I did not get into Lost until it was already into the third season, I believe. We borrowed the discs from someone and after 3 episodes I was done. I hated it. They are lost. On an island. Great. Who cares? When is this going to get interesting? Someone told me to stick with it, that if you can get past around episode 7, I will be hooked. Right, ok. But I did stick with it. And watched the whole first season in probably less than 5 days. And Sunday, I was really sad to see it all end. (On the flip side – I am super happy about it because I have so much I want to record on Tuesdays!)
I know that a lot of people have a lot of different emotions and thoughts about the end but I for one really liked it. Maybe that is because I am that emotional and sweet type person. I mean, come on, Hallmark commercials usually bring a tear or two, Sylvan Learning Commercials where the kid gets straight A’s make me cry! I am a cheesy wimp and that episodes really played on my emotions. Congrats, Lost. You made me cry…again.I feel like I have cried at least once an episode since this last season started.
There are a lot of different theories out there about the ending and what it all means and there an enormous amount of complaints that it didn’t answer all of the unanswered questions. Look peeps, this is LOST we are talking about. We blindly followed for 6 whole seasons. We should have known this whole time they weren’t going to wrap up all of the questions in a 2.5 hour episode with 45 minutes of commercials. You just have to kind of accept things for the way they are.
My theory has holes, I know, but I wanted to give you my take in effort to get a discussion going. I really think that the plane crash did happen, that they landed on that island. But somehow in the parallel universe they also went on to lead normal lives, whether on the island or off the island. I think that they all died at different times, some on the island, some years later. Hurley and Ben I think died a whole lot of years later because they spent their lives protecting the island, just like Jacob, based on the exchange at the very end of the show. I think Ben didn’t want to go into the church because he was choosing to stay a bit longer to be a father figure to Alex. While Desmond and Penny weren’t on the plane, he was the one who brought all these people together so it made sense he was there. I think the whole theme was “Letting Go.” Penny allowed Desmond to let go. Rose on the airplane was trying to help Jack let go. Aaron had to be born in that situation and not live a long life for Claire to let go. Walt maybe wasn’t ready to let go (and there is no way he could have looked the same age since he should now be in the NBA and probably has a voice ten times deeper.) And when they all died, just like Christian Shepard (good Lord….so obvious) said, this is the place you all chose to meet. The relationships in that room were greater than any other relationships any of them have formed in their lives and they decided to be together to go onto the next step.
I bet you are all thinking, why doesn’t she just top writing and post a photo?Just wanted to get my two cents in.
But for all of you still looking for answers, my only advice to you is to just Let Go. Move on. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that people will talk about this finale for a very, very long time.