Two years have passed since the ending of Lost. It is hard to believe. It almost feels like the show has been gone for longer than that. When I see the lack of interest that I have in a lot of TV shows now, it feels like it has been gone for a long time. The finale is still highly debated two years later and I still say that I liked it. Some liked it. Some didn't. Just going to happen with any show. With the two year anniversary of the finale passing, I thought I'd post a couple of pieces that I wrote at the time a couple of years ago. One looking back on the history of Lost and the other with my thoughts on the finale.
Looking Back At Lost
When I look back at Lost, I have so many great memories of it. Has
there ever been a show that messes with your mind so much? Just when
you think you have something figured out, you know nothing!! I remember
the first time that I thought I had called something right and then it
was proven wrong within minutes. LOL. Characters we loved and didn't
like. Jack was the hero and leader from the beginning. Kate was the
girl next door that you figured out quickly wasn't as innocent as she
appeared. Sawyer was a character that I couldn't stand from the
beginning and then he grew into my favorite character after a couple of
seasons. Hurley was that lovable character that you just have to like.
The episode with him winning the lottery and learning his background
is still one of my favorites. Ben Linus. What can be said about him?
What an incredible character and one of the best written characters that
I've ever seen. We've been watching him for so many seasons now and we
still can't figure him out. We got TV gold every time that he would
appear in a scene with Locke. The way that those two characters played
off of each other was great. You just always waited for that dry and
smarty comment from Ben and then Locke would throw it right back at him.
I've always liked Locke and really want to see a good ending for him.
It's a sad ending for him on the island so far where he finally felt
like he had a purpose to his life but yet it all ends badly. Now, Jack
is in the position of fighting for what Locke believed in all along
despite always arguing with him about it I guess I just still hold out
hope for a happy ending for Locke, somehow, someway. Desmond is a
favorite of mine and I'm still waiting to see what he does to finish up
this story. We were introduced to Desmond in the hatch where the story
took a really bizarre twist to start season two with the button.
couple of amazing episodes that jump out at me are these two. I was
going to do a list of my favorite episodes but realized it would be hard
to do cause there are so many great ones.
The Looking Glass: Not Penny's Boat. That is always what I think of
with this episode with Charlie's finale. Then, the Oceanic crew appears
to be saved but what will that call for help do for them and who is on
what side? The most awesome moment of the episode for me was the ending
of it. We get the flashback scene with Jack and I'm trying to figure
out where this scene places in his timeline. Then, Kate arrives. I'm
thinking when did they meet each before the island? One problem. This
isn't a flashback scene. It's a flash forward scene with Jack and Kate
being off of the island. I will never forget how floored that I was
when that was revealed to be a future scene instead of what we were used
to with flashbacks.
The Pilot: The show opened up
huge with the incredible crash scene that would put a lot of movies to
shame with how great that it looked. That would set the scene for the
wild ride that we were about to be taken on. This incredible thrill
ride of the two hour premiere had us all in awe wondering what that
sound was coming from the jungle?, what attacked the pilot?, what was up
with that Locke guy?, Kate was the person being escorted???!!!, and the
great twist at the end where they found the repeated radio signal.
producers have always come up with great ways to reveal stories such as
us learning that Locke was paralyzed before arriving on the island.
We've had incredible moments including Michael, Jin, and Sawyer getting
ambushed by the "others" as they went for help with Walt being captured
(Wallllllllllllltttttt!!!), the shocker of Michael trying to save Walt
and then shooting Ana Lucia and Libby, the drama of the "others" trying
to get Claire's baby, the awesome reveal of that Jack was now full
negotiator while leaving Ben on the operating table helpless, Ben not
saving Alex, the reveal of the "others" on the island, learning just how
evil Ben is when its revealed that he took out the Dharma Initiative,
the shocker of Sayid shooting a young Ben Linus, and so many, many more.
There have been fun moments on the island as well including learning
that Sun could speak English, Hurley working on the van, trying to
figure out why in the world Richard doesn't age, and more. Having the
wrong person moving the island can result in major headaches in the time
traveling kind. I LOVED the early episodes of season five as we saw
the characters traveling through time. We saw things happen in real
time of what we had only heard stories about, saw characters in the
younger days, and got to see the history of the island as it happened.
How awesome was it when that plane flew over Locke's head and you
realized that it was Eko's brother's plane going down? The show did an
incredible job of messing with the timeline of the island. Faraday and
his gang arrived and the decision was made to try and change things in
history. Did it change things or was that how it was supposed to turn
out? We had the romance moments with Jack and Kate, Sawyer and Kate,
Sawyer and Juliet, Jin and Sun, and the great reunion moment of Desmond
and Penny. There are so many other random things too that were fun to
follow on the show such as random crash survivors suddenly getting lines
which meant one thing...their demise would be happening in a few
minutes. LOL. Am I the only one that can get triggered easily into
singing "You Are Everybody"? There are so many random moments that I
could go over in the history of Lost but it is so incredible to think
back on it. This show has been a rollercoaster ride of emotions for six
seasons. Will we get all of our answers? No, we will not. Hopefully,
we get a great wrap up to the story of all of these people and this
island. How will the two realities play into one another? So many
questions.....so many questions....and only two and a half hours to get
Thoughts On The Finale
Lost has sadly come to an end. I watched the finale at a local theatre
which was a lot of fun. Fun get together and it was great to watch with
a group. You could literally hear a pin drop during the final scene as
we all watched to see how it was playing out. I still need some time
to digest everything but I plan on listening to a lot of discussion
among fans. It will be interesting to hear theories and all. We got
some questions answered but a lot of the finale is going to be left to
interpretation. We had the two different universes going on seemingly.
On the island, Desmond was used by the man in black to shut off the
power source of the island. The island started shaking and all while
Desmond seemed to be done. The power source left Jack and the man in
black vulnerable. The final battle between them took place with Kate
helping to finish off the man in black. Jack recruits Hurley to take
care of the island passing off power to him as Jack goes back to restart
the island. Jack does so but finds Desmond alive. Desmond is pulled
to safety by Hurley and Ben while we see Jack later out in the open much
like the man in black was after his experience inside the power source.
At this point, I actually suggested that maybe Jack was going to be
the new smoke monster but be a good spirit going around the island.
However, Jack stumbles and passes away with Vincent by his side. What
about the rest of the group? Well, Kate, Sawyer, and Claire got on the
plane with Lapidus, Miles, and Richard. We saw them fly over Jack as he
laid on the ground. What became of them is not known. In the
alternate world, we saw the group all connecting with one another and
suddenly seeing flashes of their island experience. The reunion is on
from there and it was definitely focusing on the couples most of the
time. About time we saw Shannon this season as she was a part of the
reunion. Jack did surgery on Locke and he was able to walk again. The
ending scene has the group gathered at the church and it appears that
they have passed on to Heaven. Well, it was like they were about to go
on there. They were all waiting on one another to go as a group is what
it seemed especially with the comments of "we've been waiting for you".
It was a powerful scene and there is going to be a lot of talk about
who was not included in that scene. What happened to Miles, Lapidus,
and others? No Michael in it either which was explained by Harold
Perrineau on Jimmy Kimmel Live after the finale. He felt that Michael's
fate had already been told with him stuck on the island whispering
forever. So, the question is when did the group pass away? We know
some obviously but what about the rest? What happened with Hurley and
Ben? They referred to how great of a team that they were in that last
scene. How come Aaron was a baby in that last scene? The show is now
over and we're still trying to dissect everything. Interesting finale
for sure and I'm looking forward to listening to all of the discussion
of what happened. Watching the finale with a group was a LOT of fun.
Tomorrow starts the mourning time of not having this show around
anymore. Lost has concluded and it gave us a thrill ride of moments
over six seasons.
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