It is almost two years to the day since the Lost series finale, an episode of TV that sharply divided a geek nation. Many wanted answers to the questions Lost's executive producers, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, posed over the previous six years. Others just wanted closure. But Lindelof is happy to stand behind his work.
And this interviewer from The Verge definitely takes Lindelof to task for some of the things he, as a longtime viewer, found fault with in the Lost finale. And, rather than be evasive or obtuse, Lindelof pulls up his big-boy pants and faces every criticism head-on. (Though he refuses to clarify the meaning behind the actual drama in the finale—and he explains why he thinks a certain ambiguity is necessary.)
There's a lot of fascinating stuff in there, but the bit that was most intriguing—and refreshing—was Lindelof's desire to really engage someone who didn't like the finale, or vast swaths of Lost. Because of who he is, people rarely say things like that to him in person, without the anonymity shields of the Internet. Lindelof is, naturally, keenly aware that not everyone vibed on the finale, but you get the sense that he relishes the opportunity to defend his work.