Saturday, March 29, 2008

Lost: I've Been Dreaming of a True Love's Kiss

It’s been a couple of weeks since I offered up ideas about the future of Lost. Fact is, we’ve reached a point in the series where everything is a little helter-skelter. They’re showing us these flash-forwards, which are answering a few questions, but which ultimately end up asking a lot more. How does Jin die? Is Jin dead? How does Kate end up with Aaron? How does Sayid get involved with Ben? Is Ben really a bad guy?

I’m actually finding it near-impossible to suggest the next steps for my favorite castaways, because I myself am so freakin’ lost. (Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing, I suppose.)

Anyway, a few character-related predictions from me and the gang.

One arises from a recent quote from Damon Lindelof, who said, “Romance is always blooming on and off the island. I hereby promise you one of the most spectacular kisses you’ve ever seen on the show in this year’s finale.”

I DON’T WANT TO GET AHEAD OF MYSELF. I DON’T WANT TO GET MY HOPES UP.

Remember what happened the last time I did that? I told y’all about my investment in Jate and how that led me to (mistakenly) believe that Juliet would try to kiss Jack and he would shove her away with a grossed-out look and a Clueless-esque “As if!”

But.....could this quote be about Jate?

(1) We’ve heard rumbles that the season finale will be Jack-centric.
(2) So far, they are the only couple we’ve seen who could fit Damon’s “on and off the island” bit.
(3) Who else needs a spectacular kiss? If Jacket was going to get a spectacular kiss, wouldn’t it have been the kiss in “The Other Woman”?
(4) It’s time. Regardless of your chosen ship, we all know that at some point, Jack and Kate are going to make something happen. Maybe you still think she’ll end up with Sawyer, but you have to allow at least a few episodes of them doing something. (Hey, y’all, I did it for you!)
(5) It’s Mae’s and my favorite convention...harkening back to the Pilot. They’re on the rescue boat, watching the island get smaller and smaller as it fades into the distant horizon; they think about all they’ve been through in the past three months...and they kiss.

Reasons why it could be OTHER people’s kiss:

(1) People are leaving the island. People are staying. There’s likely to be some goodbye kisses, no?
(2) The finale is likely to contain a game-changer. Who’s to say Jack and Kate are the only post-island couple?
(3) At present, Jack and Kate’s relationship isn’t exactly lovey-dovey. Jack seems to be starting something with Juliet.
(4) People are getting off the island. Is there ANY CHANCE we could see a Desmond/Penny reunion? That would be a seriously SPECTACULAR kiss.

I shall choose to remain cautiously optimistic. You know, like when you go on a date and you don’t get your hopes up, but you do shave your legs. Like that.

I told our Skate friend Lili, who mentioned that she appreciates the cage!sex as a culmination of months of pent-up passion and lust, that if she thought that was hot, then she better hide her eyes for the consummation of Jack/Kate. It's going to happen, people, at some point, and it's Damon's word spectacular that's giving me reason to believe it's them.

What are your thoughts on the matter? Share below!

One response to “Lost: I've Been Dreaming of a True Love's Kiss”

blackberry-lili said...

Oh, you mentioned me! Yay :) Sorry I haven't been commenting as much lately. (Life is crazy). Anyway. Nah, you're so wrong. Jate might have some sort of "culminating moment," but I doubt it could measure up to the raw, desperate emotion of the "I just wanted you to believe we had a goddamn chance" cage!sex scene. Where is the "passion" and "lust" between Jack and Kate? They have some sweet moments, but none of the fiery chemistry.

My bet is on Desmond and Penny for the spectacular kiss, by the way. I'm almost sure of it.