As a loyal LOSTie, I was excited and saddened to watch the finale. Excited to see how it would end…and sad to see how
it would end. How can they wrap up six seasons of utter insanity in 180 minutes?
I won’t recap the show here, but I do have some insight:
The finale wasn’t about finishing the story, it was about saying goodbye to the characters.
Every major character (and some minor ones, too) got a moment to shine, as their shift-sideways selves “woke up” to realize who they really were – and more important, what they had to do.
We saw the joy in Sun’s eyes when she realized this wasn’t her first sonogram.
Wiping away a stream of tears, we all watched the reunion of Claire, Charlie and Aaron.
We saw Juliet and Sawyer inadvertently touch, triggering their past to come to the present.
For whatever reason, Sayid and Shannon came back to each other (I hated their relationship! Where’s Nadia???)
Star-crossed lovers Penny and Desmond were together at the end.
Even Charlotte played a bit role in the proceedings.
Ben realized his sins, and needed more time to work everything out.
We saw Jack struggle with the realization that everyone else took to so easily.
The story on the island seemed secondary to the reunion of the castaways.
Did it make sense? Not really.
But, it was the reward for putting up with those six seasons of insanity.
Many questions were answered, some were left to interpretation (like, why show the Oceanic remains?), but at the end of the show, we saw the characters at peace with themselves, reunited with the ones they love, ready to take one more journey together.
And isn’t that enough?
Despite the Man in Black dying, despite the world being saved, despite Hurley and Ben serving as the new Jacob and Richard, this didn’t feel like a finale…it felt like a long kiss goodnight.
See you in another life, LOST.
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