Will someone please explain to me the series finale of LOST?
For some reason this was the only episode that truly left me really lost....
- Anonymous10 years agoFavorite Answer
All of the show from the first 5 seasons and all the island half of Season 6 was all real. They were NOT dead the whole time! The clips of the plane parts in the credits of the finale were confirmed as done by ABC not the writers, not part of the story.
We don't see people like Claire or Kate die because they out-live Jack, having full lives but dying eventually like all people do. Jacob and the Smoke Monster's story truely happened and the Losties were the ones to finally end the conflict.
The Sideways realm of no crash is so they could find each other after they all died and work through issues they had in their lives that never got resolved. Like Jack and Juliet's son wasn't real. It was so Jack could get over his father issues by being a good father and tell himself (represented by David what he wanted to here from Christian) Christian did love Jack but was working so hard he didn't notice how isolated Jack was until it was too late. Juliet was the mother because she never got to meet her nephew, saw all the women and unborn babies die, and the hints she was pregnant when she died with James' child. She finally got to experience motherhood in the Sideways. It's also a nod to Juliet/Jack not working as a couple.
Aaron at the Chruch isn't real either since we know he lives until at least age 3 from Season 5. But for the group from the island to feel whole, and like Charlie knew Aaron, they made a newborn version to join them together.
Sun and Jin only got to be parents together when during the pregnancy on the island, Jin never got to meet the daughter he named so they made the illusion that Sun pregnant in the Sideways.
Those that could "let go" of their issues all were allowed to reunite at the Church. Once they had let go if their issues they remembered the island (and after for some) in the flashes. Kate and Claire have a look of deep friendship between them after illusion Aaron is born in the Sideways because of the years they spent together after the island. Kate tells Jack after the concert she's "missed him so much" because she lived to old age always remembering him.
Penny was their because she is the most signifigant part of Desmond and would always be with him. And she probably became a big part of the group smaller after Jack died, using her money to get them safely back into society without being exposed and having to reveal all of the bad stuff about the island. And maybe helping Hurley it matters involving the outside world.
For Jack, it took the combined flashes of his father, the coffin, Locke and Kate to "wake him up" because all 4 had an equal impact on who he became because of the island during the most important part of his life.
In the 12-minute DVD epilouge, caled "The New Man In Charge", set in 2010 it shows Ben and Hurley getting Walt out of the mental hospital and implyies he was always meant to be leader of the island after Hurley. It also hints that Walt can help his Dad not be a Whisperer forever and go to the Sideways realm. It answers pregancy problems, (which implies they were caused by the Incident, making Juliet responsible for why she first came to the island, and Sun could have stayed on the island after the Hatch created by the Incident was destroyed but their's no way Juliet could have known any of that). It also answers: Room 23, Dr. Chang using different names in the Station films, polar bear Orchid connection, food-drop and the Hurley Bird.
Ben stays out of the Church even though he realizes he's dead at the end as a way of apologizing for everything he did to the core group in Seasons 2-4 and some of 5 Also because he still has issues with people like Danielle, Alex, his father, probably DHARMA people like Dr. Chang, and maybe others like Charles/Eloise, and Ben is the reason the freighter people came to the island in the first place. Maybe Ana Lucia too. Even if he did become friends with Walt after Jack died, Michael still has issues with him and Walt wouldn't leave his father. It looks like Ben will start "waking them up" like Desmond did for the core group that did go to the Church.
A note in the DVD box-set reveals it was a scouting crew from the Black Rock caught in their own time-flash that shot at Locke, Sawyer and company in the canoe in Season 5, then all but one guy went crazy like Regina from the freighter in Season 4, and drowned themselves after the gun-fight. The last crew member somehow made it back to his own present and told them all that on the Black Rock, the night before they shipwrecked on the island.
The Official Lost Encyclopedia has some mess ups like the order of events before the crash, but answers so,e if not most of the stuff they didn't adress in the show. Everything in it was said to be approved by the lead writers of the show. Like details on the Sickness, who killed the Aijira plane background people, the why and who made the Quarintine signs, etc.