When San Francisco Police Department DET. REBECCA MADSEN (Sarah Jones, “Sons of Anarchy”) is assigned to a grisly homicide case, a fingerprint leads her to a shocking suspect: JACK SYLVANE (guest star Jeffrey Pierce, “The Nine”), a former Alcatraz inmate who died decades ago. Given her family history – both her grandfather and surrogate uncle, RAY ARCHER (Robert Forster, “Jackie Brown”), were guards at the prison – Madsen’s interest is immediately piqued, and once the enigmatic, knows-everything-but-tells-nothing government agent EMERSON HAUSER (Sam Neill, “Jurassic Park”) tries to impede her investigation, she’s doggedly committed. Madsen turns to Alcatraz expert and comic book enthusiast, DR. DIEGO “DOC” SOTO (Jorge Garcia, “Lost”), to piece together the inexplicable sequence of events. The twosome discovers that Sylvane is not only alive, but he’s loose on the streets of San Francisco, leaving bodies in his wake. And strangely, he hasn’t aged a day since he was in Alcatraz, when the prison was ruled by the iron-fisted WARDEN EDWIN JAMES (Jonny Coyne, “Undercovers”) and the merciless ASSOCIATE WARDEN E.B. TILLER (Jason Butler Harner, “The Changeling”). Madsen and Soto reluctantly team with Agent Hauser and his technician, LUCY BANERJEE (Parminder Nagra, “ER”), to stop Sylvane’s vengeful killing spree.
By delving into Alcatraz history, government cover-ups and Rebecca’s own heritage, the team will ultimately discover that Sylvane is only a small part of a much larger, more sinister present-day threat. For while he may be the first, it quickly becomes clear that Sylvane won’t be the last prisoner to reappear from Alcatraz. Through the course of the investigation, Madsen and Soto will learn that Agent Hauser has known about the prison’s secret history and has been awaiting the prisoners’ return. Soto will witness his life’s work – the history of Alcatraz – come alive. Madsen will be forced to keep her supportive San Francisco cop fiancé, JIMMY DICKENS (Santiago Cabrera, “Heroes”), at arm’s length from the highly classified assignment as she sees everything she thought she knew about her family’s past shattered, all while fighting to keep the country safe from history’s most dangerous criminals
The Dharmalars, along with Jorge Garcia (Geronimo Jack’s Beard podcast) discuss the six year journey that is LOST. They talk about the ups, the downs, the past, the future and everything in between. Please sit back, grab your blue Gatorade and slap on a Bottle Top, this is The End.
Robot Rock – Daft Punk
Little Mouse – Jack Morgan
Deadbeat Club – B-52’s
Theme from Tiki Wonder Hour – Combustible Edison
Short Skirt Long Jacket – Cake
Shambala – Three Dog Night
Shambala – Michael Giacchino
I cannot believe that it has only been three days since the finale of LOST had aired. It feels like a lifetime ago when Jack “let go” and was able to move on. For the last couple of days i have been doing a lot of thinking about the finale and the more i think about it, the more i loved it.
While i sat and watched the finale i was loving every minute of it. I loved the action, mythology and adventure. I loved every single reunion. But the whole time I had this suspicion that things were too good to be true and whatever was going to happen at the end was going to be tough to swallow. I was right.
The scene with Jack and his father was incredibly jarring, but I have thought about it and I have come to the realization that it was supposed to be. As a man of science, Jack had to take a leap of faith and accept that he was dead and had to move on. It was very challenging to Jack as it was me. If i were in his shoes i would have the same reaction, but i would have to accept the fact that i don’t make the rules. Even though i don’t believe in an afterlife, i have to accept that there is a greater power that i can’t control. In the world of LOST, the writers make the rules and it is up to the characters, as well as the audience to deal with it.
I am sure that it is tough for the audience to accept this outcome, but wether we agree with it or not, there is nothing we can do to change the fact that we are not in control of the show, or our own destiny. We all have hopes and dreams of what the future has in store for us, but we don’t have the ability to write it ourselves. We have to be content with what we have and who we have to share it with.
Leading up to the finale, people kept talking about “the answers”. Were we going to get all the answers? Can the producers give us all the answers? Much like life, we do not get the all the answers. We have to figure things out ourself , take what we have been given and use those to make our lives complete. Lost is a puzzle as is life. We may not get everything we want, but we can take what we are given and make the best of it. If Lost gave me every little answer all wrapped up in a tiny bow, it would insult my intelligence. There is a saying, “Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and i eat for a lifetime”. Why would i want Lost to give me all the answers? Lost has made me think for the last six seasons. It is my favorite show of all time and i didn’t want it to end. With this finale, it gave me the ability to think about it forever as opposed to telling me how this all ends. Lost is not over. It still lives on in my mind. I am still trying to piece together the puzzle. I find that the answers that i create for myself are much better than the answers that could have been told to me.
The end does not matter. We all wonder about death, but what Lost showed me is that it is not about waiting for the inevitable. It’s all about enjoying what little time you have on your own island and sharing that time with the ones you love.