Game of Thrones Preview – Theories -Season Six Finale

SPOILERS AHEAD – You’ve been warned

Tonight’s episode could be a real crazy one. I’m just going to jump in here and list a few things that might happen.

First, a cold open for the show, meaning no titles right at the beginning, with a big surprise reveal Something in the books hasn’t happened, and I’ve been waiting to see it happen for four seasons. The Frey’s got away with a lot in The Red Wedding. Well, now it’s time for payback, and someone’s mom is still really ticked off. Look
for a surprise visit from Catelyn Stark.

Cersei’s going to stand trial for her crimes, and she’s not going to go quietly now that everyone in town has turned against her. This is going to be one of those, “If I can’t have it, no one can”, things. Look for her to light King’s Landing up with Wildfire.

Jon’s in for a visit from the Night King, I’d wager, and that will be the main concern of everyone for the last two seasons. I’m looking for the Night’s Watch and The Wall to be overrun with the army of the dead. They’ll be headed straight for Winterfell and Jon Snow.

Speaking of Jon, I’m still in the camp that he’s half Targaryen, because of Ned’s sister. That would mean he’s half sister to The Mother of Dragons. I guess that would mean he’s the Uncle of Dragons.

Melissandre is going to have a run in with Davos; we’ve already seen that in the previews. Her true self will likely be revealed.

One thing that’s really be unnerving. When the Army of The Dead comes, they’ll be bringing people we’ll remember. Undead Wun-Wun, Ygritte, and lots of Night’s Watch. Not sure if that’ll happen tonight, but …yikes…

Edit: Via Twitter, John writes: “If Jon Snow is son of Rhaegar, he would be the nephew of Daenerys.”

ok ok…Jon Snow, Cousin of Dragons

How LOST Will End

As the time for series finale gets closer, people have asked me how I think LOST will end. I’ve never had any insider information for any of this, so if you’re looking for definitive answers, hang out around the ABC studios, because that’s the only place that has them right now.

And even they won’t have the definitive answers. The series show runners, Damon Lindelof and Carlon Cuse have already stated that there’s going to be a lot of theorizing about what the end of LOST means, in typical LOST fashion. They’re even going so far as to go into a “blackout” phase when the show ends, and won’t be giving any interviews to try and “explain” things.

This all points to questions that won’t be answered at the end of the series. My hope is that they won’t be the BIG questions; what fans really want answers to are what happen to the main characters. If they don’t answer that, I think people will be disappointed.

Enough of that.

What do I think is going to happen? If you’re a longtime reader of this blog, you’ll know I’ve thrown a lot of theories out there. Some of them have stuck, and some haven’t. At one point I was pretty convinced that the smoke monster was a cloud of nanobots. We all know now that it’s not, and it was a decent theory at the time, but….

What I’m saying is, take the following with a grain of salt. We’ll see how close I was when the series ends.

The Sideways Timeline.

I believe that what the writers have been doing this season is showing the aftermath of the events in the “real” timeline we’ve been following since the beginning of the series. In other words, they knew that people would want to know what happened to the characters after the show ended, and that’s what we’ve been seeing for this entire season in the sideways timeline.

I think the “resolution”, if you can call it that, is that all of the characters who were on the island will come to realize they did have another life on the island, and the events that took place there have resulted in the timeline they’re in now. Whatever happens in the “real” timeline from here on out will be remembered by the people in the “sideways” timeline, and they’re just going to have to live with it, because that’s the life they will have from now on.

The one thing (as of this writing) that supports this theory is that Desmond has a strangely calm “air” about him on the island. He appears to realize that the events on the island are going to unfold in a certain way… and that’s just the way it is. I believe he realizes that he realizes that no matter what happens, the true destiny of people on the island will be in the “sideways” timeline.

Eloise’s reaction in the “sideways” timeline supports this as well. She called what he was doing a “violation”. A violation of what?

I’m guessing that it’s a violation of an agreement that someone makes in the “real” timeline. That agreement is likely to be something like: You have a choice. You can continue in this timeline and let things play out as they are (which is likely to be bad) or you can make a sacrifice, and give everyone in the “sideways” timeline a new life.

I’m just throwing that out there. What the sacrifice is, I have no idea. It could be Desmond giving up his life on the island, it could be someone volunteering to take over as the Man in Black to keep his power under control, it could be about anything.

It’s just an idea.

What do you think?

LOST – The Last Recruit – Notes and Theories

I’m not really sure how I felt about this episode. A lot of interaction between characters, a lot of getting people together, but other than that… well, it’s still more setup.

Just a few notes about tonight’s show:

  • I think it’s clear at this point that that reason Desmond hit Locke with the car was to be sure and get Locke together with Jack.
  • I have a hard time believing that when we saw Christian, it was always the Man in Black. After all, we did see Christian off the island – remember when Jack saw him while he was trying to fix that smoke alarm? I’m sure there were cases (like in the cabin with Claire) that he was disguised as Christian, but I just don’t think he was ALWAYS Christian Shepard.
  • So, just letting the Man in Black talk to you is the way he gets you over to his side? Really? Still, Claire sure seems to believe that Jack is part of MiB’s group.
  • Zoe showing up in camp was a surprise, and I think we all know that the thing they want back is Desmond.
  • Speaking of Desmond, I don’t think Sayid killed him. I think Desmond turned around Sayid’s desire to see Nadia and the ramifications of her finding out that he had to kill Desmond to get her back are why he didn’t kill him.

    Kinda weird that even though Sayid and Claire are beholden to UnLocke, they both did something he wouldn’t like. Kinda surprised that Claire got on the boat without shooting anyone.

  • Anyone else wonder why Sawyer didn’t walk to the jetty and get in the water there to swim to the boat, rather than jumping in at the beach?
  • Still kinda wondering how they’re going to get Sayid, Kate, and Sawyer together with the rest of them. Maybe at the hospital?
  • Ilana as a lawyer… That was probably the biggest surprise of the show tonight. I didn’t expect that at all.
  • Another episode with no mirrors.
  • Sawyer throwing Jack off the boat? Really? REALLY? That was just too weird.
  • I bet that Jack’s surgery is going to allow Locke to walk again.
  • Glad Jin and Sun are back together, but I thought that sonic fence was going to torch one or both of them.

How To Kill A Smoke Monster

About that Smoke Monster/Man in Black/UnLocke…. whatever it is.

We’ve seen that Smoke Monster for six seasons now. The only thing we’ve seen stop it was that sonic fence. All that did was stop it from getting into the Dharma compound. It certainly didn’t do enough to kill it.

We’ve seen the Man in Black, disguised as Locke, take a knife right in the chest. He pulled it out, and didn’t have a scratch on him.

So, how in the heck do you kill someone/something like that? Everyone who’s shot at him have ended up being picked up, slammed against the wall and killed.

You know what? I think I figured it out, and we’ve seen the answer repeatedly over the whole season.

The secret weapon is Jacob’s ashes.

Think about it… what do you think would happen if a big plume of black smoke came barreling down on Hurley and he tossed Jacob’s ashes right into the middle of it? I’m guessing that it would turn into a HUGE problem for the Man in Black, and would very likely kill him.

What do you think? Off base? Right on? Have any better ideas? Let’s hear ’em in the comment section!

edit: After reading the comments, I should point out that I’m talking about the ashes of Jacob that Ilana gathered after Jacob’s death, not the ashes that were used by Dogen or the ashes that were around the cabin.

LOST – Thoughts on “The Substitute”


Interesting episode! We finally see the appearance of “The Numbers”: 4 – Locke, 8 – Reyes, 15 – Ford, 16 – Jarrah, 23 – Shepard, 42 – Kwon. If those are the “candidates” for Jacob’s replacement, as of right now we can cross off 4 and 16, since Locke is dead, and by all appearances, Sayid probably isn’t far behind. That leaves 8, 23, and 42. And, while Un-Locke says that he’s not sure if “42” refers to Sun or Jin, I would guess it would be Jin, simply because all the rest of them are guys.

A new mystery – That blonde kid that kept popping up, said something like “You know the rules, you can’t kill him.” Sure seems like he was talking about Sawyer, and if that’s true, I’d say we have our Jacob replacement, if it finally comes to that. Sawyer alluded to that last episode when he told Kate that he guessed that some people were just meant to be alone.

So who was that kid? A mini Jacob? An older Aaron? No telling so far.

More characters reappeared with Locke – Helen, Rose, Ben, Hurley. I thought it was pretty funny that Randy (Locke’s boss) was a jerk in both timelines.
Ben, from the brief time we saw him, seemed pretty much the opposite of the way we’ve known him. This version of Ben seemed desperate to try and control things, but was frustrated that he couldn’t.

The biggest question now is, how does Un-Locke expect to get off the island, even with Sawyer’s help?

What did you think of the episode?

Edit: Forgot the very first thing I was going to post: Did you notice how Helen said something to Locke about having his father come to the wedding? Sure surprised me to hear that!

LOST Questions: Where Are They?


You know what we should be really asking ourselves about the sideways timeline?

If the island is underwater, what the heck happened to Jacob and the Man in Black?

I don’t think we’ll find out until later, but my suspicion is that since The Island is underwater, the Man in Black is now back “home”, and whatever that means, it can’t be good.