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BROKEN SAINTS: ‘Awakenings’

September 19, 2010

Brooke Burgess

The wheels turn slowly...but they still turn.

MONITOR ROOM (UNKNOWN)

Two SHADOW MEN (age/details unknown – seen only as mysterious silhouettes) confer in front of a sprawling series of giant video screens. Their conversation is very cryptic – but teases the first hints of a massive technological conspiracy that is quickly moving into place.  Cue a barrage of satellite imagery, scientific schematics, global coordinates, power-grid tables, and military reports.

Their conversation closes with talk of an event that is IMMINENT…something that will change the world forever.

Push through a glowing satellite image of the EARTH from high orbit, and shuttle down dramatically to…

SOMEWHERE IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC

A tiny figure stands on a lonely beach at sunset.  Meet SHANDALA (18)– a striking young girl with chalk-white skin and azure blue eyes.  She is cold and mysterious, and seems to long for another world…and another life.  She is soon interrupted by her father (CHIEF TUI – 50), a dark-skinned Fijian noble who beckons her back to a clearing lit by firelight. Shandala follows reluctantly (and a little fearfully), but when she pushes through the thick jungle, she is greeted by the happy cheers of her ‘family’.  The LOMALAGI tribe dances and sings to celebrate the anniversary of Shandala ‘joining’ their ranks…when she miraculously washed ashore as an infant.

Shandala’s eyes fill with tears…not all of them joyful.

We see the scene from overhead, as her clan dances around a blazing fire. The camera shuttles back fast into the stratosphere, and the Earth ‘turns backward’ towards Japan.  Push through the clouds to…

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AND AT THE END OF MY STORY…

May 24, 2010

Brooke Burgess

As most Geminis tend towards, I’m of two minds regarding the LOST finale.  After 6 years and 100+hrs of direct viewing investment – not including discussion forums, fan films, ARGs, and more than a few diluted attempts at transmedia extension of the property – we the audience craved Resolution.  And now, on the DAL (Day After LOST), a lot of the show’s Followers (Christian Shepherd, indeed) are of similar mind:

“Intellectually disappointing…yet emotionally fulfilling.”

And I agree with this to a certain extent.  It nagged at me throughout the broadcast, this ever-present specter of Unanswered Questions.  The canyon-sized plot holes of tail-eating logic.  The long-dangling threads of era-splintering Mythology.  Big Moments – imbued with seeming importance for many seasons – now dissolved like so much dirt in the glowing heart of the Island Washing Machine.   My rational mind – my scientist – kept pursing his lips and shaking his head and scoffing at cracks in the Design.

But then came the Sum of all things…

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