Spoiling Lost

Due to my connections in the entertainment industry, I sometimes hear things I shouldn’t.

In the past I’ve received spoilers for upcoming episodes on everything from Heroes to The Sopranos. I take such spoilers with a grain of salt, but am always here to post them for entertainment purposes and as a service to those who are interested. So it’s no surprise that the rumors of my willingness to share such inside details found their way to those working to finish off the fourth season of ABC’s Lost.

Such information, which you will not want to read unless you want to ruin it for yourself, are contained within.

If you’re a fan (or hater) of Lost, there’s one thing you can agree with: the show is a twisting turning mystery that poses more questions than it answers. With the most recent episodes (and especially with last week’s “The Constant”), more questions and revelations have found their way to television.

That’s why I was both relieved and intrigued by this set of spoilers which really seem to clear a lot of things up for me as an avid fan of the show. Some of the spoilers seem a little far fetched — but with the Lost writers, you never know. As always, these spoilers should not be used in Vegas to make money, nor should they be forwarded around or reprinted without providing a link back to WFME.

  • The Oceanic six are Kate, Sayid, Hurley, Jack, Jin & Sun
  • The “flash forwards” are in actuality, not flash forwards for the characters. When the Oceanic six left the island, they entered the same weird time travel mind-f*ck that Desmond experienced. Thus, each of the Oceanic six are existing in the past (this is why Jack’s father is still alive, he hasn’t died yet in the past) — and keep flashing back to the future events on the island. So, as it’s been explained to me, everything happening on that island is the future for the Oceanic six…and in order to get back onto the island they will literally need to get back on the plane when the moment arrives for them in the present.
  • Desmond will die in the “present” on the Island – but will continue to exist in the past (which now appears to be Desmond’s present). While audiences will think he’s gone, it will come to pass that he still exists — and will come back into the story during the end of the second to last season finale.
  • The infamous numbers that really played a part in seasons 1 and 2 (4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42) will come to have more meaning than we’ve ever thought. I’m told that this theme of the “thinning out” of the island (i.e., how the survivors continue to die and get whittled down) is exactly the key to figuring out the mathematical allegory of the show. By now, some people might have realized that if you subtract each of the numbers from each other (starting with the largest and continuing all the way to the smallest) you get a negative 24 (-24). Add those two numbers together and you get a negative 6 (-6). Which allegorically, refers to the subtraction of six characters (in the end) from the entire group of survivors. I.e, the Oceanic 6 who get removed from the island. Basically, these numbers from the beginning have always pointed to six individuals being separated out (or subtracted) from the whole group. These six are the key to the solution and final dramatic series finale.
  • Hurley will lose 20 lbs in the fifth season of Lost.
  • Fisher Stevens, who appeared in the most recent episode entitled “The Constant” has died in the future (but not in the past where he has mentioned to have been riding on a ferris wheel). Fisher Stevens will end up running into and contacting some of the Oceanic 6 in their “past” (which we have all been referring to as flash forwards even though it’s not in the future, but in the past) and together he will help them figure out how to get back on the plane to return to the island to help save the rest of the survivors.
  • It’s no surprise that new character Daniel Faraday was named after real-world physicist Michael Faraday — an English chemist and physicist who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. Faraday, the real world one, studied the magnetic field and eventually was responsible for creating the “Faraday cage” which is an enclosure or shield that blocks out static electrical fields. This, I’m told, was put into place because it is Faraday who is responsible for the “cage” around the island. After Desmond, in the past, helps him solve the puzzle — it is Faraday’s research in the show’s narrative itself that causes the anomaly around the island, that sets everything in motion. Daniel Faraday IS the man responsible for everything that has occurred on the show.
  • Walt, who disappeared with his father, will return later this season. But now, Walt has developed his powers to the point of being able to use his mind to send what appears to be “his image” anywhere in the world. When Locke saw him this season after being shot by Ben — in fact, that was an image Walt projected of himself to the island. In reality, we will find out next season that each time Walt shows up in season four – it is him projecting his image from a location back on the mainland.
  • The infamous polar bear from season 1? The polar bear skulls revealed in this season’s episode that took place in the past? The polar bear that WAS on the island escaped — then was transported to the past (much like Desmond and the Oceanic 6). Then, the polar bear died in the past after getting into a brawl with desert coyotes….then died and was buried under the sand only to be found by Charlotte Lewis (the anthropologist). Supposedly in the writer’s room over at Lost there’s a phrase all the writer’s keep joking about — “poor bear!” This is basically due to the fact that they killed him off by using the one device that we’ll all be privy to very very soon. The island as a transporter to the past.
  • Kate’s baby? Born in the “past” (cause that’s where she’s at now) — and strangely afflicted with some kind of weird disease that appears to be Down’s Syndrome. But, in fact — it was her being pregnant and passing through the electromagnetic shield of the island that caused this.
  • While ABC will not reveal this until the final season of Lost — there will be a spin-off that will be kicked off in the finale season of the show. The spin-off will be all about Walt and his powers of transference and teleportation, and tentatively has the title “Walt o’ the World.”

As I said — take these with a grain. And do not re-post without giving credit where credit is due.

7 comments on “Spoiling Lost

  1. Spoiling Lost - March 2, 2008 at 4:16 pm -
  2. Malcolm J - March 2, 2008 at 8:15 pm -

    I Now Have A Head-Ache….

  3. C(h)ristine - March 2, 2008 at 8:32 pm -

    holy moly! Okay–I am running over and sharing this with my hubby right now. He has a kazillion theories and can’t decide which one is the “real one.”

    BTW, if the flash forwards are really the “past” how come the rest of the world recognizes them as the Oceanic 6 that survived the plane crash? The plane crash wouldn’t have happened, no?

  4. Pauly D - March 2, 2008 at 8:44 pm -

    C(h) – Good question. I’m told that just like Desmond this week went into the past and talked about being on the helicopter and on a ship in the middle of the Ocean…

    …when the Oceanic 6 return to the past, they TOO tell their stories of the crash and the airplane. That’s what makes them known. But whether or not the public can confirm this (cause it hasn’t happened yet) is still something I haven’t gotten 411 on. But, imagine if you and a bunch of people got rescued in the Ocean and said you were on a plane crash, the news would still report you as the “survivors” from a plane crash. Even if they couldn’t prove what you said was true.

    It’s potentially why, and I’m paraphrasing again, Hurley has gone crazy in the past — no one believes he went through what he said. Same for Jack, whose life has fallen a bit apart. And Sayid? He’s going after the people who KNOW it’s true but refuse to admit to it, and doing away with them.

  5. Susan - March 3, 2008 at 7:02 am -

    You had me ’til “Walt o” the World”.

    Pauly, you are a very bad man.

  6. C(h)ristine - March 3, 2008 at 8:32 am -

    Oh! This is a joke? My husband kept pelting me with questions about the feasability of most of these scenarios…

  7. pylorns - March 17, 2008 at 5:41 pm -

    And yet, still so many questions left open…

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