Sunday, May 30, 2010
Lost was one of my favourite series. Aside from the fact that I'm going to miss it, I also feel that it didn't quite... well.... finish! And I think the main reasons I feel this way is because the season finale did not do such a fine job of closing the circle. It simply wasn't enough. I was expecting something much more fascinating! I get the feeling that the story got sooo big, that the producers sort of lost control of the complexity of it and as a result they just cut things off. So many unanswered questions, so much unfinished business!
Also, it seems like a lot of people aren't quite sure about what happened. For instance, there's a common confusion about whether the characters of the story were dead the entire time. Nope, they weren't! Everything that happened actually did happen... The after death "limbo" universe which was introduced in season 6, is the only part of the story line in which they're dead, as Christian Sheppard clarifies. Also, I'm as much disappointed as everyone else that they didn't bring back Michael and Walt into the story, but hey, it makes sense! I mean Walt didn't exactly spend so much time with the team for him to show up in their made up universe, and Kevin... well Kevin would not be able to "move on". He killed a couple of people, and turned into some sort of a stuck spirit on the island.
And, YES, Hurley could be in the limbo even though he wasn't dead when the series was finished. Because he would eventually die, right? And there's no real concept of time in the limbo universe. As you may have noticed he said to Ben "you were a great number 2". So it could be that they were number 1 and number 2 for thousands of years before they died and went to the limbo. But eventually, they would show up.
I guess what was most disappointing for me about the finale, was that I was hoping for a completely different ending for the "Man in Black". I mean come to think of it, when he was alive, he was a much better person than Jacob. He was intelligent, courageous and in fact much more honest and interested in the facts than Jacob. But he was betrayed... by pretty much everyone. Can you blame him for turning into some vengeful spirit thang? Jacob was the real b****d in all of this. Unfair ending for the "Man in Black".... how reality like!
Anyhow, I think that so many questions about the nature of the island and other things remained unanswered... and as I said, I don't find limbo a very convincing ending for such an amazing story. I wonder if the series writers might do something like Joss Whedon did with Buffy... continuing the story as comic books. Well, I don't really think that's going to happen... but it would be nice to have Lost comics, eh? ;)