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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 #201 of 1741
    pcguru83

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    Well I suppose I'm in the minority of those who are disappointed. I'm still trying to fully grasp everything that just happened, but I'm not too happy with what I just saw. Maybe it's just me, but the whole idea of a sideways "purgatory" and an afterlife with a bright light that takes them "home" just seems so incredibly corny to me.

    I need some more time to think things over, but I don't feel that the finale has changed my opinion of this last season of Lost. I still maintain that the sixth and final season that just concluded could almost stand on it's own. It's a story all to itself, and a much different story that, quite frankly, I found pretty boring on the whole.

    Bottom line, I don't like the fantasy and overly-supernatural turn that LOST took towards the end. The finale I saw tonight was not the finale to the sci-fi show I started watching six years ago.
     
  2. May 24, 2010 #202 of 1741
    ScottE22

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    That's what makes me think there's something more to this that no one has teased out yet. The previous 5 seasons can't be just backstory for the purgatory subplot. Can they?!?
     
  3. May 24, 2010 #203 of 1741
    Turtleboy

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    No, the purgatory is epilogue.
     
  4. May 24, 2010 #204 of 1741
    mostman

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    We are supposed to assume that the flash sideways stuff happens WAY in the future. The timing of Jacks death to his coming around to being dead was just a stylized way to do it.

    The point was that Jack was the man of science. The guy who doesn't believe. The guy who ended up sacrificing himself on a belief. Watch the scene where it appears, briefly, that plugging the stone back in didn't do anything. He had come full circle....was it justified....

    Jack coming around last was brilliant. He finally gave in and trusted faith. Both in life, and death.
     
  5. May 24, 2010 #205 of 1741
    uncdrew

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    I was in mild horror when I thought they were going to do a blooper reel at the end. Then I thought that would have been awesome.


    I was pretty satisfied with this, but mainly because it mirrored my belief in the afterlife pretty closely. I'd like to think the people who I most enjoyed and most loved will be there for me when it's time.


    What's interesting is how predictable all our replies are. You could make a list of the people who would love this ending and who would hate it. :p

    ... and just as predictable, I'm content and satisfied, but certainly not blown away. It was touching and dramatic. Loved the score. Really came to like these characters. I put it in my top 10 series, but towards the bottom. Six Feet Under, The Wire, MASH, Arrested Development were more enjoyable to me.

    Bye Bye Lost. Thanks for the fun, and thanks for ending on top and not dragging it on.
     
  6. May 24, 2010 #206 of 1741
    DavidTigerFan

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    I think I liked it, but really, why have the purgatory at all? It's like the writers couldn't think of answers as to what the island was and other questions so they figured they'd pull a fast one on us and start talking about the sideways.
     
  7. May 24, 2010 #207 of 1741
    Turtleboy

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    For anyone who thinks that Jack died in the Pilot and the whole thing wasn't real, Jack was wearing different clothes. In the Pilot he was wearing his suit, and at the end it was a T-shirt and jeans. If they wanted it to be him dying to start with, they would have put him in the same outfit.

    Not only that, he saw the Ajira Air plane fly overhead!

    Why did they show the wreckage? Just because. No reason. To say goodbye. To show that the show was over. No meaning in the show at all. There's no there there.
     
  8. May 24, 2010 #208 of 1741
    whitson77

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    What a giant cop-out. The ending could have been great, but the Unitarian doo doo finale sucked balls.
     
  9. May 24, 2010 #209 of 1741
    ScottE22

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    Regardless of what becomes the generally understood ending, I will go on record as saying it's been an amazing ride for six years. Unlike some shows that inexplicably continue well past their prime (if they ever had a prime - "CSI: Miami," I'm talking to you!) Lost ended before it had the chance to get too ponderous.
     
  10. May 24, 2010 #210 of 1741
    Fool Me Twice

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    Harold Perrineau on Kimmel says he thinks Michael is doomed to haunt the island as a whisper forever--not that the actor would know. I'm not sure why Michael wouldn't get the redemption that others did.
     
  11. May 24, 2010 #211 of 1741
    madscientist

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    Nadia was not there because she wasn't Sayid's true love. I did find it a bit harsh that Helen wasn't there. I guess Locke didn't love her that much either (well, he wouldn't give up his father for her so...)

    Christian said that the island was the most important thing in their lives and the relationships they forged there caused them all to want to meet up after death.

    What I don't understand is why people say there wasn't a plan. Obviously not every minute, or even every minor plot point, was planned out: you can't do that in a TV series because actors leave or die or get really tall really fast or get busted for DUI, etc. You have to change things around: that's life. But the writers said they had a plan for the story. People who don't know anything about it at all say they didn't. I guess you just have to decide who you trust.

    What about Juliette? She was there and she wasn't on the plane. No, there's absolutely no question that the island really happened. Christian told Jack as much at the end.
     
  12. May 24, 2010 #212 of 1741
    uncdrew

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    Boone was there alone too. :(
     
  13. May 24, 2010 #213 of 1741
    mostman

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    You have it because it's the absolute end of the story.

    Put it this way. What if it ended with everyone leaving the island? Boo. What about the island just blowing up and everyone biting the dust at the same time? Also bad.

    With this ending, we know where it all ultimately ends up. We watched the Losties meet. We watched them bond and grow together. We even watched some of them die. In the end, we watched them make their final journey together. It completes the arc.
     
  14. May 24, 2010 #214 of 1741
    Wil

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    The Bob Newhart bit they did for Kimmel was tremendous though. All is forgiven!
     
  15. May 24, 2010 #215 of 1741
    betts4

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    Maybe Boone and Locke can hook up. :p

    I was thinking Nadia and Helen weren't there because they never were on the island.
     
  16. May 24, 2010 #216 of 1741
    Honora

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    I remember seeing a print cartoon showing the broken 4-toed statue, and from another angle you see the rest of the statue on the ground and it's Homer Simpson.
     
  17. May 24, 2010 #217 of 1741
    DavidTigerFan

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    Ok, I get that, but still, I think it left too many questions that I think they didn't have an answer to. They all set aside time in purgatory because of this great event in their lives, but we know nothing about why it was such a big event.
     
  18. May 24, 2010 #218 of 1741
    shaown

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    I liked it. Good ending, not sure how it could have been done much better.
    They brought a lot of good emotion up from the early seasons. I actually enjoy the transition of the show from its early to late format (though Season 1 is still the best).

    I am curious if they will give in to the pressure to make some more cash and do some followups on the post island / pre purgatory life for:
    The folks on the plane that escaped + Rose, Bernard, Desmond, Hurley, and Ben, and ... they could have them find Jack and keep him alive.

    I hope they don't though - I think it ended at the right place.
     
  19. May 24, 2010 #219 of 1741
    jwreiner

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    I haven't read all the interviews with the people behind Lost, but friends of mine who have tell me that they admitted the whole Jacob/MiB story-arc wasn't conceived of until around season 3. Can anybody confirm whether that is true?
     
  20. May 24, 2010 #220 of 1741
    jdfs

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    Jack was not the last to die. Don't confuse what they showed on the island. He just happened to be the last to remember.
     

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