August 24th, 2010
09:00 AM ET
SPOILER WARNING: Don't read any further if you have not watched or want no knowledge of the epilogue to "Lost."
“Wait, you can’t just walk out of here! We deserve answers!” So says an employee of the Dharma Initiative early on to Benjamin Linus, who is working with Hurley - the "new man in charge" of the island - during the epilogue on "Lost: The Complete Sixth and Final Season," on DVD today.
"The New Man in Charge" is also the name of this mini-episode, and for those who felt disappointed by the lack of concrete answers in the series finale back in May, this highly-anticipated bonus feature will be much more satisfying.
Ben is in the process of shutting down Dharma stations around the world on Hurley's orders, and in the process he gives two of the last remaining members of the group a lot of information about what went down on the island. If you've wondered what the deal was with those Dharma drops, room 23, pregnancy issues on the island, the polar bears, and yes, the "Hurley bird" (among other things), wonder no longer.
Aside from the island's new dynamic duo, two other mysterious characters make one last appearance, as well.
It's a lot of fun seeing Emmy nominee Michael Emerson deliver a few more memorable one-liners, and Jorge Garcia portray a more Jacob-esque version of Hurley.
Whether one appreciates the tying up of so many loose ends, or just sees it as a needless exercise tacked on to drive DVD sales, it appears likely to cause more debate among the "Lost" fanbase.
As executive producer Damon Lindelof tweeted, "I'm so glad we made 'The New Man in Charge.' I was starting to miss getting yelled at."
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