Episode 1.24: Exodus, Part 2 (Season Finale)
Airdate: May 25, 2005 from 8 to 10 p.m.
Hurley (Jorge Garcia) has a LONG & INVOLVING (and hysterical) flashback rife with hidden clues for the loyal viewers. And according to Dominic Monaghan, he (J.G.) also gets the best oneliner of the season. Thing is, you’ll NEED that levity given all the doom and gloom and KA-BOOM that’s going down. [Yes, Sawyer jumps off the raft.] Let’s just say the underwater cams come in handy – and the footage is STUNNING! [Locke is not in cahoots with the monster], someone else might be. But let’s just say that Locke and the beasty may no longer be “friends.” Dominic Monaghan has seen two-thirds of the finale and said “There are a lot of life and death situations. Everything kind of bottlenecks, you know? Everything comes to a fine point, all the cast kind of re-meet. It’s very much a Lost-type show, you know? It fills in all those ideas we’ve had about Lost. It’s a cliffhanger, it’s beautiful, it’s sad, it’s scary.” No one has ASKED [Danielle Rousseau] how long she has been on the island. They presumed it had been 16 years based on the radio transmission, but that might not be the case! Damon Lindelof tells me what ends up happening with her is “all relative. And big quotation marks around the relative.”
From Damon Lindelof on the season finale: “The final half-hour amounts to an on-screen Easter-egg hunt, and devoted viewers will find lottery numbers… hidden in the scenes.” Mr. Lindelof also has one key bit of advice for diehard fans: “Listen to what the French woman says in the third-to-last scene.”
“Charlie’s story intertwines a lot more closely with Claire by the end of it. There’s going to be quite a rift in the camp, with the 13 or 14 regulars we’ve come to know split into allegiances,” Dominic Monaghan revealed.
In the Season 1 ender, the escapees on the raft hit troubled waters, while back on the island, a stranger’s arrival and the opening of the hatch pose serious threats to the remaining castaways.
Cocreator Damon Lindelof reveals: The season finale focuses on the opening of the hatch. You’ll see at least 2 percent of the monster — potentially 5 percent. In the finale, viewers will begin to intuit the transmission’s source. Not everybody might be coming back; that doesn’t necessarily mean we’re killing people… The finale delivers on life-and-death stakes. The finale’s last 10 minutes focus on the numbers in a non-oblique way. The numbers bring people to the island; the larger myseter is: Why?
We’ll see LOTS of the four boys at sea, and what happens out there will shock the daylights out of you. Also, EVERYONE is vulnerable as far as not coming back next season.
As for the current season ender, a two-hour finale airing May 25, brace yourself: “We’ve managed to pull off a cliffhanger that is emotionally satisfying but that demands that people talk about it all summer,” Lindelof says. “It’s a ‘Who shot J.R.?’ moment.”
Be prepared for the predictions of Claire’s psychic to come into play.
The castaways on the raft are surprised at sea by something unexpected. Meanwhile, remaining islanders attempt to blow open the hatch, and a visitor to the encampment might be a threat to Claire’s infant son.
According to Daniel Dae Kim, “I think Jin is going to start speaking English. He’s going to integrate into the group more. I think his role as an outsider has come to an end. And he’ll be making friends.” [Like who?] “Michael. Michael seems to be his new best friend.” Someone is dying this season.
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