Channel 5 Screws up Lost Finale For Clevelanders

Surely you can avoid spoilers before it re-airs on Saturday. Right?
  • Surely you can avoid spoilers before it re-airs on Saturday. Right?

Last night was the Lost finale — the TV event of the millenium, or something. Six years of hints and complex storytelling were to be wrapped up and viewers, almost all of whom have a bizarre religious-level obsession with the series, would finally get some answers.

WEWS, the ABC affiliate in Cleveland, obviously didn't get the memo about how important this was.

The local broadcast was rife with freezing images, spans of audio-free video, and any number of technical mistakes that undoubtedly led Lost fanatics to hurl plates and other valuables at their television. As Scene's managing editor and Lost fan Michael Gallucci said, "Thanks to Channel 5, I was even more confused about what the hell was happening." And that was among the tamer responses, as WEWS was flooded with complaints about their incompetent broadcast.

The explanation, posted on their website, after the jump.

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