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There are 29 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from May 25, 2010, titled a Losta fans respond to finale | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

So, Lost fans: Was the payoff sufficient? During the past six years, you devoted roughly 51/2 days to the ups and downs of 120-plus episodes of the ABC drama.

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Gary

Ocala, FL

#1 May 25, 2010
When are we going to admit that we were taken on a six year joke.
The ending is totally wacked out. I was expecting to much more. A great story should have a great ending. Sorry I watched.
hotdogsrgross

Houston, TX

#2 May 25, 2010
I loved the LOST series! I will be watching the whole thing again starting this weekend. For those that are hung up on the "unanswered questions", let me assist you with the ones you don't realize have been answered!
Polar bears - Explained in Season 3. The Dharma Initiative brought the polar bears to the island in order to do genetic research on them. They changed their DNA so that they would adapt/acclimate to warmer climates. There was no point to this other than to see if they could do it given the "healing powers" of the Island. If they could get a polar bear to survive in the jungle, there was hope for genetic manipulation of humans. It succeeded with the polar bears, then with a HUMAN later on. Bet you didn't know that! It was none other than DESMOND. Yes, that's right! Widmore engineered Desmond, from the womb, to be able to survive an electromagnetic event. Widmore said, "Desmond is the only person on Earth that can survive an electromagnetic event and he was meant to do this one task to save everyone". How would Widmore know this, and why the polar bears genetic manipulation story arc, unless this is the purpose behind all of it? Widmore made sure to keep Desmond close to him, in order to guide him into his destiny. As you saw in "The End", Desmond had to wade through the water in order to pull the plug. The plug gave off an electromagnetic charge and Desmond screamed in agony, but was able to keep going being who he was. He was able to pull the plug because he was resistant to the electromagnetic discharge.

This explains not only the polar bears origins as told to us in Season 3, but also the reason for what was done by the Dharma Initiative.
hamburger pimp

Columbus, OH

#3 May 25, 2010
I'm going to wait a few years and then spend 5 1/2 days watching it on scratched-up DVDs from the library. TV never made these kinds of demands on you back in the day. You'd watch Mannix or Baretta and the story was wrapped up in an hour, not stretching out over season after season.
Blah Blah Blah

United States

#4 May 25, 2010
Thank goodness this stupid show is done with so I will never have to hear about it ever again.
John Condo

United States

#5 May 25, 2010
very poor ending. The producer didn't want to explain anything so thy came up with some Limbo ending .Loyal fans got mess over.
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#6 May 25, 2010
Okay, so what was the point of all this? Were they all dead throughout the series? That would explain why the bald guy started walking after the plane crash.
clairebear

Leicester, UK

#7 May 25, 2010
loved the series but a bit confused with certain things if any one can explain pleasssse feel free
clairebear

Leicester, UK

#8 May 25, 2010
jacks son? wats all that about did he not exist?
Jeremy

Chicago, IL

#9 May 25, 2010
Watch the scene with Jack and his dad again and it was explained clearly that everything that happen, did happen. They were on the island, some died on the island (Charlie,Boone and Jack at the end) while the others that escaped on the plane at the end(Sawyer, Kate), lived out their lives back in society. But they all did eventually died(old age, disease, etc).
But the reason these flawed characters manage to get into heaven(or whatever the afterlife you can imagine) is because of their friendships and sacrifices they made for each other on the island. If it wasn't for island and what they did on it, none of them were moving on when they died. But because they all helped each other get to heaven, they all decided to do it together as a group hence the church scene.
As Jack's dad stated " there is no time there, just now!" They are died at different times in their lives but since time has no meaning in that flash-sideways world(which they all created subconciously), it was like they all arrive there at the same time to move on together.
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#10 May 25, 2010
Jeremy wrote:
Watch the scene with Jack and his dad again and it was explained clearly that everything that happen, did happen. They were on the island, some died on the island (Charlie,Boone and Jack at the end) while the others that escaped on the plane at the end(Sawyer, Kate), lived out their lives back in society. But they all did eventually died(old age, disease, etc).
But the reason these flawed characters manage to get into heaven(or whatever the afterlife you can imagine) is because of their friendships and sacrifices they made for each other on the island. If it wasn't for island and what they did on it, none of them were moving on when they died. But because they all helped each other get to heaven, they all decided to do it together as a group hence the church scene.
As Jack's dad stated " there is no time there, just now!" They are died at different times in their lives but since time has no meaning in that flash-sideways world(which they all created subconciously), it was like they all arrive there at the same time to move on together.
This hurts my brain just thinking about it. And you people followed this show for 6 years? Pathetic.
too busy surfing the net

Blacklick, OH

#11 May 25, 2010
Another show I never watched. I find other ways to waste my time.
SVC

Toledo, OH

#12 May 25, 2010
I'm not chiming in to be a hater, but I lost interest in this show early in the first season. To me it seemed like the producers pitched a mini series to the network suits and the suits asked them to stretch it into a full series when it became popular.

Most of the twists seemed to be contrived and I got the genuine impression that the writers ran out of gas when they began resorting to flashbacks and retrospectives early on.

When I tuned back late in the second season it really seemed as though the writers were collecting ideas from the numerous message boards that popped up. Not a bad idea, to be honest, but I think that resulted in a lot of minutia that had nothing to do with the main storyline.

I'm glad people enjoyed it, but I never got the attraction.
Whatever

Columbus, OH

#13 May 25, 2010
hotdogsrgross wrote:
I loved the LOST series! I will be watching the whole thing again starting this weekend. For those that are hung up on the "unanswered questions", let me assist you with the ones you don't realize have been answered!
Polar bears - Explained in Season 3. The Dharma Initiative brought the polar bears to the island in order to do genetic research on them. They changed their DNA so that they would adapt/acclimate to warmer climates. There was no point to this other than to see if they could do it given the "healing powers" of the Island. If they could get a polar bear to survive in the jungle, there was hope for genetic manipulation of humans. It succeeded with the polar bears, then with a HUMAN later on. Bet you didn't know that! It was none other than DESMOND. Yes, that's right! Widmore engineered Desmond, from the womb, to be able to survive an electromagnetic event. Widmore said, "Desmond is the only person on Earth that can survive an electromagnetic event and he was meant to do this one task to save everyone". How would Widmore know this, and why the polar bears genetic manipulation story arc, unless this is the purpose behind all of it? Widmore made sure to keep Desmond close to him, in order to guide him into his destiny. As you saw in "The End", Desmond had to wade through the water in order to pull the plug. The plug gave off an electromagnetic charge and Desmond screamed in agony, but was able to keep going being who he was. He was able to pull the plug because he was resistant to the electromagnetic discharge.
This explains not only the polar bears origins as told to us in Season 3, but also the reason for what was done by the Dharma Initiative.
Ok. But you didn't explain the Dharma Initiative which appears to be pointless in and of itself and why Whitmore would even know that there was a plug to eventually be pulled.

It's all just a big joke that I'm glad I spent very little time on over the years. I think I've seen 10 episodes at best. I'm glad it's all over. My wife on the other hand who watched every episode is feeling pretty silly for spending so much time watching. That is time that she will never get back.
SVC

Toledo, OH

#14 May 25, 2010
Whatever wrote:
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Ok. But you didn't explain the Dharma Initiative which appears to be pointless in and of itself and why Whitmore would even know that there was a plug to eventually be pulled.
It's all just a big joke that I'm glad I spent very little time on over the years. I think I've seen 10 episodes at best. I'm glad it's all over. My wife on the other hand who watched every episode is feeling pretty silly for spending so much time watching. That is time that she will never get back.
Is any TV show not a waste of time? Regardless of how it ended, your wife enjoyed watching the show. I think you should be feeling pretty silly for going out of your way to belittle people who enjoyed it.
cowtown girl

Dunnellon, FL

#15 May 25, 2010
Lost LetDown! Viewers deserved better! Producers said over & over again they were not dead, not in hell, not in purgatory. They lied. No matter how you slice it, they lied. They made fools out of all their loyal viewers & yeah, they made it up as they went along. The most ignorant, sappy, cheesy ending of all time after we were promised a scientific explanation for all, what a joke!
Joe

Columbus, OH

#19 May 25, 2010
Voracious Masticator wrote:
YOU LOST-WATCHING MORONS DESERVED TO GET SCREWED!!
The entire series was a JOKE to see just HOW STUPID the viewing audience is.
There were NO deep mysteries, hidden meanings or anything like that. Just a jumble of the MOST MORONIC plot lines ever put in a TV show and they let the MORON AUDIENCE piece together random garbage while thinking is is the most intelligent writing ever.
Seriously. you LOST MORONS really need to take a long hard look at yourself and find out what mental defects trapped you into watching this CRAP that was NEVER intended to be more than a 2-hr TV movie for SIX YEARS.
ADD UP ALL THE TIME you IDIOTS WASTED watching, discussing and thinking about this homage to the worst of the worst of the worst TV ever.
YOU WILL NEVER GET THAT TIME BACK..... it is LOST
Rather rough, don't you think? I do agree to a point..the writers wrote themselves into a corner with the first five seasons and used metaphysical BS on the audience with the sixth. I'm sorry I wasted my time with the show if that finale is all the so-called answers I was left with.
James

Memphis, TN

#20 May 25, 2010
I "lost" all hopes of the writers explaining the mysteries of the first three seasons when this last season started. Clearly, this series was not mapped out from the beginning as we once were led to believe. It was a major cop out to say at the end, the "sideways" stories, which were about half the season this year, were just a fake reality that all the passengers made up so they could meet up before going to the afterlife. No, it was filler, is what it was. The writers needed something to fill air time, because the conclusion on the island after last season wasn't going to take a full season. And last season's finale held a clue that they were making it up as they went along when Juliet was bumped off; not because of any necessity, but because Elizabeth Mitchell was about to start filming as one of the lead characters in "V." Similarly, Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Watros were bumped off in season two because of their DUI's more than anything else. All the questions about the Dharma Initiative, why the "others" were there, they were never really answered. Looking back, the whole series was a bunch of weird things thrown together by the writers, with no master plan to explain all that happened. They just made it up as the show moved along.
James

Memphis, TN

#21 May 25, 2010
Gary wrote:
When are we going to admit that we were taken on a six year joke.
The ending is totally wacked out. I was expecting to much more. A great story should have a great ending. Sorry I watched.
Yep, they hosed the viewers. J.J. Abrams is too busy rewriting Star Trek to be worried about some TV show.
Very disappointed.
It would have been better if the series ended as, Bart Simpson's message on the chalkboard suggested on the Simpson's season finale. Quote "it was the dog's dream."
James

Memphis, TN

#22 May 25, 2010
Voracious Masticator wrote:
YOU LOST-WATCHING MORONS DESERVED TO GET SCREWED!!
The entire series was a JOKE to see just HOW STUPID the viewing audience is.
There were NO deep mysteries, hidden meanings or anything like that. Just a jumble of the MOST MORONIC plot lines ever put in a TV show and they let the MORON AUDIENCE piece together random garbage while thinking is is the most intelligent writing ever.
Seriously. you LOST MORONS really need to take a long hard look at yourself and find out what mental defects trapped you into watching this CRAP that was NEVER intended to be more than a 2-hr TV movie for SIX YEARS.
ADD UP ALL THE TIME you IDIOTS WASTED watching, discussing and thinking about this homage to the worst of the worst of the worst TV ever.
YOU WILL NEVER GET THAT TIME BACK..... it is LOST
You nailed it. Just weird stuff for the sake of being weird. Kind of like "Twin Peaks."
James

Memphis, TN

#23 May 25, 2010
hotdogsrgross wrote:
I loved the LOST series! I will be watching the whole thing again starting this weekend. For those that are hung up on the "unanswered questions", let me assist you with the ones you don't realize have been answered!
Polar bears - Explained in Season 3. The Dharma Initiative brought the polar bears to the island in order to do genetic research on them. They changed their DNA so that they would adapt/acclimate to warmer climates. There was no point to this other than to see if they could do it given the "healing powers" of the Island. If they could get a polar bear to survive in the jungle, there was hope for genetic manipulation of humans. It succeeded with the polar bears, then with a HUMAN later on. Bet you didn't know that! It was none other than DESMOND. Yes, that's right! Widmore engineered Desmond, from the womb, to be able to survive an electromagnetic event. Widmore said, "Desmond is the only person on Earth that can survive an electromagnetic event and he was meant to do this one task to save everyone". How would Widmore know this, and why the polar bears genetic manipulation story arc, unless this is the purpose behind all of it? Widmore made sure to keep Desmond close to him, in order to guide him into his destiny. As you saw in "The End", Desmond had to wade through the water in order to pull the plug. The plug gave off an electromagnetic charge and Desmond screamed in agony, but was able to keep going being who he was. He was able to pull the plug because he was resistant to the electromagnetic discharge.
This explains not only the polar bears origins as told to us in Season 3, but also the reason for what was done by the Dharma Initiative.
OK, how does the island have those "healing powers" then? That was never explained.

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