People seem as polarized as Jack and Locke (or Jacob and Smokey) when it comes to the season finale of LOST… and perhaps that’s appropriate. In this spoiler-laden video review, I’m happy to admit I fall on the satisfied side. From purgatory to redemption, the conclusion’s supernatural summation leaves as many questions as it does answers, but I don’t think Jack is the shepherd we should be expecting to spell out the truths of our real-life metanarrative that LOST so artistically dances with.
While most television these days seems to deal whodunits, court cases, “reality” or sleeping around, LOST examines life’s larger concepts. This undeniable imagery can be brought out in conversation, and six years of invested hope in these fictional characters can lead to dialogue that’s even more life-giving.
What did YOU think? Leave your comments. And for those odd ducks who think the show “didn’t answer anything” you might benefit from Lostpedia’s Mysteries Page, which will help educate you to the contrary. For instance, the Polar Bears. There are actually very few things in the “unsolved” category.