I really thought that the title of this post deserved a couple of extra question marks today because of the mind-bending premiere last night!
Was it me, or did you absolutely hate that initially it looked like the bomb actually "reset" history? While that would have made for an interesting twist plot, it would have made the entire past 5 years completely worthless. I was definitely thrown for a loop. Watching Kate wake up in the jungle certainly made me feel a little more at ease with the idea that the producers/writers actually know what they are doing. Just kidding. Who am I to judge? I certainly couldn't come up with this stuff!!
Ok, let's talk about the two different story lines here: the L.A. story line and the Island story line. Do we have any theories about why we are seeing these two things? I think Juliet's statement tells us what's actually going on (and my dear husband also said something last night): It worked - for the people on the plane in 2004. The people on the Island are in 2007, and we've seen that time is certainly relative on this show. Here's a thought: What if Jack managed to split time when he set off the bomb? What if they did end up landing in L.A., and somehow the story is striving to "fix" itself now that Jack has messed with things - in 2004? What if we see the basic redemptive story line in 2004 that we are going to see on the Island also? I'm actually starting to confuse myself now, so I'm going to move on.
Locke is now the Man in Black/The Smoke Monster/the major evil character on this show now. And he "just wants to go home." Where is home? My theory? I think he and Richard came to the Island on the Black Rock, Richard as a slave. Did you catch the question about Richard loosing his chains? Maybe Jacob did something to "entrap" them on the Island, and to not allow them to age. Although, in the season finale last year, we did see a ship approaching the Island, which I think we could assume that was the Black Rock. Maybe that theory just went up in smoke... haha. But this much is true: The Man in Black/Smoke Monster takes on the form of other people (dead people) on the Island. So, is Christian actually speaking on the behalf of Jacob like he has claimed? Is that where the Walt Locke saw when he was shot in the pit of Dharma dead him? Is Claire in the cabin in season 4 him? Or is she still alive? (By the way, I loved finally seeing poor Claire in the 2004 time line, even if she is a hostage. Although, it would force Claire and Kate to bond, like they did in the original story...) Ahh, so many questions!!
Last thing I want to touch on is the fact that Sayid came back to life. Here's my question: Was it Sayid? My bet is that it is now Jacob... it's just a hunch. And as we know, it's really easy to theorize about this show, but rarely is the theory proven true.
On that note, I would love to bid Juliet a fond farewell. Be sure to catch Elizabeth Mitchell on V, especially if you like these mind-bending, throw-you-for-a-loop-type shows. This is going to be a great season!
Catch a couple of great articles on last night's LOST over at Watch with Kristin and Entertainment Weekly. Oh, and EW has an interesting interview with Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse you should definitely read.
Please post your thoughts in the comments section, and let me know of any interesting LOST-related material.