And I know what it is like to be a devoted fan of a show, and how it feels when other people don't care, or just don't get it, or aren't in the same place as I am with it. I have had trouble deciding to post anything about LOST because, well, I don't want to be that person. I don't want to insult real LOST fans.
What I do know, though, is that the final season of LOST (dun dun DUNNNNN) is probably better than the final seasons of many of the shows I loved. (Fellow former X-Philes know what I'm talking about.) I hope that it is satisfying for you Losties out there.
This is what I do know about Season 6 [spoilers…]:
Juliet didn’t die until she actually did do the reset bomb thing. But... it did not go as planned…exactly. I’ve watched enough sci-fi, and I am transparent about my Trekkiness, so I get this whole “alternate universe” timeline business. So, the bomb both did and did not work the way Jack believed it would. In the “prime” timeline, they are stuck on the island still, Locke is not really Locke but is another embodiment of the monster, Jacob is dead but is guiding Hugo to guide Jack, and they and some of the remaining Oceanic survivors are “candidates” to “protect” the island. Everyone is still miserable and the island is still mysterious.
In the alternate, non-crash timeline… well… also, everyone is still miserable. They don’t crash, but their lives totally different and are still a mess, and their lives end up intertwined anyway.
Am I missing anything? (Heh. Of course I am. Besides a lot of the very well-executed references and callbacks that I’m sure I’m missing, and my lack of attachment to the characters I didn’t get to become invested in as they evolved....)