Monday, May 24, 2010
Needless to say, if you haven't seen the series finale, do not read further. Okay, fair warning.
I liked it. I am actually fairly happy that there are still some puzzles to figure out even in the end. Like how Desmond's electromagnetism ability was tweaked into not jumping in time but jumping to the afterlife. Also, to all those people who think that the finale said the Island was purgatory and all the 815 passengers died in the original crash, I highly recommend re-watching the finale with a notebook and a pause function. The funniest part of the finale, for me personally as a viewer, was when Smokey/Locke was shot. I cheered and then they panned up to Kate then I said out loud, "Bwuh?" Yeah, in six seasons I HAVE NEVER CHEERED FOR KATE! In fact, going into the finale, I was hoping for her gruesome bloody death. Her character drove me nuts.
There were a lot of tears with all the timeline 2 reunions. I started thinking that the alt-universe was not what I thought it was when people started remembering their own deaths. I also SO called that Jack's ex was Juliet. B-but who is their son? David makes no sense to me. How can you have a child in the afterlife? The beginning of the church scene started clue-ing me in thanks to the stained glass window. I thought, "Wow, that's every symbol of a major religion. I wonder if that's some hippie CA church? I would totally join." When I figured out that everyone was dead ( a millisecond before Jack), I gasped and started bawling. I loved the alt-universe so much it really felt like a plane-load of my friends just died.
I'd also like to thank my brother for getting me back into the show. I watched it for the first two seasons but stopped because I was fed up with the mysteries and the feeling that the writers were making shit up as they went along. My brother, in his brilliance, fought that prejudice by showing me a marathon of seasons 3 - 5. Amazingly, shown that way, the show made sense and was riveting! This past season 6, we had fun texting each other on Tuesday nights. Thank you Lost for the thrill ride.
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