Sunday, February 16, 2014

Lost - The End

Almost 4 years have passed since the #Lost finale, and I still find it to be one of the most aggravating series of all time. How do you write about a show that was so convoluted? I just watched it again, for the fifth time, and I still have unanswered questions.

My wife and I watched it live, at her cousin's place. We never agreed on the point of the show. At the end I thought it was all about Jack. They say that when you are on the brink of death your whole life flashes before you eyes. In the case of Oceanic Flight 815, I thought, instead of Jack's life flashing before his eyes, his subconscious integrated all of the other passengers into a dream he made up to deal with his death.

Kate thought it was purgatory. Everyone on the flight died, and needed to wait for each other to go to the afterlife together. That made no damned sense to me on the first viewing. But now, I have to concede. Kate was right, and I was stupid.

That being said, I'm very disappointed.#JJAbrams promised that everything would be explained, and there would be no loose ends.

How the hell did Frank Lapidus manage to takeoff without a runway, in the middle of a jungle?

Why did the #DharmaInitiative bring polar bears to the island?

If this was everyone's purgatory, why did everyone have to wait for Jack? Couldn't they cross over on their own?

If all dogs go to heaven, why did Vincent have to put up with everyone's bullshit?

Christian Shephard was already dead when Oceanic flight 815 left the ground. Why would he be in purgatory with everyone else?

What happened to some of the other plane crash survivors (back end of the plane)? Ana Lucia doesn't go to purgatory? She doesn't get a shot at heaven?

Why does Jack hug Locke, 20 minutes after they fought to the death?

And lastly, where did they all go in the end? I'm not God, but if I were, they'd all go straight to hell.

What a crazy, annoying, amazing show. I've spent enough time trying to make sense of it. I can confidently say, I'm not going to watch any part of it ever again.

Finally, I'd just like to say that it was really entertaining to rewatch this finale, considering all of the different shows the actors are currently starring in. Instead of Sayid, I think of #NaveenAndrews as Jafar, and #EmilieDeRavin as Belle #Once. #TerryOquinn, and #DanielDaeKim are staples on #H5O. #JorgeGarcia splits time on #Once and #H5O. Even my wife commented while I was rewatching the finale. [I like #MichaelEmerson a lot more as #Finch #PersonofInterest than as #BenLinus]

Fun times. If you ever what some background #tv while you're cleaning the house, or making dinner, watch the finale again. It's way more fun coming around again. Let me know what you think. Until then,

"I'll see you in another life, brother." -- #DesmondHume #HenryIanCusick

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