Friday, May 28, 2010
Finally, My Thoughts On The Lost Series Finale
I hope that Lost fans who read this blog will still be interested in reading my thoughts on the finale five days after it aired. I'll get right to it!
The best part of the finale was the resolution of all the main characters' emotions and motivations on the Island. These characters were tortured souls from the very first episode, so to see them finally at peace was touching. Despite many complaints from other fans, I loved that the alternate reality of the last season turned out to be a way station to "heaven," created by the characters themselves. I never once saw that coming, but once it was revealed, I was totally on board and happy to see everyone ready to "let go, and move on."
Of course, like many others, I would have loved to have received more answers to the Island's many mysteries. Why did pregnant women die on the Island? What exactly was the "Hurley bird?" Was the craziness that took over Rousseau, Sayid, and Claire the sickness mentioned in earlier seasons, and if so, what was the antidote we saw? Did Jacob force the characters to cross paths before the plane crash? What's the story behind the music group Geranimo Jackson? Did Libby remember Hurley from the mental institution?
I can't fault finale detractors too much for being upset about the lack of answers, and I believe the case can be made that these and other questions should have been addressed at some point. But I disagree when they say that the show was more about these mysteries than the characters. The show was about both equally.
Still, what they did with the characters was so beautiful, I'm not that upset about the unresolved mysteries. I suppose the creators believe it's good to leave some mysteries unresolved, and perhaps time will reveal that they are right. I've had a great time following this show for the last six years and I thank everyone involved for a fantastic show. Rest in peace, Lost!