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"The island could have represented the age old fight between good and evil, it could have represented a second chance opportunity for those who landed there,"
Um, the island was those things.
What Crap!!! Did the writers retire from the show early? The most obvious and over used plot device of all time, everyone is dead and headed for the "Light". Give me a break, been used a million times. The island could have represented the age old fight between good and evil, it could have represented a second chance opportunity for those who landed there, it could have been the gateway to alternative lives, it could have been a million ideas better then what was chosen. It is too bad a Great series with Great acting could not have found Great inspiration for the conclusion.
If it's any consolation, only the flash sideways was "purgatory," -- the rest of it was intended to be real. Not particularly well-explained, but real.
My husband and I are very disappointed with the finale. Everything that has gone into Lost is seriously lost. If they were all just on the island as purgatory spirits then how can people die and give birth through out the show... Eh! If they were dead why would they build intimate relations with each other? I don't believe in a "Waiting room." It was so upsetting to see all of the religions together in one room and made it out as all who believes in any religion will go to heaven. Allowing the cast to be alive would have made alot more sense. They could have put more investment into the ending to have made it 100 times better.
I looked forward to 'The End' with bittersweet anticipation, wondering how Lost would end. I understand the ending, but I am not satisfied! For me, it negated nearly everything I liked about the show, all the conflicts, storylines etc. I was thinking of buying the box set to rewatch it all, looking for little missed details, but now have little interest in doing that knowing huge parts of it were irrelevant. Hmph.
The only people who died on the sub were shownn were Sayid, Jin and Sun. Lapedis apparently didnt die then came ashore away from Kate and Sawyer and Hurley. The door hit him after the sub bomb went off but he wasnt killed.
"Apparently they will answer alot more questions - but you will need to get the DVD (or wait until someone post them on the net after their release)."
This wouldn't shock me, though if it's true, I'm positive that they're in a room right now, throwing ideas off each other to see which ones will stick. They had no idea what they were doing this year and didn't provide answers because they don't know what they are yet. But I'm sure they'll invent something between now and the DVD release.
And... The reason I think this is that Juliet said it worked. It can't be that the last 15 minutes negated the reality that was constructed over the last season.
o actually, now that I think about it: What I'm saying is that both timelines exist (Christian says it), they are both real. None is purgatory. In one timeline the island stuff happened (fairly clear, we know that it was real and people died and really died…). In the other time line (which is also real) Desmond begins to realize what’s up and gets the folks together. They meet at Christian’s funeral, knowing now that as souls they are intrinsically linked (in both timelines). The light in the doorway at the church/religious establishment is only symbolic. It is the same light on the island (that all people have a bit of, and it is glowing there because they finally got back together. The baddys aren’t there (Michael, Ben because he chooses not to be) because they chose the dark path and so don’t share the light. In the end both timelines are real. And happening at the same time, but they speak about it as if the other time line is the past because how else would you speak abo
I guess I don't get what people were expecting...
I think Lepidus was just kept around with the prospect that at some point they might want to fly a plane off the island and they would need a pilot. They even killed him on the sub, but brought him back the next episode because, "hey, maybe we will use the airplane."
Plan and simple...It sucked!!!!
The writers obviously never had any idea how they would end it. The saddest part to me is that yesterday I was a huge LOST fan who told all those who haven't watched it to rent every episode and watch them all. But sadly I will, in good conscious, have to tell others not to waste their time. To me LOST was a HUGE WASTE OF TIME. I feel like I just watched my best friend die slow and painfully.
The bomb most likely created Flight 815 purgatory the first to arrive there were Juliet and others who previously died on the Island (some of the whispering spirits trapped there). The other followed as they died later on as when Christian Shepherd told his son Jack that some died before he did, others after. In that place time is relative thing. Some like Michael likely remain on the Island trapped in their own personal hell. Some, like Perhaps Richard Alpert and his wife went to their own version of purgatory since they had no deep connection to those aboard Flight 815.
I think I got it now. They didn't die in the plane crash. they survived and fought to survive on this weird Island (that no one knows about) and where all this weird shit happens, like pressing a button to stop a bomb and keeping a light on Lol. And then after all their efforts most still died. 7 escaped the Island including Kate, Hurley, and Sawyer, who all died later! and then they met up at the Church to go on to the next level? What about Aaron? Did he die on the island? becuase he was a baby in the church. What happened when they first got off the island and then went back? See I am confused again ;)
Nope, they didnt die in the plane crash. They died survived then died at various points then went to purgatory to await the arrival of the others (while not recalling their past lives in the real world until the end) once they all remembered they gathered at the church and moved on together as they had all touched each others lives on a deep level. At least thats the way I saw it. In the end everyone sees things from their own perspective I guess.
I believe they "died" when Juliet set off the bomb. Had they died during the 815 crash; Faraday, Juliet, etc. would not have been there, as they were not there at the time.
I think the writers may have had a few ways to end the series, and melded the first (sad, true) with the second (death, happy). the fans would have been disappointed with the first, so they gave them the second.
Also, what was Penny doing at the end? I think the writers tried to appease the viewers at the end, instead of sticking to their guns and making it the ultimate classic. too bad, so close.
One other question you can besides "Why was Penny there?" is "Why was Anna Lucia not there?" She was in the finale and let the other 3 go from the police van with a comment from Desmond that she isnt ready yet. Why not? Her issues had been resolved when Michael killed her.
Purgatory was never said to be ideal. It was the world those involved made of it based on their experiences when they were alive. It took some longer than others to overcome their demons.
The LOST finale was not very satisfying at all to me. I really believe that one must be "spiritual" and/or a "believer" to be satisfied with the ending. I understand that most Americans and most human beings are both of the above, thus, the majority of viewers would believe in this "after life" tale of LOST and enjoy the ending. Those of us who are not believers and may be agnostic or atheist may not have enjoyed the ending- that the "survivors" were all dead at the end; in the church. What a let down for me!
If the "purgatory" was supposed to be ideal, why was Charlie still a druggie and why was Kate still on the run?
So then why was Penny there?
Yes, I fear there will be much speculation and debate for years to come.
Oh I see Stephen Thanks for replying. I see now we have opposing views, yours seems as justifiable as the other. I am now slightly more confused ;0
Here's what I'll say as simply as possible:
The Episode: Pretty much a bore until the last 10 or so minutes. I really liked the reveal, and the explanation for the sideways world, but the actual episode was...meh.
The season: Suspenseful, though-provoking. The main storyline weren't really wrapped up nicely in the finale, but it was a great season nonetheless.
The series: Awesome. Just great, apart from a few low points and somewhat needlessly over-complicated mythology.
I really loved the answer and message given to us in the End, though. I don't think the hydrogen bomb did anything, though, but we were just made to believe that it did. I think it just served to put all the characters in the same "time". In my mind, Jack dying at the end of the End coincided with the beginning of the season, as far as his journey goes. (When Sun and Jin died, that would have also coincided with their getting off the plane, same goes for everyone else who died)= that is my interpretation an
Just read nul's post and I guess that answers some of my questions. So they died in the plane crash. It is little bit of a morbidt hought that you woul dhave to go through all that, what happened on the Island etcto be able to go to Heaven!
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