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Thursday, May 15, 2008

"There's No Place Like Home": LOST Season 4 finale begins tonight

One year later and I still can't believe (a) how sense-shattering the ending scene of last season's finale of Lost was, and (b) that I was way slow on the uptake. Lisa figured out first that instead of Lost's usual flashback, that the entire episode had been a flash-forward and we were seeing what became of Jack after he was rescued.

Here it is again: the final scene of "Through the Looking Glass", perhaps the most stunning conclusion to date for a television series' season finale...

This year's season has tantalized us with plenty of clues about what happened after the rescue, but one thing remains elusive: why does Jack want to get back to the Island so much? How did he and the rest return at all? And with what horrible price did that return to the outside world come at?

Tonight at 10 p.m., ABC will broadcast Part 1 of "There's No Place Like Home", the finale of Season 4 of Lost. Some things that have been promised by the producers for this year's season-ender: the return of the Oceanic Six (Jack, Kate, Sayid, Hurley, Jin and Aaron) to their loved ones and the story the world is told of their survival, the revelation of who is in the casket that we saw at the funeral home from "Through the Looking Glass", full-blown war between those on the Island and the assault group from Charles Widmore's freighter, the Orchid (a DHARMA Initiative station, of which all we know is from its "orientation film" that was shown at Comic Con last year), and perhaps the Temple, which was hinted at late last season. Hopefully we'll also have an answer to the big question that came up at the end of last week's "Cabin Fever": namely, how the heck is Locke going to move the Island?

Watch carefully and enjoy, fellow Losties: there's no new episode next week, and then Part 2 of "There's No Place Like Home" airs the week after. Then no more Lost until next January.

I'll try to post thoughts from this one later on tonight :-)