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The 'Lost' Diary --

The End

5/24/2010 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Welcome to the final edition of The "Lost" Diary.

Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called The Pledge. The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course... it probably isn't. The second act is called The Turn. The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you're looking for the secret ... but you won't find it, because of course you're not really looking. You don't really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn't clap yet. Because making something disappear isn't enough; you have to bring it back. That's why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call The Prestige." -- Cutter, "The Prestige"

Fair or not, I believe "Lost" will be judged forever based on tonight's finale. "Lost" has been a great show, sure -- it's told some stories, had some great characters, and produced some of the greatest WTF moments in TV history. But, at least for me, it is at its core … a mystery. Mysteries present question and, hopefully, answers.

I don't expect, think or even want "Lost" to answer all my questions in the finale. But sometimes a magic trick is only as good as its reveal. It's time for "Lost" to deliver its prestige.

Let's roll ...

9:00 -- "How long am I going to have to do this job?" -- Jack. Only for about 2.5 more hours. And we're off!

9:01 -- The Oceanic plane with Christian Shepard's body has finally arrived at LAX. Only took six years. I am going to say this now and completely mean it (until I change my mind): I can't give this episode an A without a healthy dose of some Christian Shepard. There I said it.

9:02 -- Slow motion montage at the beginning instead of the traditional slow motion montage at the end. Definitely starting to set the tone.

9:03 -- "Or something." -- Desmond

9:04 -- "No one can tell you why you're here, Kate. Certainly not me." -- Desmond. What percentage of Desmond's lines tonight will sound like they came from Yoda? 50%? 75%?

9:05 -- "MY name is Desmond Hume. And even though you don't realize it, I'm your friend. And as for what I want … I want to leave." -- Desmond. We're at 100% so far.

9:06 -- Jack is passing along Jacob's instructions, which read a little like ransom demands. Head out past by the old shed. There you will you will see a trash can. Put the money there …

9:07 -- "Kinda true, dude. He's worse than Yoda." -- Hurley. That was kinda creepy.

9:08 -- "I gotta bad feeling about this." -- Han Solo, uh, I mean Hurley.

9:10 -- Hurley is trying to jog Sayid's memory (is that the write word?) with a trip to a motel and visit with Charlie.

9:11 -- Hurley shot Charlie with a tranquilizer gun (I am jealous) and while I tried to avoid it … I watched the names in the credits I go by. I can never resist. Let's just say I saw one name that made me very happy …

9:12 -- "Nothing is irreversible." -- Kate

9:13 -- Ben captures Sawyer as he tried to spy on Ben and Not Locke. Did he really think he was going to sneak up on a Smoke Monster?

9:14 -- "I'm sorry I left out the part about the island being at the bottom of the ocean." -- Not Locke. Wasn't the island at the bottom of the ocean in the season premiere?

9:15 -- Vincent? Rose? Bernard? Guess which I am most excited to see …

9:16 -- Bernard was gone for all of about 20 seconds … just enough time to lead Not Locke and Ben directly to Desmond. Sigh.

9:17 -- Desmond agrees to go with Not Locke in return for him promising not hurt Rose and Bernard … ever. Interesting touch there with the "ever."

9:20 -- Desmond knows that Not Locke is taking him somewhere "with a very bright light" … and Ben appears to be carrying some kind walkie-talkie with him. Is he working with someone? Richard, maybe?

9:21 -- Nope, it's Miles … and Richard, who appears to have survived his run-in with Not Locke.

9:22 -- Miles spots Sayid at the concert and immediately calls Sawyer. That's either going to throw a wrench in Desmond's plan … or play right into it. I choose B.

9:23 -- Jin tells Sun there is a doctor coming to see the baby and make sure everything is ok. Hmmm, do we know any doctors that specialize in babies?

9:24 -- Yes we do! Dr. Juliet Carlson. Wait, Carlson?

9:25 -- Juliet is checking Sun's baby … not the first time she's done that.

9:26 -- "Did you see?" -- Sun. I thought the cleaning lady came the other day -- why is it so dusty in here?

9:26 -- "And for the record, you two speak English just fine." -- Juliet

(Side note: the only thing I avoid more than "Lost" promos is commercials/trailers for "Inception." I think it's my favorite movie ever … and I haven't even seen it yet!)

9:30 -- Sawyer catches up with Big Foot, Jacob and Kate to let them know Not Locke is out to destroy the island.

9:31 -- "I'll see you on the other side." -- Jack

9:32 -- "I think I just realized I want to live." -- Richard. Miles found a grey hair on his said … is he free from Jacob's spell now? Can he age? Can he die?

9:33 -- Lapidus!

9:34 -- "In case you haven't noticed, I'm a pilot." -- Lapidus.

9:35 -- Kate tries to shoot Not Locke a few times, cause, you know, she's an idiot. I like when Kate is stupid, it's so old school.

9:36 -- GREAT scene between Jack and Not Locke. I know I jumped on the Jack bandwagon about halfway through the season, but everyone has to be on board by now, right? He is just killing it these days.

9:39 -- No shocker … Juliet is the mother of Jack's son. I think we all saw that coming.

9:40 -- Sawyer walked by Juliet on his way to look for Sun … but didn't "remember" her. Too soon.

9:41 -- Not Locke wants only himself, Jack and Desmond to continue on at this point. Jack agrees, despite not really knowing what to do yet. He sure has a lot of … faith.

9:42 -- "This doesn't matter, you know." -- Desmond. Des is trying to explain to Jack that somehow none of what is going on matters because of, essentially, the flash-sideways.

9:43 -- "Whatever happened, happened." -- Jack

9:47 -- "There are rules, dude." -- Hurley

9:48 -- "I'm sorry, you clearly don't know anything about me." -- Sayid. I need to talk to the maid about this dust problem.

9:49 -- "Sayid." -- Shannon

9:49 -- "Shannon." -- Sayid

9:50 -- "It was worth it." -- Hurley. If I open a window, does that solve my dust problem or make it worse?

9:51 -- Miles, Richard and Lapidus have arrived at the Hydra island and found a gun-toting, conditioner-needing Claire.

9:52 -- Meanwhile, back at the golden waterfall, Jack and Not Locke are lowering Desmond down into the light. My first truly ridiculous sentence that somehow makes sense in the "Lost" universe of the night.

9:53 -- "This remind you of anything Jack? Desmond, going into a hole in the ground. If there was a button down there we could fight about whether or not to push it. Be just like old times ..." -- Not Locke

9:54 -- Great camera shot going down the waterfall, a la the hatch in the finale of season one.

9:58 -- Meanwhile at the concert, everyone is slowly getting into place. To quote one of my favorite movies … it's all happening.

9:59 -- "It's a great pleasure to meet you, Charlotte." -- Farraday

10:00 -- Oh no, something just occurred to me -- I am about to get "You all everybody!" stuck in my head again. Damn you, "Lost"!!!!

10:01 -- The orchestra kicked in and Claire might be about to go into labor. Perhaps I will be spared.

10:02 -- Desmond is walking into the light and it, well, it doesn't seem to be agreeing with him so far.

10:03 -- Desmond moved a rock, the light went out, and now seems to becoming back … red.

10:04 -- "It looks like you were wrong. Goodbye Jack." -- Not Locke

10:05 -- "Looks like you were wrong too." -- Jack, after seeing Not Locke bleed. So … it's a draw then?

10:09 -- Claire is definitely about to go into labor and it looks like Kate might be the one to deliver the child. Sounds familiar.

10:10 -- New rule (copyright Bill Maher) -- Eloise Hawking needs to be in every TV show that airs from now on. Would anyone have a problem with that? And I don't mean the actress, I mean the character. Every show. I'd even watch "Two and a Half Men" if she were on. Ok, I went too far there.

10:11 -- "Water and blankets?" -- Charlie

10:12 -- "it's Aaron." -- Claire. I've run out of dust jokes.

10:14 -- "Do you understand?" -- Desmond

10:15 -- Jack woke up, looking … um, awkward, and went back into the cave looking Desmond. Everything collapsing around me, I probably don't run into an an enclosed space. That's just me.

10:16 -- Sawyer, Kate and Hurley are trying to save Ben. Would you if you were them?

10:17 -- "Son of a bitch." -- Sawyer. Oh my God … is that the last Sawyer "Son of a bitch!" ever? Tear …

10:18 -- I'm going to hold off on adjectives and critique of the episode on the whole so far … but we can all agree that Jack and Not Locke running at each other was like the dumbest thing ever, right? I mean, wow. That was awful. John Woo is watching somewhere and saying to himself, "Really?" The only thing missing was a little slow-mo and a gun in each hand. Let's pretend that never happened.

10:21 -- The Jack/Not Locke fight scene is … ok at best -- but I definitely didn't see the Not Locke stabbing Jack in the stomach part coming.

10:22 -- "I saved you a bullet." -- Kate. Arnold and Sly would be proud with that line.

10:23 -- "You're too late." -- Not Locke. RIP brutha.

10:24 -- And finally the mysterious neck wound is revealed. Brilliant.

10:25 -- "It worked." -- Locke

10:26 -- "You don't remember?" -- Locke. I know he's kinda been there all season, but tonight it's been great to have Locke back.

10:27 -- "I hope that somebody does for you, what you just did for me." -- Locke.

10:31 -- The breaking of the island seems to have stopped, as has the storm. But Jack isn't looking good.

10:32 -- "Just find me some thread and I can count to five." -- Jack. Minor prediction: they all get on the plane, fly away, whatever … and bring Locke's body with them.

10:33 -- "We'll see you there." -- Jin. Brilliant line. Maybe my favorite so far.

10:34 -- Lapidus is doing plane things to get ready to take off.

10:35 -- "Sounds like they're making progress." -- Ben. Quick question: not that it matters, but is there a "bad guy" anymore? Something to defeat?

10:36 -- "No way, you think I'm going down that? I'm with you, dude." -- Hurley

10:42 -- "I don't believe in a lot of things, but I believe in duct tape." -- Miles

10:43 -- "It worked." -- Juliet

10:44 -- "We can go dutch." -- Juliet

10:50 -- "It's over." -- Kate

10:51 -- I can't decide if I think Island Kate is hotter than Not Island Kate tonight. Tough call.

10:52 -- "No, that's now how you know me." -- Kate

10:53 -- Jack had his flash when Kate touched his face -- but to be fair, I'd see all sorts of crazy shit too if she touched me.

10:54 -- Jack, Hurley and Ben are back at the light, which is no longer lit. Seeing as we saw the island at the bottom of the ocean back in the premiere, we know they fail … right?

10:55 -- Jack tells Hurley that he is supposed to protect the island now -- which actually makes a little sense, seeing as how Hurley has been sort of Jacob-esque in the flashsideways tonight.

10:56 -- Jack made Hurley drink dirty creek water and didn't say the magical incantation. I am little suspicious at this point …

10:57 -- "Now you're like me." -- Jack. Still not buying it.

10:58 -- Jack is down in the light cave and Desmond is there, not looking so hot.

10:59 -- "i'll see you in another life, brother." -- Jack. Sounds better when Desmond says it, but still cool.

11:00 -- Sawyer, Kate and Claire are making a run for the plane -- but Lapidus might take off without them.

11:01 -- Jack put the peg back in the hole (?) but it doesn't seem to have done anything.

11:02 -- "Here we go, Frank." -- Lapdius. You can do it, Lawnmower Man!

11:03 -- "Amen." -- Lapidus

11:04 -- It just hit me -- Jack is about to have a visitor …

11:05 -- The light appears to be starting back up. Better late than never.

11:06 -- "JACK!!!" -- Hurley. Dude, Hurley was kinda rude to Desmond.

11:10 -- Locke is out of the hospital and still using his wheelchair. Baby steps.

11:11 -- "I'm very sorry for what I did to you, John." -- Ben.

11:12 -- Apparently Ben wants to stay -- whatever that means at this point -- I am guessing to be with Alex and Rousseau.

11:13 -- Said it before, I'll say it again -- good to have the old Locke back.

11:14 -- "That's how Jacob ran things. Maybe there's another way. A better way." -- Ben. How will Hurley get Desmond back to Penny?

11:15 -- "You were a great number two." -- Ben to Hurley. I have to ask … who does Number Two work for?

11:16 -- Kate and Jack have finally arrived at the church for Christian's funeral.

11:17 -- Jack's alive. End of scene. That was simple.

11:18 -- Minor prediction: Jack is in the coffin. i don't know, just work with me.

11:19 -- Or it's empty. But it has to be him that goes back in the coffin, right?

11:20 -- CHRISTIAN!!!!!!

11:21 -- "How are you here?" -- Christian. Touche.

11:22 -- "I died too." -- Jack. Um, ok.

11:23 -- "There is no now, here." -- Christian. Um, ok.

11:24 -- "This is the place you all made together so you can find one another. The most important part of your life, was the time you spent with these people. That's why all of you are here. Nobody does it alone, Jack. You needed all of them and they needed all of you." -- Christian

11:25 -- Slow motion montage time.

11:26 -- Sucks that Michael wasn't invited. Or Walt. "Lost" is racist! Kidding.

11:27 -- Weird we didn't get a Desmond/Penny moment.

11:30 -- Jack lying on his back, plane flies overhead, and like that … it's over.



(About 10 minutes after I finished watching "Lost," one of my bosses called -- Brittany Murphy's husband was found dead and there was a surreal five minute interview with Lindsay Lohan online. So it's 12:40 AM PT and I have to be at work in less than five hours -- if this part feels rushed incomplete or incoherent, that's why. Sucks. I have been waiting six years to write this part. Oh well.)

A few hypothetical questions to start:

-- You've just watched the "Lost" finale. Suppose a dying friend comes to you. He's only got like a day left to live and he's never seen "Lost." He's giving you … let's say 5-10 minutes of his time. "Hey pal," he says. "I never saw 'Lost' but I don't want to die without knowing what it was about. Don't worry about spoilers, cause I'll be dead tomorrow, just explain it to me. There was a plane crash, right? The island was magic or something? In five minutes, explain 'Lost' to me … go."

What would you say? Where would you start? Do you even know the answer to that question right now?

-- Better question. I had this conversation with my friend Josh today when discussing just how important the finale was to how "Lost" will will be remembered.

If a friend came to you and said, "Hey pal, I am going to star Netflixing 'Lost.' Figured I would just plow through all six seasons. I should do it, right?"

Now that you've seen the finale, what would you tell him? Was it worth it? If the finale was truly awful (which it wasn't) -- would you have told him not to watch any of it? Would you have told him/her to avoid the whole thing since it doesn't pay off in the end?

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Man of Science, Man of Faith

In TV terms, I am a Man of Science (or at least I am to make this analogy work, so bear with me). I like plot. I like story. I only watch shows that have a long-reaching story arcs, no mystery of the week shows for me. So I watched "Lost" for its mythology -- I loved the questions, searched for the answers.

My friend Aaron probably falls in the Man of Faith camp. Sure, he loves that other stuff too -- but he's more into characters. He's argued with me for years that "Lost" is a character study (sort of disguised as a sci-fi show).

For 119 hours, I was a Man of Science -- in hours 120-121.5 I think I became a Man of Faith.

The finale didn't satisfy my Man of Science side, I don't think it ever could have. To be honest, right now, at 12:53 AM, I don't understand the last five minutes. Ok, the flash sideways were never real -- they were Jack's imagination. Maybe? I don't know.

But for every single second leading up to those last five minutes, I was certain I was watching the greatest episode of television I had ever seen.

The whole time, I was thinking of my second question -- what would I do tomorrow or the next day if someone asked me if they should watch "Lost"? -- and all I kept thinking was it was my goal in life to make everyone I know watch "Lost." Every single person should experience that finale. Up until the last five minutes, I was thinking of each person I knew that had never seen "Lost" and how I was going to pitch it to them.

"Lost" is 119 hours of build up … to the greatest 2.5 hour payoff of all-time.

I was converted -- Man of Science, meet Man of Faith.

Then the last five minutes happened … and my Man of Science was a little pissed. Still is.

But I am going to have a little faith.

Sometime between now and the time I die, I am hoping I will read or see something that will help explain it to me. Probably won't satisfy me completely, but I am hoping I find something that will do the trick.

The finale was so amazing though … I wonder if it even matters.

I give tonight's episode an A+. It wasn't what I was expecting -- I don't think it was even what I wanted -- but, like so much of "Lost" before it, it was unlike anything I have ever seen. Truly without peer.

So I don't think this is goodbye just yet. I am sure I will have some ideas and thoughts that trickle in.

But this is the last "Diary," so I feel I should say a few things to those of you who have been reading me for years.

Thank you. I used to write the Diary as a way of sharing my experience of watching "Lost" with my friends. Over the years, as schedules became more hectic, I watched with fewer and fewer people -- until eventually I was watching the bulk of the episodes by myself.

But I wasn't really -- in a way, I was watching with all of you.

So for that, I am thankful.

See ya in another life, brutha ...
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76.

Bianca    

Lawnmower Man! I couldn't figure out what I knew that guy from. Thanks. Anyhoo, I thought that it was a really good episode. I felt that it was way too vague. I wish things would have been more straight forward. It left me feeling like I they were never on the island in the first place...like it was all a dream from heaven. I am glad that I always had dvr and didn't skip going out to dinner on a Weds night.

1522 days ago
77.

@!    

kellygirl-i would like to help as much as i can
Rose and Bernard were there they were seated on Locke's side



their death is left for your interpretation-but as for mine...they eventually died and gather there in the 'sideways time'



Penny-see above



Ben also left up to you on what he is waiting for(maybe Alex)



Hurley's time-left up to your imagination



I think Jack was just the 'last one' to join them

1522 days ago
78.

winks    

When the creators of this show made that promise they should have realized that a good portion of the fans, like me, were looking for answers regarding the mysteries and sciences of the show. Why was Walt special? Who built the statue? What happened to Richard Alpert? He was mystical and pivotal and then what? He's just a regular joe-shmoe now? What happened to Miles? He seemed pretty special with his ability to talk to the dead. He just flew of and lived happily ever after too? And Daniel Faraday? I spent so much time pouring over all of his journal entries. "Desmond will be my constant" connection. For what? What was the point of time travel? Ben in Tunisia? At one point, wasn't he holding a wand, the same one that Jack was holding in the pilot episode? What about this? What was Charles Whidmore's real intentions with the island? How was Ben able to kill Charles when, at one point, they had a conversation about "the rules" and not being able to kill one another? Why did they all have to go back together? What happened to Jin and Sun's daughter? Is she left to be an orphan? I still don't feel like I was told enough about all of the hieroglyphics. Who made them? And what about all of the book references peppered throughout the series? Another biggie, why couldn't babies be born on the island? What was the point of all of the Losties being connected, unknowingly, in their pre-flight lives? It always seemed that it would be revealed how/why they were unknowingly connected. Yes, I was touched by all the lovebirds being reunited but I always knew that that's how they'd end up - together. That was kind of a given. That, in and of itself, wasn't the answer I was looking for. I guess it'll have to be enough. It seems to me though that the creators did a great job of messing up the rubix cube but had a hell of a time putting it back together in the end.

1522 days ago
79.

LOST Forever    

I think it was quite a coincidence that the finale was held on the Pentecost instead of its usual Tuesday night slot.



"Pentecost, also known as Whitsunday, celebrates the birthday of the Christian Church, when the Holy Spirit came upon the Apostles in the Book of Acts."



The biblical narrative of Pentecost is given in the second chapter of the Book of Acts. As recounted in Acts 2:1-6:[4]



"And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language."[5]



While those on whom the Spirit had descended were speaking in tongues, Saint Peter stood up with the eleven and proclaimed to the crowd that this was the fulfillment of the prophecy given by Joel 2:28-29: Acts 2:41 reports: "Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls."

1522 days ago
80.

TJ    

I have been an avid LOST fan.
I wondered if we would be disappointed in the final episode, however I was not.
I had my own theory several years ago, that this was some sort of limbo, or purgatory. The island was a place for people who died & felt like they had unfinished business. There they were able to face their fears, finish things they needed to, accept what has happened, and then move toward the light in peace.

1522 days ago
81.

mar    

I loved it. Any real fan of Lost would have enjoyed it. If you have a one track mind then it would not satisfy you.



I loved how Vincent stayed with Jack as he did not "die alone". I am surprised that was in the diary.

1522 days ago
82.

Yvette    

Daniel:



I feel completely satisfied with the ending. Thanks Lost Diary, I have really enjoyed reading it! Best to you!

1522 days ago
83.

Heather     

Daniel - Thanks for the Diary over the years. I stumbled upon it late (about 3rd year) but always looked for it Wednesday to see if what I though jibed with your thoughts as well.



As for this one, I was with you on the grading right up until the last 5 minutes. Yes, I too believe that ultimately LOST is a character study, but to do such a 180 and go from Sci-fi to schmoopy faith/love-fest the way they did is a bit hard to swallow. I know we were not going to get all our answers, but I think some that were too big were left unanswered (why could women not give birth on the island for instance). Regardless, I do not feel like I wasted time wathcing the last 6 years and will be buying the completed DVD when it comes out to watch again.



Thanks again. What a long, strange trip it has been........

1522 days ago
84.

Lissette    

Loved your diary and you ended it with a lot of emotion. (I seem to have a dust problem at home myself). Thank you for sharing your thoughts. See you in another life.

1522 days ago
85.

vetteman    

Daniel.. Thx for the blog.I looked forward to every Wednesday and the diverse opinions of the many readers on the previous episode..Lost was the best show ever on the tube... If you think about it the ending was the only way the show could have and should have ended... Hats off to the writers; actors and anyone who had anything to do with the show... It will be a long time before there is anther show that will make you think like LOST did..

1522 days ago
86.

ann    

thank you for all of the time you have taken writing the diary for all of us. i know you loved the show as much as me. i feel so sad today - jack's death feels so real. hope you can write your final thoughts soon. great job!



1522 days ago
87.

winks    

When the creators of this show made that promise they should have realized that a good portion of the fans, like me, were looking for answers regarding the mysteries and sciences of the show. Why was Walt special? Who built the statue? What happened to Richard Alpert? He was mystical and pivotal and then what? He's just a regular joe-shmoe now? What happened to Miles? He seemed pretty special with his ability to talk to the dead. He just flew of and lived happily ever after too? And Daniel Faraday? I spent so much time pouring over all of his journal entries. "Desmond will be my constant" connection. For what? What was the point of time travel? Ben in Tunisia? At one point, wasn't he holding a wand, the same one that Jack was holding in the pilot episode? What about this? What was Charles Whidmore's real intentions with the island? How was Ben able to kill Charles when, at one point, they had a conversation about "the rules" and not being able to kill one another? Why did they all have to go back together? What happened to Jin and Sun's daughter? Is she left to be an orphan? I still don't feel like I was told enough about all of the hieroglyphics. Who made them? And what about all of the book references peppered throughout the series? Another biggie, why couldn't babies be born on the island? What was the point of all of the Losties being connected, unknowingly, in their pre-flight lives? It always seemed that it would be revealed how/why they were unknowingly connected. Yes, I was touched by all the lovebirds being reunited but I always knew that that's how they'd end up - together. That was kind of a given. That, in and of itself, wasn't the answer I was looking for. I guess it'll have to be enough. It seems to me though that the creators did a great job of messing up the rubix cube but had a hell of a time putting it back together in the end.

1522 days ago
88.

Zee    

I loved the ending. I totally understand it...well most of it. But what happened to Daniel Faraday? When Desmond was talking to Eloise at the concert, he said they were leaving and she asked if he was taking her son. He said No. And why didn't Eloise why Desmond to show everyone the truth?

1522 days ago
89.

mrsj    

I loved the finale. I loved the last 5 minutes. I don't know why people didn't understand it. If you didn't, please rewatch it and think about it. It's true, not everything was answered for us, but it is LOST, did you really expect it to? LOST made the viewer think. It has expanded our minds. We are to use our imagination for some things. And some things don't have answers, just like in real life.
I think the last scene with Vincent lying with Jack, the eye closing, was perfect, and even though I bawled my eyes out, I loved it.
Damon Lindelof put into words exactly how I feel- he tweeted last night what he has said will be his last words about LOST: "Remember. Let go. Move on. I will miss it more than I can ever say."



1522 days ago
90.

Anon1984    

The interpretation that most people "got" and are satisfied with is the same one that I "got" as well, but I don't understand the satisfaction. The flash sideways wasn't real, it was created (you don’t have a son), love is all that's really "constant" or "real", Kate and others went on to live longer lives (I've missed you). Regardless of when the characters all died, they all ended up at this church at the same "time" because time ceases to exist there. Here are my gripes. Many believe that the island was "real" despite the many clues and hints that the ISLAND was purgatory (characters only died after finding peace or redemption, the test they performed on Sayid is a test they perform in Egyptian mythology to determine good or evil in purgatory, the statue being Toweret, infertility problems, etc.) and just accept that all of the very un “real”istic things that happened there are “real” sans explanation. But then if Jack dies in the jungle, THEN experiences a "purgatory" - in loose terms, in the alternate reality - before moving on and letting go, we're supposed to believe that there is No connection between the island and an afterlife dimension other than the characters? So why was that same light on both the island AND in the church, for one? Maybe they did die on the plane, the island was a purgatory of sorts - for redemption, and then the alternate reality was a purgatory in sorts for remembering. That would be a two part process that would need to take place on separate realms of reality in order for the deceased to be present in the second. They obviously played with multiple dimensions throughout the show which leads to your questioning “reality” anyway. Even if they were in "purgatory" the whole time, the characters could have had real experiences with each other and experienced death again (it was all just about finding love, which transcends all other reality). More than the obvious Christian themes I spotted Buddhist references - the wheel, the Dharma initiative. It was like the island was a place for reincarnation and rebirth. From this reincarnation they were all able to break the cycle of birth/rebirth by knowing love, letting go and reach Nirvana (the light - heaven, sophia, christos, whatever you believe in). Being in a "purgatory" doesn't necessarily equal you’re being judged between evil and good, only that you can't let go and move on from earthly things outside of the strict bible interpretation. But say this isn’t correct, they didn’t die in the crash, the island is tangible on our dimension (or one that could bleed into ours with high levels of electromagnetic energy – some Ghost Hunters believe that this is how ghosts can sometimes communicate with us), and the afterlife aspect was solely about Jack’s test - why bother having everyone else "remember"? Especially ones whose journey did not presumably end with the island – why would They need to go to this created world in order to reach Nirvana if the island and experiences afterwards weren’t something separate of their pre-island reality and it was all about Jack’s transition? If the island experiences were “real”, um, what the he** was Jack experiencing? They never Really explained the Smoke Monster. It’s as simple as he was “evil” and no one could let him out? Come on, that’s a little lame. Jack “saved” the world from this unexplained evil? Doesn’t evil exist on earth anyway? I was excited for a minute in the finale, when I realized that the Man of Faith and Man of Science had become the new MIB and Jacob, only that their roles were now reversed, and I was downright pumped when they ran at each other in the rain, neither wearing black or white, but both in outfits drenched from the rain appearing grey but then MIB just dies and that’s the end of the whole dispute. After six years of admiring the writers however it’s difficult for me to swallow the pill that they threw intelligent concepts at me without an intelligent design and I’ll probably always hold out hope that there are secret threads to it all. I do wonder if it could have Gnostic undertones, I wondered that beforehand when they introduced the “light” and I wondered if Jacob could be an archon. Their ability to “create” their own alternate reality added to this being a possibility as well. Many Gnostics also believe that there are “others” who cannot create like we can, only mimic, and this would explain the infertility, the experiments, the Smoke Monster’s uncanny resemblance to an Islamic/Egyptian Jinn. I even said that if this were the case they would probably have to leave it Very ambiguous since these beliefs are still seen as blasphemous to many.

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