Tuesday, 25 May 2010

OK.... if you haven't watched (that is you Lola and Dan) look away now.

The finale. I LOVED it. L-O-V-E-D. It was absolutely brilliant and amazing and completely satisfying to me. I was up at 5am, in my jammies, bacon butty and popcorn at the ready. It was early yes, but I was invested plus, the idea of shirtless Sawyer for the last time was a chance not to pass up. So yes, at 7.30, I was happy, it was fabulous. However, it has come to my attention that not everyone thought this. There are only two reasons that I can think of that could explain it:

1) You were not actual Lost fans and wanted the elusive 'answers'


2) You are stupid and didn't fully understand (if you truly didn't get it then I apologise for calling you stupid. You are, but it is mean of me to say so. Don't feel bad, some of us have smarts, some of us don't. I am sure that you have your own talents and if not then I'm sure your Mummy loves you anyway.)

Me, being the charitable soul that I am, decided to write down the actual conclusion of Lost. Aren't I nice?

So here it is:

Season 1 - They all crashed. All the characters we knew and loved the last 6 years DID NOT DIE HERE! I repeat, they did not die here. Everything that happened on the island is real. REAL.

Season 2 - Stuff happened.
Season 3 - Stuff happened.
Season 4 - Stuff happened.

Season 5 - Stuff happened.

Amongst this stuff, lots of people died!

Season 6 - More people died. At the end, the Hurley is the new Jacob, the new protector of the island. He may be there for thousands of years, but eventually he will die. Ben is his sidekick, the new Richard, he may be there for thousands of years, and eventually he will die. Desmond is with them, but Hurley will get him off the island because he is the new Jacob, he has powers. Eventually he will die.

Jack died (with Vincent, Matthew Fox's dog in real life, laying next to him, it was so sad and also, I want that puppy, I would call him Skittle). Kate, Claire, Sawyer, Lapidus, Miles and Richard all flew off the island. Let's assume they lived happily ever after, but eventually, they all died too. Everyone dies! That's life for you, death and taxes are the only two sure things, as my 91 year old Grandad so aptly puts it.

Now this is where the opening of Season 6 starts, once everyone is dead. They are all in a form of purgatory, one they themselves created. It all begins in the plane because this is where the most important part of their lives began, where they met the most important people they would ever meet, Oceanic Flight 815.

Problem though is, they are dead but not at peace. They all can't move on. They all miss each other. There are too many stones yet unturned. Too many sins not atoned for.

Charlie tried to kill himself, but he couldn't die because he was already dead! When he saw this, he then had a flash of what meant most to him while he was alive . . . Claire. He opens the door for Desmond, and Desmond opened the door for everyone else. Every person had to realise what they all had been through, the giant adventure. They had to see all the sacrifices they made, all the things they did, the HELL they went through, and they had to see it together. Jack was just the last one to figure it out in the afterlife (in my opinion because he too lacks the smarts).

Ben couldn't move on just yet. Having Hurley give him a thumbs up and Locke forgiving him wasn't enough. He killed his dad, he killed his daughter, he killed all of Dharmaville! He wasn't ready yet, he needed to atone plus he knew that Rousseau fancied him in purgatory.

Everyone else though, they were sitting in the church, much like passengers in the plane, and the two most important people, Jack and Locke, were in the front row, on a flight to their ultimate peace.

That was the TV show LOST! It was an adventure about a group of people who were alone, they had no-one, they were dubbed a tremendous responsibility, and they were all LOST. In the end, after they saved the world, after they made sacrifices, they were all together in the end, no longer alone, no longer LOST.


Now I know, there aren't the 'answers' that everyone wanted. I understand, it is frustrating. But in life answers don't always happen. The Mystical Island is just that, mystical. It is wonderful and confusing and magical and insane. Also, if you pay attention in the last season, a lot of answers are there. The numbers - solved, why Michael isn't there at the end - solved, why the characters already had connections - solved, why Jacob picked out certain people - solved.

And the rest? Well, for me, I like it that the writers have left the less important stuff up to the individual viewer to work out for themselves. The show was about the characters - and each and every character had their story completely resolved.

Livy = satisfied customer.

plus the 'Kiss me James' 'You got it Blondie' bit? BEST EVER!


Charlotte@rockmywedding said...

Livy I love your Lost write ups. I want to talk about your blog on my blog.

Can I?


I liked the ending too.

Charlotte xxx ( another satisfied customer)

Jen said...

I too love your lost write ups, they're so true!

jenny xx

Jen said...


Jenny x