First, I’d like to say thank you to all of you who have been following me on my journey through The Lost Zone. It was tough for both us, but we’ve finally made it off the island. Before I talk about the ending, I want to talk about Season 6 as a whole. Overall, it was a complete mess and emotionally manipulative. They do these “sideways flashes” which show the characters meeting for the first time seemingly as though they’ve never been to the island. It’s Desmond’s job, for some reason, to connect everyone and deliver them to their final destination, heaven. I knew it was going to end with the whole white light, they’re all dead etc. That wouldn't have been a problem if they kept the whole, this is hell/purgatory idea. But instead, they inputted Jacob. I really wish that they never included Jacob, the Man in Black, “Eve,” the random temple episodes etc. They really made no sense, and of course the Man in Black is the fake villain, the real villain they have to defeat in the end is the evil force that lives below the island, for some reason. Jack, of course, sacrifices himself and whoever wants to leave the island, can. But we never find out what happens to them once they reach the mainland, we just know that by the end, everyone died. Either before Jack, like Sun and Jin (whose daughter is now an orphan yet we never see her again), or way after - supposedly that’s Hurley and Ben, but it could also be Sawyer and Kate. We really never know what happens to them once they get back, which is a huge mistake in my eyes.
From the beginning, I realized Lost was more about the characters’ journeys that anything else. The creators of the show said that they wanted to focus more on the characters and not so much on solving the mysteries they created because they thought it would be deeper to not explain things. They got that wrong because to us, the audience, we just see it as lazy writing. We see it as if they didn’t know how they were going to end the show. It seems as though they just created various plot points to try to make everything connect, but by the time they did that, it was already too late. In addition, I didn’t like that everything on the island was real because for most of the show they were hinting that it was purgatory or hell. Yet, the creators get mad at the fans for thinking that. FUCK YOU. They just changed it around in the last minute because ABC sold the show and the writers had to make it longer than they originally planned. You can see in the 3rd and 4th season they’re trying to wrap it up with Ben being the means to an end, but in season 5 they recon that story line, for the Jacob story line.
If I were you, I wouldn’t waste my time. But at the same time, I do feel more connected to the show since I watched all of it, rather than stopping in the middle and reading the ending. There were some genuinely nice moments during the flashes in purgatory when they were remembering one another, but other than that, the writers should have focused more on the story, rather than the characters, who for the most part, weren’t very likable.
Lastly, here are all my questions about Lost, and maybe you could help me answer them in the comments.
23 year old English major and ESL Teacher. Currently living in Fortaleza, Brazil. Feminist and kill joy with a cause.