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Lost polls - even tho I didn't watch

Only covers a few questions from the ep. Mild speculation for the rest of the season and an "If ____ happens, I'm done," question because that's what I'm seeing pop up all over my flist.

Naomi's revelation about Flight 815 really means:

They're all really dead! So it IS purgatory after all.
The Others planted a fake Flight 815 plane to be found
They're in an alternate universe
I have no idea

Is Sun doomed?

Yes, she'll die like all the Others women
No, she'll probably miscarry
No, stay tuned for another "miracle"
Hang on, why not just abort the baby? Oh right, because you can't do that on TV

So, Jin's really the father:

Ultimate good news/bad news for Sun, eh?

I'm seeing a lot of "if ____ happens, I'm done watching." What's yours?

If they kill Jack
If they kill Locke
If they kill Sawyer
If they kill Charlie
If they kill Sun
If Kate gets pregnant
If Sawyer kills Cooper
If Jack doesn't get a clue/really good explanation
If they *don't* kill Juliet
If they really are all dead already
If the Others are still around for S4
Something else
Oh, I already stopped watching. :-/
None. Nothing can make me stop watching.



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Apr. 26th, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
I put that nothing could make me stop watching because I feel like I'm so invested. Even when I'm not totally satisfied, it's still Lost.

Though, now that I think about it, the only thing that might make me stop watching is if every writer quit and ABC hired the s5/s6 West Wing writers to write the rest of Lost. Then I would stop watching. Wanktards.
Apr. 26th, 2007 08:09 pm (UTC)
Time to bring Javi back? Yeah, I am not loving the babies/biblical stuff or the romantic quadrangle stuff. At all. I hate to think all this time it's been all about babies. That's so S1 AU fic, heh! (Of which I wrote one myself, LOL.)

I'll always love the characters but the show is just so frustrating these days. Giving up on fandom and my Lost friends, that's something I don't want to do but I think a lot of people have moved on or fallen in love with other shows that aren't as frustrating and who can blame 'em?

Apr. 26th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
As far as the wreckage go, I'm thinking they just found part of the plane and assumed everyone was dead. But that would be too boring and normal, wouldn't it?
Apr. 26th, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC)
Aha. That would be the simplest explanation! (And far too easy for Lost, you're right!) But where would that have turned up? In the ocean?

Apr. 26th, 2007 08:21 pm (UTC)
I was thinking that they just found some of the wreckage and assumed that from that wreckage there were no survivors.

That way it leaves the speculation of Purgatory but when they get the final answer, it's not.

I'm not sure that I would stop watching..only if it goes past the run and becomes one of those shows that should have ended seasons ago..and if both Jack and Sawyer get killed.
Apr. 26th, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
Megan suggested that too (about the wreckage) and that makes the most sense. I just didn't think of it! And since they know they're being judged on an episode-by-episode basis these days, having a twist/cliffhanger like that seems like a bad idea because I can imagine a lot of people just deciding to hit the off button and not come back if it's likely that the characters we've been watching all this time really are dead and none of this has a point. They swore they wouldn't do that, though, so I don't believe they have. Not that they've never lied to us!

And Lost S3 is feeling like Buffy S6 or 7 or the later X-Files eps, you know? :-/

Apr. 26th, 2007 08:57 pm (UTC)
Do you think it was sort of a dig to everyone that said it was--like it's their way of saying that they aren't in Purgatory..but you know if they are, I will be pissed, really pissed after they have shot that theory down so many times.
Apr. 26th, 2007 08:22 pm (UTC)
The fact so many would still watch if they killed Jack makes me sad. :(
Apr. 26th, 2007 08:30 pm (UTC)

I think more people didn't select that option because the Jack we're seeing now isn't the Jack we've loved this whole time.

At this point, they're not going to have to work very hard to push me into the "not gonna watch anymore," camp. For me, this whole season has been about trying to turn the viewers against Jack. And why they'd want to do that, I have no idea. I didn't watch this ep because I can't stand seeing Clueless!Jack and I need to know there's a plan there. That's really my biggest criterion for continuing to watch. If they don't give us an explanation I don't see how I can keep being emotionally invested if they sell out their lead character like that. So, I guess it's "if they kill Jack off" for me after all. I kind of feel like they already have. :(
Apr. 26th, 2007 08:51 pm (UTC)
You didn't have "if they kill Sayid" which is a big one for me. Sawyer and Sayid, my two non-negotiables. Jack used to be on that list, but now I think I might be able to stick with the show without him. Not sure, but maybe.
Apr. 26th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
I was thinking that Sayid is safe for now. ;) But yeah, I hear you on not wanting to lose him!
Apr. 26th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
I don't want to be negative, because I'm a firm believer in the fact that negative energy breeds only negative energy, but they're making it really hard for me. The show became, with one Juliet episode, all about babies and about all of the women on the island (including one of my favorite characters) being defended by their ability or reproduce. And on top of that, Jack's characterization is maddeningly off, and the mere possibility that Kate might become pregnant with Sawyer's baby makes me want to scream and throw things.

The deal breakers for me remain as thus: kill Sawyer, kill Jack, knock Kate up, I'm done, for good. That isn't to say some other things won't make me wander away, but if any of those things happen, I won't let the door hit me on the ass on the way out.

Incidentally, I have a vague interest in writing a fic where Sun miscarries, but the drawback is that it will probably end up being Sawyer and Charlie's fault and I really don't want to do that.
Apr. 26th, 2007 09:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's tough. I should maybe not talk about Lost until I see how things lie for the rest of the season/series but I know I'm not the only one who's frustrated and thisclose to calling it quits for good.

And I think you can write a Sun miscarries fic and not have it be Sawyer's fault... somehow! Your call! I wrote a fic where Kate is pregnant (and not at all happy about it), based mostly on the promos for last night's ep. I didn't really think they'd go there on the show but now it looks like they might? I just ... she's my one holdout in the baby sweepstakes, you know? It's tough. Women are not just about babies, dammit! But this show would have us believe otherwise. And of course it's one more way sex = death for women. How advanced of you, Darlton!

I have less and less faith they can explain away the direction for this season and what's going on with Jack in a reasonable way, that is if they even DO give us an explanation other than they needed to get that stupid romantic plotline in place.

Apr. 26th, 2007 09:36 pm (UTC)
I have less and less faith they can explain away the direction for this season and what's going on with Jack in a reasonable way, that is if they even DO give us an explanation other than they needed to get that stupid romantic plotline in place.

I don't know that it's so much the romance they want. I remember reading articles at the beginning of the season (back when I did that) where they talked about never having had that plan for Jack and Juliet, but then they noticed the magical chemistry (*rolls eyes even though I do see it*) and thought, well, maybe. Now, it largely depends on what you want to believe, but I don't think they intend to do an out-and-out romance with Jack and Juliet, they just wanted to get him enough under her spell so that he'd act like a bonehead. I think what they really want is to, in the end, pull out the big storyline and they've had to do all this convoluted BS to get there. Which, if you think about it, should speak to the quality of what they're trying to get at. :/

I remember someone saying once that they didn't doubt that TPTB had plan, their plan just sucked. It's starting to look that way to me too. I think they know what they're doing, but what they're doing is stupid and it's shining through in the writing.

The only truly good thing left about this show is the acting. They have some fucking fantastic actors on this show, and they're wasting their talent with this crap. Except Josh who is, consistently, able to rise well above the material he is given, but I suppose that's more a credit to Josh than the writers.
Apr. 26th, 2007 09:50 pm (UTC)
Their game plan for Jack this season sucks, romance, or no romance. *sighs* They did describe Juliet as "Jack's new love interest" when they signed her, I thought. Oh well. I was never convinced, as you know!

Agreed, Josh is able to sell me on things like his reunion with Jack and Kate. That was all Josh, really, the look on his face when he saw Jack. That was really moving. I'm just sorry he's been saddled with all the lame comic relief stuff this season and being the big chump as far as Kate is concerned.

Damn, I need more generic Lost or generic icons in general. Yours is excellent!

Apr. 26th, 2007 09:57 pm (UTC)
Agreed, Josh is able to sell me on things like his reunion with Jack and Kate. That was all Josh, really, the look on his face when he saw Jack. That was really moving.

I will never, ever be able to forget the way his voice caught when he said, "What is she doing here?" when Sawyer saw Juliet. Oh god, I wanted to cry. It was just so good. That, for me, was the episode of Josh. He pulled out everything for it, and it was some fantastic acting on his part. Everything from the look on his face before the hug with Jack to the whole damn hug with Kate. *sigh* God damn, I wish they'd give him better shit to do. He's too good for the BS they give him.
Apr. 27th, 2007 01:45 am (UTC)
At this point, I really don't care if they kill Jack or Sawyer. I'm most concerned with Desmond.
Apr. 27th, 2007 03:58 am (UTC)
I suspect they know he's the only new character viewers like, for the most part so I assume he's safe...
Apr. 27th, 2007 02:55 am (UTC)
See my late-ass review, but I don't buy that the D.O.C. is right. I know I'm probably still expecting too much, but the timeline doesn't match up. They weren't on speaking terms then. He'd just found out she understood English.
Apr. 27th, 2007 04:00 am (UTC)
I didn't watch but if so, I'm sure I would have been all over that fishy business, LOL. Go, you number crunchers! Yeah, they can't do the math, right can they? Haven't they messed up other timelines in the past?
Apr. 28th, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
You know, I was picking a lot of cases that would have made me stop watching (Jack dies, Sawyer dies, Kate is pregnant, they are already dead..) and then I read the last one. And I realized that I'll continue to watch Lost in any case. This show is the first one I really liked in the last decade or so, and I'm so invested that I can't stop watching.
That doesn't mean that I wouldn't be pissed -better, distressed- if they do any of the above, but I will be there. I'd go crazy without knowing how it will be all tied together in the end.

As for the purgatory. It can't be. After all, they did a fake final episode with Sayid and Ben. I don't know if you've seen it, but Sayid was asking Ben what the island was, Ben answered (but his answer was covered by statics, on purpose of course), and then Sayid said "really? My money was on purgatory". They wouldn't have done that if it were really the purgatory!

I'm thinking the external world just assumed everyone was dead, or maybe the others did make a fake plane.

Apr. 28th, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC)
My Lost loves comes and goes, sadly, depending on how they're treating their characters. This Jack storyline is really sapping my will to watch. I just need to know that there's a plan there and that they aren't suddenly just selling Jack out for some lame plot point. I will have to watch the Locke episode though, of course.

And I don't think it's really purgatory either but it's a cheap twist to throw at the audience at this point.

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