Lost's Elizabeth Mitchell explains why she 'loved' that finale

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Dec 17, 2012, 4:24 PM EST

To be one of the biggest hits of the last generation, ABC's Lost broke a lot of hearts with its rather ... unique series finale. The ending left a lot of fans intrigued, and even more of them angry. But it turns out series co-star Elizabeth Mitchell (Juliet) was actually a huge fan of that controversial final moment. So why did she like it so much?

In an interview with The Huffington Post plugging her new series Revolution over on NBC, Mitchell said she "loved" the Lost ending because it fit with the theme of the series itself—asking big questions and playing up the mysteries:

"Here's the thing, and you may completely disagree with me as many people do, I loved it. Because I'm a big believer in the fact that sometimes there's just mystery out there and we have no idea what it is. I felt like if they explained every little detail it would have taken away the fun for me. I loved the fact that it was just this big, magical island. I'm on board with that. I think we need a little magic in our lives, so that's how I felt about it. I know that it drove people nuts. I get it, I really do."

That's definitely a unique take on the show, and she does make some good points. There was probably no good way to satisfy the rabid fan base, so the writers opted to go big. If you believe they whiffed or not, at least they went big.

What'd you think of the ending?

(Via Huffington Post)