I guess it's a good think I never watched a single episode of the West Wing, then. Jortay, the show has NEVER implied that Jacob can travel in time...only that he can leave the island. aaa, you're asking for logical answers to supernatural questions. This has always been a sci-fi show. How many people watching BSG bitched about the writers not explaining the physics of the jump drive, etc? If you demand answers about The Force, you get midiclorians. No answer will be sufficient. "Yes, they did tell us who Adam and Eve were with a very unsatisfactory answer." Unsatisfactory? Why, just because you wanted it to be something else. That's nonsense. "They are two people who prior to last night, viewers of the show never knew even existed." Really? You didn't see the season 4 finale? or Ab Aeterno? It's freakin' EPIC that it's the body of the smoke monster lying there! "But, think about this, you introduce a character in the third to the last episode who is central to the entire story of the past six years?" Not central. Just background. There's an infinite regression of "well who came before them..." LOST is about the current set of candidates. It's about THOSE characters. Always has been. "Every question will simply lead to another question" That's was directed at YOU. After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.
I would love to know why MiB was never given a name or how & when Jacob learned he could travel in time to touch the candidates he had chosen.Maybe figure out how he learned to speak many languages Korean being one of them or even get money to buy the modern day clothing and shoes that he was wearing when he visited these candidates.It looks as if he truely believed he could not leave the island but we know thats not the case .I would love to know where the hell the foot came from that was his home for a while & when & why the temple was built.When was the house that has apeared & dissapeared built & why & what is its signifigance.What about the cave with all the names that Mib told Sawyer Jacob had written.What about the true origin of the #'s and when Jacob became so fascinated with #'s?What is so magical about that wine & why & when was the lighthouse built?And how was Jacob able to watch Jack from the time he was a boy from that lighthouse?And as for MIB he made a reference in an earlier episode this season about being locked away in chains almost by Richard & jacob .How did that happen and why could Mib only take lockes body and noone elses,I mean come on now ,so many people dead,why didnt he take possesion of their bodys long before.What about all the rules ,where did they come about & where does Eloise Hawkins fit into all of this .Charles Widmore has yet to be explained not even so much as a backstory on him or Eloise.???????????????????,"LOST","LOST""LOST""LOST""LOST",WTF man ,i guess every ? does lead to another ? and from the looks of it these writers have manipulated us into believing that they could eventually answer them all.They got us yall .Most of us anyways.Yall really could do better,I mean I was absolutely in love with this show before season 6 started & now I just seem to get more pissed off by the week as to many ?s look as if they are going to go unanswered & with less than 3 &1/2 hours remaining in this series remain unanswered.Hopefully the writers have saved the best for last & can save this show so that it can remain one of the best scripted series in my eyes as well as the eyes of many other viewers .Only time will tell.I'll definitely keep the faith until the end!:(
Are there any characters with any socially redeeming qualities on this show? Think about it, just about everyone has murdered someone in cold-blood: Sayid - multiple, Locke - Naomi, Kate - her step-father, Sawyer - Anthony Cooper, Michael - Libby and Ana Lucia, Claire - the red shirt, etc. Is there anyone worth caring for? Jack is an alcoholic. Claire is crazy. Sawyer is a self-serving conman. Kate uses her sexuality to her own benefit. Sayid is a murderer. Ben is a manipulator who committed patricide. Charlie is a drug-addict and mugger - (remember him attacking Sun). Perhaps, Hurley is the only one worth caring about. The sins of all of these characters make one almost yearn for a return of Nikki and Paulo. They were no worse. They murdered and stole - same as Kate, Sawyer, Ben, Locke, and the rest. Rose and Bernard were right - steal the dog and get out.
Unfortunately any of the answers the writers chose to highlight were really non-answers. They don't relate back to anything. Now we have "magic". When did this show become about magic and not faith vs. science. It's a copout that doesn't then have to explain anything.
Turning a wheel magically controls magic light. Drinking a magic potion magically makes you responsible for several thousand acres of real estate. Going down a magic river into a hole magically transforms you into magic smoke. Being on the island magically allows you to shipwreck ships, planes or see whatever in your magic lighthouse. You get the point? Utterly a waste. Don't even bother figuring it out - because it doesn't make any logical sense.
There is one definate answer to the question the writers have raised - who is going to watch what we write? For their next series? I'm not.
Please explain to me why if the MIB is the one who is evil incarnate, he is the one who deigns to live among men and mourns their passing. Yes, he might indeed recognize that humanity kills and mistreats its own, but the "mother" and Jacob are any different. The "mother" cold-bloodedly killed the true mother shortly after she gave birth. Then she seemingly destroyed the settlement on the island where MIB was living. Jacob has such a cavalier attitude toward humanity. They are pawns in his "black and white" game. The "mother" and Jacob are the ones who remove themselves from human life. True humanity is to be found living in community. This is salvation - atonement! Hell is not other people, as Satre wrote. Actually, hell is yourself and you alone. There is no greater punishment than solitary confinement, every prison warden knows this. Hell is to live eternity as the god you desire to be - (that is the sin of the Garden of Eden - to be like God) - and the only way that is possible is to be completely and totally alone. (A classic definition of God is the one beside whom there is no other. There only way for this to be true for a human is to be alone!) Heaven is community! Living in relationship with God and with one another. Jacob and his "mother" are not interested in that. Lost is very, very bad theology!
Ok so this one episode wasnâ€™t the best of the season, I think some of you are over reacting this is LOST we are talking about for 6 year We have been satisfied with what the writers have had provided now most of you are acting like last night episode was the season finale. Calm down donâ€™t give your hope up we still have two 3 hours left and 3 hours in Lost is enough to do what they need to do.
i don't think this episode left things as unclear as you make it to be, I actually feel like it shoved it down our throats that the island is the garden of eden. The flashes to Jack, Kate, and Locke finding Adam & Eve were kind of like "DO YOU GET IT? THEY REALLY ARE ADAM & EVE. GET IT? DO YOU GET IT YET?" Another commenter made the parallel between the lightness and the tree of knowledge, and I think that's very accurate. ALSO I don't know if this is a revelation, but i think the lightness is what made the time travel happen?
The message?! The producers goal was to make a TV series that was mysterious so as to keep viewers coming back, and make the series popular. The message is "Take the money and run!". It's yet another mystery series started without much (or any) thought to how the story was going to play out. It's only doing slightly better at telling a satisfying story than The Prisoner, X-Files, and Battlestar Galactica because they left themselves 2 and a half to 3 years of the series to tell a complete story, but even then continuity has not been their strong suit. They even told us point blank in an interview that not all the mysteries will be explained, by which I take it to mean that few of the mysteries will be explained. Explanation: Big glowing ball of omnipotent energy under an island. That's it. I would have at least liked to have known how much this island would have to have traveled during all this. Couldn't have been in the Pacific all that time. What language were they speaking at the beginning of the episode?
Sorry, Brainstormer, Adam and Eve were not forbidden to eat of the Tree of Life in the Garden. Actually, the Bible speaks of two trees in the Garden of Eden. There was the Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. It was the latter, not the former that they were forbidden to eat.
As LOST winds down to its close, the writers of the show are demonstrating more and more that they are simply making this up as they go along. Yes, they did tell us who Adam and Eve were with a very unsatisfactory answer. They are two people who prior to last night, viewers of the show never knew even existed. But, think about this, you introduce a character in the third to the last episode who is central to the entire story of the past six years? What is next? Do we meet someone next week who is the "father" of the twins and he provides us with such great truth as "...every question answered just leads to more questions..." Well, damn it, of course it does. That is the human experience - question / answer / question / answer. If we did not question and then answer those questions, we would not grow and learn and survive. As an individual with a masters degree in systematic theology, I can tell you that we are never called to a "blind faith" that does not ask questions. Even "doubting Thomas" was given the answers that he desired. He was given access to place his fingers in the hand wounds and his hand in the side wound to "prove" the resurrection. And, isn't it amasing that we always refer to him as "doubting Thomas" -- why not "denying Peter"? Faith is not and should not be turning off one's brain. It should never be a battle or contest between science and faith. The writers of Lost have truly told us in this six-year journey what the meaning of the title is: they are lost! Like an old Twilight Zone episode, they have characters "...in search of an exit..." It is so sad!
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