Last night’s series finale of Lost was supposed to answer questions; instead it managed to disappoint many viewers. For 6 seasons, people were led from one cliff hanger to another only to bring more questions about. When the time came to answer these questions, it seemed as if the writers of lost had bit off more than they can chew and did not know how to answer the questions they have been asking for so long.
One of the most important questions to ask is what is powering the island? Yes we figured that it is a light in the center of it, but where does it come from? And out of all places in the world for it to be, why is it here on this random island?
One question that went unanswered was whycouldn’t the women get pregnant on the island? This was the sole purpose for Juliette’s character so why wouldn’t they make some sense of why this was this way?
What happened to Walt, Michael and Anna Lucia? In the end it was nice to see all the characters from season one, but Walt, Michael, and Anna Lucia were all missing from the group of people in purgatory.
What is the smoke monster’s name? The entire last season was spent focusing on what the smoke monster is and how it came to be, and we still do not know after the series finale. Why did he become a smoke monster and Jack did not? Why is it that they never mentioned his name? What was the point of that?
Another concerning question is how did everyone miraculously see Jacob in the end and why couldn’t they see him in the beginning? Does Jacob have revealing powers so that he lets people see him when ready? How does that work? This leads to another question.
Why are Jacob and his brother special? According to the episode they dedicated to Jacob and his brother’s upbringing, they both came from normal woman. So how did they get the powers to live for so long and take care of the island? Who was this mysterious woman who raised them and how did she even get to the island?
What was the purpose of our characters moving through time?And how is this possible on the island? Going through time did reveal many things to us as the audience, but in the end, it all seemed pointless.
What is it about Desmond’s character that made him special? What did that have to do with anything? In the finale he was called the key, but he served no real purpose at all. Even in the parallel universe, he seemed to have no real purpose. How is it that he could see before anyone else what was going on around him?
Another question one should ask is when Saied died, who brought him back to life? Was it Jacob, the smoke monster or this mysterious light on the island? Or did he just feel the urge to just awaken himself? The world may never know.
Overall it seems that this series finale bit off more than it could chew and probably couldn’t remember all of the questions they have asked in the past and decided to take the easy way out. While the writers claim they are planning on making an alternate ending to lost, the faithful Lost fans will have to bear with this unsatisfying ending.