three-part season finale starts this Thursday. Get excited. One hour will air Thursday, then the series will take a two week break and return for the final two hours of the season on Thursday, May 29. The three-parter is called "There's No Place Like Home," an obvious reference to The Wizard of Oz. Considering what we saw from last week's "scenes from next week" we can assume that the flash forwards will show the Oceanic 6's return to the mainland, why they are lying about the circumstances in which they left the island, and what exactly happened prior to their departure. It almost feels like three hours of Lost
won't be enough to tell that story – there's a lot of ground to cover. ABC has released three preview videos for Thursday's Lost
; one two-minute clip, and two 20 second snippets, all three of which you can view below.
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Here is the two-minute clip, which finds Sawyer, with Aaron, running into Jack and Kate in the jungle.
While this clip may not seem too important, it speaks to a bigger theme that will permeate the finale. Jack shows his obsession with leaving the island, while Sawyer expresses his displeasure with that idea. Sawyer sees no reason to get off the island. It's probably more about Sawyer's lack of a life to return to than it is his reticence to trust the freighter people, though that certainly plays a part. Kate, as per usual, finds herself somewhere in the middle, which is odd, considering she has more incentive than anyone to remain on the island.
The next clip has no dialogue, and simply shows Sayid return to the beach with the motorized raft from the freighter. He is in a hurry. This is somewhat significant, in that we now know that Sayid indeed makes it back to the island.
This next clip is a bit more mysterious. Ben uses a mirror to send light signals up a hill. I wonder who he's communicating with?
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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