Posted 25 May 2010 - 02:14 AM
I don't think they could have come up with a worse ending if they tried.
I wasn't looking for, nor expected, many real answers in the finale. I felt going in that they had pretty much already answered most of the mystery related questions they were going to throughout the season. And that the finale was just to wrap up the character storylines, and let us know what happened to everyone. After all, there was no way they could ever explain most of the mysteries in any way that would be generally satisfying to the fans….and they knew it. So instead of giving some lame explanations, they chose to let some of the mysteries remain a mystery. And I’m fine with that.
And for all but about the final ten minutes, I thought the finale was great. However, I think they took the cheap and easy way out at the end. This entire season, they took you down a path to expect something to happen to the characters, live, die, stay stuck on the island, whatever. Then just gave you a most unsatisfying explanation that they were all just dead, and all this sideways stuff didn’t really matter at all since none of it was real (everything that happened on the island was real, but not the sideways world – or purgatory as it is better known). Basically, the ending made the entire final season worthless…and nonsensical.
It was also probably so unsatisfying for me because they had been so clever in how they crafted the bulk of the series, but this was far too simple of an ending and not up to the standards I had come to expect. No twists, nothing to make you think or wonder, and nothing to give you a sense that everything was leading to something. It was just kind of blah.