And I, for one, could not be more excited. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I spent most of last Saturday watching LOST episodes, mostly from season 3. There's so much to keep track of, but it's all so good.
I think the answers have to start coming now.
Anyway, here's a LOST thought in celebration of the upcoming season 4 premiere.
Flashbacks. Every episode has multiple flashbacks, all centered around one character. These flashbacks help to establish backstory for the major characters, but I recently realized they also help us to know who's lying and who's not.
Locke tells everyone he worked for a box company before the crash. There's no way we'd believe him except for the flashbacks.
Ben tells everyone he was born on the island. Thanks to the flashbacks, we know he wasn't (sorry, Amy).
And for some characters, the lack of flashbacks make them very hard to read. For example, Naomi. We don't get any flashbacks from her, so we don't know if anything she says is the truth. And now that she's dead, we most likely never will.
However, what happens in the next few hours of LOST time will verify if she was being truthful or not. What's with her telling the survivors that they found Flight 815 and "there were no survivors"? Does that mean they've accounted for the bodies of every passenger? Everyone, and especially Sayid, seems intent on ignoring that fact, but it's odd.
But I guess that's par for the course for LOST. Who the heck is Jacob? What's with women dying in childbirth? What exactly happened the day the sky turned purple? Where did Richard and the true Others come from? Why is everything on the island in English but the guns are all Russian? (Thanks to Jimmy for that one)
You've got a lot of work to do, Mr. Abrams. Get to it.
I'm a graduate from BYU-Idaho with a degree in Communications with a print journalism emphasis. I currently work as a test engineer for a software company. I've been married for seven years and have three kids.