At the end of LOST'
s first season, young Walt was kidnapped at sea while Jack (Matthew Fox
), Locke (Terry O'Quinn
), Kate (Evangaline Lilly
), and Hurley (Jorge Garcia
) peered into the mysterious depths of the newly blasted-open hatch. Season two of LOST
took the excitement to a whole new level as Sawyer (Josh Holloway
), Jack, and Kate were abducted by the mysterious 'Others', while the hatch went into melt down mode, and who can forget the kicker with those mysterious dudes shivering in some arctic tundra somewhere, waiting for, and receiving, a signal that apparently gave away the location of the island. With season three's finale merely a couple of months away, speculation over what the LOST
producers might have in store to top all of this is already become the buzz of discussion boards from coast to coast. One detail recently slipped out in the official LOST
magazine that is sure to narrow down that speculation considerably.
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The recent issue of LOST magazine has actually revealed who the big twist will be centered on. The LOST creative staff has an age old tradition of naming their big end of season twists. For the past two seasons, they have gone with the name of Jewish bread products to name the twists, this year they broke that tradition nick-naming the big secret 'The Snake in the Mailbox'. This revelation came from co-show runners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse in a podcast released through ABC earlier this season.
In the magazine, co-executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, are discussing an unprecedented third Jack flashback. Whether or not the entire flashback belongs to Jack or not, is unknown, but in discussing it they let slip that Jack is at the center of 'The Snake in the Mailbox'.
"...we haven't been this excited since we decided at the end of season one that Walt would be taken. This is Top Secret. It's so secret that there's a codename -- 'The Snake in the Mailbox'."
And so, what started as a discussion about a particular character's flashback inadvertently becomes confirmation that this season's major twist will, in fact, center around that character in particular. Now the big question is, after having spent some quality time with the others, having tattoos that say 'he walks among them but isn't one of them', and the looming revelation that he is Claire's brother, is there enough information to begin to infer what this mega twist might be about? Oh and don't forget the many time travel hits.
- Jon Lachonis, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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