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Lost without Lost... [May. 16th, 2009|04:04 pm]
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Some observations and theories on the season finale
  • I'm certain of the basic stuff: Locke is not Locke, Juliet may or may not be dead, now we know how Dr. Chang/Waxman/Candle lost his hand in those videos. However, if the incident happened, why would he still make the videos?

  • It keeps coming back to light vs dark, caves vs beach, good vs evil, faith vs logic, man vs woman...what's especially interesting is the shifting allegiances within each dichotomy.

  • Did Sawyer finish his letter? If he didn't, will he still be hunting down the real Sawyer aka Locke's dad?

  • "Who was that?" "I don't know, but his Korean was excellent," absolutely killed me, considering how bad DDK's Korean was in the first season.

  • Considering that the island seems to be obsessed with Ancient Egypt, why are there not more cats on the island? So far, there has only been the one scruffy one at Mikhail's cabin.

  • More Egyptology: The statue is thought to be either Sobek, the Crocodile God, Taweret, the Pregnant Hippo Goddess/Demoness, or a combination of the two (which is what I think: the statue has the ears of the hippo but the body of the crocodile). What's interesting is that these two gods were linked; Taweret was a fertility goddess who protected women in childbirth and babies (and also guiding souls to the afterlife so they could be reborn), and was linked to Sobek because of his crocodile form. Sobek was also associated with life and fertility as he controlled the water; some sects belived that he created the world and rose from "Dark Water" to put the world in order. Interestingly, his mother, Neith, is a goddess of both war and wisdom, which seems a bit contradictory to me.

    All of which is interesting in the context of Lost: one thing that came to mind when I read about the "Dark Water" is the diving into the cave to get to Jughead...which, at least in Jack's mind, would "put (their) world into order." And then there was the dive into the Looking Glass station, which would turn off the jamming signal so they could be rescued...

    Still makes me really wonder why we don't have more cats, though.

  • Vincent, Rose and Bernard. Awesome. I'm still waiting for my Vincent flashback. I love that Rose and Bernard are just living on their own. There's a theory that they turn out to be Adam and Eve, the skeletons in the cave in Season 1; I hope that turns out to be true.

  • Did the bomb detonate? Is Juliet dead?

  • Why did the car scream through the intersection to kill Nadia while the crosswalk sign had been on "walk" for a while? That's a serious red light running.

  • I was so happy Sun found Charlie's ring. She has a thing about rings.

  • I'm just getting to watching the season finale CSI...and who do I see?

    Libby (Cynthia Watros) and Jacob (Mark Pellegrino)! Together! As a couple!

    I have no idea what's going on in the show, because I'm too psyched at spotting Libby and Jacob in the same show!

    It's looking like a bad week for Jacob/Bruno...

  • There's much, much more...but this is enough for now.

[User Picture]From: maymak
2009-05-17 11:40 am (UTC)
1. Icon LOVE.

2. Why haven't I friended you before?

3. We've been watching LOST at work and after each episode we were like OMGWTF??!! I totally love the series even if I've only seen first and fifth seasons :D

Oh, tell me about Korean? Was it as horrible as Russian in the last episode?
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2009-05-17 08:53 pm (UTC)
1. It's from Jorge Garcia's Blog. He actually says it's for their album of soft rock covers.

2. I was asking myself the same thing!

3. I've been watching it all along, but I think this and the first season are the best.

And DDK moved from Korea to Philadelphia when he was three. My husband came when he was 5, and his Korean isn't great...but he's got two years on DDK speaking Korean and that's a big difference in language. Plus, my husband's from Seoul, same as Jin's supposed to be, but DDK's family is from Busan, so there's a huge difference in accent (think Alabama vs Brooklyn). So he's gotten better over 5 years, but he still doesn't sound "right."

Yunjin Kim is from Seoul and moved to the States when she was young, but never stopped speaking Korean and is actually a famous actress in Korean films. Her accent sounds like people in Seoul sound; in fact, she sounds a lot like my Korean teacher.
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[User Picture]From: maymak
2009-05-18 05:10 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you for the link to Jorge's blog! Very interesting! *browses through the pages*

On your userpic there are my two favourite characters from the show and I love how you put one of your cats there :)
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2009-05-18 01:53 pm (UTC)
LOL I put my cats into all my Lost icons!
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[User Picture]From: bjornh
2009-05-18 09:05 pm (UTC)
I haven't read your post, because there are still a few episodes left to air over here. I've found this season pretty confusing, and it hasn' managed to keep my interst up like previous seasons. Anyway, this might give you a kick - remember that it is less than2" high... http://onesixthnet.yuku.com/topic/14673
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2009-05-19 01:02 am (UTC)

Bring me the head of John Locke!
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