It’s been a week since the Lost finale, which makes this an opportune morning to relaunch the summer Lost Discussion Group. I don’t have a topic for you, but I have a good reason for that: I forgot.
But I’m going to spin that as a good thing, because maybe the best way to kick off is simply to re-evaluate how the season 4 finale looks to you after having had a week to digest. For me, it’s gotten better and worse. There are scenes in the finale that have stuck in my head, which suggests it was more emotionally affecting than I thought when I first watched it.
On the other hand, when it comes down to it, though the coffin reveal was handled cleverly (with Ben suggesting a Weekend at Bernie’s style road trip with Dead Locke), it did pretty much leave us exactly where the season 3 finale did. (Season 3: “We’ve got to go back!” Season 4: “Yes, Jack, you do in fact have to go back.”)
Have at it, and I promise to prepare better next week. Also, I will probably forget that promise.