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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. ebf

    ebf New Member

    Mar 21, 2005
  2. rlc1

    rlc1 Frakking idiot

    Sep 15, 2003
    Plaistow, NH
    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. Fool Me Twice

    Fool Me Twice >>>>>>

    Jul 6, 2004
    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. dtle

    dtle Active Member

    Dec 12, 2001
    Philly, PA
    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. SoBelle0

    SoBelle0 Go Big Blue!! TCF Club

    Jun 25, 2002
    Decatur, GA
    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. Anubys

    Anubys KMT Soccer Playa

    Jul 16, 2004
    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. mrdazzo7

    mrdazzo7 Active Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    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. xuxa

    xuxa Active Member

    Oct 8, 2001
    When did Hurley die? Why was he in the church?
  9. jwreiner

    jwreiner New Member

    Aug 19, 2003
    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. tewcewl

    tewcewl New Member

    Dec 18, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    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. mostman

    mostman New Member

    Jul 16, 2000
    Wow. No sir. You need to watch again. The island was real.
  12. tewcewl

    tewcewl New Member

    Dec 18, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    He died at some point in the future. We don't know. But he was there for his friends.
  13. fliptheflop

    fliptheflop New Member

    Sep 20, 2005
    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. mostman

    mostman New Member

    Jul 16, 2000
    We don't know. Could be hundreds of years after the events of the finale.
  15. Wil

    Wil Senile Member

    Sep 26, 2002
  16. ScottE22

    ScottE22 How YOU doin'?

    Sep 19, 2003
    Loveland, CO
    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. xuxa

    xuxa Active Member

    Oct 8, 2001
    If that is the case why did they have to wait for others like Jack etc.
  18. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    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. unicorngoddess

    unicorngoddess Wooooonicorngodess

    Nov 19, 2005
    Lewisville, TX
    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. cmontyburns

    cmontyburns Excellent.

    Nov 14, 2001
    Houston, TX
    If you found the slightest bit of emotion in the ending, it refutes this comment entirely.

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