Why ‘LOST’ Doesn’t Have to Come BackGina Vaynshteyn

“WE HAVE TO GO BACK,” Jack once told Kate. But just because those two (well, Jack) wanted to go back to the island, doesn’t mean we have to, and this is coming from a diehard LOST fan. Although the likelihood of the return of LOST isn’t set in stone, the executive producer, Carlton Cuse, recently told Entertainment Weekly that, “I think it’s likely that at some point, ABC will want to reboot LOST.”

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To me, this is kind of like getting back together with an ex whom you loved immensely for years for their ingenuity and charisma, but who also managed to disappoint you and let you down, proving that maybe, just maybe, they weren’t The One for you. Sometimes, you just gotta let go and treasure the good times you did have. I was ready to say goodbye to LOST then, and I’ve gotten used to it not being in my life now. Here are my 7 reasons why we don’t need a LOST comeback:

1. I’m still kind of annoyed about all the unanswered questions

I’m not bitter or anything, but I mean, what was up with Walt? It was hinted that he had special powers, but that never panned out. Why couldn’t women have full-term pregnancies on the island? Where was Christian (Jack’s dad)’s body the whole time? Why did the island only selectively heal people? Why did Charlie have to die? Why was baby Aaron so important? Okay I can go on for hours. If LOST comes back, more doors will be opened, and more questions will probably go unanswered. Or, if we look on the bright side, maybe a new LOST will finally answer these questions. I’m still nervous either way.

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2. It wouldn’t be written by the same crew

Cuse states, “there will be some young, bright writer or writers who will come up with a great idea that the network responds to, and that’ll be great.” How about not-so-great?  If different people are writing LOST, then it will be a completely different vision of what LOST is.

3. We’re not even sure if the entire cast will come back

Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, and Terry O’Quinn didn’t even go to the 10th anniversary event, so maybe they won’t want to be part of the reboot. I can’t really imagine the show without Jack, Kate, and John.

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4. The finale was definitely weird and religious and indicated that they were dead, so…

Admittedly, I still don’t really get the series finale. When I watched it, I thought it concluded that they were all dead to begin with, but after doing some research, sources say that they actually did live, and everything that happened on the island actually happened. But what’s with this conversation between Jack and Christian?

Christian: Hey, kiddo.

Jack: Dad?

Christian: Hello, Jack.

Jack: I don’t understand. You died.

Christian: Yeah. Yes, I did.

Jack: Then how are you here right now?

Christian: How are you here?

Jack: …I died, too. 

And then it shows Jack on the island dying, while Vincent the dog kept him company and this scene is juxtaposed with the first episode, where Jack is in that same spot, but opens his eyes. I mean, it was all cool and cyclical, but to me, it seemed like the LOST writers desperately wanted to finalize things, whether they did so in a manner that made sense or not. Was it purgatory? Was it heaven? I mean, Jack’s dad’s name IS “Christian Shepard” so does that mean he was God and Jack was Jesus? Or was Christian the Jesus figure because of the whole coffin-thing? How can you really work around a finale like that?

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  1. Truly agree.

    I loved LOST (minus all the bizarre twists at the end), but that being said, I don’t think rebooting it would do any good. Don’t ruin it. Just like with Firefly, it’s perfect in its imperfections and lovely because of its completeness.

  2. Okay I will look at that link but if they weren’t dead the whole time, when did they die? I assumed it was when that explosion thing went off and they started all the time travel stuff? So everything from the explosion on didn’t really happen? This was the one show that I WANTED to end…I couldn’t take it anymore by the finale. And I totally agree on the unanswered questions. Wasn’t that the whole point of the show? It was like a giant puzzle and in the end you expected to see it all put together. That just didn’t happen for me and it was super frustrating.

  3. I LOVED Lost’s ending, and the more I read about it, the more I love it. I get that some fans wanted more answers, they wanted a final talk where everything they wondered for several seasons was explained. But I didn’t need that. I wanted to follow the story. I got some answers, enough to understand what it was all about, and I also liked the spiritual ending, the good vs evil explanation.
    There are tons of sites where you can read about the finale, but here is one that I liked:
    http://designwoop.com/2010/05/lost-finale-explained-well/

  4. I so agree with you! (except that I had a love/hate relationship with John Locke)

    But FIY: You can find here some great explications about Lost Finale and unanswered questions: http://screenrant.com/lost-finale-explanation-kofi-61464/ about why women can’t have babies on the island and the fact that they weren’t dead the whole time, etcetera. It’s theories, but still interesting :)!

    • I was totally not a Locke fan, something so creepy about him!

      I found the end frustrating but also think if they were to do more they would HAVE to use the same writers, like the article says it wouldn’t be the same otherwise