Last night I watched the season three finale on TV. Yes, I have the season three DVD box set (and seasons one and two) but i still watched it on TV. Why? Because they added show notes to the bottom of the screen and I was curious to see if they would reveal anything new.
I will admit right now that I was not happy when ABS decided to stretch the last 48 episodes of the show over three 16 episode seasons. I was even more upset after the writer's strike hit and I heard that this may end up being an eight episode season! If that does come to pass don't expect me to pay the price of a full season when this one hits DVD. I'll pay one third the price for an eight episode short season or two thirds for a 16 episode short season but not full price.
So, back to the subject at hand...
As I was watching Lost last night (that was a long wait) some of the old questions began to surface in my mind. A few possible answers also entered my mind and I'm going to share those thoughts now.
Who is Naomi?
After thinking this over for a few months and reading through the lines of Ben's dialogue I have come to the conclusion that Naomi is a member of the DHARMA Initiative. I think Ben is scared because he has been keeping DHARMA off the island since he caused the purge all those years ago. He thinks that when DHARMA comes back to the island they will round up and kill the Others as revenge for killing off the DHARMA members.
What is the Black Smoke Monster?
I think the Black Smoke Monster is the incorporeal form taken by the spirit of the island (Jacob) before it scans a person and generates a proper form to take.
Why was DHARMA still dropping supplies on the island for the Swan Hatch?
This one comes into partial conflict with the the Naomi question above. Why would DHARMA continue to make those supply runs if the island had been fully taken over by the Others? If DHARMA was still able to make supply drops why could they not send in more people to take back the island? I don't have an answer for this one just yet.
I am looking forward to watching this new season. I expect it to consist of the DHARMA folks off shore coming ashore and Locke becoming the new leader of the others. Ben will be captured right away (he's tied to a tree at the potential landing site) and Locke will make his way back to the Other's camp.
So, what does everyone else think?