Lost Series Finale: Sound Off Now!

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The end has come.

After six incredible, exhilirating, ambitious seasons, Lost concluded its iconic run tonight.

It was a two-and-a-half episode chock full of enlightenment, resolutions and action - and we're still trying to wrap our minds around it all.

As I work on my detailed recap and review of the series finale, I want to know your instant reaction to the show: WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THE FINALE?

 

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Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

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My wife and I watched Lost when it first aired, never missed an episode and was simply infatuated with it. We realize it was just a movie, all make believe, but it was spellbinding. We have the dvd set of it and just watched it again last week and we were into it just as much as when we seen it on tv. It was almost like seeing old family members again. The ending we believe was just fantastic and couldn't have been better. We love that show and I think I might be talking myself into watching it again.

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SUPER LET DOWN !! Even after 2 years! If the writers claimed it was a show about characters, then THEY forgot the main one.... THE ISLAND..!!
1) What was The Island's purpose ??
2) How did Jacob's mother kill all those people? Was she also a Smoke Monster?
3) Was Jacob the mean guy in not
permitting his brother to leave The
Island ?
4) Where did Jacob & MIB go to after
death ??
The writers should have focused on The Island's purpose for existence. Then explain each human character's relationship to The Island.

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One of LOST's themes was people learning how to get along. So it's ironic that the finale has fans sniping at each other. If they had wanted to, the producers could have come up with something to (pretty much) satisfy everyone. Sadly, they didn't.

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The LOST series finale spent over two hours discharging six years of accumulated claptrap and plot waste into the Pacific garbage slick before segueing to a 15-minute clip of the tearful cast party in LA’s universal church of schlock. I am as disappointed as a fan can get.

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Question: "What was the story of Jacob and Esau?" Answer: Jacob and Esau were the sons of Isaac and Rebekah and the first twins mentioned in the Bible. Even before they were born, they were struggling together in the womb of their mother. Their prenatal striving foreshadowed later conflict (Genesis 25:21-26). The twins grew up very different. Jacob was “a quiet man, staying among the tents� and his mother’s favorite. Esau was “a skillful hunter, a man of the open country� and his father’s favorite. One day, Esau returned from hunting and desired some of the lentil stew that Jacob was cooking. Jacob offered to give his brother some stew in exchange for his birthright—the special honor that Esau possessed as the older son, which gave him the right to a double portion of his father’s inheritance. Esau put his temporary, physical needs over his God-given blessing and sold his birthright to Jacob (Genesis 25:27-34). When the time came for Isaac to bestow his blessing on his sons, Jacob and his mother contrived to deceive Isaac into blessing Jacob in Esau’s place. When Esau found that his blessing had been given to Jacob, he threatened to kill his brother, and Jacob fled (Genesis 27:1 - 28:7). Years later, Jacob and Esau met and were reconciled (Genesis 33). Both Jacob and Esau were fathers of nations. God changed Jacob’s name to Israel (Genesis 32:28), and he became the father of the 12 tribes of Israel. Esau’s descendants were the Edomites (Genesis 36). Edom was a nation that plagued Israel in later years and was finally judged by God (Obadiah 1:1-21). In the New Testament, Esau’s choice to sell his birthright is used as an example of ungodliness—a “godless� person who will put physical desires over spiritual blessings (Hebrews 12:15-17). By his negative example, Esau teaches us to hold fast to what is truly important, even if it means denying the appetites of the flesh. Both Old and New Testaments use the story of Jacob and Esau to illustrate God’s calling and election. God chose the younger Jacob to carry on the Abrahamic Covenant, while Esau was providentially excluded from the Messianic line (Malachi 1:2-3; Romans 9:11-14).

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Question: "Why did God love Jacob and hate Esau (Malachi 1:3; Romans 9:13)?" Answer: Malachi 1:2-3 declares, “’I have loved you,’� says the LORD. But you ask, 'How have you loved us?' ‘Was not Esau Jacob's brother?’ the LORD says. ‘Yet I have loved Jacob, but Esau I have hated, and I have turned his mountains into a wasteland and left his inheritance to the desert jackals.’� Malachi 1:2-3 is quoted and alluded to in Romans 9:10-13, “Not only that, but Rebekah's children had one and the same father, our father Isaac. Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad—in order that God's purpose in election might stand: not by works but by him who calls—she was told, ‘The older will serve the younger.’ Just as it is written: ‘Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.’� Why did God love Jacob and hate Esau? If God is love (1 John 4:8), how could He hate anyone? When studying the Bible, it is critically important to always study the context of a particular Bible verse or passage. In these instances, the Prophet Malachi and the Apostle Paul are using the name “Esau� to refer to the Edomites, who were the descendants of Esau. Isaac and Rebekah had two sons, Esau and Jacob. God chose Jacob (whom He later renamed Israel) to be the father of His chosen people, the Israelites. God rejected Esau (who was also called Edom), and did not choose him to be the father of His chosen people. Esau’s and his descendants, the Edomites, were in many ways blessed by God (Genesis 33:9; Genesis chapter 36). So, considering the context, God loving Jacob and hating Esau has nothing to do with the human emotions of love and hate. It has everything to do with God choosing one man and his descendants and rejecting another man and his descendants. God choose Abraham out of all the men in the world. The Bible very well could say, “Abraham I loved, and every other man I hated.� God choose Abraham’s son Isaac instead of Abraham’s son Ishmael. The Bible very well could say, “Isaac I loved, and Ishmael I hated.� Romans chapter 9 makes it abundantly clear that loving Jacob and hating Esau was entirely related to which of them God chose. Hundreds of years after Jacob and Esau had died, the Israelites and Edomites became bitter enemies. The Edomites often aided Israel’s enemies in attacks on Israel. Esau’s descendants brought God’s curse upon themselves. Genesis 27:29 tells us, “May nations serve you and peoples bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers, and may the sons of your mother bow down to you. May those who curse you be cursed and those who bless you be blessed.�

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I understand that the sidewards world was them meeting in the afterlife and the island was the real world, but the writers could have just answered the questions which relate to what we have been watching for the passed 6 years, Why did we not even get a name for the MiB when we got a name for jacob and there brothers, even Dave would have done. but nothing, I dont hate the ending but it was a quicky cop out which in my mind could have been done with more though relating to the bulk of what we have watched rather than ending only answering the sidewards world. There is still room for a lost aftermath which i think should be done to quiet the lost fans who have put in years. we are owed that much at least, respect to the hurley bird. ps. WTF was the hurley bird. JAH

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Right this is very simple:
They all Died together so they have to move on together is the main point.
•The start of lost showed us flash backs to the characters lives and the baggage they had
•The rest of lost showed us them working though the skeletons in the closet and becoming happy in them selfs in away they as a group needed to do it
•Last episode they all come to terms with there daemons and as a group they can continue to heaven.

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One heck of a crash ending for such a good series. What a shame, but I guess the writers themselves became lost in all of their injected twists and turns over the years.

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after that i dont feel the need to buy the series and rewatch it since it was lame

Lost Quotes

Find a suitcase. If there's anything you want in this life, pack it in there, because you're never coming back.

Ben [to Jack]

Why there is a dead Pakistani on my couch?

Hurley's mom
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