Lost > Lost Review: Did We Find Jacob's Successor? > Comments Page 2
I have followed and lived the LOST experience for 6 years and I share much of the frustration that "Gargamel" expresses. First, I timed 36 minutes of show to 24 minutes of commercials last night. That is what we get with a show winding down to its ending with so many unanswered issues? Will Sunday's finale be similar? That would mean the 2-1/2 hours actually translates into 90 minutes of show. Secondly, things that have been building for years just end like that? Widmore who came so prepared and protected "hides" in a closet and is dispatched with little effort? Richard, an immortal, is "blown" away like a dried leaf? And, worst of all, a camp fire with Jacob where all that was missing was a chorus of "Kumbaya"? Come on, this is where this program was heading from the start? I think we deserve better!
Lost is a character driven show. I love these characters, and I will follow them to the end. I'm extremely hesitant to critique the show, as I am very concerned that these last few hours are going to taint six years of fascinating character development and pop culture bliss. With that said, the last two episodes have filled me with...I can't believe I'm saying this...frustration and dread. It's like I want to turn the tv off and imagine what happens rather than watching it unfold. The mythology episode last week was terrible: the worst episode of Lost to date, if not one of the worst television episodeds I have seen. It was extremely forced, corny, and disappointing. And despite their attempts, the writers' ploy to legitimize this episode by making references to "the light" at the center of the island (see Jacob's discussion with Kate, Jack, Sawyer, Hurley) only reinforce the overall "corniness" of this pitifull "answer" to our mystery. I feel as Dorothy and her friends must have felt
Is Richard dead? That's my biggest concern. I thought he was immortal, but Smokey tossed him aside and he was never mentioned again. Also I think Ben is pulling a long con.
To me, the Jack/Jacob scene was played out perfectly. It's all been leading to that point - and I, for one, did not find it the least bit anti-climatic.
I've got to disagree with ML House about Ben. Too much has been put in to Ben's redemption to have him suddenly turn back to the dark side. He may still be confused by Jacob, but I don't think he's figured anything out yet. Especially if he thinks the monster summoned him, not Jacob.
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