I am not going to go all Doc Jensen here, but I have to comment on the finale of LOST.  I thought the final episode was brilliant.  I would not change a thing.  Of course, I come at this from a different perspective than your typical LOST fanatic.  I made the decision to at the beginning of the season to turn of the theory noodle cooker and just sit back and enjoy the show from week to week.  While other LOST fans obsessed with trying to solve the sideways universe, I just watched it and noticed little things that didn’t seem to add up (primarily dealing with the timeline).   I was amused.  I watched the transformation of our characters, and I didn’t obsess over answers.  I enjoyed the show from start to finish, and in the closing moments, I was at peace with what I had watched, not just last night, but all year and for the whole six years.  The show was ever consistent, and the ending of the show, with the message of the need to let go of the past to move forward, ended as it began six years ago with Jack in the bamboo field.

I am saddened to know that LOST has come to end.  It is always difficult to say goodbye to an old friend, and LOST, with a wonderful cast of characters, is just such a friend.  It will also be difficult to say goodbye to the many podcasters that have provided wonderful insight into what was presented to us each week like Jay and Jack, Ryan and Jen, Big O, LostCasts, and the rest; the uberbloggers like Kristin at eonline.com and Doc Jensen at ew.com; and the all of the Lost community that made such an impact into enjoyment of the show each and every week.

And with that, LOST draws to a close with a familiar thud.  Goodbye old friend.

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