A fast-paced, funny look at some of LOST’s unanswered question, by College Humor:
As packed with unanswered questions as that video is, there are still plenty more.
I’ll add more here, as I think of them (and feel free to chime in, if you think of more too):
1. How did Anthony Cooper get to the Island in the “magic box” (in “The Man from Tallahassee”?) Smokie couldn’t have taken over his body, because his body wasn’t on the Island.
2. Why did Jacob choose the LOST-ies, out of all the billions of flawed people in the world?
3. Why — and how — did the Island travel in time?
4. Who were the kids dragging the teddy bears?
5. Why did so many of the LOST-ies have a connection to each other, before they got on Flight 815, without knowing it? Why did we always see them criss-crossing through each other’s flashbacks?
6. Why — and how — did Hurley see dead people?
7. Why — and how — did Miles get messages from dead people?
8. What were Walt’s special powers? What about that bird?
9. Why did Flock yell out RealLocke’s signature line, “Don’t tell me what I can’t do!”?
10. How did Smokey inhabit Christian’s body, when Christian’s body was missing?
11. How did the guardians of the light live for so long? How did Jacob transfer that ability to Richard?
12. Locke got Helen. Hurley got Libby. How come Sayid didn’t get Nadia in his flash sideways?
13. If Jacob/MiB’s fake mother made the rule that the brothers couldn’t kill each other, why didn’t she extend it to say that they couldn’t kill each other by proxy either? And how do these rules get enforced, anyway?
14. How did Eloise know so much?
15. When the LOST-ies went back on Ajira 316, why did they all have to go back together, including Kate who wasn’t even a candidate? Why did Eloise tell Jack he had to bring Locke in a box? Why did they have to make the conditions as much like Flight 815 as possible?
16. How did Frank Lapidus end up being the pilot on Ajira 316?
17. Why did Jacob need to bring so many people? Why not just one person to replace him, and a couple of alternates in case the first one got sick?
18. How come Jack and Desmond didn’t turn into smoke monsters when they went into the cave?
19. After Locke asked Walt, in the Pilot, if he wanted to know a secret, did he ever tell him? And what was the secret?
20. Why did all the people in Purgatoryland Church appear to be the same age they had been in 2004? Surely some of them had lived to old age before dying. Was Limboville so Jack-centric that everyone chose to look the way they had at the time that Jack, not they themselves, had died? Or was this all being told from Jack’s point-of-view (so he would remember them the way they were when he last saw them)? But didn’t Christian said that Limboville was something they had all made together — a kind of team project — which suggests it couldn’t be just Jack’s vision?
21. When Jacob told the MiB at the end of Season 5, when they were back in the 1800s, “It only ends once. Everything else was just progress,” what was he referring to?
22. Why did we see the Island underwater at the beginning of Season 6?
23. After Jack and Kate confessed their love to each other before Jack died, they didn’t get together in the sideways world. Kate, in fact, kept on flirting with Sawyer. Is this the attraction so strong it can’t be denied, even after death? Will the triangle continue for all eternity, while they are frolicking in the bright light? I didn’t see any indication in their sideways flashes that Kate or Sawyer wanted to “let it go.” Just the opposite — it looked like they were just getting started, gearing up for another round.