I’m finally starting to come down from my “Final Episode Ever of Lost” high.
I really can’t believe that my favorite TV show of the past 6 years is officially no more.
The internet has been all abuzz today talking up last night’s 2 ½ hour finale.
So, what did I think of it? Let’s see.
(Be warned. If you haven’t watched it yet, but plan to, you should probably just go away now)
Overall, I liked it quite a bit. Honestly, I love these characters so much that any time I get ANY exposure to them, even when the episode is not at its best, is a good day. Quite simply, LOST boasted the best written characters on TV, and I am going to miss the Hell out of them.
There were things about the Lost finale that I loved, and things that I hated, but the one thing that REALLY peeves me is all the asshats squawking this morning on the interwebs about how they hated the finale because “They left so many questions unanswered”.
Waaa, waaa, waaa.
The people who are complaining about that just never got the point of the show in the first place.
Contrary to what many may think, this show was NEVER about providing answers to a big mystery (unlike the X-Files, which WAS a show about providing answers. In the end, X-Files didn’t answer ANY of its questions, which is why I think THAT finale failed miserably.)
But for Lost, it was never about getting answers. It was about the journey that each of these flawed characters were taking, as each of them tried to find something in each of their lives which would give them personal healing and closure.
And like it or not, THAT is exactly what we got last night.
I could rant about the little things that bothered me, like the fact that we now know that when Juliette detonated the bomb last season, she did not create an alternate timeline as we were led to believe all year. The bomb, in the end, did nothing.
I could rant about the whole Purgatory thing, since as far back as season 1, everyone associated with the show swore up and down in interviews that they were NOT in purgatory and the concept of them all being dead would NEVER be how things wrapped up. Technically, that was true, but not really. It’s like escaping the lie using a lawyer’s loophole.
Hell, I could even rant about how we never even learned what the island WAS, anyway. I think we deserved to know THAT much.
But in the end, I can’t hold any of those things against them.
Last night, we got to see these people who we have come to know and love for 6 years, do battle one last time to try to escape that island. Some made it, but most died trying. And in the end, we learned that somewhere, at the end of time, each of these characters finally became whole, and in death, found each other again, and true happiness.
I just can’t shit all over an ending like that. We never learned all the answers to the questions we’ve had all these years, but we got to see resolutions, REAL resolutions, to each of these characters that we have come to know so well.
I can’t ask for more from an ending than that.
I am going to miss the HELL out of those people.
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