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The Daily Beast: "The Infuriating Lost Finale"

Over at The Daily Beast, you can read my broad thoughts about the divisive series finale of Lost ("The End") before I post my detailed thoughts here.

Head over to The Daily Beast, to read my piece, "The Infuriating Lost Finale," where I talk about my issues with the narrative and thematic conclusion of the series after six years.

Do you agree? Disagree? Head to the comments section to discuss your take on Lost and "The End." (And the end.)

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UPennBen said…
You list a lot of questions that were never answered. Personally, I feel that most of them were answered satisfactorily. Pregnant women die because there was an incident, a massive electromagnetic event, that causes complications in childbirth. Is it that unreasonable to assume that Egyptians came to the island at one point, as Jacob says, to fight, die, etc., just like all the others over the years? I am perfectly satisfied with the cork metaphor, as it fits well with both the faith and the science arguments; it is the most maddening midichlorian question of them all, but suffice it to say that a world without the cork prizes debilitating cynicism over faith, whether spiritual or scientific. Desmond was the failsafe; he was the first to have faith in the island's properties and to turn the key as a result. He became special because he did that and was thus able to see some aspects of the island's properties. I'm sorry, but questions about why the island can time travel or move are fruitless. Do we ever ask why the TARDIS can time travel? No answer will satisfy. It's either a matter that faith or science will answer, but regardless one must believe in the powers; otherwise, creeping cynicism destroy its worth. The only question I'd like to know is Walt, but I'm told that will show up in DVD extras; that should have been answered.

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