Bonnie Says Sorry BFF's — The Lost Finale Was One Disappointing Bust For Me!

Mon, May 24, 2010 11:30am EDT by 18 Comments
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Finale by copout — that’s my opinion of last nights highly anticipated Lost finale. The island’s castaways turn out to be all dead! Dead!

After all they’ve been through — black smoke, time travel, torture by “others”, polar bears, sacrifice of their personal lives and loves — this is their reward. They all get to walk into the light together.

Come on! Clearly the show’s creator’s/writers wrote themselves so many mysteries that they didn’t know how to wrap up their myriad loose endings and intrigue story lines.

Instead, they came to one depressing conclusion — none of the characters who we grew to love EVER escaped the grip of the otherworldly island. Not the oceanic 6 who appeared to have been rescued nor Kate Sawyer and Claire, who appeared to have flown in the last episode.

So what happened? When did they die? And when did Penny Widmore die? She reappears DEAD at the end with Desmond? And what happened to Daniel Faraday’s mother?

Sorry Lost creators — killing off your characters just shows how you wrote yourselves into a holy or hatcy and you couldn’t write your way back out in one season.

There was really NO reason to have ended this fascinating show prematurely.

With another season or two, y ou could have tied this series up in a far more intriguing and inspirational way.

It just bums me out — all that creativity that went into naming leader Jack Shephard — his dad Christian Shephard, setting up Desmond as a Jesus character, and meticulously developing the numbers plotline — all thrown out for a quickie ending.

You might as well have had Jack waking up and it was all a dream.

Bonnie Fuller

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supumadur

Posted at 10:19 PM on June 16, 2013  

i mean really just cause ending was bad the journey was good so 50 episodes are fun then 1 becomes terrible and then everything is bad how strange are people most people just seem wanna endless hate on everything everytime they get the chance to hate on something they grab it fast like youtube videos millions of them with the same arguments on people trying to look cooler than each other cant ya just shut it if u got nothing alright to say

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fugoverdose

Posted at 3:19 PM on May 26, 2010  

to scary dude ..
your stupidity is INDEED ‘SCARY’ ..
where ya’ from buddy? bumfuk romania?

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Queen Becky

Posted at 7:58 AM on May 26, 2010  

For LOST, one of the predictions from the beginning was that the cast was living in pergatory and waiting to move to the next level. There’s no way all of our questions could be answered. But the big questions WAS answered. It was a good run and I will definately miss my thinking man’s sci-fi.

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Sefkan

Posted at 10:34 AM on May 25, 2010  

I cant believe it!!! After 6 years is that what we deserve?! Simply unacceptable! People who can swallow it sure watched it as they were watching smackdown or an nba game! Writers, where is your promise to answer all questions! I dont get it you really LOST and had no idea how to conclude or is it that you expect us to beg for new episodes to see what happened to survivors what did Hugo and Ben do after Jack how Penny got there why dead Ben decide to stay and what he planning to do as a dead man blah blah blah after 6 years you disrespect millions and from now I’m not gonna watch anything written by that amazing morons

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JJ

Posted at 2:54 AM on May 25, 2010  

I don’t think you get it. Nor do I think that this was a cop-out, but rather the perfect ending to a wonderful show. The characters were not dead the whole time. Everything that happened on the island was real, everything they experienced was real. Life and death happened. It was all real. When Jack watches the plane leave (with Sawyer, Richard, Kate, Claire, etc.), we can assume that they made it back safely and had long prosperous lives. The flash sideways timeline was actually an ‘after life’ experience (not purgatory!) where they found each other. Because this reality had no “time”, they all arrived there at the same time regards of when they died in the “real” timeline. It was wonderful writing that summed up the essence of LOST. It didn’t need to answer everything and the viewers were always pissed when they spoon-fed the answers to us. LOST has always been about the characters and them being “found”, not about the mythology of the island.

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scarry dude

Posted at 8:47 AM on May 25, 2010  

it wasnt beautiful finale, only americans can swallow this kind of crap

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Ana

Posted at 6:15 PM on May 25, 2010  

JJ,

Thank you!!!

I was totally disappointed but your take on it completely makes sense and is an emotionally AND intellectually satisfying explanation.

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HC

Posted at 2:11 AM on May 27, 2010  

Thanks for setting Bonnie straight, JJ. I can’t believe she didn’t read a blog or something to figure out what actually happened before posting this diatribe. The ending was fitting and you’re right, we don’t need to be spoon-fed all the answers. People have no imaginations anymore!

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Mary

Posted at 6:21 PM on May 24, 2010  

I enjoyed it but felt it left many questions unanswered. We would have to see all the seasons again just to regain perspective on what really happened.
I was confused that the main girl was in love with Jack, when she was always running after the temperamental other guy. (sorry i forget names) She had been giving Jack the brush off especially in the flash sideways.
Did you guys see that kiss? when she tells him she loves him? Wow, it was intense…left me confused. I guess they had to match everyone back up at the end.
well at least it was entertaining but you kind of want to see what its all about and it makes sense at the end and i was only about 50% satisfied.

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caroline

Posted at 7:26 PM on May 25, 2010  

That “temperamental other guy” name is Sawyer ..how could you forget his name ?!! ;o)

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nere

Posted at 5:12 PM on May 24, 2010  

it was quit disappointing.
the writers did not have the right of taking a lot of my time for 6 years for such a cheap end. almost all excitements on the island became meaningless

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Paula

Posted at 3:22 PM on May 24, 2010  

A terrible, terrible ending for such a fantastic, creative. and unique series– The ending was absolutely not in keeping with the eeriness and development of the series– too many hanging endings– too nicely sewed up at the end (everyone is happy and in heaven)- the writers/producers could/should have done SO much better– I am left feeling very left down and hugely disappointed.

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JJ

Posted at 2:58 AM on May 25, 2010  

Here’s the message of LOST: relationships matter, we need each other, we all contribute to helping “find” ourselves, and the end of this life isn’t “the end”. Those things came through loud and clear. That is one powerful finale!

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caroline

Posted at 7:26 PM on May 25, 2010  

well said

 
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Carol

Posted at 12:20 AM on May 28, 2010  

No, that’s not called powerfull, that’s called a cliché.

 
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amanda

Posted at 12:09 PM on May 24, 2010  

the finale ends by JACK dying, not everyone else. as christian said, everyone either died before him or long after. everything that happened on the island, etc beforehand was real. there is no chronology in the flash-sideways, which turned out to be an afterlife of some sorts. everyone met there after they died, in which everyone was with who they were supposed to be with, together.

it was a great finale.

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Kanita

Posted at 1:35 PM on May 24, 2010  

Amanda, if that’s what it was supposed to be (I thought the same), then that is just more plot. That shouldn’t have been a finale, as it doesn’t resolve anything. “Oh Jack is dead, and everyone else either died before him or after him”. And???

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andy

Posted at 9:44 AM on May 25, 2010  

What a terrible waste of a good show, you might as well have skipped season 2 – 5 because everything that happened during those shows had no meaning what so ever. What was the point in faradays time travel experiments? nothing… what was the point of jacob… nothing, there are so many loose ends left it left me dissapointed and confused.

 
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