“Lost” Producer Explains Why the Ending Had to Be Controversial

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It’s been 10 years since “Lost” ended, and it is still one of the top series with the most misunderstood finale of all time. One of the executive producers of the series, Carlton Cuse, spoke for the Independent about the “two problems” they encountered.

“The driving forces behind us really pushing to get an end date for the show were two problems we had. One – we didn’t know how long the mythology had to last, and secondly, we were running out of flashbacks for the characters”, Cuse said.

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“So, when we did Jack’s flashback where he’s in Thailand with Bai Ling – one of the episodes that would not be on my list of favorites – we felt it was time to end the show”, he explained.

Cuse also mentioned the “revolutionary” aspect of the series, explaining that “Lost” opened the door to many projects that came after them.

“I think that’s certainly one revolutionary thing that is really significant. We were the first show in the era of network television, where we determined our end date. Prior to that, shows died of their own accord – you’d just ride the horse until it dropped dead beneath you. Maybe some people didn’t love the ending, but we at least did give the audience an intentional one”, he concluded.