THEY DIDN'T KILL DESMOND. HALLELUJAH! It was starting to look bad there for him for a while, especially taking that "two other people who died" story into account. And wow, Penny reunion. Does this mean no more Desmond on the show?
SAWYER! You big, goddamned, hero. *sobs* (And it wouldn't be a finale without a shirtless!Sawyer scene, would it?) And the Sawyer+Juliet+rum+ thinking everyone is dead leads to much, much new fic, I think. I did NOT foresee that he and Juliet would assume everyone is dead. (Just, please, no Sawyer/Charlotte next season, kthx!)
SAYID! You total badass.
It was kind of weird seeing all the pieces come together since we already knew who came back, just not how or exactly why. Once that grouping got on the chopper though, it was pretty clear they weren't going to get back to the island. And so it was completely random who ended up on that chopper. It had nothing to do with who could and couldn't leave the island -- unless everything's pre-determined, which it pretty much seems to be.
Locke's in the coffin... so, if they bring him back, will that bring him back to life? I was half thinking it was going to be Christian.
Still processing --- the island/Ben/Locke stuff doesn't do much for me. It's like the Cigarette Smoking Man on The X-Files, yes? The more we saw of him, the less interesting he got.
Oh crap -- posted without a closing LJ-cut. I hope no one saw that!