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Wow, I am surprised at all the hate on the finale. I must admit, I was a little pissed at first, but the longer I sat on it, and thought about it, I started to love it. I was all about wanting most of the mysteries answered, but the finale proved that it was not what was important. The Island mysteries dont have an answer. They just are. There is no reason, there is no explanation it just is. It has always been there, it will always be there, and someone will always have to protect it. They gave us enough for us to put the pieces together, and figure out almost any question you could ask. I cannot think of a question, that I cant think about for a min or two, and come up with a good reasonable answer to it. Now, I have watched all the seasons at least twice, including this season, and all the special features, interviews and internet videos. So that helps in learning the answers I am sure.

That is one of the things that will make Lost live on for years to come. We will still be talking and debating what the reason for this and that was.

I was so afraid This whole season that the Alt was a reset. I thought it would be the out come of whatever happened on the Island. When I learned it was not, I was so happy. I did not want a reset on everything I had watched for 6 years.

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so sad to see it over. sh*t ruled!

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I'm glad they didn't answer all the questions. Part of the fun of Lost is the interpretation of the the island.

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Did they explain what the numbers were all about?

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I'm one of the people who wanted to know exactly what the island was going into the finale. I wouldn't have cared if they just suddenly ceased to exist, as long as they told us what the island was. That being said, I'm still very happy with the way it ended.

Whatever the island is, I think it was merely a tool for the characters to use. The story of LOST is only a small portion of the story of the island. One chapter, if you will. This story was about this group of people who are able to use the island as a way to redeem their lives. To fix their problems. The DHARMA Initiative used the island to help save mankind by changing any one of "the numbers". The DHARMA Initiative, the ruins, the statue, and everything else were merely to show that what they were experiencing was really happening. People had been to the island before, and will be there after them.

LOST is just the story of the people we got to know for many seasons, not of the island.

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Did they explain what the numbers were all about?

You have to follow LOST outside the show to know really. http://lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/The_Numbers

Essentially the numbers come from the Valenzetti Equation. It is a mathematical formula designed to predict when humanity will end. A purpose of the DHARMA Initiative was to change these numbers in order to extend the existence of humanity. Where their power comes from is still open for interpretation. The writers always said they wouldn't answer that question.

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Had a 5 hour drive to think about the ending. Best thing I could come up with is the Island was Jacobs idea/plan for people to go until they was ready to move on. Hurley created LA after he received the powers.

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Well after watching a second time I appreciate it for what it is. I just wished they would have thrown a little bone in there for the island. The final scene with Jack's father Jack could have ask 'what about the island' and the response could have been as simple as 'it's a special place that takes people where they need to go'. That's all it would have taken for me, just a little snippet of acknowledgement. I was never expecting, or cared about, every little mystery in the show.

I was thinking they could have had Walt in the flash sideways to explain how he's 'special' but I guess it didn't make sense for him to be involved in Jack 'moving on'.

Overall it was a great show with a great ending. You couldn't ask for better closure.

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Here is how I sum it up for me. Emotionally I was satisfied, intellectually no.

Why even bother with Jacob and the MIB for a full episode? I'm trying to still gather my mind on when some went BACK to LA. Was that part of purgatory or did they really go there?

Unlike A Sixth Sense where at no time did Bruce Willis talk or interact with other people, the folks on the island in flashback/sideways seem to have talked to other people.

I normally don't nit pick a film or show. I'm very good at knowing what's at stake going in and can leave alone.

I don't feel duped but alot of disappointment knowing what the writers were capable of and it going the route it did. Yes it was a great ending for a great show. But not the RIGHT ending for that show IMO.

I think tarheel asked what I would have liked to have seen. Some has to do with the island, some with time travel(again, why bother if they are dead?). The more I think about the more the Dharma stuff and time travel was simply a smoke screen to get us of the writers trail of ending the way it did.

Still a great ending. Just left me feeling incomplete.

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