The final season was not the strongest of the six, although Desmond gets some serious and welcome airtime. The candidate vs. Jacob, and all the other history stuff for the island, and Locke 2.0, are all complicated and convoluted in places. All of which leads to a less-than-satisfying ending to the series.
Episodes That I Liked
One of my favourite episodes of the series is this season, E11, Happily Ever After, and it is about Desmond getting to see multiple possible outcomes. It’s really well done, and I generally love Desmond in the series, this EP, and even E16 and E17 of this season (although I only rated them 4/5). E02, LA X Pt 2 was all about Sayid, where they’re trying to help him by almost drowning him. Like he was a witch or something.
Another eight episodes, I rated as 4/5, including the season premiere in LA and dealing with the loss of John Locke; introducing a lighthouse and a family member (E05); the long history of the island back in medieval times (E09) and the choice of immortality for Jacob; and a big decision for the main characters about the future of island defence.
Episodes That Were Watchable
Five more EPs were watchable, including Kate helping Claire in the alt-world (E03); Sawyer playing puppetmaster (E08); finding Jin (E10); and the final EP which was a let-down overall.
S06E18 The End Pt 2 All good things come to an end 🐸🐸🐸⚪⚪ – 3
S06E04 The Substitute You have three choices: 1. Do nothing; 2. Protect the island; 3. Leave 🐸🐸⚪⚪⚪ – 2
S06E06 Sundown Jacob drives a hard bargain and so does Locke 2.0 🐸🐸⚪⚪⚪ – 2
S06E07 Dr. Linus Ben makes a different choice off-island 🐸🐸⚪⚪⚪ – 2
Episodes That I Didn’t Like
While the overall season was still decent, I found three EPs were disappointing. All of them were about choices about the island, decisions with Jacob or Locke, or Ben, and most of them I really didn’t care about (E04, E06, E07).
List of Episodes from Season 6
|S06E01||LAX Pt 1||Well, not exactly a reset, but John’s changed|
|S06E02||LAX Pt 2||Wait…they try to help Sayid by drowning |
him? Did they think he was a witch?
|S06E03||What Kate Does||Kate helps Claire in the alt-world and Sayid |
fails a test
|S06E04||The Substitute||You have three choices: |
1. Do nothing;
2. Protect the island;
|S06E05||Lighthouse||Wait…there’s a lighthouse? And Jack |
has a son?
|S06E06||Sundown||Jacob drives a hard bargain and so does |
|S06E07||Dr. Linus||Ben makes a different choice off-island||🐸🐸⚪⚪⚪|
|S06E08||Recon||Sawyer is playing everyone against everyone||🐸🐸🐸⚪⚪|
|S06E09||Ab Aeterno||My wife? Absolution? No? Fine, I’ll |
|S06E10||The Package||Jin, Jin, who’s got Jin?||🐸🐸🐸⚪⚪|
|S06E11||Happily Ever After||Desmond gets to see multiple outcomes||🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸|
|S06E12||Everybody Loves Hugo||Hugo and Libby, sitting on a beach…||🐸🐸🐸🐸⚪|
|S06E13||The Last Recruit||Everyone’s ready to go, but with |
whom and how?
|S06E14||The Candidate||Ten little, nine little, eight little |
|S06E15||Across The Sea||Yep, it’s all Mom’s fault||🐸🐸🐸⚪⚪|
|S06E16||What They Died For||Jacob reveals all, Desmond’s a fail-safe |
and someone volunteers
|S06E17||The End Pt 1||Desmond’s getting the band back together |
for a memory tour
|S06E18||The End Pt 2||All good things come to an end||🐸🐸🐸⚪⚪|
The Bottom Line
All good things come to an end, not necessarily a good end or well.