Though the island’s behind-the-scenes leading man, Jacob, is enough of a riddle to a top a “Lost” mystery manifest on his own, his oft mentioned and yet-to-be-revealed list is an even bigger head-scratcher. What little we know about the list hints at a creepier version of Santa’s naughty and nice run-down. In season three, various Others revealed that Locke was “too angry” to make the cut, Sayid was too “weak and frightened” for it, and for whatever reasons, both Kate and Jack lacked list material. As for who made the grade, those beachside survivors first harvested by the Others are some of the likeliest listies, but who else and why is purely the stuff of guesswork.
Adam and Eve
Back in the early days of “Lost,” when the Oceanic gang was still struggling for a source of fresh water, Jack led a group of thirsty castaways to the caves. Of course, water wasn’t the only thing they found there. Nestled in a nook were the well-worn skeletal remains of a man and woman, who Locke dubbed Adam and Eve. The only clue to their identities lies the pair of stones — one black and one white — found with the pair. That’s not much to go on, but it’s something to look out for as the mystery unfolds. Given the island’s reputation for time fluctuations, Adam and Eve could be a well-known current couple.
He’s made his foreboding presence known on several occasions, but other than his all-encompassing interest in the castaways, Matthew Abaddon is a complete mystery. It was Abaddon who planted the idea of an Australian walkabout in the mind of a still wheelchair-bound Locke. He later hired Naomi’s team for their big freighter excursion, but not mercenaries who joined them. And although he told Naomi there were no survivors on flight 815, Abaddon paid a visit to Oceanic-Sixer Hurley to find out if there were. This intrusive, secret agent type can’t be tied to the Others, Dharma or even Penny’s pop, Mr. Widmore. Presumably, he acts of his own creepy accord.
The Black Rock
Somewhere in the middle of the jungle lies the Black Rock, a 19th century ship that’s served as the island’s cache of dynamite for a several season’s now. But the Black Rock is more than a go-to place for explosives; it’s an important piece of the “Lost” puzzle, if its many mentions are any indication. How the ship came aground so far inland is still unknown, but with the island portability in play, it could have been a case of land hitting ship instead of the other way around. Regardless of how it got there, there’s one off-islander who wants to find it — Mr. Widmore. Ben nemesis bid on a copy of the first mate’s journal, which somehow made it to the mainland sans ship.
The four-toed statue
While it made it’s first and only appearance in season two, the sandal-clad statue fragment that left Sayid slack-jawed still has viewers playing a guessing game. “I don’t know what I find more disquieting,” Sayid said of the oddity, “the fact that the rest of the statue is missing, or that it has four toes.” Well, both points are pretty darned intriguing, but the tidbit about the island’s very own Colossus of Rhodes lacking a digit wins the overall what-the-heck contest. Where are the four-toed folks who erected this behemoth? Or did it come for a society of typical five-toed types who worshipped a four-toed god? So many questions. No answers.
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