Mamo #169: Mamo No Guillermo

Memorial Day weekend comes and goes like the rest of May, with an underwhelming thudding noise. Then, to cap it off there are major changes revealed for the most important fantasy adaptation in the history of filmed entertainment. So we thought we ought to do a show. Also, there’s some more LOST spoilerage near the end, so be forewarned.

 

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I do not see the heaven explanation to what happened, and according to the Lost writer I linked to in the last show, neither did he. The key line is from Christian when he answers Jack question of if they are leaving, "Not leaving, moving on"… leaving implies heaven afterlife enjoying a timeless existence with no worries anymore, but moving on (which echoes what Jacob says the first time we see him in the Season 5 finale about everything repeats itself and whatever happens is progress) is to me what is meant here, a sort of reincarnation or iteration of the loop, with characters being tested with free will to make the right choices to keep the loop in balance. the fade to white coinciding with Jack's death ends that part of it, only to come full circle with Jack's eye opening again.

I still say Christian was the earlier iteration of the test and he passed the baton onto his son, and with the next iteration to follow someone else can take the reins… like Matt Price says, this afterlife waiting room exists because Jack succeeded, if Smokey had 'destroyed everything we hold dear' there would be no place for rejoicing in this Lost universe, it would be a finite end. The white light is like life being regained. a button that needs to be pushed every so many minutes.

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It also explains Desmond's confidence on island, he got a glimpse of the end game, his special quality made him transcend the rules of the game (free will). This is not a cheat, because it wasn't Desmond who saves the island, he just sets up the task for Jack to do. Which reminds me, the first encounter with Jack in the stadium Desmond says to jack "You Got to Lift it Up" and Jack looks puzzled, and there is a deliberate beat, to make you think there is a double meaning to what he said, and of course, in the end, Jack's task is to lift up the cork.

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