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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. MickeS

    MickeS New Member

    Dec 26, 2002
  2. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

    Nov 11, 2002
    Richard was never the Island protector. His immortality (or at least incredible longevity) was a gift from Jacob. So presumably once Jacob died, or maybe once the mantle was passed to Jack, that gift was revoked.
  3. SusieK

    SusieK New Member

    Apr 27, 2010
  4. Anubys

    Anubys KMT Soccer Playa

    Jul 16, 2004
    I went back and watched the finale again...

    watching it for the first time, I was anxious to absorb it all...not to miss anything...looking for clues and hints...etc.

    I never really sat back and enjoyed it...

    now that I knew what was going on, the second time was much better than the first...a great finale is now a fantastic finale for me...

    two minor things:
    1. everyone remembered in a burst of memories. Jack remembered (by the coffin) in slow motion :up:
    2. hated hated hated that Kate was not in the black dress inside the church (she changed into some grey slacks and blue/green blouse) :thumbsdown:
  5. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Isn't it funny what those newbies get excited by?

  6. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    Kate's legs looked great in that dress and heels.
  7. ronsch

    ronsch New Member

    Sep 7, 2001
    Since it seems to be implied that Hurley and Ben spent a ling time as the Island's protectors, it's pretty safe to assume that they were the last of the group to die.
  8. Fool Me Twice

    Fool Me Twice >>>>>>

    Jul 6, 2004
    The adventures of Hurley and Ben. :)


    Also this one (can't figure out how to display it here):
  9. drumorgan

    drumorgan a "dry" funny

    Jan 11, 2003
    Just want to point out that MIB becoming (not releasing) the smoke monster was confirmed in the finale. I know that the only source I had before was Wikipedia, and that was disputed as not necessarily canon.
  10. drumorgan

    drumorgan a "dry" funny

    Jan 11, 2003
    Did we ever get a name for MIB?
  11. BitbyBlit

    BitbyBlit .

    Aug 25, 2001

    Yeah, it's just my interpretation based on what I saw in Lost and read in these threads. These threads definitely took my understanding of Lost to a level beyond that which I could have achieved alone. And I don't think I would have even cared to analyze Lost as much as I did without them. So thanks to everyone who contributed! Even the most wild and off-track theories (such as Sun and Jae not having had sex :D) still at the very least kept us thinking about Lost.

    This has been the most rewarding television experience I've ever had. (Although I hope it's not all downhill from here.)

    However, I do kind of agree with Rob in that part of me wishes they would have answered some of the more technical details. But at the same time, I can understand how that might have detracted from the emotional impact of the ending. In the same way that Star Trek doesn't go into all the mechanics during the show, but there is external material that explains things in more detail, I'm hoping we get some of that via the DVD extras and perhaps other mediums.

    I know Damon and Carlton have said they were done with Lost after the finale, but they might have done stuff before like they did with the DVD extras, and they perhaps could be persuaded to contribute non-TV Lost material.

    The funny thing is, I felt kind of like Desmond while watching the finale. Before going in, I had faith that they would answer a bunch of the detail questions that I had. Well, my faith in what would happen failed. But my faith in the writers paid off. The ending was far better than anything I imagined, and I'm glad they ended it the way they did.
  12. mmilton80

    mmilton80 Custom User Title

    Jul 28, 2005
  13. BitbyBlit

    BitbyBlit .

    Aug 25, 2001
    Well, continuing with my theory of Life and Anti-Life, Life seemed to have a strong relationship with electromagnetism. Perhaps the plug itself wasn't the barrier between Life and Anti-Life, but caused Life and Anti-Life to interact in such a manner that they formed an electromagnetic field that served as a natural barrier between the two.

    Desmond's immunity to strong electromagnetic fields allowed him to pull the plug, but once the plug was pulled, there was no more field. At that point, there was only Anti-Life being released, to which he was just as vulnerable as Jack.

    As far as why there was no new Smokey, Jack was at peace when he was in the cave, so he wouldn't have corrupted any of the new Life. And there likely wasn't much, if any, new Life while he was down there anyway since he had just restored the flow.
  14. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I'm sure someone's writing Hurley/Ben stories.
  15. Shakhari

    Shakhari Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    There's some rumors floating around that his name was originally supposed to have been Samuel, but the producers decided for whatever reason to not reveal it.
  16. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

    Mar 27, 2001
    As some of you may remember, I have stayed out of the Lost threads for the past couple of seasons because I just couldn't stand all the smeeking.

    But after watching the finale last night I thought I'd pop in here to see what some of the reactions were. I was dismayed to find that apparently I didn't understand the finale at all!

    I came away from it thinking that they had all died in the initial plane crash and I was okay with that. Then I read what you guys think, and it just confuses me.

    I'm going to pretend I didn't come in here, and stick with the ending I initially came away from the finale with. I like it better. :)
  17. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Help me understand that. What, from the finale, gave you the sense that they had all died in the initial plane crash and that all the stuff on the Island was just dream/fake/afterlife?
  18. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

    Mar 27, 2001
    I guess the same thing that gave others the impression that the sideways timeline was purgatory. Specifically, that they all eventually realized that they needed to move on to the next stage. The only question is how far back from that point did they actually die?

    The main thing I don't get is if the island life was real, and the sideways timeline was purgatory, then how did they each exist in both places at once? Conversely, if the sideways timeline didn't happen at the same time as the island life but after it, how did each of them die and get there?
  19. Anubys

    Anubys KMT Soccer Playa

    Jul 16, 2004
    if you read this thread, then you know the answers to these questions...so I'm not sure what you're asking...

    the island was real...the only thing that is not real is the sideways universe...that happens outside of time...so Kate could have died when she was 50...James when he was 100...Hugo when he was 25,000...but they can all meet in the sideways at the same time (after each's own death)...
  20. slydog75

    slydog75 Not all that sly

    Jul 8, 2004
    Warminster, PA
    I just don't see how anyone came away from that thinking they all died in the crash.

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