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Revision as of 11:28, January 26, 2009

For remaining unanswered questions from the Lost Experience, see here
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This is a list of all the unanswered questions that have been asked in Lost, both explicitly and implicitly. Once a question has been officially answered on the TV show or by some other source, it will be removed from the list.

This list is organized by episode, in the order that each mystery is first introduced. For a list of unanswered questions by topic, see Unanswered questions.

Note that these questions should be directly tied to the narrative of the show, and specific mythological unanswered mysteries.

Season 1

Episode Questions Theories
Opening
1x01
"Pilot, Part 1"
  • How did Jack end up in the jungle, so far away from the crash site?
  • Why did the plane lose all radio contact?
  • What is the "Monster"?
  • Why did the Monster kill the pilot?

Jack Shephard


Oceanic Flight 815


The Crash


The Pilot


The Monster

Distress signal
1x02
"Pilot, Part 2"
  • Where is the Island?
  • Who is Brennan, and why did he take the keys? What were the keys for?

The Island


Distress signal


Brennan

1x04lockesfoot
1x04
"Walkabout"
  • How was Locke's paralysis cured?
  • Why did the Monster go after Locke? Why didn't it attack?
  • What did Locke see when he encountered the Monster?

John Locke


Healing properties


The Monster

1x05ChristainShephardinJungle
1x05
"White Rabbit"
  • Where is Christian's body?
  • What caused Jack's visions of his father, Christian Shephard? Why did they stop?

Christian Shephard


Christian's coffin

1X06-SunIsland
1x06
"House of the
Rising Sun"
  • Who were Adam and Eve? How and when did they die?
  • Why did they have black and white stones in their pockets? What happened to the stones?

Adam and Eve

1X09 SayidFlash
1x09
"Solitary"

Danielle Rousseau


Science expedition


The Sickness


Whispers

1x10 claire 4
1x10
"Raised by
Another"

Claire Littleton


Richard Malkin


Aaron Littleton

Spe1
1x14
"Special"
  • How is Walt special?

Walt Lloyd

1X16-SawyerIsland
1x16
"Outlaws"

Tampa Job

1X22-KateIsland
1x22
"Born to Run"
  • Who sent Kate the letter telling her about her mother being treated for cancer in hospital?
  • How does Walt know about the hatch Locke is trying to open? Why does he warn him not do it?

Kate Austen


Walt Lloyd

The Raft 2
1x23
"Exodus, Part 1"

Black Rock

Dus4
1x24
"Exodus, Part 2"
  • Why did the Monster become aggressive toward Locke, instead of letting him go like last time?
  • Where was the Monster taking Locke?

The Monster


John Locke

Season 2

Episode Questions Theories
120px
2x01
"Man of Science, Man of Faith"

Walt Lloyd

120px
2x03
"Orientation"

Marvin Candle


The Incident

Tailsectionsink
2x07
"The Other 48 Days"
  • Whose glass eye does Libby find in the Arrow station?
  • How did a U.S. army knife get to the Island?

Glass eye

2X09 KateFlash
2x09
"What Kate Did"
  • What is the nature of Kate's horse?
  • Why does Sawyer yell "why did you kill me?" and grab Kate in his dilusional state?
    • Was he really possessed by Wayne?
  • Why was part of the orientation film cut out and hidden in the Bible in the Arrow station?

Kate's horse

120px
2x10
"The 23rd Psalm"

Eko


The Monster


Beechcraft

2X13-SawyerFlash
2x13
"The Long Con"
  • From where did the WXR transmission come?

WXR

Henrygettingcaught
2x14
"One of Them"
  • What was "Henry" doing or where was he going when he got caught by Rousseau?

Benjamin Linus

2X17-LockeIsland
2x17
"Lockdown"
  • Why are supplies still being dropped on the Island after the purge?
  • How was the supply drop accomplished without anyone noticing it?
  • What were the loudspeakers trying to say?
  • Does "Henry" have knowledge of what the button did, or what was behind the wall?
  • Did "Henry" kill the original Henry Gale?

Periodic resupply drop


Lockdown incident


Benjamin Linus


Henry Gale

Dave-Hurley-Posing
2x18
"Dave"

Libby

Sos
2x19
"S.O.S."

Rose Nadler


Healing properties

2X23 DesmondFailSafe
2x23
"Live Together, Die Alone, Part 1"
  • Why was Desmond dishonorably discharged from the British Army Royal Scots regiment?
  • What is the origin of the four toed statue? If the rest of it was made, where is it?
  • Why are the pneumatic tube containers from The Pearl dumped in the middle of the jungle?
  • Why did the sky turn purple?
  • How did Penelope know to look for a magnetic anomaly?

Desmond Hume


Four-toed statue


Discharge

Season 3

Episode Questions Theories
3X03 LockeIsland
303
"Further Instructions"

Polar bear cave


Discharge


John Locke


Desmond Hume

3x05-Eko
305
"The Cost of Living"
  • Why did the Monster kill Mr. Eko?
  • What is the nature of Eko's visions of Yemi?
  • What did Eko mean when he said "You're next"?
  • What happened to Yemi's body?

The Monster


Eko


Yemi

3X06 KateIsland
306
"I Do"
  • Who is Jacob?
  • What is Jacob's list? Who is on it?

Jacob


Lists

3X08 DEsmondWakesUp
308
"Flashes Before Your Eyes"
  • Who is Ms. Hawking and how does she know the future?
  • Why does she describe pushing the button as the "only great thing" Desmond will ever do?

Desmond Hume


Desmond's Flashes


Ms. Hawking

3x11 Enter77 flame monitor
311
"Enter 77"
  • What is the significance of the Russian letter in Mikhail's typewriter?
  • Why were the override functions in The Flame hidden behind a virtual game of chess?
  • Who were the previous DHARMA employees of this station?

Mikhail Bakunin


The Flame

3x12 ParAvion
312
"Par Avion"
  • Will anyone find the note Claire attached to the sea gull?

Sea gull

3X15 MonsterJuliet
315
"Left Behind"
  • What were the flashes of light as the monster approached Juliet and Kate?

The Monster

3x16 Juliet arrives
316
"One of Us"
  • Why do pregnant women die on the island?
  • Did Jacob really cure Rachel's cancer or did Rachel's cancer never come back in the first place?
  • How is Mikhail able to access all the information about Flight 815 passengers?

Pregnancies


Jacob


Mikhail Bakunin

Catch22-cap020-charliearrow
317
"Catch-22"

Naomi Dorrit


Brother Campbell


Ms. Hawking

3x18-Sun
318
"D.O.C."

The Staff


Mr. Paik


Hanso Foundation

3x19 LockeFileOnSawyer
319
"The Brig"
  • What caused the instruments on Naomi's helicopter to malfunction?

Helicopter

3x20 EmilyLinus
320
"The Man Behind the Curtain"

The Past

  • What was the shaking during the incursion by the hostiles when Ben was in class?
  • Do the Hostiles have ties to the outside world prior to the purge?
  • What was the manifestation of Ben's dead mother?
  • Who initiated the Purge?
  • What happened to Annie?
  • How did Ben become the leader of the Others/hostiles?
  • Why does Richard appear not to age; how old is he?
  • Why is Richard subordinate to Ben?

The Island

  • Why couldn't Ben hear what Jacob said to Locke?
  • Why does technology enrage Jacob?
  • How does Jacob contact/summon Ben?

The Hostiles


The Purge


Annie


Richard Alpert


Jacob


Jacob's cabin

3x23 JackPhone
322
"Through the Looking Glass, Part 1"

The Island

The Future

  • Why is Jack contemplating suicide?

The Temple


The Looking Glass


Jack Shephard

Season 4

Episode Questions
4x01 Matthew Abaddon going mental
401
"The Beginning of the End"

The Future

  • Who is Matthew Abaddon?
  • Why does Abaddon offer to move Hugo to a different institute?
  • What is the motivation behind his offer to move Hugo to a different institute?
  • How is Lewis able to see Charlie?

Matthew Abaddon


Lewis

4x02 Dancrash
402
"Confirmed Dead"

The Past

  • Why was Daniel upset about the discovery of Flight 815?
  • What is the nature of Miles' abilities?
  • How did the polar bear get to Tunisia?
  • Did Charlotte know what she was looking for when she was digging around the polar bear's skeleton?
  • Why did Seth Norris replace Frank as Flight 815's pilot?
  • Why did Naomi believe there would be survivors of Flight 815 on the Island?
  • Why does Abaddon insist that there are no survivors?
  • Why were Daniel, Miles, Charlotte, Frank and Naomi selected for the operation?

The Island

  • Why doesn't the sunlight scatter quite right on the Island?
  • When and where was the photo of Ben taken?
  • Why did Naomi claim to be looking for Desmond?

Daniel Faraday


Miles Straume


Charlotte Lewis


Frank Lapidus


Matthew Abaddon


Benjamin Linus


Seth Norris

4x03 SayidFF shooting
403
"The Economist"

The Island

The Future

  • Who are the people on Ben's list?
  • Whom is Sayid protecting and what is he protecting them from?

Identity R.G.


Sayid Jarrah


Elsa's employer


The Island

4x04 Bite down
404
"Eggtown"

The Island

  • Why does Miles want exactly 3.2 million dollars?
  • Why is Daniel having difficulty remembering the three cards?

Miles Straume


Ben Linus


Daniel Faraday

4x05 Desmond PhoneBooth
405
"The Constant"

The Past

The Freighter

  • What is the nature of the time differential between the Island and the outside world?
  • How does Minkowski know Desmond's name, and that Penny is his girlfriend?

Charles Widmore


Kahana

My cool new mask
406
"The Other Woman"

The Past

  • What was the cause of Goodwin's 'chemical burn' injury?
  • Why did Goodwin lie about his injury?

The Island

  • How does Harper suddenly appear and disappear into the jungle?
  • What is Charles Widmore's true interest in the Island?
    • How did he find out about the island?
    • What does Penny know about his research?
  • Who is the man being beaten by Widmore?
    • Who shot the video?
  • How is Harper in contact with Ben?
  • How did Ben know where Charlotte and Daniel were heading?
  • How does Charlotte know the history of the Island and the Purge?
  • Who made Daniel's map?

Harper Stanhope


Charles Widmore


Kahana


The Tempest

Sun in labour
407
"Ji Yeon"

The Freighter

  • Whose blood was on the wall of Desmond and Sayid's new room?
  • Why does Ray have a wound on his cheek?
  • Why were Sayid and Desmond warned not to trust the captain?
  • Why does Gault believe Ben had anything to do with staging of the fake Flight 815 crash?

The Future

  • Why is Hurley so glad to hear no one else is coming?

Ray


Captain Gault

408 Michael on the boat
408
"Meet Kevin Johnson"

The Past

  • How was the Island "not allowing" Michael to commit suicide?
  • Who placed the fake 815 wreckage?
  • Who are the "innocent people" among the freighter's crew that Ben intends to spare?

The Island

  • Why is the Temple only for the Others?

The Temple


Freighter

FFBen
409
"The Shape of Things to Come"

The Future

  • Why is Widmore sure Ben can't find Penny?
  • What are the Rules that have changed?
  • Why does Widmore say it's his island?
  • What is the relationship between Ben and Widmore?

The Island

  • What did Ben do in his secret room?
  • Who wrote the hieroglyphics on the wall in Ben's hidden bunker, and what do they mean?
  • How did Ben summon the smoke monster from the hidden room?

Benjamin Linus


Charles Widmore


The Monster

FFJack2
410
"Something Nice Back Home"

The Future

  • What was Kate doing for Sawyer?
  • How is Christian appearing to Jack?
  • What is meant by, "You're not supposed to raise him, Jack"?
  • Why did Jack change his mind about Aaron?

The Island

  • Why does Christian appear to Claire?

Kate Austen


Sawyer


Christian Shephard


LockemeetChristian2
411
"Cabin Fever"

The Past

  • How did Richard get to the mainland?
  • How does Richard know about Locke's existence and his whereabouts?
  • Why did Richard think Locke was special?
    • What was the purpose and meaning of each of the six items?
    • Which were the items that belonged to John already?
    • Why was he disappointed in Locke's choice?
    • Why did they want to recruit Locke for Mittelos Bioscience Science Camp?
  • Why is Abaddon interested in Locke?
    • What happened during Abaddon's walkabout?

The Island

  • Where is Jacob, and why are Christian and Claire in his cabin?
    • Why was Claire so calm and nonchalant?
    • Why did Christian ask Locke not to tell anyone that he saw Claire in the cabin with him?
  • Who was the Others' leader before Ben?

Richard Alpert


John Locke


Richard's items


Matthew Abaddon


Jacob


Jacob's cabin


Christian Shephard


Horace Goodspeed

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"There's No Place Like Home, Part 1"

The Island

  • Why are the Others wearing their rustic garb?

The Future

  • What plans does Sun have for her father's company?
  • Why are Charlie, Boone and Libby named as the three other survivors?

Daniel Faraday


Sun-Hwa Kwon

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"There's No Place Like Home, Part 2"

The Island

  • Where and/or when did the Island go?
  • Why does Miles decide to stay on the Island?
  • What is Charlotte's previous experience with the Island?
  • What is the nature of the frozen wheel?
  • Why does the Orchid tape begin to rewind itself?
  • Why can the person who "moves the Island" never return?
  • What has happened to the people who managed to abandon the Kahana, if any, before it blew up?

The Future

  • Do Frank, Desmond and/or Walt have to return to the Island as well?
  • Why do the Oceanic Six, as well as Locke, have to return to the Island?

Locke

  • How does John Locke die?
  • How does Locke get to the mainland?
  • Is Locke able to walk after leaving the Island?
  • Why does Locke use the alias Jeremy Bentham?
  • Why must Locke's body be returned to the Island?
  • If Locke is Bentham, who is his "son" referenced in the obituary Jack had?

The Island


Miles Straume


Charlotte Lewis


Frozen wheel


The Orchid


John Locke

Season 5

Episode Questions
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"Because You Left"
  • What is the nature of the Island's time shifting phenomenon?
  • Where did the Island go?
  • Why are Richard Alpert and the Others not affected by the time shifts?
    • Why is Juliet, a former member of the Others, affected?
  • Is Faraday correct in saying that changing the past is impossible?
    • Why does Daniel think the rules of time do not apply to Desmond?
  • Is Claire moving through time like the rest of the Oceanic survivors?
  • Who built the frozen wheel and how did it end up buried under a wall of rocks?
  • How did Faraday get back in time and work as an undercover DHARMA worker when the orchid was being constructed?
  • Why does Richard tell Locke that in order for the Oceanic 6 to return to the island he has to die?
  • Why is Richards compass important enough to him that he gave it to Locke?
  • Who is Daniel's mother and why does Desmond need to find her?
  • Who hired Dan Norton?
  • Was Pierre Chang's baby born on the island?
  • Who are the men that are trying to capture Sayid and/or Hurley?
  • Does Ethan remember Locke from their encounter by the smuggler's plane?
    • Did he tell anyone else that he saw Locke?
  • Why doesn't Desmond remember Daniel from their 1996 meeting?
  • Why does Sayid instruct Hurley not to trust Ben when he spent the last years working for him?
  • Who are the people trying to kill/capture Sayid?
    • Why was one armed with a proper gun and the other a tranquilliser gun?
  • Why are the people living in the barracks all dressed in civilian clothes rather than DHARMA uniforms?

The Island


Richard Alpert


Daniel Faraday

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"The Lie"
  • Who is Jill from the Butcher Shop?
  • Ben asked Jill if Gabriel and Jeffrey had checked in yet. Who are they?
  • What is Ben's relationship with Ms. Hawking?
  • Who are the soldiers that attack Sawyer and Juliet?
    • Why do they claim it is "their" Island?
  • Who are the assailants that attacked the beach camp with flaming arrows?
  • What does Ms. Hawking expect to happen in 70 hours?
  • What did Ben put in his bag?
  • How does Ms. Hawking know when the Oceanic Six must/can return to the Island?
  • Why does Ben avoid Jack's question about Locke being dead and needing protection?

Jill


Ms. Hawking


Fire arrow group

See also

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