"Lost" postmortem thread
Any recovering Losties out there? What did you think of the ending?
* Spoilers below the fold.*
I read it as that the whole show was a sort of purgatory (something the producers/writers had frequently denied, with or without sufficient weasel wording).
Others take it that everything that happened was real, except for the flash sidewayses, which were a sort of purgatory.
So, it's either that the entire show was (predictably) another "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," or all the stuff up to this year happened -- Flight 815 crashed on an amazing island with all kinds of blithely unexplained mysteries -- and then the survivors subsequently fell into some sort of purgatory.
As an episode, the finale wasn't bad, but as a conclusion to the series, very disappointing.