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Lost Fans: Which Season Had the Best Final Scene?

Now that the fifth season of Lost is officially over and we're coming down from the excitement of this week's finale, I've been thinking about how this season's final scene (code-named "The Fork in the Outlet") stacks up against the four that came before it. There's an especially crazy/intense/surprising final scene each season, and each of these final scenes has a specific code name. Which season do you think has had the best?

To refresh your memory on what each final scene entailed (obviously there are spoilers ahead if you have not seen these finales) and talk about your favorites,


To jog my memory, I looked up the synopses of the final scenes over at Lostpedia.

Season One: Code-named "The Bagel," this final scene shows Walt being abducted by Tom and the Others.

Season Two: Code-named "The Challah," this scene has "Henrik and Mathias in the listening station, at a desolate, snow-blanketed location. Upon receiving a computer notification of the detection of some sort of electromagnetic anomaly, they phoned Penelope Widmore to tell her that they had 'found it.'"

Season Three: Code-named "The Rattlesnake in the Mailbox" (or just "The Snake in the Mailbox"), we see a drunk and depressed (and bearded) Jack meeting with Kate and telling her that they have to go back to the Island. This is also the scene in which Kate mentions something about "him" wondering where she is (this turns out to be Aaron, but we didn't know that at the time!). And the scene reveals, "that the episode's flashes have actually been flash-forwards, as opposed to flashbacks."

Season Four: Code-named "The Frozen Donkey Wheel," this scene shows that the body in the coffin is Locke's.

Season Five: Code-named (by a fan) "The Fork in the Outlet," this final scene features a desperate Juliet using a rock to repeatedly beat (eight times) the core of the hydrogen bomb until it presumably detonates and the screen goes to white.

I think my fave was the one from season two ("The Challah"). I do believe I was shrieking at the time.


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fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 8 years
sorry but season 1 ended with them looking down in the hatch. this was the best for me, because i was screaming and jumping around at the tv. also season 3. because everyone was like WTF the next day.
nessa17 nessa17 8 years
Season Three is my fave followed by the recent Season 5, Season 3 finale stands out for me because it was the first full season of Lost that I watched and the flashfowards surprised me so much as I didn't think they could do that, but I loved it.
lilprisci lilprisci 8 years
Season 3 for sure. It set the show on a completely new path.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Season 1's finale...I thought they looked down the hatch in the final scene?? I remember being so curious as to what the hatch contained! Season 1 was just overall the best season, in my opinion.
-Lora- -Lora- 8 years
Season one
menthadict menthadict 8 years
Season four shocked me so badly. Then again, i didn't get to see the lost season 3 finale whe it first came out and i had the plot ruined...
Allyace Allyace 8 years
I don't think I could pick. I love this show so much and they do a finale like no other show. I can't wait for it to come back. It's going to be a long 8 months.
bingbingboom bingbingboom 8 years
Season 4
JessaG JessaG 8 years
Each season had a major shock factor, that escalated to an extreme within the last few minutes. If I had to pick I would probably say season 3. The fact that they were off the island, and we didn't know who or how. And Jack yelling "we have to go back"... Amazing.
jenintx jenintx 8 years
3, but 2 is a close, close second. between michael shooting anna lucia and desmond turning the failsafe key, it was a crazy season!
spasiklaki spasiklaki 8 years
I think season 1 ended just right after they had blown up the hatch door and Jack and John were looking down into thw darkness. I could be wrong ofcourse but I'm pretty certain that I'm not. My favorite is probably this season's. I mean we really have no idea where it goes from now. Who's dead? Is anyone dead? Right now noone can think nothing about it. And I don't know if you saw the first official season 6 teaser. It really makes it even more confusing (if that is really possible!). This time around it's "destiny found" and it ends with what is probably Jack's eyeshot - as in: the first scene of the show.
suzpuz suzpuz 8 years
Definitely season 3 for me. talk about oh sh!t moments!
Tech Tech 8 years
Dang. Season 1 was such a surprise — that Walt would be kidnapped by these mysterious hostile characters that I have a soft spot for it; the most recent one was great, I thought, but the most shocking was probably Season 3, when we see them off the island.
Chouette4u Chouette4u 8 years
Season 3 for sure. It was the biggest "game changer" of them all.
pxpxcutie pxpxcutie 8 years
I actually liked season 5's the best! :)
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 8 years
Season 3!...but Season 5 is a close second.
NiceDriveway NiceDriveway 8 years
Season 1 for me! That was the first time we ever really saw the Others. I freaked. Also, notably--those episodes contained Sawyer telling Jack he had met his father, Jin, Michael, Sawyer, and Walt sailing off, and Locke blowing the hatch. Awesome!
briggs313 briggs313 8 years
Season 3! No one even thought that was a possibility!
divinelight divinelight 8 years
Season 3 for sure. I still get chills whenever I hear Jack yelling, "We have to go back!" That moment when you realize it's in the future and they got off the island was intense.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
Seasons 1 and 3.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
how can you choooooose?!!?!!? I liked 2 and 3 best I think. I thought one of the seasons ended with the light coming on in the hatch? Or am I completely remembering wrong? I remember THAT scene I was like screaming haha
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