Why won't anyone tell me what the deal is with airplane food? You're almost done. 8 'Lost' Questions That Are Still Unanswered 10 Years Later. But mostly, the deal is that he's got some tattoos. On the other hand, Jack, the balanced one, was our hero. I'm still not sure what the deal with airplane food is, but I'm pretty sure the horse was the Smoke Monster taking its form. Two things. Why weren't Michael, Walt, Lapidus, Eko or any of the other characters at the Church? There was a Magic Explosion on Magic Island. Actually, see earlier for all cabin-related information. Mr. Eko did not repent and give in to the Monster, and he was no longer a Candidate, so he got Smoked. How is Walt able to apparate before Shannon? We eventually discover that Christian was actually the Man in Black/smoke monster, so it appears he was at least renting the cabin for a period. Just as one mystery was solved, another 19 questions appeared to form in each episode, causing fans to debate and theorize over and over on internet forums. It is the sound it makes. QUESTION 4: Did that bomb ... do something? The longer answer for this is "The Island is a conscious place that can travel through time and space. He's stubborn and resistant, and just needed a while. Tell the audience what happens to the characters, and explain the questions raised in the first episode. I've already ruined The Dark Knight Rises for everyone, so I might as well improve LOST for you to even it out. Hurley remained himself. He would see Charlie walking, see a vision of him getting an arrow to the knee/face, and then stop it from happening. Yes. It was there to enrich the setting in which the story played out. Nobody really knows the answer to the questions; people try to answer them, which is exactly what I’ll be doing here. It foreshadowed the appearance of a polar bear on the Island. To keep Desmond and Kelvin alive, so they could keep pushing the button. She was only OK. How does Eloise come to run the Lamp Post station? The Mother explained to her sons that going into The Source would result in a fate worse than death (i.e.- Becoming a Smoke Monster). A Lost sequel could work, say Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, but not with them. He had premonitions, he attracted birds like a freaky magic bird kid and he had a clear connection to the Island. So she made it so each would get a part of her. If you want to learn more about Midi-chlorians and who Boba Fett's father is, just get the Expansion Guide. "What's the deal with John Locke?" LOST comes up a lot when answers are involved. Water and Light combine at its center to form an energy that fuels Life, Death and Rebirth throughout existence. For every polar bear and Dharma Initiative station on the mysterious island, there's three or four unanswered questions that will drive you insane. No. That was one of the main points in that world. The person needs to be dead, though, as The Man In Black was dead when he reached The Source. Nothing happened for about a season and a half, certain characters existed, etc. Yes, its essence is you, but much of you is lost over the years. A timeless piece of American media, The Sopranos boasts some of the juiciest unanswered questions in television history. Yes. The Island, like all life, can make choices and be manipulated. And a sunken Island means death for everyone; an Afterlife. How do the producers of Expose deal with the deaths of their two lead actors, Nikki and Paolo? How and why? Walt had other people to move on with, from HIS most important time. He spent his life as Jack, but then he spent X amount of years as another entity. As they explained what happened and spoke of Charlie and Boone and Libby, they didn't have to fake any emotion to sell the story. - Why did MIB decide to kill Eko and not others? Eventually, Hurley the Jacob and Jack the Smoke Monster will die, and Walt will become the new Island Protector. But each question does have an answer. Good.". The Monster, as we were told, can only take the forms of people who are dead. Lindelof spent the next few minutes explaining to the interviewer that everything on the Island happened in real life and the show was not, in fact, purgatory. It didn't seem to fit the conceit of the piece, but enough people have asked me about it that I'm including it here. That's what happens to Walt eventually, in another story we don't need to see. Who built the Temple? - What happened to Ben's childhood friend Annie? In it, the Island is dead at the bottom of the ocean. Who is the Economist and why did Ben want him dead? There is more to this, but basically whenever we saw Christian in a suit and white shoes, it was Enlightened Christian Shephard who was going back and forth between the Sideways and Real World, trying to help the survivors survive and save the world. Love my daughter." I feel that it's important to mention the Electromagnetic Time Magic one more time. Why is it that all of our rules, theories, maxims, and models all have an exception? ... at the list to determine both how far we’ve come and how far we have to go until some of the show’s most burning questions are answered. There were so many questions that we've almost lost count of them. He is immortal, thanks to Jacob. A man who worked for Widmore. But Jack wasn't dead yet. Smokey was created from the Source of the Island and is bound to it. There was a woman named Regina on the freighter. What's with all the hieroglyphics underneath the Temple? There is much to explore here on this incredibly fascinating Magic Island. I am a “Lost” apologist. So she can find where the largest pocket of electromagnetic energy is and use that information to find the Source of the Island. Their mother was a Jacob-like entity, but also a Smoke Monster, as we saw when she destroyed the Man in Black's town. "Yeah. A very important one, meant to patrol the Island and protect it for as long as it can. For whatever reason, her knowledge and full story was never revealed, perhaps due to time constraints. This article is a comprehensive guide to every notable question on Lost given per episode as well as its answer. Well, Aaron did leave in a helicopter. 1) When the Oceanic Six return to the island, the Ajaira plane lands on the beach, but Jack, Hurley, and Kate awake in a river. - Why did Christian Shephard appear to Jack and Michael off the island if MIB couldn't leave? But she couldn't decide which was deserving of the role. How disgusting was it when Hurley was eating from that tub of ranch dressing? What was that about? Plus, Jacob and MIB were born on the island, as were presumably many others. Then let's not kill each other's daughters, how about?" Why do dogs' barks sound like barks? When Jacob drank the water, it imbued him with the power of the Island. Who were the very original inhabitants/creators? Characters would often peer in and see their own eye reflecting back at them. But if all of our prayers were answered we would end up taking God for granted. It would make sense that the Protector of Important Magic Island would be the incredibly powerful cloud of black smoke that can read people's memories and kill them in seconds. Suffice to say, we as viewers are meant to say 'OK, fair enough'. There is nothing for him back in the real world. Plus, a badly-photoshopped picture revealed that she knew Brother Campbell, Desmond's supervisor. Although, for even more on Walt, we can thankfully watch this extra epilogue from the Season 6 DVD: In the epilogue, Ben Linus convinces Walt to escape Santa Rosa Mental Hospital in order to return to the Island. Definitely a person. Jack, on the other hand, needed several. This theory makes sense, but it's confusing as to why it was never specifically confirmed in the show, as it easily could have been at some point. Why was the monster a cloud of black smoke that made mechanical noises? Jacob played a long con to get rid of Smokey and to get Jack & Co. to fix the Island. The newest Honest Trailer centers on the TV show Lost, and makes fun of the show's many unanswered questions. He was stabbed and bleeding, but not dead yet. That's the Island. A lot of questions can be answered with the blanket umbrella statement: "The island is special and that's just the way it is." Magic is actually the answer to many Unanswered Questions, and if you hate that fact, then LOST just wasn't for you. Damon alluded to the scientific explanation for the creation of the universe: The Big Bang Theory. Yes, Jacob and the Monster manipulated certain events, but there were things even they didn't understand. Learn more. Magic powers and so on. - What were 'The Rules' that were spoken about by Ben, Widmore, MIB and Jacob? Presumably, Hurley (Jorge Garcia) accidentally disturbed the ash, allowing him to leave - but surely he was able to leave all the time, as we saw the monster on several occasions before then. How did Walt communicate with Michael using the Swan computer? As Ben once said, "All those listssssssss." This is in another category of question that doesn't work. Magic powers on Magic Island. Lost: 15 Unresolved Mysteries And Plot Holes The Show Left Hanging. WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2, Episode 8, "Chapter 16: The Rescue," streaming now on Disney+.. So Jack walked into the reeds, lied down with a dog, and died. But for every mystery that genuinely doesn’t matter (some people actually think that sudden storms on a tropical island qualify as a ‘mystery’), there are plenty of unanswered questions that actually deserve to be resolved… and here they are: The Top Ten Questions Lost Never Answered. Who are the men who tried to kidnap Sayid and Hurley, but got thrown into a dishwasher full of knives? It is the Universe. Who was Libby's previous husband's mother, and who was her husband? Both protectors wanted the other dead, but neither could kill the other. Who are these people? How is Dogen simply being alive keeping the Smoke Monster out of the lighthouse? In this splat, the characters can say goodbye and forgive each other before returning to the Magic Light and Water that creates all life. Fans have debated that the issues occurred after The Incident in 1977, as this occurred after Miles and Ethan were born on the island. At another, his legs got crushed underneath a giant metal door. The Statue wasn't there because it was integral to the plot. A person who knew her mother was being treated for cancer in the hospital. Obviously. 15 Questions The Sopranos Never Answered For Us. Richard helped Jack and company get Jughead to the surface and watched the aftermath. For more from Cody, check out Advanced Batman Theory: Why Nolan Will Kill Bruce Wayne and The 12 Most Baffling Genres of Stock Photo, Explained. But they don't need the person's body. (Presumably Mikhail's). Very few people can see Jacob, let alone the dying ghost kid version of him. There's a fun Cracked article from 2012 called "108 Unanswered Lost Questions Answered" and the author basically uses a bunch of cop-out answers like, "Why was Walt special? In the end, there was probably no magical connection between the numbers, but rather just one massive coincidence. Don't open the Hatch, Mr. Locke. "Oh. After the Incident, babies couldn't be born. People from the Ajira plane. The character of the Island, however, didn't get a satisfying end. The Incident continued, but eventually enough construction equipment got sucked down and plugged the hole. Juliet is able to shoot one of them in the shoulder, but it is never revealed who was in the other outrigger. Where did Jacob and the Smoke Monster's mother come from? Why did Desmond have a false vision of Claire and Aaron leaving the island on a helicopter? Every other character had one moment when they remembered everything that ever happened to them. How does a pendulum predict the Island's movements? Since the beginning, the central argument in the show was about Science vs. He stayed off the Island and lost his father. None of this was explained. He has tattoos. The Man in Black thought he could manipulate Mr. Eko for his own insidious means. What is the deal with Kate and that horse? If you have… One of them means, "He walks among them but he is not one of them." The skeletons in the polar bear cave were unimportant people from the past who died in the polar bear cave. - Where did the glass eye come from? DHARMA's concentration on the Valenzetti equation probably led to them using it as the sequence in the hatch, while also transmitting them from the island, leading to Hurley using them for the lottery. "Hey, let's not kill each other's daughters, eh?" These aren't really questions, because they don't actually know what they're asking. That's an answer, too. His body was buried in the caves next to his mother. Walt was eventually kidnapped by the Others and studied by them, because he was a very special child. So if Existence and the Sideways World are two splatters of paint, then the Island is the paint brush. Sun and Jin died together. Shannon was because, as corny as it sounds, Island Love is stronger than Any Other Love. Where's Christian Shephard's body if it's not in the casket? What did Locke see when he first saw the smoke? So The Source moved the body outside. He was a kid during the Purge. He did this for many many years, until Hurley's reign ended and they could both pass off their power and position to Walt, the next true Protector of The Island. It was the Others posing as him to get Michael to come to them. Our science has yet not evolved enough to provide the tool to find the answer for this question. - Was David Shephard a real person in the flash-sideways universe? I'll try to keep it "brief" and "simple", citing only information we were given in the show.). Or was it all just coincidence and red herrings? There were occurrences of quarantine all over the place, and it was an illness totally separate to the childbirth issues (more on that later). Damon Lindelof once said that the real answer was meant to be revealed in season six, but that some of those in the outrigger "had been killed off" by then. As Jack's father says, the people in the Church were there because the time they spent together was "The most important time of their life." Will Scott is the pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Dalton. Love. Was she the Monster before MIB? Ask me sometime. Desmond, being special, was shocked and filled with Electromagnetic Time Magic, which rocked his consciousness through the Island, through the Source, to the Afterlife, and back. 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42. Why couldn't Locke talk after the Hatch explosion? Short answer, though: Because characters have free will. Other Others who live off the Island. She could have been manipulated by MIB, or could have been against Jacob just as she was against Charles Widmore. Smokey thought Young Jacob was a vision he was having, because the Island's prone to giving people visions to mess with them. Let's go with the longer answer again ... Walt was always "special." Hired goons. Most of these questions can be answered with a response along the lines of 'it just is', or 'they just do'. BUT, in all mostly seriousness, the premonitions Desmond had changed regularly. - Why did Penny know so much about the island? A mystery which didn't need an answer in the grand scheme of things, but sparked huge debate among fans at the time. I guess we'll never find out. Sayid mentioned the nuclear device, Jughead, when they first arrived at the Hatch. Alex and Aaron were born successfully as their mothers came from the outside. Perhaps the numbers sat on Jack's side. Of course, all Lindelof had to do was show him a line from the finale: "Everything that's happened to you is real." The writers say they’ve now answered every Lost question imaginable This is true. A being that Jacob doesn't understand, but is sworn to protect. How does the electromagnetic thing send Desmond to the afterlife and back? - Why did MIB kill the innocent Ajira flight passengers? What happened to the flight attendant Cindy and the kids? Who built that thing? At another, he panicked while the Hatch was about to explode. This is why Ethan (William Mapother) was so obsessed with Claire, as he wanted to carry out tests to make sure Aaron was born. And furthermore, what's the deal with there being a freighter? Furthermore, do you really need me to explain why someone on LOST was confused? Why do those returning to the Island need to recreate the circumstances of their first arrival? Damon Lindelof has recently come under fire for Prometheus, the sort-of-a-prequel but actually completely a prequel to Alien. He warned Locke because many bad things happened in that Hatch. Thanks for connecting! What's the deal with the frozen wheel? Jack's whole arc of the show ended with himneedingto stay on the Island and to do whatever he could to protect it. On said blog, you can find information on why certain people weren't at the Church, why Jack and Juliet's Sideways son was actually Jack and Kate's real-life son, and many other apparently creator-approved explanations of the mysteries of LOST. They were the most important people in each other's lives, and they were meant to move on together. The Source of the Island is "Life, Death and Rebirth." Most of these questions can be answered with a response along the lines of 'it just is', or 'they just do'. Faith. Why don't the rules of time travel apply to Desmond? Why did Daniel leave the Island in the '70s? So at the end of Season 5, Jacob's Candidates are in the '70s and the Incident is about to occur. "Just sayin'. It's sort of like a second splat on the wall. Chances are, it didn't matter - or it was going to be revealed, but they ran out of time and sacrificed the scene. Now he was even more correct than he thought. Jacob and MIB were raised by Mother (Alison Janney), after she killed their real birth mother. Answered prayer is wonderful, and if none of our prayers were answered we would probably stop praying altogether. However, he wasn't that way in the Sideways. The same place The Man In Black showed up. They built the statue, and the tunnels underneath the Temple, and probably many other things on the Island. To contact Cody and tell him what a huge waste of time this was, search for his contact information, I guess. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io, Lost and 24 among shows being added to Disney+, Lost almost ended after 3 seasons, says showrunner, Lost star would be "first" to sign up for a reboot, Lost showrunner explains why the series had to end, Lost stars reunite for MacGyver/Five-0 crossover, Digital Spy readers choose top TV show for reboot, Lost star shares early worries over his character. Why can Jacob leave the Island but the Smoke Monster can't? Back in the '70s, the bomb didn't go off. One big splatter of Magic Water and Light on a wall that creates every moment of existence. Why was there a time difference between Faraday's timers? Also, Magic Island again. So a few months ago I posted this list I found with the unanswered questions. You can trust me, because I'm a person typing to you on the Internet. Some were of people to take to join the Others. These questions intentionally manipulate the mind of another person. Everyone had evolved and grown in their lives, and they displayed the traits they'd developed in their time on the Island. In a recent the Verge interview, Lindelof was asked why he made the whole show bloody purgatory. What happened to Ben's childhood friend, Annie? Top 10 Unanswered Questions on Lost That Need To Be Answered Over the course of the past five seasons, it seems like Lost has raised hundreds, if not thousands of questions that need answering. 1970s DHARMA has drilled a hole in a particularly large pocket of Magic Island Energy, and it starts to escape, grow and collapse in on itself. The Claire he saw was just a really pretty version of Sawyer. In the present, Jughead was sitting in the Hatch, waiting to be detonated as a Failsafe if someone didn't push the button. But one can't help but demand answers as to who she actually is, where she came from, how does she all of this? I still have some creator-approved things to say about Christian Shephard, Jack becoming a new Smoke Monster, and many other things that may or may not blow your mind. Why does Walt tell Locke that he still has work to do? He knew about the Hatch because he was special and had premonitions and powers and such. It contains the source of all life. Ben asks his butcher friend who was watching Locke's body if Gabriel and Jeffrey have checked in yet. Here is the final version from me… not a complete version, but one with all the answers I could find. Who decided to kill the Others in a purge? Satisfied with the answers or not, the answers are there. Why did the Oceanic Six lie and name Charlie, Boone and Libby as the other survivors? - Why did Frank, Ben and Sun not travel through time? So. Mostly moving the Island and convincing the Oceanic 6 to go back, via his own suicide. Beauty. It's the Rules. Jack needed those extra pushes in the Sideways world, because he was so far away from it. The Mother was the Protector of the Island. He will be one with the Island, as well as Protector of it. Lost: Unanswered questions, what we STILL don't know As a guy going into the finale filled with dread, I admit I was often moved and greatly entertained by the last episode of "Lost" last night. 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