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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 #221 of 1741
    betts4

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    I liked the nod to Jack's father. Somebody said "really his name is Christian Sheperd?" and then at the end....he is the one that sheperd's Jack in to meet the rest of them.
     
  2. May 24, 2010 #222 of 1741
    Wil

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    Three of your last five posts constitute about the best writing I have seen about the series. You were a good audience.
     
  3. May 24, 2010 #223 of 1741
    martinp13

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    I never watched an episode of Lost, but I thought I'd tune in for the finale. Except for the commercials, I liked the pace. Good music. The Target commercials were great. :) Obviously I don't know much of anything about the show, so I can't comment on how good or bad I thought it was. I can buy into the "sideways as purgatory" explanation posted here... that makes sense. I couldn't figure out why Jack wandered into the middle of the bamboo and died there: I see here it was a nod to the pilot ep... always nice.

    When everyone took a seat in the church, were they in the same seating arrangement as on the plane? Some looked spread out (4-wide on the left?)... I thought that would have been an interesting touch.
     
  4. May 24, 2010 #224 of 1741
    JMikeD

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    It's quite possible, as the story details are initially done in pretty broad strokes for the most part, and refined as you go along. There's nothing to "admit", it's normal.

    In any event, the story has been told and it's over, and the producers said they told the story they wanted to tell.
     
  5. May 24, 2010 #225 of 1741
    betts4

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    A Galaxy...
    I liked it when Locke said "Jack, I am surprised. I mean you are the obvious choice". It was funny because everyone was saying it couldn't be Jack because he was the obvious choice. Then it was him. And then it became Hurley after all.

    The fight scene with Jack and Locke at the end on the cliff was awesome. And the last kiss from Kate. Yes.
     
  6. May 24, 2010 #226 of 1741
    T-Wolves

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    I loved the finale -- maybe the best 2.5 hours of TV I've ever seen. But then again Lost is my favorite show of all time (so far).

    That said, I do have some disappointment about how much of the show ended up being irrelevant or misleading.

    But frankly, after 6 years, that was the essence of Lost for me -- fantastic storytelling, great emotion, and lots of interesting mysteries, some of which were important, some of which were irrelevant. But the show always kept me coming back for more.

    It was a great ride, and I'm glad I was around to see it. Supposedly the DVDs and Blu-Rays will have an additional 20 minutes of finale footage. I might as well order my copy now.... :up:
     
  7. May 24, 2010 #227 of 1741
    betts4

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    I am going to go with the theory that they weren't dead on the island. The sideways life was what they could have been if they weren't flawed and I am not sure if they even went to purgatory or if they just finally were able to merge the two lifes and live the one together where they have each other and all is good.
     
  8. May 24, 2010 #228 of 1741
    JMikeD

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    It wasn’t purgatory. It doesn't fit the theological definition and the writers have said that it wasn't.
     
  9. May 24, 2010 #229 of 1741
    brermike

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    Wow, incredible! I loved it and was completely satisfied with the ending. Sure, there were some questions that weren't answered, but so what? Most, I can fill in the blanks myself. In the end, it was as emotional and epic as anything this show has ever done. What more can one ask for in an ending? And Jack dying in the same place he started - doubly incredible!
     
  10. May 24, 2010 #230 of 1741
    MickeS

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    Without reading what anyone else thought, if I had to sum up the finale in one word: fan-f**kin-tastic. One of the best, if not THE best, episodes of TV I've ever seen. I will miss this series. :(

    I bet many will disagree about the very last scenes, but I thought it was amazing. I'm a big weepie, so I was sobbing through the last 10 minutes of the show.

    Now off to read what everyone else thought, and see how bad the episode really was. ;)
     
  11. May 24, 2010 #231 of 1741
    Maui

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    Nut as someone said, wasn't Juliet there? Penny? Shoot, even Desmond was not on the original flight. He was already on the island and caused the crash.


    Maybe he was deemed as not being important enough to the others? After all he was not on the island that long and oh yeah, there was the whole murder of 2 women issue.
     
  12. May 24, 2010 #232 of 1741
    appleye1

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    I agree, it was more like limbo, but not really that either. I'm sure someone can come up with a more proper term.
     
  13. May 24, 2010 #233 of 1741
    vman

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    And that the universe was "broken" due to the detonation of the bomb and they had to fix it to resolve the flash-sideways alternate reality?

    :)
     
  14. May 24, 2010 #234 of 1741
    tewcewl

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    Just a minor correction. It isn't footage from the finale, but completely new filmed footage, all to answer additional questions they couldn't fit in the show. I'm hoping they do the outrigger one. The Dharma drop and the Hurleybird are dead-ringers as those are the questions they've previously hinted they'll answer.
     
  15. May 24, 2010 #235 of 1741
    toddorts

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    No, the writers said the island wasn't purgatory. They never commented on the flash-sideways. I think it's pretty clear that it's a purgatory-like place.
     
  16. May 24, 2010 #236 of 1741
    MickeS

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    Me too. Literally, YELLING at the TV. I only do that during sports. :D Amazing ending to an amazing series.
     
  17. May 24, 2010 #237 of 1741
    MickeS

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    Not that it matters, but the rule is against starting a thread earlier than 1 hour before the show starts, which is why jkeegan started it when he did (exactly 1 hour before the EDT start time).

    I kinda enjoy the ongoing commentary too.
     
  18. May 24, 2010 #238 of 1741
    sonnik

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    I wouldn't spoil Kimmel until his show airs on the West Coast, for what it's worth. This thread should really only be about Lost for another couple hours.

    There are people on the West Coast and in Alaska/Hawaii that may want to browse the thread while they are waiting for Kimmel to start.
     
  19. May 24, 2010 #239 of 1741
    DUSlider

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    I thought the finale was excellent. To those that say they hated it and season 6 made seasons 1-5 irrelevant. Think about it this way.

    The writers always said it was about the people and their experiences and lives together, the island was secondary, the island was just sort of where it all happened and made things even more interesting.

    Season 6 doesn't happen or make sense without seasons 1-5. Those connections and relationships between the characters would have never been built and the ghosts/spirits at the end would have no reason to wait for each other.
     
  20. May 24, 2010 #240 of 1741
    hefe

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    Michael will team up with Ben in a new sideways spinoff called "After-L*O*S*T"
     

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