past-past?

    So, Claire? Dead, alive, something else? If dead, what killed her?

    And, just what the #@$% is up with the 3-toe statue.

    Lastly, I hope someone gives Sawyer a shirt. ;) Juliet’s wearing two layers. Maybe she’ll give her outer shirt to Sawyer, and then she’ll just be wearing a tank top. Hmmmm. Okay, now I’m getting way off-topic. ;)

  • Jacob

    Now to watch Good Morning America for the other two endings.

  • theOrangeKing

    So Locke must of found the Magic Box.

  • Rae

    Todd W: The repeat episode that aired at 8 before the finale had at least one different question asked during the press conference with the O6 and Jack revealed that the “other” survivors were: Boone, Libby, and Charlie. Dunno why there are suddenly three when we were led to believe there were just 8 in total but maybe there was some confusion as to whether the 8 “survivors” referred to people who had been on the plane itself so there were really 9 of them… but of the O6 only 5 of them are technically survivors?

  • theOrangeKing

    Lilly is on Kimel tonigt.

  • Gavin

    I am canadian but I saw the octagon commercial. I think I was watching Lost on a US ABC affiliate though. CTV started lost 1 hour late in Manitoba. Screw you CTV!

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  • Vanessa

    Rae: There were 8 survivors of the crash as Aaron wasn’t born yet…he was added to the 6 later. Took me a minute to get that straight in my head!

    Great episode, but it just leaves my wanting next season!!!

  • cam3150

    What a great, roller coaster ride of an episode!!! I laughed, I cried, I was literally trembling in fear/anticipation. Whew. I know it’s a good episdoe when my brain is tired afterward. That last scene was worth the price of admission. And I am just so glad that Desmond is alive. I love him so much and was so worried that he’d die on the freighter. I hope we see him again though. I will really miss if him if that’s the end of his story. But, at least he reunited with Penny :) I did not see that one coming at all — how cool.

    I feel like this season has been full of answers, so I’m not sure where people are coming from with the “lack of answers” thing. Granted, there are still some things we don’t know about but would the show be any fun if they revealed everything now, with 2 seasons left to go? We’ve gotten more answers in one episode of this season than during most of season 3. I just don’t get that line of thinking at all but, different strokes I guess.

  • bws

    I have just a couple of things. Sawyer told Kate to take care of Clementine if she got off the Island. In Jack’s flash forward this year when he came home early to find Kate on the phone, Kate was talking about Clementine, maybe not too Clementine, maybe to Cassidy but definitely about Clementine.

    I would agree that this episode didn’t live up to the impossible expectations of Through the Looking Glass. However, it’s funny because the reason may be that it gave us more answers than we’ve ever had before on this show. Usually we are left with so many questions we don’t know what to do. I guess the million dollar question is what has been happening on the Island for the last 3 years. But that’s obviously a story that needs to be told over the course of the next seasons via flashbacks. Some other questions… why does Sun want to work with Widmore? How did Locke get off the Island? What will become of Desmond now? Does he have to go back?

    As for the TVAddict’s questions, here are the answers based on podcasts and interviews with Darlton
    The four-toed statue? underlying mystery, season 6
    The numbers? may not be that important, may not have one all-encompassing reason for existence
    The Black Smoke Monster? underlying mystery, one of the final episodes
    Dharma? The foundation of Season 5
    The technology behind the island? We saw a huge piece of that tonight with the frozen donkey wheel. Also, underlying mystery of the show, season 6.

    Actually, now that I see Locke in the coffin, I’m more convinced than ever that Locke is Jacob. Jacob has an otherworldly sense to him so I assumed that he was dead, too. It’s interesting, we know Christian was brought to the Island in a coffin and now it looks like Locke will be, too. Christian keeps popping up all over the place on the Island and in a certain cabin. And I think Locke will, too, once his body is rejoined with his Island consciousness. When you leave the Island, part of you stays there. That’s why they have to go back.

  • Common Sense

    I couldn’t blog….I stood in front of my TV, riveted for two hours.

    Anyone disagree with my usual assertion?: Best. Show. In. TV. History

  • leoguy

    so I was just randomly thinking about how they have to go back … and I realized that the vagueness of the phrasing could imply that they have to go back in TIME rather than go back to the island …

  • Todd W in NC

    Leoguy, you may be on to something about going “back” in time, but I think going back in time still involves going back to the island too.

    On the other hand, I’m not convinced that the island physically moved in space as much as it was moved in time — into the future, the way the bunnies were. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see the island rematerialize in the present. For the O6 three years have passed, but to the islanders it’s still late 2004/early 2005.

  • LUIH

    it’s been amazing, and i can’t say anything else but everything I wrote down in my blog. God! It was great!