So I'm pretty sure they just set up the basic premise for the ending.
I'm fairly confident that the reason women can't have children is because of The Purge. In this episode, I believe it was Sawyer who said "Maybe the thing that makes women die hasn't happened yet" (or something to that effect). And I believe that the Losties are there to prevent Benjamin taking over the DI, and will therefore have to prevent The Purge. Afterall, maybe the DI weren't just a bunch of "silly experiments".
If this is the case, I'm a little bit disappointed.
I think the losties are going to try to save the children of the DI from being massaccered somehow, by getting as many of them off the Island as possible before the purge.. I mean Charlotte was taken off the Island AND told basically to forget it ever existed
The save the children theory is interesting, as I've been thinking that the War widmore has been talking about is the purge, which would make it the logical ending point. But I think they'll get the kids off before it all comes to a head. Evacuation would mean that they lose the island, and I'm not sure they're going to. I think they'll all end up staying there. Except hopefully Kate.
i think they are going to circle all the way back around in time and end it with the crash of 815 ...final scene shows us the front of statue before it became just a 4 toed foot...blowing everyone's mind and fading to black...
I've seen it posted more than once that the series will end by showing a frontal shot of the statue. But from a story point of view, what would that accomplish? What great truth would be revealed by ending the series by showing the front of the statue?
I think that the story will probably not end in the 90s, I think they will make it back somewhere in the 2000s and the circle will have been complete.
So far, the characters who have achieved their personal "dharma" have died. I am betting that all of the characters will die at least once before the end of the series and in some way be reborn when their collective "dharma" has been achieved.
Hm, the purge always seemed like a relatively minor incident compared to what else is going on in Lost. I am not sure if I'd like the purge to be the big finale. As a matter of fact, I cannot even think of something I would like for an ending.
I'll just let TPTB serve me their ending, and I hope I'll like it :-)