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Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 01/31/2008

'Lost': Questions We Need Answered

By Liz Kelly

Another puzzler: Who are all those people behind Claire (Emilie de Raven)? (ABC/Mario Perez)

"Lost" returns to TV tonight after an eight-month hiatus in which we may well have lost sight of the questions left hanging at the end of season 3. Below, fellow "Lost" blogger Jen Chaney and I noodle the top three (or so) we'd each like to see resolved -- or a least heavily hinted at -- in tonight's season opener.

Liz's Questions:
1. If it's not Penny's boat, as Charlie messaged at the end of last season's finale, who is on the freighter and at whose behest?


(Screengrab courtesy losteastereggs.blogspot.com)

Season three ended as contact was made with a freighter suddenly in radio range of the island. The assumption was this was a rescue team sent by Desmond's well-heeled girlfriend, Penelope Widmore, until Charlie's chilling message just before he died: "Not Penny's Boat." Which runs counter to an assertion from Naomi, who parachuted into the show toward the end of last season, claiming to be a member of a crew hired by Penny to find Desmond. Naomi, it should be noted, was apparently killed via a knife in the back courtesy of John Locke -- who, either really wants to stay on the island, or had an inkling that she was lying and a potential threat.

So, if not Penny, who sent the freighter and why?
-- Could it be a search party funded by Penny's menacingly rich father, Charles Widmore, who once attempted to bribe Desmond to never see his daughter again and may have had some hand in his disappearance?

-- Could this mysterious freighter at last be the shadowy Hanso Foundation, the original financial backers of the Dharma Initiative, showing its hand?

-- Is one Thomas Mittelwerk -- former head of the Hanso Foundation featured heavily in "The Lost Experience" and who has been known to dabble in organ harvesting and viral experiments -- on the boat? This last explanation might jibe with Ben Linus's seeming fore-knowledge that the boat was out there and assertion that whoever is on the boat means the island inhabitants harm.

2. In the flash-forward -- which may or may not be trustworthy -- who was in the coffin and who was the "he" back home waiting for Kate?

Last season's finale turned the "Lost" formula on its head, for the first time using a flash-forward to further confound us. In it, a bearded Jack Shephard attends a viewing for someone described by a newspaper clipping as being found dead in a "downtown loft." Who was in that coffin?

-- Is it a fellow island survivor? Last May, Jen speculated that it may be Locke or Sawyer -- which might explain why there were no other mourners.

-- Could it have been Ben Linus? Again, this may explain why no one -- including Kate, also featured in the flash-forward -- attended the viewing. In fact, when talking it over with Jack, Kate bitterly said, "Why would I go to his funeral?" Surely not the reaction she'd have for Hurley, Sawyer or Sayid.

-- Could it in fact be Thomas Mittelwerk or someone else who Kate and Jack had come to blame for the crash of Oceanic 815 and their subsequent island time?

As for the "He" back home waiting for Kate. My guess is either a lover (Sawyer?) or a child.

3. Will we get an explanation as to where Walt was and the Others' interest in children? (Assuming Walt and Michael are really back.)

John Locke was roused from a near death experience by an image of Walt exhorting him to get up because he has "work to do." Was this really Walt in the flesh, a figment of Locke's imagination or more evidence of Walt's hinted at supernatural abilities? Whatever the case, both actors Malcolm David Kelley (Walt) and Harold Perrineau (Walt's pop Michael) are listed as cast members for season 4.

Walt, like all of the non-voting age Oceanic 815 survivors, was snapped up by the Others for testing at the end of season 1. While his extra-sensory gifts appeared to interest them, they still let him go with Michael at the end of season 2. Why? Perhaps because he's managed to fully make it through puberty in the three years (approx. 90 days in island time) since the show began? And where are the other kids?

While Vincent will surely be glad to have them back on island, Jack & co. may not be so welcoming. After all, Michael killed Ana Lucia and Libby while rescuing Ben (then known as Henry Gale) from captivity in the hatch.

Jen's questions after the jump...

Jen's Questions:
1. Benjamin Linus: Can someone so wrong actually be right?

In "Through the Looking Glass," Ben put every ounce of his Henry Gale powers into convincing Jack not to contact the freighter. Naomi "is not who she says she is," he insisted. He also told Jack that what he was doing marked "the beginning of the end," which happens to be the title of tonight's season premiere. Based on the aforementioned flash-forward, Ben appears to be right: Getting rescued caused very bad things or, at the very least, made Jack start popping pills, driving under the influence and listening to too much Nirvana. And no one wants that.

-- How did Ben know the rescue would spell out doom?

-- Is he being his usual controlling, wacky, I-must-do-whatever-Jacob-says self? Or is it possible that maybe, just maybe, Ben really is one of the good guys? It may sound crazy, but I think the latter might be the case. Yes, Ben is obsessed and has used some horrible means to achieve his ends. But what is motivating him may turn out to be a noble cause. If I'm wrong, feel free to lock me up in the Hatch and only occasionally allow me to eat cereal.

2. Jacob: 'Sup with that?

The slow-motion function on people's DVRs was put into full effect during last season's "Man Behind the Curtain" episode when we finally caught a glimpse of the mysterious Jacob. And it really was just a glimpse: When Ben and Locke entered Jacob's Love Shack (it's fair to call it that; I'm certain its tin roof is rusted), Locke saw an empty chair. But then he heard a strange voice say "Help Me," and all hell broke loose. (See here). So who or what is Jacob? Is he:

A. A figment of Ben's and Locke's imaginations?
B. A manifestation of the Smoke Monster?
C. Christian Shephard, Jack's allegedly deceased father? (Um, no. Just sayin'.)
D. A shape-shifting figure who, in this particular scene, happens to look a lot like Locke?

I'm still sticking with D. I'm not saying Jacob is Locke necessarily. But watch this again in slow-mo -- tell me that doesn't look like the Emmy Award-winning Terry O'Quinn with a ponytail. If Jacob assumes various forms, Locke may see him as a version of himself. Ben may see him as something else. What he actually IS though, well, I sincerely hope we find out in the upcoming eight (or 16, if the strike is miraculously resolved) episodes.

3. The Crash: Did two planes diverge in a yellow wood?

Naomi told us last season, in a chilling moment, that there were no survivors of Oceanic Flight 815. Which led me to say, out loud, to my TV screen, Gary Coleman-style: "Wotchoo talkin' bout, Naomi?"

But seriously, what is she talking about? We know there were survivors because, hello, we've been watching them for three seasons. But have we been seeing everything? Possible theories to explain Naomi's comment:

A. She's a liar. Which we kind of know already, but I am not sure she is lying about the assumption that everyone died.

B. That every Lostie we love and hold dear -- Sawyer, Sayid, Hurley, even those random dudes behind Claire in that picture above -- are actually dead. I am not buying this theory, mainly because I'd like to think "Lost" is more than just a riff on "The Sixth Sense."

C. There was a cover-up that may have involved two planes. I am a big believer in option C, for a couple of reasons. One: Damon Lindelof suggested during one of the "Lost" podcasts that the film "Capricorn One" could be a clue to what happened with the crash. That movie -- which is actually pretty great, by the way -- is about a faked NASA mission. Is it possible that someone (Dharma, Mittelos, the government) faked a crash to cover the fact that the Losties landed on Freaky-Deaky Island? Are there, perhaps, even two planes?

That brings me to my second reason for digging this theory: The Orchid Orientation film, which makes a point of showing us two rabbits with a number 15, one of which seemingly falls from the ceiling unexpectedly. Perhaps a bit of foreshadowing for the explanation to come? If the first eight episodes tell us anything, I have to believe they will, in fact, explain the crash once and for all. I have to believe that because if they don't, I will spend the rest of the spring and summer wandering the streets shouting, "Why, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse? Why?"

Related Links: Why spend the time until tonight's premiere working? Follow the links below to while away the hours boning up on your 'Lost' knowledge and then join us to chat live during the 1-hour recap at 8 p.m. ET followed by the season premiere at 9.

Video: 8-Minute Season 3 Review (ABC)
'Lost' Cheat Sheet (EW.com)
A Summary of the Alternate Reality Game, Find 815 (Lostpedia)
Missing Pieces: The 'Lost' Webisodes (ABC.com)
Video: 'Lost', The Synchronizing (YouTube)
Let the Internet Spoil 'Lost' for You (NYMag.com)
5 Questions the Lost Writers Need to Answer (And Why They Won't) (Cracked.com)

By Liz Kelly  | January 31, 2008; 10:48 AM ET
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Per the coffin:

I watched the repeat of the Season 3 finale last night, and one of those captions noted that the person in the coffin is from New York.

Could it perhaps be Michael? Lord knows, you would think Kate and Jack might hold a grudge, and the funeral/viewing looked like it was being held in an African-American neighborhood.

And Carlton Cuse has confirmed it's a character that has been seen before.

Who knows - that's what makes this show compelling. And I've been saying it from the beginning - if they answer ALL the questions, then why would anyone watch?

Per them being dead:

The writers nixed the "they're all dead and in purgatory" idea several years ago and have continued to do so.

http://lostpedia.com/wiki/Purgatory#Cons

Posted by: Chasmosaur | January 31, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Here's a question we (and especially methinks) need to have answered: Liz Kelly, why would the Worty Dird filter block a post with the word "s a r c o p h a g u s" in it?

(And why are the offending letters apparently 'opha'?)

Posted by: byoolin | January 31, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

What is UP with the four-toed statue??

Posted by: RiverCityRoller | January 31, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Oh how I have missed the Lost-versation! I'm so psyched to overanalyze every nugget of this show again for the next 8 weeks!

Thanks Liz and Jen for allowing us to show ourselves for the true nerds we all are, this is definitely one of the smartest Lost blogs and group of commenters out there.

Bring on the beginning of the end!

Posted by: Lost at Work | January 31, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

In the flash forward, Jack implores the new chief of surgery to go get his dad and see which of the two is drunker. Now, was the resulting "you're a crazy man" stare because dad is dead or because dad is crazy drunk and everyone knows that. Also, add this to the pharmacy scene, where Jack insists that dad wrote Rx. Is his refusal to let the pharmacist call because dad is dead or because dad is alive but would know that Jack is a pill popping liar?

Posted by: Christian Shepherd lives? | January 31, 2008 12:12 PM | Report abuse

methinks, the filter doesn't like anything with p.h.a.g.u.s. in it.

including that part of anatomy known as the gullet or throat

Posted by: omni | January 31, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

I'm down with the decoy plane theory, too. If the Hanso, et. al., yahoos can show Julia's sister cancer free and playing with her child, then they would go to extreme lengths to get/preserve what they want. I think planting some obliterated plane crash evidence would be easier than pulling someone back from the edge of terminal illness...if she was really sick in the first place.... ugh.
Part of me is excited about Lost, the other part knows this is another season of confusion.

Posted by: rachelt | January 31, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Beginning of the End of my sanity, more like.

Posted by: rachelt | January 31, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone notice the language Benry used when he tried to dissuade Jack from hailing the ship? Something like "every _living_ person on this island" would perish. Are there dead people on the island? I don't think the plane crash survivors are dead, but maybe the guys in the Robin Hood getups that Benry allied with way back are. Or if Jacob is a future/alternate version of Locke, would it be beings like that? And if Jacob is some version of Locke, could Jack's dad still be alive, in an alternate version of the original flavor? My brain is bleeding. Can't wait till tonight!

Posted by: polly | January 31, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse


1. Who's on the freighter?
Alvar Hanso. He's back, he's mad and he's ready to open up a big ol' can of Dharma-brand whupass on Ben and any of his followers who haven't yet been killed or gone on to star in failing CBS dramas.

2. Who's in the coffin?
Michael. Hated and shunned by all for his Benedict Arnold routine and murder of drunk-driving actresses. Recognized as a fellow tormented soul by Saint Jack of the Glued-On Beard.

3. Why does Jack think his Daddy Drunkest is still alive in the flash-forwards?
Either: a) he's living in an alternate reality where Dr. Christian never pickled himself to death; b) Dr. Dad never really died, and hence the empty coffin; or c) Jack was so hopped-up on hillbilly heroin and self-pity that he deluded himself into the belief that Dad was still around. Probably c).

4. What the hell has Penny been doing?
Trying to get pregnant by her weaselly husband. No, wait . . . that was that awful sex therapist show on HBO.

Posted by: Tobias | January 31, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

i was going to tivo and go to the gym, but there's a winter weather advisory and it just sounds too delicious to wait for! i promise to stretch while watching, mom.

Posted by: b | January 31, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

There was a "LOST" Entertainment Weekly a couple of weeks ago. In it, Matthew Fox said that Jack was so high/drunk that he didn't know reality from fiction when he demanded the new chief go get Christian.

And I think Jack faked the Rx for more of whatever he was taking. When the pharmacist said she would call Christian's office to confirm the Rx, Jack quickly snapped "he's not there" and then went off in a fit.

Posted by: about Jack/Christian | January 31, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

I am totally wondering about the four-toed statue too, and the two plane crashes, and the coffin...

Another question I have is what is up with Richard and Mikhail...Richard doesn't look like he has aged a day ("you remember birthdays, don't you Richard?"), and Mikhail has survived sonic fences and harpoons (although Damon Lindelof has assured us that he actually has died this time in the grenade explosion)?

So excited.

Posted by: Can't Wait for Lost | January 31, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

I am none other than.....Christian Shepherd!!! I like long walks on the beach and hanging out with those who are up for some fun mind bending.

Posted by: Jacob | January 31, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

I'm thinking it was Walt, because it was an awfully small casket. Much too small to be a grown man. So, that means it's either a child or a woman. My guess is Walt.

And I think a second plane was crashed as a cover-up. Seems the most logical scenario. And okay, so the show, so far, is less than logical. But, I think once we know the answers, it'll all make sense that [whatever it is] is the only possible explanation.

Posted by: Princeton | January 31, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Do we know for a fact that it was a man in the coffin? In last night's episode, Kate specifically said "Why would I go to the funeral" not HIS funeral.

Posted by: KS | January 31, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

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Alright that's really all I wanted to say.

Posted by: Lost | January 31, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

The person in the coffin is definitely Ben. In Jack's flash forward it can be assumed the people on the freighter saved them and therefore Ben went with them (since he is currently Jack's captive). Jack is so distraught because he thinks Ben was right in saying they should never leave and since Ben is dead there goes yet another possibility to getting back to the island. It also explains Kate incredulous response about going to the funeral.

NOTE: Kate actually says "why would I go to THE funeral" not "his" funeral.

Posted by: mango | January 31, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Mango, you noticed that too! Kate did not say "his" funeral she said "the" funeral. I think it is Ben, especially given the contempt in her voice but it could be anyone, male or female- including Jack's old girlfriend from the island, Juliet!

Posted by: plamar1031 | January 31, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

In the book "Wizard of Oz," the Wiz appears as a different creature to each character in Dorothy's entourage. Makes sense that in "Man Behind the Curtain" that Jacob would appear different to Ben and Locke. Good call, Jen!

It's good to be back!

Posted by: Not Shlomo | January 31, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

There was also the obit for the man in the coffinm which some LOST fan site blew up really large. Supposedly, it says he left behind one son as a survivor. Sounds like Michael to me.

Posted by: coffin man | January 31, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Just did some online reading about Jacob in the Bible. Turns out Jacob is Benjamin's father. And, Benjamin's mother died while giving birth to him. Given all of the similarities, my bet would be that Jacob - regardless of what form he takes - is intended to be Ben's father.

Posted by: RR | January 31, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse


Presumably the body in the coffin is a man, because the headline of the article that Jack tore out starts: "Man Found . . .".

Posted by: H.L. | January 31, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Long time blog reader... first time poster...

I think we will learn a lot this season... even though we only get a measley 8 episodes.

1) I was listening to the radio a few weeks ago, when there was an interview with an actor from one of the latest Jessica Alba films. During the interview, this actor disclosed that he was the voice on the other end of the walkie talkie, and that he would be appearing in at least a couple episodes. Therefore, we will definitely find out about this ship....

2)Has anyone read about the time loop theory? If no.. please take a look at this site

http://timelooptheory.com/

A guy I work with put it together... Great read!!

Posted by: Lauren | January 31, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Was it Jeremy Davies? He's shown up in some of the previews as apparently someone from the ship, with the foreboding line to Jack:, "Rescuing your people isn't really our top priority here". He rocks (was great in "Rescue Dawn") and I'm excited he's joining the show, if only temporarily.

Posted by: Lost at Work | January 31, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

I'm confused. Lost was on last night. that's what you're all talking about.

Now I hear it's on tonight. Am I mistaken about last night? Was last night the season 3 finale and a a one hour recap? Are tonight's showings two new episodes?

Posted by: omni | January 31, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

I watched the travesty that aired last night (travesty due to the pop-ups) and was under the impression that Jack answered "either" when asked whether he was friend or family at the funeral parlor.

My wife thought the same thing (we rewound it to be sure).

Yet later, the captioning said he said he was "neither" friend nor family.

Did anyone else see this and think otherwise as well?

Posted by: Sam F. | January 31, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

omni - Last night was a repeat of the Season 3 finale that aired many months ago. I didn't catch it (traveling), but apparently they put "pop ups" on the screen to help explain some of the scenes, post trivia, etc. Tonight there is a one hour "recap" of the entire series of Lost up to now, and then the season 4 opener airs for one hour.

Posted by: Lost at Work | January 31, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Sam F., I noticed that too. Every time I've seen that episode I heard it as "either".

Posted by: julia | January 31, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Was the picture that accompanies this story taken at a Madame Tussuad's? Do they have a Lost exhibit there? Claire and the others just have a really "waxy" look in that photo.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 31, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

If it is Michael in the coffin, why wasn't Walt there? And certainly the losties don't hate Walt and probably would have more of a "what about walt" reaction than hatred/disgust when asked about going to the funeral. However, if the article did read that the dead person left behind a son, that complicates it a little. I still think it is Ben...

Posted by: mango | January 31, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

My burning question: What the HECK is going on with Kate's freckles? (Note: I HATE Kate and hate that my most burning question is about her. Ugh.)

She very conspicuously doesn't have freckles in the flash forward, and at one point in the finale, Sawyer calls her "Kate" instead of "Freckles" and she says (paraphrased) "Since when do you call me Kate?" So, can they travel back and forth between the present/future and the island? Does what happens in the present/future affect the island? Where the heck did Kate's freckles go??

Posted by: Stef | January 31, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Going back to last night, it occurred to me the Charlie didn't really need to lock himself inside the room and drown, did he?

The blocking signal was already shut off, the computer was getting flooded so he couldn't talk to Penny anymore....so, fate or no fate, shouldn't he have run OUT of the room, closed the door and helped Desmond go get McPatchy? The place wasn't flooding that fast, they could have gotten out in time..... and Des already had some of the diving gear ready to go.

Posted by: jennie | January 31, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse


Walt is not at the funeral home because he is disgusted by what his father did to get them off the island and guilt-ridden by the fact that he did it all on Walt's behalf.

Besides which, if his appearance in the Season Three finale is any indication, Walt is now a 6'2, 220 lb. insurance agent.

Posted by: Tobias | January 31, 2008 6:24 PM | Report abuse

I think the people in the photo are the other Losties on the island that aren't the main characters/don't have stories... like the guy and girl that had were featured in about three episodes last season and resulted in much fan annoyance... I'm blanking on their names. The only reason I say this is they look so eager behind Claire with their backpacks all packed and their hopeful faces... looks like they're ready to go home! Oh if only they knew what was coming to them, muhahaha :)

Posted by: Anonymous | January 31, 2008 7:13 PM | Report abuse

Re: Henry saying "every _living_ person on this island will die" - he didn't say *when* they would die. How about the theory that the island has healing and/or reduced-aging properties? Maybe he's saying that they'll only die if they are forced to leave the island.

Posted by: Joe | January 31, 2008 7:13 PM | Report abuse

ok i can answer one i think.. about the dead person in the casket. i think its sawyer because after whathcing the show, how sawyer left jack and kate was all pissed, i would think sawyer got killed by some dude for revenge. i think sawyer is in the casket because kate 'didnt want to go see him/her'

Posted by: mustafa of kansas | January 31, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Law

Posted by: omni | February 1, 2008 8:05 AM | Report abuse

"Going back to last night, it occurred to me the Charlie didn't really need to lock himself inside the room and drown, did he?"

This is from my VERY extensive knowledge of underwater air-lock environs. ;)

What holds the water down in the pool in the middle of the station is air pressure. If that window had been blown without charlie shutting the door, not only would water have rushed in that room but the entire place would have flooded because the air pressure wasn't there to keep the water out.

Posted by: J | February 1, 2008 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Apparently we definitely see Dead People. Thus Jack saw his father - and Kate saw a (possibly) long-dead horse; and Sayid saw a (possibly) long-dead cat; and Mikhail doesn't seem to die despite electrocution, etc. And Naomi might actually have "died" the moment Locke threw the knife into her - only to reappear to Kate; and maybe Locke actually died when he was down in the pit. The possibilities are endless.

I used to think that there was a 2nd group of "Others" I called "Future Others" - the people who seem to be able to jump around in time and predict the future (like the old lady predicting to Desmond that he wouldn't propose to Penny). Now I'm thinking maybe they are simply DEAD but appear "here and now" to slap you in the face and put your Dharma karma back on track.

We'll see - or we'll all be wandering about moaning "Why???Why???"

Posted by: Jean | February 1, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Who are the Oceanic Six?

We know Hugo, Jack, and Kate, and possibly the unloved corpse. But one of the Oceanic 6 would have had a bigger obit, one would think.

We also are led to believe that some Losties are still lost, and that Jack wants to go help them. Compare with Hugo's strange remark that he wished he had gone with Jack instead of Locke, presumably referring to the parting of ways at the end of the Season 4 opener.

There are a lot of episodes yet to come, so I'm not certain it's this straightforward.

Posted by: ratliner | February 1, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse


From last night's episode we know that the creepy figure in Jacob's cabin is none other than Dr. Christian Shephard.

How do we know this?

A) The person Hurley saw in the cabin looked like him.

B) The actor who plays Christian Shephard, John Terry, was credited as a guest star on last night's episode, and didn't appear in any other part of the episode.

Posted by: Div | February 1, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Liz, are you there? We're (well, I'm) desperate for your insightful lost analysis here! Must...discuss...episode!

Posted by: J | February 1, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

two nights of lost was wonderful . . . even if we only got one hour of new material to obsess over.

one line i noticed in the season 3 finale that i didn't remember hearing is when Jack meets Kate and says something about "I'm sick of lying".

then, in the season opener, Jack visits Hurley in the Asylum and asks "You're not gonna tell anyone, are you?"

couple this with Hurley's remark about going with Locke and not Jack leads me to think that the once harmonious (relatively-speaking) community will be violently torn in two.

Oceanic 6? was there some wholesale slaughter on the island?

grrrr . . . so many things to think about.

glad to have you guys back!

Posted by: lost in mpls | February 1, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

My burning question: What the HECK is going on with Kate's freckles? (Note: I HATE Kate and hate that my most burning question is about her. Ugh.)

She very conspicuously doesn't have freckles in the flash forward, and at one point in the finale, Sawyer calls her "Kate" instead of "Freckles" and she says (paraphrased) "Since when do you call me Kate?" So, can they travel back and forth between the present/future and the island? Does what happens in the present/future affect the island? Where the heck did Kate's freckles go??

Posted by: Stef | January 31, 2008 04:56 PM

Stef - But Kate was also wearing a TON of makeup when she met Jack at the airport, which she never wore on the island, so it makes sense that her freckles were covered up. Also Sawyer called Hurley by his real name (Hugo) more than once in the Season 3 finale as well, so it seems that maybe Sawyer is just, like, so OVER the nickname thing, lol.

Posted by: Anonymous | February 1, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse

I quit watching LOST 'way back because of just too many un-answered questions. I felt at least some of them ought to be resolved at some point. But when my enjoyment of LOST really got disipated was back in late 1st season or early 2nd season (I think). One of the main characters came upon some huge cables (appeared to be electrical) that went from the jungle, down the beach and into the ocean. For the next 2 or 3 episodes I waited for him to at least MENTION those electrical cables to another character, perhaps to see if they could figure out what they were for. But the cables never got mentioned again! How big is this island, anyhow? Why didn't any of the other characters notice them?! If the characters in the show don'e care about strange things like that, why should I care? I will be watching re-runs of LAW AND ORDER that I have TIVO'd instead of LOST tonight. Just not worth the frustration level. But for those of you hardy enough to watch this new season, promise you won't tell me what it's about!

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I would like to know why any of losties didn't have a cellphone after the crash ?
have you noticed?

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