ABC was kind enough to send me some of their complimentary “Explanation Replacement Pills” for LOST withdrawal and clinical depression developed by many since Sunday night’s finale.
These are being given out free and you can have them sent anywhere in one hour. I woke up this morning with a throbbing sympathy pain in my right side, exactly where where Jack was slashed, and a bleak outlook on the world as though the most religious man on Earth told me there is no reason for our existance and the most intelligent scientist told me there is no science left to pursue.
I am about to slash my neck next.
JJ ABRAMS, What if your dad told you a story this good with an ending that said AND IT WAS ALL JUST A DREAM … the network has sympathized and told me to take these as needed.
I am slowly discovering other non-medicated ways to cope. I have been reading chatboards and looking for answers that maybe ABC decided to cut.
The hope of this post is that a.) the writers do understand the solutions to all the puzzle bombs but that they have intentionally written the series for the lowest common denominator or something like that – b.) someone out there will point me in the direction of the secret places the writers have stashed this information that explains the show for the other half. IF YOU KNOW OF ANY EXPLANATIONS FROM THE WRITERS – PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT OR EMAIL ME.
Here is my on-going list of MUST READ links in the wake of LOST bs. The first result from a LOST staffer: I FELT MUCH BETTER after reading please READ this it offers SOME relief.
1. Lost Finale Explained Well!
**This is written (so says he) by a LOST writer from Bad Robot
Exert: “the reason Ben’s not in the church, and the reason no one is in the church but for Season 1 people is because they wrote the ending to the show after writing the pilot. And never changed it. The writers always said (and many didn’t believe them) that they knew their ending from the very first episode. I applaud them for that. It’s pretty fantastic. Originally Ben was supposed to have a 3 episode arc and be done. But he became a big part of the show. They could have easily changed their ending and put him in the church — but instead they problem solved it. Gave him a BRILLIANT moment with Locke outside the church … and then that was it. I loved that. For those that wonder — the original ending started the moment Jack walked into the church and touches the casket to Jack closing his eyes as the other plane flies away. That was always JJ’s ending. And they kept it.”
2. ABC announced plane crash final images had NO meaning, and apologize for poor placement
*For the record, this is how I read this in the first place – just a dumb set of images designed to let things cool down as the titles scrolled
3. www.lostpedia.com Obviously
It is scary how many clues the common viewer never will notice per episode.
4. Gawker: “The Lost Finale Was Incredibly Dumb”, “.. bullshittery ..”, “.. fool writers ..”
This is a great link just to show other cool people hated the end too. Exert from Gawker: ”"Don’t end your story with all your characters being dead.” It is like cheating. It is worse than cheating! It is the wussiest thing a writer can do. And these smug dickheads went ahead and did it. So here’s my proposal: Let’s get another season. We’ll all agree to forget the flash-sideways ever existed. Let’s just get Ben and Hurley running the island, making jokes and being bros and doing fun things. Is that too much to ask for?”
5. Los Angeles times: “.. series finale fails ..”
Good link to show even the LA Times hated it. Exert from LA Times: ”So the sound you heard ’round about 10 Sunday night was thousands of nonromantics wishing for a time slip that would give them those 21/2 hours and possibly six seasons back.”
I’ve been talking to this guy Wes I met on the Facebook LOST wall and he had some helpful things to say:
There were just too many different factors that trigger all this. Why did they get transported to 1977? What about all the original survivors on the plane they just used as extra decoys? What does Hurley and Ben end up doing? Ok, so Desmond survived, now what? What did Charles Whitmore really want completed? So yeah you are not alone. I am more kinda bent about the ending rather than depressed it was done. I find season2 with the hatch was possibly the best part about the show because of how many open possibilities it did have with the plot.
6. Also the sledgeweb forum is something you should read. Good info on this board.
I know one thing I noticed all the numbers equal 108. Season 6 lighthouse episode instructed to turn the lighthouse wheel to 108 degrees. Also we see Dogun in the temple handling a baseball. Jack had the sub-link between baseball with him and his dad. How many stitches in a baseball? 108! Baseball is a game, has rules, the island was giving the methaphor as a game multiple times, and it also had rules.
So you got this sense the characters were part of a larger scheme. As Eloise Hawking said in Desmond’s season3 flashback, pushing the button was the most important thing he had ever done in his life (basically saving the world from destruction). Did they tie in any of this, not one bit. I mean there is even a scene where Dogun fights with Sayid at the temple to where you actually see Dogun drop the baseball and tells Sayid never to return. So the baseball 108 stitches thing is obvious but the element of playing a game is. What part was answered in the conclusion on that aspect, nothing!
So when you review over the past 6 years of watching, you realize the stuff you attached to on the details of the show had basically no significance at all to the story. So why even show it? To kill time? This is what makes me enforce more the writers took the shortcut out of the series.
From final episode, Jack’s quote “There are no shortcuts, no do-overs; what happened, happened. All of this matters.” Seems like a complete contradiction on the overall story of the series.
This other guy on Facebook also in the writers guild said some things that sort of helped:
As a member in good standing of the WGA West, I’ve registered my displeasure and have called for the expulsion of Cuse and Lindelof. It was awful. I just stopped caring about it. Bottom line: if you loved the characters, you loved the ending. If you loved the mystery, you hated the ending. To me the characters were a conduit for the story. I guess it was supposed to be the other way round.
If they all died when the plane crashed, why did the show spend entire episodes developing characters who weren’t even on the plane? They didn’t know how to end the show and explain everything, so they came up with an emotional yet superficial conclusion and figured half the people would still like it.
They a) blab about how they always knew how the show would end and b) in season 1 assured everyone the island wasn’t purgatory and the characters weren’t dead. Then they spent 6 years creating a mythology, which we believed in because we thought someday we’d get an answer. Then the answer is what they told us in season 1 wasn’t the answer.
Plus why was the old woman at some museum benefit and why did she know exactly who Desmond was? And why was Faraday there playing piano? And why was there a museum benefit in purgatory? What the fuck kind of museum is in purgatory? I swear, it was like Jacob’s Ladder meets Defending Your Life.
Another fellow Lost fanatic …
… shared this inciteful link with me on the time travel aspects on LOST years ago – it hasnt been updated but I contacted him to produce an update and will let you know when he does.
8. The Lost fan page on FB
and some of the betters comments on the threads …
Nick Doniger In response to Martin Jorg, I think the numbers were simply the angles in which the dial in that “mirror tower” pointed to the character’s houses. My one biting question that was left unanswered is what’s with Walt? They kind of set him up to be more relevant than he turned out to be.I’m pretty open minded, but I felt very dissatisfied with the ending of Lost.
here was one of my comments: All you people who are satisfied with the ending of LOST are the dumbest ppl on this thread – your bar for humor and entertainment is lower than required for this discussion so SHUT UP!
9. Quotes from Sawyer on Kate & Jack on EW
*also promises for a full recap tomor 5/25
10. Some college humor just to show how stupid the whole thing is
I cant deal. Taking another pill. Please email me explanations!!! email@example.com