Monday, May 24, 2010

Lost final episode - "The End"

So, if you haven't seen the finale of Lost yet, just know that if you keep reading beyond this point there will be spoilers!

OK, so I cannot be held responsible for giving anything away at this point!

Last night I went to watch Lost with my mother in law, Danielle. We don't get ABC at my house and I really didn't want to wait til Monday to watch it. I got teary eyed when each person remembered, the one that got me the most was Sawyer and Juliet! The whole show was great and kept me on the edge of my seat, then the last 5 minutes happened. Huh? I turned to Danielle and said, "what? they're dead???" I kept saying "I'm so confused!" all the way home I talked to myself...(everyone does that right? riiiight?) by the time I got home I had figured it out some and by morning I had it really figured out. (I hope) So, here goes.

Everything that happened on Lost happened, from them surviving the plane crash, to smokey, to getting off the island and coming back to the island. The flash sideways world that they have been having this season was kinda like, for lack of a better word, purgatory. A waiting place. Each of the characters were dead but didn't realize it until they had the moment of remembering. After they realized that they were dead they remembered their life and somehow they knew that they were supposed to make everyone else remember too and meet at this church. There were some people missing like Michael, I think he wasn't there because his soul was stuck on the island, if you remember a few episodes ago he was one of the whispering dead. One thing that bothered me is that baby Aaron was at the church. I don't think he should have been there....but oh well! Questions? ask away in the comments and I'll do my best to answer.


Peggy said...

OK, I feel somewhat better. You explanation makes sense, although I'll still have to go over it in my mind for awhile...and yes, talk to myself about it all. I loved, loved, loved how they let them all find each other at the end. Each story was wonderful but I agree that Sawyer and Juliet were the best. Thanks, Sarah, and I may be back with questions.

Ellen Moore said...

That's pretty much what I thought, too! I was a little confused as to whether or not the flash-sideways actually occurred, but I think they were the just emotional (or sub-conscious) trail to peace with death.

I was sooooo pleased with the ending! I thought the writers did an amazing job of answering everything they could. They couldn't answer it all because it's a "bigger picture" thing, that we have to answer for ourselves. Love it!