so that wreckage they just showed must be the ajira plane they just took off in, right? so they tried to get off the island, failed, everyone died and now they are in the flash sideways all dead in the afterlife?
how far off am i?
i'm pretty lost for someone that fancies themselves good at lost.
I think Jack closing his eyes, and then, after that, they show a wreckage on the beach.
It's the Oceanic 815 crash. There is no camp, there is no others. They crashed on the island and they died.
Ben didn't go into the church, why? He didn't die on the plane.
Other guess, maybe the H-bomb DID kill everyone on the island. But then why is Penny in the church and why is Ben not in the church.
I don't know. Seems like they were in purgatory, whether it started when the 815 flight crashed, or when the bomb went off, or maybe it's neither, and this is where they all ended up when they died, whenever they died.
I hated the finale, but I have to admit I have been very lukewarm toward the show for the past several seasons. I though the writing and the pacing were terrible, and never really cared about the characters. I spent most of then episodes of this season thinking "OMG this show is soooo boring....stop walking about the island and just tell me the answers!
The reason I stuck with the show was that I had already invested so much time in the fundamental mystery of the show, I trusted that there would be a payoff in the end when everything was revealed. But nothing was revealed. I seriously feel like I wasted about 80 hours of my life on the show.
I feel bad for all those who are stuck on the island mysteries. You're missing the point! Didn't you become attached to the characters in a way that you might not have realized until the very end? The mysteries kept me hooked and allowed me to get to know the people. IMO, that was their purpose.
"the show is about the people" is an excuse the producers have been using because they wrote themselves into a corner with the mysteries. the series was always 1/2 about what was going on with the island and 1/2 who the poeple were.
I was with you on wanting more details about the island until the very end. In fact, I'd say the turning point for me was Jack's conversation with his dad, which made the whole finale for me.
It's not that I wouldn't have loved all kinds of badass revelations about the island, it's just that that stuff wasn't as important to my enjoyment of the show as I thought it was.
Glad it worked out for you, but I guess it just didn't have the same impact for me because I really do care way more about the story than anything else. It just frustrates me that they introduced all of these questions, then they pretty much said, "Oh, it's not as important as the characters." Then why introduce the questions in the first place? If the characters were truly that strong, the show would have survived without all the mysteries...you know what I mean?