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'Lost': Matthew Fox talks to Jimmy Fallon about the 'beautiful ending'

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The Jack Shephard Farewell Tour continued last night on Late Night, one evening after revealing to David Letterman that the Lost series finale would not pull a Newhart it-was-all-a-dream stunt. It began rather awkwardly, with Fallon congratulating Fox on his Saturday Night Live episode — from four years ago — and then asking the actor about his childhood growing up on a Wyoming ranch. It felt like an uncomfortable first date, with Fallon paying rapt attention as Fox talked about his Economics degree from Columbia.

After a commercial break, Fallon righted the ship and steered the conversation towards Lost. Fox was eloquent in his opinion of the finale, saying, “There is the danger that the way it ends is not going to be the way that some people want it to end, and those people might be disappointed. But I think if they’re open to what the show actually is, it’s a really beautiful ending.” Beautiful: An interesting word choice that gives me hope that Sunday’s show will deliver.

On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your hopes that Sunday’s finale will satisfy six seasons of Lost mysteries? I loved how Fallon demonstrated Jack’s three nervous tics, but was I the only one who thought he seemed either unprepared, enamored by, or unusually curious about Fox?