Even four years after the frustrating series finale, the last season of “Lost” still causes fans of the show to Hulk out at the slightest mention. But before Season 6, weren’t there already many problems with obvious plot holes, crazy sub-plots that never paid off, as well as many other continuity problems within the popular “Twilight Zone on an Island” show that ran between 2004 and 2010? Just look at the interwebs for many, many, many articles and videos complaining about scattershot scripting with respect to the overall story and mythology of the island.
Nick Santora, writer and executive producer for “Prison Break” and “Scorpion,” was a guest on the Nerdist Writer’s Panel Podcast recently: he claimed that “Lost” writers (at least the ones he was friends with, no word on whether or not they’ll continue beings friends with him after what he said during the podcast) had no idea how they were going to wrap up the many crazy plots they came up with for the show, nor did they particularly care. Here’s what Santora said about the subject:
“We had an expression in the room, which was “no polar bears,” which was a reference to “Lost”. I had friends that were writing on “Lost” —I can’t say who they were. I was watching football with one of them, [and] I was telling them how much I loved the show. I’m like “how are you going to pay all this stuff off?” And he looked at me and goes “we’re not.” And I go, “What do you mean you’re not?” He said, “We literally just think of the weirdest, most fucked up thing and write it, and we’re never going to pay it off.” And I look at him and I’m like “that’s such bullshit! You are completely fucking with the audience.” I want to bring a class-action lawsuit on behalf of everyone who watched “Lost” all those years. Nina Hartley jerked people off less that “Lost” did.”
Apart from letting his middle age show by not referencing a more current porn star, Santora expressed what many “Lost” fans and detractors could have guessed all along. However, perhaps this will be the catalyst for fans to finally get some closure and move on. Or they can keep asking why the hell Walt was set up as some sort of a magic child messiah only to be completely ignored during later seasons? [via Uproxx]