After six years of mystery and confusion, ABC aired the final episode of “Lost” aptly titled, “The End.” It was two and a half hours long and featured many characters from the past and present returning to add closure to the series. Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse attempted to give us a fitting end to a show that changed the landscape of television forever. Whether or not they succeeded is up for debate…

The Players:

The Show’s Plot:

“Lost” centers on the survivors of the ill fated Oceanic Flight 815 who crashed on a mysterious island. They fight the elements, the island’s mysteries, and each other while trying to survive in uncharted territory.

Title of this Week’s Episode: “The End” Season 6: Episode 17

Pseudo-Locke tries to destroy the island and all of its inhabitants, while Jack attempts to stop him. Kate and Sawyer make their way to the plane to get off the island with Frank, Miles, and Richard. And in the alternate reality the passengers of Flight 815 discover that their lives aren’t quite what they seem.

The Good:

  • Hurley the Protector: I called this last week when I said it was a little too predictable that Jack took over Jacob’s job in the second to last episode. Even Pseudo-Locke called him out and said he was an “obvious choice.” Hurley wasn’t a surprise because over the course of the season he’s been given a lot more responsibility and began taking on the leadership role.
  • Ben Finds His Purpose: Ben has always felt like the red-haired step-child of the island. He was never good enough to be Jacob’s right hand man so when Hurley asked him to be his number 2 it gave him the approval he desperately needed.
  • Familiar Faces: It was nice to see the old cast members return and reconnect with their significant others whether it be Shannon and Sayid or Sawyer and Juliet.
  • Jack’s the Beginning and the End: The show started with a few images we all know too well, with the most famous being Jack’s eye. In the end, he sacrificed himself to restore life to the island and in turn got to go to his “happy place.”
  • Vincent: Just because I’m a sucker for dogs I loved seeing Vincent again. His presence really made me think of the good old days and him laying at Jack’s side during the last scene was icing on the cake.

The Bad:

  • Unanswered Questions: The show’s executive producers stated that the series finale wouldn’t tie everything up in a nice bow and it didn’t. There were still a few things left unanswered like, where does the island come from? What was the light cave? What did the numbers mean? Why was Penny in the church but her brother Daniel wasn’t? What was Jacob? What was the Man in Black’s name? If these things were answered at some point let me know and I’ll stand corrected.


I take it that the island was real and wasn’t purgatory like everyone thought, instead that honor went to the alternate reality, hence the living Christian. Jack’s dad confirmed that they were all dead but never gave specifics about when their deaths occurred. He just stated, “Everyone dies some time, kiddo. Some of them before you, some of them long after you … there is no now here.”

Is that the sentiment we’re supposed to take from this finale? That through the extraordinary experience they all shared, they were able to tear a hole in reality where they could be together forever? Interesting. It was definitely an emotional ending and one that will have people talking but I’m not sure if I’m OK with all the plot holes they left open. I’m all for leaving a little mystery but for a show like “Lost,” you can’t finish its run by basically saying, “In the end they all died (at some point).” That just seems a little….light.

Rating: 8.5/10

Show Airs: Tuesdays at 9pm on ABC

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