Associated Press has got an article on some of questions we might get answers to this season on LOST.
They ask the following questions in the article, explain why they’re asking the question, but don’t really answer them… Here are my answers
WHO ARE THE OTHERS?
“The Others” are at least working under the premise that they’re part of the Dharma Initiative. From what we’ve seen so far, there’s nothing to lead us to believe that they’re not. I mean, why have all those labels on food out on an island where no one else can see them, right?
I think the better question here is What are The Others Doing. They seem obsessed with children. Why? What are they looking for? I think they’re looking to see if any of the children have immunities or some sort of genetic makeup that can help them with what they’re looking for.
Why all the disguises? Well, if you wanted to keep people out of the way so they wouldn’t come to your camp looking for food or shelter, what better way then making it look like you have no real means of your own?
WHO WILL KATE FALL FOR?
Between Jack and Sawyer? I think that’s easy. She’ll go Sawyer. Why? From the writer’s perspective, it’s a lot more interesting to write about those two than Kate and Jack.
Personally though, I don’t think it’ll be either of them. I think it’ll be someone new…. Yes, one of The Others.
WHY WAS LOCKE IN A WHEELCHAIR?
The AP story says that victims of Locke’s father handicapped Locke. I don’t buy that. It completely ignores the two thugs that were after Locke. Remember them? They were looking for the money too. Could they have been the ones that beat Locke so badly that he ended up in the chair? Yes, but I think that’s a bit obvious. Personally, I believe that Locke’s father had Locke beaten up because Locke just wouldn’t go away.
WHO IS THE FATHER OF SUN’S UNBORN BABY?
I think this one is a red herring. Jae Lee, whom everyone thinks could be the father because of his relationship with Sun, isn’t the father. Jin’s infertility was “fixed” by the island.
WHAT HAPPENED AT THE HATCH?
This the question of the summer. We know that they’ll all back, so we know they didn’t die. After Desmond turned the key, the massive release of magnetic energy reversed itself. Reversed itself? Sure — Think about it. If the magnetism intenstified, the hatch door would NOT have been high up in the air, and would not have fallen to the ground, nearly hitting Bernard, Claire and the baby. The key was supposed to destroy the hatch. How would you destroy that? By giving an opposite charge that’s stronger than the magnetic charge was to begin with.
Now, what this did to Locke, Eko and Desmond… That’s a really good question. The only think I think we know for sure is they’re going to have hearing problems for a while.
DID MICHAEL AND WALT ESCAPE?
The last time we saw Michael and Walt, they were headed out to sea on bearing 325, per Henry Gale’s instructions. I don’t think they’ll make it anywhere, and that Walt will end up being lost at sea. The actor that plays Walt is growing up fast… too fast for the show’s timeline. It’s only been 60 days or so since the crash, and it’s going on three years of real-time. If we do see Michael again, he’ll be going after The Others and Henry Gale for the circumstances that lead to Walt’s death.
WHAT IS DHARMA DOING WITH THE KIDS?
As I said previously, they’re looking for some genetic sequences. That means they’ll still be after the baby and after Sun once they discover she’s pregnant.
WHO IS LIBBY?
We don’t know for sure whether Libby was in the asylum when she saw Hurley before or after meeting Desmond. I’m guessing that it happened it happened before she met Desmond. So the timeline would be something like: Libby was married; her husband died in some way and it caused her to go into the mental institution; Hurley makes it out of the instiution, wins the lottery, and returns to find out what the numbers mean after bad things start happening — Libby sees Hurley.
Before she died, I swore up and down that she was working with Dharma, and I still believe that might be the case. I don’t have any evidence for this; it’s just a hunch.
IS CLAIRE JACK’S HALF-SISTER?
This one is simple. Yes. That’s who Christian Shephard (Jack’s father) was trying to go see when he went back to Australia.
CAN THE SHOW KEEP IT UP?
I sure hope so. The “Lost Experience” game over the summer was a pretty big let down; let’s hope that doesn’t creep into the show.