Monday, May 22

Lost Monday - Finale Edition.

Live Together, Die Alone.
Season Two - Episode 23/24: "Live Together, Die Alone."

The very first Lost Monday is upon us. We have much to discuss.

As I mentioned last time, Lost Friday is expanding throughout the week here at the CDP, so check back every day for the same information you probably got off of Spoilerfix a week ago.

Today, we're focusing on the preview for the Two Hour Season Finale. Here are 13 things you might want to know (Spoilers Ahoy!):

1. We are going to find out what caused the crash of Oceanic Flight 815. Happy? This may have everything to do with Dharma, or the theory that these people were pre-selected to wind up there. I just can't wait to see that crash footage again; it's been like, three weeks!

Live Together, Die Alone.

2. We will see Walt again. He will most certainly be taller than you.

Live Together, Die Alone.

3. We will find out what happens when the button is not pressed (if anything). I caught the Canadian trailer for the episode, and it looks like Locke is trying to destroy the computer, but is stopped by Eko at the last second. Eko then tears his head off and eats it. Speaking of Eko, he and Charlie will enter the hatch for dyamite.

Live Together, Die Alone.

4. This episode is Desmond-centric. He's the one in the sailboat we saw at the end of 'Three Minutes.' We will find out that Desmond is battling an alcohol addiction, and the reason for his race around the world was to prove to people that he could do it. This coincides with Locke's 'Walkabout' mindset, and the two of them will start to become allies. Locke will also explain the printout to Desmond, and he will pretty much lose his crap over being lied to. Expect to see Desmond as more of a main character next season, hopefully wearing that bad-ass jumpsuit.

Live Together, Die Alone.

5. Libby will play a big part in Desmond's flashbacks, as well as some flashbacks next season. I guess she lets Desmond borrow her boat for the race (seriously). Also, the mysterious Mr. Widmore will be showing up, and we'll catch a scene of Desmond in jail. Libby's story will be settled as the flashbacks roll on next season; expect rampant craziness and google-eyes.

Live Together, Die Alone.

6. Someone will die in the finale. Early speculation states that it will be Michael, as he is only playing guest parts next season (presumably in flashbacks). My theory is that he will get killed by a castaway sick of hearing him scream 'WAAAALLLLT!' all the damn time.

Live Together, Die Alone.

7. The end of this season will be a cliffhanger that shows many castaway's lives hanging in the balance. Naveen Andrews (Sayid) describes the finale as "Brutal." He goes on to say, "People are scared, they want to know if they are going to survive." Matthew Fox calls it "Mind blowing. It leaves us scattered and vulnerable in the face of a larger foe- and walks us right up to the start of the next season." This leads me to believe that a lot of people are about to be taken prisoner and forced to sport fake beards and filth.

8. Producer Damon Lindleof says this about the next season: "Season one was about 'here we are.' Season two has been going deeper, 'what is our reality?' Season three is about 'are we really here?'" He claims that they are 'closing the door on the Hatch thing,' and presumably moving on to different island mysteries. The difference between season one and two was huge, so I'd expect nothing less for season three. Expect new characters, new flashbacks and new corpses.

Live Together, Die Alone.

9. It has been theorized that the Widmore corporation was contracted to build all of the hatches and structures on the island. Widmore was also the construction company that Michael worked for on the mainland. Also, Sun's father has also been speculated as having something to do with the Hanso Foundation. Damn the upper 1%; damn it to hell!

Live Together, Die Alone.

10. We will find out that what's taking place on the island resonates to other parts of the planet. In essence, there is a butterfly effect that is directly affecting the rest of the civilized world. As long as it has nothing to do with the horrid Ashton Kutcher film of the same name, we'll be alright.

Live Together, Die Alone.

11. Check out this still from the finale. Notice all the mail tubes in the background? Ruh-roh! Somebody's lying to us! Also, expect to see Marvin Candle (Mark Wickman) and Kelvin in the finale. Rumor has it that we've already seen Kelvin before, specifically in Sayid's flashbacks. Maybe this will give Sayid someone to torture; it's been too long.

Live Together, Die Alone.

12. Season three will be shown in 2 'acts.' They will air the first 7 episodes in a row, and then take three months off in favor of another mid-season show. Lost will then return with no reruns, airing the remaining 17 episodes every week until the end. Is this really better than reruns? This is what happens when you complain loud enough.

Live Together, Die Alone.

13. If the producers have their way, you will get all of the answers in the next three or four years. "This story is meant to end," says Lindleof. "People want to see the final chapter." The writers know exactly where they are going, and where the story needs to end. Yeah, you just keep telling yourself that.

As always, here are links to every Lost Friday this season. Sound off in the comments section; send fan/hate mail to communistdance@yahoo.com. Remember to stop back all week for more Lost goodness.

SEASON TWO - EPISODE 22 REVIEW
SEASON TWO - EPISODE 21 REVIEW
SEASON TWO - EPISODE 20 REVIEW
SEASON TWO - CLIP SHOW EDITION
SEASON TWO - EPISODE 19 REVIEW
SEASON TWO - EPISODE 18 REVIEW
SEASON TWO - EPISODE 17 REVIEW
SEASON TWO - TEMPORARY EDITION
SEASON TWO - EPISODE 16 REVIEW
SEASON TWO - RERUN EDITION: VOLUME 8
SEASON TWO - RERUN EDITION: VOLUME 7
SEASON TWO - EPISODE 15 REVIEW
SEASON TWO - EPISODE 14 REVIEW
SEASON TWO - EPISODE 13 REVIEW
SEASON TWO - RERUN EDITION: VOLUME 6
SEASON TWO - EPISODE 12 REVIEW
SEASON TWO - EPISODE 11 REVIEW
SEASON TWO - EPISODE 10 REVIEW
SEASON TWO - RERUN EDITION: VOLUME 5
SEASON TWO - RERUN EDITION: VOLUME 4
SEASON TWO - RERUN EDITION: VOLUME 3
SEASON TWO - EPISODE 9 REVIEW
SEASON TWO - EPISODE 8 REVIEW
SEASON TWO - EPISODE 7 REVIEW
SEASON TWO - EPISODE 6 REVIEW
SEASON TWO - RERUN EDITION: VOLUME 2
SEASON TWO - RERUN EDITION
SEASON TWO - EPISODE 5 REVIEW
SEASON TWO - EPISODE 4 REVIEW
SEASON TWO - EPISODE 3 REVIEW
SEASON TWO - EPISODE 1 REVIEW
SEASON TWO PREVIEW

Comments:
24 manages to show a whole season, all in order, with no repeats... And no catchup summary episodes either.

Still, I think this new way will be better. I don't think they really understood what people were complaining about, though (or at least what I was complaining about). It's not that they have repeats, it's that it's so sporadic. I think they would have been wiser to split it up into three acts instead of two, three months is a long time to wait.
 
I agree with you. Repeats are no problem, provided we have some sort of way to gauge them. The whole '2 on, 1 off' thing was getting ridiculous.

So, I guess they reached a compromise where we don't get exactly what we want, we have to wait an entire season between episodes 7 and 8 (risking the loss of a ton of casual fans), and ABC gets to throw another show into its time slot for the winter.

I don't know how I feel about that, but the producers seem to be happy about it, so I'll survive. Besides, the break in the season will almost coincide with the release of the Season 2 DVD, so at least we'll have something to watch.
 
When does Season 2 come out, it's not coming out before Season 3? That was half the reason to buy the DVD last year, was to watch them all before the new season started. I'm going to have to make some calls, these people don't know what they're doing and they'll wreck the whole thing if they're not careful.
 
I kind of feel bad for the actor that plays Michael... Even though he's got a pretty sweet role now, I bet he cringes a little on the inside whenever he yells "Waaaalt!" or exclaims "I'm going to get back my boy!"

There was a good writeup of Lost in Entertainment Weekly a while ago, I liked the part where Josh Halloway was complaining about the line "the artist previously known as Henry." Sometimes it sounds like they're trying too hard to make him give funny nicknames to everyone.
 
The Season Two DVD comes out on October 3 (or so they say), so I'm assuming Season Three will start about a week beforehand. Of course, they can change all that information whenever they want, so take from it what you shall.

Yup, the Lost crew is walking a very fine line. They're just begging for a mutiny.

The actor who plays Michael is quite a distinguished and well-known actor, so I'm sure that he's getting just as sick of the yelling as we all are. Course, he's probably going to get killed next week, so there you go.

In that EW article, it seemed as if Josh didn't understand the joke (as in, he didn't get the Prince reference). I enjoyed the line, as that was what a lot of the Message Board nerds were calling Henry after the big reveal. It shows that the producers and writers are in tune to what the fans are saying. The term 'tailies' came from the boards as well.

You know, they should just let me write an episode. I'll put this baby back on track. Speaking of which, I'll have more to say about that tomorrow (that's called a teaser).
 
I foresee a CDP-penned episode titled "Staring at the Sun."
 
Yup, and there's going to be at least one monkey in the final act. He'll have a speaking part, too.

I could also write them a musical-themed episode if their numbers start to dwindle next season.
 
Or you could find a way to introduce Chuck Norris to the cast. That's always fresh.
 
Just noticed this: If you look at the list of Archived months on the right-hand side of the screen and then scroll down, it does the wave. That rules so much.
 
I'm only putting the monkey into the script as a gateway into "Sun & Moon." That's called a 'hook.'

My page really does rule. It's the only blog that waves hello.
 
I'll have more to say about that tomorrow (that's called a teaser).

In crappy, cheesy morning radio terms, it's called a "Guaran-tease!!" Just thought ya'll should know.

Well, I've officially avoided any spoilers until now. I still haven't read the Entertainment Weekly article, but probably will now. Thankfully I have the memory of a 3-year-old ADD kid, so I'll still be surprised by the finale when it's aired. I was a little pissed at EW for having a long, spoiler-ridden article in an issue that was printed 2 weeks before the show was airing. Bastards...

In other news, one of these days I'll have a new blog entry of my own. Or something. I'd like to say it's because I've been working on-site at a place writing the FAO Schwartz Christmas catalog -- which is completely true, by the way -- but that ended weeks ago, so I really have no excuse. Damn my lazy bones.
 
Even after all the known spoilers, that still only covers like, 10 minutes of footage. The rest of the finale will be more than enough to mess with your head all summer.

I honestly thought that FAO Schwartz went out of business. I haven't seen one in ages. Perhaps you and your crisp writing will be what they need to knock Toys-R-Us off the top of the heap.
 
The FAO Schwartz in NYC is/was terrifying. Has a big clock with lots of faces and trains on it. Man working there pressured Sherry into buying little sticky men that walk down the walls. Board games were $40 dollars. Entire room full of crayons. Did not like big toy store. No sir.
 
Apparently FAO was bought out by someone a while back and they got rid of most of their stores except the flagship NY one and a couple more like in Vegas.

The freaky train with the face is Tommy the Train. It's disturbing. They do have some normally priced items, but most of it is pretty obscene, like a Victorian -styled playhouse for your precious little one for $19,000 or a gas-powered little kiddie car for $16,000. It made me have ill-will towards rich people.
 
Yeah, I remember I wanted the big box of crayons they had but it was like $100. It had every crayon they ever came up with, and some that I think only exist in dreams.
 

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