Lost, The Final Season: How Should the Series End? - Featured

There are tons of unanswered questions as we go into Lost's final season, but the biggest question of all is:

How will the series ultimately end?

While us true blue fans know that J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse, and the rest of those working on Lost are geniuses with a plan... do we reeeally trust that they planned out this final ending perfectly? Could it all end up being an extended dream? Could it be that they will reset time and none of this we've spent years of our lives following really happened?

There are plenty of possible awful endings that could just ruin the entire series, but there are also lots of fantastic ending possibilities that could blow our minds!

Here are five of the basic possible endings, so add your comments below telling us which of these endings you're hoping for the most or hoping absolutely won't happen, plus share other possibilities you're hoping for or against!

1. Juliet and the gang really reset time so Oceanic Flight 815 never crashed on the island

2. They didn't reset time, so they're still stuck in the 1970s, but eventually they find another way to get off the island, and all the survivors return to the "real world" to live whatever lives they can find for themselves in present time

3. All those on Flight 815 really died when the plane crashed, so the island is some lame sort of purgatory, so the end of the series will be them resolving their problems letting them finally rest in their afterlives

4. The Oceanic 6 realize they were miserable back in the "real world," and that living on the island all together is what they're meant to do... for some reason with some sort of more positive island life coming out of it

5. The mysteries of Charles Widmore and Jacob will become clear, revealing fascinating reasons the 815 survivors (and the Others?) are all meant to be on the island, which will probably resolve in some sort of survivor revolt or giving in to whatever either of these guys had planned for them

Of course there are tons more possibilities within and beyond these!

Do you think one of those options are going to happen, of course with a whole lot more complication, madness, and awesomeness happening along the way? Or is there another way you think the show should or will end?

Share your theories and predictions in the comments!


Jan 28, 2010 6:49PM EST

I reckon the plane lands (not crashing), yet everyone gets to meet everyone else for the first time when they land and in their LA later life in a season of 'what could have been' vs. 'what should have been' for example: stranger kate delivers stranger claires baby as she tries to give it up (kate happens to be in the area, as per usual) and who's the emergency paramedic - ethan, something weird like that, it seems a bit carltoncusey, how it all seems to work out in the end, but it seems quite plausable - well as far as Lost can be 'plausable' for heavens sake!i do hope however, that it's not like the end of The Sopranos, where i let out a great sigh of disappointment at the end, wishing i had turned on Idol instead.Anyway, as much as i don't like to wish my life away, roll on the 4th for the UK @ about 5am GMT to watch online - otherwise i think it's not on until the 7th for normal UK sky tv viewers, whom haven't yet discovered the wonders of t'internet telly!Enjoy the new season, everyone. x

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Jan 29, 2010 7:25PM EST

Wrote a whole thing about my theories/conclusions, topic "Lost in Speculation" at

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Jan 29, 2010 10:07PM EST

With ANSWERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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