Jack was suicidal. Locke was dead. Hurley was in the nut house. Sayid was a killer. Sun was a no-nonsense woman. Kate was a mommy. The Island had moved. And Ben was going to help Jack get back to the Island.
This is what we were into as we started Season 5, which, in this writer's opinion, was the best season since Season 1. I was fooled by what the writers siad the season would focus on. I knew it was about how the Oceanic 6 would return to the Island and what happened to the people who were left behind. But it was so much more then that.
The Island did move. But not only did it move to a new location, but to a new time period. Or periods actually. For a few days, the people who were left behind witnessed events that happened on the Island. The met Desmond in the hatch. They were attacked by unknown Ajira people. They met up with the Others to stop a hydrogen bomb from exploding. Heck, Locke even caused himslef to become leader of the Others in 2005. Juliette caused the hatch to be discovered.
Finnally, the flashing stoped after Christian explained that Locke needed to move the Island to stop the flashing. HE needed to turn the wheel, and that to get all of his friends back to the Island, he needed to die.
Well, he moved the Island, and things were back to normal. Well, sort of. Charlotte didn't make it, and ended up diying because of the flashes. Sawyer, Juliette, Daniel, and Miles were discovered by members of the Dharma Initiative because they were stuck in the 70s. Sawyer- taking on the name LaFluer- said he was looking for the Black Rock and was shipwrecked on the Island. They ended up joining Dharma, and Sawyer and Juliette started a relationship.
It's three years later on the mainland. Locke teamed up with Widmore, who was replaced as leader of the Others by Ben, to get his people bakc to the Island. When he failed, he tried to commit suicide, but was stopped by Bem. When BEn got good info out of Locke, he killed the poor man. This hepled get the Oceanic 6 back to the Island, after a long hard journey. Ben helped round Jack and Sun up, and they ventured to Eloise Hawking, who hepled them find the Island. Kate returned Aaron to his grandma, and went back to the Island to find Claire. Sayid was arrested and was going to Guam for a trial. And Hurley was busted out of jail by the one, the only- Jacob. They all boarded the Ajiria Flight 316 to "Guam".
After a long journey, there was a white flash, and Jack, Kate, Sayid, and Hurley was transported to the 70's. The Ajira people, along with Ben, Sun, and pilot Frank Lapedius crashed on the Island next to the Island (the one with the Hydra Station). Locke was revealed to be alive on the Island, but really wasn't. Jacob's nemisis, who most people are referring to as "Esau" from the Bible, somehow took over Lockes body, and the real Locke was dead. We met these two while they were watching the Black Rock sail into the Island, and Esau could not kill Jacob, but he could if he found a "loophole". Esau made Ben kill Jacob, who did not live in the cabin, but in the statue's foot.The Ajira people were also revealed to have some connection with the Island, for they knew what lied in the shadow of the statute.
In the 70's, Kate, Hurley, and Jack joined Dharma as well. Sayid did not, and was considered a hostile. He was captured by Dharma, but escaped and was able to shoot 12 year old Benjamin Linus. Ben didn't die though, because Kate and Sawyer brought him to the Others, who could save him, but also caused him to become the way he is today. Daniel =, who left the Island to do some Scientific Research, came back with the idea that they could stop the Incident, which wouldn't make their plane crash. To do this, they would use the Hydrogen Bomb that the Others burried in the 50's. They went to the Others for help, but Eloise, who was an Other in that time period, shot him.
The Others eventually teamed up with the Losties, just as Dr. Pierre Chang learned that the new Dharma recruits were from the future, and that a catostrophic event would occur. He orderd the evacuation of the Island, making his mother and his infant son, Miles leave for their own safety.
Using the famous saying from Season 1 "Live Together, Die Alone", everyone worked with Jack to drop the Hydrogen bomb. When they did drop it, nothing happened. Then the drill hit the electromegnetics, and metal from all over was sucked into the hole. Chains wrapped around Juliette, and he was also sucked into the hole, but she was able to tell Sawyer how much she loved him first. Juliette was miraculously alive at the bottom of the pit, right next to the hydrogen bomb. She hit it with a rock, and it exploded. There was a flash of light, revealing the LOST letters to be black.
And with that, the penultimate season of Lost ended in the classic Lost format- answering a few questions, but asking many more.