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Letting Go Again: Lost Questions, More on "What They Died For"

Welcome to this week's second look at Lost , just a few days ahead of Sunday's series finale of the mind-bending serialized drama. Once again this week, I'll be taking a second look at this week's episode of Lost ("What They Died For") by answering reader questions submitted via comments, Twitter, and email. While I discussed "What They Died For" in full over here , it's time to dive deeper and get to some further theories, doubts, and questions that we're all thinking about. So, without further ado, let's grab a tin cup, whisper some mystical words, and discuss "What They Died For." I had the chance to watch this episode twice over the course of a few days, the first time and the beautiful and memorable Lost Live: The Final Celebration event at UCLA's Royce Hall (which you can read more about here ), and the second being right here in my living room, where I wanted the opportunity to watch the second to last episode o

UK Lost Alert: Watch the Lost Series Finale on Sky1HD Monday with West Coast US Simulcast

UK viewers of Lost , you're in luck: you'll be able to catch the two-and-half hour series finale of Lost at the same time it airs on the West Coast of the US. Sky1HD will be presenting the series finale of Lost ("The End") at 5 am GMT, as it is transmitted at 9 pm Pacific Time of the West Coast of the United States. "We are proud of the fact that at Sky 1HD we have a long tradition of running all of our US shows as close as possible to their US TX date," said Stuart Murphy, Director of Programmes, Sky1 HD, Sky1, 2 and 3, in a statement. "With something as hotly anticipated as the LOST finale it makes sense to show it at exactly the same time as millions across America will see it." Given how high anticipation is for the series finale of Lost --and the fact that it will likely go down as the most illegally downloaded episode of a series ever, I have to give Sky1 and Murphy credit for offering UK viewers a legitmate and legal way of watching the

Measure of Last Resort: Letting Go on Lost

"We're very close to the end." While those words are spoken aloud by Jacob on the latest installment of Lost , they might as well have been spoken by tireless showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, signaling to the audience that the curtain is about to drop on six seasons of storylines and the final battle between good and evil, with the fate of a mythical island and the entire world hanging in the balance. Tonight's penultimate episode of Lost ("What They Died For"), written by Elizabeth Sarnoff and Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz and directed by Paul Edwards, definitely moved the players and their pieces into their final positions. The episode, offering a mix of humor and heartbreak, delivered some serious forward momentum and brought the story back once again to the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 after last week's polarizing detour into outright parable ("Across the Sea"). The six seasons of Lost have given us a number of charac

Countdown to the End: Previewing "What They Died For" on Lost (Spoiler-Free!)

I hate spoilers. I don't read them, I don't like them, and I don't want to foist them onto you, my readers. I had the opportunity last week to watch tonight's episode of Lost ("What They Died For") and I've kept my mouth shut because I don't want to ruin the sense of surprise and discovery that comes from going into an episode unencumbered by any advance knowledge of what's about to unfold. So I'm not going to reveal even an iota of the plot of tonight's fantastic installment of Lost , written by Elizabeth Sarnoff and Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz and directed by Paul Edwards. (Sorry!) What I will say is that it did remove some of the bad taste left in my mouth by the previous episode ("Across the Sea"), easily the most divisive episode in the entire history of Lost so far. It builds on some of the elements introduced there while advancing the main plot of the series: the fate of the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815. While

Back to the Source: Lost Questions, More on "Across the Sea"

Welcome to this week's second look at Lost , which only has three and a half hours left before it fades to black. (Or white.) Once again this week, I'll be taking a second look at this week's episode of Lost ("Across the Sea") by answering reader questions submitted via comments, Twitter, and email. While I discussed "Across the Sea" in full over here (along with my views about why I didn't care for the episode), it's time to dive deeper and get to some further theories, doubts, and questions that we're all thinking about. So, without further ado, let's grab our Senet boards, take a sip of wine, and let's discuss. [ NOTE: While I've already seen next week's astonishing and shocking episode ("What They Died For") at last night's Lost Live event (which I covered for The Daily Beast ), I won't be discussing it here, so you can safely stay spoiler-free.] Reaction to "Across the Sea" seemed to b

The Daily Beast: "Celebrating Lost for the Last Time"

I had the absolutely privilege and pleasure to attend last night's Lost Live: A Final Celebration event here in Los Angeles. It was quite possibly the last hurrah for Lost , an event where 1800 very lucky attendees had the unique opportunity to say goodbye to the ABC drama series by listening to a 47-piece orchestra play the music of Lost composer Michael Giacchino, listen to Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse offer some final thoughts about the series, and watch the series' penultimate episode ("What They Died For"). Over at The Daily Beast, you can r ead my take on last night's truly amazing and inspiring event in a piece entitled "Celebrating Lost for the Last Time," where I attempt to recreate the emotions--both joyous and saddening--that accompanied this unique charity event, which raised money for the Coburn School, a music conservatory in downtown Los Angeles. Were you lucky enough to attend? Or wish you had been? Head to the comments section

Channel Surfing: Chuck Renewed, ABC Keeps V But Not FlashForward, NBC's Law & Order Conundrum, Lost, and More

Welcome to your Friday morning television briefing. Good news for Chuck fans: Entertainment Weekly 's Michael Ausiello is reporting that Chuck has been renewed for a fourth season of thirteen episodes, though NBC declined to comment on the report. While I had hoped for a full-season order, any Chuck is better than no Chuck , right? ( Entertainment Weekly 's Ausiello Files ) Good news as well for fans of the Visitors: ABC has reportedly given a thirteen-episode renewal to freshman sci-fi drama V . " V was likely a no-brainer, as ABC wants to bring back at least one frosh drama, and the alien thriller is showing signs of life," writes Variety 's Michael Schneider. "Its fellow frosh sci-fi drama, FlashForward , is not." ( Variety ) Yep, it's not looking good for FlashForward , which Entertainment Weekly 's Michael Ausiello is reporting has already been cancelled, along with Better Off Ted, Scrubs, and Romantically Challenged . ( Entertainmen

Channel Surfing: Team Darlton Talk Lost's "Across the Sea," NBC Likely to Axe Heroes, 24, Fringe Preview, and More

Welcome to your Thursday morning television briefing. Hitfix's Alan Sepinwall has a fantastic (and lengthy) interview with Lost showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse about this week's divisive "Across the Sea" episode and the end of the series. "We told the story the way we wanted to. Like David Chase, we tried to make the show to entertain the audience. That was our primary goal," said Cuse about making the sixth and final season of Lost . "We kind of planned this episode to come at this period of time because we actually wanted to take a break after the deaths of these major characters. It felt like this was the perfect time to take a time out from the main narrative. And since this was the final big mythological episode that we were going to do, we felt like it was a good placement for it, and now we'll roll into the finale. We make no apologies. We planned this to be the way it is. Again, it is funny, because there are a lot of people wh

There Is a Light That Never Goes Out: Across the Sea on Lost

"Everything dies." It's a fact of life that all things must come to an end, even Lost itself. We've entered the final act of one of television's most ambitious and serpentine series and anticipation is running high for just how showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse will wrap up six seasons of storylines and a plethora of mythology-based mysteries while also remaining true to the characters we started this journey with back in 2004. We certainly got some answers this week. However, I don't know that they were quite the answers that we wanted or needed... or that they were offered in the timeframe they needed to be in. After a staggering episode that ramped up the tension last week and set the stage for a climactic final few episodes, this week's episode of Lost ("Across the Sea"), written by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse and directed by Tucker Gates, felt like it squandered the taut momentum of the last few episodes, pushing aside t