11) What drove Ben to betray Dharma?
Takes a bit more than a bad day to kill 40 of the people you grew up with. What happened to Annie? Is that the answer? What did Charles Widmore mean when he said to Ben, “I know what you are, boy.”?
Answer (8/24/10): Ben felt he was doing the right thing in service to Jacob and the Island. Jacob’s hands-off policy, instead allowing Richard to serve as his mouthpiece, caused much misery and mayhem during his tenure, the Purge is just another example.
12) I see dead people?
Are Christian, Claire, Yemi, Charlie and the horse all dead? Are they ghosts? Is it Smokey? Is it nanobots?
Let’s not forget Ben’s mom Emily either:
Answer (4/13/10): Yes, they’re all dead, and are actually the source of the ethereal whispers we’ve heard since early seasons. They’re the dead that “can’t move on,” according to Ghost Michael. Not sure what the criteria for that may be (other than who ABC might be able to sign as guest stars — notice we haven’t seen Eko). It’s not entirely clear what their motives are at this stage either.
13) What is the extent of Walt’s powers?
We’ve seen him cause a bird to fly into a window. We’ve seen him astral project to Shannon, Sayid and Locke. Will he become a superhero and throw people through the air whilst shooting lightning bolts from his fingers?
Answer (8/9/10): We know Walt could draw birds to him and project his image across the globe, and he may be a Connect-4 expert as well. That’s about all we’ll ever know, save the fact that he’s on his way back to the Island the last time we see him in “The New Man in Charge” (click the link above), apparently destined to help Hurley out, if not serve as his eventual and eternal replacement.
14) Why was Libby at Santa Rosa Mental Hospital with Hurley?
I’m not sure what the whole point of her being there was. I’m guessing it’ll end up being a loose end due to her possible early departure after the actresses’ arrest for DUI in Hawaii. Which brings me to my next question…
Answer (8/24/10): This is presumably one of those plot threads we’d only see completed if the show had gone eight or nine seasons. Alas, we’ll settle for coincidence + insanity + destiny.
15) Who’ll be the next castmember to die on the show after a DUI arrest?
We’re four-for-four: Ana Lucia/Michelle Rodriguez, Libby/Cynthia Watros, Eko/Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Jin/Daniel Dae Kim. All drunkards, all dead. Alright, well Eko was arrested for driving without a license and disobeying a police officer, but close enough.
Answer (8/24/10): They all died!
16) I know they’re stranded on an island, but are they really desperate enough to drink 15-year old beers?
Answer (8/24/10): Beers sitting in a van down by the river! Skunk-tastic!
17) Who is Ms. Hawking?
The engimatic old woman appeared as a sort of temporal policewoman in Desmond’s flashes.
Almost as strangely, she appears in a poorly-Photoshopped picture sitting on Brother Campbell’s desk at the monastery where Desmond helped make wine for a year or two.
Answer (1/28/09): Eloise Hawking was on the Island with Charles Widmore back in the 50’s, and all evidence seems to indicate she’s Daniel Faraday’s mother (she is).
18) Who will Kate end up with?
(I feel obligated to include this despite my annoyance with the storyline).
I’m guessing/hoping she ends up with Billy Dee Williams. Kate truly belongs here among us in the clouds.
Answer (5/23/10): Jack. God help us all.
19) What does the serum do?
Probably nothin’; it’s probably a placebo. Though it did seem to make Aaron better when he got sick in season two.
Answer (8/24/10): Let’s go with placebo.
20) Did Phil Collins really feel it coming in the air that night?
Answer (8/24/10): Oddly enough, no.