This week’s episode of “Lost” was a repeat, booooooo, but the creators have recently said that when “Lost” ends it won’t be a fade to black scenario like “The Sopranos”. I never watched that series, so I have no idea WTF that means, but OK. Damon Lindelof, one of the “Lost” creators recently told the Hollywood Reporter, “The series finale has to fit the show. We’re trying to end ‘Lost’ in a way that feels ‘Lost’-ian and fair and will generate a tremendous amount of theorizing.” Great, more head scratching even after the show rides into the sunset. I may have to drill a hole in my head to stop it from hurting from all of the theorizing I’ve done up until this point. Now I’ll be theorizing forever, noooooo!!
Lindelof went on to say, “We’re going to be as definitive as we can be and say this is our ending, but there’s no way to end the show where the fans aren’t going to say, ‘What did they mean by this?’ Which is why we’re not going to explain it.” I guess that’s good, but like I mentioned before I hate thinking, it hurts. On the reaction to the new Flash Sideways storytelling technique Lindelof says, “We knew the new storytelling device would be controversial, We started showing people this thing, and people don’t know what it is. They don’t know how it connects back in the show. We’re throwing this huge mystery into a show that already has a bunch of mysteries at a time when the audience expects us to be closing doors and not opening them.” Yeah no shit Sherlock! Give us a bone man! I’m not one of the fans who is upset at the Flash Sideways deal, but the Desmond episode really left me going, “Huh, really, what the hell?”
I love “Lost” and want it to end well, but these statements have me worried. It sounds like their laying down the groundwork for a potential fan backlash. They probably should’ve made this season a little longer than it’s going to be, but they chose to clean it up quickly. I really hope we’re not let down like Star Wars fans were with the prequels. We’ve all dumped 6 years of our lives into this thing, and if the ending doesn’t pay up I may smash my TV. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope for a clean finish. You’ve been made my constant…
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