‘LOST’ Finale Debrief
After watching ‘Lost’s’ 4.5 hours of footage last night, I feel a little empty inside, and a bit of lingering ‘Lost’ hangover. This ‘Lost’ marathon was worth watching but I can’t say that it solved all of the puzzles for me. (Shocker!) I don’t envy the task the producers and writers faced in wrapping up the show.
While I really enjoyed the two hour recap of the past six seasons, I’m very disappointed that there was no mention of Mr. Eko whatsoever. I know that things did not end well with the actor and the rest of the cast/production, but you can’t ignore that he was a huge part of the island for the second season. Eko epitomized the whole idea of redemption, a theme throughout the show’s six seasons. Pretending like he never existed seems to contradict the show’s entire premise.
Some highlights for me included, the resolution of Jack’s relationship with his father and when Jack tells the “MIB” that he’s not Locke and what a ‘man of faith’ Locke was. The moments when each character ‘remembered’ the island were beautiful scenes, especially between Jin and Sun. Oh, and Vincent lying next to Jack as the plane flew over was just amazing. (It actually made me want to get a dog.)
So a couple of questions that I would love for you to answer…
Was the sideways universe purgatory? If so, is Ben still in purgatory since he didn’t go inside the church? How long did Hurley and Ben stay on the island? Why was Desmond ‘the one’ in charge of facilitating the characters memory of the island? Was he the keeper of purgatory?
What are your thoughts on the finale? What questions went left unanswered? Please share your thoughts in the comments. I will choose one person who comments at random and send you a gluten-free treat in the mail!
Ok, I’ve written way too much about television shows recently, and am even reconsidering the name of my blog. Perhaps “Cooking, Reading & Reality TV?” I promise there will be more food this week. I promise.