The controversial outcome of one of the series that changed the direction of television divided the fans, but did you know these details?
Matthew Fox was truly stabbed
It's been 10 years since Perdidos aired the last episode of the sixth season titled 'The End'. A decade ago we had to say goodbye forever to one of the best series created by J.J. Abrams. Although it was a controversial ending, it continues and will continue to be remembered as one of the most important fictions in television history. Millions of followers around the world were completely captivated by the story of a group of survivors of a plane crash that ended up on a mysterious island full of mysteries.
Throughout its six seasons, Lost was the subject of all kinds of speculation and theories and the subject of conversation of almost any gathering of friends. However, his expected outcome would end up being the victim of high expectations, there being a very important part of his fandom that was disappointed with its outcome and regretted that he had not received answers to many questions. Meanwhile, others still consider that Lost is and will be the series of their lives.
Did you know these details about its ending?
1. MATTHEW FOX WAS REALLY STACKED
According to Jorge Garcia (Hurley) podcast, Matthew Fox could have been mortally wounded during the filming of the finale since he was stabbed with a real knife in the final fight between Locke and Jack. Before filming the scene, Matthew Fox was equipped with various types of filler to protect him from the special folding knife for action scenes that were going to be used, since the coordinator of these types of scenes had specified that it could hurt. During filming, Terry O'Quinn (Locke) was recorded using the royal knife, which he had to exchange for the folding knife in the next scene. However, O'Quinn made a mistake, picked up the royal knife again, and stabbed his partner. Fortunately, that exact spot on Matthew Fox's body was protected with a Kevlar fiber pad that saved him from a fatal injury and only caused a bruise.
2. ONLY THEY KNEW THE END
During the filming of the last episode of Lost, only two cast members knew the end of the series: Matthew Fox and John Terry, Jack and Christian Shephard in fiction. The rest of the cast that appeared in the church had no idea what the scene meant.
3. THE ABSENCE OF MR. EKO
Like other cast members whose characters had already died, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje also received an offer to reappear as Mr. Eko in the last episode. This is stated by the actor, who was unable to reach an economic agreement with the team.
4. THE SCRIPTERS NEEDED MORE TIME
Even though Perdidos belonged to ABC, an open television network, the great success of the series made showrunners Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof have more voice in decision-making regarding the future of the series, such as, for example, deciding that the sixth season would be the last. In the case of the last chapter, initially a double final episode of 80 minutes in total was intended (as in the previous installments), but the writers requested to have more minutes -105 min.- to be able to close all the plots appropriately.
5. THE REAL PLAN
Years after the end, the creators confessed that their initial plan had nothing to do with 'The Source' - also known as 'The Heart of the Island' - but that Jack and Locke were going to fight on the slopes of an incoming volcano. erupting in the climax of the episode. Budgetary constraints were the main reason the plan was not carried out, so the creators devised "the Source" as an underground cave and moved the final battle to a cliff.
6. BEST SCORE OF WHAT YOU THINK?
It is true that it is one of the most controversial endings in television history and that the outcome chosen by the writers did not meet the expectations of some viewers completely devoted to the series, but on IMDB the episode 'The End' has an average out of 8.2 of the almost ten thousand scores received. However, it is also true that there are no middle terms. The most voted notes are 10 and 9, but the third most voted note by viewers is the lowest, 1. Also, the episode is close to the list of 20 best episodes of Lost on the aforementioned website.
7. A FAILURE OF CONTINUITY
In Locke and Jack's fight scene on the cliff, Locke stabs Jack in the armpit area, but when the fight is over and Kate comes to the aid of Jack, the wound is just above his belt.
8. APRIL 24
The Lost finale finished filming on April 24, 2010, exactly six years after the pilot finished filming, on April 24, 2004. Also, it's Damon Lindelof's birthday.
9. ARE NOT PART OF THE EPISODE
The Lost end credits were viewed alongside several images of the crashed plane from Flight 815 Oceanic. However, the images were not the decision of the series team, and, in fact, it is not considered part of the episode. ABC decided to introduce them independently, to allow a better transition to the news block that would be broadcast later.