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Television show from 2004-2010 involving an airplane crash upon a desert island, the survival efforts of the remaining passengers, their interactions with a collection of persons, and the occurrence of surreal events.

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What is the danger in the last episode of Lost? [duplicate]

The entire premise of Lost is that if the MIB escapes the Island, he'll kill everyone in the world. But, in the last episode, as he's trying to escape after initiating the destruction of the Island, ...
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Was Sun's father planning to have Jin murdered in America?

Warning: Major spoilers for Lost follow In the final season of Lost, in the afterlife timeline, Jin is traveling to America with Sun as her bodyguard while she shops in Los Angeles. He has another ...
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Water drop sound effect in Lost [closed]

What is the water drop-like clicking sound we hear in the camp or barracks all the time in Lost? Is there an explanation or meaning for this sound?
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Why Didn't Benjamin Linus Enter the Church?

In the series finale of Lost, why didn't Ben enter the church with the rest of the group? It was clear he had already fulfilled his tasks with Hurley as his "No 2" when Hurley was in charge ...
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Lost: Can People Use Stadiums for Exercise?

In Lost seasons 1 and 2, Jack Shepherd (and later Desmond) are seen running the steps in a stadium. One could assume this is either a university or local city stadium of some sort. Usually those are ...
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Why is everyone so focused on the black box in LOST?

Ok maybe not everyone, but in two examples after the crash of Oceanic flight 815 we see survivors claiming that the rescue planes will find them and the reason the give is "the plane had a black box". ...
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Why can't the smoke monster get over the fences?

In S03E12 of Lost, "Par Avion", Kate, Locke, Sayid and Danielle bypassed a sonic fence by going over it using a tree. But in S03E15, "Left Behind", the smoke monster is not able to bypass it. It ...
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Were any of The Others actually native/indigenous to The Island?

The terms "native" or "indigenous" are used numerous times in Lost: Both the Hydra and the Arrow orientation films use the term "indigenous" to describe non-DHARMA people already living on The Island ...
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Was the Island in LOST In another dimension?

When Jacob describes the island and its purpose to Richard, he describes it as the focal point that keeps all evil from totally overwhelming the world. Is the island located in another dimension ...
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What was the connection between Richard's compass and John Locke?

In Lost S04E11 ("Cabin Fever") a brass compass was one of the items Richard Alpert showed to five-year-old John Locke as a test. Later in S05E01 ("Because You Left") Richard Alpert gave Locke his ...
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Why didn't Jacob choose Richard as protector of the island?

In the episode "Ab Aeterno", Richard is convinced by Jacob to act as intermediate between Jacob and the people he brings to the island. But why didn't he choose Richard for this job in the first ...
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Lost: System Failure

I wonder how the 70's hardware kept functioning well despite the electromagical force being strong enough to pull a modern airplane (either physically or due to failing its control systems) and break ...
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Is Mr. Eko a mispronunciation of Mistereko?

On Netflix, Lost Season 2 Episode 5 ("...And Found"), with the subtitles turned on, when sawyer asks Mr. Eko what his name is he says "Mistereko" in the subtitles. Sawyer looks bewildered and responds ...
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How did smoke monster appear as John Locke while his body was still in coffin?

In the ending of Lost, Jack learns from the Smoke Monster that he claimed the body of his father and appeared to show the way to the water fountain (Season 1). Due to which his father's body was ...
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Where does the gun suddenly get extra bullets in season two of Lost?

In the early episode of season 2 of Lost, tracking the survivors of the tail section, it is repeatedly noted that there is one bullet in the gun Ana Lucia takes from Sawyer. However, she then goes on ...
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Why does nobody care that Danielle and Ben hooked up?

In Lost, after season 3, everybody knows that Danielle is Alex's mother and Ben says he is his father. And everybody seems cool with it, but I am not? There is no hints or scenes in the show yet which ...
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Are back stories in Lost important?

I am watching Lost and currently I am on season 3 episode 14 (Expose) and I am not wee bit interested in Nikki's story. Mostly all of the episodes have some back stories of all the characters one by ...
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When is the final explanation in Lost revealed?

I am watching Lost and have just finished watching s02e18 (Dave). I realized, what if all this is some figment of imagination or in some way not real? I would be aghast if this were the case. That ...
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Is the "Oh oh oh ah oh" chanting before a Lost episode the Lost theme song, or an ABC song?

I am watching the 2004-2010 ABC TV series Lost on Netflix. I didn't watch it or anything on ABC network TV in 2004-2010, so I don't know the answer to this question. What I'm talking about: At the ...
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Is there some deep significance to Dharma Initiative Station's logos?

In Lost, we got to know that the Dharma Initiative has so many different stations and each of them have unique logos. Do those logos have some deeper meaning or are they just random? I always thought ...
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Did Daniel Faraday commit suicide?

I was watching episode 5x14 of Lost. Faraday comes back to the Dharma compound and asks help to go to the others to talk to Eloise. Him, Kate and Jack manage to get to the others's camp, but the way ...
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Why couldn't the black smoke fly away from the island?

Towards the end of the show Lost, we observe the Black Smoke Monster taking form of a human being in the face of John Locke. It is later revealed that his ultimate plan is to leave the island, however,...
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What is the meaning of Jacob's line, "What about you?"

When Ben confronts Jacob in the Lost season 5 finale, he asks Jacob, What was it that was so wrong with me? What about me? To which Jacob simply replies, What about you? That seems like a ...
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Is there any reason for the absence of Walt in Lost?

In Lost, mostly all the dead and non-dead characters return for the last season. But Walt didn't return for it, he didn't even appear in Lost: Missing Pieces episode, Room 23 which was even about him....
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Why was John Locke given choice to select an object by Richard in Lost S04E11?

Why was John Locke given a choice to select an object by Richard in Lost S04E11? What does it signify? I remember Locke (MIB in disguise) tells Richard to meet John because he will be their leader in ...
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When exactly did Oceanic 815 passengers die?

In the Lost series, considering the Purgatory theory as the answer to what was really happening, at which instant did the Oceanic 815 flight passengers all die? There were a number of occurrences ...
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Did John Locke have a mental condition?

In Lost series, John Locke becomes obsessed with his father who betrayed him. John drives to his house every day and just observes his father. It gets to the point that John trades his beloved for ...
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Meaning of the troubled parent theme in Lost

I have noticed that Lost series has a number of characters damaged in some way by their parents: John Locke (father stealing John's kidney and throwing him out of building) Sawyer (father killing ...
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How did Kate's husband not find out that his wife was a fugitive?

In the Lost series, when Kate's past life is shown where she marries a policeman, while being a fugitive. How is it possible that her husband had not come across Kate's profile as she was a highly ...
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Why didn't Shannon heal?

Why didn't Shannon in Lost heal from her Asthma when others did? Ben, Locke and Rose's physical disabilities were healed. As shown, several other people were healed as well but not Shannon. Why did ...
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How did Hugo not lose weight while on the island?

Has always wondered, in Lost series, the "big" guy by name Hugo did not seem to be losing any weight while on the island. This seems rather impossible considering the drastic change in the amount of ...
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What was the mechanic noise behind the Black Smoke Monster in Lost?

In the Lost series, I could understand in the end, what was the Black Smoke Monster but I could never figure out the origin of the mechanic noise that followed it. What was producing this noise?
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Why does Lost have an unequal number of episodes among all seasons?

Lost seems to have an unequal number of episodes across its various seasons: season 1 - 25 episodes season 2 - 24 episodes season 3 - 23 episodes season 4 - 14 episodes season 5 - 17 episodes season ...
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Why didn't Locke realize his feet do not feel anything?

In the series Lost, when John Locke is trying to crack open the hatch, his leg gets pierced but he does not feel anything. He later tries to pin his leg and burns his foot and still feels nothing. How ...
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Connection of the polar bear from comic book to the real polar bear in Lost?

In season one of Lost, there are few incidents of polar bears attacking the plane crash survivors. Specifically, around 15th episode, the bear traps Walt inside a tree. Moments prior, we see a comic ...
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Significance of Charlie's tattoo in the Lost series

In the Lost series, a young guy named Charlie has a tattoo on his arm that reads "Living is easy with eyes closed". Does it carry any significance within the series or is it a real actor's tattoo?
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What was the symbolism behind pushing "The Button" in Lost?

Everyone who watched the Lost series could appreciate the amount of symbolism that the directors have put in. However, I could never understand what was the true symbolism behind pushing the button ...
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How could the MiB change into this person?

It is known from Lost that the MIB ... In one episode then, Shannon gets a vision or visitation from ... I explained this myself - even after knowing of MiB's power - that Shannon is a mentally ...
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What happened with Yemi's corpse?

In the Lost episode "The cost of living", Mr. Eko is surprised that the corpse of his brother Yemi has disappeared. What happened with it?
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Please explain the black monster's interaction with Mr. Eko?

In the episode, "The cost of living", after Mr. Eko does NOT repent from his life, the black smoke monster kills him. I thought that one of the restrictions for the black monster was that he could ...
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What is the origin of the visions of Walt, that Shannon experiences?

After the raft burns, Shannon sees twice Walt. My first thought would be that this would be the Man In Black, trying to get her killed, but it has been established that he can only morph into people ...
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How did the DHARMA Initiative fit into Lost's story?

I just finished rewatching Lost and as everyone well knows it was confusing to say the least. The ending seems to lean more towards a religious explanation of "preparing to move on to the afterlife", ...
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Why are these people in the Purgatory timeline?

There seems to be a consensus that the alternate timeline (where the flight did not crash) which is shown in Season 6 of Lost is some sort of purgatory which the islanders were in before they moved on ...
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Why did Ben manipulate Locke into not entering the code?

In Season 2, Ben (as fake Henry Gale) was trying to manipulate Locke into not entering the code into the computer in the Swan Station. This was made clear in particular when Ben told Locke that never ...
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Season 2: Why was Penny searching for magnetic anomalies?

In the Lost Season Finale 2, some people detect a magnetic anomaly and call Penny. I have seen the whole series, but I cannot say how Penny is aware of huge magnetic forces and the search of Desmond. ...
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What was the letter written by Charlie before he died in Lost?

Charlie Pace is a fictional character on ABC's Lost, a television series chronicling the lives of plane crash survivors on a mysterious tropical island. Played by Dominic Monaghan. In the season ...
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Where did the money for the Others come from?

In Lost, the Others are doing a lot of things which are highly expensive: Fake passports, the running cost of the submarine and communication. Some of them might get salaries (e.g., Tom is seen in ...
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Why did the Others put Karl in the chair in Room 23?

I just found out that there is an epilogue episode to Lost, named The New Man in Charge, that answers some of the questions left open by the finale, for example where the Dharma Initiative packages ...
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What is the reason some of the characters in Lost are named after enlightenment thinker?

I am now into Season 2 of Lost, and I notice that there are at least two characters in it that have the same name as the thinkers from Enlightenment period, such as John Locke and David Hume. Any ...
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How come that MIB's and his mother's bodies were 40-50 years old when found by Jack and Kate?

In episode 6, after they get rid of the bees, Kate and Jack find two bodies in the caves. We, later, get to know that they are Jacob's twin's and his mother's bodies. At that point, Jack says (at ~13:...
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