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The only other real explanation given for the numbers relates back to one of the bonus features with DHARMA showing that the numbers are actually part of an equation that predicts mankind's extinction. The other major explanation of the numbers are, as you say, part of Jacob's numbering of the final candidates: 4 - Locke 8 - Reyes 15 - ...


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Walt is "special" According to Lostpedia: People have noticed something "special" about Walt throughout his life, and he seems to have psychic powers of some sort. In his flashback episode, called "Special": Brian also admitted that he was afraid of Walt, saying: "There's something about him. Sometimes, when he's around, things happen. He's ...


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For a while, he had access to the Dharma stores of food. The timeline on the show was slower than our real-life timeline, so it seemed like they were on the island for much longer than they actually were. Also, he did lose weight: "I'm down a notch in my belt. I'm a big guy. It's gonna be a while before you want to give ...


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According to Lostpedia, the tattoo belongs to the actor and not the character. The words are a line from Strawberry Fields Forever, by the Beatles.


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It was actually later revealed by Ilana that the person in the cabin was not Jacob. Exiting the cabin, Ilana informed Bram that Jacob was not there, that he had not been at the cabin in a long time and that someone else was using it. She then ordered the others to set fire to the cabin. The group departed, leaving the structure to burn. She further ...


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Season 1 and 2 were supposed to have 24 episodes (the "normal" amount of episodes for a network show), but for season 1 the finale became a double-length episode. With respect to season 3: they planned for 22 episodes, but the finale became a double-length episode. Wikipedia does note the remarkable broadcast schedule: In response to fan complaints ...


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Claire was not pregnant with Charlie's baby, though he treated the child as if it were his own. In S01E10, it is shown that the father of her child is her ex-boyfriend Thomas. I believe you're looking for Charlie's Greatest Hits, which was a list of his Top 5 memories. That list was supposed to be delivered to Claire in the event he didn't make it back. ...


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Source Lostpedia: Charlie (as well as the actor who portrays him) bears a tattoo on his left shoulder which reads "Living is easy with eyes closed". This is a quote from The Beatles' song "Strawberry Fields Forever," a song whose lyrics and/or meaning could be considered symbolic of the Losties' experiences, Charlie's in particular.


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@Johnny Bones is totally correct and provides the correct in-universe answer. I just wanted to add a rather boring out of universe answer to say that the obvious reason is that Jorge Garcia, the actor who played Hurley, simply didn't lose much weight. So whilst we can search for plenty of realistic in-universe reasons to justify this, the fact is he's a ...


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This page contains all the information you could want, although it does contain some major spoilers (which even at a glance will be obvious). Essentially, the opening non-spoilerific line from the page sums up the reason for the philosopher names: [It] encourages viewers not only to appreciate the show as a character-based drama, but to acknowledge ...


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This answer will contain many spoilers if you haven't seen the entire show. First you must understand who/what the smoke monster is. from Lostpedia: The Man in Black was a centuries-old inhabitant of the Island. He was once a normal man with dark hair and steely eyes, but an encounter with the Heart of the Island, brought on by his brother Jacob, ...


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According to the article about the flight on lostpedia She said that windows provide a route back, but they didn't stay open long, and the window through which they were supposed to enter closed in 36 hours. She handed Jack a binder that contained all air routes that flew over the coordinates of the Island, pointing out that the intended window was ...


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Weight loss (or gain) is not always due to diet. If it were, every diet would work. Sometimes it's due to Hypothyroidism, which is an underactive thyroid gland. If you have this, it's nearly impossible to combat weight gain without medical help. Of course, Hugo wasn't jogging an hour a day, and there's no telling how many Dharma Cookies he was eating off-...


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TL;DR: In the Purgatory universe, there is no time-like concept, it is sometime after everyone has died (all at different times). Let me explain a little bit more: In the universe of the "Flash Sideways"/"Purgatory" (Where Ben is teacher, Hugo is happy, etc.), there is no "when". The most important hint is given by Christian in the scene in the church: ...


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We don't definitively know. David Fury was the writer for the first season of Lost. In an interview with Lostpedia, he was asked about the smoke monster: Lostpedia: How much of the Monster’s mythology were you made aware of when writing “Walkabout”? Fury: There was no mythology to speak of in place during the early episodes of the series. We ...


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Keeping in mind what we now know (that the monster is The Man In Black), we can only speculate at what John actually saw. Each person who saw the smoke monster presumably saw more than just a large cloud of smoke - they saw some kind of vision in the monster (if memory serves, this is what happened with Mr. Eko for example). What John saw probably affected ...


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This was stated in the season 3 finale, "Through the Looking Glass": ALEX: You locked Karl in a cage. You put him in a room and tried to brainwash him. BEN: I didn't want him to get you pregnant. I suppose I overreacted. We better get going. Transcript from Lostpedia It's worth noting that a big plot line in season 3 is that pregnant women die on ...


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I think Lostpedia is probably your best bet (as long as you stick to the episode descriptions without clicking on any of the links). For example, can read the summary of episode 10 here: http://lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/Raised_by_Another


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I believe that the science explanation is just one way of looking at the island. You can form theories of how stuff works on the island based on the electromagnetic properties and see if it fits. The scientists in the series do just that and offer facts for the viewers that adhere to such a story line and want to analyze it scientifically. You could also ...


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I think any medical condition speculation is pointless to even mention. While hypothyroidism may make it easier to gain weight, your body still obeys the laws of thermodynamics. Simply put, Hurley was not eating at a large enough deficit to show noticeable weight loss. It's been years since I watched Lost, but I can't remember any of the characters showing ...


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It's hard to answer this. She had a fake identity ("Monica"). She met him posing as this Monica and fell in love with him. He knew nothing about her former life, and like most people probably wasn't interested in doing thorough digging on her past life. When we meet people, we tend to believe what they tell us, rather than studiously examining their past ...


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The Man in Black did not know that he would become mortal; he expected that he would be free from the island but retain his form and powers. This is made plain by analyzing the scene with Jack and MiB (as Locke) just after they come out of the cave, following Desmond's extinguishing of the heart. Jack tackles Locke and punches him. Locke tastes blood, and ...


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But Kate, Hugo, Ben and Sawyer never died. So why are they in that timeline? Actually that's were you are wrong. The "purgatory" scenes we see are taking place after the death of all main characters. You could say it is sometime in the future, but I doubt that any notion of time exist in that place after all. How do we know that the events there do not ...


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One of the running themes of the show Lost was embodied in the struggle between Jack and Locke... the whole "Man of Science, Man of Faith" struggle. Locke was a believer in the unexplained and that by following signs of faith, good things would come. Jack on the other hand was a skeptic and always demanded for a reason or an explanation behind everything, ...


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The object were presented by Richard in Season 4, Episode 11 "Cabin Fever". The presented object were (See this page in Lostpedia) A brass compass A baseball glove An old book whose cover bore the title, "Book of Laws" A vial of granules A comic book, Mystery Tales issue 40 from April 1956 A wood-handled knife Locke claims that the knife was his. ...


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In addition to sanpaco's answer the reason why The Man in Black can go to the Hydra Island is because that island is essentially part of The Island as both islands are moving together through space and time. This means that he in fact never leaved The Island when going to Hydra and didn't break the rule.


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Well it never been explained in the show, how the Others got their wealth. One can only assume with the mystic power of the island granting it to Jacob as the protector of the Island for 2000 years, allowing Jacob to get out from the Island, recruiting various people and accumulating wealth through various means necessary, which is also not explain in the ...



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