At the end of the first season, I really thought we would get straight, real answers from the show. By the end of the second season, I realized that it would be IMPOSSIBLE for the show to answer all of my questions. When the third season finally came on, I decided to settle in and "Go for the ride!"
Once I let go of the idea that the writers had to answer every question for me, I started to truly enjoy this show in a different way. I thought about the parallels to literature and mythology, and I discussed things I saw/thought with my friends. I finally realized that this show was fun, imaginative, and magical in a way I was not used to seeing on my television screen.
When this final season started, I was excited to watch the connections and alternate story lines for my favorite characters. When I started watching The End, I had no expectations of my questions being answered. Because of this, I was able to truly enjoy the way the entire show, and especially the last season, came Full Circle. I thought the ending was beautiful, and instead of finding the writers lazy, I think they were brilliant!
I enjoyed being challenged by this show, and although I agree with my husband that the writers did not truly know where they were headed in the first season, that fact did not bother me at all. Instead, I felt as though I was part of the experience with them. I will miss watching my favorite show, but I am thrilled with the ending.