The 10 Most Emotional Moments on LOST
BY The Screen Spy Team
Published 5 years ago
By Roxanne Sancto
September 22 2016 marks the twelfth anniversary of Lost – a show that is still the subject of some of the most interesting (if not frustrating!) discussions in entertainment history.
For six years, we followed the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 as they raced through the jungles chasing after phantoms, ran from black smoke monsters and confronted their deepest, darkest secrets. We feverishly discussed the theories we thought were most evident, only to be proven wrong in following episodes. And most of all, we loved, laughed and cried with every single one of the protagonists throughout its six year run.
There are certain moments on Lost that are so overwhelmingly emotional, we will never be able to erase them from our minds. So, in celebration of the upcoming anniversary, we invite you all to grab a box of tissues and relive some of Lost’s most important scenes with us.
1. The Awakening (The End)
As a man of science, Jack has always had a hard time believing in the mythical and spiritual. And even though the island opened his eyes to the unexplainable, he was always quick to search for an alternative answer, one his logical mind could find peace with. Suffice it to say, this wasn’t always easy, but regardless, Jack did what he believed was best for those around him, even if it meant trusting in the theories and stories he was fed by Ben, Richard and others.
Once he is sure Hurley and Ben will continue to protect the island, he restores its light and wakes up near a river. He stumbles into a bamboo field where he collapses. Vincent comes running out of the jungle, much like he did the day they crashed, and lies next to him. Jack watches the plane with his friends on board fly overhead, closes his eyes and dies. In the flash-sideways, we see as all the survivors starting to remember their joined past. The only one who keeps resisting his memories is Jack; he is not yet ready to let go. It takes the touch of Kate’s palm on his face for him to embrace the memories and follow her into their final meeting place, the church in which his father’s funeral is to be held. But upon entering through the back door and finding the coffin empty, he is met by his father, who explains that everyone from the most important period of his life is waiting for him, ready to move on together.
As he joins his father and the rest of the island crew inside the church, he takes a seat in a pew and holds Kate’s hand as Christian opens the door to let in the light that envelopes them and moves them on to their next phase.
Let it go…. Let it go…How many times did we hear these words spoken to Jack throughout the show? It was a theme he kept resisting right up until the very end, but he finally found it in himself to do just that – let it all go and move on with the people he held dearest.