Previously, on The Key to Season 6 of LOST
I had a theory, which was mine, and it was all about the relationship of what the show was calling the “sideways” timeline to the “real” timeline. I hadn’t posted in quite a few weeks, because I wanted to see how my theory played out before I declared victory or defeat.
I am now ready to do so, but first, let’s restate my original theory:
WARNING: LOST SEASON 6 SPOILERS TO FOLLOW! Click away unless you’re caught up.
After a couple of mythology-heavy episodes, I thought I would check back in and take a look if there was any movement on my LOST theory.
As you’ve no doubt noticed, things are moving pretty slowly in that regard. You might have noticed people (many of whom waited patiently for the reveal of BSG’s Final Cylon) are whinging about it, even though we have hours and hours to go. Chill out, already, cos you’re missing all of the other cool shit that’s happening!
Because things are moving, and so far nothing contradicts my original theory, and in fact, I’ll even go so far as to say that this week’s Jack-centric ep actually supports it.
Previously, on “The Key to Season 6 of LOST”
Last week, I posited a theory about the parallel timelines that the season premiere had set up, and the nut of theory was this:
WAIT A SECOND! BEFORE YOU READ ANY FURTHER, REALIZE THAT WE ARE BEING PULLED INEXORABLY TOWARDS THE ISLAND OF LOST SEASON SIX SPOILERS!
I MAY HAVE ALREADY SAID TOO MUCH!
“We could get coffee sometime. We can go dutch.”
For those of you who just regained consciousness after an eight-month coma (and if you did so, thanks for dialing up Medialoper!) (How do you like our redesign?), the sixth — and final — season of LOST premiered last night.
And while I’ve read loads and loads of theory-laden recaps about the premiere from super smart people like Noel Murray, Alan Sepinwall and Doc Jensen, I’ve yet to come across anybody singling out what I think is the key to the entire season: the words that I quoted above.
IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING THAT WHAT FOLLOWS ARE SPOILERS FOR THE SEASON 6 PREMIERE OF LOST. OK?
As part of my Medialoper reporting duties, I often venture into the real world to get a sense of what’s happening outside the walls of the Internet. I have set up a little lab to study the media consumption habits of ordinary Americans. In order to keep the science almost rigorous, the group I’ve assembled is pretty much random, much like, well, what you’d find in an average office setting.
Since the dawn of the 2006-2007 Fall television season, I’ve had two conversations relating to traditional motion picture viewing. The first was a rather bizarre discussion about Lost. It started out as a review of the season premiere, but, well, died. Somehow it was a rehash of Season One — which, thankfully, I had seen enough of to fake my way through the conversation. Never let it be said that we don’t go the extra mile here.