Or was it that everyone shared the same limbo and simply had to wait til all the others died?
Christian said something about there being no "now" "here". Which I take to mean that it exists outside of time... when they died wasn't important, they all just ended up there at the same point.
Ah. You're right.
We cheered bigtime when the outrigger bumped into Frank.
LOL, so did I! Did a little fist pump in fact. I loved that guy. He was the only one of the crew that had a "I'm asking no questions, just tell me what I need to do to get the hell out of here" attitude.
As I reflect on this show and Jack's end, I can't help but be reminded of my favorite movie of all time, Watership Down
. I got a very real "Hazel 'moves on' to join the Black Rabbit" sort of vibe at the end with Jack which really struck a deep emotional chord in me, I have to say. Maybe the writers were inspired by the book, as Sawyer actually reads it in the show.
The lessons in Watership Down
are manifold, but one of the overarching themes of the story is "what is is what must be", that despite our yearning to have life fit our idea of how we think it should be it can never be so. I think Jack suffered from this from the beginning, that he wanted to be in control, but only in the end realized you have to let go sometimes and just have faith.
Hence, Locke's question: "Why do you find it so hard to believe?" to which Jack answers: "Why do you find it so easy?"
I also got a "Lord of the Rings" kind of vibe akin to when Frodo leaves on that ship with Gandalf in Return of the King, symbolizing his death and passage to the next life. When Jack says goodbye to Kate and Hurley, I was reminded of when Frodo says goodbye to Sam and the others. Very powerful.
Speaking of powerful, I'll admit the following scenes got me teary eyed:
-the whole Kate delivering Aaron with Charlie scene
-Jack saying goodbye to Kate
-Jack being comforted by his father
I don't tear easy, but these got me and I can't remember the last time that happened, TV or cinema.
"But the Costa story featuring Starscream? Fantastic! This guy is "The One", I just know it, just from these few pages. "--Yaya, who is never wrong.