In less than a week, the Lost series finale will be over. It’s something a lot of people are looking forward to, but at the same time, sort of…dreading. But I’ll be honest with you, Bits and Bramblers…I’ve never really been a big fan of the show. Mostly because I’m the one asking all the questions, or making snarky comments.
Why is there a polar bear, if they crashed on a tropical island? I don’t think I’d really be scared of a giant smoke monster, do you? And do you really think a string of numbers causes bad luck? How are you not creeped out by “The Others”…and what does that even mean? Others…as opposed to what?! Why did Charlie have to die?! He was my favorite! Oh, so we’re time traveling now? How does that work without a Delorean? What the what are you talking about, there’s a “Sideways world?” So…these guys who write the show, they’re pretty much just making it up as they go along, right?
I guess you can tell, just by the number of questions, that I’m no “Lostie.” Because every gigantic fan I’ve talked is absolutely sure that it’s all going to work out. That with these final episodes, every question will be answered, everything will make sense, and everything will end up exactly the way it should be (something about how it’s all part of Jacob’s plan, yadayadayada.) Me? I’m not so sure…I’ll believe it when I see it (and even then, I’m probably still going to make snarky comments about it.) But I will give you Lost fans this…I don’t think I’ve ever seen another TV show like it. And I’m not sure they’ll be anything close to it again.
So if you’re looking forward to, but at the same time, sort of…dreading the end of Lost, remember…we have the first five seasons here at the library (and if you’re feeling brave and don’t want to…you know…sleep, you can try and watch them all by next Sunday.) If you’d rather not (re)watch, though, you could always “study up” at Lostpedia. And to kill time before the final episode tomorrow night (and the finale next Sunday,) you can watch one of the final promos (which is set to some pretty awesome music,) again and again for clues. Go ahead, you know you want to…and I won’t judge. I’ll merely roll my eyes snarkily…