ABC has been running previews for this week’s episode that contain the line, “The island takes one survivor for its own.” Does that mean that another character will be meeting an untimely end, a week after we said goodbye to Alex (not to mention three random members of Locke’s camp who were too stupid to listen to Sawyer — and the sound of gunfire — and stay inside their house)? Maybe, although it’s a pretty open-ended statement. Still, after watching the previews below, we’d be a little worried if we were Claire, Sawyer or Miles.
Here are the unanswered questions heading into this week’s episode, “Something Nice Back Home”:
What exactly are “the rules”?
Why can’t Ben kill Widmore?
Why is Widmore confident that Ben can’t find Penny?
When and how did the island belong to Widmore, and how did Ben take it from him?
Will Sayid ultimately betray Desmond and kill Penny?
What happened to Ray (the freighter doctor)?
What’s wrong with Jack?
How does Ben control the smoke monster?
What is going on in Ben’s special room?
Why is Michael unable to kill himself?
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?
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.