On the Oceanic 6, viewer discontent, and The Frozen Donkey Wheel

27 03 2008

Well, there’s no new LOST today–none for the next 4 weeks in fact.  But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing good to talk about!  No LOST Challenge of the Week this week, but much has happened since last week’s airing.  Let’s check it out.

First of all, the writers were nice enough to publish a podcast for us to listen to.  The first thing they did in the podcast was confirm the Oceanic 6.

Not that there was any overwhelming evidence to the contrary, but despite what everyone was saying, it was nice to have Aaron confirmed.  It would have been nice to see it confirmed on screen (which the writers have said they will do in a future episode), but at least we finally have confirmation: the Oceanic 6 are Jack, Kate, Hurley, Sayid, Aaron, and Sun.

Also on the podcast, the writers gave us a minor spoiler.  Not only did they say that at some point in the series we’d be going back to the Black Rock and the 4-toed statue to explain those mysteries (thank goodness!), but they said that we’d get to see another purple sky/electromagnetic event prior to the end of this season.  Couple that with the previous news of us getting to see the time-oriented Orchid station before the finale, and we’ve got the makings of some very interesting possibilities.

Finally, the writers disclosed the name of the top-secret scene in the last episode of the season.  Last year, Jack’s “We have to go baaaack!” scene with Kate was dubbed “The Rattlesnake in the Mailbox”.  Quite fitting, based upon what the episode had in store for us with the introduction of the flashforward device.  This year’s scene, which the writers caution us is not as “game-changing” as last year’s scene, has an even stranger name.  They’re calling it “The Frozen Donkey Wheel” (no kidding!), which could be considered an enigma all in itself.  Anyone care to take a stab at what it might be?

Alright, well looking around the net, there are some interesting articles.  One of which is on tvguide.com, and discusses whether or not LOST is getting even more confusing than it ever has been with all of the flashforwards and flashbacks–including episodes with both of them!  Is the show getting too convoluted?  Is it too much for the average viewer to follow?  You can check out the original article here:

http://www.tvguide.com/ask-matt/lost/080321-01

So…what are your thoughts?  Any input on the revelation of the Oceanic 6?  Any guess on how the next purple sky event will take place?  Any wild guesses on “The Frozen Donkey Wheel”?  And what do you think about flashforwards and flashbacks, especially in the same episode?

Please share your comments below!

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