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WATCH: Panel addresses some of the big Lost questions

March 24th, 2014 by Marc Comments

Ok, I  LOVED Lost. Seriously loved it. And I knew that, come the finale, it would never live up to the anticipation. But, while it was entertaining, I was left scratching my head after the final credits… but, even now, the fans are out there and they want answers. And now we may have a few answers for those curious minds…

At the Paleyfest Lost 10 Year Aniversary Panel last week, a host of Lost royalty popped up and took fans’ questions. At the panel were executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse were joined by cast members Josh Holloway (James ‘Sawyer’ Ford), Yunjin Kim (Sun Kwon), Jorge Garcia (Hugo ‘Hurley’ Reyes), Ian Somerhalder (Boone Carlyle), Maggie Grace (Shannon Rutherford), Henry Ian Cusack (Desmond Hume) and Malcolm David Kelley (Walt Lloyd).

Regarding that Purgatory’ ending the panel were keen to talk life, death and afterlife: “They were not dead the whole time,” Cuse said.  “These were real people, they were really on the island, and these things really were happening to them,” said Lindelof .

“We felt the ending really had to be spiritual. We would have long discourses about the nature of the show and we decided it needed to mean something to us and our belief system and the characters and how all of us are here to lift each other up in our lives.”

“One of the ongoing conversations with the audience was the perception that the island was purgatory,” Lindelof added, “we were always saying, ‘It’s not purgatory, we’re not going to Sixth Sense you’. We felt show had to become sort of meta and so the writers said what if we answered a mystery that was never asked, and we decided that would be: What’s the meaning of life and what happens when you die?”

So, there you are. It wasn’t about purgatory. Only it was. Sort of.

The full panel is below… enjoy

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….