What will happen in LOST season 6?
One of the most talked about shows on television is preparing its final season. LOST Season 6 will begin early 2010, and will bring with it the answers that LOST fans have been waiting for five seasons to discover. LOST Season 6 looks to bring a powerful and surprising end to the phenomenon which has created more buzz than anyone ever expected.
What happened before LOST season 6?
In case you’ve been living under a rock (or in the shadow of a statue), I am here to give you all of the major plot points that you will need to keep in mind going into LOST season 6. A disclaimer seems appropriate here, so I must make sure I tell you: here I will lay out the plot of LOST all the way up to LOST season 6. Spoilers will abound in this article, so if you want to catch up to LOST season 6 on your own, please navigate away now.
Ok, for all of you still here, this is the plot of LOST all the way up to LOST season 6:
In 2004, the airliner Oceanic 815 crashed on an island, an accident from which only 48 survived. Those survivors soon discovered two things.
1. We will learn more about the Others in LOST season 6
There are others who were already living on the island. While LOST season 6 will likely give much more information than any of the other seasons have, viewers have discovered by now that there have been two groups: one a group of scientists hoping to tap into the potential of the island (more on that later), and the other a group of people who have been living on the island for much longer. LOST season 6 will deal primarily with the latter group, including why they are on the island, who their leader is, and what agenda they have.
2. We will learn why the island is special in LOST season 6
The island they have crashed on is very special (as alluded to by the fact that scientists, as part of the Dharma Initiative, hoped to tap into its potential). To date we have seen many miracles happen: the lame walk, cancer is healed, people recover quickly from major injuries, people have visions of other people long since dead, and other incredibly strange things happen regularly on the island. LOST season 6 should also reveal what makes the island special.
These two points of tension sum up the major questions going into LOST season 6. Who are the people that were living on the island before, and who was their mysterious leader, Jacob? Why is the island special, and why has it apparently brought these survivors to its shores? What is the destiny of the island, and of the crash survivors?
LOST season 6 state of confusion
There are a number of things that have happened over the past five years that are important to note going into LOST season 6. In the interest of brevity we have compiled a list of these in my article, LOST Season 1-5 Timeline.
Going directly into LOST season 6, you need only know what has just happened in LOST season 5, and where the season finale left off. Here is as concise an explanation as we can muster:
Explanation to prepare for LOST season 6
In the midst of a dramatic battle for the island amidst people who were already on the island before the survivors crashed, the island was miraculously moved in an effort to protect it from those who would misuse it, six survivors escaped back to America, and a few survivors were left on the island.
Those left on the island discover that they have been transported to 1977, where the scientists of the Dharma Initiative are performing experiments on the island, and those who existed before the Dharma Initiative are fighting them.
Three years pass in both past and present. Those left on the island in 1977 have made a life for themselves, while those in the present back on the mainland are left with the feeling that they were not supposed to leave. All those in the present board another plane, which subsequently crashes again, leaving some in the present and sending a few more back to 1977. LOST season 6 deals primarily with this crash as opposed to the original one.
Too much to know going into LOST season 6?
Confused? Just know that now there are even more survivors in 1977, and only a couple in the present. The survivors who have been transported to the past are led to believe that they can cancel out all of the heartache that has happened as a result of their crash by preventing that crash. The only way they could potentially prevent the crash is by detonating a hydrogen bomb. LOST season 6 opens following the detonation of the hydrogen bomb, the results of which are yet to be revealed.
Meanwhile, in the present, one of the survivors who had been murdered apparently rises from the dead, and causes the death of the mysterious leader of the others on the island, a man named Jacob. LOST season 6 should open just after the death of Jacob.
Jacob is, as far as we know, an ageless being who has touched each of the survivors’ lives, and who appears to be in an eternal struggle with another man, whose name is yet to be revealed. We learn just prior to the beginning of LOST season 6 that it is this character who is appearing as the murdered survivor, and who caused the death of Jacob. We can expect LOST season 6 to deal more with Jacob’s identity and the reason he was killed.
What is coming in LOST season 6?
What is yet to come in LOST season 6 is anyone’s guess, but one thing is sure: LOST season 6 will be an epic affair, and will surprise viewers with a complex, cinematic experience. LOST watches like a good book, and LOST season 6 should prove to be an unforgettable denouement.