LOST: nine moves away from checkmate

If you are a LOST fan like me, go read the Lost and Found article on Entertainment Weekly website. It certainly lifted my spirits regarding the direction the show is taking. I think the gist of it can be summarized by the following quote:

”I feel like we’re playing a chess game,” analogizes Lindelof [the exec. producer], ”and in the first six moves, we’ve lost our queen and two bishops, and the audience is saying ‘They are the worst chess players in the world!’ What they don’t realize is that we’re nine moves away from checkmating you. If we lose, we lose. But that’s the play, and we’re standing by it.”

The creators of the show acknowledge the fact that the show is changing direction, but they promise that it will only get better as the story unfolds. And I believe them because they have spilled some juicy spoilage. Here are some of the things we can look forward to in the remainder of the season: (highlight the text with your mouse to read it)

— BEGIN SPOILER BLOCK —

  1. - A visit to the Flame hatch
  2. - Explanation on how Locke ended up in a wheelchair
  3. - Explanation of what happened to the kidnapped children
  4. - A friken Submarine!?

— END SPOIER BLOCK —

Writers also promise that they will do something useful with Nikki and Paulo who annoy the shit out of me. There is a way these characters could be made interesting and legit though. That is: if Hurley would go over his Flight Manifest again, and didn’t find them on it. That would be an interesting twist, and much easier to swallow than the “no, seriously, they’ve been on the island all along” bullshit we got so far.

Lindelof claims that once we are done with their story they will become iconic characters. I don’t buy it. I fucking hate retcons and no amount of epic bullshit is going to change this. I may learn to tolerate them, but they will always be retcons to me – iconic or not.

Either way, it’s a good read.

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2 Responses to LOST: nine moves away from checkmate

  1. teamcoltra UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    you and your lost… well im digging this anyway (you should really have a digg counter like on my site)

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  2. Luke UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    What can I say – I still like that show.

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