'Lost' Series Finale: 'The End' Was An Epic Ending To One Of The Most Brilliant Shows On TV

Mon, May 24, 2010 11:45am EDT by 10 Comments
'Lost' Series Finale: 'The End' Was An Epic Ending To One Of The Most Brilliant Shows On TV
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The Lost series finale was brilliant – bittersweet, touching and, true to the show’s form, just as confusing as ever.

The last-ever episode of Lost was truly epic. Not only do we discover what the parallel world is, but we’re also reunited with all our favorite, deceased characters. We see the light – and so does the cast.

Confused? Let me clarify. If you’re a Lost fanatic, you’ll know all about the show’s parallel world – where certain cast members are still alive and living a normal existence off the island. As it turns out, in that sideways world, the characters are actually dead – and Jack (Matthew Fox), the series’ protagonist, is the last to realize it.

This all goes down, of course, after Jack, with the help of Hurley (Jorge Garcia) and Ben (MIchael Emerson), saves the island and Kate (Evangeline Lily) kills the evil smoke monster (Terry O’Quinn). Hurrah, the island has been saved! But at so much cost — meaning, the lives of mostly every single cast member. Those who escape the island include Kate, Sawyer (Josh Holloway), Claire (Emile de Ravin) and Frank (Jeff Fahey). Jack leaves Hurley in charge of the island, saying it was his job all along.

But let’s get back to the emotion. Those who have loved and lost each other (being killed off at various stages over the past six seasons) were reunited. With just one touch, all their memories of being in love on the island flashed before their eyes. Jin (Daniel Dae Kim) and Sun (Yunjin Kim), Claire and Charlie (Dominic Monaghan), Juliet (Eizabeth Mitchell) and Sawyer, Shannon (Maggie Grace) and Sayid (Naveen Andrews) all remember each other as if they had never been apart. It was incredibly touching, and so romantic. I may have cried a few times. Just saying.

The final scene was the most amazing. All the characters assemble in church, where Jack finally realizes what’s happened to him when he sees his deceased father, Christian (John Terry). There are tears, but Jack knows he’s finally ready to “see the light.” It was the perfect ending to an amazing series. Lost, I miss you already. Thanks for ending on search a perfect, if bittersweet, note.

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