NEW YORK (CBS) After 121 episodes, spread out over six hair-raising seasons, "Lost" has come to an end. Still, we are left in the afterglow with tons of thoughts.
Fan reactions were mixed after Sunday night's finale. Some geeked over the closure they received, taking to Twitter professing it as "The greatest ending of all time[!]," while others disagreed. Where ever you fall on the spectrum, one thing is for sure -- it got people talking.
Creators Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse took to Jimmy Kimmel's post-"Lost" bonanza to offer up some quirky alternate endings to the show. In one, the cast encircle a campfire and Sayid Jarrah (Naveen Andrews) is sent home by Jeff Probst, the host of CBS' "Survivor."
"Sorry, Sayid. The tribe has spoken. You gotta leave the island, man. You gotta go," he told him.
"Is that the way that Survivor ends?" Lindelof asked.
"I don't know, I've never seen it," responded Cuse.
The other ending involves Hugo "Hurley" Reyes (Jorge Garcia), Jack Shephard (Matthew Fox) and Claire Littleton (Emilie De Ravin) sitting around a table at a diner, recreating the finale of HBO's "The Sopranos" [with Styx's "Come Sail Away" in place of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" on the jukebox]. In a moment of yank-the-plug-out madness, Hurley says to those sitting, "I think you've figured out the secret to the Isl--" when it suddenly, cuts off.
Another ending imitates the final episode of "Newhart," with Kate Austen (Evangeline Lilly) waking up next to Bob Newhart and reveals that she, too, was dreaming that she was in an island with polar bears and a smoke monster.
Pretty crazy stuff, but all fit for a series as wild as it was.