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Events on the island itself during the series finale felt incredibly arbitrary. Let's go over them below:

- Rose and Bernard pulled Desmond out of the well, only for Locke to track them down and threaten to kill the couple unless Desmond cooperated. He agreed.

- On the way to the light source, they ran into Hurley, Sawyer, Kate and Jack. Jack said he was fine with going along with Locke to the light because he'd kill him there. How? He had no real plan, but figured Desmond would be a weapon.

- At the light cave, Desmond was lowered down and essentially put the light out by uncorking it and having it escape. Up top, it started to storm and the island started to crumble. Locke said he was right, assuming the island would soon sink, but when Jack attacked him, Locke bled. Somehow, this made him human.

- Which came in handy later on: Jack and Locke fought on a cliff, as Locke wanted to climb down and get to his boat and sail away. Kate snuck up from behind and shot Locke. He died just like that. Jack sent Kate and Sawyer to the boat, so they could get over to Hydra Island (picking up Claire on the way) and meet up with an alive Lapidus, Miles and Richard, who were firing up the Ajira plane. Ben and Hurley chose to stay with Jack.

- When they got back to the light cave, Jack said he basically had to sacrifice himself to reignite the light. He appointed Hurley as his successor. When Jack got down to the cave, he hoisted Desmond back up, saving his life and successfully returned the light. Hurley saw Jack was not returning and asked Ben to help him be the new protector.

THE SIDEWAYS WORLD we later learned was a form of purgatory. Here's how we arrived there:

- There were numerous moments (such as Kate helping Claire give birth, Sawyer and Juliet touching hands) in which Sideways characters were enlightened. They knew who they were completely and what they had gone through. But not Jack. He was the final one.

- Kate tracked Jack down at David's concert and led him to a church, where she said everyone else was. In back? His father's coffin. Jack went there, but it was empty. He was greeted by Christian Shepard, who explained to us all what the Sideways world was:

It was a place the characters created (when Jacob touched them, we can safely presume) on the island. They had all died, some as we saw on the island, others many years later. But they had been waiting here for everyone to arrive. The place was created so they would find each other, rely on each other to accept the past, learn from it - and "move on," as Christian said. To where? It was never specified.

But when Jack stepped into the church, all the castaways were there. They hugged each other and sat down as Christian opened the main door, and let the light in. Quick cut back to the island, where Jack staggers around, bleeding. He falls to the ground. Vincent comes over and lies down next to him.

Jack sees a plane flying above, and we get a close up of his eye. It shuts.

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The writers had us completely convinced that they were brilliant writers and that all the questions that were build up throughout the seasons actually let to an amazing answer that nobody could figure out, but would amaze everyone. In the end they were horrible writers who could not hold their part in concluding anything, but instead wrote off the whole series as a pointless waist of time and nothing needs to be answered/concluded because somehow they all live happily ever after. All those hours of getting still frames from the shows and analyzing costume, set, book tittles, references, etc... all pointless. I would have to say, thanks for nothing. May the writers of Lost never write again until they finish some basic script writing courses and learn the fundamental rules of concluding stories.

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it was just a brilliant the END of the world famous Series LOST wch touches the heart of everone...its finale makes me emotion since i nevr watch them again.. Nothing like than *LOST*

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dead is dead
after that u can't change a thing in ur life or in others
ithink it's just a bambo jambo 2 miss with peopls faith
about the serie in general it's super mega entertaining
10ks 4 all lost team.

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I think the real take away from Lost was not the corny mashed together in a hurry ending they aired. The real take away for me was a motto often heard: "It is the journey that counts" The years of anticipating the next episode was a unique experience and looking back at it that was the best part, the water cooler conversations and getting the popcorn ready, dimming the lights, cranking up the surround sound. All those moments were really where the value was in Lost. The ending was crap, but the journey was memorable.

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Amazing and thrilling and LOST sits at the pinnacle of what T.V. can and should be for its viewers. I cried with them all,I sat and puzzled over what I saw and I was totally connected with the people I felt were friends every week. I understand that there were more questions but it was exactly those questions that kept us all engaged. Six years and we were hooked every week and I am sure all will be discussed for a very long time. A piece of me "moved on" with these friends in the end. Thank You

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I agree with one of the commenters. I could have watched only the first season or just the first few and stopped. It would have been a better show. When the show got sooooo screwy, it would have been better to stop, however Sawyer was GT8 to watch; also Jack & Kate. When it got crazier; it would have been better to stop. I finally trickled to a stop when the add-ons and others
were too big in it but I did watch the finale. At least the "Lost"
from the beginning turned out watchable and acceptable. Gt8 cast!
Would love to see them together again---the first few!

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If you're expecting perfection over a 6 year run from a TV show well keep waiting. Yes there were holes and some slow spots during the run and of course unanswered questions. But don't you get it, all of this was about and for you, us the viewers. There is no one holder of good or evil, thats just a way to skirt responsibility, these things exist in each of us MIB and Jacob were just two guys. I loved that it embraced faith, something more and spirituality, but rejected religion...spot on LOST team. This show reached for something higher than perfection and achieved it. Did they sucker us a bit, you bet or loosley tramslated made us think. I felt thorougly satisfied with the last episode and would tell the cast crew and writers they should be proud of themselves and this work. I felt rewarded for being a loyal viewer. Laying the dog down next to Jack at the end was awesome, my wife was sobbing uncontrollably, now that was dirty pool!!

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LOST turned out to be is a 6-season series made out of 1-season material. The producers/writers are frauds - they played with our emotions and cheated us. They arbitrarily created hype after hype, introducing the impossible after impossible, pretended all these are connected, and continually promised 'logical' resolutions which they never intended to have, or were just not capable to accomplish. If this is storytelling, anybody can be a writer. If this is film-making, everybody is a film-maestro. Anybody can write a detective novel describing an impossible murder, many suspects, many places/time etc, and finish with no obligation to identify the crimanal and conveniently say it was all a 'character experiment'. Well - here's a word of advice for the smug duo (cuse/lindelof) - keep such trashy experiments to yourselves. Why should we use 'our imaginations' to debate your unanswerable plot and failed-story? Would you pay us part of your earnings? If things are left to philosophical debates among the audience, why did we even need the 6th season? Why not finish it in Season 3? Oh yes - I know! That'd mean you'd have made a lot less money. You have the audacity to think people are stupids?

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Kez, How could you possibly "lose" 6 years of your life in just one episode? Have you watched "Lost" just for the final episode? Just for the answer(s)?

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The last Lost episode was pathetic!!!!!!!! The whole time the producers said "no they're not dead" - but they couldn't help put that storyline in at the end, in a different way, so they could say that originally it wasn't that they were dead! I feel like I've "Lost" 6 years of my life, wasted it on this show anyway! I really feel a much more intelligent explanation would have been more acceptable. Sorry guys, you stuffed up!

Lost Season 6 Episode 16 Quotes

Jack: Where are we?
Christian: This is a place you all made together so you could find one another...Nobody does it all alone. You needed them and they needed you.
Jack: For what?
Christian: To remember and to let go.

You're not John Locke, you disrespect his memory by wearing his face, but you are nothing like him. It turns out he was right about just about everything. I just wish I could have told him that when he was still alive.

Jack