Lost - "The End" 5/23 series finale (spoilers)

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  1. May 24, 2010 #141 of 1949

    BeanMeScot Sci-Fi Junkie

    Apr 17, 2002
    Atlanta, GA


    Sometime. I don't think we die more than once. ;)
  2. May 24, 2010 #142 of 1949
    Fish Man

    Fish Man Phish Food

    Mar 4, 2002
    0.7 miles...
    And this.

    Some awesome writing in this episode! :up:
  3. May 24, 2010 #143 of 1949

    BeanMeScot Sci-Fi Junkie

    Apr 17, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    How did Desmond wind up naked in the middle of the woods? How did Jack wind up in a stand of bamboo after 815 crashed?
  4. May 24, 2010 #144 of 1949

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

    Mar 20, 2001
    Let Brother Jimmy Kimmel explain it all to you.
  5. May 24, 2010 #145 of 1949
    Mike Wells

    Mike Wells 24601

    Mar 9, 2000


    I thought it was the same as when the MIB got smoke-ified, except he was still alive. The scenes looked similar, except Jack wasn't dead yet and didn't have a smoke monster come out of him. I'm guessing he just got blasted out somehow. Or "island magic."
  6. May 24, 2010 #146 of 1949

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    What a horrible, steaming pile of garbage. The series would have been far better ending at the episode prior to this one. Because even the most meager imaginations provide for a better ending than this. For all this episode did to bring any kind of relevance to six years of this, it may as well have ended like that infamous season of Dallas began... except that might have been more satisfying itself.
  7. May 24, 2010 #147 of 1949
    Mike Wells

    Mike Wells 24601

    Mar 9, 2000
    :) It's late and I still can't get my mind around everything. I expect to be a master of the obvious. :)
  8. May 24, 2010 #148 of 1949
    Fish Man

    Fish Man Phish Food

    Mar 4, 2002
    0.7 miles...
    To which BeanMeScot replied:


    It doesn't matter.

    Some things are done for imagery on this show. Jack came full circle. His death essentially re-played the opening scene of the series in reverse. Like birth to death.

    Excellent imagery there.
  9. May 24, 2010 #149 of 1949
    Mike Farrington

    Mike Farrington Lost Member

    Nov 16, 2000
    The nuke went off. It interacted with the electromagnetism and caused the losties to jump back to their own time (with no energy leftover to irradiate the island).
  10. May 24, 2010 #150 of 1949

    LordKronos Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2003
    Exactly. From the instant we saw the smoke monster years ago (I think that was the first truly supernatural thing we saw), we had to know there were some things that could never be explained. It's like Superman. Where did he get his powers? From Krypton's sun (if I recall correctly). But why? What was special about the sun? How exactly did it give him his powers?

    Once you hit into something supernatural, there is never going to be an explanation that explains everything. In most other shows/movies, we're generally content to say "ok, mysterious thing X made things the way they are...now lets move on with the story". I think in Lost, we all got so caught up in solving mystery's, I think some people just can't let go and stop wanting an endless series of explanations.

    For myself, I think I had enough things explained that I was satisfied with the outcome. It was resolved so that there were a small enough number of unanswered questions for me to be comfortable with. Knowing some more of those answers, like the history of Jacobs mom and what exactly the magical light was and how it got there...to me that's about as important as knowing exactly why Krypton's sun gave superman his powers. I don't think knowing additional details there would add significantly to my appreciation, so I'm content to just say "that's just how things are, so lets move on"
  11. May 24, 2010 #151 of 1949

    Shaunnick Active Member

    Jul 1, 2005
    Knoxville, TN
    I am am both happy and sad. I am really going to miss these people. I am sure a lot of people are going to be upset that the alterno timeline was a post death universe but I was happy to see everypne together there at the end. I loved seeing all of the couples finally being able to be together. After all of the hell they went through on the island they all deserved some happiness.
  12. May 24, 2010 #152 of 1949
    Mike Wells

    Mike Wells 24601

    Mar 9, 2000
    From the last official lost podcast, one of the producers, "Polarizing is a good thing, right?"
  13. May 24, 2010 #153 of 1949

    Dancar Member

    Oct 8, 2001
    Not to rain on anyone's party, but I stopped watching after two episodes, but my wife is upstairs watching the West Coast feed as I write this. I'm kinda glad I wasn't watching all this time, as I'd want the weird stuff about the island to come together and make sense.

    One other thing that hasn't been said here yet, what does the sequence of numbers mean?
  14. May 24, 2010 #154 of 1949

    rlc1 Frakking idiot

    Sep 15, 2003
    Plaistow, NH
    Awful - just awful. Not a single question answered in this episode.

    What exactly is the smoke monster?
    What is the light on the island?
    What exactly would have happened to the world if the Man In Black had escaped the island? Clearly since he could be (and was) killed like any normal man after Desmond turned off the light, his leaving couldn't have affected anything.

    The sideways reality - meaningless. Who cares about some fantasy/purgatory reality that happened after everyone died? What does that add to the experience of the characters? Nothing.

    The only thing this ending did is make me feel a little better about how badly Battlestar Galactica ended - because at least it wasn't as bad as this.
  15. May 24, 2010 #155 of 1949

    Sparty99 Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Ferndale, MI
    OK, I have not been involved in any of these threads because a lot of them are way over my head, but the one thing I hate in this one is the whole, "They made it up as they went along" complaint. Who cares? Honestly, how many TV shows go on the air knowing how it's going to end? Any of them? Did you watch the Lost pilot saying, "Well, I hope they know how this is going to end"? If so, well, get a life.
  16. May 24, 2010 #156 of 1949
    Mike Wells

    Mike Wells 24601

    Mar 9, 2000
    Midichlorians. :)
  17. May 24, 2010 #157 of 1949

    JMikeD Member

    Jun 10, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I'd have to say I thought it was a satisfactory ending. I'm going to miss the show.

    I said it as a joke, but I posted that Vincent was going to have the last line in the series on the thread discussing it quite a while ago, and I called it! Woof.

  18. May 24, 2010 #158 of 1949

    DeathOrDeath New Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    So, they all died in the crash?
    And everything after that was dream/alternate?
  19. May 24, 2010 #159 of 1949

    cmontyburns Excellent. TCF Club

    Nov 14, 2001
    Houston, TX
    Yep. Pretty sure he ended up in the same place as the Man in Black did.

    This one needs to sit a bit, but overall I think I am satisfied. It was kind of beautiful (and a nice payoff) how they all turned out to be each others' constants.

    In a minor touch, I like how the flash-sideways sound turned out to be the sound of the Ajira plane flying overhead as it left the island.
  20. May 24, 2010 #160 of 1949
    Freshman JS

    Freshman JS Blue Devil - x2

    Nov 8, 2002
    Princeton, NJ

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