The End, and my problems with it.
Well, first of all, the end happened, and I think I cried 5 times at least, it was well done, and wrapped the story side up very neatly, it was great to see that all the characters were somewhatÂ “healed” so to speak, and were all together again. That said, I do feel that we’ve been duped.
I’ve heard people(including the writers) say, to the mysteries that weren’t answered, that they aren’t relevant to the story. This is a giant cop-out, esp for the writers, who included all this mystery through all the seasons, and then failed to deliver on any real answers. There is so much mythology and history that was never explained, people’s motives that weren’t explained, and its not just that they didn’t explain these things, to let us figure them out for ourselves, we were not given the needed information to make these discoveries, so they will be forever obscured from our view.
For them to then say, “well this is about the characters, not the island, that’s just the setting to develop the character’s connections”, is BS, they knew that they were keeping people hooked via the mysteries. Without a mysterious island, this show would have died in the first season. There is a large group of people who were actually interested in the mysteries, and wanted answers to them.
The writers knew this, which is why I feel duped. They basically just threw anything they wanted into the mix, knowing that they would never really have to explain it all, and I sat there every night racking my brain on how this is all possible and what it means.
The truth is it never meant anything, they were just making up a crazy story with no intention of ever explaining it all. Anyone can do that. Its making a story that can be explained and makes sense that isÂ hard, all they have to do is remain plausible and keep firing out more mysteries to keep us distracted to the fact that we’re being led down a path that can’t be explained.
And they had ample time in this season to give real answers, I remember a few episodes where we found out almost nothing about the plot, they could have beep packing answers in there!
Yes, the characters were compelling, and yes I enjoyed the show, but that doesn’t let them off the hook for indirectly lying to/tricking me. Its as though seasons 1-5 were just a giant gimmick to keep us watching, then the last season was a totally different show. “Oh, all those mysteries we spent 5 years feeding you? Don’t worry about them, we’ll throw in a half-assed answer here and there, the real story is about THIS!”
Well, that’s that… its over. maybe we should get together and construct a real ending to lost. It would appear we’ve spent far more time thinking about the mysteries than the writers have.