LOST: Why Elizabeth Mitchell Has Big Love For The Controversial Ending


It’s well documented that the LOST finale back in 2010 divided opinion in the extreme, making the conclusion to the 6-season journey one of the most controversial endings to a serial in recent history.

But whether people loved it or hated it, almost everyone has an opinion about it. Including former LOSTie Elizabeth Mitchell who played fan-favorite Juliete Burke. While talking about her new seriable Revolution, she was asked for her thoughts on the LOST ending and offered a glowing response. She told Huff Post TV:

Here’s the thing, and you may completely disagree with me as many people do, I loved it. Because I’m a big believer in the fact that sometimes there’s just mystery out there and we have no idea what it is. I felt like if they explained every little detail it would have taken away the fun for me.

Mitchell finds herself inspired by the magical ambiguity of the closing message, saying:

I loved the fact that it was just this big, magical island. I’m on board with that. I think we need a little magic in our lives, so that’s how I felt about it. I know that it drove people nuts. I get it, I really do.

This may play into the whole science vs faith theme of the show itself, but ironically the ‘magical’ elements of the show were probably more intune with the mythology, but I do get what Mitchell is saying. The problem, as I see it, is that a lot of folks became invested in those ‘magical’ elements and the underlying connections that made the show worth investing in (characters aside), not least because the show intentionally led them down that path before pulling the rug. That being said, there’s always room for more than one perspective and while the final season might not have been the icing on the cake that some were looking for (for some it was), it was one hell of a ride.

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