Deconstruction Non-Review of Lost: Season 6, Episodes 1 &1 LA X (Parts 1 and 2)
Posted by Karl Withakay on February 2, 2010
Probably No Regular Deconstruction Reviews Like for Fringe
Well, the more I thought about it in the days leading up to the season premiere, the more I came to realize that Lost wouldn’t prove to provide the same wealth of Deconstruction worthy material that Fringe does to fill a regular Deconstruction post. If I come across something Deconstruction worthy, such as last season’s detonation of the spark plug from the Castle Yankee Jughead without a nuclear primary, I will post about it. Maybe I’ll find at least one thing to post about each week, and maybe I won’t, but I won’t force it just to create a blog post.
Regarding this week’s episode(s): Season 6, Episodes 1 &1 LA X (Parts 1 and 2)
I will just observe that this episode is strongly implying that the bomb detonation was successful, resulting in the universe splitting into two branches, one where flight 825 did not crash, and one where it did. The survivors in the universe where the plane did crash stayed in that universe after they used the bomb to create the split. It’s an interesting take that I’ve always would make more sense, in order to prevent something similar to the grandfather paradox. If the plane never crashes, no one will ever detonate the bomb to prevent the plane from crashing, therefore, the plane will crash. The resolution of the paradox whereby the persons responsible for altering the past stay in an unaltered time line makes far more sense than what typically happens in science fiction where the show jumps to the time line where X never happens, but there’s really no explanation why X never happens like it originally did, sense nobody should know to do anything different to prevent it. Stargate Universe actually covered this issue in a similar way to what Lost is doing in episode 8 of season 1: Time.