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Lost Mysteries

Television | By A.J. for The Top 13 on February 1, 2010

After five seasons of following the survivors of the Oceanic Flight 815 plane crash and those they've encountered on the Island and elsewhere, we're ready for some answers. And beginning tomorrow night, with the premiere of the sixth and final season of Lost, we should be getting them. Here are the Top 13 Lost Mysteries we hope are resolved during the show's final season.

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The Incident

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The Incident

The question that is first and foremost on the minds of most Lost fans likely will be the first one answered in the Season 6 premiere tomorrow night. What happened when the screen went white? Did Juliet's detonation of the bomb alter the future so that Flight 815 never crashes? Did it make the first five seasons totally moot? Will the plane crash all over again? Or did Juliet blow herself up for nothing? We, of course, can't be 100 percent sure, but IMDB cast lists, guest appearances at Comic Con, and promos like the one below strongly suggest that their future has, indeed, been altered.

The Island

2

The Island

It healed John Locke's paralyzed legs. It cured Rose of a terminal illness. Yet, at the same time, Ben Linus had a tumor and pregnant women on the island die giving birth. What makes the island so inexplicably magical and judgmental? Are Jacob and his nemesis (see entries about each below) responsible? Or does the island have a will of it own? And speaking of Rose's illness - if the plane crash is undone, she's not going to be very pleased, is she?

The Numbers

3

The Numbers

4. 8. 15. 16. 23. 42. The numbers were one of the first hooks that really pulled fans into the show, giving them much more to think about than connections between the characters and what the heck the smoke monster was. Die-hard fans learned more about them in the elaborate, online game "The Lost Experience," but questions still remain. The numbers somehow relate to the Valenzetti Equation, which predicts the moment of the apocalypse, but what exactly does that mean for the show?

Jacob

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Jacob

Viewers kept hearing about this "Jacob" fellow for quite some time before finally seeing his face in the finale of the fifth season. By the end of the episode, fans saw him in numerous flashbacks, conversing with and touching several central characters, even convincing Hurley to board Flight 316 in order to get back to the island, and ultimately being killed by a furious Benjamin Linus. Of course, all of this only raised more questions to be answered.

The Others

5

The Others

These guys have been around for quite a while, but what do we really know about them? They wiped out the Dharma Initiative employees, they have only one leader at a time, and that leader always answers to Jacob. But what are they doing there? Are they there simply to protect it or stop people from using it for their own purposes? For our sake, why didn't Juliet explain more while she had the chance?

Jacob's Nemesis

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Jacob's Nemesis

For some reason, this unnamed man badly wants to kill Jacob. And for some other reason, he needs a loophole in order to do it, even though they were face-to-face back in the 1800s. Yes, they apparently live forever. But Jacob's enemy got what he wanted when he inhabited the body of John Locke and convinced Ben to kill Jacob. As if we weren't already clueless as to what was going on, Jacob's ambiguous last words were, "they're coming."

Richard Alpert

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Richard Alpert

Richard always seemed to be the true leader of the Others and the only guy who ever knew what was going on. He has lived for who knows how long without aging, and he's the only one around who ever talked to Jacob before his demise. Yet, Jacob's nemesis still managed to trick him.

The Dharma Initiative

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The Dharma Initiative

Throughout the fifth season, we finally got to see this mysterious organization in action, but most of what the company was doing on the island, or what it is doing now, remains a mystery. Much is revealed in the video below, which was the final result of "The Lost Experience," but it is unclear how much it will relate to the final season. It has been theorized that Jacob's final warning - "they're coming" - might refer to the return of the Dharma Initiative to the island.

The Smoke Monster

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The Smoke Monster

Everything on the island was fine and dandy in the show's pilot until this smoke monster came along and killed the pilot of Oceanic 815. Since then, fans have learned that the monster is a "security system" that judges islanders and that it can morph itself into the image of a person, specifically Ben's daughter. As Alex, it told him to follow Locke's directions. Considering that Locke soon has Jacob killed, could the monster be under the control of Jacob's nemesis? And what is it, anyway?

Jacob's Followers

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Jacob's Followers

Bram and Ilana are two characters new to the show since the second airplane crashed on the island. The latter had been visited by Jacob in a flashback, who asked her for help. On the island, Bram and Ilana find Locke's real body and seem to know why a replica has been seen walking around. They call themselves "the good guys," but who knows who's good or bad on this show? And what did they mean when they discuss whether Frank Lapidus is a "candidate"?

Claire

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Claire

Our favorite Australian castaway has been missing ever since she joined her father, who is theorized to have been Jacob's enemy (having inhabited his body like he later does with Locke's). When Locke was still alive and trying to visit Jacob in his cabin, Claire was rocking calmly in the corner. Is she aware of who the man really is? And where is she now? Considering she is included in advertisements for the final season, fans can be assured that we'll see her again.

Libby

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Libby

One minute, Libby is the sole likable passenger from the tail section. Then, in a flashback, we see her attending the same mental hospital as Hurley. This made Libby infinitely more captivating and her close relationship with Hurley even stranger. But then Libby was killed and a Desmond flashback is all we've heard from her since. Fans want to know much more about her, but producers say it is unlikely we'll see Libby return.

The Statue

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The Statue

Until this past season's finale, all we saw of this bizarre statue was a giant foot. Now we know that it was part of a monstrously tall statue of the Egyptian Goddess Taweret, suggesting that the island contained inhabitants much earlier than it was thought. While the physical statue will probably play no major role in the coming season, Jacob was killed in the room inside of it, and, therefore, it might be important.

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Comments Leave a comment

stillathreat ★★

Can't wait for the premiere. I also wonder how many of these mysteries will actually be resolved. I hope the creators make good on their promise to tie up all the loose ends.

10:17 AM   Feb 01, 2010

abujabu 

its all a bout jacob and the nemesis.

12:20 PM   Feb 01, 2010

KungFuJay ★★

Claire is so hot.

1:08 PM   Feb 01, 2010

PulpAffliction ★★

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2:45 PM   Feb 01, 2010

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