You were ALL flawed.

What they died for • Season 6 • Episode 16

Emily, 23 – Santa Barbara, California (USA) :

Sawyer: “I was doing just fine until you dragged my ass out to this damn rock–

Jacob: “No you weren’t. None of you were. I didn’t pluck any of you out of a happy existence. You were ALL flawed. I chose you because you were like me- you were all alone. You were all looking for something you couldn’t find out there.  I chose you because you needed this place as much as it needed you.

Throughout the past six years of Lost I have always recognized a bit of me within the main characters whether it be: Claire’s abandonment issues, Hurley’s sanity and health, Locke’s struggle with faith and most especially Kate’s need to run. For six years I watched this show with these feelings deeply embedded within me, struggling to figure out the meaning and answers to everything.
Yet near the end of the sixth season, with all its questions remaining unanswered and new ones being created every week comes this speech by Jacob.  Finally.  Finally it has meaning.  This was exactly what I could connect to.  Feeling flawed.  Alone.  It was at this moment everything clicked, although I’m still trying to understand how.  I still feel so many of these things, still am looking for something I can’t, or have yet to find.  Yet amidst all of it, I know that I needed this place, I needed Lost as much as it needed me.