Lost Series Finale Leaves many satisfied… but not me!
As I watched with my boyfriend and my coworker, we all got a bit emotional when love and reunions were displayed on screen. It was so good to see just about all of the characters from season one, and of course I was happy to see Sawyer and Juliet find one another again. I admit the actors did a phenomenal job!
However, I feel that ever since the writer’s strike, television has been getting lazy. While many were satisfied with how everything ended, I found I still have plenty of questions that need answers that were never even addressed.
I feel as though the writers kept pulling cop outs out of their butts to be honest. They led everyone to believe the black smoke was some sort of a security system ran with some sort of mechanical device consisting of pulleys, rope and a magnetic field of some sort as shown when Jin met Russo in the past and her men ventured into a temple they had found. Was I the only one who thought that? However, a couple episodes leading up to the series finale showed us all that happened was a sibling rivalry gone Cane and Abel and the man in black ended up falling unconscious into the heart of the island only to be magically transformed into the black smoke.
If anything that raised more questions for me! Why and how did he get transformed into the black smoke? And why or how did he know everything that was going on or was that something he already knew pre-black smoke.
This point became more of a concern last night when both Desmond and Jack venture into the heart of the island only to remain in their human bodies. No black smoke there! Perhaps it was because they turned off the light source? However once Jack saved the day, he emerged out of the water still human and not healed only to die peacefully with the knowledge that his friends made it off the island.
This whole ordeal was quite emotional with their epic battle of good vs. evil up on the volcanic rock cliffs; however I still had questions about the black smoke man appearing to be Locke. Was he ever evil to begin with? Was he simply holding a grudge this whole time? If his adoptive mother had let him off the island would he really have been all that bad? These are questions that apparently don’t matter on the story line. The point was he was the force that needed to be dealt with despite the reason for him being there.
Another question I had that never got answered was who built the ruins and the temples? The episode that explained Richard Alpert gave the answer that they were simply there for a long time, but never really answered who built them.
I would have been more that happy to learn that the Island was somehow linked to Atlantis, Or even that it once was a part of Atlantis and while Atlantis sank, this Island survived with it’s ability to move through time. However, all those questions are left for my imagination to answer.
I admit I thoroughly enjoyed the series and will miss Lost. It was touching to see the characters off after 6 years of falling in love with them. Their clever comments, boldness, stubbornness, faith, and their entire journey to finding their way home was quite the escape for me and so many other Lost fans. The creators and writers did a great job at keeping us involved, and what I learned from it, even though it is make believe, is that in the end the questions do not matter, nor do the answers, all that matters is that we live right and that we love.
Thank you Lost.