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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 23, 2010 #81 of 1741
    fliptheflop

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    I loved it although I would like to know what happened to some of them before they died. Once they were at the church and Jack figured it out I was hoping they'd rip off six feet under at the end and show how each died. What confuses me is why it took so long for Jack to figure out. If he died before a lot of them. Does that mean Kate was one of the last to die since he needed her and his dad to realize it?
     
  2. May 23, 2010 #82 of 1741
    vertigo235

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    Probably the same way they were teleported from the plane when they returned.

    Remember this is a magical island.
     
  3. May 23, 2010 #83 of 1741
    chronatog7

    chronatog7 Ill 'Gotten Gains!

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    Where was Richard? He was supposed to die at some point too.
     
  4. May 23, 2010 #84 of 1741
    TBoons

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    Ok... I stopped watching Lost season 1 after they started hearing noises in the woods. I think episode 2. What happened since then? In a nutshell of course.
     
  5. May 23, 2010 #85 of 1741
    Gai-jin

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    Huh? I thought it was pretty clear that the nuke did go off, after Juliet beat on it with a rock? Didn't we actually see the explosion from the topside point of view?
     
  6. May 23, 2010 #86 of 1741
    BeanMeScot

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    Ana Lucia "wasn't ready" either.
    He is the constant. ;)
     
  7. May 23, 2010 #87 of 1741
    astrohip

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    They answered everything that mattered to us as characters. The rest, not so important.

    Fantastic ride. :up:
     
  8. May 23, 2010 #88 of 1741
    vertigo235

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    Remember Anna lucia wasn't ready either.
     
  9. May 23, 2010 #89 of 1741
    MonsterJoe

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    everybody dies.
     
  10. May 23, 2010 #90 of 1741
    vertigo235

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    Oh the nuke definitely went off.

    The nuke just didn't have the intended effect.
     
  11. May 23, 2010 #91 of 1741
    Mike Wells

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    And why didn't Jack turn into a smoke monster? (I thought for sure they were setting up Jack as a new MIB versus Hurley as new Jacob) He took the bath in the glowing water and ended up blasted outside somewhere, I'd guess.

    And while I'd like to know some of those answers about the mythology, I am still satisfied. Four toes on a statue or not doesn't affect our story.
     
  12. May 23, 2010 #92 of 1741
    BeanMeScot

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    I agree. I think I understand enough about what the light was to be satisfied. It was the electromagnetic heart of the island. That's why it had to be Desmond to unplug it.
     
  13. May 23, 2010 #93 of 1741
    fliptheflop

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    The island is mysterious. Questions Answered.
     
  14. May 23, 2010 #94 of 1741
    Turtleboy

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    How is it possible for the nuke to have gone off if the Island was still there? Wouldn't a nuke have destroyed the island? Since they moved into the future and the island was still there, ergo, clearly, the nuke didn't go off.

    Everything you saw about the plane landing, and the island on the bottom of the sea didn't really happen and was after they were dead.
     
  15. May 23, 2010 #95 of 1741
    BeanMeScot

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    I had predicted weeks ago that Hugo was going to be the next guardian of the island. I knew it was just too easy when Jack took the reins. I loved that Hugo asked Ben to help. That's all Ben ever really wanted, was to take care of the island. He wasn't good enough to be #1 but I think he would make a great #2.
     
  16. May 23, 2010 #96 of 1741
    jdfs

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    A lot of filler in this episode. I have to agree it seems like they made some of this up as it went along or at some point in the middle when they planned the number of episodes left. No way the original story arc had this ending. Too much emphasis was made in the first few seasons on things not nearly so important in the end, e.g.:
    1) Walt
    2) Darma
    3) Libby
    4) Pregnancy issues on the island
    to name a few.

    All of these were important plots at the time, but in the end, not so important.

    So the finale can be summed as:
    1) They killed smokey by temporarily shutting down the islands powers and killing him while he was mortal
    2) Restarted the islands powers to prevent the island from sinking
    3) Revealed all the flash sideways were a sort of purgatory for the Losties as they all eventually died, but it was not shown how they all bit it
    4) They all finally remembered their past life by running into the right person
    5) They all went to heaven together, except for Ben and a few other more minor characters.
     
  17. May 23, 2010 #97 of 1741
    zync

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    I think folks are using a little too much revisionist history if looking back they're saying it was all about the human characters and the island mythology was secondary.
     
  18. May 23, 2010 #98 of 1741
    Turtleboy

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    I don't think it did.

    How could it have gone off? The island was still there.

    Unless all the nuke did was propel them back into the future (present).
     
  19. May 23, 2010 #99 of 1741
    dianebrat

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    Good boy Vincent!
    I bawled at every damn trip down memory lane, but Sun's 'I remember" was fantastic, still didn't beat Sawyer and Juliet, that one had me pausing to catch up.

    One of my favorite verizon blips in the pre-show "you took 6 years of my life, and I don't want them back" (paraphrasing)

    A great ending in my book, I had my doubts they could pull it off, but they did.
     
  20. May 23, 2010 #100 of 1741
    wouldworker

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    Which is it? Did those things not happen or did they happen after everyone was dead?
     

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