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Valenzetti, you complete me! by Electromagneto

The finale has come and gone, our beloved show has come to and end, and we are left to fill in the blanks.

For me, the one major blank was "What was the point of all this?" Yes yes, LOVE and "We were lost but now we found each other" is good and all, but one cant help but feel that that ending seemed incomplete for the multi-fascinating, wonderful world of Lost (well at least for myself). What was the point of the island? What was Jacob's point? Beyond the wine-bottle-cork answers that only lead to more questions, there must be an actual answer somewhere! That hallowed answer that some fans have been waiting for 6 years in the making.

I think Valenzetti, in the scope of seasons past and the finale, is the point I was looking for. Let me elaborate.

Lets review... As stated in the Sri Lanka Video; via Alvar Hanso, the Valenzetti Equation "predicts the exact number of years and months until humanity extinguishes itself."

The Valenzetti Equation states that if you can change the numerical value of any ONE of the core factors(aka the numbers), in the equation, you can effectively change doomsday.

Essentially, my theory is that the numbers were personified by each of the candidates.

4 - Locke
8 - Reyes
15 - Ford
16 - Jarrah
23 - Shephard
42 - Kwon

I now believe Jack(#23) was that ONE factor that was changed. It was because of Jack that the island, and the greater scope of humanity, was saved. He let go, became a man of faith, had nothing to lose, became the new “Jacob” and essentially solved the equation, thereby preventing doomsday by becoming a changed man. And yes, he also physically put the cork back in the electo-fountain. Perhaps that was Jacob’s/Mother’s/the Other’s point all along: pushing someone to their very brink, breaking them down by any means necessary (manipulation, harassment, assault, distress, duress, death, kidnapping, etc) to bring about the greatest change - thus preventing doomsday.

Perhaps all of them changed, which is why they were considered the last candidates in the first place. But the ultimate change was CHOICE.

So, in fact, Locke was right all along. What they did on the island really was the most important thing they would ever do. There was a point to it all. Desmond didnt waste his life in the hatch. Those that died werent lost for warm feelings. Jacob didnt just have a fetish for digits and Momma wasnt just a murderous, manipulative psychopath that kidnaps and brainwashes kids.

And yes, Love and becoming bonded to a group of people who were relative strangers is a beautiful thing. The growth of the characters individually is just as poetic. But without that endgame; without the reason; the why; the summation of all that has happened in the plot, it would just be a show about people and relationships... like EVERY OTHER SHOW!

I for one, felt that Lost was something more and I want to believe it still is.

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