Don’t know if I don’t know if I don’t get this because I didn’t watch most of the series, or if the ending was deliberately vague and NOBODY gets it, but the biggest “???” in my mind about how Lost ended was why/how certain people got to the flash sideways church and certain ones didn’t.
My theory during most of the last season was that everyone, since they can’t really be in two places at once, was going to be killed off (blown up, drowned, shot, etc.) one by one on the island, and that as such, being dead, that would free them to show up at the end in approximately the same way they showed up at the church.
And for some of the characters, that’s pretty much what happened.
Ben and Hurley: How did THEY end up there? Assuming given the conversation that they had on the island at the end, about Hurley maybe being able to find “another way off the island”, that Hurley and Ben DID figure out another way off, a way that the writers didn’t take or have the time to spell out to the viewers. Is that the case? Or did I miss something huge?
Sawyer, Kate, Miles, Claire, and the pilot: They FLEW off the island in the jet. If the stuff that was happening on the island was real, then it would seem that they would have ended up landing and surviving someplace, and yet Sawyer, Kate, and Claire still ended up at the church (don’t remember if Miles and the pilot were there too, I don’t think so).
Rose and Bernard (I think those was their names), didn’t die on the island, still ended up at the church though, didn’t they? How?
Walt, Michael, and Vincent: Walt got taken off the island in one of the earlier seasons, right? So it would make sense that he wouldn’t be at the church. Thinking that Michael was dead on the island (never saw the episode where that came about, so just assuming that based on what I did see later), why was he NOT at the church? And what about poor Vincent, is he stuck there on the island forever, keeping dead Jack company? LOL.
That’s it off the top of my head.
Comments, thoughts, and answers requested and VERY welcome.