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What did you think of the season finale of Lost last night? Were you hanging on the edge of your seat in anticipation of what would happen next? I know I was.

I have to admit that I was a little disappointed. First of all, when Jack killed the man in black by simply having Desmond move a rock in a cave and then stab him, I wasn’t expecting it. I saw Locke’s body laying on the edge of the cliff and expected him to get up and keep on fighting. Killing him seemed like it was going to be such a big task and then wasn’t.

It was interesting that the creators of the show decided to turn the ‘alternate reality’ into a kind of meeting place, or purgatory, for all the characters of the show. One by one, we saw people unite and were ourselves reunited with characters we hadn’t seen in seasons, like Shannon and Boone. Once they all realized they were connected by the island and could remember their experiences together, they were good to go on towards their final end.

The final end is where I have a slight problemo. Okay, so if all the characters died, does that mean they all died within their own time and they are reuniting in heaven (the church)? That’s how I took it. Jack was the last one to die and the last one to reunite in heaven. At the very end, we see a flash of white light. Are they going onward in heaven or are they going back to the island together?

Some people have been arguing that the initial plane crash killed everyone and that they’ve all been dead throughout all six seasons of the show. I don’t see how that is possible. I see their lives on the island as real, the alternate reality as purgatory, and the final scene in the church as an end to a journey to heaven or an afterlife. But I’m sure everyone will have their own take on it. It certainly leaves room for much interpretation. I loved the way they ended Jack’s life, making him die where he initially landed on the island. And the peaceful closing of the eye…

And to follow up on my previous post, they didn’t completely tie up all the loose ends! Looks like we will have to wait for the DVD to come out to get some answers after all. That being said, it’s been a good run with Lost. It’s sad that it’s over, but hey,¬†all good things must end.

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