We just finished watched the most recent ep. I assume you’ve seen it, but if not, spoilers ahead. Be ye warned.
Okay, so if that’s it for Faraday, I’m very disappointed. The Lostpedia site assumes that he was killed, but if that’s true then I feel like the writing on that character was weak (or at least ended up weakly). We really liked Faraday’s character, but it seems like the writers dispatched his 20 episode character arc without really doing much to advance the whole narrative. Here we had been thinking that Daniel was going to have some sort of big impact on what happens/ed on the island, but his entire series existence seems to boil down to him running off into the Others’ camp waving a gun and ending up with an “oh, how tragic that his own mom killed him” and “ooo, he’s Eleanor and Widmore’s son”. Big deal!
Although it felt like there were a lot of questions answered, in terms of technique and elegance, I feel like this most recent plot was written by the B-team. Way to toss a great character away for no reason!
He might not be dead (there’s a doctor not far away after all). Ben got shot through the heart and HE lived.
Plenty of characters who have died have ended up having recurring roles. Christian has more posthumous credits than Jacob Marley. Maybe we haven’t seen the last of him.
Lots of questions left to answer about Faraday. From the wiki:
* If his parents’ names were Widmore and Hawking, why was his surname Faraday?
* What was the purpose of his experiment(s) on the Island?
* Why does he need a constant?
o What could “go wrong” that would require him to find a constant?
* If he was born to British parents, raised for at least a time by one of them, and attended an English university, where did his American accent come from?
If these are in the giant list of Lost questions that eventually won’t be answered then I think it’s reasonable to assume most of the newly introduced questions won’t be answered either. If that’s so, then it’s understandable that I start to lose some of my enthusiasm when we’re given more mystery. Why care if the new mysteries won’t ultimately be solved?
I know, I know, in JJ we trust, but being strung along for such a long time only to have the questions ignored or just dropped, and have it happen so often, is irritating.