I think this closeup of the newspaper clipping at least narrows down the gender of the person in the coffin.
First, I’ll say that Lost has pretty much turned around 180 degrees and is now far more enjoyable to watch than say 5-6 weeks back. The seaon finale was great, it had enough action and twists added to get me excited about the next season. I thought the future sequences with Jack / Kate were great.
So now the question is “Who’s in the coffin ?”
Here’s my take – Ben is in the coffin. Why ?
1. No one was at the funeral. Ben has no family that we know of away from the island as his mother died in child birth and he killed his father.
2. Jack said he’s not a friend or family of the person in the coffin.
3. If only Jack, Kate, and Ben ended up back in civilization, and Ben was the only remaining person who “knows” how to get back the island and rescue the ones left behind… That would explain why Jack was so upset about this person passing away as alot of secrets die with him – mainly the location of the island.
4. The coffin was kind of short, and Ben is kind of a short guy.
ABC has announced that Lost will go three more seasons, 16 episodes each. Hopefully not too many of those episodes involve meaningless storylines like the “spider” episode. This last episode was actually pretty good even though it was very predictable.
This announcement in some ways is a relief, as I do want an end to Lost. Because I am invested in the series from a time standpoint, I really want to know how it ends. But as of late, it’s been rather underwhelming, to the point where I don’t want to watch it. What goes through my mind is whether or not they have enough meaningul storylines to fill 48 new episodes. Given that they’ve been having trouble doing that already.
Some storylines I’d like to see :
Hugo goes on a diet and gets down to 180 lbs. Maybe he could join celebrity fit club off the show to make this happen. It’ll also pave the way for many other appearances once his Lost job comes to an end. You know Oprah would be all over that.
Charlie gets killed. I’ll leave this up to the writers to suprise me, but I’d really enjoy that episode. He really shouldn’t be allowed to be on a hit show and have Kate off the show! Everytime I see him on the show I think — Kate’s with him ?? (Don’t lie and say you haven’t thought the same thing.)
Migratory birds visit the island and everyone gets crapped on constantly. I wouldn’t mind this lasting a few episodes as long as it’s done tastefully.
Maybe a dwarf or midget tribe would be cool too. Like maybe they live in an undewater lair during the day and surface at night to steal stuff from the camp. It turns out the babies really aren’t dying, they are just being born midgets/dwarfs. It’d be cool if they rode dolphins and stingrays.