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For remaining unanswered questions from the Lost Experience, see here
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This is a list of all the unanswered questions that have been asked in Lost, both explicitly and implicitly. Once a question has been officially answered on the TV show or by some other source, it will be removed from the list.

This list is organized by episode, in the order that each mystery is first introduced. For a list of unanswered questions by topic, see Unanswered questions. For a list of the mysteries on the show, see Mysteries.

Note that these questions should be directly tied to the narrative of the show, and specific mythological unanswered mysteries.

Season 1

Episode Questions Theories
Pilot Part 1 Pilot Dead
1x01
"Pilot, Part 1"
  • How did Jack end up in the jungle, so far away from the crash site?
  • Why did the plane lose all radio contact long before the actual crash?

The Crash



Walkaboutmonster
1x04
"Walkabout"
  • Why did Locke temporarily lose the feeling in his legs while hunting the boar?

John Locke


Healing properties


The Monster

1x05ChristainShephardinJungle
1x05
"White Rabbit"

Christian Shephard

1x10 malkin
1x10
"Raised by
Another"

Claire Littleton


Richard Malkin


Aaron Littleton

Spe1
1x14
"Special"
  • How is Walt special?

Walt Lloyd

1X16-SawyerIsland
1x16
"Outlaws"

Tampa Job

1x22 kate flowers
1x22
"Born to Run"
  • Who sent Kate the letter telling her about her mother being treated for cancer in hospital?
  • How does Walt know about the hatch Locke is trying to open? Why does he warn him not to do it?

Kate Austen


Walt Lloyd

Exoduspart2monster
1x24
"Exodus, Part 2"
  • Why did the Monster become aggressive toward Locke instead of letting him go like last time?
  • Where was the Monster taking Locke?

The Monster


John Locke

Season 2

Episode Questions Theories
Arroweye
2x07
"The Other 48 Days"
  • Whose glass eye does Libby find in the Arrow station?

Glass eye

Katehorse
2x09
"What Kate Did"
  • What is the nature of Kate's horse?
  • Why was part of the orientation film cut out and hidden in the Bible in the Arrow station?

Kate's horse


JackTube1
2x23
"Live Together, Die Alone, Part 1"
  • Why was Desmond dishonorably discharged from the British Army Royal Scots regiment?

Desmond Hume

Season 3

Episode Questions Theories
Further Instructions 11
3x03
"Further Instructions"

Polar bear cave


Discharge


John Locke

3x05-MonsterGrabsEko
3x05
"The Cost of Living"
  • What did Eko mean when he said "You're next"?

The Monster


Eko


Rachel's cancer
3x16
"One of Us"
  • Did Jacob really cure Rachel's cancer or did Rachel's cancer never come back in the first place?

Jacob


Mikhail Bakunin

Camhawk
3x17
"Catch-22"

Naomi Dorrit


Brother Campbell


Ms. Hawking

PaikLogo
3x18
"D.O.C."

The Staff


Mr. Paik


Hanso Foundation

3x20 Ben'sMomShowsUp
3x20
"The Man Behind the Curtain"
  • What was the shaking during the incursion by the hostiles when Ben was in class?

The Hostiles/Others


3x22 charlie looking glass promotional
3x22
"Through the Looking Glass, Part 1"
  • Who is the musician that programmed the jammer?

The Temple


The Looking Glass

Season 4

Episode Questions
4x01 being a baby
4x01
"The Beginning of the End"
  • How is the cabin able to move?

The Cabin

4x02 benlinus snapshot
4x02
"Confirmed Dead"
  • When and where was the photo of Ben taken?

Benjamin Linus

4x03 Bracelet
4x03
"The Economist"

Identity R.G.


Sayid Jarrah


Elsa's employer


The Island


Harper rain
4x06
"The Other Woman"
  • How does Harper suddenly appear and disappear into the jungle?
  • What does Penny know about her father's research?
  • Who is the man being beaten by Widmore?
    • Who shot the video?
  • How is Harper in contact with Ben?
  • Who made Daniel's map?

Harper Stanhope


Charles Widmore


Kahana


The Tempest

Sun in labour
4x07
"Ji Yeon"


Ray


Captain Gault

FFBen
4x09
"The Shape of Things to Come"

The Future

  • Why can't Ben kill Widmore?

Benjamin Linus


Charles Widmore

ClaireCabin
4x11
"Cabin Fever"

The Past

  • How did Richard get to the mainland?
  • What happened during Abaddon's walkabout?

Richard Alpert


John Locke


Richard's items


Matthew Abaddon


Jacob

O6Media
4x12
"There's No Place Like Home, Part 1"

Daniel Faraday


Sun-Hwa Kwon

FDK
4x13
"There's No Place Like Home, Part 2"
  • Why does the Orchid tape begin to rewind itself?

The Island


Miles Straume


Charlotte Lewis


Frozen wheel


The Orchid


John Locke

Season 5

Episode Questions
JugBomb
5x03
"Jughead"
  • How did the U.S. Army find the Island?
  • Who else visited Daniel Faraday's office before Desmond?

U.S. Army

Tranquilizerdarts2
5x04
"The Little Prince"
  • Who ransacked the beach camp?

Tony


LampInterior
5x06
"316"
  • How did the U.S. Army Island photo come to be posted at the Lamp Post?
  • Who is the man who predicted the Island's movements?

The Lamp Post


Eloise Hawking

DanMap
5x07
"The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham"

The war

5x08 Statue
5x08
"LaFleur"
  • Why do the Others want Paul's corpse?

The Truce


Paul

5x09 PictureOnTheWall
5x09
"Namaste"
  • Why are the Numbers heard in the cockpit?

Numbers during crash


Sun

5x12 ben ethan shut up
5x12
"Dead Is Dead"
5x13 Alvarez
5x13
"Some Like It Hoth"

Alavarez


Felix

5x14 WidmoreHawking
5x14
"The Variable"

Eloise Hawking

The fork in the Outlet
5x16
"The Incident, Part 1"
  • Who broke the circle of ash around the cabin and when did it happen?
  • Why and when did Jacob leave the cabin?
  • Why did Ilana order the cabin to be burned?

The Incident

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