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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

LOST: The End

It has been challenging for me to wrap my head around the finale of LOST. That being said, I am not a hater. I know some of you out there were very disappointed. I wasn't. I'm not going to recap the episode piece by piece. But I will leave you with some of my thoughts.
I was surprised by the twistiness of the end and I may have it all wrong but that is, after all, the awesomeness of LOST.
The entire series I was, like many, under the impression that the title inferred that the characters we grew to love were lost on an island. I'm now willing to admit that I think I had that all wrong.
I think they were lost souls struggling to let go of all of their unfinished business.
The show wasn't about polar bears or black smoke. It was about people. It was about accepting people regardless of their beliefs. Regardless of their past. Regardless of their color. Regardless of their handicaps. It was about letting go of your own short comings, your own regrets. It was about moving on.
For that I love it and will continue to love it for many years to come.
Do I understand why some people were disappointed or felt slighted by the ending. Sure I understand. But like all of the episodes in the past, LOST leaves us with more questions than answers and I'm thankful for that.
I don't want to be spoon fed explanations for all of the idiosyncrasies that make up LOST. I don't need to be told what happened to Walt or why Michael wasn't in the church. I want to make up my own reason.
Michael is still LOST. Still stuck on the island, not ready to move on because of what he cannot forgive himself--for letting down Walt, for making bad choices. Walt already moved on and for many seasons tried to help the others still struggling to move on too. That is why he appeared to them in the forest.
Yes. I think that was baby Aaron with Charlie and Claire in the church at the end. He died in the plane crash too.
Supposedly there are credits at the end that include dates of death for those obsessed with details. I may watch the finale again and scan the screen for them just for kicks.
I love me some Rose and Bernard. And Juliet and Sawyer...together again. What's not to like about that? The scene with Jack and Vincent was touching. When his eye shut, I knew it was really over.
But that's okay. I'm ready to let go and move on.
Your thoughts?

3 random thoughts:

Anonymous said...

I agree with you completely...I wasnt disapointed at all really, it was wonderful, making me laugh and cry....

do I have questions, yes....but like you said, isnt that what lost is all about, make us look inside ourselves for the answers,

Gina said...

Wow, I had a completely different take on the finale but that's what LOST is all about, right?

Jenny Girl said...

As you know my take was differnt, but I understand where you are coming from. At least the show manages to get people talking right? And thinking, which is always good. Good post Mrs T :)

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