My name is Kat French, and I am a LOSTaholic.
How bad is my addiction to LOST?
(Yes, that’s me asking Damon and Carlton about Danielle’s backstory and Montand’s arm.)
And this bad:
So it’s safe to say that I’m pretty emotionally invested in a satisfactory resolution to this story.
Maybe it’s just me, because of my obsession with story, but I don’t really care about every mystery getting resolved by the end of this season.
I agree wholeheartedly with EW.com’s Doc Jenson that what some people are calling “mysteries” are just… not. They’re plot holes or continuity errors (and I’d like to see you create a show with a plot this complex without some of those).
Or in some cases, one person’s “mystery” is a LOST writer’s “intriguing but ultimately disposable plot point” — dropped after they found out they didn’t have to drag the story out for ten years. You can’t gripe about an episode covering the mystery of Jack’s tattoos in one breath and decry the lack of a full explanation of why Libby was in the mental institution with Hurley in the next.
At the end of season 4, I wanted to know how Montand lost his arm–and I’m glad I got to see that. (Well, sort of. It ended up being kind of gross actually). But wasting the creativity and energy of these amazing writers, who want to show us new stuff, on mopping up every abandoned plot point from the past five years?
Not to get too meta, but maybe some of those plot points were lost for a reason. To serve the greater good of a better story.
I don’t want my very last season of LOST to be 18 episodes of exposition.
I don’t want the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything, all tied up in a neat quantum physics bow.
I don’t expect the show to clear up the question of free will versus predestination for me. (If the church can’t conclusively agree on that after 2000 years, expecting a group of network television writers to figure it out in six seasons could be expecting a little much.)
I want as much of the crazy, character-driven, unpredictable, breathtaking plot action that’s kept me watching this far, as they can possibly cram into it.
I want a rip-roaring, rollicking good story by the end of this thing.
In short, it may well be the beginning of the end…
…but it ain’t over till it’s over, baby.