When you work on the most top-secret show in television, it's not a good idea to leave call sheets with scene descriptions in bars, where any random Joe can pick them up and send them to an Internet website. That's what may have happened with Lost's big finale, as a call sheet for "The End" has surfaced online over at Gawker.
You can check it out here, but it's full of spoilery things, including descriptions of props and scenes. To protect your virgin eyes and ears, I won't discuss any of them in this article because I'm that kind of guy. You should know that even with a thorough read it's still difficult to tell exactly what's going on, but if certain things can be taken at face value, there's a huge clue about the meaning of the show in there.
And of course there's the question of the call sheet's validity. If you were working on one of television's biggest secrets, wouldn't you mess with fans' heads? It's not unusual for fake call sheets to get accidentally leakedor left behind at a barto throw off nosy spoiler-hounds. That said, we've heard that ABC was really upsetlike apocalyptically upsetover the call sheet getting out, so there may be some truth to the story. Or is that exactly what they want us to think?
I've read the sheet and can't tell if it's real or not. But I hope it's fake, because I do not want Lost to end like the call sheet says it does.
What say you? Is it the real deal? Or do you dare not even read it?
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