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what was penny doing in the church? she was never on the plane or on the island!!!! the more you try to fathom it the more it makes no sense..it was a cop out ending!
I thought for a moment there that Jack might become a smoke monster himself, when he turned the light back on. That would have also been an interesting ending: to now have Hurley become the new Jacob and Jack become his nemesis.
Desmond knew what was going on because of his ability to see the future, like with Charlie's death. When he was on the Island he saw everything including their sideways/purgatory but didn't realise what it was which was why he was angry when after removing the plug he was still on the island.
For those asking about Jack's son - he is not real. Jack created him. Did he actually have a son? No. But he obviously wanted to experience being a father, so in this world that was created, he had one.
I am split in my feelings towards the finale...
In one aspect, I found it beautiful and moving. It was great to see the characters be together again, knowing that they all felt love and peace and were able to let go, BUT...
It also seems to make everything from the first 5 seasons seem completely irrelevant. They barely answered anything. I love the characters (well, most of them) and they were the most important thing, but now who gives a crap about everything or anything now? Spend 5 years telling a great story, ruin the sixth season by patchy plots in order to keep the real meaning of the FSW a secret, and then go "okay, so the whole show was about this light, someone has to protect it, okay now, it's going to be Jack, kill the immense legendary smoke monster in a pathetic way,
I watched the first two seasons of Lost and gave up; it seemed pointless to me, and obvious that the writers were not working toward a specific end, but throwing random twists in for the moment and for ratings. I moved on to Battlestar Galactica and, after its anti-clamactic ending, vowed never to get involved in that kind of series ever again while it was still running. To verify my theory, or dissprove it, I tuned in to the finale of Lost. I admit the characters are great, but a story is not just characters. Lost carried on a sham of having a real plot; if I want a vingette, I'll look for one. I feel a little sorry I spent as much time as I did, and very glad that my Lost-fan friends didn't talk me into wasting more. At the end of the day, the show reminded me of Quantum Leap, full of fake twists and turns only to arrive at some quasi-spiritual deus ex machina, literally, that leaves you feeling like you deserve the hours wasted tuned into this show back, and a major apology from the
rubbish ending. we all know it. let's not pretend. they writers messed us about, they must have known haow frustrating it would be that they didn't anyswer many of the basic questions. and the questions they did answer were mostly for plot lines introduced this season.
The big reason why this show was so popular was because it raised a lot of questions and sparked curiosity. I understand that some things are better left to the viewer’s imagination and it is fun to speculate and think about your own interpretation. However, I do believe that the writers had a responsibility of living up to the huge hype they created... and they didn't! I feel like they just kept coming up with all these crazy ideas and copped out when it was time for answers. I was such a big fan, but now I'm left with a headache from all the "speculating" and the writers are left with a ton of money from the show! I feel like I was PUNKED!
Amazing episode, an emotional rollercoaster.
What happened to Miles, Richard and Lapidus. They werent at the church place, but were in the sideways universe. Well Miles was, never saw Richard, i think Lapidus was.
What happened to them, Miles and Richard were both my favourite characters, and i felt sad when i didnt see Miles nor Richard in the church with the others to move on.
Have they already moved on? are they somehow alive
when they were in the sideways/purgatory life on the plane..there was a scene that showed the island/statue under water. was this a result of bits breaking off during the light fiasco or had it happened later on..maybe this is how hurley and ben died? how does jack have a son if both he and juliet died on the island. comments please
That was very poor, I have been a devoted fan of the show since the first episode and do feel let down. I agree a midichlorians type solution would have been just as bad, but there were no explanations of anything, no real answer to what the island was, what was the deal with Aaron, he was supposed to be dangerous to the world earlier in the series? What was Whidmore actually after? Why did they all think MIB leaving would result in everyone in the world being killed? As someone else pointed out he seemed more honorable than Jacob, certainly before Jacob killed him. And I could go on. I enjoyed watching it but had (as other people had pointed out) been expecting things to converge and be explained. Instead nothing was explained. I do agree with other people who feel the writers made it up as they went along, and its a shame as I think they could have done a better job on the last series even if that was the case.
does anyone know where jack and juliets son came from if they both died on the island?? why did they not take him with them into the church.??
what happened the people who flew off on the plane.
i thought the finale was good but agree that the island stuff was real and then the sideways thing was just a place where they were dead and had to accept everything. BUT what i dont understand is what desmonds role was... ok on the sideways thing he tried to unite every1 but how did he know about this did he die when he recived that electromagentic shock thing from widmore?? or wat?? also wat was his role in the island why was he so important??
can someone please answer those q's for me pleeeeeease
I have seen maybe two or three episodes of "Lost" through all the previous seasons, never understanding a whit of what I was watching. The pre-finale series recap tonight is what finally brought me enlightenment on the story and characters, albeit in an abbreviated way, but perhaps it was just what a newer view like me needed to be freed of the "need" to know all the "answers" that many of you are angry to have not gotten... I watched the finale tonight--and was glued to it--as a very poignant and extremely well-acted character piece. I was moved to tears by multiple scenes... and I'm a series newbie! Based on how I personally reacted to what I watched tonight, I have to give a big hand to everyone involved with making "Lost"... your finale really resonated emotionally with somebody who, for all practical purposes, has never even watched your show, so that really says something. I really want to just grab the DVDs and watch the whole series in a single blast, now. Hell of a time to bec
loved the ending..did not see that coming. just a few questions? if jack and juliet both died on the island whre did the son david come from in the sideways life?? and were all the 'other people' in the sideways life also dead..like the other nurses etc.??
people keep saying it doesnt matter that they didnt answer all of the questions they created, cause its mainly about the charactors... this might be true if they hadnt PROMISED answers! that was one of the main promotions!... the best part of the show was knowing that after putting up with all of the rediculous random twists that didnt make sense, it would end up fitting togther and you would KNOW the answers, not have to guess what they were.. we have been guessing for 6 years.
I was not impressed at all with the season finale. For a show with such a creative, promising first couple of seasons, the ending couldn't have felt anymore contrived / cliche. The christian "purgatory-esque" symbolism came through like a battering ram, smashing its way through all of the timetravelling / ancient cultures/tribes / Dharma experiments / super magnetism / how and why the island was designed to move through time and space etc. - all for just some cheesy take out the cork, throw the bad guy off a cliff, put the cork back in - which, because of some minor light show made it a life or death situation - and all the "special" coupley characters go happily off to heaven? I kept waiting for the epic climax - at it just never happened. I agree with everyone who feels that the writers were trying to convince they had it all plotted out from the beginning, but were really just making much of it up as they went along,
A very emotional and well acted finale. It would have been perfect if Lost had been only about the characters spiritual journey but it wasn't. The creators are liars when they try to pretend now that it was always all about the characters and the mysteries were not important. There's been a lot of good stuff in Lost but also a lot of filler and manipulative bs that was there for no other reason than to string people along. If they had matched the emotional weight of this finale to a more realized and coherent explanation and fitted both into a good story, this season would have been legendary. But they didn't even try for the grand slam. I never thought Lost would suffer from a lack of ambition.
awesome just a wonderful finally and I think the point is for it to be vauge with the answers so that we can still wonder because that's really the best part of this show the mystery and the wondering
I think it was a marvelous end to the greatest drama in the history of television. No, we didn't get all of our questions answered. No, it was perfect. But it did what we needed it to do...end. And it did with dignity, grace, a little hokus pocus but mostly heart.
How can we NOT be moved deeply by the idea of finding all of those people who meant something to us during our lives, and then moving on along WITH THEM to something after?? Amazing!
This final episode wasn't perfect, neither was the series...neither is life. That's just the way it goes. But I'll tell you this much, it was the best t.v. we're likely to see in our lifetime. Thanks to ALL of you involved. AWESOME!
This ending did not answer a LOT. Where did the statues on the island come from? When Jacob's step mother passed away and handed the island protector rights to Jacob, how did he decide he would "protect the light?" Why did Jacob prevent his brother (MIB) from leaving the island when his brother actually seemed more noble and generally good than Jacob was (at least just before Jacob threw his brother into the light tunnel). What happened after MIB was born and why was he prevented to leave the island?
Not to mention the other discrepancies.... Mr. Ecko died why? The black smoke killed him. If the events on the island were real, what the heck was the island and why did it allow miracles (like John Locke walking again). If Jacob REALLY wanted to protect the island, why did he allow people to come to it at all??? He brought them to the island... why?
6 years into the show and I feel like the directors were truly making it up as they went...
I liked how everyone seemed to have a happy ending but what was the deal with Aaron and that only claire should raise him ? I`ve been waiting a long time to find out why the guy Claire went to in Austrailia before she got on the plane was so insistant that no one else raise the baby.
will and tommy lee jones gave me the flashy light thing i dont remember the episode ugggggggggg
just a quick one- i don't understand why people don't get the deal with the polar bears... the dharma had a mini zoo thing either to test on or just for funsies (i dont remmeber exactly) and the polar bears escaped thus > polar bears
enjoyed the last episode thought it was all very emotional with the flash backs aswell as explaining alot of the key points
"Whatever happened to the bomb in the plane set by Widmore?" Locke used it to vicariously blow up the sub.
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