Advertisements I think you're just pissed the sideways didn't turn out to be caused by the bomb (broken universe) like you were expecting all along. You were blindsided by the explanation because you weren't expecting it. That doesn't make it less valid overall, it only makes it less compelling for you, because of your personal expectations. How would they have "earned purgatory?" That's a ridiculous statement. They adequately tied up the Island storyline, and gave us a full explanation for what the sidewaysverse was. I don't see what extra information people were looking for (unless it's answers to mostly irrelevant questions from previous seasons). All the character actions in the FSW were simply to keep viewers from guessing what the ultimate explanation for the FSW was. You can't read anything into what happened to them. The writers simply set it up (starting on 815, most characters leading similar lives) to throw us off the purgatory track. I don't have any problem with that. It made the revelation at the end more interesting.