After six seasons, no more 'Lost'

Popular, often confounding show draws to a conclusion with watch parties.

BY MATTHEW PRICE Modified: May 24, 2010 at 11:58 am •  Published: May 24, 2010

/> "We look at the way that each of these characters learn to face their sins and their failures,” he said.

In Los Angeles, about 2,000 people were expected to pack the Orpheum to see the finale of a show that’s meant a lot to them.

Michael Purcell, who organized the party and the giveaway of a 1970 Volkswagen Bus tricked out to look like a vehicle from "Lost,” said tickets sold out in less than 30 minutes.

"It’s no secret that ‘Lost’ fans are rabidly passionate,” said Purcell, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Global Cash Card and host of the event.

Still, the finale shouldn’t overshadow what was accomplished over six years.

"It’s not the end result, it’s the journey that you take in the whole process,” he said.

Ultimately, the finale and the series will be remembered for the ability to create discussion.

"It’s the fact that this show is so much bigger than what we thought the original plot was,” Seay said. "There are very few shows that get you talking about real issues.”

The show teaches community, beyond the idea of living together on an island, Seay said.

"The primary lesson that comes up over and over again on ‘Lost,’ Jack Shephard said it in Season One, is this lesson that we can live together or we can die alone.”