I've got a need...a need for my questions to be answered!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

It's here! The day I wait all week for, wading through the crappy Wednesdays and Sundays and Mondays and all the days in between for the glorious feeling of a LOST episode just hours away.

Tonight's episode promises to be full of excitement.  Just the name has me in knots.  Season 6, Episode 4 is called (highlight for answer) The Substitute and is John Locke-centric.  Is there anything better than a Locke episode? (Maybe a Desmond one!) TV Guide has a one sentence description: "Locke seeks help to support his cause." WHOA! It's already blowing my mind.

Anyway, down to business.  Knowing the little we know about this episode, I'd like to recap the few 42 questions I'd like to see addressed tonight. (Warning: I will always like Question #1, each and every week, until I know what the darn numbers mean!)

Oh wait. Speaking of the numbers, Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof, via their official LOST podcast, said, unequivocally, that the numbers are NOT a date or a time. Good to know.

Now down to business for real. (Remember, you can view the full list of questions by clicking here.)

1. The numbers – First appearing in Episode 18 of Season 1 (Numbers), 4-8-15-16-23-42 have been part of LOST folklore from the very beginning. They help Hurley win the lottery, they must be typed into the hatch computer every 108 minutes or the world will end, they appear on Danielle’s map, they are the serial number on the door of The Swan, and they drive Leonard crazy, but what are their origins? With the Losties stuck in 1977, could Hurley actually be tied to the origin of the numbers that later drive him mad?

I warned you.  TELL ME WHAT THEY MEAN! I've been waiting 5 seasons!

2. Claire Littleton – Our favorite island mother has been missing since Season 4, Episode 10 (Something Nice Back Home). We know she saw her father, Christian Shephard, leaves Aaron behind, and wanders off in the jungle night with her dead dad but we don’t know why! What happened to Claire that could take her from doting mother to jungle wander? Why did she leave Aaron behind? We see her in Season 4, Episode 11 (Cabin Fever) seemingly relaxed and Aaron-free sitting in Jacob’s cabin with Christian, but again we receive no explanation of why she’s left her child behind. Let’s hope Season 6 gives us some Claire related clarity!

After last week's episode, how can I not want to know more about Claire? I doubt we'll see her this week, but I've been wrong before.

4. Flocke – As we know from Season 5, Episode 16 (The Incident) the Locke that returns to the island, is not the Locke that left the island. Commonly referred to as “Flocke” (fake + Locke = Flocke), he convinces Ben to kill Jacob, but not before Jacob recognizes Flocke as his nemesis. Who is this Flocke and how did he shift shape to look like John Locke? We know he doesn’t just take over Locke’s body, as Illana’s crew is hauling the body all over the island in search of Richard Alpert, so how exactly does he become John Locke? And does Jacob’s nemesis choose John Locke anyway? For how long has he been John Locke? Many fans postulate that Locke’s been Flocke since Ben shot him in Season 3, Episode 22 (Through the Looking Glass) , but we still don’t know for certain! Surely Flocke related mysteries will be resolved in Season 6.


6. Man In Black (Jacob’s Nemesis) – Since Walt and Locke played backgammon in the pilot episode; fans have known that black and white hold symbolic significance in the world of LOST. So when Jacob’s nemesis shows up on the beach wearing black while Jacob is wearing white, we knew that the scene was significant. But who, exactly is the man in black, why does he want to kill Jacob? How did he get to the island? Is he really bad, as his black shirt leads us to believe? How does he have the ability to become ‘Flocke’? Also, is there a biblical connection to the story of Jacob and Esau, in which two brothers fight for ‘birthright’ to rule over their father’s wealth and authority? Seems awful likely to this humble fan.

The two are a package deal, so teach me more about both please, LOST.

39. Frank Lapidus is a candidate for what? – Lapidus first arrives on the island as a member of the freighter team, but we later learn that he was suppose to be the pilot of the ill-fated Oceanic 815. He brings the Oceanic Six to the freighter via the helicopter and returns to the island as the pilot of Ajira 316. When Illana’s team takes off in search of Richard Alpert and Jacob, Illana asks Lapidus the infamous question, “What lies in the shadow of the statue?”. Lapidus doesn’t have the slightest idea, so she knocks him out. When he wakes up, the group tells him he may be “a candidate” and that he can come with them. What the heck is he a candidate for?

I think we'll be seeing more of the beach-camp Others tonight, which is where we last left Frank and Sun.  I'd love to learn a bit more about the Frank story.

40. Who’s coming? - When Jacob bites the dust at the hands of Ben in Season 5, Episode 16 (The Incident) he’s last words to Flocke are “They’re coming”. Then he burns to death. I’ve got no idea who’s coming, do you?

Did Jacob mean the Oceanic 6?  Is that's the "they" in "they're coming"? Tell me tonight, please.

As always, I'd appreciate any answers, but that's my big list for tonight.  How about you?  Let me know below!

Join me tomorrow for my reactions to the latest and greatest in the world of LOST.

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