“Did a voice whisper in his ear that he had just passed the solemn hour of his destiny; that there no longer remained a middle course for him; that if he were not henceforth the best of men, he would be the worst; that it behooved him now, so to speak, to mount higher than the Bishop, or fall lower than the convict; that if he wished to become good be must become an angel; that if he wished to remain evil, he must become a monster?
…Or he could just get fantastically baked. Utterly smoked. 420, 24/7. That was a possibility too.”
Lily II studying for her O.W.L.s in 2024. She was determined to pass the once she needed to become an Auror, even if that meant studying so very much especially her most hated subject, Potions.
~TAKEN BY HUGO, who stayed awake with her every night
The key to this debate is the reason why you watched the show.
The writers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof always made it clear that the show was all about the characters. The mysteries were just background, excuses to analyse the characters and test them.
Therefore, if like me you watched the show for the personal stories you will love the emotional ending. Quite the opposite, if you watched it for the mysteries and sci-fi you will be very disappointed because you will feel you didn’t sign up for this.
The ending can be both, good and bad, because two people don’t see a story under the same light.