Goodbye Sawyer – and the greatest TV ending ever?

May 27 • Uncategorized • 1137 Views • 8 Comments on Goodbye Sawyer – and the greatest TV ending ever?

So farewell then, James ‘Sawyer’ Ford. You  (and your physique) kept us entertained for six fabulous, if not always coherent seasons of Lost.

Don’t worry, in case you haven’t seen it yet, I’m not going to spoil it for you. But for me, that was the most satisfying series finale I think I’ve seen. Bar none. I laughed, I cried, I clung on to the edge of the sofa. And even though there were many questions left unanswered, I will miss Jack, Hurley and the rest.

I was very disappointed with the end of Ashes to Ashes – sorry, I know so many of you are huge fans, but for me it was terribly predictable. Heroes just seemed to fade away (possibly because they didn’t know that would be the final episode).

No 1 Son argues that Friends had the best ending ever. But even though I loved it, the characters didn’t stay with me in quite the same way as the Lost crew. I’d love to know what you think.

And meanwhile, apparently the boxed set of the entire series of Lost will contain 14 minutes of bonus footage. You can preorder now from I know I’m going to.

written by Liz Jarvis


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8 Responses to Goodbye Sawyer – and the greatest TV ending ever?

  1. The Real Mamma Diaries says:

    I’ll certainly be Lost without Sawyer and the rest. Have you ever seen such a handsome cast? Forget the plot and what was really going on, for me it was just a feast for my eyes every week. Sawyer is my ideal man – with my eyes scrunched half shut I think my husband looks just like him. I’ve got the box set for the first three series, which I might start rewatching tonight, and then I’m definitely getting my credit card out to buy the entire set. I know I’m worth it!

  2. Karin @ Cafe Bebe says:

    Well, unfortunately I don’t get Sky so I haven’t been able to watch it since Sky stole it. Ashes to Ashes never tripped my trigger but FRIENDS…now that was my show. I still watch it on E4 and adore it! It was the show of my generation and I could watch every episode and never get tired of it. It was the perfect ending as it tied everything up the way it should have been but still left a teeny opening for a reunion show in 10 years. I don’t care that it was predicatable and cheesy. I loved it! 😉

  3. sally says:

    I agree. It was a brilliant finale. I sobbed my heart out – and then realised I’d left the curtains open and the lights were on. Full. I was in my shabbiest dressing gown, so my neighbours no doubt think I am on the verge of a nervous breakdown. I still have unanswered questions though – like the bomb. Juliet said it worked. What was that all about? What I wouldn’t have given to have been Juliet when she was reunited with Sawyer by the vending machine!

  4. Deer Baby says:

    I shouldn’t really be commenting on this as I didn’t watch Lost. Well, I watched the very, very first one and made a call that I couldn’t put the time in to stay with it for, what, five years? But I did watch the finale, more for the spectacle than anything, and although I didn’t really have a clue what was going on, I cried and cried. I may have to get out the box set. You may have converted me.

  5. Tim says:

    It’s amazing how similar the Lost and Ashes To Ashes finales were, as I posted about in my own blog (link here, includes spoilers – For me, the Ashes finale was poor until the last 15 minutes – in fact the entire last season sank under the weight of the whole Sam/Alex mystery. Lost’s ending, while somewhat predictable, was handled beautifully and it gave us some great moments with our favourite characters to treasure. The Ashes finale was good, but Lost’s was far more satisfying.

  6. Moon says:

    Blackadder …. easy that one ….

  7. nappyvalleygirl says:

    We are in major finale season out here. I only dipped into Lost as I hadn’t watched since series 2, so I didn’t really understand most of it. The 24 finale was on Monday, seemed a bit of a letdown really but then the series had got really ridiculous. The show I really loved and was sad to see go was Ugly Betty. I thought the finale was lovely, and really held the door open for a film. The Friends finale made me cry too. (BTW, you MUST watch the Grey’s Anatomy season finale when it comes to the UK. It is absolutely teriffying and had me glued to the edge of my seat….)

  8. notsupermum says:

    I haven’t seen a single episode of Lost or Heroes, but for me the best series finale was the last episode of Life on Mars. I think that was one of televisions finest hours, so brilliantly thought out and and done. Just perfect. I also think the final Blackadder was amazing, so poignant.


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