The Ending of Lost and the Beginning of More Questions

Kyle Reed // @kylereed

Maybe I missed something, but was Lost suppose to end like that? I feel like I got some answers, but in the end felt, well Lost. I know JJ Abrams could not answer all of our questions, like what happened to the polar bears? But he could have at least given some explanation to this whole idea of a new world and the death of all the characters.

I guess it makes sense to everyone in their own way. But honestly it left me more confused then anything. I know I have a smart group of readers here (and for those that have never watched lost consider yourself cursed and blessed at the same time).

I am starting a recover group here on the blog. A place for Lost addicts to come and find healing and get their questions answered. I cannot deliver Chris Seay in the comment section, but I can promise to try and get some answers for us all.

Ask away…this is your Lost helpline

What was your impressions of the series finale of Lost?

What Questions are you left asking?

*kyle

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  • http://www.justlivingthelife.com Jay

    Another one with the polar bears. What significance does that have? The polar bears were most likely the result of an Dharma experiment.

    I don’t understand what’s so confusing. Everything that happened on the island, happened. This alternate universe was a “purgatory” of sorts. Jack was the epicenter of both. He was the one who was not only the protector of the island but also the one who saved it. In the alternate view he was the final piece of the equation that came together with the rest of the characters so they could all move on (those who wanted to anyway).

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      See, that is why I ask these questions because I get answers and understanding.

      Perfect

      And the polar bears thing was a question from a friend that wanted to have me ask the community.

  • http://cchase101.wordpress.com Chris Chase

    Kyle my friend!

    The episode wasn’t about answers…Some questions just stay on the island. Instead, the story was about redemption and forgiveness (as seen through the OBVIOUS Christ-Like figure named Jack) and the last epi play off of those themes beautifully. I didn’t like it the first time. Then I re-watched it. Classic show.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      I guess I can understand that. I just like some finality to things. I haven’t watched it again, probably need to. But I do think Jack’s character is a classic, and I liked the last scene of him laying down and ending it the way it started.

      So fair enough.

      PS: Sorry about your Habs

  • http://www.unfetteredbloke.com Nathan

    Jay must have more faith than me, because I didn’t get it. Don’t really care about the polar bears, but what kind of ending was that for a show with all of these “mysteries” over 6 years. Were they all just dead to begin with and living as spirits on the island? Did Hurley find a way to build that alternate timeline where they were all able to meet up? Where did they all go, some sort of “bliss” or “heaven”? What was the point of Desmond coming back? I haven’t seen any of the alternate endings yet, but it would’ve made just as much sense for them all to walk in the light and appear as guests on the Jimmy Kimmel show at the end. I enjoyed the finale up until the last 5 minutes when it took a nose dive and crashed – at least for me any way.

    • http://www.unfetteredbloke.com Nathan

      Just saw the alternate endings – I thought they were going to be legit. Confirmed my opinion of Jimmy Kimmel.

    • http://www.justlivingthelife.com Jay

      Were they all just dead to begin with and living as spirits on the island?

      No. Listen to what Christian said to Jack. He said, “They all died Jack. Some before you, and some long after you.” In that he was talking about Kate, Sawyer, Hurley and Ben who all survived. The island was real and everything that happened on it was real.

      Desmond was critical to both endings taking place. On the island, Desmond was able to absorb the energy the light gave off. Jack nor anybody else could survive taking that ‘plug’ out of the island. When Desmond did that, Smokey became mortal and Jack realized only he could save the island and in doing so, would also save his friends. On the other side, Desmond was the one who got them all together in one place to realize their ‘world’ as they knew it then, didn’t really exist. It was as said, time to “let go.”

      Nobody could reasonably expect to see 6 seasons of mysteries wrapped up in neat package in what was a 1 hour and 45 minute (there was 45 minutes of commercials) series finale. That’s not what the show was about. It’s like watching a brilliant film like ‘Pulp Fiction’ and complaining you never found out was in the briefcase.

      • http://www.unfetteredbloke.com Nathan

        Thanks makes sense I guess. The biggest thing I have trouble getting my head around is how the island timeline was related to the alternate and how the two came together – or if they even did? What began the creation of that alternate timeline – the bomb going off at the end of season 5? Glad it makes sense to some of you.

        • http://www.justlivingthelife.com Jay

          The ‘alternate’ timeline didn’t start obviously until the last of them died in what was the ‘real’ timeline. Chances are it was Hurley and Ben who were the last to go as they were still on the island. That’s another unanswered question for people to bitch about. “When did everybody really die! I want answers!!” :)

          • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

            But it is so fun to bitch about things Jay :)

      • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

        At least it did not end like the Sopranos, just a cut to black.

  • http://godlysheep.com Brett Barner

    I’m with Jay. I was acceptant of the ending and it made sense (kind of) to me. I’m appreciative of mysteries like Pulp Fiction’s briefcase, but my one question for anyone wanting to answer is, “Were the candidates brought there originally by Jacob? or were they chosen after they arrived?”

    • http://godlysheep.com Brett Barner

      Oh and a side note: I was really hoping they would all die on the island, and the alternate reality was not a purgatory and they were just dead (kind of a cop out if you ask me. ie. “It was all just a dream…”). I was thinking that the hydrogen bomb actually worked and that as their memories were restored of the island, they were allowed to continue living their changed lives in this alternate reality.

      Just sayin.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      I like that question Brett.
      I think they were brought there because of the way Jacob visited them before they ever went to the Island. But what do I know.

      • http://godlysheep.com Brett Barner

        That’s right. Thanks! I knew there was an answer out there. :)

  • http://scarletcordministries.wordpress.com Kamrie

    Let’s see. I have no idea what happened to Charles Whitmore after Locke visited him. By the way thanks for this the person who I watched lost with hates it when I ask questions so this is great!!!

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      that was the first time you have ever watched it with me. So you have no argument.
      And these guys are a lot smarter then me anyway.

  • http://www.markzonder.com/ Amy

    that was the first time you have ever watched it with me. So you have no argument.
    And these guys are a lot smarter then me anyway.