Thursdays are always special, because they’re Lost days. But today is especially special (it’s the most specialist!), because this morning I (Mike) got to talk to the Today show’s Al Roker about Lost. Actually, I talked to him about his upcoming Spike series DEA, which premieres in April, but during the course of the conversation he revealed that he is a Lost fan, too. For the record, he loves Locke, calling him “the glue that holds the show together.” He says he’s getting tired of Ben and doesn’t mind seeing him get pummeled every week by Jack, Sawyer, Danielle or anyone else who feels like taking a turn. And he wants to know what happened to Michael and Walt. (Don’t we all?) Most of all, he has no idea what’s really going on — and he likes it that way.
As a reminder, here are the unanswered questions heading into this week’s episode, “Eggtown”:
What time is it?
Why is Sayid working for Ben?
Who is RG and why are his/her initials engraved on Naomi’s bracelet?
Was Elsa wearing the same bracelet? What’s the connection?
Who is Elsa’s boss (the economist)?
Who was Mr. Avellino?
Who are the people on Ben’s list, and why?
Why can’t Locke find Jacob’s cabin?
Who is Minkowski?
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”?)
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, Hurley and Sayid)
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.