yeah Im kinda thinking they all died on the original flight 815. They had to experience the island and learn from it inorder to move on. Still lots of questions, but right now im happy they did pretty well ending it. In sure after thinking about it over the next couple days There will be things that just make me made than they didnt answer, but as for now Im happy
So basically it was Purgatory like everyone guessed a long time ago.
Just thought things over and I think this is what actually happened. Everything that happened on the island was real, as Christian pointed out.
They were not dead from the plane crash. They all died at different times after wards (Kate, Sawyer, Miles, Frank, Richard). Hell they could have died on the Ajira plane for all we know.
The alternative reality (sideway flash) was purgatory. It was a place for them to gather before they could move on, hence why there were details that deviated from the original time line before they boarded Oceanic 815.
At some point, Hugo and Ben die on the island as well. That's why he said he was a good #2 and vice versa. I really doubt Hugo ever got immortality, since Jack never enchanted the water with magical words or whatever Jacob did.
That's my take on it.
this doesnt explain all the supernatural stuff that happened on the island. Or how the "magical Island" existed anyway. and how they had to protect it and etc....plus Jacob choose them all before hand, to bring to the island so that they could solve their problems and move on. I think all the island stuff was just fantasy make believe like Alice in wonder land/wizard of oz only they were dead not dreaming.
No wonder they could see dead people and people came back to life. Jacob was like GOD. And MIB, or ESAU or ABEL or what ever they insinuated him to be was evil or the Devil.
I think the alternate reality was just showing how their lives are/would be (in a parallel universe) if they survived the flight and come to know what they learned in the island. I guess it made them appreciate life more and understand things like life in general.
So there are 2 realities in a sense. Or two ways to look at the show.
So... What the fuck was the point of the show? What was the point of the MIB? We never find out why they're protecting the island. "We'll all die." "Something bad will happen to all of us."
This was so disappointing.
There are a million questions left unanswered. The Flocke/Jack "fight" was so anti-climatic. I didn't give a fuck if Lapidus/Myles/Alpert got off the island.
Yea, thats why they say the show was about the people. In that sense it was amazing. But if your looking for answers to the whole sci-fi/religious/supernatural stuff, it was a disappointment.
personally I think the show was as good as it could've been. You cant please everyone. Another season could've answered more questions but I like the ending as it is.