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LOST Season Finale - "You didn't hear about the polar bear?"
May 23rd, 2007
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LOST Season Finale
BIG SPOILERS AHEAD!!!! DO NOT READ IF YOU WANT TO STAY UNSPOILED!!!



God bless Dom... he tried to prepare us as best he could. He did say in at least one interview, when asked if he'd mind if they killed off Charlie, that he'd be okay as long as it was done really well.

And it was done really, really well.

Is it sick to think Charlie was amazingly charismatic when he was bound and mouthing off to his captors? How did he manage to look sexy and adorable while covered in blood and stubble? And he does the wide-eyed look very, very well. *G*

A musical code - of course! But... how did he know what notes the 16 numbers would give? What note to start on? It's apparently two octaves, but... starting on what note - A? And, while I'm being picky... there was absolutely no reason for him to close that door, with him on the inside. He could have closed it with him on the other side. But, again... so damn touching... and they managed to work in his "writing on his hands" once again... and having him crossing himself at the end. Dom... you did well... you did really, really well. I hope this transition is easier on you than the one from LOTR. It's going to be so hard on you to have all your friends still involved (one of them possibly still your girlfriend) and not be in it. ((((((hugs))))))

Yay, Hurley coming to the rescue in the '60's van!!!!

Yep, I knew they hadn't shot the trio, although I'm still not sure that was against Benry's instructions... he could have told one of them not to do it, beforehand.

And, yes, I do at least partly believe Benry; next year will be the Castaways and the Others versus... People who are after the secret of the island. But why did Naomi have the photo? And couldn't Penny have posted a reward, and maybe she just doesn't know about this other ship, which is going for the reward (and that's why they have the photo)?

Nice resurrection of Locke, including getting over his paralysis coming back, and excellent use of Walt - or "projection-Walt". Perhaps we'll get to find out what happened to him and Michael? Or perhaps he's just a Jacob-projection, as all of the "see somebody you can't possibly be seeing" visions might be.

The surprise at the end... Hooooly Fuck... a preview of after they leave the island? Ah - yes... "still pulling people out of burning wreckage". So, it was a first for the show. A flash-forward.

Hmmmm.. a black funeral director... Michael? No. Sawyer? Damn... who DID die? Perhaps somebody we haven't met yet? Somebody very hated.

Golden pass... of course. "Sorry we stranded you on an island to make up for it, you can fly as much as you want."

"I'm sick of lying." So he's feeling guilty for something they did on the island... for how things turned out.

Dayum. That IS a good plot twist to put in. One feels it was right to leave, one feels it wasn't, and we only see two of them - so, while we know they got off the island, we don't know if it was for the best, and we don't know what happened to the rest of them...!



Oh, Charlie. How am I going to stay involved in this show without you? I'm glad you were finally worth caring about in the end. (((((((hugs))))))) And I'm glad that Desmond was there as a witness, so that Claire will know what he did.

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From:grace_poppy
Date:May 24th, 2007 03:26 am (UTC)
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I know, I thought about him shutting the door from the outside too. Maybe Desmond would have tried to fight him off to get in and talk to Penny? Maybe the door couldn't be locked from outside? I don't know. Couldn't he have tried to get out, even after the water was gushing? Couldn't he have squeezed through the port hole? Couldn't he have opened the door and then shut it again? (I mean before the little room filled with water)

I feel sick!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:May 24th, 2007 03:42 am (UTC)
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Ditto. When you're stuck in a car underwater, you're supposed to let the water come in and equalize, grab a breath just before that, and then go for it!!! I mean, he could go for the surface, or for the pool at the entry!

Yeah... maybe you're right about the "keep Desmond from coming in because Penny's visible on the screen". I don't know. That all upset me because it made me feel he only died because he was trying to follow Desmond's script. Kind of a "self-fulfilling prophecy".
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From:grace_poppy
Date:May 24th, 2007 03:28 am (UTC)
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Funeral thoughts - Ben? Locke? Michael was a good thought. I didn't think of that. Though surely Walt would have come to the funeral, if he was still alive.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:May 24th, 2007 03:45 am (UTC)
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True... Oooo, Locke... didn't think of him. Visiting the old "adversary", so to speak?

Excellent plot work, but it's going to be so hard to motivate myself to watch without Dom. I'm so damn proud of him. I keep thinking "wow, Elijah and Billy and all the rest are going to be jumping up and down after watching what he got to do and how well he did"!!!
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From:iknowitsmad
Date:May 24th, 2007 03:41 am (UTC)
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I am so sad about Charlie's death. It breaks my heart. I started crying and am still tearing up.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:May 24th, 2007 03:43 am (UTC)
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Arrgh!!!! And your icon is so sad!!!
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From:grace_poppy
Date:May 24th, 2007 03:59 am (UTC)
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re: music, maybe he remembered the first few digits of the code. I did! 545! (After that, there were too many for me to remember.) And if he knew where to start, he would know how to carry on. Oh Charlie... It WAS his destiny.

But his ring, his ring! He has to come back for it! Can't he survive? Please, Ros? If you say he survives, then he has to! He'll listen to you!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:May 24th, 2007 04:04 am (UTC)
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(good god, girl... I just checked my mail and I have 33 messages... almost all from you - *L*!!!!)

You don't ask a performer to come back after their final encore... it's best to leave when it's time to leave... sadly.

Kind of like that story "The Monkey's Paw". If we wished for him to come back, they'd probably bring him back, put him on drugs, have him hit Claire, etc. Have to be careful what you wish for...

(btw... that ring was a family heirloom???? come ON... *L*! that was much too modern a design to be true!!! *G*)
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From:quiet_moments
Date:May 24th, 2007 05:23 am (UTC)
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I literally began sobbing just as they all found out those three at the camp survived, because I knew what was next. And then...I get close to tears just thinking about it.

I think the door closed form the inside, but I need to rewatch. I thought he ran over and slammed it, but I was sobbing so hard I could easily be wrong.

He did a beautiful job, didn't he? (Dom, that is.) I was so proud, even through the stream of tears. What a way to go out. I am just sad that he had to go. But maybe this means he can be free to try new things. Hopefully some people from the industry were watching this season, especially the last 2 shows, and see what he is capable of. Such a depth I didn't even realize he was capable of, and I already knew he is an amazing actor!

As for the ending, I was just...O_O I literally screamed at the TV..."what the...?!?!?!?" A flash forward, and one that brings up SO many questions! Now that I know those scenes were yet to happen, I need to rewatch them and see them in a new light. It's like that moment of shock at the end of The Sixth Sense, you know? Then you go back and think "ah, ok!"

Who is Naomi? What kind of a threat will her people pose to the Losties and The Others? Sets up some interesting possibilities, no? And now Penny is aware that Des is alove, on an island, with the survivors of the crash. So that has to be a source of some hope! But poor Charlie!!!!! And I creid even harder when Aaron could sense his death. Poor baby.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:May 24th, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC)
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"A flash forward, and one that brings up SO many questions! Now that I know those scenes were yet to happen, I need to rewatch them and see them in a new light. It's like that moment of shock at the end of The Sixth Sense, you know? Then you go back and think "ah, ok!"

Exactly!!!! They did a great job there, with keeping us guessing, but not giving enough for us to guess the real truth until the end!

I know... Aaron! *sad face*

But, wow - Dom got THREE YEARS on a TOP-RATED TV SHOW and got the best send-off of any of them! That's a lot to be thankful for - *S*.
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From:spookystoy
Date:May 24th, 2007 06:46 am (UTC)
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Still kind of reeling from the finale but...maybe the flash-forward was a promise? A promise from the creators to the viewers that they should, you know, "stick with us, we *will* resolve this and get them off the island." I don't know. Am just so proud of Dom and yet disappointed to lose Charlie.
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From:grace_poppy
Date:May 25th, 2007 12:05 am (UTC)
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You know, everyone keeps talking about Dom, but to me he was always entirely Charlie. Maybe (probably) it's because I don't see enough of everyday-life-Dom, and LOTR is the only other thing I've seen him in. But I kind of like it that way - I mean, seeing only Charlie. Plus, I think that's always a sign a sign of a good actor, that the actor himself disappears.

And recently, I think I told you I watched LOTR for the first time since getting into LOST (Lord of... story twists?), and I was surprised that I only saw Merry and no Charlie. (Now with Pippin, I did also see a little Bonden - but then, they seem a bit more similar than Charlie and Merry.)

*rambling*
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From:abandonada
Date:May 25th, 2007 05:08 am (UTC)
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This episode had me depressed this morning. And it's only a TV show! But it was because of Charlie.

I hope Dom has work lined up. Now is his chance! Such a talented guy.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:May 25th, 2007 03:33 pm (UTC)
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I know... *crosses fingers*!!!
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