Tonight is the penultimate episode of LOST. After six years of mysteries, long hiatuses, hatches, condensed seasons, time travel and some amazing acting and storytelling, the end comes on Sunday night. LOST managed dozens of complex, intricate characters with consistency, humor, grace and wit. The scope of the story was epic, spanning the globe in space and time. The cinematography, unbelievable for a television show. The writing mastered both pop culture references (Star Wars was a favorite) while also exhibiting deep literary depth.
A couple of years ago when they announced three final seasons of 16 episodes each, I complained that there was no way they’d be able to fill out that many episodes with interesting content. I was wrong.
I’m glad the show is going out on a mind-bending high note. LOST will surely and rightly be considered one of the best television shows of all time.