By Special Guest Columnist: Seth C.
So I must confess that I don’t go to fan sites or chat rooms (but I do read the newspaper, which often has LOST articles) to discuss TV shows most of the ideas and theories I hear about and discuss are just between friends, my family and me. Because I love TV and become addicted to shows I love I end up thinking about them a lot and have many different ideas. I wrote about HEROES and season two but have now decided to write about LOST as we are about to embark on season four, however abbreviated it has become.
I have been a fan of Lost since day one. I have seen every episode on the date it aired and love talking about but I especially love complaining about it. Wait a second if you love it so much how can you complain about it. EASY.
The problem I have with LOST is not with any one thing-plot, writing, character development, flashbacks, flashforwards or anything else you can think of. My problem is with all of it. They keep on giving you questions, questions and more questions but rarely any answers and if they decide to give you an answer you end up with more questions out of the answers. If you don’t believe me pay attention. I have some questions to ask but please don’t answer them (if you choose to answer them) with thoughts, ideas or theories. If you have solid proof from a specific episode I’d be happy to listen otherwise we are all just speculating.
The biggest problems I’ve been thinking about are listed below, don’t even get me started on the numbers or how every character seems to be tied into another character in the flashbacks.
Where are Michael and Walt? (The cameo, in the season three finale doesn’t count because we don’t know if it was him or an illusion)
Why does Locke heal from his gunshot wound but not Shannon (or Ethan or Libby or Ana Lucia)?
Why does Mikhail heal from his multiple traumas but Boone dies?
Why do dead people keep appearing on the island? Is it the black smoke?
Was Eko murdered?
Why did Locke go to all the trouble to kill Naomi to prevent her from calling for help but then doesn’t even try to stop Jack?
Giant 3 toed statue?
We know Ben was part of Dharma. We know Ben killed off Dharma to join the Others. So who are the Others, how did they get to the island, who are they communicating with off of the island, why do they want the children and why don’t they seem to age?
How does Libby fit in to everything?
Who died in the flashforward?
If Jack’s father is truly dead then why does Jack talk about him in the flashforward as if he were still alive and does that tie in with why there was no body in the coffin?
Speaking of dead father’s what is the story with Locke’s father all of a sudden appearing on the island?
Jacob? His list? White substance?
How are there polar bears in a tropical environment with toy trucks in their cave?
How is it that Locke can walk again?
Why did the Others want Kate and Sawyer to build a runway?
Why did the Others not control the radio tower as Danielle implied?
What was the disease that wiped out Danielle’s expedition? Is that why Desmond was originally “quarantined”?
Why didn’t the Others know about Desmond and his boat?
Who are the Others in contact with off the island?
I know that is a fair number of questions and I am sure you have your own that you have contemplated.
All that I ask is that the writers start to answer these questions so they don’t cram it into the last few episodes and make the whole Lost experience feel cheap. Thursday night is quickly approaching and I can’t wait.
I would like to thank the TV Addict for allowing me to write this article and to Zack I. who gave me a lot of the ideas for this article.