" if I had to keep track of as many steps as he did in order to finally kill Jacob. Maybe we can get him on other tough-to-crack problems, like peace in the Middle East or finding out why hot dogs and hot dog buns come in differently numbered packages.

In case you need a handy guide to each of the five parts, here are some handy links:

  1. Part 1
  2. Part 2
  3. Part 3
  4. Part 4
  5. Part 5

Now, obviously the five-parter is filled with deduction, conjecture, guesswork, and some duct tape. There are only two people who truly know The Man in Black’s master plan, and sadly, they don’t write this blog. You’re stuck with me. Apologies and such. But I am pretty happy with the series overall and think it provides a great way to recontextualize the show as a whole and shows that the writers have known the ultimate narrative destination all along

But I want to know your burning questions about the “man with the plan” series as a whole. Ask your lingering queries below, and I’ll answer them “Letters from the Flame” style later in the week. I’ll respond to as many as I can.

In the coming weeks I’ll be kicking off the “Light vs. Dark” series in earnest, in which I’ll be examining moments from the show’s history in which The Man in Black and Jacob gave subtle (or not-so-subtle) signs to the various members of the “Lost” universe. Charlie’s guitar, the appearance of Dave, Kate’s horse, and dozens more will be examined one by one in detail. So please hold off questions about these types of moments and try to keep them focused on the five-part series as best you can.

Groovy? Groovy.

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