You didn't hear about the polar bear?

As Howie’s said.. The end is upon us. Lost is ending. 3 words have never elicited such expectation,sadness and fear in so many.

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I admit, when Lost first started, I was not a fan. In fact, I didn’t even watch the 1st season. It just wasn’t something that seemed like I would get into. C’mon guys, a bunch of people get stranded on a desert island after a plane crash? Ugh, I’ve seen Cast away and I’ve read Lord of the flies.. why do I need to watch a mediocre version of either? It wasn’t until the second season was starting up that I started to get interested in what I was hearing. The buzz about the island was such that any ‘X-files’ fan was sure to get their curiosity pique in some way, and I did.  So I went down to Blockbuster and rented the entire 1st season. I think it was the 3rd episode that I was so far hooked on to the crack-like drama/mystery that I was forever damned to lose my Wednesday nights. (I know, this changed to Tuesday). I gave them up happily though because the shared experience was something that will stay with me forever.

It’s been a fan-fucking-tastic journey and one that I will deeply miss. I will miss it not just because of the show, but what the show gave me. It gave me  extraordinary and unforgettable moments with my daughters. Each and every episode we watched together and OHHHHH,AHHHHH, OhMyGOD!!! at together. It was the only show were we all got together to sit down an watch.  That wasn’t as difficult in the beginning as is got to be at the end. The girls were  younger then but as the show grew up, so did they. Now, one has graduated high school, is 18 and wanting to have her own life. The other is 13 and wanting to explore her teenage life.  A lot of things have gone the way of the dodo while they find their lives, but when the question of “Hey mom, can I  go out for awhile” comes up, I only have to say “It’s Tuesday” and there isn’t a single argument or hard feeling about missing that night out with friends.

Lost was able to give me more than just an exciting night, it was able to give me time with two kids who are growing up and wanting to break away from ‘mommy and daddy’. It’s special to me because of the hours of shared time it gave and great conversations it produced with them.  We ‘ooo’d’ and ‘aaaahh’d’ together. We’re red-blooded American women, how couldn’t we?

It was because of people like Howie and Andy from DarkUfo I was able to get spoilers,information and back-stories so I could share them before and during each episode. It truly was a great experience and  so it’s not just sadness that the story is ending that has me blue, it’s the end of a family gathering that was special in a way that  cannot be reproduced.

My children are growing up, the oldest has graduated high school and will be starting college, the days of having both my girls home at the same time, interested in the same thing, sitting quietly without fights and arguments watching the same thing and sharing in it’s moments  also ends tonight at 11:30pm. Tonight is more than just an end to an amazing TV show, it is the end of that ‘link’.

OK, I know there will other special moments with my girls in the days and years to come, but this was extra- special …My girls were 13 and 8 when this started, and that is something I will never get back. I look forward in the years to come, when my daughters  have their own family,  are making their own special memories and stopping for a minute to call me and say “Hey Mom, freakin’ polar bears!!”

I want to thank J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof for giving my family something we’ll never forget and will always return to and revisit for the rest of our lives. Thank you Andy from DarkUfo for taking time out before the start of highly anticipated last season to give me such a great interview, thank you Howie for all the patience with my “who is that?” and “when did that happen” questions, thank you also for the great conversations and speculation.. you and MYBig were awesome to bounce ideas off of no matter how crazy they were all these seasons. It’s really been a great ride..

QUOTE“I’m not a big believer in… magic. But this place is different. It’s special.

The others don’t wanna talk about it because it scares them,

but we all know it, we all feel it.”QUOTE


You’re right, Locke… You are absolutely right.

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One response to “You didn't hear about the polar bear?

  • Howey

    Thanks, Kelly! I shed the first of what promises to be many tears and smiles when Andy posted this today on our site:

    Unless you’ve had your brain removed recently you will know that Tonight marks the last ever episode of our show LOST.

    It’s a bittersweet feeling knowing that the show we all love is finally coming to an end after all these years and I know I’ll miss it greatly. The show and this site have become such a large part of my recent life that I cannot remember a time before Lost (probably due to the amount of beer I drink).

    I was going to write a huge great post that probably no one would have read anyway, but I think had I done so, I’d of started to well up and get a little teary eyed, so instead I’ll keep it short and sweet.

    As we head into tonights episode I hope you all enjoy it as much as I know I will and that you’ll come back after to share your thoughts and comments on the Episode and Vote in our various polls.

    One of the best things to come out of Lost for me personally is that of the LOST fan community that has built up over the years as well as all the wonderful people I’ve had the pleasure to meet and work with online. So many people that I don’t want to thank them all because if I miss one person out I don’t want them to be offended. All the helpers and contributors for DarkUFO, SpoilerTV and the Forum all know who they are and without their help this site would not be what it is today. Also, I must not forget to thank every one of you who visit the site, vote on the polls, comment on the posts, ReTweet our content etc. It’s all helped build DarkUFO into one of the largest ever Fan sites ever on the Internet (the site has been loaded over 160+ Million Times since we started).

    However, as the title of this post suggests, we’re not going anywhere fast here at DarkUFO (See Below) and we’ll be around for as long as people keep visiting the site.

    The phenomenon that is LOST has impacted me, personally, in more ways than I can imagine. Like Andy, I’ve been able to embrace friends from around the world who share their love for this outstanding program. I’ve learned the fine art of writing about a show I loved, sharing those words with thousands of readers at DarkUFO, TVOvermind, and on my little blog (Which has become far more than a “little” blog thanks to LOST and Survivor.) and having the opportunity to “sit down” and have fun with comedian Paul Scheer, Damon Lindlof and Carlton Cuse in the establishment of last year’s Damon, Carlton and a Polar Bear.

    Like Andy said, the show may be over but our mission isn’t. Namaste!

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