Tudo bem que metade é expectativa do público, mas liguem os pontos. Primeiro, Michael Emerson, o Ben, em entrevista à New York:
ABC is being quite coy about tonight’s Desmond-themed episode, “Happily Ever After.” Are we in for something special tonight?
Like many other episodes this season, it’s … it’s just a good reveal. The door creaks open a little bit further. Something in the mechanics of the narrative is going to make itself … we’re going to think about things differently — certainly about Desmond.
Aí entra o Doc Jensen, o mestre de Lost da Entertainment Weekly, citando pontos de comparação entre o episódio do Richard e esse do Desmond:
It seemed like Lost was begging a Richard-Desmond comparison. So it makes me wonder if we’re being set up for a story that will accentuate their differences. The more I think about “Ab Aeterno,” the more I wonder if what we got was the opposite of “The Constant.” In that classic episode, we got an example of Island magic facilitating a connection between lovers (Des and Pen) separated by time and space. Same deal in “Ab Aeterno.” Via Ghost Whisperer Hurley, Richard got to have a date with his dead wife, Isabella. But whereas the DesPen hook up was legit, I suspect Richabella’s spectral skyping was a Smokey-engineered con designed to manipulate Alpert to make his Force 10 From Navarone play on the Ajira plane on Hydra Island.
Hmmmm… E aí no mesmo post um leitor dele comenta:
I didn’t pick up on it at first, but someone pointed it out so I went back and listened a handful of times, and now I’m 99 percent certain that Keamy told Jin “I’m gonna strap you in here just in case you figure out what’s about to happen to your island.” What in the world could that mean!?
E aí, pra finalizar, vem o próprio Carlton Cuse, via Twitter:
E em cima dessa notícia, Damon e Carlton resolveram tirar mais uma com a cara do Michael Emerson.
Depois de tanto apanhar, qual será o final que os donos de Lost estão planejando para o personagem de Michael Emerson?
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Acima, temos a íntegra do bate-papo de um dos criadores em novembro do ano passado na Golden Apple de Los Angeles (falei disso na época) e vale ficar atento ao finzinho do papo (em que ele começa falando sobre o gibi que estava lançando, o Ultimate Hulk vs. Wolverine, e até fala da adaptação de Dark Tower que está fazendo em quadrinhos), quando ele solta algumas coisas legais sobre o final de Lost.
E nesta entrevista para a blogueira de TV do Chicago Tribune, Maureen Ryan, ele e Carlton Cuse comentam sobre o impacto que pode ter a cena final da série. Cuidado que aí na frente tem spoiler de Battlestar Galactica, Sopranos e do St. Elsewhere, portanto, se você não viu, se liga:
Lindelof: Yeah, you can’t break up with somebody and say, “Let’s not go out anymore, but I still want to sleep together, I still want to live in the same house, and we should still go on dates all the time.” No. If it’s over, it’s over.
We’re trying to create a season that really feels like it’s over as opposed to [left open-ended]. People keep saying, “Is there going to be a Sopranos movie?” And I actually feel the question in itself is offensive to anybody who likes the cut-to-black [ending] because it completely neutralizes the deftness. Carlton and I happen to be huge fans of the “Sopranos.” But to do a “Sopranos” movie, you could never watch that series finale again with any level of respect [if you know] know that something followed it.
Cuse: The other phenomenon which is interesting is that the immediate interpretation of the ending of “Lost” may not be the same as the ultimate interpretation of the ending of “Lost.”
I mean, you as a “Battlestar” fan probably have experienced the sensation that there was an immediate reaction to how “Battlestar” ended, and [now] it seems like there’s a bit of and evolving reaction to how “Battlestar” ended. And we anticipate that the same thing might happen with “Lost.”
There’s an instantaneous sense of loss, and using the “Sopranos,” again as an example — a lot of people were sort of outraged because the story ended and it wasn’t conclusive, but then with some perspective and a little distance from the show, the metaphor of what Chase was doing there became clearer and that seemed to resonate better over time than in the immediate aftermath.
Lindelof: What was so impactful about that ending is, as a huge “Sopranos” fan myself, I can tell you almost nothing about that episode other than that Anthony Jr. was considering going into the military and then he got into a car accident. But the episode itself is like completely like sand through my fingers. I don’t remember anything about it. All I remember is that [last] scene…
Ryan: The only other thing I remember, apart from the final scene, is Meadow trying to park the car.
Lindelof: Right. All I remember is that Journey song. What are people going to take away from the final episode of “Lost?” Will it be the final image?
Cuse: Will it be the episode in its totality?
Lindelof: We keep getting asked about the final image and we’re like, “Yeah, sure, we know what it is.” But people are acting like the final image of the show is revelatory in some way, as opposed to maybe [what’s revelatory] is what happens in the first hour of the finale.
Cuse: But what’s happened is, I think people have expectations that have grown from other shows, where that last moment is such a sting. Whether it’s all of a sudden you see a snow globe [as in “St. Elsewhere”] or you cut to black or somebody wakes up and it’s all been a dream. Whatever it is, it’s like that final twist negates or completely overshines everything that’s come before it.
Lindelof: Which is amazing because the fact that people invested six years of their lives and over 120 hours on “Lost” and they’re going to pay it all off in this 30-second scene. “That is going to change the entire way that I feel about the show.”
Cuse: We hope it doesn’t.
Carlton Cuse e Damon Lindelof deram uma entrevista pro canal inglês Sky One e, depois que as câmeras foram “desligadas”, eles deixaram escapar alguns segredos de Lost…
…óbvio que não, é só mais um comercial nos preparando para a última temporada do seriado.
A Entertainment Weekly conversou com Damon Lindelof e Carlton Cuse sobre a quinta temporada e a dificuldade em escrever o roteiro de uma série com o elemento viagem no tempo.
Calma, que é só uma semana – e não vai cair no torrent fake por conta do papo que a TV canadense exibiria o próximo episódio (Namasté) na quarta passada. Mal entendido – os caras só exibiram a reprise do último programa. Mas, pra matar a curiosidade, segue essa entrevista que os dois criadores da série – Damon Lindelof e Carlton Cuse – deram para a TV britânica. E eles dão algumas boas dicas do que vem por aí…