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Title: Unanswered Questions
Post by: Blitz Wing on May 24, 2010, 07:32:26 AM
So what are your remaining unanswered questions? Post them up.

Some of mine are:
What's the Box that Ben talks about where anything you can imagine is inside?
Why weren't the Others able to have children?
Why did the Others dress up with beards and tattered clothes?
What's with that Dharma medicine injections Desmond was taking, and was given to pregnant Claire?
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: Writers_Strike on May 24, 2010, 07:43:34 AM
What is the island?
Who built/carved out the area with the light and "cork"?
What is MiBs name?
Who was in the boat that shot at the time traveling losties? (I was hoping to see this scene)
How long did Hurley live for?
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: captaintau on May 24, 2010, 08:12:07 AM
What's the Box that Ben talks about where anything you can imagine is inside? I still think that's a metaphor. Or made up by Ben for the purpose of manipulation
Why weren't the Others able to have children? Because Jacob made it so?
Why did the Others dress up with beards and tattered clothes? Many were recruited. They wanted to hide who they really were in case anyone came looking for them. You don't know what they got up to off the island (consider Ben, Richard and Tom's actions)
What's with that Dharma medicine injections Desmond was taking, and was given to pregnant Claire? Placebo, all in the interests of spinning myths designed to keep people away from the "real" truth
What is the island? A wonderous place. I really think that's all that we need to know.
Who built/carved out the area with the light and "cork"? You mean "what is the hisptory of the island"? Certainly the origins of Jacob and MIB's "mother" intrigues me.
What is MiBs name? VERY good question. Titus Welliver said that he did have a name and it would be revealed in the final episode. It would be significant to fans.
Who was in the boat that shot at the time traveling losties? (I was hoping to see this scene) When the storm came, I was expecting to see this scene. I'm disappointed
How long did Hurley live for? I don't think that's in any way important.
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: Maxor127 on May 24, 2010, 08:45:35 AM
If the magic box is a metaphor, then where did Locke's dad come from?  I don't think it's possible that he was transported by any natural means.  Just doesn't seem to be enough time.  And people in general seemed to appear off the island very quick, like Tom when he visited Michael.  For now, I'll just have to chalk it up to creative freedom the same way everything was within less than an hour's walking distance in the finale.
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: motorcycle on May 24, 2010, 08:48:19 AM
Why did Jacob have a thing for numbers? Lost went on and on about the numbers for at least 4 seasons and was never answered properly.
Who protected the island when Jacob left the island to recruit?
How did Jacob leave the island?
Why could Jacob leave the island and MiB couldn't?
Why couldn't MiB kill any candidates?
How is MiB evil when he only wanted to be human again and go home?
How is Jacob not evil when he brought hundreds of people to island against their free will to die for no reason?
Who set the rules Jacob and MiB lived by?
Did Frank's aeroplane fly at the correct compass bearing to leave the island?
Did David Shephard exist or was he just an alternate apparition? Was he at the church at the end?
Why wasn't Walt important enough to Locke to be at the church?
Isn't Nadia the love of Sayid's life and not Shannon?
How did any Egyptians get to the island and why did they build the statue?
Who said "help me" in Jacob's cabin?
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: captaintau on May 24, 2010, 08:50:08 AM
Why did Jacob have a thing for numbers? Lost went on and on about the numbers for at least 4 seasons and was never answered properly.
Who protected the island when Jacob left the island to recruit?
How did Jacob leave the island?
Why could Jacob leave the island and MiB couldn't?
Why couldn't MiB kill any candidates?
How is MiB evil when he only wanted to be human again and go home?
How is Jacob not evil when he brought hundreds of people to island against their free will to die for no reason?
Who set the rules Jacob and MiB lived by?
Did Frank's aeroplane fly at the correct compass bearing to leave the island?
Did David Shephard exist or was he just an alternate apparition? Was he at the church at the end?
Why wasn't Walt important enough to Locke to be at the church?
Isn't Nadia the love of Sayid's life and not Shannon?
How did any Egyptians get to the island and why did they build the statue?
Who said "help me" in Jacob's cabin?
:'(
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: Maxor127 on May 24, 2010, 08:58:12 AM
I have too many questions to list.  The finale brought up some new ones, like what's the deal with David if they're all dead?  He's just a soulless illusion who doesn't matter anymore?  And didn't everyone who made it off have lives and loved ones during however long they were alive for?  They don't matter and not worth seeing in the afterlife?  I imagine Kate and Sawyer who start new lives and possibly families.  Same with Claire.  I can even see Sawyer and Kate staying together in a relationship.  And Miles never met anyone?  He just wants to chill alone?  I just had a thought... what if the wreckage at the end was the Ajira flight?
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: lostlady on May 24, 2010, 08:59:10 AM
If the magic box is a metaphor, then where did Locke's dad come from?  I don't think it's possible that he was transported by any natural means.  Just doesn't seem to be enough time.  And people in general seemed to appear off the island very quick, like Tom when he visited Michael.  For now, I'll just have to chalk it up to creative freedom the same way everything was within less than an hour's walking distance in the finale.

I think through hints given by diagloge in the episode before and during we are to assume Ben had Cooper brought in. Remember Ben knew all about the Losties so was able to know what to do to 'push their buttons'
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: lostlady on May 24, 2010, 09:00:02 AM
  I just had a thought... what if the wreckage at the end was the Ajira flight?

It was Oceanic--it showed the name on the plane

Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: Maxor127 on May 24, 2010, 09:07:39 AM
Oh yeah... why is the island underwater during the sideways if none of it was real?  That was bugging me last night while I tried to sleep.
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: captaintau on May 24, 2010, 09:19:29 AM
In their engineered reality, it was they explained Oceanic 815 not crashing.
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: 00Dawg on May 24, 2010, 10:32:58 AM
How did Alvar Hanso find out about the island, and figure out how to get there?
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: anavrin on May 24, 2010, 11:28:19 AM
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?
*What about Ana Lucia, Eko, and all of the other lesser characters? Ilana? Naomi? Arzt? I mean, Shannon and Boone show up...
*Why was Penny there with Desmond? She wasn't truly part of all of this. Daniel's mom was there, but where was Widmore?
*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?
*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?)
*What about Nikki and Paolo???? (LOL)
*Ben was there. Juliet was there. Where was Richard? He got a gray hair last night, but is he still immortal?
*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?
*The island was on the bottom of the ocean. Did that really happen?
*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?

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?
*Why was Demond stuck on the island pushing buttons in a hatch?
*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?
*Why couldn't women conceive/carry to term babies on the island?
*How many sets of Others were there? How did they get there? What did they want?
*Why did they kidnap Walt?
*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.
*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?
*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?
*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.
*How about the wheel in the lighthouse? What was THAT all about? How did THAT work?
*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?)
*What about Richard's visits to people, like young Locke? (When he presented him with the knife and compass?)
*Does the island "select" people? Do pregnant women have some significance? (Jacob's and MIB's mother? Rousseau? Claire? Sun?)
*What was MIB's name?
*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?
*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?
*What was the series of flashes that appeared in Smokey sometimes?
*Why did ash and the big pylons keep Smokey 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?
*What was the deal with Ethan and Goodwin and all of their crazy evilness?
*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?
*How did Ben come to lead the Others?
*Why did Ben steal Alex from Rousseau?
*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?
*After the second electromagnetic event, when Desmond was flashing back to England, what was that? Was that Flash Sideways? (Death?) Time travel?
*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?
*Why is the island invisible to radar and how does turning a strange wheel underground move it and drop the turner in Tunisia?
*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?
*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?
*Who was dropping supplies to Desmond?
*What did Widmore want with the island? Why was he so at odds with Ben about it that it led to murderous intentions?
*Was Hurley crazy? What about all of the dead people he saw, on and off the island?
*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?
*Does Vincent ever die?

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.
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: BurkRoyer on May 24, 2010, 12:16:03 PM
Dude, you have issues!
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: airdudei on May 24, 2010, 01:00:10 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.
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: anavrin on May 24, 2010, 01:20:07 PM
Dude, you have issues!

About six dozen of them!!
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: MachThree 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.   
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: Blitz Wing on May 25, 2010, 01:39:02 PM
Unanswered Lost Questions from the people at College Humor, LOL.
http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1936291 (http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1936291)
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: louisianagirl76l on May 25, 2010, 02:59:42 PM
MIB's name:
http://lost.cubit.net/forum/index.php/topic,11130.msg625101.html#msg625101
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: lostlady on May 25, 2010, 03:17:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iggE4ImYwyc
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: WhatThe 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.

Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: louisianagirl76l 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.
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: WhatThe 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".
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: this is some crazy stuff 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.

Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: DaveJohnson 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?
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: lostlady 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....
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: DaveJohnson 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.
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: MachThree 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. 
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: I_Am_Jacob 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.
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: lostlady 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!
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: sadavidas on May 26, 2010, 02:19:28 PM
I just wanted to add a little bit to a couple of these

From the end of the note I posted on Facebook:

*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.

Just like it was said here, Jacob brings people to the island because he is searching for a new candidate.  Having people reproduce is counter productive to this since Jacob is searching for someone who is not a parent to be a candidate.  He removed Kate from the list because she was a mother, although she could have still taken it if she wanted.

*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.

I have a different theory on this one.  Desmond and Hurley are easy.  Desmond is immune to the electromagnetism.  Hurley never went all the way down into the cavern, just to the precipice.

Jack is not as simple.  It could be because he went there for good, but I'm not so sure about that.  It could be something with the way an electromagnetic field works, it has magnetic AND direction.  MiB floated towards the source of the field and Jack (was it was replugged) only went away from the field, although there are some holes in this theory and I doubt this is the case.  

I like to think that when he went in, it was unplugged so there was no danger.  As for why he didn't turn into the monster when he plugged it, it could be because by doing so his powers as the new Jacob were restored to him and made him immune.  





THIS!  So Happy someone posted this.
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Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: this is some crazy stuff on May 27, 2010, 06:40:27 PM
It might be useful to publish a book about the answers of Lost. You'd make a million!

Want to help me.  My writing abilities are not all the great.  Ill answer questions and your write them out.   We will make a million.
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: Gizmogrl83 on May 27, 2010, 08:39:31 PM
I love this show so much, and I loved the finale but there are soooooo many unanswered questions.  College Humor says it all

http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1936273

I know that its by college humor but it has tons of things I didn't even remember
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: Madam P on May 28, 2010, 10:53:55 AM
I love this show so much, and I loved the finale but there are soooooo many unanswered questions.  College Humor says it all

http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1936273

I know that its by college humor but it has tons of things I didn't even remember

That was a really funny video.  Short but covers a lot!  I agree, I had forgotten some of that stuff.  Thanks for the link!


It might be useful to publish a book about the answers of Lost. You'd make a million!

Want to help me.  My writing abilities are not all the great.  Ill answer questions and your write them out.   We will make a million.

Don't do it!  Darlton will sue you like JK Rowling did that guy who wrote a Harry Potter encyclopedia, and you'll need a couple of Miles' diamonds to pay off your legal bills!   :D
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: lostlady on May 28, 2010, 12:33:55 PM
It might be useful to publish a book about the answers of Lost. You'd make a million!
Want to help me.  My writing abilities are not all the great.  Ill answer questions and your write them out.   We will make a million.
Don't do it!  Darlton will sue you like JK Rowling did that guy who wrote a Harry Potter encyclopedia, and you'll need a couple of Miles' diamonds to pay off your legal bills!   :D
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But if we are being sued in a court of law then Darlton would have to say why our book is wrong and voila! he would have to answer all the questions correctly--and truthfully because he would be under oath!  :D I would be poor but I would know who got shot in the boat that Juliette shot at. Darlton did say he knows the answer but just isn't telling anyone..... 
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: lostandfree on May 29, 2010, 12:34:51 PM
Whatever happened to Cindy and the kids after they all ran into the jungle away from the mortar?
Why were they okay with joining the others in the first place and never going back to their real lives?  Wouldn't those kids want to get back to their parents?
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: WhatThe on May 29, 2010, 08:09:38 PM
From the end of the note I posted on Facebook:

In the Flash Sideways, at the end:
*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.

Again, Rose and Bernard WERE there at the end lol...
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: muggle_born on May 29, 2010, 10:17:54 PM
So, there are times when talented story-crafters leave a series finale open-ended to allow fans' imaginations to continue on the story line as each fan would enjoy best.  Then there's feces.  Guess what I smell?
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: Madam P on May 31, 2010, 03:07:48 PM
OK, I re-watched "The End" Saturday night, and I noticed a couple of (admittedly very small) things... so these are just for fun:

1.  What was in that black back-pack that MIB wore all the time?  The C-4 was already gone, right?  His knife was in a holster.  What kind of luggage could a smoke-monster possibly need when packing to leave his home of the past 1000 years?  What was so important?  A change of socks?  (I noticed that UnLocke dropped the backpack when he started his cliffside fight with Jack, and that after "the battle" was over, Ben picked it up when he and Hurley and Jack started off.  But then when they arrived at the mouth of the light-cave, definitely none of them had or were carrying the back-pack.  Then afterwards, I think I saw it lying on the ground near Jack.  Continuity...  :))

2.  Why did Kate change clothes in between leaving Jack in the car and going into the church?  What, the church has a dress code?  And the little black dress was too short or something?

3.  Speaking of the car, why is Successful Spinal Surgeon Jack still driving that beat-up POS Jeep or whatever it was?  Wouldn't he have a nicer car?  I understand that Bearded Druggie Jack might have some financial issues and have that car, but this Jack?

3.  How did Ben get out from under the tree?

4.  How did Jack get up from the bottom of the waterfall in the light-cave?  When Jacob found his brother draped in the trees after Smokey's creation, I assumed that the body got tossed out/blasted out by the force of Smokey's eruption.  But with Jack there was no Smokey, so how did he get out?

Unless... there was a Smokey!   Dun-dun-DUN!!    :o  (OK, just kidding...)
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: sadavidas on May 31, 2010, 05:35:50 PM
OK, I re-watched "The End" Saturday night, and I noticed a couple of (admittedly very small) things... so these are just for fun:

1.  What was in that black back-pack that MIB wore all the time?  The C-4 was already gone, right?  His knife was in a holster.  What kind of luggage could a smoke-monster possibly need when packing to leave his home of the past 1000 years?  What was so important?  A change of socks?  (I noticed that UnLocke dropped the backpack when he started his cliffside fight with Jack, and that after "the battle" was over, Ben picked it up when he and Hurley and Jack started off.  But then when they arrived at the mouth of the light-cave, definitely none of them had or were carrying the back-pack.  Then afterwards, I think I saw it lying on the ground near Jack.  Continuity...  :))

Interesting catch.  Just think of all the theories and speculations we would have if Ben had held on to the back pack until the end.

2.  Why did Kate change clothes in between leaving Jack in the car and going into the church?  What, the church has a dress code?  And the little black dress was too short or something?

Who knows, she could have just wished her new outfit into being.  She "enlightened" at that time and it was their own little world they made up.

3.  Speaking of the car, why is Successful Spinal Surgeon Jack still driving that beat-up POS Jeep or whatever it was?  Wouldn't he have a nicer car?  I understand that Bearded Druggie Jack might have some financial issues and have that car, but this Jack?

The ALT reflected the real world so it's not too surprising it was the same car.  Besides, Jack never really seemed like the type that got all caught up on his possessions, I'm not sure he would be the type to go out and by some snazzy car just because he could.  Or maybe it just had sentimental value.

3.  How did Ben get out from under the tree?

Remember the last time we saw him under the tree?  I have not rewatched The End yet, but as I remember it Sawyer was running up with some large branch he was putting under the tree to use as a lever.  It never actually showed this working but I'm assuming they were trying to fit the show into the alotted amount of time and this was just one of the scenes that was cut, we were just supposed to assume it worked.

4.  How did Jack get up from the bottom of the waterfall in the light-cave?  When Jacob found his brother draped in the trees after Smokey's creation, I assumed that the body got tossed out/blasted out by the force of Smokey's eruption.  But with Jack there was no Smokey, so how did he get out?

Where the light was in the cave where was where the water ran into the cave, where Jack woke up and where MiB's body was found were in almost the exact same spot outside a different cave where the water was running out of the cave.  I think we are just supposed to assume both of them were washed out of the cave.

Unless... there was a Smokey!   Dun-dun-DUN!!    :o  (OK, just kidding...)

I know you said it was just for fun.  The posting here has slowed down a lot and I'm just not ready to let go yet. ;)
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: LouE68 on June 01, 2010, 01:43:16 AM
Didn't darlton say if you still have unanswered question you missed the point of the show...just sayin...continue...
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: Madam P on June 01, 2010, 10:36:23 AM
Darlton just said that to cover up for all the stuff they didn't address...  "Nothing to see here, move along, move along..."   :D

I'm just playing at this point -- those aren't truly "unanswered questions" but more like just odd little things I noticed.
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: lostlady on June 01, 2010, 01:06:55 PM
OK--here's a wierd question. My son was over this weekend and I was telling him all the answers that I have figured out (from everyone here help  ;)). I was doing great and even said "ask me anything" and he asked whose glass eye was it that was in the hatch the tailies discovered. I said it was Patchy's but was there a story behind how it got in there? Does anyone remember?

I realize this question and answer isn't a burning question that needs to be answered in order to understand the show.....just a trivial one...
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: Mrs Hume on June 01, 2010, 01:09:05 PM
Darlton just said that to cover up for all the stuff they didn't address...  "Nothing to see here, move along, move along..."   :D

I'm just playing at this point -- those aren't truly "unanswered questions" but more like just odd little things I noticed.
 

Didn't darlton say if you still have unanswered question you missed the point of the show...just sayin...continue...

NO i AGREE Madam P! that's just B*LL S*IT.  Missed the point my A*S.
Cowboy, sorry but if you except that you are more gullible than i ever would have thought. They Cr*ped out and gave us this lame excuse. and everyone is like" ooooh yeah, ok. it's tptb so it must be so wonderful. they are Gods ,so we should just be happy with it like they tell us to, or we "don't get it"."  way to try and make ppl feel stupid if they don't like the finale or if we don't except the fact that they strung us along and acted like they knew what they were doing.  ::)
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: Madam P on June 01, 2010, 03:01:08 PM
...he asked whose glass eye was it that was in the hatch the tailies discovered. I said it was Patchy's but was there a story behind how it got in there? Does anyone remember?


Good golly, I didn't even remember them finding a glass eye, much less whose it was or how it got there.  Way to go, lostlady, NOW how am I going to go to sleep tonight?!?   ;) ;D
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: LouE68 on June 15, 2010, 11:28:55 PM
Darlton just said that to cover up for all the stuff they didn't address...  "Nothing to see here, move along, move along..."   :D

I'm just playing at this point -- those aren't truly "unanswered questions" but more like just odd little things I noticed.
Yup there were odd things...I will say that...but if it wasn't odd, it wouldnt make for a very good show I guess ;D
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: feyguy on August 28, 2010, 03:23:43 PM
Darlton just said that to cover up for all the stuff they didn't address...  "Nothing to see here, move along, move along..."   :D

I'm just playing at this point -- those aren't truly "unanswered questions" but more like just odd little things I noticed.
 

Didn't darlton say if you still have unanswered question you missed the point of the show...just sayin...continue...

NO i AGREE Madam P! that's just B*LL S*IT.  Missed the point my A*S.
Cowboy, sorry but if you except that you are more gullible than i ever would have thought. They Cr*ped out and gave us this lame excuse. and everyone is like" ooooh yeah, ok. it's tptb so it must be so wonderful. they are Gods ,so we should just be happy with it like they tell us to, or we "don't get it"."  way to try and make ppl feel stupid if they don't like the finale or if we don't except the fact that they strung us along and acted like they knew what they were doing.  ::)


Finally, someone says it!  Thank you Mrs Hume for the most refreshingly honest post in this forum. 

LOST was all about the mythology of the island!  Any old television series has human drama and character arcs.  LOST would not have been the phenomenon that it was if not for the mythos, and to pretend that an emotional resolution is "the point" is both smug and ridiculous.  I am astonished that more people are not more upset about the monumental letdown that was the final season of LOST (not just the final episode).  The creators strung us along for six seasons promising that there was an explanation for everything and in the end their answer is simply, "...and everyone lived happily ever after (in an ambiguous next phase of existence)."  REALLY?!?!?  Really!?!

Don't defend the series merely to make yourself feel better about investing your time and energy in a story that failed to deliver in the end.  Just like Sawyer, the creators were just really good con artists.  They led us to believe that they were going to tie it all together and then, as always, left us hanging. 

More important than there being so many unanswered questions is the fact that the series was packed with so much irrelevance and inconsistency.

First, a huge amount of time was devoted to establishing that Walt was special and that whole theme was just dropped when he left the island.  It reminded me of "The Shining."  The kid is gifted, but so what?  In neither case did the special abilities advance the story.  Red herring?  How about WASTE OF TIME!!!  I understand that the young actor Malcolm David Kelly hit puberty and that was a problem for continuity, but the writers really should have thought of that before they started down the whole “Walt is special” road!

Second and much more important, the story had two villains who were forced down our throats as heroes (Ben and Jacob) and one hero who we are expected to accept as a villain (“Smokey,” a.k.a. “Man in Black”).  Smokey a hero?!?  Perhaps not, but he really is less a villain than he is a victim.  Let’s recap his back-story.

Man in Black started out as an inquisitive youth (Boy in Black), born on the island and curious about the world “beyond the sea.”  He eventually learns that his “foster” mother killed his real mother and has been holding him against his will to fulfill a purpose he doesn’t understand or appreciate.  He decides to leave “Mother” and live amongst the men (original “Others”) marooned on the island because he thinks they may be able to find a way to get off the island.  He tries to convince his brother Jacob to come with him but Jacob is content to stay with “Mommy.”  Even after learning the truth, Samuel only kills his “foster” mother (kidnapper) after she sabotages his efforts to leave the island.  Then the poor guy is slain by his own brother Jacob, who oddly chooses to do the bidding of that crazy bitch rather than accept the truth that she is some kind of evil sorceress!  He takes her place, continuing to hold his brother (now inexplicably transformed into a smoke monster after Jacob floated his body into that glowing “heart of the island” cave) captive on the island because “Mommy” said so.  Then, he targets unwitting candidates to relieve him of his duty and in the process ruins their already troubled lives and even gets some of them killed.  Yet, Smokey/MiB is the bad guy and Jacob is the good guy?!?

Perhaps this is some kind of subtle socio-political commentary about blind allegiance begetting tragic irony but if so, that is a pretty weak basis for mind-f***ing millions of viewers for six consecutive seasons.  I think the more plausible explanation is that the show creators found themselves with a golden opportunity and blindly led fans through a labyrinth of dead ends, finally concocting an escape plan for themselves after realizing that they would no longer be able to contain dissention in the ranks of their followers. 

I have to credit my wife there.  She predicted this outcome two seasons ago and stopped watching while I, like John Locke, held onto faith that I would someday realize a purpose that did not exist.  Let’s all just admit that we were duped and move on with our lives.
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: Bradislost09 on August 31, 2010, 09:49:11 AM
I just wanted to add a little bit to a couple of these

From the end of the note I posted on Facebook:

*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.

Just like it was said here, Jacob brings people to the island because he is searching for a new candidate.  Having people reproduce is counter productive to this since Jacob is searching for someone who is not a parent to be a candidate.  He removed Kate from the list because she was a mother, although she could have still taken it if she wanted.

*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.

I have a different theory on this one.  Desmond and Hurley are easy.  Desmond is immune to the electromagnetism.  Hurley never went all the way down into the cavern, just to the precipice.

Jack is not as simple.  It could be because he went there for good, but I'm not so sure about that.  It could be something with the way an electromagnetic field works, it has magnetic AND direction.  MiB floated towards the source of the field and Jack (was it was replugged) only went away from the field, although there are some holes in this theory and I doubt this is the case.  

I like to think that when he went in, it was unplugged so there was no danger.  As for why he didn't turn into the monster when he plugged it, it could be because by doing so his powers as the new Jacob were restored to him and made him immune.  





THIS!  So Happy someone posted this.
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I hate that I am still commenting on this stuff.  But I had to reply to this one.  The reason is that there can only be one smoke monster at a time.  The women who raised Jakob and MIB was a smoke monster.  That is how she buried the well and wiped out that entire village. Once she was killed, it left a void and MIB was able to become the smoke monster.  There can only be on at a time. 
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: Bradislost09 on August 31, 2010, 09:54:09 AM
Darlton just said that to cover up for all the stuff they didn't address...  "Nothing to see here, move along, move along..."   :D

I'm just playing at this point -- those aren't truly "unanswered questions" but more like just odd little things I noticed.
 

Didn't darlton say if you still have unanswered question you missed the point of the show...just sayin...continue...

NO i AGREE Madam P! that's just B*LL S*IT.  Missed the point my A*S.
Cowboy, sorry but if you except that you are more gullible than i ever would have thought. They Cr*ped out and gave us this lame excuse. and everyone is like" ooooh yeah, ok. it's tptb so it must be so wonderful. they are Gods ,so we should just be happy with it like they tell us to, or we "don't get it"."  way to try and make ppl feel stupid if they don't like the finale or if we don't except the fact that they strung us along and acted like they knew what they were doing.  ::)


Finally, someone says it!  Thank you Mrs Hume for the most refreshingly honest post in this forum. 

LOST was all about the mythology of the island!  Any old television series has human drama and character arcs.  LOST would not have been the phenomenon that it was if not for the mythos, and to pretend that an emotional resolution is "the point" is both smug and ridiculous.  I am astonished that more people are not more upset about the monumental letdown that was the final season of LOST (not just the final episode).  The creators strung us along for six seasons promising that there was an explanation for everything and in the end their answer is simply, "...and everyone lived happily ever after (in an ambiguous next phase of existence)."  REALLY?!?!?  Really!?!

Don't defend the series merely to make yourself feel better about investing your time and energy in a story that failed to deliver in the end.  Just like Sawyer, the creators were just really good con artists.  They led us to believe that they were going to tie it all together and then, as always, left us hanging. 

More important than there being so many unanswered questions is the fact that the series was packed with so much irrelevance and inconsistency.

First, a huge amount of time was devoted to establishing that Walt was special and that whole theme was just dropped when he left the island.  It reminded me of "The Shining."  The kid is gifted, but so what?  In neither case did the special abilities advance the story.  Red herring?  How about WASTE OF TIME!!!  I understand that the young actor Malcolm David Kelly hit puberty and that was a problem for continuity, but the writers really should have thought of that before they started down the whole “Walt is special” road!

Second and much more important, the story had two villains who were forced down our throats as heroes (Ben and Jacob) and one hero who we are expected to accept as a villain (“Smokey,” a.k.a. “Man in Black”).  Smokey a hero?!?  Perhaps not, but he really is less a villain than he is a victim.  Let’s recap his back-story.

Man in Black started out as an inquisitive youth (Boy in Black), born on the island and curious about the world “beyond the sea.”  He eventually learns that his “foster” mother killed his real mother and has been holding him against his will to fulfill a purpose he doesn’t understand or appreciate.  He decides to leave “Mother” and live amongst the men (original “Others”) marooned on the island because he thinks they may be able to find a way to get off the island.  He tries to convince his brother Jacob to come with him but Jacob is content to stay with “Mommy.”  Even after learning the truth, Samuel only kills his “foster” mother (kidnapper) after she sabotages his efforts to leave the island.  Then the poor guy is slain by his own brother Jacob, who oddly chooses to do the bidding of that crazy bitch rather than accept the truth that she is some kind of evil sorceress!  He takes her place, continuing to hold his brother (now inexplicably transformed into a smoke monster after Jacob floated his body into that glowing “heart of the island” cave) captive on the island because “Mommy” said so.  Then, he targets unwitting candidates to relieve him of his duty and in the process ruins their already troubled lives and even gets some of them killed.  Yet, Smokey/MiB is the bad guy and Jacob is the good guy?!?

Perhaps this is some kind of subtle socio-political commentary about blind allegiance begetting tragic irony but if so, that is a pretty weak basis for mind-f***ing millions of viewers for six consecutive seasons.  I think the more plausible explanation is that the show creators found themselves with a golden opportunity and blindly led fans through a labyrinth of dead ends, finally concocting an escape plan for themselves after realizing that they would no longer be able to contain dissention in the ranks of their followers. 

I have to credit my wife there.  She predicted this outcome two seasons ago and stopped watching while I, like John Locke, held onto faith that I would someday realize a purpose that did not exist.  Let’s all just admit that we were duped and move on with our lives.


I just need say that I AGREE!!  With everthing said in this entire post.  I was as die hard a fan as anyone out there.  I was dissapointed.  I assure you "I got it" "it" was just lame.  I have already spelled out my feelings in an entire post so I will not do it again.  I just know the importance of having true fans agree with your point of view, and I do.  That is all!
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: I_Am_Jacob on September 01, 2010, 12:24:49 PM
Okay here's the thing. The thing is here. As fans we are allowed to like a show for reasons that we ourselves determine. Some people like LOST because of the Mysteries, and some people like it because of the character development. Some people liked the mysteries, but understood the show had its characters at its core, and some people thought the character stuff got in the way. Those are all opinions that you are allowed to form for yourself. What you cannot form for yourself is what the writer's intended the show to be about. To all the people arguing about who's right and who's wrong need only to look at the evidence at hand. I get that some people are upset with the way it ended, and that's just too bad. The writers ended the show the way they wanted to end the show. The characters we grew to love all had closure to their stories (as puberty would allow in the realm of story telling of course). As a writer I understand that they are really the only ones who have concrete answers on anything. If they say this show was all about the characters, which they said as early as season 2, then it is a character driven story around the setting of a mysterious island that is the source of everything good in the world. You can challenge that all you want and say that the intention was otherwise and changed over the course of the show, but that is the nature of writing. It is an organic experience. Just because something about a show intrigued you and then you felt disappointed when the reveal came, does not mean that it was intended to con, it just means you were focusing on the wrong part of the show. Alright well I am done for now. Carry on.
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: jugdish on September 03, 2010, 09:53:19 PM
Okay here's the thing. The thing is here. As fans we are allowed to like a show for reasons that we ourselves determine. Some people like LOST because of the Mysteries, and some people like it because of the character development. Some people liked the mysteries, but understood the show had its characters at its core, and some people thought the character stuff got in the way. Those are all opinions that you are allowed to form for yourself. What you cannot form for yourself is what the writer's intended the show to be about. To all the people arguing about who's right and who's wrong need only to look at the evidence at hand. I get that some people are upset with the way it ended, and that's just too bad. The writers ended the show the way they wanted to end the show. The characters we grew to love all had closure to their stories (as puberty would allow in the realm of story telling of course). As a writer I understand that they are really the only ones who have concrete answers on anything. If they say this show was all about the characters, which they said as early as season 2, then it is a character driven story around the setting of a mysterious island that is the source of everything good in the world. You can challenge that all you want and say that the intention was otherwise and changed over the course of the show, but that is the nature of writing. It is an organic experience. Just because something about a show intrigued you and then you felt disappointed when the reveal came, does not mean that it was intended to con, it just means you were focusing on the wrong part of the show. Alright well I am done for now. Carry on.

Very well stated.
Title: Re: Unanswered Questions
Post by: LostinLock on September 05, 2010, 11:14:22 AM
Okay here's the thing. The thing is here. As fans we are allowed to like a show for reasons that we ourselves determine. Some people like LOST because of the Mysteries, and some people like it because of the character development. Some people liked the mysteries, but understood the show had its characters at its core, and some people thought the character stuff got in the way. Those are all opinions that you are allowed to form for yourself. What you cannot form for yourself is what the writer's intended the show to be about. To all the people arguing about who's right and who's wrong need only to look at the evidence at hand. I get that some people are upset with the way it ended, and that's just too bad. The writers ended the show the way they wanted to end the show. The characters we grew to love all had closure to their stories (as puberty would allow in the realm of story telling of course). As a writer I understand that they are really the only ones who have concrete answers on anything. If they say this show was all about the characters, which they said as early as season 2, then it is a character driven story around the setting of a mysterious island that is the source of everything good in the world. You can challenge that all you want and say that the intention was otherwise and changed over the course of the show, but that is the nature of writing. It is an organic experience. Just because something about a show intrigued you and then you felt disappointed when the reveal came, does not mean that it was intended to con, it just means you were focusing on the wrong part of the show. Alright well I am done for now. Carry on.

IAJ I agree but seriously are people still whining about this?  We all agree to disagree! ;D