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Episode 6x16 / Prediction: The Final Scene of Lost
« on: May 01, 2010, 12:32:01 AM »
In the few remaining episodes of Lost Iím sure there will be revelations about the nature and history of the island, the origin of the Men In Black and White and many other mysteries.  But for me, I am content to just strap myself in tight and enjoy the ride provided by the showís creators.

However, I do have a strong feeling about what should be, and may very well actually be, the final scene of our beloved series.

Location: a beach on the Island.

Jack Shepard, now the one chosen to replace Jacob, sits and watches the arrival of a new group of castaways.  Perhaps an ocean liner is about to run aground or another plane is about to crash.  He is approached by The Artist Formerly Known As John Locke, the physical form of the smoke monster.

Shepard and Locke discuss their perpetual disagreements about destiny and free will and the usefulness of continuing experiments with imported test subjects.  Perhaps they will use some of the exact lines from the Season 5 finale.  Locke ends the conversation by asking Jack if he has any idea how much he wants to kill him.

Cut to a close-up of an eye that suddenly pops open.  In a widening shot we see a new person, unknown to us, on the ground and desperately trying to pull him or her-self into consciousness.  If the budget for the finale allows, we will then see this person run to the scene of a fresh disaster where chaos reigns and extras run amok screaming.

Cut to black.  Credits.

I thought that in honor of all the thousands of guesses made by fans over the last six years I would take the risk of being totally wrong in order to put this thought out there well before we reach that sad day of the seriesí conclusion.

If I prove to be right, or close, I will be busily and shamelessly directing people to this post.  If Iím wrong, which is the most likely outcome, I will go into hiding and drink myself into a stupor to forget my foolishness and mourn the end of Lost.
 
Does anyone else have an alternate ending to propose?

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Episode 6x12 / Re: Best Lines of the Night
« on: April 23, 2010, 02:42:49 PM »
What did Sawyer call Frank on the boat? Sounded like "Chesty" or something. Anyone help me out?
Yeah, it was Chesty. I laughed pretty hard on that one.

I'm sorry, I don't get it. Help me out. Who is Chesty?
Chesty is Lapedis, the pilot.  Very furry chest.

OK, thanks. I thought that might have been it. I just wasn't sure if there was some reference I was missing.

I think it is probably a reference to a World War II Marine officer named Chesty Puller.  He became fairly famous during and after the war and he was recently portrayed in the "Pacific" series about the war on HBO.  He was reputed to be a tough guy and a strong leader, so I think this was Sawyer's usual sarcasm in applying nicknames.

Here is the link to the Wiki page about him:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesty_Puller

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Episode 6x12 / Re: Best Lines of the Night
« on: April 21, 2010, 02:43:08 AM »
Sawyer to Kate, "You, me, Jack, Hurley, Sun and that pilot who looks like he stepped off the set of a Burt Reynolds movie."

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Episode 6x12 / Re: Screencap Requests
« on: April 21, 2010, 02:33:18 AM »
The doors to Ilana's law office.  I think the name of the firm was visible (in reverse) on the glass doors.  Perhaps there is an interesting name to be seen.

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I noticed that in the scene in Widmore's office, Charles offers Des a small shot glass of his precious McCutcheon scotch.  He does not give him a more generous pour using the large tumblers that were there and which are the normal glass used for scotch these days.

I think this was a significant choice by tptb to signal that Charles now values Des worthy of his scotch, but only slightly.  Des is of use to him, but he has not allowed him into his inner circle of the truly valuable.  Des has yet to prove himself worthy.  Perhaps after passing the electromagnetic test he will now be offered a full dram.

We can debate whether Widmore is now a good guy or not, but he clearly remains a person who values others only as measured by their usefulness to him.

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Season 6 / Sledgeweb MIA?
« on: April 01, 2010, 12:32:33 PM »
Does anyone know why there has been no update to Sledge's home page since epi 6x07 "Dr. Linus"?

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Episode 6x08 / Re: What did Hurley say?
« on: March 24, 2010, 01:15:49 PM »
I would like to help him, but I do not know how to find him.

I believe that was it.

Thanks.  If that's it, the Isabella theory still holds.  But it raises another question.  When has Hurley spoken to a dead person that he did not know when they were alive?  Or to a person dead over 150 years?  Miles, yes.  Hurley never.  Maybe Hurley's not simply the laid back chilled out dude we love and believed him to be.  Could this be a sign he will be the candidate who is special enough to replace Jacob?
he spoke to jacob and didn't know him when he was alive (well, except for the brief meeting in the cab, but he didn't really KNOW him).

OK, then let me rephrase what I wrote.  Hurley never spoke to a dead person unless he had met them when they were alive.  Either way, he certainly never had any contact with the long-dead Isabella.  She still stands out as unique.

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Episode 6x08 / Re: What did Hurley say?
« on: March 24, 2010, 01:52:27 AM »
I would like to help him, but I do not know how to find him.

I believe that was it.

Thanks.  If that's it, the Isabella theory still holds.  But it raises another question.  When has Hurley spoken to a dead person that he did not know when they were alive?  Or to a person dead over 150 years?  Miles, yes.  Hurley never.  Maybe Hurley's not simply the laid back chilled out dude we love and believed him to be.  Could this be a sign he will be the candidate who is special enough to replace Jacob?

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Episode 6x08 / What did Hurley say?
« on: March 24, 2010, 01:35:42 AM »
When Hurley is on the beach with Ilana, Jack, Sun, etc. he goes off by himself and is seen speaking Spanish to no visible person.  The assumption in this forum seems to be that he is speaking to the spirit of Isabella. There was no subtitle in that scene.

Does anyone know what exactly he said in Spanish and it's English translation?   Does the meaning support the assumption that it's Isabella, beyond just the fact that it is in Spanish? 

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Episode 6x03 / Is Paradise Lost the Key Text?
« on: February 17, 2010, 01:02:50 AM »
Watching tonight's episode I was struck by the themes in Lost that are echoes of Milton's "Paradise Lost, emphasis on the "Lost".

I am far from an expert on this epic poem, but I do know that it begins with the ultimate battle between good and evil, with God expelling Satan from Heaven.

The main theme, I believe, relates to the relationship of free will and destiny, especially as it applies to Satan's efforts to manipulate Adam and Eve into losing Paradise (read our Losties island).

Are there any Milton experts out there who can comment? Is "Paradise Lost" the key to unlocking Lost?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradise_Lost.

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Episode 6x01 / Re: Screencap Requests!
« on: February 05, 2010, 04:08:48 PM »
I just read that Sayid's passport, shown at LAX, is an Iranian passport instead of being Iraqi.

Screen cap please!!!

Found one. It sure is an Iranian passport and he has listed his country of origin on his customs form as Iran as well.  But from previous episodes, we known Sayid to have been a former Iraqi Republican Guard torturer.

http://getlostpodcast.iimmgg.com/image/70da8302e8ddded504ef948b37846eb8

Yes and if you look closely at item 7 on the Customs declaration form in the screen cap, he has written Iraq as his Country of Citizenship.

Continuity error?

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Episode 6x01 / Weird Looking Dude on 815
« on: February 05, 2010, 03:57:12 PM »
I noticed on my first viewing of this epi that when the passengers on the "new" flight 815 were exiting the plane there was this particularly hairy guy behind Sayid.

Most of the extras used on Lost are "average" looking.  Not this guy, with his long beard, bushy long hair and cap covering his eyes and nose.  I wonder if we're going to see this guy again or if he is just and extra or a crew member recruited to fill the seats.



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By now many will have seen the ABC Promo for Season 6 which shows the scenes from the pilot of the Losties boarding Flight 815.  Here is a link for it:

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid6555681001?bctid=30721316001


The ending shot of a Plymouth Air plane crashing is from Nick Cages's film, "Knowing".  Here it is at a Japanese site:

http://knowing.jp/

Click on Enter this Site and the trailer for "Knowing" will play.

The other interesting thing is that although there is no airline named Plymouth, there is a website for one at www.plymouthair.com which states the domain name is for sale.  Enter your email address and you are dumped to the site of a hotel booking site.  Whether this is an actual site I do not know.

More summer fun from our friends/torturers at Lost?


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Episode 5x16 / Re: So what is the statue?
« on: May 25, 2009, 02:16:06 AM »
Lostpedia, links to the ABC Lost website summary of the episode, where it states flat out that the statue of Tarwaret.  Here is the link: http://abc.go.com/primetime/lost/index?pn=recap#t=162212&d=201648

Unless someone wants to argue that the summaries on the official website are not canon, that would seem to be the definitive statement on the identity of the statue.

If they mean the statue to be Tarawet though, they have made it to look nothing like any image of the goddess that I can find on the web.  The teeth and snout do not look like a hippo's, there is no sign of the large breasts usually found on Tarawet, the legs and feet are human, not those of a lion seen in most Egyptian images and there is no sign of a crocodile tail.

It looks to me like the art department whipped up a composite Egyptian god and that TPTB have now anointed it Tarawet in order to get past the inaccuracies.  Perhaps the point of the statue is simply that it is of the Egyptian culture and perhaps age.  Which god it is may not be relevant to their telling of the story.

However, if it is Tarawet, the goddess of fertility who protects mothers and children, Juliet would seem to be the closest one to filling that role among our characters.

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Episode 5x16 / Re: Screen Capture / Investigations Request
« on: May 18, 2009, 12:46:30 PM »
Sledge,

You haven't posted a selection of User Requested Images since episode 14.  If you have decided to stop this practice don't you think those who made requests should know why and that the thread be removed for next season?  If you've been unable to get to it due to life's trials and demands, I apologize, but it has been a terrific resource for me and many others, I'm sure.

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