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The Season Finale of Lost

May 24, 2010

What?

Okay. I stayed up until 3am to watch the season finale (hey, I got no cable okay?) and now it is 4am…

Let’s jot down some quick notes. **SPOILERS AHEAD**

WHAT IS KNOWN:

  • LaPedus is alive! Fuck yeah.

WHAT IS PROBABLY TRUE ACCORDING TO ME:

  • I think some people are believing that the entire thing was “purgatory” and everyone died in the initial plane crash. I don’t believe this to be true, as when Christian was talking to Jack, he said, “Everyone here died, some long before others, but they all ended up here.” Which means, obviously they didn’t all die in the crash, and like Faraday said, “What happened, happened.”
  • The odd inclusion of people in the ‘waiting room’ (Penny was there, but no Waaaaaaaaaalt?) is because of possible two things: 1. It amounts to the people most affected by each other in relation to the island and/or 2. The people who are ready to ‘move on’ as Christian put it, and have gotten their happy ending either in the ‘dead zone’ or on the island.
  • There were never ‘two timelines’ as Faraday speculated, but rather just the one. The nuclear bomb went off, and managed to shoot the characters back to the present day (island magic?) and continue on in that one real timeline. The ‘sideways’ timeline we saw throughout season six was the ‘deadzone’.
  • The deadzone is possibly something like a cross between a waiting room and checkpoint in a video game.  Kate, Sayid, etc all finally lived out how they wanted to in the deadzone, and are now ready to move on and accept their deaths. People like Ben, Faraday, and Charlotte haven’t come to their happy endings and aren’t ready to move on, hence why they didn’t go to the church.
  • This doesn’t mean people lived their best life in the deadzone, but rather found their happiness in some combination between the reality and the deadzone. For example Hurley fulfilled his duty in the reality by serving the Island with Ben, and also still totally boned Libby in the deadzone.
  • I think the best way to comprehend what I’m thinking is to imagine the whole past season without the ‘sideways timeline’ and it makes more sense.

WHAT IS STILL CONFUSING:

  • Everything else.

Okay, this post is shoddy and I just want to get Google search hits on the season finale of Lost. BUT while you’re here, why don’t you leave a comment and let me know your thoughts and theories on the end!

PS- If you’re still moaning about the lack of answers, you may be in luck. Creators of Lost have said a few answers are to come.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. May 24, 2010 10:04 pm

    I was really pleased with the finale. I immediately heard people complain about there still being questions about the literal island. But I was too wrapped up in the characters, who really had ownership of the episode. Everyone got their happy ending each in a very thoughtful way. Yes there are still more questions. But I’m not bent out of shape about them at all.

    To answer everything would have sacrificed storyline and turned the episode into a Q&A. They gave out tons of information this whole season. I’m satisfied.

    Why would you publish a “shoddy” article in leiu of google hits? Weak Teeg.

    • Tegan McRae permalink*
      May 24, 2010 10:06 pm

      Because even I as I sat there trying to revamp it, it was just too much information for me to put concisely into the post. I’m hoping consistent Lost fans understand it.

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