During the summer of 2010, fans of the TV series Lost were deeply divided about the show’s final episode. Some thought the more spiritual ending was appropriate, but for many of those hoping for answers, it ruined everything that came before it. But when it comes to one Lost cast member, he has yet to actually watch the series finale all together.
In an interview with the Huffington Post, actor Dominic Monaghan revealed that he hasn’t watched the series finale of Lost yet. It isn’t because of the overall fan disdain for the finale; he just blames working on another project. Monaghan admitted:
I didn’t see the end, I was working at the time. I was doing a film called ‘I Sell The Dead,’ which was a kind of period-horror movie, and I’m very susceptible, in that sponge-like brain part of me, to taking on board characteristics of friends or certainly characters that I’ve played. And I didn’t want to watch Charlie, because I knew if I watched Charlie I’d be much more like him and the character I played in this film ‘I Sell The Dead’ was nothing like Charlie.
Considering the Lost series finale was almost three years ago, he was asked if he ever planned to watch the finale. Monaghan dodges the question and says that watching the show again would be too time consuming. “No, because then I’d have to watch it all again — I’d have to go all the way back to season 1 and just kill myself watching it all again.”
The idea of dismissing an entire TV series because of one episode seems silly, but Lost had problems with its narrative long before the series finale. One episode wasn’t going to fix anything. Let’s just be glad a TV series like Lost existed and was as popular as it was back in 2010. Looking back at the series as a whole, it’s pretty amazing that the writers pulled anything off, let alone six seasons of quality TV. And even though he hasn’t watched the finale yet, Monaghan still defend the controversial ending, saying, “You can’t please all the people all the time.”