Elaborate on your answers, okay?
Peggy from Porcupine
ABC (ended 2010)
i'm not quite sure what just happened...
Edit: Im still reeling... my honest opinion is that i loved the off island, as well as the alt island except the answer to what the alt reality is... Purgitory. I thought the show was about science versus faith, and that Jack would fail to cork the plug and the alt reality would trigger giving everybody their happy ending, this way the smoke monsters mission would be completely useless. HOWEVER@! the smoke monster wanted everyone to be sent to purgitory, and that makes sence to his evil cause. The semi-religious ending will definately not fly with alot of ppl.
From a character standpoint, it was a nice ending. Not good, but nice. From a Lost standpoint, it was equal parts fitting and a total rip-off. So, so, so many key mysteries weren't even touched (Walt, anyone?) and we're left wondering what the hell really happened. I'm just thinking to myself, six seasons led us here?
I am happy with this ending. It would of been hard to explain some of the mysteries with the island without getting too mythological or theological so I think they just left those to figure out on your own. They could of given a little more clues to everyone's real life endings such as sawyer, kate, desmond, rose and bernard but I guess we can kind of assume those on our own. Sawyer, kate, clair, miles, richard and the pilot went home and lived out the rest of their lives. Hurley and Ben ruled the island for however long. I'm assuming they managed to get desmond home since thats what they wanted. Frankly I loved the episode. They ways they ended it was just alright and could of used a few more answers, but this episode in itselft was just wonderful. We got too see everyone connected together in the end before they moved on to whatever was next. YOu just can't beat that kind of emotional finale.
|Considering the point of the entire show was about these characters and not answers then I have to say I was completely fulfilled and satisfied with the ending. The entire point of the alt reality was closure, coming to grips with what was and realizing that you cannot do things alone and everyone needs someone. |
And when we look back we see that the real world is cold and harsh...Jack sacrificed himself to save everyone and only a handful of people will ever realize it.
I like that ending. No, I'm not jumping for joy (this ain't even close to be as epic as "The Shield" ending), but it does what it was suppose to do, which is wrapping up the last big storyline and saying goodbye to the characters, very nicely. Now I know there's gonna be **** and whining (no way that can be prevented), especially with that PURGATORY ENDING - I mean, seriously Lindelof and Cuse, all those years saying that the island wasn't purgatory, yet the flash-sideways are... that's douching, dudes! But whatever: it works. Most of the big questions got an answer, and the ones that I didn't get, well I won't skip any sleep about them (I'm pretty sure the whole thing with 'the numbers' had to do with Jacob screwing with Hurley, that damn 'golden light' probably was the reason why women couldn't procreate on the island in the first place, and as for Aaron, Walt and Sun and Jin's kids... who cares? The kids are fine!) I have sat through a good chunk of series finales, and short of some exceptions, ranging from wanting to literally kill Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David to begging Shaw Ryan to do a TV-movie starring Vic Mackey (buddy, make it happen already!), they always make me feel the same way: extremely sad that I'm losing a great reason to watch television. I felt that way when "Cheers", "Friends" and "Arrested Development" went off. Same goes to "Homicide", "NYPD Blue" and "X-Files". I was never sad about how it ended, but on the fact that it ended, period. That's how I felt about "Lost" - yeah, they didn't answer all the questions, but, truthfully, these questions weren't the reasons why I was watching. I was watching "Lost" 'cuz it was a good show. And now it's gone. Now, I have to do this all over again tomorrow with "24"... thanks God it only gonna last 2 hours!
But why raise questions in a serial mystery if you have no intention of answering them? I think revealing what exactly the purpose of the island is/was would be a realistic expectation. What exactly was the importance of the numbers? What the hell happened to Walt and why did we see him from time to time? What was the significance of the the Egyptian themes? I don't think that these are unimportant questions, and they're not trivial to the arc of the show. I just found the finale to be 100% character driven which I found to be disappointing. I felt fulfilled character-wise, but at the complete expense of the plot.
|it seems like people on here who arent religious at all won't understand it but i am semi-religious so i understood and really liked the ending. and the eye closing was CLASSIC|
I am religious but the disappintment isn't about that. We invested 6 years into a show and they go with a co-out finale. Yes, I get the happily ever after and its great but what happened to them after they leave the island? Why is Sayid with Shannon instead of Nadia?Why is Jack married to Juliet?
|The whole sideways purgatory crap is doesnt make sense. Think about it. Sayid with Shannon and not Nadia wth??? Juilet married Jack had a son after they died wth.|