Do you want to know how it ended?
The writers all died of shame before they could get to season 2.
The finale was so obviously the season 1 cliffhanger leading to season 2 that it's false advertising to have said all the questions would be answered. I was wondering if I was going to skip an hour of Monday night football to follow "The Event" but thanks NBC, I now know not to waste my time with your programs.
A Summary of sorts:
Janet learned from Liam that there will be only 1 Survivor.
How will they decide who dies, she asks.
They won't, you will kill each other.
Janet doesn't want to play Survivor like Russell, she's a social player who wants everyone to live. Still, they do start killing each other, Moira being the big villain, but it's only to fool the cameras. They fake their own deaths all the way to Joe who poisons Janet. All 6 are put in body bags and are carted off in a van. They open the bags and Graham wrestles with the driver until the van crashes. End of episode 12. Liam's head was blown off at one point but who cares.
The final episode starts with Janet wandering alone on Highway 93. Moira and Erika find themselves in Morocco even if no one turned a donkey wheel while Charlie and Bill are in a stolen mustang driving up route 1. They don't stop even if they cross Renbe and Kat who were stopped on the side of the road with a dead engine. What were they doing there? Story unknown because they had just spent the first hour in Iowa at the head office of the Mansfield Institute which is the Dharma of this show.
Anyway, back to the less trivial stuff and Janet who was saved and brought to a hospital where the Doctor in charge is... wait for it... ta-dam: Angela. Janet escapes, sees Renbe and Kat get captured by blue men, but she manages to get out of the Hospital and into a white light. (No kidding: Janet opens an emergency exit door, sees a flash of white light, walks towards it and... commercial)
Meanwhile, Angela convenes an emergency meeting of the Mansfield Institute's bigwigs. Mr biggestwig, I'll call him "Chief Sitting Bullsh*t" because he has white hair down to the middle of his back and does nothing but sit and complain, tells Angela she has endangered the program. You'd think, finally, we would learn what is the program because only 30 minutes are left but no, Angela saves her job by simply saying trust me. I suppose Chief Sitting Bullsh*t was supposed to be the Jacob of the story but he remains Person Unknown.
Janet finds her way to Mommy dearest's home.
(The white light? No explanations. Are you still expecting answers?)
While Janet goes upstairs to see Megan, Grand-mom receives a phone call from her lifelong friend... wait for it... Angela who demands to get Janet back. Mommy tells Janet to save herself and Megan so Janet drives out in a car and travels all night until she finds a hotel in the middle of nowhere. I'm sure you don't see where this is going...
Next morning, Janet wakes up alone in her hotel room, Megan nowhere to be seen. Joe, Renbe and all the other 6 also wake up in separate hotel rooms. Kat is not as lucky: Blue men threw her in a dog cage in the middle of a forest where she sees Fairchild, also in a dog cage telling her that it's over.
Janet finds a key in the bible, walks out and meets Bill, Charlie, Moira, Graham and Erika. Joe gets out of a room but he meets Renbe and 5 newbies. They go down the elevator and are greeted by Tori, the new night manager. Janet and the other 5 are greeeted by Patchie, Angela's latest lackey, who tells them: "Welcome to Level 2". They all look shocked, the camera pans out and we see they are on a freighter in the middle of the ocean. End of story.
Ils sont fous, ces Romains!