Here are all the Season 6 Ending Theories we received from our listeners. We will be covering these on the next podcast as well as our thoughts for the Final Season of LOST.
PAUL M (ENGLAND UK)
OK, I’ve come up with something (terrible):
Ben & Charles Widmore battle over an ancient artefact in the temple whilst a volcano errupts in the centre of the island.
As the ground shakes and masonry crashes around them, to enable Kate & Hurley to escape via the donkey wheel either Jack or Sawyer must make the ultimate sacrifice. Which of them will stay behind?
Finally, as the smoke monster bears down upon Ben & Charles, in the shadows Esau folds his arms, glares at Jacob and says “Well, that’s another fine mess you’ve gotten me into!”
RACHEL B (1) (WISCONSIN US)
The basis for my theory is partly the Comic Con videos and partly the clues in the Season 5 finale. The videos seemed to propose an alternate time-line. I just can’t figure out why so many fans keep assuming that the alternate time-line will *start* with Flight 815 landing — obviously it would start with the detonation of the Jughead in 1977.
By the way, I don’t think the videos they showed are actual plot points from Season 6 — I think they are just letting us know that something different will play out.
The Ajira “commercial” featuring an accident-free history could mean that no one will get to the island via a plane crash.
Other reasons — the reversal of the LOST logo, the ending of the Season 5 finale which said something like “destiny found” (can’t remember the exact phrase). Damon and Carlton have stated repeatedly that the show is about the characters. I infer that the creators are more interested in giving each of the main characters some type of “resolution” than in tying up loose ends of mythology.
I’m one of probably two or three fans who really don’t care about the smoke monster — lol. But I am interested in the idea of a “war” and how that will play out.
I’m not too invested in Jack, Kate, Sawyer and Juliet, but I’d like to see Hurley, Miles and Sayid turn out to have important roles in keeping “the end” from happening (which I presume to be a good thing). That’s the only part that I think is unlikely to occur in the actual finale. It is Hollywood, after all, so the happy ending will probably feature all the stars and starlets, not the secondary players.
Oh, and I’d like to see the mysteries of Faraday and Desmond revealed — but I have no sense at all as to how important that is to the writers.
But again, every time I think of how I *want* it to end, it just makes me realize even more that I don’t want it to end at all.
Thanks again for your great podcast!
RACHEL B (2)
I can’t say what ending I *want* for LOST, because I realize I don’t want LOST to end. But I think the ending will be just that — it won’t end, there will just be “progress”. Here’s how it goes.
Setting off the bomb will reset events as of 1977. The characters will live out different lives, but they will still be destined to get back to the island.
At the end of the series, we will see them return to the island, but not necessarily via a plane crash. They will get back to the island through one of the other “portals” like the church where Mrs. Hawkings works, or the desert in Tunisia, or some other place we haven’t seen yet.
Once they return to the island, they will fight the “war” that Charles Widmore predicted. They will play a key role in preventing the end (“it only ends once…”), and each of our characters will find his or her personal redemption.
The season finale will show that the struggle between Jacob and his nemesis continues, and that the expected “progress” has been made.
Love the podcast, TLE and Jeremy!
JAMIE D (LONDON ENGLAND)
My ending to LOST is that the show is revealed to be really a projection of the holodeck on the enterprise.
WILLIAM C (NEW YORK USA)
The way I want season 6 to end is as followed. Scene: (Dramatic music in the background) The survivors of the season will be facing the smoke monster and Ben sacrifices himself in order to kill it by throwing it in the volcano on the island. By going on the kamikaze mission he lets the island inhabitants live in peace until the next phenomenon happens.
In the incident Jack told Richard not to give up on Locke. The reason he does this is because he believes Locke will believe. If Jacks plan works then none of them will crash so Ben will never strangle Locke. He told Richard not to give up because he believes he’s giving Locke a second chance at life.
WILL S (ALABAMA)
I am writing to answer the proposed question: How would you like Season 6 (Lost) to end?
I would like to say that I came up with this, but I didn’t. I’ll have to credit it to another member of the Lost community (Lockeheart?) who posited the theory way back in the hiatus between Seasons 4 and 5 on “Lost Unlocked with Chris and Brian.” It is the ever-popular loop theory but it has a nice twist to the end. However, this might already be debunked considering that we’ve seen Jacob in “The Incident” so I’ve added my comments in bold italics to fit, using the knowledge we now have. Here goes:
Final scene: Jack looks up to the sky and yells, “DAD!” We hear the rustling of leaves as if someone is walking up behind him. We see a pair of white tennis shoes standing directly behind him, and a hand raising a black stick. The hand comes down and strikes Jack on the back of the head. Jack falls. Ben tosses the stick next to Jack’s head and says, “Now let’s see if you can get it right this time.” Ben walks away. We then see Jack open his eyes, oblivious to what has happened over the past 6 years…because it hasn’t happened yet. He’s back on the island right after the crash of Oceanic 815. Ben watches him and walks toward Jacob who is standing off in the distance. We can’t see him, but we know exactly who it is. We see Ben say something to Jacob and then shake his head, with disapproval. The camera focuses on Ben and Jacob, but then pans to Ben who asks, “Are you sure? We’ve been through this 4 times already and he still doesn’t get it.” The camera pans around from Ben’s face to reveal the face of Jacob who is now Jack who says, “It only ends once. The rest is just progress.” – Cut to black…LOST
Now, I do admit that this ending would make some mad because it would mean that we aren’t getting to see “the once and final end,” but let’s remember, this is LOST, and we all know that the writers love a good cliff-hanger.
Thanks for all your hard work in podcasting.
RANDALL W (GEORGIA USA)
Hi, love your podcasts! My hope for the ending of Lost is that good triumphs over evil, that the islands influence in the world is ended and our characters receive a satisfying end to their story arcs. I would like to see at least one couple(Sun/Jin), (Kate/Jack), (Kate/ Sawyer), (Claire/Charley) or (Juliet/Sawyer) make it through the ending intact. Thanks!
TROY T (KENTUCKY)
Hey guys, love the podcast. Well, not sure of how it will end but here are 2 scenarios I’m sure would not disappoint me.
1) Jacob and MIB are from the future, way in the future, say 200,000 years from now, and their objective is to turn mankind away from the path they know will eventually occur – distruction of the human race, earth, etc. (oh yea, this is where smokie comes from)
2) I believe in the parallel universe theory, alternative time lines, etc. but not sure how that will play out. In the end we may see the kids repeating basically the same struggles. Or maybe we will see Aaron and little Charlie sitting on the beach and one saying to the other “do you know how bad I want to kill you”
DONNIE V (OHIO)
What up guys,
I love the show and wanted to throw my hat in the ring for the contest. I envision the ending of the show being a shot of a helicopter leaving the island with a couple of survivors looking back as the island fades into the distance. Then the camera starts to zoom back in on the island, and then onto the beach. Suddenly a hand comes out of the sand, then another. All of a sudden the corpses of all the people who died on the island, Faraday, Ana, Echo, Alex, Picket, everyone (except Nikki and Paulo) dig themselves out of the ground and stand up as one. Then Thriller starts playing and they all do the thriller dance thus setting up season 7 AKA the zombie season. Frogert can have the MJ jacket on, it would be totally awesome.
All that happens with Frogert in the MJ jacket leading the zombie dance party when frogert makes a wrong step and screws up the routine. Then a flaming arrow comes out of nowhere and plugs him in the chest. Then Alpert walks in very agitated and wearing A LOT of eyeliner yelling “NO NO NO, It’s step twist step slide turn turn slide, you didn’t slide Frogert, Now we have to start all over.”. Then he closes his eyes and concentrates very hard. He causes a bright purple flash. After the flash we see flight 108 crashing on the island. Thud, Lost.
Thats my entry guys, hope you like it.
JEFF B (ARIZONA)
Season six will end with Kate and Juliet realizing they are the same person. Jack and Sawyer will also realize they are the same person. John and Ben will realize that they are twins but from different mothers and fathers.
PHILLIP N (TALLAHASEE FL)
Answer: Would like Season 6 to end with Jack and the main characters escaping from the island. After a long conflict and the return of John Locke, Jack finds a way for those who want to leave to go home, leaving behind those that wish to remain and John as their leader finally finds his place and peace.
RACHEL B (3)
I sent in one email before, but it was more about how I *thought* LOST was going to end, not how I wanted it to end. So I’ve been listening to lots of theory-podcasts lately, and have taken ideas from all of them to come up with an idea for how I *want* it to end.
There is an alternate timeline, but what we’ve been seeing for the past 5 seasons is actually a parallel timeline. The timeline split into two at the detonation of Jughead in 1977, “the incident”.
In the parallel timeline, the characters have lived out different lives, based on the choices they made post-1977. The main characters, Jack, Sawyer and Kate, somehow end up back on the island to help Jacob fight the war in 2007 (or whatever year it was supposed to be when we left off at the foot of the statue in Season 5). Each will have an heroic role to play in the war and, having experienced his redemption, Sawyer will die.
Jack and Kate will return to some kind of normal life within the parallel time line (not the one we’ve seen in seasons 1-5) after playing their part in the war. We will get the sense that their time is not yet concluded and that the island is not through with them yet. A decisive victory in the war will not be won but the “end” will be averted (think Lord of the Rings).
Desmond and Hurley are both “special” people, because they, like Matthew Abaddon, help people get where they need to be. We will not know what ultimately happens to them, but we will be left knowing that they will live on to help with the next big battle.
In the last scene we will see a future time, with Aaron, Charlie and Ji Yeon arriving on the island. Jacob and the man in black will be seen waiting for them on the shore, having the same conversation they were having in the Season 5 opener.
And having said that, I still don’t really want it to end!
JAY JAY (QUEENS LAND AUSTRALIA)
I have several possiblt theories on how the show would end. Would you like one of all of them?
1. The Island is a rock or fragment from an Alien planet, which had advanced technology which they used electromagnetism. It landed on Eartth but in the sea, because it has the donkey wheel intact, the island is able to move around in space and time.
2. Jacob’s nemesis is actually the good guy, the show has actually manipulated us into thinking that White (Jacob) is the good guy. It’s possible that Jacob has killed his nemesis somewhere in time, and he’s a free spirit and therefore doesn’t have the capability of killing, only by manipulating a live person he is able to do that.
3. We find that what Jacob is doing in the season 5 finale is starting to change the past. From what we know happens to Kate during the clips at Comic Con it would make sense that Kate changing her ways from shoplifting actually made her a better person. Jacob is trying to course correct or manipulate the time-line for his own purpose and that is to rid the island of technology and especially Dharma.
4. We find that Jacob and his nemesis are from the future, maybe the last remnants of an apocalyptic destruction. They have time travelled all the way back in time to prevent the destruction by summoning key people for the purpose….. alternatively we find that Jacob and Nemesis are actually Aaron and Charlie Hume. They summon the losties because at some stage they had influenced their very own existence.
5. The ending thud says “FOUND” instead of “LOST”
They are the ones I can think of at the moment, I think I had a few more. But that’s it for now.