Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Lost Spoilers: "Greatest Hits" and the Grand Finale

This is the Lost Spoilers blog for Lost, episode 21, season 3, on ABC TV. Some grand finale - episode 22 and 23 Lost spoilers mixed in too.

The Lost schedule now is catapulting its way to to the grand finale for Season 3, in "Through the Looking Glass" - which is a two hour extravaganza, making it Season 3, episodes 22 and 23. Greatest Hits and Through the Looking Glass are the three pieces of the grand finale. Greatest Hits set the stage and Through the Looking Glass brings the rousing conclusion. The Lost spoilers here - in a season that had some ups and downs, the finale actually is rousing, and will leave us anxious for the return of the sixteen episode season 4.

All the pieces are in place for the climactic battle between the good beach Losties, and the evil Others. And what is the Looking Glass? ... read on. Spoilers ahead, of course, after all this is the Lost Spoilers Blog.

Alice and the Red Queen, Lost inspiration:

'I don't understand you,' said Alice. 'It's dreadfully

'That's the effect of living backwards,' the Queen said kindly:
'it always makes one a little giddy at first--'

'Living backwards!' Alice repeated in great astonishment. 'I
never heard of such a thing!'

'--but there's one great advantage in it, that one's memory
works both ways.'

The Looking Glass is a new undersea Dharma station, which will be introduced. And the final episode is aptly named "Through The Looking Glass", meaning going through the new Looking Glass Station - with inspiration by Lewis Carroll's children's classic sequel to Alice in Wonderland, namely, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. Here, in the Lost universe, we will go through the looking glass and see what is there - different rules and the unexpected. In Lewis Carroll's classic, time runs backwards ... makes you think, hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

The Lost Spoilers are that everyone's perspective on Lost will change after the end of the Through the Looking Glass finale. It will be game changing - as the inner sanctum at ABC tells us. We know it, and are going to limit some of the details ... maybe ... you'll see.

Now on to some more Lost Spoilers for "Greatest Hits". This episode has a Charlie flashback. Charlie is a musician, hence his Greatest Hits. Does Charlie die? Desmond uses his crystal ball and says definitely Charlie will die exploring the flooded Looking Glass hatch. The Lost spoilers are that Desmond does not lie, but it does not happen in Greatest Hits.

Do you remember the Desmond flashback in "Flashes Before Your Eyes", season 3, episode 8 - in February? Desmond runs into Charlie in London. Charlie is a street performer, and Desmond confronts him. The Lost spoilers are that we will be back to that time again, but from Charlie's perspective.

A lot of clips are floating around the Internet for the Greatest Hits episode. First, here is ABC's Lost Spoilers promo clip for the episode. The battle lines are drawn and Ben is leading the Others into battle, and Jack, Kate's love, is leading the Losties:

A sneak peak of the Losties trekking across the island. Juliet confesses she has been a spy, and the Others are coming back for the pregnant women. Jack formulates a plan for a Losties counter-attack - "We're gonna blow them all to hell".

ABC TV has its usual cryptic Lost Spoilers press release for Greatest Hits:

While Jack devises a plan to do away with the Others once and for all, Sayid uncovers a flaw in the Others' system that could lead to everyone's rescue. But it requires Charlie to take on a dangerous task that may make Desmond's premonition come true.

Jack devises the counter-attack, and Charlie goes on the mission.