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The ending of fan-favorite TV phenomenon Lost is something that still stirs debate among fans, even though that fateful finale took place almost six years ago. And, we just found out that one Lost actor is more than happy to make sure that fans get the ending that they want.
I don’t [know the ending]. I hope that’s the truth, because that’s what I tell people [sometimes]. I tell people something different every time depending on the mood. I’ll tell them whatever they want to hear.
Actor Josh Holloway went on Jimmy Kimmel Live to talk about his new show, Colony, and revealed to Kimmel that he still has no idea what the ending of Lost actually means. But, even better, the man who played the handsome, deeper-than-he-seems Sawyer, is determined to give fans the ending they want, no, deserve, for what was one of the biggest water-cooler shows of the mid-2000s.
Honestly, if you think about it, this is a brilliant plan. If Josh Holloway is telling the truth about not having any concrete theories about the deeper meaning for the ending of Lost, then why should he bust his brain every time someone comes up to him looking for answers? If fans come with a theory of their own and are really just looking to have their idea validated, the best way to handle that conversation is to give them what they want.
And, if a fan (or, really, any fan) has a wild notion about how Lost actually gave the whole series even more meaning by ending the way it did, why contradict them? I’m convinced that no one on Earth has a clue as to what that ending really meant, so, let people use their imaginations to the hilt and dream up any crazy thing they please.
Of course, there are probably a lot of people who spot Josh Holloway and want him to simply explain the whole damn thing to them. This, in my opinion, would take even more work for Holloway. To really give the people what they want, he’d have to asses the fan’s secret desire for a Lost ending that makes everything right for them. If he’s capable of doing that, he’s a good man, indeed. You can watch the full video below.
See? There’s no harm in having a bit of fun with this whole Lost finale hubbub at this point. Sure, theories and confusion will probably abound throughout the ages, but it’s all good. Josh Holloway knows that all of them are always right in their own way.