I can't even begin to contemplate the true nature of Jacob and Esau. Are they gods? God and Satan? Brothers? Are they something else entirely? That question will weigh on my mind 'til 2010, so you have a final assignment before you're dismissed for your Summer, Fall, and Partial-Winter vacation. Please develop a detailed plan on how I can make it to 2010 without seeing more of this show, because right now, the only thing I can think of involves a padded room, a straight-jacket, and mainlining tranquilizers. I can manage the first two, but my doctor's stingy with the third.
Final thoughts: It was wonderful to see Bernard and Rose again and I delighted in their attitude toward the tri-angst-le. It also brought me back, yet again, to Desmond telling Jack that he and the other Escape-aways/Returnees were getting caught up in someone else's game. Rose and Bernard refused to play, and seemed to live happily ever after -- or at least thus far. I wish we could have seen Sun and Jin reunited. My heart breaks for Juliet and her Romeo. I hope we see her again. I worry for Sayid. I feel pity for Locke, who was seemingly never special -- and always a pawn. And I wish like crazy that I knew how next season was going to begin -- what the show will look like, how the story will be told from here on out. Next year is the last year. There's only one end. Everything before that is progress. Dead is dead. Whatever happened, happened (except for when it didn't). Live together, die alone. Black is white. Done is done. And? So am I. Thanks for reading, everyone. I hope you had at least half as much fun as I did this season. Enjoy your summer. I think I'm going to kick mine off with a five season re-watch.
Cindy McLennan's arms are falling off, but Miles is trying to fix them. Please send your pet theories and thoughts to her over this way too long hiatus at CynthiaMcLennan[at]gmail.com. You can also follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/CindyMcLennan.