They actually got Bob Newhart to recreate the ending of the Newhart show with him waking up next to Kate. It was hilarious! They had another alternate ending with the host of Survivor coming out and kicking Sayid off the island which was hilarious too.
The internets are full of "I hated it/I loved it" reactions this morning. Sure there were some unanswered questions but I thought it had emotional closure more than anything. It was a wonderful six year roller coaster ride. Nothing came close to it.
i thought the ending was okay. actually, it was pretty awesome right up to the last bit. i really liked the anticipation of the alt universe coming together and believing that it had something to do with the situation back on the island. when it turned into some purgatory-like place that's where it fell apart a bit for me. but overall the series was pretty incredible and i really enjoyed the ride.
Loc: Louisville, KY
Ah, now THIS explains it perfectly to me. This is the way I understood it to be.
I got this from the Fuselage. Someone posted it on there.
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It is quite obvious that
1.) The "flash sideways" were not "sideways" at all. They were in fact to the future where our characters are in a purgatorial state after their death, awaiting their awakening.
2.) In this purgatorial state, each character adopted a persona that conveyed their role/mindset/troubles on or after the island.
Observe: Ben as a teacher, trying to be a leader Locke still confused and trying to find his place Sawyer as a not-so-clean cop, as he was in Dharma Miles as a sidekick to Sawyer, as was the case on the island Jack as a doctor, still trying to fix everything Sayid as himself, but with Nadia reincarnated as more visibly taunting Hurley as a big wig, helping people, as he would have been after the torch was passed to him by Jack etc, etc, etc
3.) Everything on the island happened.
4.) The characters that were missing from the "reunion" in the church were missing because the time they spent on the island did not define their existence in the same way it did those who were at the reunion.
5.) Ben did not go in the church because he had not come to terms with everything, despite already having his "vision".
6.) Christian never goes into the room with the rest of the clan because he did not know them and therefore could not have created a timeless relationship with them, which brings me to my final point...
7.) The show was not about an island or a smoke monster or Jacob, etc, etc. The show was about the relationships one builds when placed in adverse situations. Its about building a bond with the people around you: Forming relationships that are timeless.
Loc: Hampstead, MD, USA
The finale was a letdown for me. Here they've taken 6 years to put together this mysterious tale, then seemingly just rush it together at the end.
Seemed to me there was going to be this grand battle between good and evil, this build up with the tale between Jacob and MIB. Instead it ends up being a slight scuffle on a ledge and Locke getting shot in the back. Woo.. pardon me if I yawn.
Up until that I thought Jack was pretty kick ass though.
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