Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse just finished editing the series finale of LOST. The last episode is in the can, so to speak, and now there are only 20 days remaining until the airdate of May 23rd.
I knew this day was coming, but I've been in denial. It's hard to let go of something that has put a stamp on your life for so many years. Unlike some, I did not come into LOST during the first season. I started watching the show right as the season 2 DVDs were released. Season 3 was my real induction into the LOST culture that is here on-line. So, I've been watching this show for going on three full years now, and it has been a "constant" for me, even when the world around me was falling apart. The Island became a safe haven for me, where I could forget about reality and immerse myself in the endless mysteries and mythology of a show that's smarter than I am.
Now it's done. We've still got five hours left to see, but for all intents and purposes, the show is over. Now I actually have to think about what I will do without it once it's gone. There will be a hole in my life, no doubt. I spend at least an hour every day reading on-line about LOST, and more on days after episodes. I post on this blog, make comments on others' sites, and research the Easter Eggs that pop up constantly. No other television show has ever demanded this much attention from me. It's insane. As I think about it, LOST has made me insane to a degree.
But I'm proud of my insanity. And I'm proud of this show, which has changed the face of television, and changed my life for the better.
The show is done, sure, but it won't let itself be forgotten.