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This came out a couple of weeks ago (when I did not have a blog), but I thought I would post a link for it in its entirety for any fellow Losties who have not seen it. The Link. The epilogue is titled “The New Man in Charge” and did not contain anything explosive, considering it is only twelve minutes, and lord knows how many questions were left unresolved! But I am OK with that. Some things are better left unsaid and in an air of mystery. Here are the things we do learn in the epilogue (via Vanity Fair):
• The mysterious food drops on the island that everyone seems so interested in actually originate from some sort of warehouse on Guam. Ben Linus, on orders from Hurley, explains to two employees at the warehouse that DHARMA hasn’t existed for quite some time and, in turn, he’s closing down the plant. As a reward, the two workers are given a fair compensation package.
• The two workers have been loading food drops for about twenty years.
• The transmissions that the workers receive on where to drop the food are automated and originate from a “lamppost station in L.A.”
• Hurley likes to be referred to as “The Man in Charge,” apparently.
• Ben Linus is environmentally conscious, asking the workers to make sure to turn off the lights before they leave.
• Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse are mocking us when the one worker whines, “We deserve answers!” (We all deserved that!)
• The island moves (but we already knew that).
• It appears that Ben Linus owns the season five deluxe edition “DHARMA initiation kit” DVD set of “Lost.”
• DHARMA conducted genetic alteration tests on animals.
• Polar bears make ideal candidates for electromagnetic studies, hence their presence on the island.
• Whatever you do, don’t taunt polar bears. They eat arms!
• The electromagnetic energy on the island causes problems with the early terms of polar bear pregnancy— which obviously extended to human pregnancy, too.
• DHARMA used to kidnap “hostiles” (members of The Others) and interrogate them for information. Then, they wipe the hostile’s mind free of the interrogation by showing them what I can only assume is the Monkee’s psychedelic movie,Head.
• Walt, now a full-grown man who may be pushing 40, goes by the name of Keith John, these days. He also lives in a mental patients’ ward.
• Like all mental patients on TV and in movies, Walt enjoys solo games of Connect Four.
• Yes, Walt is still “special.” No, we still don’t know why Walt is special, exactly.
• Walt leaves with Ben and Hurley. Hurley has “a job” for Walt. It’s a good guess to assume that Walt is being groomed to take over the island. Perhaps this explains why Walt wasn’t in the alternate timeline purgatory in the aired finale; he took over for Hurley and is therefore immortal and wouldn’t be dead when all the other characters are dead.
• Walt can be convinced to do just about anything in exchange for a granola bar.