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Q: Do you think the Reset worked…

December 12th, 2009 2 comments

I got this question on my Formspring.me question thingy:

Do you think the Reset worked… i.e: Will Season 6 open with flight 815 landing in LA?

My short answer is still – Yes.  This post should expound on why I think it’ll happen, and what that means for the rest of the final season.

The first episode has been revealed to be LA X, the comiccon videos all hinted toward a universe where Oceanic flight 815 never crashed, and people were living their lives as if the crash never happened. So either the producers are going this route, or attempting the largest head fake ever!  They’ve had a habit of hiding things in plain site before, with Damon autographing a fan’s disc cover with the secret of what’s inside the hatch. He didn’t even lie a little, telling exactly what was inside, and no one really believed it.

Many have said that a reset ruins everything, as if the entire previous seasons would be washed away.  I don’t really think that’s the case.  There has always been a strong thread of FATE throughout the series, from Charlie’s fingers, to Locke’s insistance that everyone was there for a reason.  I don’t think a reset changes all that much.

Eloise Hawking told Desmond Hume, “The universe, unfortunately, has a way of course correcting.” The proof she alluded to was the man with the red shoes, then Charlie’s eventual death.  She alluded that if Desmond didn’t do the things he was supposed to do “we are all dead.”  Who she meant be “we” is kind of relative isn’t it?

So if the universe course corrects, maybe Oceanic 815 was never supposed to crash, maybe what we’ve been through is a huge entire course correction, putting people back into the places they were supposed to be on September, 22 2004.

That doesn’t mean that in 2007 people are exactly where they’re supposed to be, and the drama of the first part of 2010 LOST will be the unraveling of people’s 2004 lives to get to exactly where they’re supposed to be in 2010.

Thoughts, disagreements, agreements, are all welcome in the comments.

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