Also, despite problems that will inevitably arise with how they ended it, I don't think they could have done any better give the size of the whole they dug themselves into. The ending was fairly consistent with the show's theme and makes sense logically given the rules of the universe they were a part of.
This. I thought it would be a minor miracle for me not to hate the ending and them to somewhat tie it together two hours into the finale.
"I think the last scene was probably a long time after jack's death"
Mjw just said this to me and I think it has to be true if the alternate reality was purgatory. It wouldn't make sense to me any other way since the people that died after Jack wouldn't have been waiting for him.
No it apparently was a magical island with a monster and special powers and a light thing and a 300 year old dude that didn't age and some stupid temple and dharma crap and electronicmagneticmagical stuff and a buncha BS
The all-powerful-indestructible smoke monster getting taken out in a fist fight was very meh.
Originally Posted by agdci981
This was pretty obvious. No light, no smoke monster, he could leave. Jack beat his ass as a mortal man, not the monster because the light was out during their battle.
Can't be that simple.
If no light = no smoke, "locke" should have just dropped dead.
Man in black died and all that was left was smoke monster who can also reanimate corpses. So if no light means no smoke "Locke" shouldn't be able to walk around and just not turn into smoke, he shouldn't be able to walk around at all.
Damn I hope they don't sit there and analyze the show for an hour. I hate that stuff. Let it speak for itself.
Absolutely awful. I should have just watched Celebrity Apprentice. Can't believe I wasted 6 years on this crap.
Originally Posted by TomCollins
Yeah, the first two hours were pretty decent and brought a lot of the old feel back. The 'shipper pleasing stuff was overly lame, but whatever. The ending, just plain awful. I could have done without the entire flash sideways. It served no purpose at all other than being a red herring and making it so they could be lazy in writing.
Originally Posted by TomCollins
Best part of this episode was the Target commercials.
Originally Posted by SoloAJ
Of those of you understanding what's going on, take a shot:
What is the significance of Ben not going into the church?
Originally Posted by SoloAJ
"You were a good #1."
"You were a good #2."
They died much later than Jack did, but as Christian said, the timing doesn't matter. They're just all there because they were alone and were all brought together by the island.
The main thing I'm concerned with right now is the significance of Ben not going in, despite clearly having history with Hurley on island, post-Lost.
Originally Posted by ZBTHorton
The island was definitely not purgatory.
The alternate reality was purgatory.
If the Island was purgatory, they would have shown some bodies at the very very end when they showed the wreckage.
lol TC i can't believe you are so down!! - i have been down on LOST for most of S6 but i'm the first to admit when i'm wrong. the finale was pretty effing epic in my humble opinion.
i can step back and see that the show was ultimately just like the producers continually said - a character based show that explores the lives and important aspects of the main characters. in the end, that is all that mattered. ultimately, things like DHARMA simply weren't important to the end game, rather DHARMA played a minor role in moving along things like the Sawyer-Juliet romance, etc.
side note - i wasn't expecting it to be a love story type finale but i didn't hate it - i was choked up numerous times.
also - nothing was "purgatory". nothing was heaven, either. i know there is no way to prove / disprove this as the writers will not divulge, but my take is not that one of the realities was purgatory, etc. the realities to me were all different ways things could've played out - from the original O815 reality, to the flash forward reality, to the flash sideways reality, to the Island being underwater (smokey being successful reality) etc. the end game was that all of theses and maybe an infinite more # of realities happened and eventually everyone will die. the final / end game reality is not any time/place/location, etc, but rather just eternity - moving on to eternity.
i predicted a lot of the episode, granted only about 2-5 minutes before things happened, but i was also taken back by lots of it.
i think the wreckage could be interpreted a # of ways - as an homage to flight 815 or as Lapidus final flight crashing and everyone dying, etc. i think things like that, and why Ben doesn't enter the church, will be forever left up to us to speculate.
i'm sure i'm wrong about some stuff and missed others and i have more thoughts but am too tired - can't wait to read more on LOST in the upcoming weeks and i hope 24 can keep up with its own sick pace and the pace LOST set tonight.
I thought the ending was really good. It made me realize that I didn't care about the island mysteries as much as I thought I did, and I cared about the characters more so.
I'm on board with those who think everything that happened on island was real, and that the alt. timeline was limbo. In fact, I think anyone who doesn't realize this either wasn't paying much attention or is a dumbass.
100 percent on all accounts. The creators of the show have said pretty consistently that its about the characters and not about answering every question raised. As a "character ending" it was pretty awesome. As a sci-fi ending it was pretty meh.
And they were 100 percent in limbo.
As for Ben, its pretty clear that he just wasn't ready to move on. He had some issues to sort out and remained outside for a bit (minute...million years whatever). Locke forgiving seemed to be a step towards being ready to move on.
Not sure if this was covered but it was weird to see Sayid with the blonde chick and not his first Iraqi lover (awful with names).
the writers should never get a job again.
its just horrible to create a story, add sideline after sideline and than drop them and let them unanswered. this is just horrible writing. they draw the viewers attention and then: hey, u thought this was important...haha idiot. everyone would think it was. but not for us. we just leave that unsolved. oh here comes another one. important, yes maybe. but no answers for you. we are a mystery show. mystery means....just make up something, figure it out yourself, read flogs, blogs and logs.
and even 3 show before everythings ends they come out with new stuff. totally absurd.