The Top 5 Unexplained Mysteries of LOST
By Roxanne Sancto
One of the main reasons Lost was – and continues to be – so popular is that its story development puts forward more questions than it does answers. As it progresses, storylines become more complex and the mysteries only seem to intensify as the past and present begin to merge. There is so much information to absorb it becomes difficult at times to follow the rules of the island game without missing important cues.
After six seasons, it got to a point where there were more questions than there were episodes left to clarify the many mysteries of the island and the people it brought together.
While show creators J.J Abrams, Jeffrey Lieber and Damon Lindelof managed to explain enough to wrap the show up nicely, there are still a few questions burning on our minds. Here are our top five unexplained mysteries on Lost.
Does Walt Become the Protector of the Island After Hurley?
Walt is a special kid, to say the least. His father may not have recognized his unique abilities immediately, but upon finding Walt in strange situations time and time again, he finally realizes that Walt is not your standard ten-year old. Unfortunately, so do the Others and they are eager to study just what he is capable of.
Whether it’s his vivid imagination that somehow tunes in to his outside reality making the impossible happen, or whether he possesses some kind of psychic power that draws the subjects of his mind to him is not entirely clear, though we like to believe that it is all caught up in his destiny.
Despite not having actually witnessed certain things, he has great knowledge of them. Though he was unaware of Locke’s plan to open the hatch, he warns him not to open it, prior to leaving the island on the raft. When Shannon first sees Walt (or a “manifestation” of him) appear in the jungle, he seems to whisper: Push the button. Don’t push the button. Bad. The second time he appears to her, he says: They’re coming and they’re close.
The DVD special “The New Man in Charge” shows Ben and Hurley rocking up at the Santa Rosa Mental Institution to inform Walt of a job waiting for him on the island. It seems his purpose in life is to become the protector of the island, but our question is, why? What is it that so strongly connects him to the magic that is the island? And how will his special abilities come into play along the way?