The last season of Lost was divided into two realities. One was a continuation of the main timeline from the first five seasons. This timeline is the “real world” and it is this world that this article focuses on. The other reality is the “side flash” that reveals itself as a kind of “purgatory” (I don’t know if that’s the best word for it, but it is a kind of “post-life” world) at the end of the final episode.
The world of “side flash” occurs in a place outside of time. It happens after all the characters die, even if they die at different times (which they obviously do).
But this article is about who survived the end of the “real world” timeline when the show ends. Who escaped the island for good or was still alive on the island at the end?
Escaped the island on the plane
The first group of people to clearly survive were those on the plane flown by Frank Lapidus. Sawyer, Kate, Claire, Miles, and Richard were on the plane as passengers.
Survived on the island
Hurley was the “new Jacob” at the end of the series (after Jack’s death) with Ben as his “# 2”. Bernard and Rose were also alive (avoiding the drama!)
Desmond was also alive on the island at the end of the series, but it is implied that he is leaving to join his wife (Penny) and son (Charlie) because Ben tells Hurley that he doesn’t have to do things like that. did Jacob (people can leave the island.)
And I don’t want to forget Vincent the dog (who visits Jack so poignantly when he’s dying at the end).
Walt, Aaron, Penny, Jin & Sun’s baby, and Eloise Hawking are other characters on the show who are still alive at the end.