'Lost' Delivers Mind-Blowing Finale

Critics try to get minds around season's end
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 30, 2008 12:02 PM CDT

The fourth season of "Lost" came to an explosive conclusion last night, and as usual it left its devotees thrilled, bewildered, and scurrying toward Wikipedia. Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune found herself pausing, rewinding, and having “14 different kinds of reactions in two hours.” As promised, the finale saw the rescue of the Oceanic 6, among its other revelations, allusions, and twists. For spoiler-laden commentary, read on.

  • So Locke—sorry, Jeremy Bentham—is the man in the coffin. Like Locke, Bentham’s name references a philosopher who favored utilitarianism, equality, and freedom. Also, college students stole his head after he died.
  • The island has been moved—but did it move in space or time? And wouldn’t either make it safe?
  • Some nitpicks: Keamy’s magic detonator worked awfully well that far underground. And hey, when they were throwing things off the chopper, good thing they didn’t notice the giant life raft.
  (More Lost stories.)

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