The People vs LOST
Locke: ‘Why do you find it so hard to believe?’
Jack: ‘Why do you find it so easy?’
Locke: ‘Its never been easy!’
…having faith never is easy. It takes a strong person to give up control and submit themselves to fate. It took Jack 6 long years to complete this arc. When Jack first awoke on the island he demanded answers. Why? Why? Why? Why are we here? Why was Dharma here? Why must someone press the button every 108 minutes? Why? Why? Why? Jack never got all his answers before he closed his eyes did he? And neither did we. The difference between Jack and you is that by the end Jack didn’t need those answers to move on. He had faith and that provided all the answers he needed. The truly important answers. I have read post after post of pissed off viewers and I feel sorry for them. I feel like I’m Desmond awake in the Sideways trying to wake up everyone else. Its an almost impossible feate I fear. How could so many ‘fans’ miss the entire point of the show? So we didn’t get all the finer details. So what? We did receive all the info we needed to progress the story. In the end those answers didn’t matter and such is life. When we move on from this world will the answers we found matter? They didn’t save anyone. They didnt save the island. What happened happened. The writers didn’t con us, they didn’t cheat us. They created a story where the viewer was forced to evaluate their own lives and formulate the answers based on their beliefs. Are you a Jack or a Locke? Are you science or faith? It seems like the majority of the people who watched this show were all science all the way. Explain the food drops, they cry. Explain the smoke monster, they demand. Think about this, even if the writers did explain all the little details of the show would it have changed the ending? Would it have made it something more than it was? Or did what happen happen and nothing could have changed that? I stand inside church ready to let go and move on. You are Ben left sitting outside. Maybe you will find your answers on the extended DVD. Maybe that will give you what you need to let go and move on…but it probably won’t. In the end LOST is something different for every person. That is why the show was so great. Each of those characters in that massive cast reflected a part of us. Some of us were Jacks and some of us were Lockes. Hell, some of us were Hurleys and some of us were Bens. In the end each of us needs to find our own way, our own answers. Since day 1, the writers described LOST as a character study. It was always about the people. It was about living together or dying alone. We tuned in each week not to see the smoke monster or have it disected and explained. We tuned in to see this world through the eyes of the characters, to experience what they experienced. It was just a story folks and the smoke monster, dharma and the others were just plot devices to progress the story. The end would have been the end whether we got our answers or not. In the end LOST made us ask questions. It made us look at things from a different perspective. It made us think. So why stop now? For those of you who need the answers for closure, to move on, to be happy I wish you the best of luck but know this; you keep yourself in your own purgatories because you are unable to let go, because you demand answers…because you need them. The story of LOST is not perfect, there are holes everywhere, but the themes of the show (faith, love, destiny) fills those holes and lets us move forward…you probably disagree…you’re probably getting angrier and angrier as time rolls forward. You need those answers, don’t you? I can’t imagine how you people see other shows or movies. It’s because of people like you that George Lucas decided to define the Force with those damn mitochloriens…like we true fans needed that explaination. The true fans didn’t need the Fore defined. They had faith in it. Explain warp drive the trekkies cry! I feel that the answers in LOST could have ruined the story. The writers had faith that we would get to the end of this journey without those answers. Dont make them pull a Lucas and come back with answers we dont need…keep LOST pure…and let go for the love of God. The show was great. The characters were great, the ending is great…it is the viewers that are lacking. Wake up people! Did you seriously tune in each week to see a smoke monster or to have it explained? Really? …really?