The end is near, yet again, and another season of LOST is about to draw to a close. Nine long months of speculation and waiting for the last season. But with the end of the season the everso predictable bloodlust of Darlton has sprung it’s ugly head, as it does at the close of every season. What is it with this death hunger they feel the need to feed? They already took Faraday from us, why have another beloved character enter the LOST graveyard as well? At one point they explained that it would be unbelievable to have a show like LOST with NO deaths but dear god in heaven, when is enough enough?
Here are the facts, or rather, fact. A major, much beloved character WILL die in the Season Five finale, they’ve already told us this. And from what I’ve read on various spoiler sites, the impact it will leave on most fans emotionally will be right up there with the gut-wrenching emotions a lot of fans had when Charlie (still miss and adore you Dom!) died at the end of Season 3. So I thought I’d take a moment and analyze each major character’s likelihood of meeting the Grim Reaper on tomorrow night’s episode.
Jack – Not going to happen. Kristin from E! has already stated that he does NOT die in the finale. Despite misguided attempts by some on the internet to twist that by saying she said this to throw us off track and that she really wouldn’t spoil it if he did die, Jack’s not going anywhere. If she KNEW he WAS going to die, she wouldn’t say a word about it except to tease us and I could easily see her saying, “You’d NEVER think this death would’ve occured!”
Kate – I swear, this chick has nine lives when it comes to this show so unless Evangeline Lily does something majorly horrible, like drive a Humvee into a schoolbus full of kids or tear into a convent with an AK47 and massacre nuns, my bet is she lives to see the end of the series; Kate, that is. She’s Darlton’s lovechild, along with Jack.
Locke – DOUBTFUL. HIGHLY doubtful. He’s another lovechild of Darlton and it would leave SO much out there hanging in the air. If John Locke is killed tomorrow night, come back here on Thursday and I’ll do a videocam of myself eating my socks. Same goes for Kate and Jack.
Sayid – See what I wrote for Jack, but to make it pretty I’ll put it here. Kristin from E! has already stated that he does NOT die in the finale. Despite misguided attempts by some on the internet to twist that by saying she said this to throw us off track and that she really wouldn’t spoil it if he did die, Sayid’s not going anywhere. If she KNEW he WAS going to die, she wouldn’t say a word about it except to tease us and I could easily see her saying, “You’d NEVER think this death would’ve occured!” Yes, he DOES get injured in the finale, we see that in the latest promo, but he does NOT die. Sorry folks, but too many of you take the obvious and twist it to fit a completely misguided theory. Plus, as much as Kristin sometimes irritates me, she’s not going to risk what she built up by ticking off a bunch of Sayid and Jack fans by telling us they don’t die, only to have one or both of them die.
Juliet – You would think so, but it’s pretty much been confirmed that Elizabeth Mitchell will be back next season, so unless Darlton goes soap opera on us and produces a miraculous Juliet twin, Juliet’s not dying.
Sawyer – At risk. I’d hate to see this one happen, but it hasn’t been confirmed or disputed greatly on any site on the internet that has spoilers. Again, I’d hate it, but I could see him going out some way heroically. However, would it have the same emotional impact as the next person on the list? Not really. Sawyer’s a polarizing character, you either love him or you don’t. He’s not a universally loved character.
Hurley – HIGH risk. He’s universally loved by the high majority of fans, his story has pretty much run it’s course, there’s nothing that can absolutely confirm him being there next season and his death would tear at the hearts of most, the way Charlie’s impacted his fans. Plus, before pulling the info (probably from fear that it revealed the obvious) Kristin also stated that the major character that died is a polar opposite of Charlie in one major way. Well Charlie was a shorter skinny fellow. Hurley’s a taller larger fellow. Plus, this death would suck the MOST and Darlton seems to love to take the ones we love the most while leaving the ones that drive us nuts.
Jin – Doubtful. Plus it would be incredibly cruel to do. There’s been no strong indicators either way and although it woudl be heartbreaking to see, I just don’t find any imperical evidence to show he’s at risk.
Sun – Exactly what I wrote for Jin, read that and that’s why she’s doubtful to die.
Phil – Or, as I like to call him, that Bushy Eyebrowed Jerk That Likes To Hit Women Who Are Tied Up Punk Boy….yeah, he’s toast. Sawyer’s going to exact revenge on this wienie, without a doubt. He’s off to redshirtville, but obviously not the major character death.
Miles – SERIOUSLY doubt it. No real emotional impact by his death and at this point his story isn’t really resolved so there’d be no point, other than to satisfy that damn bloodlust.
Radzinsky – Unfortunately not. This poster boy for spazdom does the world a favor and offs himself later. May the punk rot.
Vincent – If those punks take this dog from us then they’re just awful and even though I’m no fan of PETA, I SO will sic PETA on Darlton’s ass. But I doubt this is the death.
Ben – If you can seriously tell me that Ben’s death woudl ahve the same type of emotional impact as Charlie’s and I’ll show you how I grow magical flowers that speak German out of my nostrils. Plus, he’s got SO much more left to do on this show and although the promos profess him to making a “major sacrifice”, somehow I doubt it’s his life.
Jacob – Now that would be nice because I’m honestly sick of peole blindly following the ordersof a man who’s too much of a punk to even show himself. I agree with Locke on this, why would people so blindlfy follow a leader who doesn’t have the chops to reveal himself? But as to emotional impact, it wouldn’t be sadness so I doubt he’s dying.
Rose and/or Bernard – What are two ways to tick off a legion of LOST fans? Make two beloved characters not be in the high majority of episodes in a season, then bring them back only to kill one/both of them. The impact emotionally would be high, I give you that, butg again unless someone’s trying to drop a HUGE shocking bomb (no pun intended) on us, I don’t think this happens and I pray it doesn’t as well.
Frank – Would anyone seriously miss him? I like the guy, he’s funny, but I wouldn’t be upset like I was when Charlie died. So either I don’t see Frank as dying or I don’t see TPTB counting him as a major death.
Claire – Now this gets interesting. We’ve seen her in the shadows in a couple of episodes and she’s already presumed to be off in dead LaLa land with her dead LaLa land daddy. But is she really “dead” already? Or has she been Jack Nicholsoned from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, sent off to a proverbial LOST lobotomy land? Is she suddenly going to spring into action, into life and appear again, only to be killed again? I really doubt it, but it would be a horrible thing to do, would be emotional, especially heartbreaking for all us Charlie fans who hang on to the hope that his death won’t be entirely in vain.
So, basically the two I think are most at risk, unfortunatley, are Sawyer and Hurley. I do belive that in just over 24 hours one of these two men will no longer be alive on ABC’s LOST. The only others I think are at even slight risk are Claire, Rose and/or Bernard. Phil’s goose is cooked and rightly so.
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