The 'Lost' weekend: It's over; it's really over
What did you do over the weekend? Maybe you hung out and caught up on some chores. Maybe you watched some TV or took in a movie. Well, you obviously aren't Twitter user @wopsican, because then you'd have gone to the "Lost" wrap party.
How did he get in? I don't know. He leads "Lost" tours in Hawaii, so that might be the connection. But regardless of how it happened, he's got all kinds of photos with the cast and crew from the event. Here's his Twitpic feed, which features the photos he took at the last official "Lost" event ever. Because, yeah, "Lost" wrapped filming. There may be some additional dialogue recorded at some point or something like that, but the series is done filming. And now we get to wait and see how it all plays out.
But that wasn't the only "Lost" stuff up on the Internet this week. Just being selfish for a moment, check out my latest appearance on "Orientation: Ryan Station," where I think Maureen Ryan, Ryan McGee and I had a fascinating conversation about the season so far and where we think it's all heading. Now, I make a lot of crazy predictions in this podcast, and I'm sure many of them will not come true, but that's half the fun, isn't it? And it's even better to share them with two critics and fans who have obviously thought as much about this show as I have. (I figured out the other day that I'll have written nearly 400 pages worth of "Lost" material for Show Tracker when the season is over, and Maureen and Ryan both write about the same amount as I do. That's three novels!) Listen to the podcast, and queue up the episode as you listen so you can get an idea of just what it is that's prompting our thoughts.
Meanwhile, if you're a giant "Lost" geek, you'll probably make this image (from sl-lost.com) your wallpaper as soon as you see it. I'm not going to say that that's what I did, but ... OK, yeah. I did it. It's a little ... OK, a LOT ... nerdy, but it's a great image, and I love the way the image blends all six seasons of "Lost" and the motif of the famous "Star Wars" posters. It's a really cool image, and however much work it took for P-L Boucher to make it, it was worth it.
I've also been combing the Net for some good "Lost" theories, and I found one at the forums for Oscar tracking site Awards Daily. It's by poster "guany," and I like it, even if I don't think it's going to pan out like this, because it seems a little needlessly cruel. I like all of the clues he's picked up on in the individual frames:
"David Shepherd is the Man in Black. There is just something about him. Especially in The Last Recruit. Concerning his dead grandfather, he tells Jack I feel sad for you in a manner that is very similer to how the Man in Black would try to, and has, manipulated others. Also, Jack, Desmond, and Claire all signed in at the front desk of that lobby, with the sign that said All visitors must sign in. David did not. He created the flash-sideways, and is thus not a visitor. He is also the only seemingly important flash-sideways character who is not in the original timeline. This fake relationship is what Jack would/will have to sacrifice. Or am I reading too much into this?"
Tumblr user "lindseycathryn" assembles this collection of screen grabs from "Ab Aeterno" that plays up that episode's visual similarities to the show's pilot (which, if you haven't heard, will be airing again on May 22, the night before the series finale). It's been obvious for quite some time that the show is deliberately playing up similarities to season one, but seeing it illustrated so dramatically like this is terrific.
Finally, when life gives you "Lost," sometimes, you just need to make "Lost" robots. The guys over at The Daily Robot have been turning out a new robot version of one of the "Lost" cast members every week this season, and all of them are great. My favorite is probably this Sayid-bot, but I'm sure all of you will find others that you like just as much. It's a funny way to take the show and work it into the site's mission statement.
And with that, I'm gone for a week, unless ABC unexpectedly announces there will be a seventh season all about Desmond as a Timecop with Vincent as his resourceful canine pal or something over the next week. Hang tight, and I'll see you all on May 4 for "The Candidate."
--Todd VanDerWerff (follow me on Twitter at @tvoti)
Photo: Kate (Evangeline Lilly, left) and Claire (Emilie de Ravin) have made up. Or have they? Dun dun DUN! Credit: ABC