So it was a purgatory show after all, huh? What happened to Lindelof’s answer of, “No,” when he was asked that specific question six years ago?
I dunno. As a finale, it was a spectacular episode, I just felt that the last fifteen minutes of the show somehow managed to throw away about half of the plot of the entire show.
As far as finale backlash goes, I’d rank this in as worse than Battlestar Galactica, but not as bad as the Sopranos. I’ll be interested to see what Slate has to say about this in the wee hours.
Until then, here’s what some other folks have to say: