The final season of Lost is to start in early February and an article in the WSJ prompted me to think about how the series should end. Would any of the open questions be resolved? So here, on January 23, 2010 is my script for the final 5 minutes of the show.
Juliet bangs the bomb with the rock. Big mushroom cloud over the island….
Cut to commercial
Scene: DARMA project, Desmond Hume enters the numbers into the computer. Fade to…
Scene: From the outside you see a large airplane land but no markings are visible to the audience because of the angle. In the distance shots of LA. Cut to the plane’s interior from back to front to see the usual jostling of the cabin heads of some of the cast might be visible. Cut to a clock, the time is 10:42. Cut to the pilot, Seth Norris.
Sounds of the electronic bells on a typical airplane: Ding Ding
Stewardess’s voice over the airplane PA: This concludes Oceanic flight 815 non-stop from Sidney to Los Angles. Please enjoy your stay in California. We hope that you enjoyed your flight and will fly with Oceanic again soon. Those possessing United States passports…. (sound fades)
You hear and see the airplane door depressurize. More bells. A wheelchair enters pushed by a steward and heads for John Locke who moves into it with the help of a brace, dour look on his face, and is pushed towards the door first. You see other passengers getting up and not talking much to each other. Jack helps the pregnant Clair still not knowing that she is his half sister. Hugo, Michal, Walt, etc. exit the airplane.
Jack exits and heads right out of the gangway down the stairs. Cut to the tarmac. Jack sees to the handling of his father’s coffin.
Cut to the customs exit area. Passengers exits and are greeted by relatives.
Kate is taken into custody by a US Marshall.
Cast members proceed through the Imagration line. You see the back of the head of one of the agents as he gives Walt his passport back.
Cut to the agent's face. It's Ben Linus. He looks at the camera and winks.