‘Lost’ Series Finale Review & Spoilers Discussion

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[UPDATE: If you're feeling like the series finale left a ton of unanswered questions, check out our in-depth Lost Finale Explanation.]

This is it. The day that Lost fans have been waiting for. After six years, we now know the whole story of what happened to the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 on its way to Los Angeles. Never before has a crash on a mysterious island been, well, so mysterious.

For now we’re putting this up for you to discuss the Lost season/series finale and we’ll update it with our in-depth review shortly after the the show airs.

Considering Lost is such a unique show, it’s only appropriate that the final episode be as unique. With two-and-a-half hours to wrap up the series, all your questions should have been answered. Alright, maybe not all of your questions – finale or not, this is Lost after all.

Of course, when it comes down to it, it’s not about whether all your questions have been answered or what exactly happened to Hurley’s CD player when the batteries died, it’s about the journey and whether you loved the series finale or hated it, you can’t deny one thing… this has been one hell of a journey.

That being said, if you’re posting comments here, assume that anyone in the conversation has seen the series finale of Lost – if you haven’t seen the episode, what are you doing here? Get to your TV and watch one of the most talked about finales in television history.

In all honesty, if you’ve yet to see the finale, I would highly recommend that you don’t read these comments here until you have. You’ve been warned.

Review –

The screen has cut to black for the final time on Lost. The epic conclusion to one of the most critically acclaimed television shows in history has aired, leaving only one question – did creators Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof give fans a finale worthy of all the anticipation?

Okay, maybe that’s not the only question that remains.

It’s been an incredible season, with a solid mix of shocking moments and deserving reveals, but Lost definitely saved the best for last.

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Of course, some viewers will still be frustrated by the amount of interpretation (or lack of irrefutable answers) sill left in the wake of the finale, but I thought the balance between closing up the plot, while refraining from spelling-out every imaginable answer, was well handled. Though Lost has become popular on the basis of the hook, “what’s going to happen next” – the primary focus of the series has always been the characters.

Ultimately, the finale did a great job of completing these stories. There were a number of especially powerful moments – Jack and Christian’s reunion, Locke’s post-surgery recovery, Ben and Hurley teaming up to run the island, and Locke and Jack watching from above as Desmond is lowered into the heart of the island (a throwback to the season 1 finale). Both Locke and Jack’s deaths felt like natural conclusions – moments they’d been led toward from the start of the series (i.e. handled significantly better than the death’s of Jin and Sun).

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The off-island reunion, which could have felt forced, ultimately ended up serving as nice opportunity to reunite with characters we hadn’t gotten to see in a long time: Boone, Shannon, and Juliet (though, where was Mr. Eko?) – giving closure to some of the character’s who were sacrificed along the way. The flashes to the island also did a great job of not only allowing viewers a glimpse at how far we have come, but also provided a few of the most touching moments of the night – especially Charlie and Claire’s reunion.

The on-island drama did a solid job of clarifying a few of the more subtle points developed over the series, while also driving the characters toward the inevitable show-down between Jack and Locke – as well as the fate of the island. The dialogue between Locke and Jack was especially poignant – drawing from years worth of personal history and summing up the evolution of Jack’s movement from a man of science to a man of faith.

The passing of the torch to Hurley was also great. Though having to watch the group fumble around for a water bottle to complete the initiation ritual made what was a surprising and enjoyable moment – sort of awkward.

One question that wasn’t answered – and the only thing that felt like a missing piece of the puzzle was the lack of closure to Sawyer’s “Anthony Cooper” plot-line (brought up early in the off-island sideways).

Sure there are numerous questions that haven’t been resolved, but this particular plot-thread was the only one re-emphasized this season – and then completely dropped. Maybe it’s just the fact that the Juliet/Sawyer relationship has always felt a bit rushed (from the viewer’s perspective) – and their moment at the vending machine was all the closure we ended up getting for Sawyer – one of the most interesting characters on the show.

Then of course, the show ended. Given the fact that Lost has shot multiple endings in the past, (coupled with speculation over the “endings” that aired on Kimmel), there’s been a lot of theorizing about whether or not Cuse and Lindelof had other ideas for how to end the series – theorizing the creators have repeatedly dismissed.

The “moving on” reunion was the only ending envisioned for Lost. While it may not be the definitive, end-all, that some question-eager fans would have liked, it offered proper closure to the story of the characters we were introduced to with the crash of Flight 815.

Final Thoughts -

The Lost series finale succeeded in the same way as the literary works that inspired it. It may not have answered every mystery or attempted to tie-up hundreds of years worth of island mythology but, like any great work of storytelling, the finale made us think.

Lost has carried viewers excitedly from episode to episode and sparked countless conversations around the water cooler, challenging viewers with subjects ranging from spirituality to time-travel – some of the greatest questions of the the universe.

Ultimately the biggest question that remains, at least for me, is: just how long it’ll be before Disney announces a Lost spin-off feature film or television series. Cuse and Lindelof have been adamant about not being interested in telling any more Lost stories but, ultimately, Disney owns the franchise.

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The Target commercials that aired during the finale definitely hint at a dark future for the franchise.

Personally, I hope this is the last we see of Lost - instead of having to watch the show get tarnished by a series of money-grabs (especially if Cuse and Lindelof aren’t at the helm).

What did you think of the Lost series finale? How do you interpret the ending? Are you hoping for more Lost (in the form of a film or new series) or are you ready to let go?

Confused by the ending? Check out our in-depth Lost Finale Explanation.

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Thanks to Anthony Ocasio for getting the spoiler discussion rolling.

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  1. I’ve also got a question. I’m german so I might have just misunderstood.
    The other ‘dimension’, where the Oceanic didn’t crash, was something like ‘heaven’. Or a place for people, who ‘can’t move on’ to heaven. So when they were there, they already were dead. But I thought Hugo couldn’t die, cause he’s the new Jacob? Or does this scenario take place, when Hugo already found a replacement as protector of the island, so when he wasn’t immortal anymore?
    And why is there also a place on the island for dead people who can’t move on (how Michael said)?

    This are the only questions that more or less ruined the finale to me. To expect to get answers concerning the island would be like asking what the meaning of life, or who god is (to carry it to extremes)!

    So all in all I was pretty satisfied with this series finale.
    And for the record: best series ending was the finale of the O.C. :). (I’m not even a girl, but it’s a great series anyway)

  2. I’ve also got a question. I’m german so I might have just misunderstood.
    The other ‘dimension’, where the Oceanic didn’t crash, was something like ‘heaven’. Or a place for people, who ‘can’t move on’ to heaven. So when they were there, they already were dead. But I thought Hugo couldn’t die, cause he’s the new Jacob? Or does this scenario take place, when Hugo already found a replacement as protector of the island, so when he wasn’t immortal anymore?
    And why is there also a place on the island for dead people who can’t move on (how Michael said)?

    This are the only questions that more or less ruined the finale to me. To expect to get answers concerning the island would be like asking what the meaning of life, or who god is (to carry it to extremes)!

    So all in all I was pretty satisfied with this series finale.
    And for the record: best series ending was the finale of the O.C. :). (I’m not even a girl, but it’s a great series anyway)

  3. well jacob is not immoral, he died didn’t he?

    and the other flash sideways is a life between living and death to move people from real life to after dead. so hurly and ben both died.

    for michael i believe he is still in the island as a whisper because he is not ready to move on (he is still sorry for killing ann losyia and libby)

  4. Even though i wasn’t that happy with the ending, but i miss lost soo much :(

  5. J.J. Abrams : F*** YOU!

  6. I WATCHED THE SHOW BECAUSE OF THE MYSTERIES THAT THE ISLAND PRESENTED, NOT BECAUSE THE CHARACTERS AND… WHICH WERE SOLVED?
    NONE!!!
    JACK GOT CLOSSURE… SO FRICKIN WHAT???
    WHO CARES IF JACK HAD DADDY ISSUES??? I DID NOT SEE THE SERIES BECAUSE OF THAT NOR ANY OF THE CRAPPY SOAP LIKE DEVELOPMENTS!
    WHY WERE THESE GUYS ELECTED TO GO TROUGH ALL THE SERIES IN THE FIRST PLACE? WHY WAS IT POSSIBLE FOR THE CHARACTERS TO MOVE TROUGH TIME? AND MOST IMPORTANT: WHAT WAS THE FRICKIN ISLAND???????
    STUDIO SHOULD BE SUED!!!

  7. i agree with you zona

    • my theroy at the end of season six’s finale episode, where the wreaked plane shows up during the credits is the original plane that crashed. like in the first episode when jack wakes to find himself in the bamboo field and comes out to find the survivors walking around and etc…. reality was that they all died on impact…
      i think that they were on that island to play a game with mythical characters like a fairy tale or a old greek legend… which are always dramatic and always seem to be based on sibling rivalry…
      i believe that all the “surviours” were tested in certain situations to see how they could cope being a team and how to forgive themselves and eachother to move on to the next stage.
      it was pretty much a game of ‘after’ life….
      how to conquer the fear of death even when they were dead already

      • I would just remember that since a long time Wikipedia states that: “Several of the more common fan theories have been discussed and rejected by the show’s creators, the most common being that the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 are dead and in purgatory. This was specifically denied by J.J. Abrams.”
        So, what’s the trick here? That they are not in the purgatory?
        Sorry, but really too disappointing.
        I was just hoping that the screenplayers were not lacking originality and creativity so much to make the end of such a serie a “oops, we are all dead guys. The Christian Sheppard will help us let go”.
        What the f…???
        Are you kidding us?
        Unbelievable.
        Since the laste episode (the 16, what they died for) Jacob say that these people were chosen for a precise reason, because no one of them had nothing to lose, and so that one of them could protect the island.
        Which island? There is no island, they are all dead and the island is just a sort of limbo where died people can get used to the idea of being dead???
        Chosen for what? Chosen to die?
        NO SINGLE ANSWER TO NO SINGLE QUESTION on this serie has been answered, and this finale shows in an ineluctable way that those who make series just play with us. THey have NO IDEA what they are really doing and where they are bringing us. They are just making money, using us.
        They create something, strange, interesting, and then, little by little, thry complete the story. TO make it last longer and make more money, they make it more complicated. Till a point that they have NO IDEA how to end it, and they do it in a poor, stupid, banal way.
        SO many years, to get to this…
        I will NEVER more watch any american serie. 4400 was deleted when it just needed few episodes to close, such a lack of respect…
        Heroes became more and more stupid with time.
        Lost ended in an incredibly stupid way.
        I feel that I am loosing my time here.
        Now it is very clear to me, that there is no mutual relationship between the creator of a serie and the one who watch it. They do NOTHING for us. They just want money.

        • You did not understand the ending dude…..The island was real….all that happened was real…everything that happened in LOST was not Purgatory…..They all died the way we saw them die….the only part where they were shown to be in purgatory was the “flash sideways” in Season 6……Jack died in the island, so did Sun,Jin, Boone, Shannon etc. Sawyer,Kate and all possibly died on their way or died much later in their lives but they all came together here because as Christian said, “There is no NOW at this place”

          So it wasn’t like they died in the air crash and the entire island story was their afterlife….it was only their season 6 flash sideways which was the afterlife bit…

          I personally loved it…because LOST according to me was always more about characters, emotions, the mystical elements were just by-products, add ons or whatever….and the series finale revelation in that sense made it really special….showing how each one of them envisioned their life to be through their afterlife period….what they wish they were, what they wished their life was….

          • Fortunately after watching 3 months of this
            “Series” I decided not to partake in this
            nonsensical conglomeration of sideways,afterflashbacks(is this a word), and subtitles telling of different plot stories for
            each character. This television series made no
            sense from its inception.
            Myriad viewers were glued to the tube because it
            “promised” to be more fulfilling, but
            like in the “emperors new clothes” I saw through
            this crappy series and tuned it out, it was naked in script,acting, writing, direction and naked in plot.I think everyone watching this series who actually enjoyed it would probably be cult victims if recruited. The producers of this “series” where
            always laughing behind closed doors because those
            who watched this series were “Lost” themselves
            trying to make sense of the nonsensical.
            And with the finale they got the last laugh all
            the way to the bank.
            Suckers.

  8. I don`t det how the people on the plane died? Kate, sawyer, Claire and so on..

    • Everybody dies some time. Either they got back to civilization and lived out the rest of their lives or ended up not making it back. Eventually, though, they died. Jack had his imaginary other life in the alternate timeline and so did everyone else (the whole idea of the purgatories was just dumb in my opinion) and they eventually became aware they’re all dead and ready to move on. Everyone who Jack’s soul needed to meet before moving on showed up and wished him well before he proceeded to the afterlife. We only saw Jack’s afterlife meeting. I’m sure each of the other characters had a different mix of people around them as they entered the afterlife.
      I don’t know all of this for certain, but it’s what I’ve been able to piece together.

      • Oops, I didn’t mean to call it an alternate timeline. Imagined life/purgatory is what I meant. And again, dumb idea, the purgatory. I mean some sort of purgatory, okay. But a whole imagined life? I can’t imagine what they were thinking, except maybe it was a good way to mislead us and keep us thereby hooked for longer.

        • Fortunately after watching 3 months of this
          “Series” I decided not to partake in this
          nonsensical conglomeration of sideways,afterflashbacks(is this a word), and subtitles telling of different plot stories for
          each character. This television series made no
          sense from its inception.
          Myriad viewers were glued to the tube because it
          “promised” to be more fulfilling, but
          like in the “emperors new clothes” I saw through
          this crappy series and tuned it out, it was naked in script,acting, writing, direction and naked in plot.I think everyone watching this series who actually enjoyed it would probably be cult victims if recruited. The producers of this “series” where
          always laughing behind closed doors because those
          who watched this series were “Lost” themselves
          trying to make sense of the nonsensical.
          And with the finale they got the last laugh all
          the way to the bank.
          Suckers.

  9. After Jack replugs the hole and everyone leaves — how does he get out. He’s badly injured (actually dying) so he obviously couldn’t have climbed out himself.

    • Just like how the Smoke Monster (well his body) get out after he becomes the Smoke Monster. He is ‘transported’ for lack of a better word, to the rocks outside the cave

  10. MMM, I had tons of things to say…. meh! I forgot.

    I won’t say I liked all of LOST. The first season seemed focused and well laid out. The others seemed conflicted and even desperate at times. They fought to keep the story coherent and in the end, just wanted to wrap it up and say good bye and go spend their money. I wasn’t apart of the journey of making LOST, so I am far less sentimental and wasn’t expecting a sentimental ending.

    I think during making of the series the writers experienced personal and life changes and it affected the direction of the show along the way. So basically, what you started with is not what you ended with because the focus shifted.

    I also think the writers had many hidden messages they could only say under their breath. Everyone enjoys redemption and love except Michael, why? Compared to Sawyer and Sayid he is by far the most noble and made everyone of his selfish decisions strictly for the benefit of his son. It seems like at one time the whole black and white should get along thing was on top of their mind, but in the end I lost the message. Basically, white lock is better for Walt than his dad. Interestingly, Walt was at one time “special,” but I feel like they abandoned that entire idea and went for a moor..ehem, more a eurasian / white jew version of biblical and historical matters than dealing with anything they had on their mind at the start. Maybe as a demography blacks moaned and complained about Michael’s portrayal and they just abandoned it all together, or maybe one writer got assaulted by someone black or maybe that idiot black basketball player pulling a gun in a damn locker room got to them, don’t know. Sayid is worst than Claire as a negative character somehow. But perhaps they were afraid of a fatwa being launched at them by Muslims cuz they stayed away from keeping him that way. In fact, Claire committed murder no less, and even axed some poor black guy. Maybe the Eko think really peeded them off. Cuz no one who killed on the island is allowed to leave when they die, or so I thought, they ended up being whispers. But all of the white characters are flawed but by the last episode except Ben and Sayid and the others under the direction of Whitemoore (EVEN HE WAS REDEEMED) and the evil Locke (xD! Was there a good one?) murdered just to murder.

    All I know is what LOST wanted to address is by far a hard topic, and like most hard topics, they went for the convenient and easy. The statue is Egyptian (possibly Horus, or Seth and likely Taweret) yet the people likely to have built it being those who washed up on the island and had Jacob and Mr. No-name’s mother aboard seemed hellenized norse to me, or some greekic-romanicky thingy people who I can’t place and scream anachronism at.

    Anyone concerned with the science and numerology of LOST puzzle me. Everything is pseudo-science to start with, and often LOST loses me in it’s science which is half “magical” half science, but in fact is neither. It sounds very much half the time like hobbyist of physics, and in no way practitioners.

    So that they ended up telling you lot, “Let go” and to stop looking for answers to all the mysteries they dreamt up in the first place so how could they possibly explain them to you, is not strange to me. They have no answers. They themselves are flawed. And the story ultimately feels that way too.

    Hell, Ram Das…er I mean Richard Alpert could be RA the Egyptian sun God for all I know, after all, his initial is R.A.

    • Answers were implied, even promised. Answers were given, but we were fooled, because the answers just spawned more questions. Now they’re saying, Buy the DVD for the remaining answers.

    • @Jacob

      Next time you post a link to a video that requires a PARENTAL WARNING how about mentioning that in your post.

      And what the heck is the deal with posting this here anyway? Or you simply spamming the thread?

  11. Richard Albert = R.A.

    R.A. = Ra (Egyptian God of the Sun)

    I bet there are numerous play on words, letters and or symbols like this throughout the series.

    Might be fun to come up with a ‘Size Degrees of Lost’ like game that enumerates these easter egg like secrets.

  12. i really want them to have another ending. with more answers :(

    i can’t really stop thinking about lost. because i love the show and the writers not only killed the characters at the end, but they killed me. :(

  13. I’ve known this feeling before. I was once conned out of a lot of money (for me) and I had exactly the same feeling I have now. One of disbelief and anger. Probably how John Locke felt when his dad took his kidney and then discarded him. It makes you want to go Sayid on them.

  14. you said it exactly how i feel halfvulcan

    it is soo sad :(

  15. Yes I know,
    That’s how they want to sell their DVD coz they knew what they did was wrong.
    Also they said there is 14 minutes of hurley and ben’s journey

  16. I agree with you guys. This empty feeling comes from the fact that we tuned in every week to find out more. If we had answers we would miss the show but we wouldn’t feel cheated. We would be glad that we watched this show all the way through and were a part of this. Now its just like the biggest waste of time ever.

  17. Just watched the last episode of Lost and I must say, I’m sorely disappointed. Oh sure, they tied up the story line nicely. But it was anticlimactic and lame!

    The show, through the seasons, felt a bit like the flow from a fire hose, really powerful and full of all sorts of twists and turns. Then with the finale, it was like someone turned off the tap and the water just sort of dribbled out until the hose was empty.

    I think that considering how heart-wrenching the rest of the series was, the end was too “Disney” … it just doesn’t seem like it should be a “happy ending show.”

    Obviously just my opinion here… but I would have liked to see a much more dramatic ending. I mean c’mon, how many people tried to kill pseudo-Locke, and then Kate just shoots him and Jack pushes him off a cliff? How come she was suddenly able to kill him when no one could before? And before, I thought that the alternate timeline was really cool, like maybe they’d actually changed history… but really, they just died and went to some special meeting place? Puh-LEaSe!

  18. @Mercedes: Locke lost his supernatural powers as soon as Desmond pulled that rock off the source. That’s why he bled when Jack punched him and said apparently he was also wrong. I would have like to see a more intense/hard to kill death for Locke, though.

    @fgsll: Jack is able to escape from the cave the same way Jacob’s brother’s dead body “escaped” when he became the smoke.

    My biggest question is what happened to David (Jack’s son). His existence was not … real? How come it was so easy for Jack (and for Juliet) to leave his son behind … if he even existed.

    Also, what are the implications of Benjamin staying outside? Does that mean he did not moved on or let go? Was he staying in the “purgatory”? Was he going to “hell” (or an equivalent)? Does it have anything to do with his so-called daughter, and not having a reunion with her?

    I would have like it to end with all of them reuniting and staying in the alternate life (which Juliet achieved by blowing the bomb). Maybe have a party a la Star Wars finale with Jack smiling at the spirits of his father Christian, Jacob and Jacob’s brother (did they ever say his name?).

    • I entirely agree with you.
      I loved the LOST shows, especially from the beginning I’ve never found a series so exciting. However the end kept wanting me to see more and more and more.. I knew the end of LOST was close during the last few episodes, even though I hoped not too see one. There are way to many questions left for this confusing and marvelous show :D.

      Unfortunately every show comes to its so called “End”.

    • I was completely stumped on the issue of Jacks son (David). Did he, or didn’t he exist??? They seem to want u to believe he does, and then when Jack tells Locke (post surgery), that he needs to go find his “son”…Locke replies, “you don’t have a son”…so yeah, got lost their. also, why did they bother to show a 3yr. old aaron, and then proceeded to show him in “purgatory”, as an infant? and i’m just going to assume that Jin & Sun had their baby girl, they died, while she survived(?????). k. i dunno. btw, Jacob’s brother’s name was Sebastion. The “mother” says it only once, when he’s a young boy and he asks his “mom”, “what am i?” and she replies, “you’re sebastion”.

      • she didnt say sabastian, she replied to him “your special”

  19. Lost was only the biggest CON and the largest SCAM ever played on TV Series.

    I keep navigating the internet just to see more and more people trying to give reason to the producers and writers… trying “explain” or to give meaning where it has none – to me only to ease their own anguish for this ending.

    So, here is the REAL truth about Lost: it was a millionaire Serie, promised to keep their massive audience at all cost, and by doing so, the only way they found was to keep sticking “mysteries” on the serie – all of wich had implied “promises” to reveal themselves on the furure, thou it never happened.

    For me, the writters lacked imagination and reasoning to be able to explain the whole serie and mantain coherence, so they decided to keep this farse until it ended and had already gathered the profits they wanted to gather. Thats all, and in the end, we were the assholes who gave’em credit during all these years.

    Whats the point? To say that only because someone spilled some philosophers and religious names during the serie don’t make these people specialists on what they’re saying. Anyone is able to spill “Locke”, “Rouseau”, “RA”, “Horus”, etc on a TV show without needing to show any coherence on the timeline.

    Sorry to you fans, but for me, this serie is just a big #FAIL anda a huge SCAM.

    See ya. =\

    • Spot on Leonard, just look at their ‘explanation’ of the finalé (http://screenrant.com/lost-finale-explanation-kofi-61464/) that basically explains nothing and just sums up all the unanswered questions in the series. It is an absolute joke… the numbers brining bad luck and the ‘rules’ of the Island are the dumbest aspect for me… it’s not even explained what the ‘light’ is besides some psuedo-new-agey non-answer b*******.

  20. Some of you may be interested in this following post. It compares Lost and the BBC’s Ashes to Ashes, which concluded its series on the same weekend as Lost. Interestingly, both series ended up having the same plot line, where the main characters were in fact dead! Very interesting coincidence…

    http://open.salon.com/blog/kanuk/2010/06/07/living_dead_lost_versus_life_on_marsashes_to_ashes

  21. I still need a different ending :(
    still can’t let gooooo!

  22. It was a great long con, but now its over. I found the finale to be meh. It had tear producing moments, and less than epic battling, and the sideways reveal took a lot of air out of the real world dire conflict, as a one-two punch for the sci-fi inclined (timelines converging theories vs hey this is the afterlife played out against the pre-death meet-up thusly needing no mechanism for resolving the two with each other).

    I enjoyed seasons 1 thru 5, and overall give the series a B-. The finale, a C, but one that curved the whole series downward. It’s an ending, one of many that could be written, and the writers had a right to it. Cheers. I’m very interested in the DVD/download figures as the market divides.

  23. I think the writers made up the plot as they went and they deliberatly created dramatic cliff-hangers to punctuate commercial and other breaks. After six seasons, the writers lost track of the ultra complex continuity. As always happens in such cases, they wrote a controversial ending for us to babble about the series forever.

    The finale is full of eternity symbols (the ankh cross, moving on to after-life, etc) but lots of sub-plotting created during the series simply fell off the continuity cliff altogether (just like Locke/MIB in the final scenes).

    A good example of this change-it-as-you-go storyline construction (or disconstruction) is the literary device that was the Island’s mysterious statue at the foot of which resided the demi-god fraternal twins locked in eternal combat (do you get the mythological hint?). The statue teased us with its fragmented feet and back-only glimpses for several seasons. This was to make us wonder if one of the characters wais responsible for the whole story line i.e. Hurley having a dream. Every season had at least one or two such “teasers”. The introduction of the nebulous Jacob was to tintillate us bible-mythology-knowers with the thought that the island might be Jacob’s Ladder: the way to ascend to heaven. But it turned out to be just one guy’s name and the statue turned out to have a crocodile-face and meaningless.

    All in all I would classify LOST the series as a masterpiece of dramatic tension, perfectly suitable for commercial TV. Be careful not to look for too many answers…works of fiction are not obliged to provide them all; in fact the best fiction just leaves everyone arguing (like the DaVinci Code) over non-questions.

  24. Certainly, LOST was the most unique TV series to come along in a long time – perhaps ever. Ever since Season 1, I have waited for the DVD seasons to come out so I could watch the episodes all at once. Having to wait a week in between was frustrating and made it harder to follow.

    The writers should be commended for providing such an intriguing story about the nature of the human condition with respect to fear, hope, trust, love, and redemption. Though some may be disappointed with the finale, this journey gives hope for the struggles we face in life. These characters experienced great difficulties among each other, but in the end they also were able to find peace.

  25. though not what i expected to be the ending but kinda feels okay and explainable.everyone dies

  26. Like many Lost fans, there were unanswered questions for me too – mainly to do with the finale – so here goes :-

    Can anyone explain why Michael/Walt were not in the church at the end? This question also applies to Vincent, the dog.

    Where was Mr Echo for the finale?

    Why were Desmond & Penny in the church? Desmond was never on the Oceanic flight but perhaps his presence was due to the fact that he lived in the hatch for 3 years – but Penny? She didn’t ever visit the island so why was she in the church?

    Jack & Juliette’s son – David – was he real?

    Why didn’t Ben join them in the church? He declined the invitation to go in by Hurley, saying he had some stuff to sort through – what stuff? where would he have ended up?

    The pilot – he was originally on the trawler – then re-appeared as the pilot of the second plane to crash on the island – was he real? did he die and when/where did he die? That goes for Miles too!

    There are more questions for me, but the ones listed above are the main questions concerning the finale – if anyone has any explainations/theories, I would be happy to hear them :)

  27. If the people who was in the plane that took off made it then why were they in the “meeting world”? I understand that in this “meeting world” was meant to be a place so they could find each other. What I don’t understand is the gaps in time. Was this place many years after everyone died? Including those who did not die on the island? I thought Ben and Hurley was going to run it for a while. They did not die and therefore should not have been in the “meeting place” timeline. Thats why I think the “meeting place” was after the events on the island.

    I mean, the island still needed to be protected. I think if the series ever was to be made into a movie, a lot of those gaps could be filed. I just wanted more. Not more storylines added but completing the ones already there. In the last season, they were adding people left and right. I mean…what the crap was “Jacob’s Crew” all about.

    The finale was really rushed and was not thought out clearly. I know I am playing Monday morning quarterback but still…

    I watched this series not as it happened but straight though via online media. All 6 seasons in the within the last month. (I stopped watching after season 2) So I think I have a fresh memory in thinking how much was missed. I think it was rushed because it just cost too much money to keep going. I think greed played a part in Lost. This should have been 7 seasons instead of cramming 6 and 7 into one. I think that is why it failed to deliver.

    At least it was better than Heroes ended or Sarah Chronicles They were just shut off and that was it. I am glad Lost at least got a chance to close it somewhat.

  28. Anybody wanna buy the complete dvd collection of Lost unopened in it’s original packaging? I won’t be wasting my time sitting through this pointless series only to be disappointed again. Make me a decent offer and they’re yours, otherwise they’ll become very expensive frisbees or coasters or even toilet paper if I run out. What a waste of time and money.