According to Tom Jicha of The Sun-Sentinel, apparently all hope is lost, for Lost…
Eventually, there comes a time when you have to say, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice every episode, shame on me.”
That time has come. It was one thing to discover a key character was paralyzed when he got on the ill-fated plane but now has the physical prowess to enter the Iron Man Triathalon. Who’s to say Lourdes is one of a kind?
But this past week, we learned that something in the air or water also cures cancer. That’s it. I’m out of here.
Personally, I understand that some people are starting to get a bit fed up with the mysterious nature of the island but I would not agree with Tom that the writers have no idea where the story is heading. I’m sure that JJ, Damon and Carlton have a good idea of how this little universe works and in which ways they want the story to develop. However, TV shows and movies are not all about creativity and great storytelling. It is also about a more or less necessary evil – money.
If you’re watching the show because you’re waiting for the big answers to come, you have to understand that by the nature of what it is — it’s not a movie, it’s not a series of movies, it’s not a trilogy, it’s not a miniseries — it’s going to be on the air for as long as ABC wants to keep it on the air.
Says Damon Lindelof according to Zap2it. He continues:
“How can you ever possibly think that ‘Lost’ will end in a satisfying way? Carlton and I can almost guarantee you that it will not.”
Well that sounds assuring!
Nevertheless, I have faith in the creative minds behind Lost and am sure that they will give us the answers to the mysteries when time is due. To be honest, the mysteries are not the only reason I like the show. Lost is simply really good entertainment.
What are your thoughts? Do you think the many questions will be answered?
Read Tom Jicha’s article at Sun-Sentinel.
The article might contain a spoiler, but it could just be wild speculations. However, read at your own risk.