The LOST series finale

I have spent the last six years of my life obsessing over this show. I spent hours pausing the scenes with the smoke monster so I could get a glimpse of the images inside. I analyzed every episode. All in all, I spent waaaay too much time on this tv show.

So last night was it. The episode where all of our questions would be answered. I'm so glad that today I'm no longer wondering how the island heals people; why the smoke monster flashed images in front of people; why Walt suddenly grew up; and, what the light is in the middle of the island. Oh wait...

From the moment that Jack opened his father's coffin until the show whooshed back to the island I felt like I was watching the scene from Titanic when Rose went down the the underwater wreckage after her death. While it was awesome to see most of the characters again, I was hoping for something more from the writers. After all bloggers have been speculating since season 1 that all of the characters either had died or would die. The ending just wasn't surprising enough for LOST.

Things that I liked about the episode:
~ Hurley became the new Jacob. He is the perfect guy for that job!
~ Jack's death scene. I loved how he came full circle and returned to exactly where he started.

Things that I did not like (aside from the Titanic-type ending):
~ Death scene of the smoke monster. He has been the most fearsome creature on the island since the very first episode. He deserved a more dramatic death than being shot in the back by Kate.
~ Sayid and Shannon. WTF? For the last six years we've been told about Sayid's soulmate Nadia and he chooses to spend eternity with the girl that he loved for a few weeks?
~ Where is everyone else? Walt, Michael, Mr. Echo, Miles, etc.?

LOST will still go down in history as my all-time favorite tv show and I would probably criticize any ending that they threw at me. However, I think that all of the high expectations that have been created over the last six years made room for a somewhat disappointing ending.


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