OMG! I swear, I did not breathe for the last 2 hours! What a season finale! I don't even care who won American Idol, I was not going to miss LOST! Now we have to wait till next fall to find out what happens!
We enjoy it as there is a bit of mystery involved and you have to think about how everything is related and the whys etc that are all involved. Many things that are strange such as Walt having this "feelings" about thinks. Remember the bird that crashed into the window when he was upset and happened to be reading the book on birds? Also the "Polar Bear" that attacked them looked suspiciously like the one on the Comic book he was reading? Harley having all the bad luck after winning the millions. The siginificance of the #23 which has popped up so many times during the season. There are just so many "clues" that have come up all throughout the season that it has been hard to keep track of them and figure out the meaning. Even Lock being a cripple but now able to walk? Very strange indeed!
It was a very exciting two hours, but in the end they didn't really resolve any plot points! I can't wait for the fall season! (Hubby is mad, though, he says he is tired of all the suspense and says, "They can only tease you so much!")
I must say, I was very disturbed about what happened to Walt. There were way to many commercials, and I didn't like the way it was edited,at all.. That said, I was glued to the tv...September cannot come soon enough!
Well, I could go on at length, but suffice to say, the slave trade died out in the late 1700s / early 1800s because it was no longer economical.
There are three weird things going on with the Black Rock:
- It allegedly has "slaves" on board
- It has *a lot* of dynamite
- It is a tall wooden ship (steamers went into use pretty quickly in the second half of the 19th century.)
To find a point in history where all three of these things would have intersected is nigh impossible.
Dynamite was invented by Alfred Nobel in 1867. The United States was the last Western power to abolish slavery, and that was in 1862. But the slave trade had been long dead before then, but the dynamite could have been placed there by some later group. It didn't necessarily have to come with the boat.
The only thing I disaagree with is the fact that slavery was abolished. Maybe legally in the USA it was but it still occurs, both legally and illegally in many places. What happened to those on the raft does in fact take place to this day in a number of places, the Indoneasian area especially. We have a member of Cruisemates who knows and has seen this happen many times personally. As unfortunate and disgusting as it is to most of us, it does happen.