...and still can't see.
I saw the final episode, and it's just as I suspected all along: everybody was dead. I'm not sure when they died exactly; in the plane crash I suppose. Which means that everything that happened post-crash was a sort of purgatorial phantasm. Which further means that viewers and characters both have been seeing dead people. I can only hope that the transition between this life and the next one won't really be drawn out to six seasons worth of TV shows with summers between. In the end, they were all gathered in a church somewhere (except for Ben - don't know what his fate is) and when Jack's father opened the church doors a great white light poured in. None of them fell to their knees, though, so I guess the actual sight of heaven is not the smack-down moment I thought it would be. I got Lost somewhere between seasons 3 and 4, and I think the writers did too and started making stuff up while they decided what their series was really all about. I dare anyone to explain - rationally - all the twists and turns in the storyline so that they add up to the final result. Emphasis on the word 'rationally.' In capital letters.
This guy tries, but I'm not buying. His most telling line: After years of insane complication of plot and character, no ending could have “explained” the show in a wholly satisfying way, and it might have been better not to try. So he then writes a two page column trying. My advice: do not go into the light.
I do think, however, that Evangeline Lilly is something of an angel and ought to be resurrected so that she can appear in as many TV shows, movies, and commercials as possible. She doesn't even have to do anything. Just look at the camera.