Television

“Nothing is irreversible.”

Ben I am loving this final season of Lost. Especially Ben.

Or maybe I mean, especially Michael Emerson.

But also the return of the theme of redemption that seemed so important at the beginning of the series.

I'm not going to say anything more about it in this post, because I don't want to ruin anything for people who are time-shifting.

But if you want to come down to the comments and talk about it, I'll be there.

4 thoughts on ““Nothing is irreversible.””

  1. Ben wouldn’t be Ben if played by someone else, so this is as much about the acting as the writing, but I have rarely been so moved by a TV scene as I was when he said, “Who will have me?”
    I also loved the flash-sideways and the suspense over whether he would find redemption in that lower-stakes situation. I’m not sure how the good vs. evil ideas will play out, but I’m excited about going there with the show.

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  2. Before falling asleep Tuesday night, I turned to my husband and said, “I was really touched by Lost tonight.” You already mentioned the things that hit me. The first season was so much about redemption and that seemed to have fallen into the background. Now it’s back in a big way. Is Ben redeemable? Also, I wasn’t sure what I thought of Ilana, but I love her now. “I’ll have you.” Wow. That’s one of the things that amazes me about Lost and it’s the show and the writing and the actors. I care about people I didn’t think I would care about like Miles and Ben and Shannon and Michael–though not Nikki and Paolo.

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  3. It was profound. I felt it. He’s done SO many bad things–SO, SO many–yet there is still redemption. It’s still possible. That’s grace, and it’s amazing.

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