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The Lost Finale: Alternate Endings and Unanswered Questions

Church scene from the Lost Finale - Image credit: Mario Perez/ABC

The Lost Finale sparked as much talk as its sensational first season series opener. Heaven knows Lost sparked more questions than just about any other show in the history of TV ever has. That’s why the finale was so controversial. Fans expected it to be crucial to wrapping everything up.

But, of course, in true Lost tradition, it did what it was best at: answer some questions only to leave more in its wake.

Some say the big questions were answered. Others feel they were to some extent –but also voided other ones we’d been given.

No matter which camp you fall into, if nothing else perhaps you can appreciate some of the humor both Lost overall and the Lost Finale has spawned. I know for me it’s helping to ease my pain.

(I happen to be in the “not too happy with the ending” camp. However, I also realize part of my unhappiness lies with the fact the show’s over. I’m in mourning over the loss of Lost and it’s story lines that captured my imagination and characters that captured my heart.)

But here’s what I’ve found to help with the grieving:

  • Alternate endings. Julie over at Above the Norm posted Jimmy Kimmel’s alternate endings. (Glad she did that because I missed it when it aired. Hilarious. The one with Jeff Probst had me on the floor.)
  • Unanswered questions. A friend saw this clip (below) from College Humor and shared it with me. All I can say about it is “BINGO! Someone else who understands my unanswered questions pain!”


Maybe alternate interpretation would be more apropos. I would’ve liked to see them explain the island as proving the existence of the paranormal.

I mean, it had it all: monsters, ghosts and aliens.

“Aliens?” you say. “I don’t remember any alien plot lines, Courtney.”


How do you explain all the people who lived there? They all came from other places. Hence, they’re aliens.

Or maybe they’re just illegal immigrants and the island is actually alien in nature.

I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I see the alien angle all the same.

Too bad they didn’t end it with a team of paranormal investigators making that discovery of a lifetime!

Courtney Mroch
Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ's Ambassador of Dark and Paranormal Tourism, is an author, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she's not writing, jaunting, or planning her next trip, it's a safe bet you'll find her in one of three places: on a tennis court somewhere, on a yoga mat somewhere, or watching a horror movie somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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