Oh wow, you’re asking me to try to explain the end of Lost? That’s intense. But I’ll do my best.
First, my word is not the end all be all, this is just my interpretation of the ending. Some people view it differently.
Okay, no. They did not all die in the plane crash. The island was very much real, and not some kind of limbo. That seems to be the common misconception. But this line is what makes it clear that that’s not the case:
"This is a place that you… that you all made together so that you could find one another. The most important part of your life was the time that you spent with these people on that island. That’s why all of you are here. Nobody does it alone, Jack. You needed all of them, and they needed you."
He’s talking about the Sideways World in that quote. That makes it clear that the island was real. Christian says that the most important part of Jack’s “life” was the time he spent with all of them. So they were all alive on the island. I mean, why would they be seeing all those memories when they touch each other if they didn’t really happen? Why would they all want to be together in that afterlife if they didn’t really go through all of that together? The island was real. Christian says so.
Also, Jack says “They’re all dead?” And Christian responds “Everyone dies sometime kiddo, some of them before you, and some long after you.” If they all died in the plane crash, they all would have died at the same time. But characters like Shannon, Sayid, and Boone, all died a while before Jack, and Kate, Sawyer, Miles and others died probably years after Jack, because they got off the island.
And why would characters like Juliet, Ben, Miles, and others be there in the church they all died in the plane crash? Those characters weren’t even on the plane.
Now when it comes to what exactly Sideways World was, I think it can be interpreted a few different ways. My personal belief was that it was a stop on the way to heaven. Like limbo. After all the characters died, they went there to wait and find each other. Because in order to move on to heaven, they needed to be with the most important people in their lives. The people they knew and loved on the island. I’m really stressing that the island was real, because it was.
So once they started to find each other, they understood that it was time to “leave” as Kate said. In other words, move on. Christian said they had to “remember and to let go.” My interpretation of that was they needed to let go of all of the pain and hurt that they had been through on the island. Let go and forgive. Only then could they move on. Because they needed to be at peace to move on, and you can’t be at peace without forgiveness. Ben couldn’t leave in the finale. Not yet anyway. Because he still hadn’t forgiven himself. However, the rest of the characters in the church were ready to move on.
That’s my opinion on Sideways World. The island was 100% real, as was everything that happened to them on the island. It was Sideways World that was limbo. The place they all created so they could find each other, forgive each other, and move on.
I hope that answered your question.
Philinda - Fav Moments - 6
( The Fear of Losing Each Other scene…)
"I want a show with a cool plot and great characters."
"I want a show with awesome action and crazy plot twists."
"I want a show with characters I can relate to."
"I want a show with great writing and acting."
"I want a show with racial diversity."
"I want a show with strong female characters."
"I want a show with happy moments and moments that make me cry."
"I want a show with amazing ships, romantic and platonic."
"I really need another show to watch…"
This show is great but THE ENDING IS LITERAL SHIT, OKAY?!
WHY DIDNT CHEWBACCA GET A MEDAL
guys I photoshopped power rangers behind elrond and can’t stop laughing