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« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2010, 01:20:07 PM »
Dude, you have issues!

About six dozen of them!!

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« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2010, 01:26:56 PM »
anavrin, I was wondering if someone else was wondering the same as me about the following question...

*How did MIB become Smokey? Yet, Jack and Desmond and Hurley all went into the cavern and didn't become smoke monsters. Why MIB? Why didn't Jack become white smoke?

My theory is that the smoke monster was the devil in disguise as he could only take the form of dead people, but still how did he get released, just by having MiB fall into the hole? Wouldn't he have had to remove the "cork" and he obviously didn't. That is the only mystery bothering me. It just doesn't make sense.
This bothers me as well.  Not sure I buy the devil answer - Smoke monster's motives seemed too much in line with human MiB's motivations for Smokey to be someone else entirely.  Also, if he's the devil, where is "home" that he wants to go to?

But I do like the devil explanation in another sense.  I think the reason Jack / Desmond didn't "smokify" is because there can only be one smoke monster.  And there's only one devil I suppose.   

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« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2010, 01:39:02 PM »
Unanswered Lost Questions from the people at College Humor, LOL.
http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1936291

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« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2010, 03:17:38 PM »

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« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2010, 03:42:07 PM »
From the end of the note I posted on Facebook:

In the Flash Sideways, at the end:
*Where were Michael and Walt?
*Where were Rose and Bernard, who had both appeared in the Flash Sideways earlier?
Michael is still on the island, remember? Walt had no need for this alt reality when he passed, which is why he never showed up in it. Would have been nice, though, if he had...but if he did, then Michael would by necessity need to be there, too. And let's face it, fans HATED Michael lol...and that gathering at the end was as much for the fans as it was due to "logic".

Rose and Bernard were both there at the end...not sure how you missed them, they were showed repeatedly.


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*What about Ana Lucia, Eko, and all of the other lesser characters? Ilana? Naomi? Arzt? I mean, Shannon and Boone show up...
Shannon showed up for Sayid's sake. Libby showed up for Hurley's sake. Anna Lucia was "not ready" according to Desmond. Why in the hell would Naomi need to show up? lol. She lived a grand total of something like 2 days on the island before being killed by Locke. Artz may not have actually existed in the alt/imagined world, but his being a teacher may have provided inspiration for that world.

Again, that ending scene was for the audience, not a roll call. It was to bring the original Losties from season 1 back together again, especially since half of them had died already. Picking apart who was and was not there misses the point of the ending entirely.


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« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2010, 04:15:30 PM »
From the end of the note I posted on Facebook:

In the Flash Sideways, at the end:
*Where were Michael and Walt?
*Where were Rose and Bernard, who had both appeared in the Flash Sideways earlier?
Michael is still on the island, remember? Walt had no need for this alt reality when he passed, which is why he never showed up in it. Would have been nice, though, if he had...but if he did, then Michael would by necessity need to be there, too. And let's face it, fans HATED Michael lol...and that gathering at the end was as much for the fans as it was due to "logic".

Rose and Bernard were both there at the end...not sure how you missed them, they were showed repeatedly.


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*What about Ana Lucia, Eko, and all of the other lesser characters? Ilana? Naomi? Arzt? I mean, Shannon and Boone show up...
Shannon showed up for Sayid's sake. Libby showed up for Hurley's sake. Anna Lucia was "not ready" according to Desmond. Why in the hell would Naomi need to show up? lol. She lived a grand total of something like 2 days on the island before being killed by Locke. Artz may not have actually existed in the alt/imagined world, but his being a teacher may have provided inspiration for that world.

Again, that ending scene was for the audience, not a roll call. It was to bring the original Losties from season 1 back together again, especially since half of them had died already. Picking apart who was and was not there misses the point of the ending entirely.


Artz was in the sideways flashes....he was eating at the same table as Ben in the teachers lounge...he was Ben's friend.

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« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2010, 09:40:50 PM »
From the end of the note I posted on Facebook:

In the Flash Sideways, at the end:
*Where were Michael and Walt?
*Where were Rose and Bernard, who had both appeared in the Flash Sideways earlier?
Michael is still on the island, remember? Walt had no need for this alt reality when he passed, which is why he never showed up in it. Would have been nice, though, if he had...but if he did, then Michael would by necessity need to be there, too. And let's face it, fans HATED Michael lol...and that gathering at the end was as much for the fans as it was due to "logic".

Rose and Bernard were both there at the end...not sure how you missed them, they were showed repeatedly.


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*What about Ana Lucia, Eko, and all of the other lesser characters? Ilana? Naomi? Arzt? I mean, Shannon and Boone show up...
Shannon showed up for Sayid's sake. Libby showed up for Hurley's sake. Anna Lucia was "not ready" according to Desmond. Why in the hell would Naomi need to show up? lol. She lived a grand total of something like 2 days on the island before being killed by Locke. Artz may not have actually existed in the alt/imagined world, but his being a teacher may have provided inspiration for that world.

Again, that ending scene was for the audience, not a roll call. It was to bring the original Losties from season 1 back together again, especially since half of them had died already. Picking apart who was and was not there misses the point of the ending entirely.


Artz was in the sideways flashes....he was eating at the same table as Ben in the teachers lounge...he was Ben's friend.


I know he was there, but he may not have really existed, much like Jack's son didn't actually exist yet he was "there".

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« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2010, 09:55:09 PM »
From the end of the note I posted on Facebook:

In the Flash Sideways, at the end:
*Where were Michael and Walt?
Michael is stuck on the island as a whisperer for the rest of eternety.  Walt didnt need a place to meet because his most important times of his life didnt occur on the island.
*Where were Rose and Bernard, who had both appeared in the Flash Sideways earlier?
Rose and Bernard were happy on the island. They didnt need to go meet with everyone becasue they didnt want to be with everyone.  They wanted to be alone.
*What about Ana Lucia, Eko, and all of the other lesser characters? Ilana? Naomi? Arzt? I mean, Shannon and Boone show up...
Eko didnt need it. He left with his brother after he died.  The other characters were as you say  "lesser characters" showing them would not have been as significant or emotional
*Why was Penny there with Desmond? She wasn't truly part of all of this. Daniel's mom was there, but where was Widmore?
Desmond help create the universe and for him Penny was his world.  Widmore was all out for vengeance he hasnt learned about his happiness on the island yet.
*What becomes of Jack's son? How'd he get there? Did he ever really exist? Does Jack have to leave him to move on, or does that not matter because he never really existed?
He does exist.  Only this other timeline though.  This timeline was a redemption timeline that the characters created for them selves.  They created their selves and created what they always wanted.  For Jack it was a son and for him to be a great father.
*Claire is reunited with Aaron, who left the island. Why are Jin and Sun not reunited with their daughter? (So, Sun is pregnant, but it's not quite the same. Sun has met their daughter. Is she ready to "move on" without her?)
Sun and Jin are essential to each other.  The bond and love they had for each other was rediscovered on the island.  Claire learned to love Aaron on the island.
*What about Nikki and Paolo???? (LOL)
Exactly.. what about them.
*Ben was there. Juliet was there. Where was Richard? He got a gray hair last night, but is he still immortal?
No he is not immortal.  That was the point of showing the grey hair.  His best times were with his wife.  His best times were not on the island.  Since him being relieved that he is actually mortal.
*Ben wasn't ready to move on. Was he wanting to spend more time with Alex? Or did he just need more time in purgatory (if that was what that was) because of all his evil deeds? If so, then what of Sayid?
Ben didnt go in because exactly what you said.  He now has a chance to be with the only person that has made him happy. Alex.
*The island was on the bottom of the ocean. Did that really happen?
that was shown to us becasue it shows us that what we are seeing is what happens if the island doesnt exist.
*Was the Flash Sideways supposed to be just a construct of their collective subconscious? Is it purgatory? Why do they have to be "ready" to move on? What's the point of landing there, instead of going right from death to the ultimate location?
It wasnt Purgatory. and it wasnt created in their imaginations  it was created with the bomb.  They all wanted to see what would happen if they never landed on the island.  and they got that.  They created that buy blowing up the bomb.
Island questions:
*Michael came back to Hurley as one of the whispers, trapped on the island. We never got an explanation to that. Why didn't he go on to the Flash Sideways?
because of what he did on the island.  He killed the innocent.  Therefore he is condemned to the island forever.
*Why was Demond stuck on the island pushing buttons in a hatch?
Dont understand this question.  He was told that he had too or the world would end.  So he did it.
*What about the numbers? Why those numbers that needed to be pushed, in sequence? Was it just coincidence that they were Hurley's winning lottery numbers and connected to Rousseau's distress signal?
They were the remaining numbers that coincided with the remaining candidates.
*Why couldn't women conceive/carry to term babies on the island?
Rule made by Jacob?  He brought who he wanted to the island.  He didnt want people making new people.
*How many sets of Others were there? How did they get there? What did they want?
They didnt want anything they were all brought there by whoever was the current leader. as candidates to replace said current leader.
*Why did they kidnap Walt?
They couldnt have kids on the island. Therefore they took kids to keep there society going.
*Who built the four-toed statue? The temple? All of the carved pieces (like the "plug") down in the cave with the light in the end? All sorts of Egyptian symbolism, but no explanation.
Egyptians.  Just another group that was brought to the island at one time.
*Was there no meaning to all of the "special" people? Locke, Walt, Aaron? What about the Australian psychic's ravings that Claire had to raise Aaron? Just meaningless ravings? A red herring?
Locke was special because Richard saw him in 1950 something and then again in 2004 in a hatch.  Walt well he was a kid. Aaron.  I dont think he was every special.  That guy was just pushing Claire to that plane crash.
*What happened to Lapidus' plane after they took off? Did they get back to the real world and live out their days? Was it their wreckage on the beach at the end?
They made it home safe and sound.  Jack saw them leave. Christian Shepard said that they all died, just some later than others.  No it was 815.  Most series finales end with an empty set during the credits ex.Fresh Prince, Friends, Boy meets world.
*What happened to Hurley and Ben back on the island? What was their fate? The island's? Hurley drank the water, so something had to happen that he died.
He lived out his role as leader of the island.  If you want to know that answer then we have a new show with 6 more seasons.  It was showing us that Jack did his job to save the island and now there has to be a new leader.
*How about the wheel in the lighthouse? What was THAT all about? How did THAT work?
It was something created by Jacob to watch all of his candidates at anytime.  How did it work.  IDK we dont really need to know that.
*How did Jacob, who didn't believe there was anything other than the island, leave the island to touch all of the candidates as younger folks? How did he know to choose them? How did he know what they would become? How did he know they'd all be on that one plane that crashed years or decades later because Desmond didn't press the buttons? (Or did that not REALLY cause the crash?)
He touched his candidates.  With the lighthouse we have to assume that there were 360 candidates so not all of them were brought to island on the flight 815.  I think we have to assume that some were on the black rock.  Some were in Dharma.  Henry Gale might have been one.
*What about Richard's visits to people, like young Locke? (When he presented him with the knife and compass?)
Locke told him to go Young Locke when the flashed back to 1955
*Does the island "select" people? Do pregnant women have some significance? (Jacob's and MIB's mother? Rousseau? Claire? Sun?)
Jacob selects people.  NO
*What was MIB's name?
Not knowing his name adds to the mystery of the man.  Really knowing his name to be Cody or something wouldnt really mean anything other than we call him Cody instead of MIB.
*What was all that stuff about a virus or sickness infecting people? Rousseau talked about it. The Others had all sorts of medical injections for it. The temple people detected it in Sayid. Claire went a little crazy herself, but apparently recovered?
Some of it was from MIB as we see with Sayid and Claire.  And the other just seems to be a cover for the Dharma/Others to keep people where they are supposed to be.
*Why was Smokey going around killing people? From the very first episodes, where he was yanking people out of camp and the pilot out of the plane, etc.? What was the motivation?
He didnt want people on the island.  he believed that people corrupt.
*What was the series of flashes that appeared in Smokey sometimes?
I think he could see if they were candidates that way.
*Why did ash and the big pylons keep Smokey out?
The ash it seems were some sort of ash from Jacob.  The pylons were just to have a story telling device to keep him out. 
*Why were the Others kidnapping people out of the camp? What happened to Cindy and the kids from the plane? Did we find them in the temple after all of these years as an Easter Egg only to have them immediately killed by Smokey?
The kids were taken because they couldnt have kids.  Cindy was taken because i believe she was an other as well. Before the plane crash.
*What was the deal with Ethan and Goodwin and all of their crazy evilness?
They were doing there job.  At the time the losties saw the others as evil people So they have to act weird and evil to keep that image.
*Why and how did Ben have extensive dossiers on all of the Losties? Everything he did when we first found him at Dharma camp led us to believe he was very powerful and had a global network, but did that not exist? If not, how did that all happen?
Why do you not believe that, that all existed.  At that time Ben used his power as leader a little to harshly.  He was kind of evil at the time.
*How did Ben come to lead the Others?
He was chosen by Richard.
*Why did Ben steal Alex from Rousseau?
He really wasnt as bad of a man as we were lead to believe.  up until then we saw him as a killing machine.  Then we learned that he couldnt kill Russou because she had a kid with her.  So he tried to prove that he killed russou and brought the kid back.
*Who were the people in the temple, particularly the Sensai and his Hippie friend? How did Cindy and the kids flash back in time to be with them?
Everybody on the island during the flashes. Flashed back.  except for those that were there on the island before.
*After the second electromagnetic event, when Desmond was flashing back to England, what was that? Was that Flash Sideways? (Death?) Time travel?
Just like Flashes Before There Eyes.  he was shown an alternate life.
*The Dharma Initiative (bunnies!) and Farraday seemed to be interested in time travel and the island. What was THAT all about? And the island jumping around in time. What was that about, too?
Story telling device that gave us many answers from the past history of the island.
*Why is the island invisible to radar and how does turning a strange wheel underground move it and drop the turner in Tunisia?
you can only get to the island by a certain bearing.  the power of the light is very powerful when mixed with water.
*So, I think we were told that Dharma were the ones who brought things like the polar bear to the island, but how did the polar bear skeleton end up in the desert? Was the appearance of the polar bear in Walt's (Hurley's?) comic book just a coincidence?
It was surely a test of to see if the wheel actually worked
*Why did Ben recruit Sayid as his henchman after they left the island? Who were the people still trying to kill the Oceanic 6 (like the guy on the golf course)? And why?
He knew Sayid was a killer. people who worked for Widmore.
*Who was dropping supplies to Desmond?
Do we know it was every actually dropped.  The losties did say that they never saw a plane or helicopter fly over head.
*What did Widmore want with the island? Why was he so at odds with Ben about it that it led to murderous intentions?
Widmore was one that new that the island was very powerful and he wanted vengence on the man that took it from him.
*Was Hurley crazy? What about all of the dead people he saw, on and off the island?
Crazy.  No.  He thought he was crazy because he was seeing those dead people.  But then he learned that it was a power that he had and it should be something used in a good way.
*How did MIB become Smokey? Yet, Jack and Desmond and Hurley all went into the cavern and didn't become smoke monsters. Why MIB? Why didn't Jack become white smoke?
MIB was sent into the cavern by Jacob.  Jack and Desmond went there on there own regards.  They thought they were doing good. IT was not MIB's time to die so the island turned him into the monster that his soul really was.
*Does Vincent ever die?
Surely.  Prolly lives to be between 10-13 like an average dog would.

I'm sure the questions will keep flowing, but the well of answers has dried up, like the spring when Desmond took the plug out, leaving just a rumbling, angry volcanic cavern, waiting to explode.

Answers are never dry.  Just have to think a little harder for some them.

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« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2010, 11:12:29 AM »
Who the hell made the Dharma food drop in Season 1? What was the point of the empty tubes from the Pearl station in season 2?

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« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2010, 01:14:37 PM »
Who the hell made the Dharma food drop in Season 1? What was the point of the empty tubes from the Pearl station in season 2?

The dharma food drops continued because of the space/time differences that Daniel Faraday figured out in season 5. The empty tubes were left over from a pyschological experiment that Dharma was doing in that hatch. I think that was season 2 or 3....

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« Reply #26 on: May 26, 2010, 01:17:37 PM »
Who the hell made the Dharma food drop in Season 1? What was the point of the empty tubes from the Pearl station in season 2?

The dharma food drops continued because of the space/time differences that Daniel Faraday figured out in season 5. The empty tubes were left over from a pyschological experiment that Dharma was doing in that hatch. I think that was season 2 or 3....

Daniel's time dilation was a few minutes, not 20+ years. And I know where the tubes came from, but what was the point? Remember, we saw 'recent' writing in the notebooks... then nothing more.

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« Reply #27 on: May 26, 2010, 01:25:34 PM »
re: the tubes - was the writing actually "recent" - seems to me that after the purge of Dharma, whomever was in the ? station continued recording observations and putting them in the tubes for some time after the purge.  Then, for whatever reason they left the station and never returned.  I don't think there's anything more to it than that. 

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« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2010, 01:51:43 PM »
From the end of the note I posted on Facebook:

In the Flash Sideways, at the end:
*Where were Michael and Walt?
Michael is stuck on the island as a whisperer for the rest of eternety.  Walt didnt need a place to meet because his most important times of his life didnt occur on the island.
*Where were Rose and Bernard, who had both appeared in the Flash Sideways earlier?
Rose and Bernard were happy on the island. They didnt need to go meet with everyone becasue they didnt want to be with everyone.  They wanted to be alone.
*What about Ana Lucia, Eko, and all of the other lesser characters? Ilana? Naomi? Arzt? I mean, Shannon and Boone show up...
Eko didnt need it. He left with his brother after he died.  The other characters were as you say  "lesser characters" showing them would not have been as significant or emotional
*Why was Penny there with Desmond? She wasn't truly part of all of this. Daniel's mom was there, but where was Widmore?
Desmond help create the universe and for him Penny was his world.  Widmore was all out for vengeance he hasnt learned about his happiness on the island yet.
*What becomes of Jack's son? How'd he get there? Did he ever really exist? Does Jack have to leave him to move on, or does that not matter because he never really existed?
He does exist.  Only this other timeline though.  This timeline was a redemption timeline that the characters created for them selves.  They created their selves and created what they always wanted.  For Jack it was a son and for him to be a great father.
*Claire is reunited with Aaron, who left the island. Why are Jin and Sun not reunited with their daughter? (So, Sun is pregnant, but it's not quite the same. Sun has met their daughter. Is she ready to "move on" without her?)
Sun and Jin are essential to each other.  The bond and love they had for each other was rediscovered on the island.  Claire learned to love Aaron on the island.
*What about Nikki and Paolo???? (LOL)
Exactly.. what about them.
*Ben was there. Juliet was there. Where was Richard? He got a gray hair last night, but is he still immortal?
No he is not immortal.  That was the point of showing the grey hair.  His best times were with his wife.  His best times were not on the island.  Since him being relieved that he is actually mortal.
*Ben wasn't ready to move on. Was he wanting to spend more time with Alex? Or did he just need more time in purgatory (if that was what that was) because of all his evil deeds? If so, then what of Sayid?
Ben didnt go in because exactly what you said.  He now has a chance to be with the only person that has made him happy. Alex.
*The island was on the bottom of the ocean. Did that really happen?
that was shown to us becasue it shows us that what we are seeing is what happens if the island doesnt exist.
*Was the Flash Sideways supposed to be just a construct of their collective subconscious? Is it purgatory? Why do they have to be "ready" to move on? What's the point of landing there, instead of going right from death to the ultimate location?
It wasnt Purgatory. and it wasnt created in their imaginations  it was created with the bomb.  They all wanted to see what would happen if they never landed on the island.  and they got that.  They created that buy blowing up the bomb.
Island questions:
*Michael came back to Hurley as one of the whispers, trapped on the island. We never got an explanation to that. Why didn't he go on to the Flash Sideways?
because of what he did on the island.  He killed the innocent.  Therefore he is condemned to the island forever.
*Why was Demond stuck on the island pushing buttons in a hatch?
Dont understand this question.  He was told that he had too or the world would end.  So he did it.
*What about the numbers? Why those numbers that needed to be pushed, in sequence? Was it just coincidence that they were Hurley's winning lottery numbers and connected to Rousseau's distress signal?
They were the remaining numbers that coincided with the remaining candidates.
*Why couldn't women conceive/carry to term babies on the island?
Rule made by Jacob?  He brought who he wanted to the island.  He didnt want people making new people.
*How many sets of Others were there? How did they get there? What did they want?
They didnt want anything they were all brought there by whoever was the current leader. as candidates to replace said current leader.
*Why did they kidnap Walt?
They couldnt have kids on the island. Therefore they took kids to keep there society going.
*Who built the four-toed statue? The temple? All of the carved pieces (like the "plug") down in the cave with the light in the end? All sorts of Egyptian symbolism, but no explanation.
Egyptians.  Just another group that was brought to the island at one time.
*Was there no meaning to all of the "special" people? Locke, Walt, Aaron? What about the Australian psychic's ravings that Claire had to raise Aaron? Just meaningless ravings? A red herring?
Locke was special because Richard saw him in 1950 something and then again in 2004 in a hatch.  Walt well he was a kid. Aaron.  I dont think he was every special.  That guy was just pushing Claire to that plane crash.
*What happened to Lapidus' plane after they took off? Did they get back to the real world and live out their days? Was it their wreckage on the beach at the end?
They made it home safe and sound.  Jack saw them leave. Christian Shepard said that they all died, just some later than others.  No it was 815.  Most series finales end with an empty set during the credits ex.Fresh Prince, Friends, Boy meets world.
*What happened to Hurley and Ben back on the island? What was their fate? The island's? Hurley drank the water, so something had to happen that he died.
He lived out his role as leader of the island.  If you want to know that answer then we have a new show with 6 more seasons.  It was showing us that Jack did his job to save the island and now there has to be a new leader.
*How about the wheel in the lighthouse? What was THAT all about? How did THAT work?
It was something created by Jacob to watch all of his candidates at anytime.  How did it work.  IDK we dont really need to know that.
*How did Jacob, who didn't believe there was anything other than the island, leave the island to touch all of the candidates as younger folks? How did he know to choose them? How did he know what they would become? How did he know they'd all be on that one plane that crashed years or decades later because Desmond didn't press the buttons? (Or did that not REALLY cause the crash?)
He touched his candidates.  With the lighthouse we have to assume that there were 360 candidates so not all of them were brought to island on the flight 815.  I think we have to assume that some were on the black rock.  Some were in Dharma.  Henry Gale might have been one.
*What about Richard's visits to people, like young Locke? (When he presented him with the knife and compass?)
Locke told him to go Young Locke when the flashed back to 1955
*Does the island "select" people? Do pregnant women have some significance? (Jacob's and MIB's mother? Rousseau? Claire? Sun?)
Jacob selects people.  NO
*What was MIB's name?
Not knowing his name adds to the mystery of the man.  Really knowing his name to be Cody or something wouldnt really mean anything other than we call him Cody instead of MIB.
*What was all that stuff about a virus or sickness infecting people? Rousseau talked about it. The Others had all sorts of medical injections for it. The temple people detected it in Sayid. Claire went a little crazy herself, but apparently recovered?
Some of it was from MIB as we see with Sayid and Claire.  And the other just seems to be a cover for the Dharma/Others to keep people where they are supposed to be.
*Why was Smokey going around killing people? From the very first episodes, where he was yanking people out of camp and the pilot out of the plane, etc.? What was the motivation?
He didnt want people on the island.  he believed that people corrupt.
*What was the series of flashes that appeared in Smokey sometimes?
I think he could see if they were candidates that way.
*Why did ash and the big pylons keep Smokey out?
The ash it seems were some sort of ash from Jacob.  The pylons were just to have a story telling device to keep him out. 
*Why were the Others kidnapping people out of the camp? What happened to Cindy and the kids from the plane? Did we find them in the temple after all of these years as an Easter Egg only to have them immediately killed by Smokey?
The kids were taken because they couldnt have kids.  Cindy was taken because i believe she was an other as well. Before the plane crash.
*What was the deal with Ethan and Goodwin and all of their crazy evilness?
They were doing there job.  At the time the losties saw the others as evil people So they have to act weird and evil to keep that image.
*Why and how did Ben have extensive dossiers on all of the Losties? Everything he did when we first found him at Dharma camp led us to believe he was very powerful and had a global network, but did that not exist? If not, how did that all happen?
Why do you not believe that, that all existed.  At that time Ben used his power as leader a little to harshly.  He was kind of evil at the time.
*How did Ben come to lead the Others?
He was chosen by Richard.
*Why did Ben steal Alex from Rousseau?
He really wasnt as bad of a man as we were lead to believe.  up until then we saw him as a killing machine.  Then we learned that he couldnt kill Russou because she had a kid with her.  So he tried to prove that he killed russou and brought the kid back.
*Who were the people in the temple, particularly the Sensai and his Hippie friend? How did Cindy and the kids flash back in time to be with them?
Everybody on the island during the flashes. Flashed back.  except for those that were there on the island before.
*After the second electromagnetic event, when Desmond was flashing back to England, what was that? Was that Flash Sideways? (Death?) Time travel?
Just like Flashes Before There Eyes.  he was shown an alternate life.
*The Dharma Initiative (bunnies!) and Farraday seemed to be interested in time travel and the island. What was THAT all about? And the island jumping around in time. What was that about, too?
Story telling device that gave us many answers from the past history of the island.
*Why is the island invisible to radar and how does turning a strange wheel underground move it and drop the turner in Tunisia?
you can only get to the island by a certain bearing.  the power of the light is very powerful when mixed with water.
*So, I think we were told that Dharma were the ones who brought things like the polar bear to the island, but how did the polar bear skeleton end up in the desert? Was the appearance of the polar bear in Walt's (Hurley's?) comic book just a coincidence?
It was surely a test of to see if the wheel actually worked
*Why did Ben recruit Sayid as his henchman after they left the island? Who were the people still trying to kill the Oceanic 6 (like the guy on the golf course)? And why?
He knew Sayid was a killer. people who worked for Widmore.
*Who was dropping supplies to Desmond?
Do we know it was every actually dropped.  The losties did say that they never saw a plane or helicopter fly over head.
*What did Widmore want with the island? Why was he so at odds with Ben about it that it led to murderous intentions?
Widmore was one that new that the island was very powerful and he wanted vengence on the man that took it from him.
*Was Hurley crazy? What about all of the dead people he saw, on and off the island?
Crazy.  No.  He thought he was crazy because he was seeing those dead people.  But then he learned that it was a power that he had and it should be something used in a good way.
*How did MIB become Smokey? Yet, Jack and Desmond and Hurley all went into the cavern and didn't become smoke monsters. Why MIB? Why didn't Jack become white smoke?
MIB was sent into the cavern by Jacob.  Jack and Desmond went there on there own regards.  They thought they were doing good. IT was not MIB's time to die so the island turned him into the monster that his soul really was.
*Does Vincent ever die?
Surely.  Prolly lives to be between 10-13 like an average dog would.

I'm sure the questions will keep flowing, but the well of answers has dried up, like the spring when Desmond took the plug out, leaving just a rumbling, angry volcanic cavern, waiting to explode.

Answers are never dry.  Just have to think a little harder for some them.



THIS!  So Happy someone posted this.

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Re: Unanswered Questions
« Reply #29 on: May 26, 2010, 02:18:10 PM »
It might be useful to publish a book about the answers of Lost. You'd make a million!