Terry O'Quinn admits Lost writers dropped a few balls in the finale

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Dec 17, 2012

Most viewers of ABC's beloved Lost would agree that the epic finale left a few things to be desired—and it turns out that series star Terry O'Quinn (John Locke) absolutely agrees.

Once the series reached season four, which is also about the same time the dense mythology was reaching critical mass, O'Quinn told Vulture he came to realize there was just no way the writers could wrap up all those loose ends:

"I didn't ask the writers to give me the clear answer of what every single thing meant. And I tell people it was clearly about a journey. I was aware in around season four that they had so many balls in the air that they were going to let a few drop. [Laughs.] So I was okay with that."
Considering his role on Lost made him a geek icon, you might think O'Quinn would still be as hung up as the rest of us about that controversial ending. But it seems O'Quinn had already made peace with the ending, which he said left him pretty "unemotional" anyway:
"I mean, I've had people approach me about [the ending]. The funny thing was my reaction to the ending and the experience of shooting the ending was strangely unemotional. Because we were shooting the last month and I think we were all preparing for this experience to end and it was a big, pretty intense experience. And I think we sort of had -- or at least I did, only speaking for myself -- one foot out the door. At least emotionally. When people say, "What do you think?" -- and I do get asked that a lot, by the way: "What did you think of the ending?" -- I say, "I guess we all went to heaven." I don't know. [Laughs.]"
What do you think about O'Quinn's take on the finale? Did you like those final few moments with the castaways?

(Via Vulture)

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