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Lost - "The End" 5/23 series finale (spoilers)

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by jkeegan, May 23, 2010.

  1. May 24, 2010 #181 of 1741
    ebf

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    +1
     
  2. May 24, 2010 #182 of 1741
    rlc1

    rlc1 Frakking idiot

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    Exactly. It was just a writing gimmick to keep us wondering all season. If they needed to meet each other in the afterlife, then they could have all just appeared in the same place without all the nonsense of Desmond and Charlie needing to have near-death experiences in order to remember. If they were all dead in the sideways, why would anyone have a near-death expeience anyway?

    A finale for a show like this, which has built itself up with six years of mysteries, needs to answer at least one or two of those mysteries. This finale didn't do that.
     
  3. May 24, 2010 #183 of 1741
    Fool Me Twice

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    I understand completely. Also, part of my struggle is dealing with the death of all the characters I love (technically it's some sort of afterlife, but still...)
     
  4. May 24, 2010 #184 of 1741
    dtle

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    My biggest unanswered peeve:

    1)Why and how were there still food drops by Dharma?

    2)What's the big deal about keeping MIB's name unknown?
     
  5. May 24, 2010 #185 of 1741
    SoBelle0

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    Said the exact same to my friends... Absolutely Loved it! Just still digesting those last 10 minutes or so. Reading more from y'all is helping me come to terms with it...

    Goodness!! I'll miss this show, and these people, and this crazy stinkin' Island sooo much.

    And, this.
    Target rocks! :)
     
  6. May 24, 2010 #186 of 1741
    Anubys

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    a nice Finale...it all flowed very well except the last 15 minutes; which really dragged...

    I always thought it would be Hugo...so I'm happy how it ended...I'm also glad Ben stayed and NOT as a new smoke monster...
     
  7. May 24, 2010 #187 of 1741
    mrdazzo7

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    I'm getting a kick out of all the commercial complaints, especially since I'm reading them on a TIVO FORUM... I waited 30 minutes before watching and didn't have to see a single commercial. Didn't phase me a bit because I have a Tivo and use it.
     
  8. May 24, 2010 #188 of 1741
    xuxa

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    When did Hurley die? Why was he in the church?
     
  9. May 24, 2010 #189 of 1741
    jwreiner

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    TV shows definitely have a huge challenge in delivering a yes on the question you identify. But is it really so bad to want the answer to be yes. It is yes for a lot of other entertainment: books, movies, plays, musicals, operas. Charles Dickens managed to write serialized novels where he certainly seemed to know where things were headed from the start. So the writers having a plan would seem to be a good thing to hope for. Does anybody affirmatively hope the writers don't have a plan?
     
  10. May 24, 2010 #190 of 1741
    tewcewl

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    How are people still missing this? It was NOT purgatory, what we just watched for six years. The only thing that was purgatory was the flash-sideways, which have clues provided in lines by Kate, Ben and Hugo.
    1) That question and some other ones will be answered on the season six DVD.

    2) The producers have said they will not reveal his name as it's not important to them.

    I can't believe it's over. Slowly sinking in for me.
     
  11. May 24, 2010 #191 of 1741
    mostman

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    Wow. No sir. You need to watch again. The island was real.
     
  12. May 24, 2010 #192 of 1741
    tewcewl

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    He died at some point in the future. We don't know. But he was there for his friends.
     
  13. May 24, 2010 #193 of 1741
    fliptheflop

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    You should try and re watch the end
    Jack saw the plane before he died. And Jin and Sun both saw how they drowned. Hurley was the keeper of the island for awhile after Jack.
     
  14. May 24, 2010 #194 of 1741
    mostman

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    We don't know. Could be hundreds of years after the events of the finale.
     
  15. May 24, 2010 #195 of 1741
    Wil

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    Magic.
     
  16. May 24, 2010 #196 of 1741
    ScottE22

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    I haven't posted much lately, but I'm always reading the excellent discussion here about LOST. I wanted to weigh in and say that I hope it's not as simplistic as "they all died in the crash," or "the sideways flashes were purgatory."

    Given that, I'm wondering what was up with showing the wreckage in the end? Was it to show us that there were no survivors? I saw what looked like man-made structures in the background which supports the theory that they survived the crash, but I could be wrong.

    Alternately, if the sideways flashes were their "purgatory," then (a) the first 5 seasons were pretty irrelevant, and (b) why weren't Lipidis, Miles, or Richard there?

    Lipidis, Miles, and Richard not being there lend some support (in my mind) to the theory that they've been dead since the beginning due to the fact that none of them were on Oceanic 815.

    Obviously, I still need to process this a bit...

    Personally, I don't think they died in the crash, but the finale was pretty intense so I want to re-watch.
     
  17. May 24, 2010 #197 of 1741
    xuxa

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    If that is the case why did they have to wait for others like Jack etc.
     
  18. May 24, 2010 #198 of 1741
    dswallow

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    Long...
    You needed to wait more like 45-50 minutes. I waited 32 minutes and ran out of buffered program to fast forward through just a bit later than the 1:45 mark. So I had to find something else to do for a little bit before continuing... actually didn't bother going back to finish watching till it was almost over (live), anyway.

    More importantly, Breaking Bad will momentarily clear out the horrible taste left in my brain from Lost. :)
     
  19. May 24, 2010 #199 of 1741
    unicorngoddess

    unicorngoddess Wooooonicorngodess

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    So why did Jack have a son with Juliet in the sideways? What was the point of that?

    I don't like how they made the series finale all about the stuff that happened this season. It's like the previous 5 seasons didn't even matter.
     
  20. May 24, 2010 #200 of 1741
    cmontyburns

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    If you found the slightest bit of emotion in the ending, it refutes this comment entirely.
     

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