That’s it, everybody. Show’s over. Nothing more to see. “Lost” is done.
What? You’re not satisfied? You don’t feel that executive producers and writers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse supplied answers to every single one of your burning questions? There’s no doubt that there are still lingering issues, even after the two-and-a-half-hour monumental television event, and if you’re scratching your head wondering why certain plot points developed over the last six years were completely ignored on Sunday (May 23), you may be in luck. According to Cuse, more answers are on the way, even with the finale fully wrapped.
“We did a little feature for the DVDs, and in sort of an entertaining way, we answered a few things that are not [answered] on the show,” Cuse told MTV News about the series finale. “It’s just a little side-light on some of the questions we didn’t get to in the main narrative.”
That said, don’t expect Cuse or Lindelof to apologize for their storytelling decisions, as the “Lost” masterminds feel they answered everything they needed to. “We feel the story of ’Lost’ is complete and the big questions [are answered],” Cuse said. “The character stories, those are the things that we really care about. That’s what really gets resolved in the finale.”
That’s not to say that Cuse and Lindelof didn’t get emotional while letting go of “Lost.” “It was never not emotional to watch the end of the show,” Cuse confessed. “For us, we felt the emotion in the performances and in the way that Jack Bender directed it. When we went to the scoring stage and we heard Michael Giacchino put the music to the finale, it really gave us a sense of closure. It felt like that was what was closing the show.”
For Lindelof’s part, ending “Lost” was a lot like buying somebody a birthday present several years in advance. “By the time their birthday rolls around, you’re sort of like, ’Are they even going to like this anymore? Do they already have one?’ But that never happened with us,” the “Lost” co-creator revealed . “The closer we got [to the end], the more confident we became that it was the right ending. It was very satisfying for us.”
How about you, “Lost” fans? Are you confident that Lindelof and Cuse went with the right ending? Are you satisfied? If nothing else, you have to take some comfort in knowing that more answers are on the way, right? Let us know what you’re going through in the comments section below.