Well folks, this is it…the final week of LOST is here!
Can you believe it? After 6 years of watching the show, it all ends this Sunday at 11:30 pm. As I write this entry, it’s really starting to hit me that it’s all coming to an end. I’ve been so busy lately in both my personal and professional life that I haven’t had a chance to reflect much. But as I write this with a scant 7 days to go until LOST is off the air forever, I realize that I’m about to lose a friend. And really, that’s the biggest compliment I can give to a creative work of art. I feel like I’m going to miss this show even before it leaves the air, and gives me a high sense of gratitude to showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, even if Season 6 has been somewhat uneven in my eyes.
In any event, there is much happening this week! It almost feels like getting ready to ride that final wave into shore before calling it a day. Kicking things off is Tuesday’s episode, “What They Died For”. Following that up on Sunday is the aptly titled, “The End”. Rather than try to come up with a challenge for either of these 2 episodes specifically, I’m just going to open it up to any thoughts or questions any of you would like to discuss about the show as we enter the final week. Feel free to mention the question you hope gets answered in the finale, what you think the ultimate fate a specific character might be, who you think is going to be Jacob’s replacement, or what your feelings are on the show’s run overall. It’s wide open!
Also, I typically try to shy away from the challenge comments, but this week, I’ll dive in as soon as any of you do. I’d love to get a discussion going in this final week.
Tomorrow I’ll post on my interLOST blogging experience, and what’s next for the blog after LOST heads off into the sunset. Late Wednesday night/early Thursday I’ll have my analysis of “What They Died For”. On Friday, I’ll share with you what I saw in the “Times Talks Live” movie theater experience. I’ll take a break on Saturday, but then I’ll be back on Sunday with an open discussion thread for the finale, and perhaps something special to share with you. And of course, next week I’ll analyze the finale, and quite possibly, provide initial thoughts of the series as a whole and how the ending stacked up with the journey.
I hope you’ll stop by often this week, and enjoy LOST Finale Week!