My brother Jordan has been helping me breakdown LOST episodes for 6 years now, many of those happening here on the blog. I’ll be sharing all my thoughts on the LOST finale tomorrow, but today I asked Jordan (who spent last Sep to Feb in Hawaii) to share his final thoughts about the show. Please extend him a warm, bryanallain.com greeting.
I don’t have a whole lot to add to Bryan’s wrap up of the show that you’ll read tomorrow, but I will definitely take this opportunity to say my peace. I loved the finale, I thought the ending of the OT storyline was nearly perfect. There were some things that got a little cloudy, namely Desmond and Widmore, but overall the writers did their best to give us all the information we needed for our character’s stories.
That is what Lost really was all about, a story about 40 or so people that survive a plane crash on a crazy island. They encountered a lot of mysterious things, but they didn’t always encounter the explanations, and why should they? They weren’t trying to dig up the mysteries of the world or space-time or what have you. They were trying to survive and make it back home. If you think about it, most characters in the show, including all of the passengers of 815, know less about the Island than we do as viewers. Jack didn’t even really know who MiB was, so we should be happy with the knowledge that we do have.
As for the Flash Sideways/Purgatory world, I was quite pleased with how it turned out. It was a twist that I never saw coming, and it was a way for all of our characters to have that cheesy, lovey moment together, without it seeming too unrealistic. Not that Lost is the most believable show, but an alternate timeline where you can download the life of your alter ego from another timeline, now that would have been a tough one to explain! That moment where Jack finally joins everyone in the church, I relished those tears, and that moment was what the entire sideways world was created for.
So yeah, Lost is over. That fact is still sinking in. It is very bittersweet. Oddly enough, now that its over I can honestly say that I am overjoyed with the fact that they left so many questions unanswered. I thought I wanted them all answered, but where is the fun in that? The open-endedness of the finale allows for all of us Lost fans to continue the discussion for as long as we want. I will definitely be starting over at some point soon with season one and with the information that we have now I am excited to try to fill in the blanks that the writers left for us, and there are a lot of those blanks. I know Bryan will be doing this too and I’m sure we will have many moments where we need to tell each other about something cool we figured out. I encourage you all to do the same.
Dissecting Lost episodes on here with my brother has been some of the most fun I’ve ever had in front of a keyboard. I’d like to thank Bryan for the opportunity to post on here and for getting me into Lost in the first place. I especially want to thank those of you that read these posts and contributed some of your own theories in the comments section, it has been fun bouncing ideas back and forth. I don’t know if I will get another chance to guest post on here, but like I said it has been a great time and either way I will see you all in the comments!
Thanks again Jordan! Your input made these posts 5 times better than if it was just me speculating. And I’m sure you’ll be back on the blog before too long.
Stay Tuned tomorrow for my thoughts on the LOST finale. (I’ll announce the contest winner some point in the next week or so.)