Consider the ***** rating for both the finale and the series itself. My reaction immediately after the robust 2 1/2 hour series finale was: that was the best series finale I have ever seen and perhaps the best TV episode I've ever seen. There was a parade of memorable scenes but every scene was purposeful and perfectly executed. They were never going to answer all the questions.
I've been browsing the web, reading reviews and recaps and panels about Lost and this past episode, which was probably one of my favourites. Everybody's spending so much time guessing at what's going to happen on Sunday; who is going to die, who is going to survive, what will happen in the sideways reality, etc, etc, ad infinitum.
4 episodes to go! Right? This episode was pretty okay but definitely not even close to a favourite. To me, and this has been true of many of the recent episodes, it was a set up/get out of the way episode.
With apologies to Paul and anybody who reads these summaries/reviews, I submit this double-recap. You know, it's just been busy LAUNCHING MY NEW BOOK and I haven't had time to write them. So, to catch up I'm going to have a bit of a discussion recap, rather than a review, because I'm still trying to figure out what's going on and how it's all going to end.
I don't know if I'm the only one, but I'm going to throw this out there: in Season 1 I guessed they were in purgatory or hell. Either way, that they were dead. I'm sure there were thousands of people guessing this but it makes me feel good that I was kind of, sort of, at least close.
Loved this episode. Besides maybe "Lighthouse", best one so far this year. "Dr. Linus" has always been the best character on Lost thanks to the incredible Michael Emerson (and if he doesn't win an Emmy I'm going to blow my gasket!) and we got a full episode of him.