[Editor's Note: You know the drill by now. If you haven't seen the series finale of "Lost" yet, DON'T READ ANY FURTHER.]
To quote John Locke, "We're gonna need to watch that again."
As I said earlier, Sunday night's episode succeeded in many ways as an ending to this season. Just about everything one might want to know about the mysteries of this season was answered. As for some of the earlier mysteries, of which I've talked about here before (the bird that said "Hurley," anyone?), we're left to piece them together ourselves.
The good news is that many answers were more implied (as opposed to the straightforward answer on the whispers) than some might realize (see the discussion about Aaron here), and quite a lot can apparently be explained by the island's electromagnetic "source," which played a big part in the climactic scenes.
I'll make this relatively spoiler-free for now, actually. So - that was a real curveball, those last five minutes. A lot of it was very fitting, it definitely took us on an emotional journey, and there were so many moments that moved me, and really worked. But, those last five minutes will certainly start some "healthy debate," to say the least.
As a finale to season six, it was very good. As a finale to the series as a whole, less so. But it was hardly a misfire. And I'll leave it at that for now.
Check back here tomorrow for my full reaction: here's what I had to say as it was happening.
In the meantime, let the conversation begin in the comments below. Better yet, share your video of what you thought about it.
If you haven't heard, "Lost" is coming to an end after six seasons this Sunday, May 23 at 9 p.m. E.T. It's been a trending topic on social networking sites for days and is looking to be one of the most-watched finales of all time. You probably know that it's being preceded by a special pre-show and being followed by a post-show where the producers will show alternate endings to the finale. And if you care about all that you probably want to know more...
Here's a few more tidbits for you:
The "Lost" finale has been given an exception from the TV academy's board of governors, which makes it eligible for Emmy Awards despite its 2.5 hour running time.
The show won an Emmy for Outstanding Drama in 2005. Since it's debut in 2004 it has also won several individual Emmy awards and been nominated for many more.
The finale will be simulcast around the globe.
In an effort to keep the illegal downloads to a minimum, ABC is being telecast simultaneously in Europe and will be available in 59 countries around the world within 48 hours of the show's U.S. broadcast.
Fifteen episodes ago, who knew that the "flash-sideways" would provide so much of the excitement leading up to the series finale on "Lost"?
When it came to those much-desired answers and a real sense of finality, there was certainly quite a lot to be found in the island scenes of Tuesday night's episode. But if you were looking for some old-fashioned thrills (including a jail break!), the scenes in the parallel timeline really delivered.
First of all, let's get the stuff we all knew was coming out of the way: Jack is the new Jacob. Not since Michael being revealed as the man on Widmore's boat has anything been so obvious.
If you have to spend your weekend working, what better way to spend it than with actors on hit ABC and Disney shows. I dished the dirt all day long with more than 30 cast members of various television shows and movies.
It was a lot to digest, and since I love to write in bullet points I'll give you the cliff notes version: FULL POST
"Every question I answer will simply lead to another question." So said one mysterious resident of the island, to a pregnant woman who was shipwrecked there thousands of years ago. Boy, she wasn't kidding.
We got more than our usual share of answers on Tuesday night's episode of "Lost," with one long flashback explaining the origins of Jacob and the Man in Black. Chances are that this will either be seen as a landmark episode or a massive misfire by most fans. It will almost certainly be debated for a long time to come.
I don't know about you, but I'm going to resign myself to the fact that some of what's happened over these six seasons just won't be fully explained (especially after recent statements by Evangeline Lilly and another key actor on the show - watch this space for more on that later today). I'm okay with that. Even so, I'm hoping we'll get a little more clarity, at least on what we saw in this third-to-last episode, before it's all over. FULL POST
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