In anticipation of LOST’s season premiere this Tuesday, the internet has been burning up with posts listing literally hundreds of questions that simply MUST be answered in this sixth and final season. And while we’re under no illusion that all of our burning questions will be answered (Particularly since LOSTerminds Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse have promised that they won’t!) we did want to take the time to cull together the five questions that we’d very much like to see answered after scanning some of the best (“Why Is Everyone From Oceanic 815 Connected?”) and worst (“Will the smoke monster get a chance to live happily ever after?”) over on EW.com, TV.com, SCI FI Wire and DocArtz’s LOST Blog.
What is the deal with the island. Really.
Out of all the questions we want answered, the mystery surrounding and significance of the island at the center of this series is unquestionable the most important one. What about the island — aside that is from its inexplicable ability to heal people from disease — have caused people like Charles Widmore, Benjamin Locke, Richard Alpert, Jacob and that other guy to dedicated their lives (and possibly centuries, See: ancient donkey wheels, four-toed statues, temples and black rocks!) to fighting over?
These Kids aren’t alright.
Remember way back in the first season of the show when a then pint-sized Walt would read things and then just like that, they’d happen? Lindelof and Cuse have some ‘splaining do do. Why is Walt so special? Why has he continued to appear in ghost/vision form? And since we’re already on the subject of creepy kids, what is the significance of Baby Aaron?
Introduced way back in the series premiere as a terrifying rumble in the jungle, we’re definitely itching to discover the purpose, power and person behind the most controversial puff of black smoke since the stuff that comes out of the Vatican told us who the next Pope would be.
The Parent Trap.
Proof positive that daddy doesn’t always know best are the long list of sperm donors that we’ve met along LOST’s epic five year journey thus far. Starting of course with the most mysterious of all: Jack’s dad, Dr. Christian Shephard — were ‘Daddy Issues’ (see: Jin’s, Kate’s, Ben’s, Claire’s, Faraday’s, Walt’s and Locke’s) simply a thematic choice — or do they play a more significant part of the mysterious thread that has connected many of the passenger on the doomed flight that was Oceanic 815.
Who will Kate Choose?
Just kidding. Seriously, we’ve never watched LOST for the love triangles, even though if we had, with apologies in advance to Sawyer fans, we’d totally be on Team Jack. Umm.. duh, he’s a doctor.