||[May. 24th, 2010|09:42 am]
The LOST finale did what I kind of expected it would do, which is leave us with a "And then Starbuck disappears" kind of ending. No big questions answered, other than "What's up with the alternate timeline?", the answer to which is deeply unsatisfying, primarily because it's the answer that Cuse and Lindelof spent most of the first three seasons insisting wasn't the case...which was true at the time.
Only the season six arc was resolved, and then in a somewhat unsatisfying way. Jacob & the MIB were not tied back to "The Man Behind The Curtain" in S3. The MIB's name, which was supposedly significant, was not revealed. The importance of Walt (WAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLTTTTT!!!!) was not explained. The DHARMA Initiative, time travel and Jughead are apparently left as unimportant red herrings in the overarching Jacob/MIB conflict.
Again, the comparison to the BG finale is apt: the fact that the denouement made me cry a little bit does not make up for the fact that the writers apparently felt empowered to pull unbelievable crap out of their asses at any point, and not have to explain it later.