I don't get this thread inactivity at all.
We talked about it in the shoutbox a bit. We agreed that Desmond is the shit.
I think we also agreed that TDubbs may be very right that AltJuliet is AltJack's ex-wife, leading us to...
Sure it was a setup episode for the reality-colliding finale...
Can't wait. There's gotta be a shitload of mirrors.
Whether she's AltJack's former missus or not, I expect AltJuliet to be at the concert tonight in some capacity so that she and AltSawyer (either dragged there by AltMiles or chasing down the fugitives) can have their AltHurley-and-AltLibby-style crossover love connection.
Who else will be at the concert and how will they get there?
AltJack will be there for David along with AltClaire. AltHurley, AltKate, AltSayid and AltDesmond are going together.
AltWidmore, AltEllie and AltPenny will be in attendence (their benefit), while AltFarraday and AltCholly perform. It's at AltMiles' dad's museum (that is, AltChang), for which AltCharlotte works.
I'd imagine AltHurley will have AltLibby for a date.
Will AltLocke be there? (And what of AltJack potentially helping AltLocke walk again in the alt-timeline even as Jack-ob fights EvilLocke in the original?)
Will we maybe see AltDogen again? Is AltAlex a musician? If she's there to perform, that could get AltBen and AltRousseau. Malcolm David Kelley's too old for 2004, but AltMichael? AltLapidus?
Finally, TEC and I agreed that, at the very least, there needs to be some excuse made for AltArzt to be there, too. (Maybe whatever gets AltBen there snags him as well.)
Am I missing anyone?
As far as the end game goes, I'm still holding out for a bit of ManInBlack redemption. I've never gotten to the point of wanting him to actually win
(particularly now that the writers have gone to such lengths to make it clear that he's eeeeeeeeeevil). But I am
more sympathetic to him as a character than I was to Jacob. So I need a little "there's good in him yet" moment a la Darth Vader at the end of Jedi or something similar.
Maybe even something as small as him embracing his own death (as the next best thing to "winning") by saying "thank you" when he finally goes, just like dear old crazy mom.
I also hope Jack is growing out a sweet beard again.