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Old March 24th 10, 21:48   #61
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I like the show and I'm dying to see how it turns out, but I think the holes in the fabric will really show through upon repeat viewings.
I don't think we have to wait for repeated viewings for the holes.

You really plan on re-watching this thing? I assure you, I'll forget all about after the last internet post I make about the finale, a couple days after it airs.
Actually, no.
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Old March 25th 10, 14:51   #62
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Jacob's been bringing people to the island for at least 100 years, and told Smokey if he killed him, someone would replace him, so, it's been at least 100+ years ago Jacob's been recruiting for replacements
yea but the question remains, why does jacob have the power to give richard ever lasting life...but then can't do it for himself?
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Old March 25th 10, 15:11   #63
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Jacob's been bringing people to the island for at least 100 years, and told Smokey if he killed him, someone would replace him, so, it's been at least 100+ years ago Jacob's been recruiting for replacements
yea but the question remains, why does jacob have the power to give richard ever lasting life...but then can't do it for himself?

They're not immortal (meaning they can't be killed), they stopped aging. After all, Richard seemed pretty sure that he would have been able to kill myself with an explosion.
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Old March 25th 10, 15:18   #64
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Re: Anyone still watching Lost?

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Jacob's been bringing people to the island for at least 100 years, and told Smokey if he killed him, someone would replace him, so, it's been at least 100+ years ago Jacob's been recruiting for replacements
yea but the question remains, why does jacob have the power to give richard ever lasting life...but then can't do it for himself?

They're not immortal (meaning they can't be killed), they stopped aging. After all, Richard seemed pretty sure that he would have been able to kill myself with an explosion.
Actually, Richard couldn't kill himself with an explosion (The island won't let you kill yourself if it's not finished with you, see Michael trying to kill himself before signing onto the Freighter and Mr Friendly telling him the island wouldn't let him), and can't age to death, but, someone or something else could kill him. This is why Jack and Richard didn't blow up, because Jack lit the fuse and stayed with Richard, if Jack walked away after lighting the fuse, Richard may have blown up.
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Old March 25th 10, 21:34   #65
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Jacob's been bringing people to the island for at least 100 years, and told Smokey if he killed him, someone would replace him, so, it's been at least 100+ years ago Jacob's been recruiting for replacements
yea but the question remains, why does jacob have the power to give richard ever lasting life...but then can't do it for himself?
I think Jacob was ready to go. Thinking Ben might even be a suitable replacement, he gave Ben the choice to kill him or let him live. Certainly, when Richard came along and he had no backup plan in place, Jacob defended himself a little more vigorously. Jacob had probably reached the end of his willingness to continue and figured it would either be Ben or one of the other candidates still on the island. Dying was an act of faith that things would turn out alright even if he was gone.
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Jacob's been bringing people to the island for at least 100 years, and told Smokey if he killed him, someone would replace him, so, it's been at least 100+ years ago Jacob's been recruiting for replacements
yea but the question remains, why does jacob have the power to give richard ever lasting life...but then can't do it for himself?
I think Jacob was ready to go. Thinking Ben might even be a suitable replacement, he gave Ben the choice to kill him or let him live. Certainly, when Richard came along and he had no backup plan in place, Jacob defended himself a little more vigorously. Jacob had probably reached the end of his willingness to continue and figured it would either be Ben or one of the other candidates still on the island. Dying was an act of faith that things would turn out alright even if he was gone.
That seems to be the common interpretation but I don't really buy it.
I think MiB just "won" this round- he didn't wanna die, but MiB found his little loop-hole and got him killed.
What MiB hasn't taken into account- I guess he just couldn't know- is that dead people can talk to Hugo.
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Old April 7th 10, 17:45   #67
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Re: Anyone still watching Lost?

I don't know about everyone else, but I loved last night's episode. Last week's was such a disappointment after the awesomeness of the Richard episode, but this week they were back on their game. I've been waiting for the "sideways" timeline to merge with the real timeline. I knew this was going to happen, though I didn't know how or why, which is the fun in watching.

Sideways Charlie sure does have some balls.
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Old April 7th 10, 22:47   #68
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Sideways Charlie has clearly sunk a little farther than original recipe Charlie. I liked this one. It's coming together. Nothing can bridge the gap between alternate universes like true love, it seems.
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Desmond at the end creeped me out, agreeing to go along with whatever Widmore or Sayid wanted.

WHAT DOES HE KNOW?!!! ARGHH.. stupid show.

Great ep...

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Old April 9th 10, 11:43   #70
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Re: Anyone still watching Lost?

The Desmond ep was great but I'm just ready for it to all start making sense! What did he want the passenger manifest for? I hope there's just something badass in store these final few episodes.
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