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What I Learned From The 'Lost' Finale Oral History Is That I Still Don't Know What Happened

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What I Learned From The 'Lost' Finale Oral History Is That I Still Don't Know What Happened

To celebrate the anniversary of the Lost series finale, Vulture dug deep, interviewing the cast and crew about the episode, what it meant, and what it was like to film. I have now read the article over a few times, and I do actually think I have a better grasp on what exactly happened in Lost... Or do I?

When the Lost finale first aired in 2010, I had a lot of questions: Were they dead the whole time? Why did they really have to "go back"? Was this all just an elaborate Biblical journey? Is Jack the Jesus in this scenario? Am I Jesus? The oral history answers a few of these questions. Here's everything I learned from the Lost oral history, and everything I still don't understand.

No, They Weren't Dead The Entire Time

Arguably the most contested Lost plot point is whether or not the entire crew of Oceanic Flight 815 died in the crash, and the island was just purgatory. This, the creators say, is not the case. In fact, co-creator Damon Lindelof is very, very, very much against the idea entirely. "That idea — they were dead the whole time — it negates the whole show, it negates the whole point of the show," he said.

But Josh Holloway Is Still Not Convinced

You'd be forgiven if you still don't trust Lindelof. Josh Holloway, who played Sawyer on the show, said he still has no idea what happened. "I'm still confused," he said. "We could have all been dead. Or we could have been in like this purgatory thing." In fact, he thinks that the purgatory theory "makes more sense."

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