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It has been revealed that on the Lost special of Jimmy Kimmel Live they will feature not one, not two but THREE alternative endings of the final season finale of Lost.
Screenrant has the details.
Now obviously no specific details are being given about what those alternate endings might be, but I can guess that they will be one of two things: either there are legitimate alternate scenes that the producers/writers have shot to both throw spoiler-seekers off-guard and give us a taste of how things could have ended; or these alternate endings will be parody skits featuring either Jimmy Kimmel and/or cast members from the show.
Strong evidence of the latter case can be found in the list of cast members scheduled to appear on Kimmel’s show. The list is as follows: Naveen Andrews (Sayid), Nestor Carbonell (Richard), Alan Dale (Widmore), Jeremy Davies (Daniel), Emilie de Ravin (Claire), Michael Emerson (Ben), Matthew Fox (Jack), Daniel Dae Kim (Jin), Terry O’Quinn (Locke) and Harold Perrineau (Michael).
Now the interesting thing is that Josh Holloway (Sawyer), Evangeline Lilly (Kate) and Jorge Garcia (Hurley) will only make “special appearances.” Could this mean they will each be featured in one of the three alternate ending skits? Kimmel has done many Lost parody sketches on his show in the past, so it seems entirely possible spoof endings are what we will get.
More after the jump.
However, it’s also just as likely the scenes are actual alternate endings in the same vein as the ones they shot for the Lost season 4 finale, where they had three alternate versions of who was in that infamous coffin. The official press release does say the alternate scenes are, “from the minds of executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.”
If these scenes are legit, I realize some people might not be too happy about it, because there really should only be one definitive ending to the show and not a situation where you pick which one you prefer. Having said that, they’re clearly labelled as alternate scenes and thus aren’t the actual endings. It’s just an extra treat for avid Lost fans ready to lap up anything the show has left before it sails off into the sunset for good.