lost-logoIt’s been a long and involved journey, but LOST finally wrapped up last night!

Several of us here at Gospel.com are big fans of the show and have spent far more lunch breaks discussing its weekly twists and turns than I think any of us would like to admit. Now that it’s finally over, I keep thinking back to the themes that defined the show: atonement, second chances, faith, trust, life and death. In a lot of ways, it ended up being a deeply religious show.

Were you happy with the finale? Do you have any other insights into LOST?

Share your thoughts!

6 Responses to “LOST”

  • BethSharp says:

    I liked the fact that they all found each other and then walked into heaven at the end. What I always liked about the show is that each of the characters were “lost” in there lives and that they needed to be redeemed. And that most of them did find forgiveness and redemption.

    • Andy says:

      I liked it too, although it took me a day of thinking about it to settle my thoughts about it. I’ll confess I got a little teary-eyed to see them all find each other again at the end, and to see all the smiles and hugs after everything they’d suffered through. The “go into the light!” afterlife thing is perhaps a bit trite, but it’s still effective.

      It’s interesting to me that the show’s final episodes really brought it back into mythic/allegorical territory. I remember, during the first season or two, all the discussions about Christian symbolism and spiritual allegory that the island and its character my represent. They seemed to reduce that element in favor of more straight science fiction in later seasons, but here at the end it’s clear that they did indeed have spiritual symbolism as one of their goals with the show.

      All in all, a phenomenal show, and miles above anything else I’ve seen on TV in recent years!

      • Chris says:

        “The “go into the light!” afterlife thing is perhaps a bit trite, but it’s still effective.”

        I had similar feelings. It worked, but wasn’t perfect.

        I do have to say that the reappearence of Lapidus was the high point in the show. He was my favorite character after Hurley.

  • Soupy says:

    And the fact that there was the father, son and Hurley spirit couldn’t have been a mistake, could it?

  • Chris says:

    I was completely disappointed. They never answered any of the questions about why the Dharma Initiative were there in the first place, where the polar bears (or other unusual island inhabitants) came from, what the stations where (I particularly wanted to know what why Desmond was punching in the numbers), etc…. Just a few of my unanswered questions.

    I watched the show from the beginning, and I loved it until the last episode. I guess the show was so good that no ending would have been as great as the mysteries of the island and the characters themselves.

    There was a spiritual them, although it never seemed at all Christian to me. Funny though, Kate specifically made reference to the name of Jack’s father saying something like, “Christian Sheppard… (lol) seriously?”

  • Keith says:

    Wow! I thought it was a strange show. Now I want to watch it again!