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There’s only one part I don’t understand at the moment—the rules of the sideways world, and why some people aren’t “ready” yet (like Ben! What was the deal with Ben?)—but altogether I am thoroughly satisfied with the episode, the conclusion and the entire conceit.
I long ago said to myself that when the end came, I’d either say “boy, that came out of nowhere,” or the total opposite “why didn’t I see that coming?” and I have to say the latter is true. It makes perfect sense, and the whole thing is based upon thoughts I had all the way back in season 2. Only I didn’t know yet what my realization meant.
Now I do, and I can’t be happier with the ending. Not because I was “right” all along, but because the show stuck to its guns and made the entire thing about the characters and their stories, from day one to the last.
Thanks LOST. To paraphrase Ben, this means more to me than I can put into words.4 years ago
Alston, making a plea for unanswered questions in the last episode of Lost. (via newsweek)
[Except, as I’ve pointed out before, the answers will never be as satisfying as the questions, which is why the show is bound to disappoint some people as it moves ever closer to the end. However, if you, like the castaways themselves, “let go” of your expectations, you’re much more apt to find the answers not only revealing, but exactly what they needed to be.]4 years ago
…you cannot suppress the worst tendencies of a show without suppressing its best, because they come from the same place. Put another way: you have to be willing to suck if you ever want to be great. “Awesome” and “awful” are actually closer to each other on the continuum of quality than either is to “meh.”
The most daring (and polarizing) episodes of the series, “Exposé”, “Across the Sea” and “Ab Aeterno” are great examples of this philosophy. For the record, I loved them all.4 years ago