Spoiler Dilemma: Will "LOST" Flash Back or Forward?
MAY 23, 2007: Crucial new scoop may have emerged, courtesy of "Lost Spoilers," that suggests the game-changing twist at the end of tonight's 2-hour season finale of "LOST" may not be what we had originally thought.
According to information provided by an anonymous employee of an ABC affiliate who screened tonight's season-ending episode as it has just been sent via satellite feed, the spoiled flash forward may actually be a flashback or an alternate timeline.
Last week, a sdifferent anonymous source who had supposedly either seen the script or witnessed the filming of the episode, revealed that a desperate Jack will be meeting Kate in an off-island setting begging her to go back to the island.
Throughout the episode the viewers will be led to believe that they are watching a flashback from a difficult period in Jack's life (he goes to the funeral of a person whose death rocks his world).
After the meeting with Kate in the concluding moments of the episode, the viewers realize the flashback may have been a flash forward to the time after Losties are saved.
That would mean that the change of format, announced by the producers, would be focusing on the characters in the future, off the island, and for a change flashing back to the rest of the island story.
However, now it appears Jack will be referring to his father Christian being alive. How is that possible is Jack's father had died before the Oceanic Flight 815 crash and the producers have confirmed he is dead?
This is perhaps the question we will be asking ourselves and scratching our heads over in the coming months.
Was that actually a flashback from an alternate universe? Do all Losties go back in time to a pre-Oceanic crash stage, but with the knowledge of future events that appear as flashes before their eyes (similar to Desmond in episode #8 of the current season)?
Do they end up in an alternate timeline where the crash never happens (in tonight's flashback/flashforward Jack is seen flying another Oceanic flight, so the airline is still in business)?
Was Naomi telling the truth when she said that all passengers of the Oceanic flight 815 had died, because that is exactly what happened in yet another alternate timeline?
If true, all this information may indicate that, according to "LOST" there are several alternate universes where the same people live different lives and due to the release of the island's electromagnetic energy that caused the crash of Flight 815, our characters were able to switch from one universe to another.
In fact, in one of the timelines Oceanic Flight 815 crashed on the island, in the other it crashed into the sea and everyone died, and in yet another nothing happened and Losties made it safely to Los Angeles.
Perhaps the island energy needs to be regulated (or contained) in order to prevent similar collision of universes as that would indeed mean the end of the world. Dharma Initiative may have messed around with that balance in the region, causing the need for pushing the button, etc.
But I suppose I am indulging into too much speculation. We may know more after tonight's episode.
If not, then 2010 for sure.
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