Archive for January 8th, 2011

LOST: Wow, it’s all clear now

When a LOST season DVD would come out, I usually would immediately put it on the player and watch it all again. For the first time, this was not a case with the 6th and final LOST season, which was of course a huge cop-out.

After not having watched, or even thought of the show for many months, I got a clearer perspective about its real nature, while I was having lunch today:

– The Others are the easily-misdirected disciples.
– Ben is their High Priest, who’s never actually have had any direct contact with a deity.
– Richard is a prophet, who was touched by a deity.
– Jacob is an angel, created by God.
– MIB is the devil, created by God.
– The Island is the God.
– The survivors are representing change in an already old establishment.

Originally, we see the struggle of half of the survivors following science (Jack), and the other half following faith (Locke). But eventually, faith wins: Jack becomes a disciple himself, and he never gets any answers. All that happens at the end is simply the succession of the old religious establishment to the new one. But science LOSES. We never got the kind of finale that there was supposed to be there.

Of course, it was obvious that LOST was always a very religious-related show, but I never thought of it as deeply connected to religion as I described above, because the writers misdirected us into science fiction plots instead. Up to season 5, all the ingredients were there for a science fiction-based finale, but we got the religious one at the end. After the writers’ bait & switch disgraceful 6th season, it became clear to me that LOST was all about giving the finger to progressives and the thumbs up to conservatives.

The only thing that would save Lindelof and Cuse from despising them for the rest of my life, is if they would come clean and acknowledge their error, or speak of a TV network mandate to go religious in order to appeal to Middle America.