Jack's bomb worked, as shown by the Oceanic Airlines commercial from Comic-Con. Season 6 will take place in 2010 (as hinted at by the episode 601 title "LA X", X being the roman numeral for 10) in an alternate timeline where Oceanic 815 never crashed. The characters who died on the island originally will probably find alternate ways to die in the new timeline, and the main survivors will be haunted by the island until they somehow return again. This is supported by Eloise Hawking's insistence that the universe can "course-correct" itself.
Meanwhile, Ben, Sun, Lapidus and company will still be on the island in the original timeline with fake Locke and dead Jacob. Whatever their immediate actions might be, they will live there until the o…Read more >