10 Questions from Lost that we still don’t know their answers
Lost ended in 2010 but still can ignite a debate within an eye blink. The popularity of films and tv shows depends on a thousand factors, and on top is controversy.
Lost fans, although not many, never run out of topics to talk about.
Real-Life Lost Controversy
We end up in another controversy when we talk about the mysteries Lost has left unanswered: Was it intentional to keep up with the mysterious, sneaky hype of the show, or an intelligent move to make the show “a show people never stopped talking about”. Or with all the mess they had created, they were unable to wind it up? There’s another one: we want no more fans! That’s because although season 1 of the show was successful in gathering a huge fanbase, things began to go bumpy after that. Lost fans began to betray, and there were not many left to witness the hefty mighty letdown of the end.
When Jack (Mathew Fox) refers to a solo case of his residency, “the dura sac ruptured and the spinal fluid and the nerves spilled out”, that’s exactly how the plot, along with the fans, began to spill all over the place with every next season.
Ranked as the most expensive and greatest television series of all time, Lost has received several industry awards and nominated for even more. A Bad Robot Production created by J.J. Abrahams, Jeffrey Lieber and Damon Lindelof star Mathew Fox, Josh Holloway, Evangelina Lilly, and a never-ending list.
Let’s share the unanswered questions and mysteries about Lost and hook them up with their possible answers from the fans and the crew statements.
Lost Question 1.
The Cork and the Light in The Heart
Beginning with what’s holding the island together and hence, our favorite plane crash survivors, there is cork, a literal cork in the Heart of the Island. And yes, there’s a magical sort of light too. The cork and the man taking it out were literal, everything else is super magical and metaphorical. This incites a bundle of questions in the minds of, let alone loyal fans, people inhabiting the Earth.
- Who built the cork?
- If it was meant for protection, why was it at a place where humans can discover it?
- What is the role of that strange light, the fumes all over in that mysterious cave, in the protection of the Heart and the Island?
- Not even an inch of explanation is there about the magical powers of the light, its source, or handler.
The Lost plot revolves around ambiguity!
Lost Question 2.
Who are the protectors, and the mother?
The island employs protectors to guard the cork in the heart of the island. And then there is this strong character of the mother introduced toward the end of the series, who was the foster mother of Jacob and the man in black. Protectors were the mother, Jacob, Jack, and Hurley. Who was the first protector? Who tells them about the Heart of the Island, and the light?
Lost Question 3.
Why was the Mother, the foster mother, and not the birth mother?
This seems pretty much pointless to define the character of Mother as the killer of Claudia, the birth mother of Jacob, and the Man in Black. Why, in the first place, had the Mother killed Claudia? Why would she bring up the two boys? Where had she been living before? Where had she come from, how and why? How did she come to know of the light? The showrunners have just left the origin of this character untouched.
Wait, not everything is dark and gloomy. There was a point in Lost where this question was asked. It was the pregnant survivor who asked the Mother how long had she been living there? To which she answered, “Every question you ask will only lead to more questions.”
I suppose only those with magical powers can find the answer in this pithy statement. This statement has an amazing capability to end this very article as well!
Lost Question 4.
Ghosts and Whispers
Ghosts, as explained by Lost are the bodies taken over by the Man in Black. This does not explain Ben talking to his dead mom. If it was the body of ben’s mother taken over by the Man in Black, how and where did he find the body? On top of that, Ben’s mother communicated with Ben.
Then come our dear whispers. Lost defines them as the dead people who couldn’t ‘move on’, and became whispers. There is no explanation on why some can and others can’t ‘move on’.
Lost Question 5.
Why and how did the Man in Black turn into a smoke monster?
The light turned the Man in Black into a smoke monster. That happened when Jacob threw the Man in Black in the light.
When Jack and Desmond were in the same light, why weren’t they turned into smoke monsters?
Lost Question 6.
The Special Walt
Walt was just like many other plots and characters that came in a rather sinister manner but never convinced the passionate fans as they were supposed to. The mother is also one of them.
Walt’s exceptional psychic powers in the episode named “special” point at something mysterious. He could see the future, travel in time and space, control birds and machines with his mind, and had distinctive knife-throwing capabilities. Walt tells Locke not to open the hatch as if something was moving around Walt, and was soon going to be revealed. But guess what, we never knew how was Walt related to the hatch. There was something shadowy going with Walt and the Others. Besides, there was no point in the character having the knife-throwing capabilities he had.
And the mystery remained unsolved when he was allowed by Ben to leave the island with Michael.
Although Lindelof in 2011 answered a question about Walt, saying he is special “just because he is”, but Walt’s special powers have been explained by a theory called “electromagnetism”. All the mechanisms employing Earth’s electromagnetic field, such as the bird’s flight, can be influenced by Walt’s special mind.
Lost Question 7.
Libby and Hurley
Tail-section survivors survived the plane crash but they slid off from the screen like ‘not necessary’!
One of them is Libby, who just came and went. Her romance with Hurley and Hurley reiterating that he had known Libby from somewhere before appeared somewhat mysterious and we hoped for a mind-blowing explanation (we kind of always did). And yes, there did come an explanation. They had been in the same mental facility in their previous lives. It ended just there. There was no significance in this link.
And we never got to know what was the point of bringing this coincidence up. Libby died a few episodes later.
Lost Question 8.
What exactly was the Evil?
The main plotline revolves around the Heart of the Island, the magical light, and the cork. The cork in the Heart of the Island should be in its place to stop the evil from escaping into the rest of the world. But we had nothing to go with about this evil, as to what kind of evil has the cork been stopping? Is it magical? Psychological? Some kind of monster? Or a lethal gas.
This remains unanswered in the minds of the Lost fans.
Lost Question 9.
What exactly was the cause and source of the fact that women on the island could not give birth without dying. The show itself was struggling to provide the audience with an answer but got distracted at some point and dropped the idea. Claire giving birth to Aaron was kidnapped for research on the same issue. The purpose of bringing Juliet was the same: to look for the cause and source for the death of pregnant women on the island. And she never found one.
The show itself never confirmed but there is a possible explanation for this phenomenon. It has something to do with electromagnetic discharge in The Incident of 1977 because women were shown giving birth normally before that.
Lost Question 10.
The Outrigger Fight
This is something you must be looking for. Who were the people who shot at our survivors?
The episode “The Little Prince”, depicts the survivors who didn’t get off the island, traveling through the time.
Meanwhile, another outrigger with a bunch of people approached and they started shooting. Juliet shot back at them. Guess what? In a flash of time, there was nothing and we still are not sure about the identities of the shooters.
Tell you what, the original script had them! But the showrunners dropped this idea as well.
Concluding Lost mysteries
The same unanswered questions which drew some of the fans away are responsible for the hot debate still going on. Sure, some of the absurdities are driving us mad, and at the same time, they add substance to the mysterious plot of the show.