Can Lost Actually End?

United States
March 21, 2007 10:41pm CST
After 3 seasons of compounded, cumulative wierdness and questions answered with questions, Lost has develeloped into one of the most suspenseful and baffling shows ever, but I'm wondering if they can actually pull it off. I mean, the show's great so far, but I honestly don't see how they're going to be able to tie up all the loose ends one day. Sure, we won't have to worry about that for a while, since Lost is popular enough that it'll probably last several more seasons, but I'm beginning to wonder if it's just a show that's going to continually get more and more complicated until one day it's cancelled or something and that's it. Does anyone else feel like this? It seems to me that the show might just "not end," and continually add to the viewers' confusion and anticipation to draw in more ratings and keep on doing this until one day, seasons and seasons later, it's finally over and they're out of ideas. I know that sounds horribly pessimistic, and I'm not a pessimist by any means, but Lost is just getting so crazy it's hard to imagine writers actually coming up with a good ending that actually works and not just some last minute, uh-oh we're getting cancelled, ending like "it was all a dream," or something incredibly disappointing like that.
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@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
22 Mar 07
Last month it was publicized that the creators of Lost had been in talks with ABC about setting a final end date for the series, in terms of the number of seasons remaining. The creators felt, and I agree with them, that this would be a good thing for them and for fans. That would they would know exactly how much time they have to wrap up all the show's mysteries and pace the plottting.
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• United States
22 Mar 07
That's good. I'm glad they're planning to wrap everything up rather than just continuing the story for too much longer.
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• United States
29 Mar 07
Yes, the plan as I understand is to run for five years, maybe six if the ratings hold up, but that's it. It will make for about a six-month stranding in their time.
• United States
23 Mar 07
well, there was some online article with something like the top 40 or so loose ends on lost. some of them i had completely forgotten about or missed. It all makes it seem hard to conclude what with more twists being thrown at us every day!
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• United States
23 Mar 07
I know, and it doesn't seem like they're letting up with all the new twists and turns yet, but maybe some of these twists will end up relating to some of the previous things that seem forgotten and they'll explain them.
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@MntlWard (880)
• United States
22 Mar 07
I think it would be better to have the entire story up to the end planned now than to try to keep making new mysteries and stretch out the show's life.
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• United States
22 Mar 07
I definitely agree. As addictive as all of Lost's complexity is, there's already plenty of material to keep fans satisfied until the end of the show.
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@loralee (542)
• United States
22 Mar 07
...more and more complicated until one day it explodes the brains of we mere mortals... *end of pessimistic mood* I personally love the fact that LOST is such an obnoxiously large onion.
• United States
22 Mar 07
Definitely, Lost's huge, complicated story is a lot of fun, and you never know what to expect next.
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• United States
24 Mar 07
I for one am getting tired of no answers. They could at least close some of the older plot lines so we can clear some of our brain clutter. They have been giving every grain of sand on the island a hidden agenda and it wears me out.
• United States
24 Mar 07
I know what you mean. One minute you're thinking, "Wow, I wasn't expecting that, what will they think of next?" but then when you really think about it, the plot of Lost has only progressed in a couple of areas. As layered as all of the backstories and everything are, if you don't go back and address all those open ends, they might as well not exist, you know?
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