"The End" is the series finale of the ABC television series Lost, consisting of the 17th and 18th episodes of season 6. It is also the 120th and 121st episodes overall. As the final episode, it was first aired in the United States, and then aired simultaneously in Canada, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom. It aired again in Ireland on RTÉ Two on 24 May 2010.
The finale was written by co-creator/executive producer Damon Lindelof and executive producer Carlton Cuse, and directed by executive producer Jack Bender. Unlike the previous season finales, which were two hours long with advertisements, the series finale was expanded by half an hour; running two and a half hours starting at 9/8c, with a retrospective of the past six seasons running for two hours, starting at 7/6c. The series finale garnered 15.3 million viewers.