So when they literally whipped out the duct tape I was ROFL.
Me too! They just had to intend that to be comedy. I knew to give up hope for answers as soon as I saw that damn tape.
I'm still trying to hold on to my happy place ending, but I can certainly see how fans who spent so much time and emotion trying to figure out all those clues would be less than thrilled.
What bugs me is that I feel TPTB kept promising that they would answer stuff, and in the end, the did not. Really, what was the point of putting all those crazy things in there, just to brush them off as nothing?!?
I'm really trying not to think about it, and just cover my annoyance with a little duct tape.