Ah, the end is near on ABC's Lost. Jacob finally had a sit-down with the surviving candidates in the final episode before the series finale and offered to tell them ... well, everything. "What They Died For" killed off some characters we know and gave us some answers, and Jacob turned over the keys of the island to a candidate.
(It's questions and answers, so: Spoilers ahead!)
After last week's Jacob and Man in Black origin story, we get back to business with "What They Died For," as Jacob finally tells the candidates (well, kinda) what's going on, Locke devises a new plan to get off the island and Ben makes some interesting choices. Meanwhile, Sideverse Desmond continues to connect the Lost dots by orchestrating run-ins with just about everyone.
In the Lostverse, Ben, Miles and Richard go to the old Dharma barracks get C4 explosives to blow up the plane, only to run into Widmore and his minion Zoe. With the Locke-ness Monster right behind them, Miles escapes into the jungle, Locke-ness takes out Richard and slits Zoe's throat, and Ben shoots Widmore, but not before Widmore gives Locke the secret answer he's been looking for ... the reason why Widmore brought Desmond to the island. The answer ... he's a fail-safe. Ben seems to have changed sides again as he agrees to kill some people for Locke-ness.
Elsewhere, Jack, Kate, Hurley and Sawyer can all see Jacob, and by the light of a campfire he promises to tell them what Sun, Jin and Sayid died for, why they've been brought to the island, etc. He tells them that by the time his campfire goes out, he'll be gone forever. Jacob wants them to have a choice, but he needs one of them to step up and take his Cave of Light protecting job. Jack agrees to be the one. Jacob says some magic mumbo-jumbo over some water, which Jack drinks, and the Jacob tells him that they are now "the same." He also tells him how to get to the cave.
Over in the Sideverse, Desmond tells Ben that he didn't run over Locke to hurt him, but rather "to help him let go." Then he beats Ben up. After that, the busy Desmond turns himself into cop Sawyer, admitting that he ran down Locke and beat up Ben. He lands in the slammer with Kate and Sayid. As they're being transferred to another jail, Desmond manages to spring Kate and Sayid with the help of Ana Lucia, Hurley and a lot of money. Sayid heads off with Hurley, while a confused Kate goes with Desmond to a concert. Locke goes to see Jack and agrees to have the surgery to fix his spine.
And back on the island, Locke tells Ben his plan. He's going to destroy the island.
With just one more episode to go, we're near the end of our search for answers to our 100-plus questions below. Below you'll find the NEW questions from this week's episode, "What They Died For." Below, if a question is boldface it was answered in the most recent episode. If a question is italic it was answered in earlier episodes and the subject of a previous article. This is the 10th of our Lost Questions and Answers stories. Next Monday will be the final article, filling in whatever answers we've discovered during the two-and-a-half-hour season finale.
NEW QUESTIONS FROM THIS WEEK'S "WHAT THEY DIED FOR" EPISODE:
107. Can Jack and the Losties kill the Smokey Man in Black?
108. Did Richard finally meet his end when the Smoke Monster blew him away?
109. Where is Desmond, and who rescued him from the well?
110. How is the Locke-ness Monster going to destroy the island?
111. Has Ben gone to the dark side again, and will he kill the candidates for Locke-ness? And what happened to that C4?
112. How is Jack supposed to protect the Cave of Light, and what happens if he doesn't succeed?
113. What's up with Side Jack's neck wound?
114. What does Jacob mean when he tells the candidates that what's going on with the Smoke Monster has the potential to kill "every one of you and everyone you care about"? Exactly what are is at stakes if they fail to stop Smokey?
115. Why is Side Desmond taking Kate to a concert, and how does he know her dress size?
116. Where's Side Hurley taking Sayid, and what favor will Desmond ask of him?
117. Who is David's mother?
118. What did they really die for? All the people on the plane, all the others, all the candidates ... just so Jack could have a choice of whether he wanted to be the new Jacob?
119. Will we be satisfied with the way Lost ends?
ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS WE'VE ALREADY RAISED
1. Who is Jacob? Apparently he's a ghost now, along with possibly being God. Maybe. ("LA X") We also learn his main job is to protect the island from the Locke-ness Monster, if Locke-ness is telling us (and Sawyer) the truth. Or if he's not telling the truth, we're thinking Jacob (as a jailer of sorts) has trapped Old Smokey ON the island. Maybe that's why the Locke-ness Monster says he's "trapped." ("The Substitute"). He was born on the island a long, long time ago and the Man in Black is his twin brother. He took over the responsibility of protecting the Cave of Light from the woman who raised him, so she probably viewed Jacob and the MiB as candidates for her job. ("Across the Sea")
2. Is he good or is he evil? The jury is still out, but he certainly seems gooder than Smokey Locke, who we're now calling the Locke-ness Monster. ("LA X") We're still leaning on the side of good, although we don't know why the Man In Black had to get Richardo out of those chains. ("Ab Aeterno") And considering Smokey blew up the sub and killed Sayid, Jin and Sun, we're really thinking Jacob has to be the good guy. ("The Candidate") Although he did kill his brother (kind of). ("Across the Sea") But he feels bad about it, or at least he did until the fire went out and he was gone forever. ("What They Died For")
3. What's up with the Man In Black (MiB)? The theories that he was actually the Smoke Monster were right, and we found that out in very dramatic fashion when the Locke-ness Monster transformed into the Monster and smoked Jacob's Bodyguards under the four-toed statue. However, we also discovered that what he really wants is to "go home." ("LA X") We learned he was at one time a man, who now is something else and that he's trapped. Locke-ness really wants to get off the island, and he managed to convince Sawyer to go with him, which we're guessing is a really bad idea for Sawyer. He also has to follow "the rules." ("The Substitute") Dogen called Locke-ness "evil incarnate." We also learned that when Sayid stabbed in the heart with the sword, Locke just pulled it out and handed it back to him. And he told Sayid he has the ability to offer him anything he wants, which we're guessing includes Sayid's long lost love, Nadia. ("Sundown") He released Richard from the chains on the shipwrecked Black Rock, but apparently it was to get him to kill Jacob. ("Ab Aeterno") Locke-ness admits to appearing to Jack as his dead dad, Christian. ("The Last Recruit") He's trying to kill all the candidates by tricking them into actions where they kill each other. ("The Candidate") He's Jacob's twin brother and apparently he became the Smoke Monster after Jacob got mad about the MiB killing their mom, and he tossed his brother into a stream, which carried him into the light cave. We also discover that at least his body is the Adam skeleton. ("Across the Sea") With a new plan, he's trying to get Ben to kill some people (probably the candidates), and he wants to destroy the island. ("What They Died For")
4. Why does he need a loophole, and which one did he find? We're thinking the loophole might be that the MiB couldn't harm Jacob himself and needed to talk someone else into doing the deed. ("The Incident") Other Mother said she made it so that Jacob and his brother couldn't harm each other, so the loophole is that he had to have someone else kill Jacob. However, Jacob did harm his Brother in Black. ("Across the Sea")
5. Why does the MiB hate Jacob? Jacob is in some way the MiB's jailer who keeps him on the island. ("Ab Aeterno") Because Jacob kind of killed him, turned him into the Smoke Monster, and won't let him leave the island. ("Across the Sea")
6. Is Jacob really dead? Yes, but apparently he's still a factor in this chess match, since he appeared to Hurley and told him he/Jacob was actually dead and to take Sayid to the Temple to save his life. ("LA X") However, was it really Jacob who had that conversation with Hurley after all? Maybe dead really is dead. ("What Kate Does") Now he's really, really dead after he burned up his own ashes in the fire, said the magic words, and turned his job over to Jack. ("What They Died For")
7. Is Locke dead? Our Locke is alive in the new Sideverse. However, he's dead in the old Lostverse, according to the Locke-ness Monster. In fact, he filled Ben in on all the details of what Locke was thinking as he was dying when Ben strangled him. Nice touch, that one. ("LA X")
8. Did time reset and keep the Oceanic 815 from crashing? Yes, but not without changes and at least one alternate universe. Apparently the island is under the water in the Sideverse. And yet the surviving Lostverse Survivors and Others are running around dealing with the fallout of the bomb explosion (or possibly non-explosion in that verse) and the Locke-ness Monster's newfound vengeful power. ("LA X")
9. Will Juliet and Sawyer find each other again in the Sideverse?
10. What kind of damage would an explosion from a hydrogen bomb create? Apparently it threw the surviving Survivors into an alternate past, which we're calling the Sideverse. It also sank the island. ("LA X")
11. What's the deal with the four-toed statue, and if it was really a statue of the Egyptian goddess Taweret, why was it built? we still don't know why it was built, but apparently the Black Rock broke it to pieces during a violent storm that sent the ship to be shipwrecked in the middle of the island. ("Ab Aeterno")
12. What's the Smoke Monster, and what's up with it? It appears the Smoke Monster is going to become the Big Bad of the season. The morphing monster seems to be some sort of evil force that can apparently take any form, such as Dead Locke, and possibly posing as Alex, when she told Ben to do whatever Locke says. In fact, we're guessing there's more to come when we find out how much this Big Bad has been messing with everyone since the beginning. And one more thing ... as the Locke-ness Monster tells Ben, he's not a "What." He's a "Who." And we discovered that he "wants to go home." ("LA X") We also discovered that he's trapped on the island, and that he's stuck in the form of John Locke when he's not going Smokey. ("The Substitute") Bad Hair Claire tells Jin, "That's not John. This is my friend." ("Lighthouse") Dogen says it's "evil incarnate." Swords can't kill him, or at least Sayid's sword couldn't kill him. Locke as Smokey took out the Temple in pretty extreme fashion, and then turned into Locke-ness and gathered up his recruits (and Kate). ("Sundown") Apparently he can't go over to the Hydra Island without having Sawyer check it out first. ("Recon") He had a good time taking out the surviving crew of the Black Rock, except for Richard. ("Ab Aeterno") He tricked the Losties into taking a bomb aboard the sub, which Sawyer set off thinking he was going to stop the countdown. Jack's figured out that Locke-ness needs them to kill each other because he can't kill them. That lead to Sayid, Jin and Sun's deaths, and possibly Frank's. ("The Candidate") It's what happened to the Man in Black after Jacob threw him in the water, which dragged him into the Cave of Light. ("Across the Sea") And now it wants to destroy the island. ("What They Died For")
13. What's up with the ash, and why was it around Jacob's cabin? One of the Others used the ash (which may be something other than ash) to try to protect himself by pouring a circle of the stuff around himself when Smokey went ballistic and smoked the gun-toting Others under the four-toed statue. We also saw the stuff being poured at the Temple when those Others freaked after finding out Jacob was dead (which likely means they knew their protection against Smokey was gone). We're guessing this is going to be important in battling the Big Bad this season, since guns aren't going to work against him. ("LA X") Ilana also collected Jacob's ashes after Locke-ness burned him up in the fire under the four-toed statue. ("The Substitute")
14. Why did the Oceanic Six have to go back? Because some of them were candidates. ("The Substitute")
15. What happened to Claire? Side Claire ended up in a cab being kidnapped by an escaping Kate. ("LA X") However, Kate kicked her out of the cab and then went back for her after she realized Claire was a pregnant mommy and Kate felt guilty stealing her stuff. Then they bonded when Claire discovered that the baby's new adoptive parents were a bust and she began having labor pains. In the Lostverse, Claire saved Jin from two Temple Others who were about to kill him. And man, she looked like she'd been living in the woods since she went missing last season. ("What Kate Does") Claire told Jin she has been living in the woods since she went missing and that she was captured, tortured and branded by the Others. She believes they still have Aaron. She threatened to torture and kill an Other when he wouldn't tell her where her baby was. When Jin told her that Kate had raised Aaron for the last three years, she did kill the Other. Then Jin said he lied to stop her from killing the Other and that Aaron really was being held at the Temple by the Others. It's now appearing Claire was "infected" and "claimed" by Old Smokey (just as the Japanese Dude told Jack she was), since she's calling the Locke-ness Monster her "friend." ("Lighthouse")
16. Who is Richard Alpert really, and why doesn't he age? According to the Locke-ness Monster, Richard was in chains at some point, but we still don't know whose prisoner he was. ("LA X") We know he also doesn't trust the Locke-ness Monster, and he believes Old Smokey wants "everyone dead" on the island. ("The Substitute") Ah, now we know Richard Alpert was originally Richardo, dedicated husband to Isabella. When Isabella died of illness, Richard accidentally killed the doctor and was sold as a slave on the Black Rock, which smashed up on the island. The Man In Black released Richard from the ship's chains and gave him a knife to kill Jacob with the same sort of don't-let-him-speak-just-kill-him speech Sayid had gotten from Dogen. Well, Jacob was more formitable in 1867 and after a fight convinced Richard to help him with the people he brought to the island. And he promised he'd never die. ("Ab Aeterno") However, the Smoke Monster attacked him, but we didn't see a body so is he alive or dead? ("What They Died For")
17. How or why does the island heal people?
18. What's going on with the pregnancies? Jacob and the Man in Black were born on the island, along with Alex and Aaron, so it's unclear. ("Across the Sea")
19. What's the deal with Christian? Locke-ness admits to Jack he can only take the form of someone who died, and that at one time he appeared to Jack as his dead father, Christian. But was he telling Jack the truth? ("The Last Recruit")
20. Who are Adam and Eve, the skeletons found in the caves, and why do they have black and white stones on their bodies? They are Other Mother and the Man in Black's skeletons. Jacob placed them in the cave and left the stones. ("Across the Sea")
21. Are Hurley's numbers really cursed? When the bomb went off it must have lifted the curse in the Sideverse, considering Hurley says he's "luckiest man alive." No word yet on how cursed Hurley is in the Lostverse. ("LA X") The numbers, which have often appeared throughout the series, also are seen next to the Survivors/candidates names on the roof of Jacob's cave. The Locke-ness Monster told Sawyer that the names were candidates to take over Jacob's job of protecting the island and that Jacob had a thing for numbers. ("The Substitute") The numbers with the names were on a big wheel in the Lighthouse. When the wheel was turned to Jack's number, 23, and name, his childhood house was reflected in the mirrors. So we're thinking the numbers are a kind of locator, or longitude and latitude, of the candidates. ("Lighthouse")
22. Where is Walt and why is he important?
23. Will Charlie be back? He's back! In the Sideverse, Charlie was saved by Jack after nearly choking to death on the plane. ("LA X") And apparently he's gone Sideverse nuts, or maybe he's seeing Claire as his true love. (""Happily Ever After")
24. What's up with Libby, and will Hurley and Libby finally connect in the Sideverse? They more than connected. They had that first date finally, and with one kiss from Libby, Hurley began to remember the island world. ("Everybody Loves Hugo")
25. Where does the donkey wheel come from, and how does it work? It was built by the Man in Black and his people as a way to get off the island. ("Across the Sea")
26. Who's on Jacob's list, why does Jacob have a list, and what does it all mean? Some of them are candidates, and the candidates may be job candidates for Jacob's job. ("The Substitute") Jacob tells the candidates that he choose them because they were like him and they needed the island as much as it needed them. ("What They Died For")
27. Why did Jacob diss Ben by not communicating with him while he was leader? Jacob explained to Richard he didn't talk to anyone, but would communicate through Richard. ("Ab Aeterno")
28. What's up with the Temple? The Temple's waters healed Ben as a child and, as we saw, in the Lostverse it saved Sayid, who came back to life at the end of "LA X" even though they'd turned dark. There are also a gaggle of Others living there who are freaked out by the news that Jacob is dead and started fortifying the Temple. ("LA X") And perhaps Sayid was actually saved by the dark side now that he's "infected" and "claimed," according to Japanese Dude Dogen. ("What Kate Did") Ghost Jacob tells Hurley that he had to get them (Jack and Hurley) away from the Temple because "Someone's coming there. Someone bad." ("Lighthouse") Well, the Temple Others are toast. Dogen and Lennon are dead, and old Smokey rocked the rest of the faithful. However, did Locke-ness look like he was taking his recruits away from the Temple? ("Sundown")
29. How did the Black Rock end up in the middle of the jungle, and what happened to the crew? The ship hit the statue breaking it apart and landing in the middle of the jungle. Then the Smoke Monster killed the crew, except for Richard Alpert. ("Ab Aeterno")
30. What's up with Charles Widmore, anyway? And better yet, what's up with his submarine? Does he really think Sawyer will bring back the MiB to be trapped? What is his real deal? ("Recon") He's determined to stop the Locke-ness Monster and has kidnapped Jin for some reason from Locke's camp. ("The Package") And he's taken Desmond back to the island to see if he can withstand an electromagnetic surge and believes bad things will happen if Desmond doesn't make a sacrifice. ("Happily Ever After") He desperately wants Desmond, who was kidnapped by Locke and thrown down a well, back from Locke-ness and is ready to go to war over it. ("The Last Recruit") He locked up the Losties in the animal cages for some reason. ("The Candidate") He was killed by Ben who still seems to have anger issues about the death of his daughter. Ben killed Widmore just as he was telling the Locke-ness Monster that he brought Desmond to the island as fail-safe... or at least that's what Locke-ness told Ben. ("What They Died For")
31. What's up with the Whispers? Dead Michael appeared to ghostwhisperer Hurley to tell him that the whispers were the people who couldn't pass on because of what they'd done in life. ("Everybody Loves Hugo")
32. Why did Jacob go touch each of the survivors during their lives and how did he get off the island? According to Richard Alpert, being touched by Jacob was a gift/curse that in his case gave him a very long life without aging. Now that Jacob is dead, he doesn't seem happy about the deal anymore. ("Dr. Linus")
33. Why were these survivors chosen? The Locke-ness Monster tells Sawyer that each of them was chosen by Jacob to be a candidate to take over his job of protecting the island and their lives were manipulated so that they'd end up on the island. ("The Substitute") Jacob tells the surviving candidates that they were choosen because they were like him and because they needed the island as much as it needed them. ("What They Died For")
34. Why didn't Jacob try to protect himself when Ben stabbed him? The Locke-ness Monster told Ben that Jacob knew he was beaten, but we think there's more to it than that. ("LA X") Miles told Ben that Jacob didn't protect himself because he was hoping Ben would change his mind at the last moment. ("Dr. Linus") Maybe he was worn out after all the centuries and wanted to die like his Other Mother. ("Across the Sea")
35. What is Ilana's connection to Jacob, and what favor did he ask of her? To protect the candidates. ("Everybody Loves Hugo")
36. What is Frank a candidate for? According to the Locke-ness Monster, candidates have the potential to become the next Jacob. However, if Frank is a candidate, why isn't his name on the cave ceiling with a cursed number by it? ("The Substitute") Maybe nothing now, if he did die on the sub. ("The Candidate")
37. Why isn't the island done with Desmond yet? Widmore told Desmond that the island wasn't done with him yet again, and then the he subjected Desmond to a possibily lethal experiment to confirm that he would withstand an electromagnetic surge. ("Happily Ever After") And is he a fail-safe when it comes to protecting the island from the Man in Black? ("What They Died For")
38. What are the Rules? They involve not killing "him," which may or may not be Sawyer, according to the mysterious boy that the Locke-ness Monster sees. ("The Substitute")
39. Are Jacob and the MiB's Rules different from Ben and Whitmore's Rules?
40. Why did Ben strangle Locke when he mentioned Eloise Hawking? We still don't know why, but Ben admited he regretted murdering Locke at his grave. ("The Substitute")
41. What's up with the dog?
42. Will Sun and Jin ever get a chance to live happily ever after? Well, at least they finally got together and Sun got her voice back. ("The Last Recruit") And now they're dead... at least in the Lostverse. So, no. But Jin kept his promise to Sun and he refused to leave her when she was trapped in the flooding sub. ("The Candidate")
43. Will any of the survivors get a chance to live happily ever after?
44. In the Sideverse, why did things change on Flight 815 for some of the passengers, like Hurley being lucky instead of cursed? The changes continue and perhaps the two universes are beginning to collide? ("Happily Ever After")
45. Why did Charlie "plan" to die? Because he had a vision were he felt "consciousness, altering love" with a blond woman when he was choking on a bag of heroine he was trying to swallow on the plane. ("Happily Ever After")
46. Are the Locke-ness Monster and his Smoke Monster alter-ego badass, or what? We'll just say a big "yes" to that one. ("LA X") And an even bigger yes, considering how easily it took out the Temple personnel. ("Sundown") And then there's the events on the Black Rock. ("Ab Aeterno")
47. Why does Ghost Jacob want Hurley to save Sayid? And is it Ghost Jacob, or perhaps the Trickster Smoke Monster? ("What Kate Does") Or perhaps Jacob knew that in the end Sayid would do the right thing in the end and sacrifice himself to save the Candidates. ("The Candidate")
48. Where's Jack's dad's coffin in the Sideverse? It's a pretty safe bet Desmond doesn't have it when he calls Jack pretending to be from the airline and telling him they've found the coffin. ("What They Died For")
49. Will Side Kate escape? She escapes for now, but ends up helping a pregnant Claire. ("What Kate Does") It looks like cop Ford/Sawyer caught her after she smashed into his car. ("Recon") She's been arrested. ("The Last Recruit") And now Desmond has helped her escape, but she has to go with him to a concert in a pretty black dress. ("What They Died For")
50. Will Side Claire have her baby in L.A., and will she give him up for adoption? She's headed for an adoption agency when Desmond stirs her to a lawyer he knows, who just happens to be Ilana, and she's been looking for Claire Littleton. Apparently it's time to read Christian's will, and since Claire was his daughter and Jack's half-sister, she's an heir. So maybe she won't have to give the baby up for adoption now. ("The Last Recruit") And she's got that nifty music box. ("The Candidate")
51. Where is the "home" the Locke-ness Monster wants to go to? Apparently across the sea to his mother's home or probably really anywhere but the island, which he's been trying to escape from for centuries (probably). ("Across the Sea")
52. What did the Locke-ness Monster mean when he told Richard Alpert it was good to see him out of "those chains"? It was a reference to when they first met aboard the shipwrecked Black Rock, when Richardo was chained up as a slave. The Man In Black/Locke-ness Monster released him and tried to get him to kill Jacob. That plan didn't work, but the comment reminded Richard of their past. ("Ab Aeterno")
53. How was Sayid resurrected after even the Others thought he was dead, and what does that mean for him? Well, Sayid told Hurley he wasn't a zombie. Beyond that, we know his wound is almost healed and the Temple Others "tested" (as in tortured) him to find out if he was infected and claimed (just as Jack's sister, Claire, was). Do we have that all cleared up now? ("What Kate Does") And if he was resurrected once, could he be resurrected again? ("The Candidate")
54. Why do the Temple Others have to torture Sayid to "diagnose" him, and why do they think he's been "infected" and "claimed"? Dogen told Sayid the machine he was strapped to could detect how much good and evil was in him, and in Sayid's case the evil was winning. ("Sundown")
55. And what's the significance of the Ajira plane, and why are the Temple Others being so secretive about it? Since it's on the Hydra Island, why does Widmore care about it, since he already has a submarine? ("Recon") Ilana thought the plane was a way off the island for the Locke-ness Monster, so she convinced Jack and the other candidates to blow it up... until she got blown up. With a little Hurley interference, Jack and the candidates go off to meet up with Locke, while Richard, Miles and Ben go off ot destroy the plane. ("Everybody Loves Hugo") Now that Locke convinced everyone to go to the sub and then he blew it up, the plane may just be his real way off the island. ("The Candidate")
56. Will Losties Kate and Claire hook up so that Kate can take her "back to Aaron"? They hook up, but we're thinking a trip off the island to get Claire back to Aaron won't come anytime soon. ("Sundown") And Claire clearly harbors animosity toward Kate. ("Recon") Kate convinces Claire to go with the candidates to try to escape the island so that she can see Aaron again. ("The Last Recruit") Poor Claire, they've left her behind again. Even though the sub was blown up, talk about feeling like being the last kid picked for basketball. ("The Candidate")
57. Who is the kid Locke-ness sees? Why can Sawyer see him, but Richard Alpert can't? We still don't know who he is, but he appeared again to Locke-ness and Desmond, just before Locke-ness pushed Desmond down a well. ("Everybody Loves Hugo") He's Jacob as a boy and Jacob's dead, so he's probably Jacob's ghost. It's uncertain why Locke-ness sees him as a boy instead of as an adult, or why some people can see him and some can't. ("Across the Sea")
58. Why does Jacob as a kid remind the Locke-ness Monster he can't kill Sawyer because of "the rules"?
59. In what way is Locke-ness trapped? Apparently the island is a cork which keeps evil in in some fashion. ("Ab Aeterno") Or it's the heart of the island or whatever mumbo jumbo Other Mother was spouting and it needs protecting. ("Across the Sea")
60. Why is the Man In Black "stuck" in the form of John Locke when he's not Smokey, according to Ilana? How does she know that? And how does she know where the Temple secret passage is? ("Sundown")
61. In Jacob's lair, why are the mysterious numbers next to the survivor's names on cave roof? Why is Kate's name scratched out? Jacob took her name off the list because she became a mother. ("What They Died For")
62. Why did Jacob choose these people as candidates to take over his island-protecting (or Smokey jailing) job? Campire Jacob told the candidates he choose them because he felt they were alone and like him, and because he believed they needed the island as much as it needed them. ("What They Died For")
63. Will Side Jack be able to fix Locke's spine so he can walk again? We'll find out now that he's about to get Jack's surgery after being run down by Desmond's car. ("The Last Recruit") Jack thinks he can fix Locke's spine, but Locke turns him down. ("The Candidate") Locke agrees to let Jack try to fix him. ("What They Died For")
64. If Sideverse Locke is on good terms with his father, considering Helen's remark about him being at their wedding, how did John end up in a wheelchair? Locke just got his pilot's license and the plane crashed with his father aboard. ("The Candidate")
65. Will Sayid go the way of psycho Bad Hair Claire? Oh, yes. Thanks to Locke-ness, Sayid has definitely gone the way of Claire. ("Sundown") However, both he and Claire may be having second thoughts. Claire goes with Kate and the candidates with hopes of seeing Aaron, and Sayid may, or may not, have shot Desmond in cold blood as Locke-ness commanded. ("The Last Recruit") Apparently Desmond is alive, as are Jack, Kate, Hurley, and Sawyer thanks to Sayid's heroic moment where he grabbed the bomb on the sub and raced away from them. ("The Candidate")
66. If the Numbers are actually a locator for tagging candidates, why do those numbers pop up so many other places?
67. According to Jacob, Jack has "what it takes," he's "important," and he's on the island "to do something," but what does that really all mean? We guess it means that Jack's "the one," especially since he went off and agreed to take over Jacob's Cave of Light protecting job. How exactly does one protect a Cave of Light anyway? ("What They Died For")
68. Is it just more Messing With Our Heads Sideverse when Jack sees his appendix scar (which was removed on the island in the Lostverse), and his mom tells him he had it removed when he was 7? And what about his Side son, David?
69. Will Side Sayid and Nadia end up together? It's not looking good either. He got arrested by Sawyer. ("The Last Recruit") And now Desmond has helped him escape, so maybe. ("What They Died For")
70. Why does Smokey/Locke-ness need recruits to leave the island? Or perhaps he just wants them in one place so he can kill them... or maybe blow up the plane. ("The Package") Indeed he does want them all in one place and he blew up the sub to kill them, or trick them into killing themselves. Beyond that he didn't seem at all happy to discover that some of the candidates were still alive as he set off "to finish what I started." ("The Candidate")
71. Why can't Richard Alpert kill himself? Why does he believe his life has no meaning? Why does he suddenly not believe anything Jacob tells Hurley? He believed his life had no meaning and that Jacob lied. Of course, now that Hurley helped him connect to his dead wife, Isabella, Richard seems back on Jacob's side. ("Ab Aeterno") The Smoke Monster tried to kill him, but we don't know if he succeeded. ("What They Died For")
72.What is the Locke-ness Monster's real ticket off the island?
73. What does Charles Widmore really want? They have something to do with Desmond and electronmagnetic pockets. ("The Package" and "Happily Ever After") Not much, now that he's dead. But he did want to use Desmond as a fail-safe. ("What They Died For")
74. How and why is Ilana injured when we see her in her flashback with Jacob, and in what way has she been preparing to protect the candidates? Who cares. She got blown up. ("Everybody Loves Hugo")
75. Will Richard, Ben and Miles be able to stop the Man In Black from leaving the island by blowing up the plane? Well, the Smoke Monster tried to kill Richard, Miles ran away, and Ben appeared to join forces with the Man In Black, so it's not looking good. Of course, Ben still probably has that C4. ("What They Died For")
76. Is the Island really like the cork of a bottle that keeps the evil in? Or is it the source of goodness and life that needs to be protected from being corrupted by evil men? ("Across the Sea")
77. Who will win? The Locke-ness Monster or Widmore or Jacob? With Ben killing Widmore and Jacob saying he's gone forever now that his ashes burned up in the campfire, it looks like it's Locke-ness against Jack and the former candidates. ("What They Died For")
78. Why did Widmore bring Desmond back to the island? As a fail-safe. ("What They Died For")
79. In the Sideverse, will Sun lose her baby after being shot? And will Jin and Sun escape her father? At the hospital, Jin tells her that the baby is fine. ("The Last Recruit")
80. How can Desmond survive the electromagnetic bursts? And is that why Side-Desmond begins having visions of the Lostverse?
81. In the Sideverse, why does Eloise tell Desmond that it's a "violation" regarding "the way you see things"? And why does she tell him, "You're not ready yet, Desmond"? Ready for what?
82. In the Lostverse, after Desmond wakes up and survives the burst, why does he agree to help Widmore and then just as easily agree to go with Sayid?
83. What's up with the new sighting of the mysterious boy and why did he appear to Locke and Desmond? Ghost teen Jacob was reminding Locke-ness of the rules. ("Across the Sea")
84. Why did the Locke-ness Monster push Desmond down the well and why does he want him dead?
85. Why does Hurley listen to Dead Michael about stopping the candidates from blowing up the plane?
86. Did Desmond survive the fall down the well? Yes, but did he survive Sayid's orders to kill him? ("The Last Recruit") Sayid told Jack where the well was that Desmond was trapped in. ("The Candidate") Locke-ness got to the well and Desmond was gone. ("What They Died For")
87. In the Sideverse, why did Desmond run over John Locke with his car? Desmond tells Ben that he ran over Locke to help him "let go." ("What They Died For")
88. Will Hurley and Libby live happily ever after?
89. Why does Locke-ness save Jack from the artillery shelling on the beach when he could have let him die and had one less candidate to kill off?
90. How does Side-Desmond know how to mess with people in exactly the right way so they'll remember the island?
91. Who is the last recruit?
92. What's the significance of Christian leaving the music box for Claire? Is it just so she can have some musical backup when she sings "Catch a Falling Star" to Aaron after he's born?
93. How did the Locke-ness Monster know Jack would look into his pack and find the bomb just in time for Sawyer to start pulling wires and actually set off the bomb? Can his timing be that good?
94. Is Frank the pilot dead?
95. Where are Richard, Miles and Ben, and why haven't they destroyed the plane yet? According to Ben, they were taking a shortcut. It must have been a very long shortcut. ("What They Died For")
96. Has Sayid atoned for his actions enough, in telling Jack where Desmond was and sacrificing himself by running off with the bomb, so he'll be able to move on now that he's dead, or will he become one of the island's Whispers?
97. Was Sayid right when he yelled, "Because it's going to be you, Jack"? Will it be Jack? Yes. Jack agreed to take over Jacob's Cave of Light protecting job. ("What They Died For")
98. How does Locke-ness know there are survivors from the sub explosion?
99. What is the source of the light, and why does someone have to protect it?
100. How did Other Mother get the magic wine and learn the incantation? What kind of magic is at work here, and who figured this stuff out originally? Since Jacob just uses regular water when Jack takes over his job, the magic must be in the incantation. ("What They Died For")
101. She says the brothers can't hurt each other, but Jacob does hurt his Brother in Black, who ends up dead (at least his body is dead). Was she lying to them, or did her mojo just not work properly?
102. Where does Jacob and the Man In Black's birth mother come from? How are her people smart enough to build wells and figure out the donkey wheel business?
103. Since Other Mother murders the baby mama and the Man in Black's people, the Man in Black murders Other Mother, and Jacob murders (sort of) his brother ... who's the good guy?
104. Why did the Man in Black end up turning into smoke and yet have the ability to look like himself?
105. Why can the Teen in Black see and talk to his dead mother and yet Jacob can't?
106. What is the Man in Black's name?
What Lost questions, answers, and theories do you have?