In their final LOST podcast of the season, LOSTermind Carlton Cuse had this to say when asked by fellow executive producer Damon Lindelof to predict what the fan’s reaction might be to last night’s season finale:
“I feel that people are going to like it because there is some good mythological advancement in it. But I think there is also going to be a fair share of annoyance that they’re going to have to wait eight months to find out what happens after the finale. It has a very sort of season one feel to me. Like when we blew open the hatch and people were like, “You’re kidding me, that’s where you’re leaving us?”
Or as this TV Addict unapologetically screamed at his television the moment the credits started rolling, “A fade to white… REALLY!?” I mean Lindelof and Cuse realize that people do not actually posses the ability to casually skip through time, right? Because eight, or to be more accurate eight and a half months is one helluva wait to find out what happens next.
But wait we shall.
Because even though we find ourselves somewhat perturbed upon discovering that Jack’s motivation for blowing up an entire island full of inhabitants is his love for Kate, utterly perplexed by the John Locke revelation that he’s not exactly who he appears to be (Clone? Spirit? Cylon?!) and quite frankly peeved that Lindelof and Cuse couldn’t even be bothered to throw fans a bone by leaving us with a single scene, hint, tease or coda as to what the frak happens next — Last night’s mind-boggling opening scene that included the return of our favorite four-toed statue, Jacob and some guy who we can only conclude is the very embodiment of pure evil, Juliet’s emotionally heart-wrenching death (complete with a fantastic homage to the killer pit from Star Wars who’s name escapes us), and the revelation that Rose, Bernard and Vincent are taking a page from the Swiss Family Robinson and living happily-ever-after at an undisclosed location on the island more than made up for the episodes ending, or lack-their-of.
Which is why, we’re already counting-down the days until 2010, when rumor has it, destiny is found. Who’s with us?