It’s a sad, sad night for fans everywhere as the final episode of LOST, called “The End,” has just concluded, leaving us to ponder its existence, effect, lingering questions, and importance on popular culture for the rest of our days.
No, we still haven’t even gotten over the loss of Battlestar Galactica, so it’s clear this will be difficult to overcome. BSG even gave us a spinoff series (The Sawyer & Miles Bad Guy Chasin’ Hour? Hurley & Miles: Ghost Chasers? Anyone?), which while excellent, still doesn’t give us the characters we love and miss so much, and this will be the same for Lost and our beloved island-imprisoned survivors of Oceanic Flight 815.
Nevertheless, the show must go on. There will be time for mourning later, but for now, there are things to discuss, and that’s what we’re here for. Last year, an epic discussion and bounty of wonderful theories unfolded here at Geeks of Doom (Read: “˜Lost’ Season 5 Finale Discussion: Let Your Theories Fly! ). Now that Lost has concluded forever, theories mean nothing, and all that’s left is to decide if the show lived up to its promise of being the greatest TV venture of all time, or did this last season, and ultimately, the series finale, cause the show to falter and swerve off-course?
Don’t waste anymore time — head on over to the other side to read our thoughts on the finale and the series as a whole, and be sure to hit the comments below to share your thoughts and what Lost has meant to you. And as always, don’t go there if you want to avoid spoilers, sillies. This is a discussion and a celebration of one of the greats; make sure you get a piece of cake and take part!
This final season has been interesting to say the least. By no means have we seen the best episodes of the show, but many questions have been answered. For me, the worst part of this season has been the random wave of hate and negative criticism. It’s seemed like people have been digging and searching for even the smallest of reasons to complain, and it has felt really manufactured. There’s not much better a title than Lost, which is almost universally loved, to hate on in order to get yourself some attention, and that’s been kind of depressing.
The truth is that while Lost has not been anywhere near as brilliant as we’re used to, this final season has not been wasted. Instead of try and blow our minds every single episode, they’ve taken the time to really maneuver all of their pieces (almost like the game that Jacob and the Man in Black always play) so that everything was in place for the finale. They also made sure to slowly but surely answer many, many lingering questions we’ve had over all six seasons. They didn’t make a spectacle of it, but they made sure to fill in the holes they’ve created, and that gentle care to make sure as many answers as they wanted to share were covered has been under-appreciated over the season.
As for the finale episode, there’s much to discus — I’m just not sure where to start! As promised, we were left with plenty to ponder and theorize about. The first two hours or so of tonight’s episode was everything I hoped for; everything you could want in a story delivered in-full. There was love and discovery, drama galore, good vs. evil, epic fights to the finish, and a destination coming into sight. As for the last half hour or so, this is where lines are sure to be drawn. People will love how it ended, and some will probably hate it. This is the way it goes.
As for me, I think it needs to be pondered a bit more. Overall, I was happy with the conclusion, but how it ended seemed more…expected than, well…expected, ironically. My fantasy ending had them all meeting up as they did, but connecting them back to the island, on that beach that they all spent so much time on. Only instead of fear and dangers at every turn, it would just be where they were happiest, and where they would naturally want to spend eternity with each other.
We were promised three alternate endings on Jimmy Kimmel later tonight, and as I’ve been telling people: I fear these because there always seems to be an alternate that I prefer over the one chosen. We shall see how that goes!
That would be all I have to say about it; I don’t want to bore you too much. Instead, the floor is open to you guys and I’m curious to see your thoughts in the comments below. I want to know if you were happy with “The End,” and what your thoughts are on it all. And now that Lost is done and over forever, is it all that you always hoped and dreamed that it would be as a whole, or is there some questions and emptiness remaining?
Aside from that, allow me this moment to personally thank Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse, J.J. Abrams, and everyone else who had a part in bringing us this show. It’s been an amazing and emotional ride that none of us will ever forget. Nothing could ever dream of being what this was to us, and that, even with something as silly a TV show in comparison to our lives, is something truly special to cherish.