We won’t know for certain until the end of this season…but right now my Karl is convinced he’s figured out the story-telling device that will be used for the final season.
In Season 1, the creators introduced us to the fuselage passengers and used flashback as one storytelling device. In Season 2, we were introduced to the tailies via flashback. Then, in Season 3, though flashback is used to do some storytelling, the finale blew our minds with the introduction of flashforwards. In Season 4, we learn how the Oceanic 6 left the island, their off-island stories being told through flashforward. During Season 5, they confused us all for a while when they introduced time travel.
I have read that we are not going to see anymore time travel in the final season. The creators and writers are employing a new device to tell the story. And as I fell asleep last night, Karl and I were discussing this new device. What could it be?
I had been asleep for about half an hour when I heard, “Hey, are you awake?”
“I’m not now,” I slurred. I’m a light sleeper; motherhood will do that to you.
Just too eager to wait til morning, he said, “I’ve figured out LOST.”
“Everything is going to be in reverse,” he said. “You know how when Sawyer makes that phone call to Kate and that time Walt’s words are backwards…well, I think this season the action is going to be backwards.”
“What?” I asked.
“You know how at certain points people’s words were backwards? I think they thought they were talking normally, but in real time it was actually backwards. The people on the island will appear to be going forward through time, but because of the incident, time on the island will actually be moving backward.”
That made a lot more sense when I was half-asleep.
What do you think the new storytelling device will be?
Can’t wait for Tuesday night!