Originally, this post was going to be very short. I was going to have pictures of Jin, Sun and Sayid, and the text was going to read: "Noooooo!!! No! No! No!" I still don't feel very talkative. I'm kind of bummed, kind of disappointed. I am again amazed at how much emotion this show enlists from me. I have never ever watched a show like this before in my life, and I suspect there will never be another one like it.
Sayid's death made sense to me. It really was the only way his character could get some redemption. The writers had kind of painted him into a corner. His character had arrived at a very dire and hopeless place, so at least they gave him an honorable and heroic exit. I did find some satisfaction in seeing the eeeevil Sayid disappear for a moment, and the good Sayid take over and save the others. So long Sayid. It was nice knowing you. Your instincts never led you astray, and your talents always came in handy. I hope you were reunited with Nadia in the afterlife.
Sun and Jin's death, on the other hand... seemed a touch unnecessary. I wished in my last post (and in several others) that the writers would give Sun and Jin a happy ending. Was my wish granted? Nope. Wish denied! Although I must admit I had a sinking feeling and was secretly worried that Jin and Sun had "CANNONFODDER" stamped on their foreheads the minute after they were reunited and their story was somewhat resolved.
Dear LOST writers, just because there was no more story to tell when it came to their characters, that didn't mean you had to kill them off! I mean, really, was that necessary?! You're giving me very little hope that anyone is going to have a happy ending on this show and that's starting to worry me. You made Ji-Yeon an orphan, you big meanies!
I cried a little bit when they showed Sun and Jin's last moments, and that they were holding hands until the very end, but mostly I was in disbelief. Then they showed Hurley break down into sobs and I lost it too. Ugh. Goodbye Sun and Jin. I enjoyed seeing you overcome the highs and lows and all the challenges to your relationship. I hope you are happy and free now and together, forever.
Discussing a "funny moment" from this show seems inappropriate, but there was indeed one. I'll mention it here, simply for the sake of staying consistent with my post format.
This was the funny moment of the night:
Jack wakes up in the outrigger canoe.
Sayid: "Welcome to Hydra island. At least you didn't have to paddle..."
What do you think about the casualties from tonight's show? Did you think we'd make it to the end without losing any more key players? Do you think they will kill off everyone but Jack? (i.e. the Candidate) Jack may be the candidate (I think we've known that since his epiphany at the lighthouse) but I still think Desmond is the key. He's the wild card to ending it all. I also think Jack is right - Smokey doesn't need them with him in order to get off the island, he needs all the candidates dead, in order to get off the island. What do you think? Leave me a comment and let me know, while I get up to retrieve a fresh box of Kleenex. Sniff.