For the hardcore fans, the prospect of Lost ending on Sunday is a moment with mixed emotions. Imagine if you're one of the actors who was plucked out of obscurity because of Lost. The end of the show means you're suddenly out of a job. Jorge Garcia, the actor who portrays fan-favorite Hurley on Lost, has penned a touching (get some tissues) goodbye to the show for Variety.
Here's a few excerpts from Garcia's letter:
"At 5 a.m. on April 24, I became unemployed.
I just wrapped my six-season run on "Lost." The job that went above and beyond anything I could have imagined was over.
When I auditioned for "Lost," I was just another out-of-work actor struggling to land a pilot. When I first went in to meet the producers, there wasn't any material for me, except a few sides they had for the character Sawyer.
My last day on "Lost" was also my longest: 20 hours. Without going into details, I can say the shoot was dangerous, physical and wet. But what could be more appropriate? How else could we end this epic show without an epic marathon night of shooting? At the end of it all we all remarked how we expected the end to be more emotional for us, but we were too tired to cry.
I'll admit I got a little teary with Matthew Fox. I thanked him for everything he taught me, including taking me on his trip to Japan to see Green Day that first summer of shooting. At the time, flying at the last minute to a foreign country was way out of my comfort zone, but then again nothing on "Lost" was ever in my comfort zone.
I still don't think the end of it all has hit me yet. Maybe I'll feel it when the finale finally airs Sunday. Or maybe it will hit me when I board the plane at Honolulu Airport for the last time as a Hawaiian resident.
I have no clue what my next adventure is going to be, I just know this job is going to be a hard one to follow."
The season series finale for Lost airs on Sunday on ABC.