Getting Lost: "The Economist" Preview

Posted by Mike and johnnysweeptheleg

It’s Valentine’s Day, which means everyone has a certain four-letter “L” word on their mind. That’s right — Lost. During the eight-month wait between Seasons 3 and 4, we had forgotten how much we look forward to each new episode. It’s much like football season, when Monday-Saturday are just days that get in the way of our Sundays (give or take an occasional Monday night game that ends up being interesting.) These days, the days between Thursdays seem to take forever (especially when the previews look this good), but here we are.

Now on to our growing list of questions headed into “The Economist”:

– Who is Matthew Abaddon?

– Why does Abaddon want Ben captured?

– Is Abaddon calling the shots or is he working for someone?

– Why did Abaddon choose the members of the freighter team?

– In her flashback, Charlotte finds the Hydra symbol and the remains of a polar bear wearing a collar in Tunisia. Um, what’s up with that?

– Why did Seth Norris pilot Oceanic 815 instead of Frank?

– (This one comes courtesy of Abaddon) “Are they still alive?” (Oh yeah, and who are “they”?)

– How did the rescuers get a picture of Ben, if he hasn’t been off the island and they haven’t been on it?

– Who is Ben’s man on the freighter?

– How did the fake Oceanic 815 wreckage end up at the bottom of the ocean?

– Who are the members of the Oceanic 6? (Confirmed members: Jack, Kate and Hurley)

– What has the Oceanic 6 been lying about?

– Once off the island, why does Jack need to go back?

– When Kate meets Jack at the airport and tells him, “He’s going to be wondering where I am,” who is “he”?

– Who was in the coffin during Jack’s flash-forward?

– Who is Jacob?

– Is Christian Shephard really dead or not? And was that him in Jacob’s cabin?

– Is Mikhail (“Patchy”) finally dead for real?

Check back Friday morning for a review of this week’s episode.