Lost: Still more questions than answers
How in the world did they do it? How? How? How?
I just don't get it. Don't take these questions as criticism. I was absolutely fascinated by ABC's two-hour premiere.
Seriously, though, how can we possibly have even MORE questions than answers after Round 1 with 15 more to go. I'm emotionally spent and completely confused. I love it.
Episode 1 came out swinging with Jack and Co. on the plane en route to Los Angeles. Jack's plan worked! Then the haymaker. There's no crash landing, rather a scroll down to the fathoms of the ocean and a glimpse of the island in ruins at the bottom of the ocean floor. Perhaps it's the aftermath of Jack's plan coming to fruition.
What about Sayid coming back to life? Is he the new Jacob? Why was Desmond on the plane? A nice twist. What about the new Locke and his split-smoke monster personality? Riveting stuff. Where's Jack's father's body? Good luck figuring out that one. Where is the man in black's home? Um, who knows.
There's one huge question left though, one I suspect we won't get answered until the end of the series. Where exactly are Jack, Sawyer, Kate, Hurley and the rest? I suspected alternate universes or parrallel worlds after season 5, but certainly not the main characters existing in both at the same time.
At least that's what appears to be happening - one in which Oceanic 815 never crashed and another that continues the story of the past five seasons. Will these timelines somehow intersect at the series' conclusion?
Considering what we saw in the season premiere, it's anyone's guess what's really happening in the Lost world.
- Mark Podolski