Do we really want Lost answers?

Ok, the first thing we should all keep in mind is that “Lost” isn’t our life, it’s a TV show.

And of course, if we were on that freakin’ island and had the chance to talk to The Others, we’d be asking much better questions than Jack, Sawyer and Kate.

Any Lostie can tell you that it gets frustrating when Jack has the opportunity to ask The Others a question and he ends up just wasting the opportunity.

“We’d be asking much better questions too,’’ executive producer Damon Lindelof says. “Unfortunately, if Jack asked the questions we wanted him to, The Others would answer none of them. which probably would not be that interesting to watch.’’
As Jack says in the last episode of this season, “After all you’ve put me through, I deserve some answers.’’ That’s the same sentiment many of the fans have as well.

Lindelof says they understand the frustration of fans and critics that the characters don’t talk more amongst themselves about the mystery of the island.

“The reality is, we’ve written those scenes and in some cases we even shoot those scenes. And whether you take our word for it or not, we think they don’t work; they’re incredibly boring, ‘’ Lindelof says. “If, for example, everybody got together and
basically Sayid said, “Well, I’ll tell you, I found this wire and I followed this wire,” and then somebody else said, “Wait a minute. That’s an interesting” — and they started
to put it together, it would make for very uninvolving television.’’

“Lost’’ will have a beginning, a middle and an end, however. After the session, Lindelof spoke frankly about the future of the series, which he says may end around the 100th episode.

“I don’t want it to become like `The X-Files,’ which ended two years after it should have. Once Scully and Mulder were gone, the show should have been gone,’’ Lindelof says. `And we don’t want to be like `The O.C.’ where we say that, oh, we decided this is our last season when you’ve already started the season. Dude, you didn’t quit, you were canceled. We want to announce it in advance and give the fans a payoff.’’

1 Comment

  1. Will said,

    January 16, 2007 at 10:10 am

    I for one want a few answers. The problem with Lindelof’s thought process is that he is basically saying “we can’t give all the answers because then it wouldn’t work”. Well no kidding, but a few answers with a few more questions seemed to work well. Unfortunately he is headed straight for the O.C. demise. Lost will announce the final season about 10mins after execs tell our boy Damon they ain’t welcome back. Ratings have only declined since season 1. We were told that the “monster” was not some crazy sci fi monster…you know except for the time the smoke picked up Eko and smashed him into the ground. Never has so much potential been so mishandled.

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