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So it is finally over. Very disappointing. After a few seasons I started to wonder what kind of narcotics the writers were using. It all got too weird and all the flash forwards, backs, 30 yrs ago, future ENOUGH!!! We deserve to have been made fools of for having continued to watch after it all got so CRAZY! The only thing that kept me hooked was Mathew Fox (Jack Shephard). He is truly the coolest thing on that show. I put up with all of it, even the season´s finale, just because he is so ADORABLE!!!
Yes, I liked The End.
Yes, I disliked The End.
OK-- I'm religious and spiritual and loved many of the elements in last night's finale. But I've also invested 6 years of time and passionate interest in details such as:
Detonating Jughead" ("It worked" said Juliet-- Did it? How?)
"Everyone needs a Constant"; (Did they?)
Charles Widmore's decision to buy, crash, and bury an Oceanic clone plane to throw serachers off track and keep them away from the island; (Huh?)
The fertility dilemma-- real or contrived?;
Baby Aaron: alive in LA until the Purgatory scene? Why a baby then? (So Jack could remember him that way? Jack and Kate were RAISING Aaron before they returned!)
The amazing arbitrary travel on/ off the island by the Others-- their TV monitors following people's activities (Juliet seeing her sister and children);
The choice of "candidates" by Jacob-- even to seeking them out as children and touching them at an early age to "mark" them;
The mysterious "box" tha
I was saddened to learn that everyone was dead. Just didn't want that. However, I was glad to see Charlie find Claire and Sayid find Shannon. Charlie and Sayid were two of my favorite characters along with Sawyer and Hurley.
I found the ending very satisfying. Basically all the events on the island were real. The plane did crash. The mysteries of the island are all very real and exist in our world, assuming Lost world is real world. Some of the characters died on the island and some escaped the island on the plane, to continue their lives off the island. But as we were told, everyone eventually dies. The sideways world made perfect sense as did the "church" reunion as these events occured outside of time and space. They were extra dimensional. This was quite interesting as it is consistent with orthodox Christian teaching - that the the transcendant realm exists outside of time and space. Basically when you die you leave this physical dimension which is limited by time and space. You don't necessarily meat up only with those that have died before but also potentially with those that hadn't even been born yet when you lived. Its a realm that is truly beyond our comprehension as we live in this dimension in
I meant troubles and intrigues me
eak3 I like your simplicity and everyones open acceptance that all these random events on the island make senese some how.
One thing troubles me, I remember someone saying Jacob (or someone)deliberately crashed Oceanic to save the Island, he wanted a replacement and then it emerged he had chosen people who had no hope etc. This is kinda ingenious, great writing and sums up the Supernatural elements for me.
I wasn't so invested in the series this last season so really enjoyed it for what it was a beautiful two hours of memorable TV.
I agree, nothing was answered and it was a crappy ending. I am older and I did not get it. It was a excellent show with a crappy ending. It was like they were LOST for an ending.
"it's just a line of chalk on a wall in a cave - the job is yours if you want it..."
Jacob's line a couple episodes ago gave me peace about the show - perception is reality - the writers took us on a hell of a journey - that's it - enjoy it for what it is...its up to each individual to make sense of the show/life - "every answer will only lead to another question.."
I've traveled around the globe - read a ton of books and my conclusion is there is a spirituality to this world - but nobody has a firm grasp of just what the heck it is - muslims, catholics, etc...every religion thinks they got the corner on the market - but everybody is just as Lost as the next one...
don't worry about all the answers - surely your life could have taken a different turn but you'll never get that answer...personal connections are what make life interesting...
just my perception ---- loved it last night - still love it today - might hate in a week - probably will love more in 5 years - thats p
so many people totally missing what happened in this amazing finale. THe island events did happen to these characters. Some died on the island others like Saywer, Kate, Lapidus, Ben and Miles got off the island. Christian's dad explained it perfectly, all the oceanic 6 and there loved ones died at some point and they couldnt move on to heavan without coming together in the afterlife first. It was a great end to a great show.
I'm with you on the whole Tunisia thing, it makes sense that the with the Earth constantly in motion. The question remains if its always Tunisia or if there are other "spots" around the world where people have popped up after turning the wheel.
As for the polar bears, it was a specific Dharma experiment involving gene therapy and manipulating the polar bears dna to be able to survive in a tropical climate. The plan was to get them to survive on the island and then re-introduce them to a polar environment to complete the process.
I saw the writers of Lost at a WGA event a couple of years ago and they admitted that they Were making it up as they went along. The Polar Bears? We'll figure it out later. Anyway, I think a movie is coming.
I must admit, I came into the finale (after reading a few of the producers interviews) and was prepared for the worst series ending show ever. I'm glad I was sooo wrong.
I know this is impossible, but I would love to know the demographics of all the people answering. It appears that those of us with more "life experience" (just a nice way of saying older .. lol) seem to have generally really loved the ending as oppossed to the younger viewers, who have not had the chance yet to fully experience the ups and downs of life. The hard decisions and the regrets of choices you've both made and did not make.
I have been very suprised at the mixture of reviews for the finale. Did they answer all the questions, obviously not. Did some things pop up, like Jacks son, that seemed awkward and out of place, sure. I also believe they came up with one of the most creative ends to a story that I have ever seen. Many are calling it a "cop out", but I feel that the constant twists and turns,
The Tunisia thing.
My theory on this is that when you travel through time, you must also travel through space. So, say I travel ten minutes into the future. The Earth is a constantly rotating spinning and hurtling mass in space. Stillness and stability of our Earth are an illusion brought on by our own perception. In ten minutes from now, the Earth may be positioned to have me deposited from my own point of origin, somewhere on the West Coast, ten minutes in the future. Of course, the trip for me is instantaneous, but for the rest of the world, it simply took me ten minutes to travel a huge distance west.
Polar Bears were on the island because they were white, and easy to paint when they were ready to be used as test subjects after they'd used the rabbits. Unfortunately, Ben killed everyone who kept these animals in check, and then allowed the bears to roam free. It seems like they only successfully sent one polar bear through time (ending up in Tunisia).
Again, this is my
As I mentioned earlier, who was the man squatting/kneeling and holding his hands down in the "light" area? Desmond looked at him twice, once while pulling the stone out, and then again when he was lifting it out. Next, Jack looked at him before putting it back in and then again while he was doing it.
Look at the top left of your screen when replaying it and you see him with left knee on the ground and right knee up; holding his hands looking at both of them like "it was meant to be".
I woke up at half past five in the morning to see the Finale episode (scheduled time in Italy; 6 am), to see THE conclusion after so many years... And tonight I am still puzzled... No one was waiting answers for everything, but Lost has such a perfect and complex structure (concerning narrative structures as characters, themes, time and space) that was the essence itself of every episode, a structure that seems an uncalled-for action if we accept the stress on the spiritual path... waitng for a second (and a third, why not) view to grab what I probably didn't catch...
Yes, Al said it. Sawyer told Kate to give money blah blah as he explained below
@latetolost Why is Penny in the church? When did she die? Where's Nadia, the love of Sayid's life? What about the polar bears? And Tunisia? AND WHAT DID SAWYER SAY TO KATE IN THE HELICOPTER? 1. penny was desmond's love 2. penny died at any time, there is no "now" in the "purgatory" 3. Nadia apparently wasn't as important as Shannon. crummy 4. The bears were parts of experiments 5. Tunisia? you mean why were people being teleported to tunisia when they turned the wheel? i guess there was some connection to that area, ...some things weren't explained, but it didn't really matter 6. sawyer told kate to tell something to his wife i think? or was it to jack? they explained it but i forget. sorry about the half-butt explanations. :)
Sawyer told Kate to go see Clementine (his daughter) and give the mother the money to take care of her. It was in an episode previous to the finale.
When writers set you up for a clever resolution - but don't actually have any idea how to pull it off - you lose all respect for them. Their ending was the worse I could have predicted - and they blew the chance to craft such clever twists and answers. When you get too big, everyone's afraid to touch your work. Look at Lucas and his horrible 2nd trio of StarWars flicks with clunky dialogue and wooden acting. JK Rowling's later novels get bogged down in repetitive detail. And now we get two SOB's (as I'm sure Sawyer would agree) who just say Everyone died so there is no explanation, SORRY if you have questions, but we gotta get to the bank. Why is Penny in the church? When did she die? Where's Nadia, the love of Sayid's life? What about the polar bears? And Tunisia? AND WHAT DID SAWYER SAY TO KATE IN THE HELICOPTER?
I thought it was a pretty stupid ending. Jack dies, Hurley and Ben stay on the island, 5 get away in a plane (to where)?? No wait, they're all dead. No wait, Kate and Sawyer are dead at the church, but still alive on the plan that left the island. Where's Penny? What a bunch crap and a wast of 2 1/2 hours.
Nelligan- Sweet! Did we see bush? I hope so cuz some of the chicks on the show are hotties!
You guys need to realize that without mysteries, the show would've never been fun. No one would have fun with the show after it, and it would never be an everlasting memory that still makes us think and wonder if they didn't leave some mystery to it. They didn't just make everyone be dead the whole time either. They showed what happened after they all died, which everyone eventually does. The small mysteries don't matter, and they leave you with a sense of mystery. This mystery will make LOST live on forever,so learn to love the amazing and utterly perfect finale.
I got to catch this show some time. I heard there are lesbians kissing on it. SWEET!
I think all six seasons were about how you live your life and how that affects others and how can you change to be a better person. Are you selfish? Greedy? Vain? Frightened? No matter what, all of the islanders had problems they had to fix. Not every character "meant" something. They were characters for a tv show. The running theme throughout LOST was about the Golden Rule. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." I loved the finale. Loved every episode. Will miss this type of mind-bending thinking on a tv show! Nothing else is like this. Thank you!
I got that Christian was telling Jack and us that... They had recreated this alternate universe, the one where Sun gets shot but is ok and Jack restores Locks ability to walk etc, to reunite all of them for so they could reunite and go to the next level/stage togehter. Although why Kate would still be a criminal and Sawyer would become a policeman is perplexing. Just to put them together I suppose. This is 'the alternative universe/ purgatry whatever you want to call it, they created after they died, the alternative timeline so they could wrap things up nicely.
The plane did crash, they did survive and the island had some mythical dimension? Some escaped back to 'the real world' but Jack persuaded them to return to complete unfinnished business!
It makes more sense if they died in the crash because what happens to them afterward is out of this world. So we are supposed to just accept the super natural elements (jumping to 1975 and back etc)and not
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