Saturday, May 22, 2010

LOST: Season 5

I thought I'd get more time to do reviews, but apparently I was wrong. So I'm putting my review of The Warded Man on hold for right now, and moving on to a more timely subject. That would be, of course, the penultimate season of LOST. What? you say. Penultimate? How dare they cancel LOST? Don't worry. The whole thing was planned out three years ago, and the creators know exactly what they want to do. Season 5 shows further proof of this.

If we stick with the book titles metaphor, which I figure would be just peachy, the fifth season would probably be called "Bomb." Yeah, it's big.

The Oceanic Six need to return to the island, three years after they left. But getting all of them together will prove to be a daunting task. And on the island, the events in the Season 4 finale are causing the other survivors to be flung through time and space.

Where will they end up? What was the DHARMA initiative like? How did Ben become the man he is now? What lies in the shadow of the stuatue? Is Jacob real? What happened to Locke? These questions will be answered in Season 5.

It's very clear the end is in sight. The creators have gone full sci-fi on us, and the story moves along at a breakneck pace. Huge, huge things happen, and there are fantastic twists. The finale is incredible in that it opens up a whole new world of possibilities. And that's all I can really say without giving it away. Spoilers will be everywhere.

Some of my favorite episodes this season:

Because You Left: Season 5 opens wth all our characters in various states of weirdness. Some involve insane asylums. Others involve timetravel and bloody noses.

Jughead: One of the biggest pieces of the season is introduced. Time travel's ramifications are talked about. Locke figures something out.

The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham: How Locke got to be where he ended up in the Season 4 finale. It's wonderfully teasing and puzzle pieces get laid out.

LaFleur: Sawyer and Juliet play house in Dharmaville. When they do so... now that's more interesting. And what happens when the Oceanic Six return?

Dead is Dead: Ben-centric episodes are always great, and this one is no different, providing a huge character-shaping moment for him, courtesy of the Smoke Monster. The pieces are being put into place.

The Incident: This one is about the most game-changing episode ever. Old allies come to blows, life-altering decisions are made, and we discover why the Hatch was put where it was. The last few minutes put everything in a new, terrifying light.

The series finale for LOST airs tomorrow, and I'm happy to say that I've caught up to it. You can hopefully expect a Season 6 review soon after. Huge stuff is happening, and the answers are right in front of our faces. I can't wait to see how it ends.

My rating: 10/10

Coming Soon: LOST: Season 6 and The Warded Man.

1 comment:

logankstewart said...

I loved Season 5. Everything just seemed to work great, and then "The Incident" happened and my mouth fell open. Awesome season. Awesome series. I'm looking forward to your thoughts on the finale.