Getting Lost: “The Shape of Things to Come” Preview

Well, that wasn’t so bad. Lost‘s mini-hiatus comes to a close this week with the premiere of a new episode titled “The Shape of Things to Come. ” If the following preview clip is any indication, that shape is a trapezoid — long known to be the most dangerous and action-packed of all the shapes. Seriously, it looks like some major stuff is about to go down on Lost island. Watch and see if you agree, then scroll down to check out our running list of unanswered questions from this season.

Update: A couple of other previews have surfaced. This one in particular is going to make these last few hours before the show seem like an eternity. We need to know what happens … now.

Here are the unanswered questions heading into this week’s episode, “The Shape of Things to Come”:

Why is Michael unable to kill himself?

Who shot Karl and Rousseau?

What’s going to happen to Alex?

What’s going to happen to Michael now that Sayid has exposed his secret?

Who really put the fake Oceanic 815 at the bottom of the ocean, Widmore or Ben?

How and when does Jin die?

Should we trust Captain Gault?

What happened to Annie?

What’s in that Black Rock journal, and why does Charles Widmore want it so badly?

Why will Daniel need Desmond to be his “constant”?

Why is Kate raising Aaron off the island?

According to the Oceanic 6’s story, who is Aaron’s “father”?

Why doesn’t Jack want to see Aaron off the island?

Why does Miles ask Ben for $3.2 million in exchange for telling everyone that Ben is dead?

What time is it?

Why is Sayid working for Ben?

Who is RG and why are his/her initials engraved on Naomi’s bracelet?

Who was Mr. Avellino?

Who are the people on Ben’s list, and why?

Why can’t Locke find Jacob’s cabin?

Who is Matthew Abaddon?

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”?)

What else 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.