Advertisements Ok a few more things: Why there was an island at the bottom of the ocean in the sideways: I think the made sideways is a story world written by Hurley (or Jack, but probably Hurley..), and one of the elements was having the island out of their lives.. Locke had just threatened to sink the island and put it at the bottom of the ocean (which he actually failed to do), so Hurley put that into the story (in conjunction with his idea of making the bomb-dropping incident go the way they'd hoped, in his sideways story). Deja vu.. Did I say this already? Whoa! I'm remembering something.. nah, it's gone. The lack of Christian's body in both the sideways AND in reality has me wondering again about the phrase "it's turtles all the way down", and whether that applies here.. The magic of the island could certainly be explained easier if that's all part of a magic sideways world from somewhere else.. maybe they "move on" from world to world as a bunch, instead of the simple "go to heaven" idea? (I don't seriously think this - I found the presented story completely satisfactory, but the lack of his body in both does have me a bit puzzled). By the way.. I'm an atheist who doesn't believe in any afterlife whatsoever, but I absolutely loved the story.. I've HATED religious cop-out endings to other works of "art" (most can guess which two I mean, one TV and one a movie, both mentioned in this thread), but here I felt they gave us fair warning as soon as we saw Miles being able to talk to dead people (and in his first flashback, he was doing that - talking, not just listening, despite what he later told Hurley about how it works). At that point I felt a small amount of disappointment, mourned the science/faith 50/50 balance they'd had up until then, and accepted that the story was clearly going more towards afterlifey-stuff.. I loved the movies Made in Heaven, Heaven Can Wait, and Field of Dreams, so I can enjoy those, but I have to know early on that that's what that is, otherwise it's a cop-out. With 3 seasons of notice, I didn't feel that was a cop-out. Again I felt a bit uneasy at first, but grew to enjoy Miles and Hurley's abilities, and it made this story excellent. And I for one am glad they managed to trick me into a purgatory story line after everyone and their cousin loudly guessed the island was purgatory in season 1. I'd even said things like "if that's what they wanted to do, I hope they don't change it since they're found out, but rather trick me into not noticing it coming". They even tested my faith about What Happened, Happened - a point where I became really disappointed that the elegance of a static time travel story was sacrificed to show us this what-if-815-never-crashed story.. I disliked two realities, and wanted to gag every time anyone here (no offense) suggested wanting to see characters from one of the timelines actually travel from one timeline to the other physically, or to have the "two universes merge somehow".. Ugh.. Couldn't picture a way that that would happen which wouldn't utterly suck, but I had fai.. er.. trust in the writers that they'd present something good. Nicely done. Ok, a few more things: 1) In the recap they showed them holding the sat phone, and I remembered us all looking intently at the sat phone UI and thinking "that looks like what the new iPhone thing that's going to come out in 6 months looks like!!! ooooohhh".. Wow, it's been a long time.. 2) Another slight Charlie inconsistency: Charlie himself was the one to turn Desmond's car into the water to "show him", and told him about this beautiful girl he saw.. but he still took time even near Claire to "wake up". 3) The one moment where I teared up more than any other was actually when Hurley was talking to Ben and asked him if he'd be his #2. Michael Emerson, you da man. Insanely great acting. Second behind that (which I thought would be first) was the James/Juliete scene. Excellent show. Gonna miss you Lost. It'll sadly be years before we have anything even close..