Monday, May 24, 2010
Lost and gone forever
While i really wasn't expecting it to end like a fairy tale with everyone living happily ever after its still hard to come to terms with knowing that they're all dead....
maybe by tomorrow i'll see some redeeming qualities of that idea but right now i just feel sort of lost.....
my God, they were dead all along!
How can this be? I should have known!
Lots of questions went unanswered but then, i knew they couldn't answer for alot of stuff; writers got creative and then couldn't backtrack or fill in. Some of the story lines were so crazy and some so great, especially in the love and romance dept. They ended up with no chance of any sequel, probably the actors want to move on with their lives and other projects.
Still though it would have been nice to end up something like Six Feet Under did a few years ago; now that was a great ending! But of course they wouldn't want to copy-cat.
Come to really think about that - it would have sucked.
I didn't know what the hell was going on around that island; couldn't even begin to sort it all out and certainly couldn't explain it to anyone.....flash back and flash forward is easy enough but then they added flash sideways and that got me a little lost. And yet, it was entertaining enough to keep me glued to the screen for 6 years.
Now that its soaking in a bit i see that the island was the gateway between heaven and hell.
I'm sure others will have their own thoughts about this ending and i might change mine, but i don't think so.
The best thing about Lost - the show made us think and its all open to interpretation. So, there's probably no right or wrong answer or conclusion. At least we have this - they're all together; Kate and Jack, Sawyer and Juliet, Sayid and Shannon, Jin and Sun, Penny and Desmond. Charlie and Claire. Those that were with them on this journey - Hugo, John, Boone, Rose, Bernard - are with them, and they're all happily re-united, albeit dead, at least in heaven.
Benjamin stayed out in the dark so i suppose that means he went to hell. I don't think the bit players were there but that dosnt mean they went to hell; i guess they could show only the major ones. Ditto the dog; in heaven i know.
It was a great show while it lasted; highly entertaining, great characters, beautiful Hawaiian scenery and exciting to the end.
So i guess it was the perfect ending; perhaps the only ending they could have.
They're no longer lost, so its a closure of sorts.