For anyone who hasn’t seen the Lost Season 5 finale yet, sorry I just spoiled ya. But as it turns out, Locke was actually dead for half the season anyway, and word down from Terry O’Quinn is it’s permanent. Which is really kind of a shame in more ways than just the obvious. Like few other shows, Lost has shown an ability to create strong memorable characters and then dispose of them without a second thought. Locke was a key figure in Lost, not just for plot mechanics, but in the human equation. His grin on rising from the wreckage all around him only to realize he was not paralyzed anymore was one of the key human moments in a show that decided to not only make him expandable, but turn him into a pawn and make his entire journey meaningless.