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Jack sees the plane leaving off the island right before he dies. All those characters on the plane live a life in the rest of the world until they inevitably die, and .... eventually meet up with Jack and the rest of the crew in purgatory.
My thoughts will probably be clearer in bulletpoint than trying prose. I liked it, even though I was disappointed with the sideways reveal. The drama and the characters so outweighed any plot holes and expectations with the twists or whatever. I thoroughly enjoyed it. A-.
- Sideways world was purgatory, clearly. But it had nothing to do with the island, other than that all the characters were from the island. Right? That's my disappointment. Nothing on the island affected anything in the sideways world (although Desmond's island form's awareness of the sideways world was clear).
- Hurley #1 and Ben #2. Shows that the enlightenment gave them a view of their WHOLE life until the end (as Christian indicated). Inferring that they were the islands protectors for some time.
- Like Ben's touch that Hurley can make his own rules.
- So even though pulling the plug was bad (was that the plug Jacob was talking about in his bottle metaphor?), it turned Flocke human, so it was necessary.
- I'll be frank -- there is not a single unanswered question that I care about. Care to convince me otherwise? I'm not saying I can't be, I'm just saying I can't think of any examples.
Likely more later....
Kind of weird that Walt never showed up... I thought he would have somehow.
So... in purgatory you could still have a kid (ie, Jack has a son that doesn't ever exist in real life since in real life he dies on the island).
Anyone else think that Ben was going to kill Hurley somehow or convince him to give up the power after Jack was done transferring it?
I think they could have made Ben show his evil side one more time...
Just re-watched the last 20 minutes with the insights provided by DevilHorns in mind, and...wow, what can I say. For me, this is simply the best television show I have ever watched. I couldn't have asked for more from the ending.
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Does anyone know why Richard wasn't in purgatory? Or did I miss something?
Awesome. Especially amazing that I never once heard anyone guess that the flashsideways was purgatory, given how popular that theory was for the island early.
As much as I could have asked for a series finale. So many questions left but so many answered. There was an article today in the New Orleans Times Picyune talking about how this show was more about how we love and how we develop relationships. I felt like this episode realized all of that. All of those people that were "lost" found those that they truly loved in whatever the flash sideways was. I'm not sure that mattered since there was a conclusion for each of them. They found what was lost.
I enjoyed the finale, but it simply showed how forced the whole sixth season was. There was no connection between the side-ways world and the island except some vague sense of self-awareness by Desmond. The show finished with a cast reunion that worked through emotional manipulation and an audience pleasing "all's well that end's well" conclusion. The mythology was a disaster. I am glad to have watched the series because the characters were well developed, but it could have been so much more. If this is all Cuse and Lindenoff had to offer, then I am relieved it is over.
- Faith and Doubt are brothers... their ideals came about from a source that could be considered invalid or wrong, all though the source may have had good intentions. Doubt finds out that what he thought was his source, was really not genuine. Faith seems to have other reasons to keep faith.
- The island did seem to be a place for redemption. There, you had a shot at redeeming yourself. You had a chance to cast out doubt, repent, and find love.
- In order to get rid of doubt, you have to first realize that doubt is nothing but a human perception. You must realize doubt is 'human' to get rid of it.
Maybe doubt isn't the best word to use.
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Overall a very good finale. They had a ton of loose ends to tie and I think they tied them up better than I expected them to do. All of the little reunions (and the big reunion at the end) were pretty emotional and kind of brought a nice closure to the show.
I was glad to see them show Rose and Bernard 1 last time. Also nice touch w/ Vincent sitting w/ Jack as he died.
So are we supposed to assume that when they "left" the church that they moved on into some sort of afterlife?