Lost Finale Explained 10 Year Anniversary - A Decade Later Here's What Really Happened in the Lost Ending
My high school statistics teacher was one of the first people to entertain my love of television. He was also the first to tell me about a show called Lost that debuted on ABC in September 2004. Having missed the whole first season and some of the second, he burned me bootleg DVDs to watch over spring break. By the time I came back, I was hooked. I followed Jack and Sawyer and Kate and Sun all the way to the end of the series, and I remember watching the finale episode in my sparsely furnished college apartment with a pizza and a bottle of wine. I remember crying. I remember thinking that the final moments—the church and the reunited cast and a Vincent (Vincent!) laying alongside a fatally injured Jack—was simply beautiful. But when I asked my stats teacher his thoughts, Mr. Milani was fully against it. He hated that the finale barely tried to answer the questions. Milani was decidedly a man of science, not of faith.
With time on my hands, I revisited the series in the past few months. That's a big undertaking because Lost's disappointing series finale is as iconic as the show. At the time it aired—on May 23, 2010—fans famously did not understand what the hell had happened when Jack died on that island and was suddenly in a church with all his other dead friends. Were they really dead the whole time? Why didn't it answer every question this show ...
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