So after an absurd amount of difficulty we finally managed to download, convert, burn and watch the Lost finale last night.
Ok, so I do understand the ending. I get that the “flash-sideways” was a bit of a red herring in that it wasn’t “real” per se in the physical world sense and that it was really more of a “spiritual” place. Like my friend, Orb said, it’s kinda like a cross between the Nexus from Star Trek and the afterlife from What Dreams May Come. (Which is a good way of thinking about it.) I understand that everything that happened on the Island in “the real world” happened and that there was no real time or place where they all wound up (because one presumes for example, Kate died years later from Jack’s death on the island and had a whole life and experience after leaving on the second plane) and that it doesn’t in anyway negate the events that occurred in the past six seasons.
However… there were several unanswered questions – of course! it’s Lost, what does one expect? – but the one that’s bugging me the most is why did the season open with the Island on the bottom of the ocean? I’ve read through some recap/thoughts/blogs on the final episode and a lot of people have come up with decent explanations for a lot of the other things that never got answered but the scene of the Island on the ocean floor still baffles me. I just can’t figure that one out.
So what were your thoughts on the episode? Love it? Hate it? Somewhere in the middle? I’d love to see what others – not to be confused with Others HA! – thought of it as well.