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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 #241 of 1748
    SocratesJohnson

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    Yes, the writers found a loophole that let them shove the purgatory angle in there. :thumbsdown:
     
  2. May 24, 2010 #242 of 1748
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    Loved it!

    The finale didn't try to do everything. But what it did try to do, it accomplished exceedingly well.

    I was even touched at Sayid and Shannon reuniting, and I always thought they were a horrible couple.

    Here's part of my post from the 5/17/06 episode:

    I didn't get a lot right about this show, but in the end, I think the 60/40 split holds up pretty well.

    Although Locke and Sayid thought they were the most important people in their lives, at the end of the day, they simply weren't.

    In other words, he was the last to "let go."

    My favorite line of the night.
     
  3. May 24, 2010 #243 of 1748
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    Didn't Christian say the Losties created the sideways world as a place they could meet and help each other move on to whatever comes next? So, do the other (non-Lostie) people in the sideways world not exist? Hurley seemed to think Ana Lucia was real, she just wasn't ready to go yet. Desmond seemed to think Daniel and his mom were real people as well. Did they help to build the world too? If they didn't help build it and they are real people, why are they there? Who helps these other people move on? What about bad people like Keamy--are they real? (Why isn't Keamy stuck on the island as a whisper?) And I'm still stuck on where are other loved ones like Ji-Yeon and Aaron? Other family members? And I can't accept that Shannon is Sayid's true love--it was Nadia.

    I'm really struggling with this. So glad I'm not working Monday.
     
  4. May 24, 2010 #244 of 1748
    mqpickles

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    1. Someone else at least hinted at this, but I think Ben didn't want to go in because he's waiting for Alex. One thing I would change about this episode would be to have Ben say something about having someone left to wait for.

    2. No one from the freighter was at the church, right? Wonder what happens to Miles. He became one of my favorites.

    3. Stained glass window in the church was interesting. A cross, crescent, Start of David, yin/yang, ... and a donkey wheel.
     
  5. May 24, 2010 #245 of 1748
    MickeS

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    This!

    Well, yeah. They were making an ongoing series that the networked hoped to extend many seasons - of course they had to keep making stuff up! I am pretty sure that they had a basic idea of the end game, and that when they also had an end date in mind, they got the rest of the story together. The last couple of seasons have felt very coherent and purposeful.

    They'd be foolish not to leave hooks for future "Lost"-related projects.

    I really do not get why someone who feels like this even bothered to watch this show before. Half the series (flashbacks/flashforwards/flash-sideways) have been almost-unheard-of-for-TV character based. They have obviously been tied into the island mystery (especially the last season), but the main focus has been to build a solid emotional ground for the characters we see in the island storyline.

    That this part of the show, which was always incredibly important and made the show different from a lot of similar shows, seems to have been ignored or despised by so many that apparently watched the show, is hard for me to understand.
    Seriously? Did you also come away from "The Phantom menace" upset that Lucas didn't delve more into exactly HOW the Midichlorians communicated with the Force? And why didn't he explain WHAT the Force is? And in "Raiders of the Lost ark", I can't believe there wasn't an explanation exactly of HOW God knew to kill Nazis and WHY it was enough to close your eyes to escape death?

    As for the stuff about the characters, see my previous paragraph. If you didn't care about what happened to these characters, I can't figure out why you watched the show.

    This episode, like the Jacob/MIB centric one a couple of weeks ago, were some of the most straightforward "Lost" episodes there have been. I am not sure why people think they were dead on the island the whole time.
     
  6. May 24, 2010 #246 of 1748
    dagojr

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    This has to be the best comment EVER!!! lol
     
  7. May 24, 2010 #247 of 1748
    MickeS

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    The "tender moments" montage on Kimmel made me LOL. :D
     
  8. May 24, 2010 #248 of 1748
    MickeS

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    Check out seasons 1 to 6. :p :)
     
  9. May 24, 2010 #249 of 1748
    speedy4022

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    Yeah sadly the ending seemed like the writers getting lazy. I enjoyed the episode up to the last few minutes and the ending fell flat.
     
  10. May 24, 2010 #250 of 1748
    dandrewk

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    I'm trying to remember - in the pilot, did the dog find Jack in the bamboo forest?
     
  11. May 24, 2010 #251 of 1748
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    Yes. And in the (non-canonical?) mobi-sodes, Christian sent Vincent to wake Jack up saying, "We've got work to do."
     
  12. May 24, 2010 #252 of 1748
    MickeS

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    Yes. If it wasn't a shot for shot replica of the opening shots from the pilot, it was pretty close.
     
  13. May 24, 2010 #253 of 1748
    atrac

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    Ugh. I have many people who ditched the show a few years ago who are going to ask me about the big finale and want me to answer questions for them. I'm going to have to tell them that pretty much everything they saw had no explanation and the finale only explained the final season that they didn't watch.
     
  14. May 24, 2010 #254 of 1748
    MickeS

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    I would say that the sideways view is a combined vision, based on the common experiences of the people in it. To be honest, I don't really care too much about what exactly it is - I know what it represents and that worked for me. I can understand the point some have made about the sideways being an afterlife feeling like a way to "cheat" though, even if I don't feel that way.
     
  15. May 24, 2010 #255 of 1748
    MickeS

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    Like what? I can't think of a whole lot of things in the island reality that still need explaining...
     
  16. May 24, 2010 #256 of 1748
    JYoung

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    No, every interview I've seen with Cuse and Lindelof in the past five years has them saying that the show is about the characters and less about the mythology.

    And if you hadn't figured that out by "Walkabout", I don't think you were paying attention.

    When was Lost ever a Science Fiction show?
    I never got that from watching the show.

    I walked away from the Phantom Menace thinking Lucas had screwed the pooch.


    My one complaint: Shannon???!!!! Shannon is Sayid's true love?
    Not sure I buy that.

    Overall, I am satisfied with the finale and I will admit to tearing up at the end.
    I was a bit disappointed that Jack was initially chosen as Jacob's replacement because I thought that Hurley would have been a better choice in the long run so I appreciated how it all worked out at the end.

    I see that at the heart, Lost is Jack's journey from a man of science to a man of faith and how he had to call upon his faith at the end.

    The only other thing I'd like to see answered is what was the intended storyline with Walt?
     
  17. May 24, 2010 #257 of 1748
    dagojr

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    confused about Eloise(sp), she seemed to know as much as she did in the previous seasons.. how does that tie in??
     
  18. May 24, 2010 #258 of 1748
    dagojr

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    Reminded me of Six Feet Under's ending.
     
  19. May 24, 2010 #259 of 1748
    503Blunts

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    Well, The Wire's safe.
     
  20. May 24, 2010 #260 of 1748
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    David doesn't exist? That sucks.
     

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