As ‘Lost’s May 23 series finale approaches, star Henry Ian Cusick says he has abandoned trying to figure out the show’s minutiae and meanings.
“I don’t care anymore about the little questions, I’ve given up,” Cusick, who was Emmy nominated for playing Desmond on ‘Lost,’ tells Fancast. “Honestly, there was a point where I want to get things answered. It just doesn’t matter now, it’s so unimportant. I want to get to the big questions … Me and my character, I want to live my life without fear. I would love to be able to do that.”
“It’s a very emotional finale,” Carbonell says. “The others have told us this. Bring some tissues. It’s an emotional thing in that the writers focus on the dynamics of these characters and the relationships. Love plays a huge part in our lives, and is a driving force for all of us.”
While some secrets still remain for the ABC show that is soon to fade into the sunset, its stars are walking away satisfied with ‘Lost’s’ resolution and finality – despite the show’s legendary esoteric murkiness, which spawned a cottage industry of conjecture about its meaning.
“I feel, personally, with my character all of my questions were answered with respect to his back story and stuff like that,” Carbonell says. “In terms of the larger themes, the ones I care about, after having read the finale, I haven’t seen it but having read it, I was very satisfied with how they wrapped up answers to the biggest questions.”
‘Lost’ premiered in 2004 and will end up with 121 episodes. It won Golden Globe and Emmy awards for Best Drama Series.
Ratings have been down in 2010, averaging between 9 and 10 million viewers a week. Ratings peaked at more than 20 million regularly in 2005.
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