From the opening scene showing Jack opening one eye and finding himself a survivor of Oceanic 815 to the closing scene, Lost has been a television phenomenon. Each episode was filled with moments of insight and moments of absolute confusion. Each new episode added a subtle or not so subtle twist. Each new twist wove something new into the fabric of the overall story.
There has been nothing ever producing like Lost and nothing may ever reach the same pinnacle of Lost again. Some of the best moments may not necessarily be the most inspiring but these moments may be the most pivotal to the series. Some of these moments will be spoilers with information from the final episode.
1. Jack dies on the island
The final scene of the series may not be the best in the eyes of many but it brought the show full circle. The first scene of the pilot shows Jack opening his eyes and survived the plane crash. The final scene is exactly the opposite, Jack’s eye closes as he dies on the island. The series moved from the struggle for survival to the release of death.
2. Kate admits that she loves Jack
The final episode brings another story line into completion. As jack is leaving to save the island, Kate begs him to leave and admits that she loves him. Later in the final episode, Kate tells Jack how much she missed him. The ending reveals that the two had been separated since Kate left the island.
3. Ben kills Locke
One of the most pivotal moments in season five was the death of John Locke. The season finale for season four revealed that the person who had died from the island was John Locke. Several people from Oceanic 815 made it back to the mainland and were dubbed the Oceanic Six. For most of the fifth season, fans pondered the death of John Locke. Benjamin Linus had told everyone that John had committed suicide because he was unable to convince them to return to the island. The truth is reveals that Ben killed John
4. Opening the hatch
The close of the first season reveals that the characters were able to open the hatch and discover that there is something more to the island. The hatch becomes the castaways new home and many new clues are unveiled about the Dharma project.
5. The electromagnetic explosion
John Locke destroys the computer that allows the electromagnetic surge to release pressure. The 108 minutes come due for the code to be entered and the hatch explodes.
6. Jack finds Locke’s body in the funeral home
The closing moments of season four reveal the person whose funeral Jack visited at the close of season three. The coffin lid is lifted and the body of John Locke is revealed. Again, another set of twists is initiated by the turn of events.
7. Jin and Sun are reunited
After almost a season and a half of being separated Sun and Jin are finally reunited on the island. The two had been searching for one another since the close of season four. The saddest part of the reunion is that it is short lived. Both Sun and Jin die in the next episode as the submarine is sabotaged and sinks.
8. Locke is revealed to be the smoke monster
Season five revealed the death of John Locke but also his apparent raising from the dead. The appearance is made that somehow the island brought Locke back to life. However, as the closing moments of the season five finale reveal, John Locke is very much dead. The being who took on Locke’s form and appearance was the man in black or smoke monster. The result is that Jacob is murdered by Ben and the beginning of the man in black’s pursuit to leave the island begins.
9. Jacob selects the candidates
The mysterious Jacob is revealed to be the protector of the island and was in the process of selecting a candidate to replace him. The season five finale shows Jacob intersecting and interacting with several of the lost survivors. These individuals are revealed as candidates to replace Jacob as caretaker of the Island
10. All of the characters were actually dead
The final moments of the series were brought to a close with a touching conversation between Jack and his father. Jack was told that he would understand and in his moment of flashback, he comes the realization that he is dead. All of the survivors from the Island were now dead and gathering for one last moment together before entering the afterlife. This was one of the most unique and somewhat confusing scenes of Lost. Appropriate for the final plot twist as the series came to a close.
In a series filled with pivotal moments and constant plot twists, Lost was a unique addition to television. These moments were just a few of the scenes and points that moved the storyline along. These best moments were shifts in the plot and progressive for the series. Lost may be one of the most mysterious and unusual endings of any series ever. The series finale likely left more questions than it answered and it will be the topic of conversation for years to come.