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Lost season 2 finale... More Questions, not answers!?

Discussion in 'Lost' started by dreamwalker, May 29, 2006.


    dreamwalker Starship Manufacturer

    Aug 6, 2005
    I've been sneaky and downloaded the US episodes of lost as they were torrents where seeded - (allowing me to watch episodes on my iPod! - on the tube and stuff)

    As the episodes built on and one, it began to be clear that there is a whole world of craziness going on and that this plane crash survivor thing was just a flash intro...
    But the questions...

    The giant foot with 4 toes???
    The radiation, and what does Penny have to do with it?
    The others... the Good guys??
    The plural, erm?
    Lock, Echo, Desmond... are they still alive???

    Loads of big hints on the whole area around the island being caught in some inter-dimentional phase shift, but did the explosion end that? or has something else happened??

    And yet,

    Still no black cloud, "security device" explaination
    or polar bears, or how Lock got paralised or about a dozen other lose ends dropped into this series to feature again at the programs writes conveniance.

    Is Epidose 24 the last one in the series? (weren't there 26 in the last one?)

    The questions... Will they ever be answered?????????

    weaveworld ~Behold my sparklies!~

    Sep 4, 2005
    With Sanityassassin and our cats :)
    I'll be honest and help you at the same time.

    Don't think about it, it will kill your brain. I have loads of un-answered questions as well (even though I have only seen the first three episodes).

    I cheated and asked a friend in the states, 'what the heck happened to Desmond?'.

    No-one knows. (as you pointed out)

    The Black Swarm thingy, I think was a defence mechanism too.

    I have one burning question? Why did Desmond go so willingly into the Hatch?

    Don't worry there will be loads more questions real soon.:)

    Ps There were 26 episodes in the first series x

    Milk New Member

    May 27, 2006
    When I saw the statue first thing that came to mind.
    My theory of the plot that answers some of those questions all at once.

    possible spoiler from the last episode of the season:

    The 4 toes statue suggests that the island they are on might be Atlantis or something similiar. Which might explain the mysterious magnetic source as well as the black cloud guardian, its some advanced technology from the past/ or an offshoot of humanity , or ugh aliens or whatever atlantis means in regards to this story. Maybe the Dharma initiative people (who are the others) discovered some technology from atlantis that could destroy the Earth on the island. Their plan is to reseed the Earth after causing general humankind to be destroyed and then rebuild it, to do so they want to test everyone on island to see if they are good or evil, hence all the testing, and mind games, and deception and spying.
    One of the products of the Dharma initiative could also have been isolating the 'good' and 'evil' gene or something similiar as a virus. I think there will be some technology that the dharma group has relating good and evil, I mean like for instance isolating the 'evil' gene this is why they are the 'good' guys their intentions seem altruistic, to save humanity--by destroying it. Its obvious morality and technology will combine somehow literally.
    Trey Greyjoy

    Trey Greyjoy Iron Price Payer

    Aug 4, 2005
    Thinking about all the possibilities makes my head hurt too!

    Signs are beginning to point to some sort of "Land of the Lost" scenario or variant such as "Atlantis" "Bermuda Triangle" "secret entrance through the north pole" etc. They seem to be somewhere tricky to get in and out of.
    If I have to guess right now what the plot is, I would say some wealthy multinational corporation or collection of wealthy individuals knows of this phenomenon and is exploiting it in someway.
    The "others", if they are truly the good guys, may be working to try and stop them.
    I believe Desmond, Locke and Eko are still alive and that Penny will play an important role next season.

    Thadlerian Riftsound resident

    Jun 6, 2005
    I just think it was hilarious when it turned out Desmond's last name was Hume... :p

    Now they've got Locke, Rousseau and Hume. Where's Montesquieu? That guy with the false beard, is he Marx?

    I think this whole naming affair is a little silly. It's obviously done to make the show seem more deep and philosophical, but the characters hardly bear any resemblance to the philosophers after whom they're named...

    NorseDude New Member

    Jun 20, 2006
    Funny, I have seen almost every episode in both seasons and don't really wonder about it at all.

    * The planecrash? Getting to that in a minute.
    * The button they need to press? Easy. Electromagnetic energy keeps building up, and if they don't press the button, the entire island will be hit by an electromagnetic pulse. (also known as EMP). This disables all electricity over the entire island and around it, which also shuts down airplanes over the island - causing the crash in the first place.
    * Statue with four toes: The real "others". Aliens? Atlantis people? Don't have a clue, don't really care.
    * Why did Locke regain his ability to walk? Easy. When you get hurt and paralyzed, it is fully possible your feet turns back to normal without telling the brain. This means you are still paralyzed, although in perfect shape. The planecrash caused a shock, "jumpstarting" the feet again. It's not that uncommon in real life. The same way you can get paralyzed in an accident since the signal from the feet to the brain is interrupted, or the cable is broken to put it that way. Again, it's quite common.
    * Is Desmod, Eko and Charlie alive? Betcha. A common rule is that if a character is alive at the end of one episode, he's going to be alive the next. That's the biggest fault Lost have done so far. At the end of the first episode, we had a big blast when they opened the hatch. What they should have done is showing us the dead or uncouncious bodies and not revealing if they are alive or not until season 2. It's the same thing this time.
    * If Desmond sailed in one direction all the time, how come he ended up back on the island? Easy. If he was following a compass, a magnetic energy on the island could have made the compass point at the island instead of towards north, making Desmond think he sailed away, when in reality sailed in a circle.
    * The polar bear? The french lady already said they were on a research facility or something. Research facility? Polar bear? Ring a bell? They brought it here.
    * Alternatively, the island is in the arctic somewhere - as hinted by the boat at the end of the season. The polar bear just accidentally ended up there after a short swim when searching for food. Nothing special at all.
    * The black guardian thingy? The writers watched "The Grudge" the day before and got inspired. Ruined everything for me. ;)
    * Hurley's meeting with that other guy from the past? Partly in his head, partly not. Not that uncommon for the brain to create fake memories/illusions to deal with a dramatic change in life. Not only did he survive a planecrash, but he also got himself a girlfriend for the first time in... ever? And he tried to quit sneak eating, and there's the bunker, and there's the others, and there's the baby, and... you get the picture.

    At least, that's my theory. Don't think too hard about it and it makes sense. ;)

    Dianora beautiful disaster

    Jun 5, 2006
    A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
    you know, I really, REALLY tried not to get into this show, but my husband is addicted, and by default, since I am usually in the same room while he's watching it... I got hooked. No clue what they are going to do with next season...

    Green Sick and Tired

    Jun 10, 2005
    It'll be more of the same. Some questions answered, some not. They'll keep making them as long as people keep watching them. So if they're going to get to seven or eight series, it wouldn't make much sense to give out all the answers straight away.

    As for frantically wondering what's going to happen... just chill out and wait for the new series. There's no real point speculating or demanding answers, you'll only get disappointed.

    NorseDude New Member

    Jun 20, 2006
    Don't worry. You'll be disappointed anyway. It's only a matter of time before they mess it all up anyway if you still believe they haven't alreay. ;)

    Werthead Lemming of Discord

    Jun 4, 2006
    The ongoing 'Lost Experience' game is filling in the backstory on the Hanso/DHARMA side of things, which I'll spoiler-summarise in a second. But generally:

    The Monster/Black Cloud: a security mechanism to defend the island. From what is unclear. It can read minds. According to the producers, we saw it again in Season 2 after it's obvious appearance mind-scanning Eko in The 23rd Psalm (Episode 10). The common theory is that it can also take on other forms, and appeared as Eko's brother to guide him and Locke to the Pearl Station. Why? Who knows? It may also have appeared as Hurley's imaginary friend, Kate's horse etc. The monster is code-named Cerberus and apparently escaped from the Flame Station during 'The Incident' (this info is revealed on the map on the rear of the blast door, seen in Episode 17, Lockedown).

    The Island: almost definitely in the Pacific just off the direct-line route from Sydney to LA, just north-east of Indonesia at 4.815 S Lat, 162.342 Long. The EMP field completely blocks the island off from the outside world, rendering it invisible to rader, radio etc. There seems to be a 'corridor' permitting contact with the outside world, through which signals occasionally escape (this wouldn't stop the island being observable from satellites etc). The island is probably about 10-15 miles across.

    Right, now to the info from the Lost Experience. Highlight to read:

    Got all that? Good. Some of this stuff is pretty interesting, as we find out what DHARMA stands for, possibly what the numbers are for (they are part of the Valenzetti Equation), how the Black Rock which appeared in the Season 1 finale ties in with things...but it still leaves a hell of a lot of stuff unexplained.

    dreamwalker Starship Manufacturer

    Aug 6, 2005
    I can now rest happily, and sleep restfully :D

    I don't think i'll be trying the game any time soon but it does go on to answer just how many lose ends the final answers will leave us.

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