Ah, Lost. The TV series that took the nation by storm and reintroduced serialized TV and geek pop culture to mainstream audiences. It’s been almost three years since the series finale and people are still perplexed by its ending…and the series as a whole, for that matter. But taking to Twitter, Lost showrunner Damon Lindelof answered a fan’s question about the series finale. Read Lindelof’s tweet below.
It all happened. Dogs are great. RT @seany_white yo can i get an explanation to the end of lost?
— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) February 13, 2013
In the series finale Jack dies on the island with Walt’s Yellow Labrador, Vincent, by his side. The scene mirrored the opening shot of the series premiere episode in 2004. @Seany_White is referencing the very end of the series, when the Lost cast was reunited in a church before heading into the afterlife. The final moments of the series left many Lost fans lukewarm or even enraged that the meaning of the series wasn’t something more than what was presented.
A few weeks ago, actor Dominic Monaghan revealed that he never watched the last episode of Lost. At the time, Monaghan was preparing for a new role in a horror movie, and he didn’t want to get consumed by his old role of Charlie, in fear that his performance would suffer if he were too much like his Lost character. He has since stated that, if he did watch, he’d have to re-watch the whole series from the beginning.
It’s fascinating that people are still turned off by the Lost series finale. It was the most anticipated TV finale in recent memory, and it let a lot of people down. At the end of the day, Lost is just a TV show that brought you many hours of quality, free entertainment. Why are people still that upset with it?