May 24th, 2006

Me

The TV Nerd on the "Lost" Season Finale

We now know two very important things:

1) They're not in purgatory, which has been a favorite fan theory since the start.

2) The writers really are making it up as they go along. For all their talk, there is no five-year plan all mapped out already.

Distinct lack of smoke monster, too. I think the writers forgot it exists.

Not a bad finale, as things go, but not nearly as "Oh my God, you mean I have to wait all summer?" compelling as the first season's. How could it be? As I said before, once you set up a mystery this big, no explanation will be good enough. All they can do is keep piling on the "What the...?" moments and hope people don't tune out.