*Major spoiler alerts in this whole post*
Well, it’s over. Although I wish I maybe made watching the last episode a bit more special, I still enjoyed it. I have this particular way about how I like to finish things. For instance, when I read the last Harry Potter book I locked myself in my room for 12 hours so I wouldn’t be interrupted. I mean, can you imagine reading the last chapters of that book in a crowded room? It just doesn’t click, there is no connection.
For awhile through the last season of Lost, I was worried the show was losing touch with all these characters they had so closely introduced, and explored. It seemed to be turning focus onto Jacob and the whole idea of a successor for an island – which was sometimes impersonal. The last episode definitely redeemed the importance of each and every character. I think the quote Live Together, Die Alone had some significance in the finale – seeing as they could not truly ‘die’ or move on without being together with those who held the greatest importance. Many wondered why people like Anna Lucia and Michael weren’t in the final church scene – but remember when Michael explains to Hurley (in the forest when Hurley asks if there are ‘others like him’ on the island), that many of them cannot move on because of what they did – or perhaps they existed in a separate waiting room with the people who were most important to them. Black and white, life and death, good and evil were all important themes in the series- and all turned out to be parallel and coexisting with one another. The island was real, as Christian said, everything that happened was real, and although some died after the island (people like Kate, Miles, the ones who left on the plane), they all ended up with ultimately the same fate, in the same waiting room (or purgatory, in the sideways world). Other themes that stood out to me in the series strongly were love, friendship, the circle of life, the contrast between seeing/believing, faith, and of course redemption. As the flashbacks/memories came to each character in the final episode, it almost always came from what or who they loved most- revealing true love. Example, Locke got his memory back from seeing his toes move- walking was his true love.
The series had always revolved around Jack, and it ended in the same way. In fact, Jack was always my favourite character from the start. The last moments of Lost, with Jack laying down beside the bamboo trees, and closing his eyes…so good.
My favourite scenes. Definitely “Walk-About”, the scene were John is told he cannot go on the walkabout, the moment when the camera zooms away and you see his wheelchair for the first time. Then his theme song plays, and it flashes back to when he crashed, finding out he could now walk, and then it starts to rain.
Also “Greatest Hits” where Charlie goes through his life, ending with meeting Claire. The season finale for season 3 where Charlie drowns is also super sad and always touching to watch…
“The Constant”, where at the end Desmond finally calls Penny – who has been waiting for this call for a very long time.”Par Avion” where we get a glimse into Claire’s life…
Sure, there are still some unanswered questions, such as the numbers, which have so many references and occur randomly, intentionally and by fate…Lost, I will love you always.
Whatever happened, happened.