Absolutely amazing - that’s basically how I describe the final chapter of LOST. An emotional closure to the most amazing TV series ever was exactly what I was looking for. I laughed. I cried. I was completely satisfied with the ending, yet the show will live on and open to interpretation as to what exactly happened. And that is what makes this TV show just so damn special.
In the end, Lost taught is that it is not the destination, but the journey of life and the people that you enjoy it with along the way. This was particularly hard for me to digest on Sunday, being away from many of my family and friends. But that being said, it made me realize how lucky I am to have such awesome people in my life.
What I was really excited about was that the show ended on it’s own accord. The producers ended Lost exactly the way they wanted, and not because the network thought it was necessary to end the show. Because of this, I’m happy with the final outcome.
I won’t go into a full diagnosis and recap of this episode, simply because it can’t be dissected with only one viewing. The amount of content in The End was simply mind boggling. And while it didn’t touch on much of the mythology of the show as many had hoped, it was the most character-driven episode in 6 years. In the end, Lost wasn’t about some silly island. It was about the characters and how they bonded through their journey.
I think this quote from Christian Shephard basically sums up the series:
This is a place that you all made together so you could find one another. The most important time of your life was when you were with these people. That’s why you are all here. No one does it alone Jack. You needed all of them and they needed you.
There’s a lot of criticism for the finale, if the producers simply patched something together. I call bullshit, but I do like this quote from Miles Straum that they may have thrown in just to address that:
I don’t believe in a lot of things, but I believe in duct tape.
And now as I try to find something to fill the void that is Tuesday night, I look back on this epic story and how it has changed me and brought me closer to the people I care about. How many TV shows can you say that have done that?
Thank you LOST!