In light of the upcoming series finale (on Sunday, May 23rd), Father Steve discusses the underlying theological themes present in the television drama
The popular ABC television series Lost
will conclude with its final episode this Sunday, May 23rd. The series is a potpourri of esoteric and philosophical ideas, physics and metaphysics, all packaged as a fantasy science fiction adventure drama. In other words, since its debut in 2004 there has been an awful lot happening on Lost.
The story commenced with a plane crash on an uncharted tropical island. There were 71 survivors from which 14 characters would emerge as the primary participants in the plot. Because of this relatively large ensemble, multiple story arcs, the use of flash backs and flash forwards, Lost
is more that just a little difficult to summarize. The series creates a fully imagined world and one must enter into this peculiar world in order to fully appreciate its detail. The storylines immerse the characters into the deeper questions of human existence: Why am I here? Is there a purpose for one’s life? How does one discern good from evil?