It’s a tad bittersweet, this reunion, because we’ll only get to hang out with Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Hurley, Sayid, BenRy, Locke, Desmond, Juliet and the 53,000 other cast members of Lost for 8 episodes this year (damn you, writers’ strike!!!) so here’s hoping the merry gnomes behind this show made these episodes count. In the DVDs for the third season, they admitted that they took way too long getting the action going that year, and they claim they learned from their mistake. In other words, we won’t have 5 episodes of Kate and Sawyer eating fish biscuits in bear cages this time around. We hope.
So what will we have? Who knows. The LA Times put together a good list of questions that they’d like to see answered. For me, the biggest questions remain: Who are the Others and how do they know so much about the Losties? How come The Island heals people? And of course, what the hell is the Smoke Monster?
Season 3 ended with the Losties on the verge of getting rescued, the discovery that the rescuers are not who they claim to be, and a mind-blowing “flash forward” in which we learn that some of the Losties do get rescued, and Jack is a mess because of it.