"There's a man in the jungle about a mile south of here by the outer wall. He sent me back here to give you a message. He wants you to know that Jacob is dead. And because he's gone, none of you have to stay here any longer. You're free. The man that I met is leaving the Island forever. Those of you who want to go with him should leave the Temple and join him. You have until sundown to decide."
"What happens at sundown if we stay?"
I'm looking at my Twitter feed right now as I gear up to write this week's recap, and the reaction to this season as a whole seems to be slowly but surely dividing "Lost" fandom. There's a rift developing among fans that's as pronounced as the one developing on the Island, and it's interesting to see why people are checking out and suddenly proclaiming themselves to be upset.
First, I'm going to revise the way I've been doing these recaps, because I think I was falling into a bad habit of simply writing a transcription of what happened, instead of offering up any analysis or speculation, and that's the fun of a show like "Lost" in the first place. One of you complained about it in the comments section last week, and then several of you also e-mailed me about it, and I think you're right. We'll discuss what happened, but at this point, with only ten episodes to go after this, there's an endgame coming into focus that is absolutely worth discussing.