Well, that was some pretty entertaining football yesterday. We have more family and friends that are Minnesota Vikings fans, but they all had to know that THE Brett Favre thing was going to happen. It really was only a matter of when. Sorry about all the fumbles, too. Now you know what it's like to have been an Eagles fan this decade. Welcome.
Anyway, let's talk about the biggest television even in February. No, not the Super Bowl. No, not The Winter Olympics. I'm talking about the premiere of the final season of LOST. Yep, here it comes and after last year's big fade to white, you have the sense that ANYTHING can happen. To suggest that I'm looking forward to it is to suggest that Peyton Manning doesn't mind doing commercials.
CAUTION: POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD
But I don't want to spend time speculating on what plot twists might occur. I want to discuss one of the enduring “I Want To Knows” from early on. Think way back to Season 1 – when we thought there might be dinosaurs or they were in purgatory – and at one point Jack discovers two skeletons in the cave near where the castaways find fresh water. The skeletons (a man and a woman, henceforth known as Adam and Eve) hold two stones: one black, one white. Judging from the decomposition of their clothes, they are probably 30-50 years dead. Jack takes the stones and in a following episode, the bodies are laid to rest. As far as I know, he's never given them to anyone else.
Okay: so who are they?
Jack and Kate: Despite all the ups and downs, we know these two were fated to be together. For some reason, they are in the past and choose (or are forced) to stay on the island where they die together. The irony of Jack finding his own body is pretty good.
Sawyer and Kate: Despite all the ups and downs, we know THESE two were fated to be together. Insert the rest here. The irony of Jack finding Sawyer and Kate (still together after all those years!) is pretty good.
Jack and Juliet: I like Juliet a LOT more than I ever liked Kate and maybe these crazy kids find a way to be together. Somehow, the end of Season 5 makes that seem unlikely to me.
Sawyer and Juliet: I like Juliet a LOT more than I ever liked Kate – and I like Jack a LOT more than I like Sawyer, so I really didn't like seeing these two play house. But still, they said they were happy and were ready to have a life together. Maybe they find a way back to one another.
Ben and Juliet: Ben always did have a thing for her. And I felt bad for not having him on the list.
Rose and Bernard: Towards the end of last season, this married couple (one black, one white – get it?) decided they were “done” with all the shenanigans on the island and just wanted to live out the rest of their lives (which they've seen as a gift) together on the island. They might have been bounced back in time for the castaways to find when 815 went down.
Sun and Jin: Separated by time and space and once thought to be widowed and none too happy about it, that Sun is a pretty resourceful young lady. Does she find the way back to Jun? And do they become (or choose) to stay together. If so, what happens to their kid?
Daniel and Charlotte: Before getting gunned down by Mommie Dearest, I thought of all the folks that might have been able to negotiate the pitfalls of time and space, it might have been Daniel. You can imagine him going back to a time when the both of them are still alive and “hiding” together on the island. I can see Dan doing that. Charlotte? Not so much.
“Other” hypothesis: So these are the ones that came to me. Any other possibilities that you can think of?