My wife and I have been watching LOST for years and, as it came to the final season, we were more than excited to see what it was all about.
To be honest, it’s hard to know if the series finale was satisfying or not. It was in some aspects, but left a lot of unanswered questions. Then again, how could they have answered them all?
I was very satisfied with how they ended the show and I kind of get it. I guess I’ve always kind of got it this season, but for some reason, I want more answers. I want it all spelled out for me.
Here is my take on it all.
The Island was purgatory. That place where some go when they die that is in-between heaven and hell. They then had to figure out themselves before they could move on. Plus, the candidates could only move on as a group. They needed each other, and the love they found on the island, before they could truly be happy and enter the light.
If I knew the bible more, I could probably tell you more. It was a religious story, even if we didn’t realize it. Good vs Bad. God vs Devil. Heaven vs Hell.
It’s not clear when who dies or if anyone survived Oceanic flight 815 but they would have had to. I think that the survivors were the Oceanic 6, but I’m not sure.
I also still don’t know why the island moved in time, what Charles Widmore had to do with it, why Desmond was so special, if purgatory still exists or what happened to it, who Richard Alpert was, what the numbers meant, what the dog had to do with it, and so many other questions.
It’s things like that don’t make sense. There are hundreds of unanswered questions, but yet seeing Hurley & Libby, Sawyer & Juliet, Charlie & Clair and so many more re-united at the end made for a very good ending.
I think that as the days go on, and I read other peoples takes on LOST, that more pieces will start to fall into place.
And, chances are, we may just re-watch the whole series some day.
What’s your take on LOST?