'Lost' Star OK With Series Finale
Terry O'Quinn says it suited him and he's moved on
"I was OK with it," said O'Quinn, who played John Locke, a paraplegic who found himself able to walk once arriving on the island.
It turns out the J.J. Abrams series -- which ran from 2004 to 2010 on ABC -- was good at asking questions, not answering them. The revelation that all the characters were dead, so logic never really applied, allowed the writers to abandon loose ends rather than tie them up -- such as the deal with the numbers, what Walt (Malcolm David Kelley) saw that frightened him enough to want to leave the island, and dozens of others.
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When asked whether fans still complain, Locke replied, "No, I don't get a lot of stuff about it" and noted that the cast "sort of finished it and walked away."
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I think there was no way the writers could have ended the show that would have satisfied some of Lost-loyalists. I mean after all, they killed off what, imho, is THE best network show ever. Now we are grieving. And, unfortunately, one way of grieving is to get mad at the deceased As stated earlier, I loved the ending, but even I felt some disappointment, which I soon recognized as being due to a large Lost-shaped hole in my heart. Btw, Alcatraz and Person of Interest are good attempts, worthy of viewing, but will never replace Lost in our hearts.
JJT34-you are exactly right. Most things were explained, some several times. It left just enough to the imagination and interpretation that people are STILL talking about-if I were a writer I would love that kind of acknowledgment!
Come on guys! If you don't know what you're talking about, don't comment! Even more important don't write the article in the first place as if you understand the show. "All the characters were dead, so logic never really applied." is absolutely NOT the way it ended. Only in the last season, in the flash sideways, were they dead, and then only years after the events that really did happen on the island. Everything that happened in seasons 1 - 5, actually happened. Even in season 6, everything that happened ON the island actually happened. And it was all self-consistent, and explained (almost) everything. And the questions that weren't answered left us with something to think about and discuss. Frankly, I am a huge LOST fan, and I loved the ending. NUff said.
Yes. The ending could have been better. But I loved the series, and I can just imagine the sweat pouring on the table, as the question is posed, "Yeah, great! But how the hell does it end?"
Writing, in any professional medium, is an art, a battle hard to win. The best way to write an ending is to know how it happens from page one. Maybe that happened, maybe it didn't. In any case, "Lost" was so far ahead of the pack, head and shoulders above any other series at the time that, and possibly since, that I can forgive the conclusion.