On Thursday, Lost’s two-hour season finale will air on ABC. In preparation, Liz Kelly at the WaPo has assembled a list of “questions that must be answered” in the episode, from “Who’s in the coffin?” to “What is Charles Widmore’s deal?” She and her co-writer, Jen, also posit some of their own answers, but for those of us who love Lost but can’t seem to keep the details straight in our heads from week to week, the list is as helpful for its quick refreshment of this season’s most important issues as anything else. Our favorite question: “Who is the mysterious seventh passenger on the Coast Guard plane?” One possibility: “That’s clearly Jacob, who is secretly Jack’s great-uncle twice removed who once went drinking with Sawyer and purchased a lottery ticket just one number off from Hurley’s. I mean, DUH.”
If this last sentence means nothing to you, get the first season on DVD. Quickly.