all the best quotes in the Lost finale, but never a summary or highlights post. I think I was too emotional to deal with it at the time. However, I recently ran into a few different friends that are Lost fans, but not the type that read about it and discuss it online. They were very unhappy with the finale, but when I asked why, they seemed to have misunderstood much of what had happened. I want to now try to clear things up about the finale for the casual Lost fan:
1. Many of the people I spoke to were upset that everyone died. However, they did not all die then and there in 2007 or anytime anywhere near 2007. As Christian Shepard told Jack when Jack realized he was dead and that all the others were dead also, "Everyone dies sometime, some of them before you, some of them LONG AFTER you". So the Losties that got off the Island in the helicopter, Kate, Sawyer, Miles, Claire and Frank, might have gone on to live long full lives. And Hurley and Ben, the keepers of the Island, could have lived hundreds or thousands of years more.
2. Everything that ever happened on the Island or in the flashbacks and flashfowards really did happen. Again, as per Christian "Everything that has ever happened to you is real." The only thing that we watched that didn't really happen in anyone's lifetime was the season 6 alternate universe. How do I know that? Christian also told Jack: "There is no now, here. This is a place that you all made together so you could find one another. You needed all of them and they needed all of you to remember and let go".
Now, for the true Lost fans that do read about and discuss Lost and were unhappy with the finale because we didn't get enough answers, I can't help you. I can only say that my sons and I loved it because we thought that what the Lost writers and producers did with the character's story lines was wonderful and much more important than some technical answers. It is, after all, a television show. How many television series make complete sense. I'd rather have a great story, and Lost gave me that.
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