RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 139,601
Posts: 5,424,753
Members: 24,810
Currently online: 410
Newest member: David Ellerman

TrekToday headlines

September Loot Crate Features Trek Surprise
By: T'Bonz on Sep 16

USS Enterprise Miniature Out For Refit
By: T'Bonz on Sep 16

Star Trek/Planet of the Apes Comic Crossover
By: T'Bonz on Sep 16

Trek 3 Shooting Next Spring?
By: T'Bonz on Sep 16

Star Trek: Alien Domain Game Announced
By: T'Bonz on Sep 15

Red Shirt Diaries Episode Three
By: T'Bonz on Sep 15

Made Out Of Mudd Photonovel
By: T'Bonz on Sep 15

Takei Has Growth Removed
By: T'Bonz on Sep 15

Retro Review: Tears of the Prophets
By: Michelle on Sep 12

New Wizkids Attack Wing Ships
By: T'Bonz on Sep 12


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > TV & Media > Lost

Lost We're not the only forum on this board, and we all know it!

View Poll Results: How will it end?
Both realities will continue to exist and at least some will exist in both 4 8.89%
The Alt. Reality will be the final reality (island reality disappears) 10 22.22%
The Island Reality will be the final reality (alt. reality disappears) 7 15.56%
They end up in some new, merged hybrid of the two realities (a new reality) 20 44.44%
Some other (specify) 4 8.89%
Voters: 45. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Thread Tools
Old April 9 2010, 05:25 PM   #1
label
Vice Admiral
 
label's Avatar
 
Location: Indiana
Poll : Which Reality will the show end on?

Spoilers through "Happily Ever After"

So, after the last episode it's become very clear that the 2 realities are indeed connected as many have speculated. Characters in the Alt. reality are starting to remember on island events/people so the obvious thing we can draw from this is that whether the alt. reality was caused by the nuke or some other event yet to happen, the Alt. reality was born out of the island reality.

The question really is which reality will exist when the smoke clears (pun intended ) at the end of the show?

My personal opinion now is that the people on island will work to keep Smokey from being able to leave up to and including sinking the island somehow which will protect the Alt. reality which will be the "final" reality when it's all said and done. The only twist is that the Alt. Reality people will get back their full memories.
__________________
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
label is offline  
Old April 9 2010, 05:38 PM   #2
Plomeek Broth
Captain
 
Plomeek Broth's Avatar
 
Location: Quark's Holosuites
Re: Poll : Which Reality will the show end on?

Unfortunately I believe it will be the ALT.
__________________
"Perhaps..." - T'Pol
Plomeek Broth is offline  
Old April 9 2010, 06:05 PM   #3
label
Vice Admiral
 
label's Avatar
 
Location: Indiana
Re: Poll : Which Reality will the show end on?

Plomeek Broth wrote: View Post
Unfortunately I believe it will be the ALT.
I used to dread this possibility as well.....felt too much like a giant reset that rendered the last 5 years moot. However, after this latest episode if the everyone get's their full memories in the Alternate Reality I think that softens the blow for me a bit. My preference would have been that the Island reality wins out and the Alt. Reality goes away, but if that can't happen, then the next best thing would be for the Alt. Reality to contain the island persona's.
__________________
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
label is offline  
Old April 9 2010, 07:58 PM   #4
Seven of Five
Commodore
 
Seven of Five's Avatar
 
Location: Staffordshire, UK
Re: Poll : Which Reality will the show end on?

I've thought all season that the side-timeline was an epilogue after the coming fight. It's turned out to be an actual, concurrant alternate reality, but I still think that it will be the one the Losties end up in.

I agree though that Desmond and Charlie remembering their life on the island is a big can of worms open. Des seemed pretty determined to show the 815ers what he had seen at the end of the episode, so I can see the other Losties gaining their memories.

I hope that the side-Losties don't decide to reverse the actions of the nuke going off. I'd find that as silly as them wanting to set it off in the first place! The new timeline is much better for everybody, and I can envision the island-Losties fighting to protect it or some such.
Seven of Five is offline  
Old April 9 2010, 08:31 PM   #5
LitmusDragon
Commodore
 
LitmusDragon's Avatar
 
Location: The Barmuda Triangle
Re: Poll : Which Reality will the show end on?

I like the "bubble" theory someone posed- that the island was protected from the timeline change by it's weird properties, but is still within the same universe that we are seeing in the flash-sideways. In other words, that they are both already part of the same reality somehow. That doesn't really fit any of the options, so I selected "other".
__________________
I made an 8-bit style RPG, here it is
I'm getting married on July 19, 2014.
LitmusDragon is offline  
Old April 10 2010, 01:30 AM   #6
DevilEyes
Rear Admiral
 
DevilEyes's Avatar
 
Location: basking in the warmth of the Fire Caves
View DevilEyes's Twitter Profile
Re: Poll : Which Reality will the show end on?

label wrote: View Post
Plomeek Broth wrote: View Post
Unfortunately I believe it will be the ALT.
I used to dread this possibility as well.....felt too much like a giant reset that rendered the last 5 years moot. However, after this latest episode if the everyone get's their full memories in the Alternate Reality I think that softens the blow for me a bit. My preference would have been that the Island reality wins out and the Alt. Reality goes away, but if that can't happen, then the next best thing would be for the Alt. Reality to contain the island persona's.
That would be the real reset button, rendering the entire season 6 moot. You can guess I'm not a fan of that option.
__________________
Treason, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.

my Buffy/Angel rewatch
DevilEyes is offline  
Old April 10 2010, 01:48 AM   #7
Hober Mallow
Commodore
 
Location: The planet Terminus, site of the Encyclopedia Foundation on the periphery of the galaxy
Re: Poll : Which Reality will the show end on?

Seven Of Five wrote: View Post
I've thought all season that the side-timeline was an epilogue after the coming fight. It's turned out to be an actual, concurrant alternate reality, but I still think that it will be the one the Losties end up in.
It's by no means certain that the sideways timeline in concurrent with the, er... prime timeline. Remember, Desmond's consciousness has traveled through time as well. I'd bet money that the sideways stuff will in fact be the epilogue.
__________________
"Beep... beep!" --Captain Pike
Hober Mallow is offline  
Old April 10 2010, 02:25 AM   #8
label
Vice Admiral
 
label's Avatar
 
Location: Indiana
Re: Poll : Which Reality will the show end on?

DevilEyes wrote: View Post
That would be the real reset button, rendering the entire season 6 moot. You can guess I'm not a fan of that option.
Well, I'm not the biggest fan of the Sideways reality being the final one either, but if the events of Season 6 are played out so that they cause/protect the Sideways reality then the events of Season 6 won't be moot, they'll be to protect what they have in the sideways reality which for the most part seems like they have better lives (aside from Sayid) and I'm just now realizing this is the longest sentence I've probably ever written so I'm going stop typing no
__________________
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
label is offline  
Old April 10 2010, 02:32 AM   #9
The Trekster
Lieutenant Commander
 
The Trekster's Avatar
 
Location: Chicago
Re: Poll : Which Reality will the show end on?

I feel like if it has to favor one reality, it has to be the island reality. Because if what their most recent explanation (with the cork) states is true, I just don't think you could never have the island at all unless you got rid of hell somehow. Does that make sense to anyone but me?

Although the most satisfying to me would be for them to keep them both. They could merge into one hybrid timeline, but I just can't see them executing that well...
__________________
'Like' Stockholm Santa on facebook to receive production updates!
http://www.facebook.com/StockholmSanta
The Trekster is offline  
Old April 10 2010, 02:51 AM   #10
DevilEyes
Rear Admiral
 
DevilEyes's Avatar
 
Location: basking in the warmth of the Fire Caves
View DevilEyes's Twitter Profile
Re: Poll : Which Reality will the show end on?

label wrote: View Post
DevilEyes wrote: View Post
That would be the real reset button, rendering the entire season 6 moot. You can guess I'm not a fan of that option.
Well, I'm not the biggest fan of the Sideways reality being the final one either, but if the events of Season 6 are played out so that they cause/protect the Sideways reality then the events of Season 6 won't be moot, they'll be to protect what they have in the sideways reality which for the most part seems like they have better lives (aside from Sayid) and I'm just now realizing this is the longest sentence I've probably ever written so I'm going stop typing no
And I think you've completely misunderstood me. I don't want the Sideways reality to be wiped out, because that would render the season 6 a moot point - why were we watching those flashsideways for, anyway, if that reality just disappears and has no effect on anything?
__________________
Treason, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.

my Buffy/Angel rewatch
DevilEyes is offline  
Old April 10 2010, 04:06 AM   #11
label
Vice Admiral
 
label's Avatar
 
Location: Indiana
Re: Poll : Which Reality will the show end on?

DevilEyes wrote: View Post
And I think you've completely misunderstood me. I don't want the Sideways reality to be wiped out, because that would render the season 6 a moot point - why were we watching those flashsideways for, anyway, if that reality just disappears and has no effect on anything?
Apologies....I did misunderstand you. Yes, I agree that the Sideways reality must be directly connected to the events of the Island and must continue beyond the Island's demise (assuming the Island at the bottom of the ocean represents a finale resting place for the island).
__________________
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
label is offline  
Old April 10 2010, 07:23 AM   #12
auntiehill
Fleet Admiral
 
auntiehill's Avatar
 
Location: geeksville
Re: Poll : Which Reality will the show end on?

I think the flash-sideways will continue, but they will have knowledge of the Island time-line. That's how alt-Charlie knows he's supposed to die and alt-Desmond discovers Penny and yet still remembers the sideways-verse when he comes back to the Island-verse. But he only remembers when he comes back because he's the Constant,due to the explosion at the Island-verse Swan. And Eloise is a Constant, like him, for some reason--perhaps because she is connected to her son the way Desmond is linked to Penny.



^Reading that again, I don't know whether to laugh or go get an aspirin.
auntiehill is offline  
Old April 10 2010, 05:28 PM   #13
Warp Coil
Rear Admiral
 
Warp Coil's Avatar
 
Location: MD, USA
Re: Poll : Which Reality will the show end on?

I wouldn't want the alternate reality to win out because, in my opinion, the alternate versions of the characters are "different" from the island versions of these characters that we've been following for the past 6 seasons. The Jack in the alternate universe is NOT the same character as the Jack in the island universe. Their backstories are all different. They haven't led the same lives. Their circumstances are not the same. We've spent so much time learning about who our island characters were before the island - so much time was invested in their flashbacks. I feel more connected to the island versions of these characters. I don't feel the same way about the alternate universe. To me it's a mistake that shouldn't have happened that needs to be corrected. A convergence of the timelines would be one thing, but I don't want the island versions of these characters to disappear, die, or whatever.
__________________
"I managed to find Uno and Checkers, and also parts of Battleship and most of the pieces of Candy Land, which I figure, I can mix together to create a fabulous new game, CandyShipBattleLand. War never tasted so good." - Lorelai Gilmore
Warp Coil is offline  
Old April 10 2010, 09:25 PM   #14
Hober Mallow
Commodore
 
Location: The planet Terminus, site of the Encyclopedia Foundation on the periphery of the galaxy
Re: Poll : Which Reality will the show end on?

Warp Coil wrote: View Post
The Jack in the alternate universe is NOT the same character as the Jack in the island universe.
Not according to the producers. Lindelof and Cuse have said unambiguously that the flash sideways are not an alternate timeline in any sense, and the characters are the same characters. Beyond that, we can still only speculate. I'm still clinging to the theory that the flash-sideways are going to happen as a result of whatever happens in the finale, so we're actually seeing flash forwards.

To me it's a mistake that shouldn't have happened that needs to be corrected. A convergence of the timelines would be one thing, but I don't want the island versions of these characters to disappear, die, or whatever.
My feeling is that everyone's going to die and no one's going to have a happy ending on the island, and the only happy endings are going to be in the flash sideways.
__________________
"Beep... beep!" --Captain Pike
Hober Mallow is offline  
Old April 10 2010, 10:33 PM   #15
label
Vice Admiral
 
label's Avatar
 
Location: Indiana
Re: Poll : Which Reality will the show end on?

Hober Mallow wrote: View Post
My feeling is that everyone's going to die and no one's going to have a happy ending on the island, and the only happy endings are going to be in the flash sideways.
I pretty much believe the same thing, but I suspect someone may have to take Jacob's place which might cost one of them their happy sideways-ending....I mean, doesn't there have to be some cost involved in achieving victory?
__________________
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
label is offline  
 

Bookmarks

Tags
finale, lost, poll

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.