We see now, friends, the end of an era. After six seasons, the show that is destined to be oft imitated, but never successfully so, is now over.
I know, right? It's hard to believe, Jack. Never again will we hear Sawyer give everyone snarky nicknames. You will never again cry just as we're starting to like new, tougher Jack. We will never again smile quietly to ourselves at the sweetness of Jin and Sun. Those of us who have been fans from the beginning (okay, so I jumped on a little late. But I still started from the beginning and watched them in order!) now find ourselves in a period of mourning. This is one of the few shows that I have seen through to the end. (The other is Stargate SG-1, but I missed a lot of the last season, due to football games in high school. I was in marching band.)
The end of the episode was, to me, surprisingly satisfying. I found myself totally buying it, because it just reiterated what I've believed to be the point of the show all along--the characters. The mythology surrounding the island was amazing, and there are few alive that love time-travel, monsters, and crazy French people more than I do, but I knew from the beginning that the real story was the relationships between members of a group that would have never come together otherwise.
Some favorite moments:
- Jin and Sun waking up and being able to speak English. Also, their amusement at Cop Sawyer. (Not gonna lie, I find it amusing myself. Who votes for a Miles/Sawyer buddy-cop action flick?)
- Desmond in jail. The ridiculous grin he flashed Kate and Sayid was so priceless.
- The reunion of Juliet and Sawyer. Nearly lost it. They were great together, and it was quite gratifying after watching her die earlier in the season.
- Rose and Bernard. I love them so much, and I'm so so glad we got to see them again on the island. They're adorable.
- Claire and Charlie, together again at last. One of my favorite Lost couples since the pretend peanut butter jar scene in Confidence Man. Possibly because I'm a bit of a peanut butter fanatic myself.
- Vincent laying down with Jack. Cue ridiculous amounts of sobbing from THIS girl. It was a beautiful picture
- Hurley and Ben as the new big noise(s) on the island. Comics by nedroid have gotten me itching for an animated series entitled Ben 'N Hurley's Island Adventures, or something.
In conclusion, it was awesome. I couldn't have asked for a better end to an amazing series.
In other sci-fi TV news, FlashForward has been canceled (shocker) and V has been picked for another season (d'oh). This brings me to a new segment I like to call:
Open Letters to Television
I really, really wanted to like you. You had so much potential. You had so many amazing casting choices going for you. You had Elizabeth Mitchell as a cool renegade cop, Morena Baccarin as a hot but possibly evil alien, and even Alan Tudyk for a while. But I just couldn't. A story that could have been compelling just fell flat for me. I'm sorry, but I don't think this is going to work. I just...I can't.
In conclusion, my five favorite Belle & Sebastian songs, in no particular order.
I might have to amend that to "five of my favorite Belle & Sebastian songs".
- Lazy Line Painter Jane
- Piazza, New York Catcher
- Waiting for the Moon to Rise
- Legal Man
- If You Find Yourself Caught in Love