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Lost producer Lindelof says finale will leave some things unexplained

Lost, Naveen Andrews

Story by Jack Foley

AS THE final episode of Lost draws ever closer and speculation mounts over whether the show’s creators can deliver a satisfactory finish, co-creator and producer Damon Lindelof has been shedding some light on what to expect.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Lindelof warned that fans should expect to be left asking themselves: “What did they mean by this?”

But he has pledged to leave fans satisfied by the conclusion and vowed not to pull a “Sopranos“-style fake-out that left so many followers frustrated.

“The series finale has to fit the show,” he explained. “We’re trying to end lost in a way that feels ‘Lost’-ian and fair and will generate a tremendous amount of theorizing.

“We’re going to be as definitive as we can be and say this is our ending, but there’s no way to end the show where the fans aren’t going to say, ‘What did they mean by this?’ Which is why we’re not going to explain it.”

Lindelof also spoke of the controversy surrounding the final season’s “flash sideways” device, further promising that it will be explained.

Admitting he knew it would be controversial, he continued: “We started showing people this thing, and people don’t know what it is. They don’t know how it connects back in the show.

“We’re throwing this huge mystery into a show that already has a bunch of mysteries at a time when the audience expects us to be closing doors and not opening them.”

To read/view the full interview, click HERE

The final two episodes of Lost are due to be aired on Sky1 on Friday, May 28 and 9pm and 10pm and will be preceded by two Lost specials on Friday, May 21, at 10pm and on Friday, May 28 at 8pm.

Read our verdict on the first two hours of the final season