ABC has generously screened the first two hours of Lost season 5 for critics, and while we won’t be giving away all the major details, BuddyTV will give a little tidbit about what you can see in these two hours every weekday leading up to the premiere on January 21 at 9pm on ABC.

In the season 4 episode “Cabin Fever,” Richard Alpert visited a young John Locke and gave him the classic Dalai Lama test, placing six items on a table and asking Locke to choose the one that belongs to him. When Locke chose the knife, Alpert was disappointed because it was incorrect.

Fans were left wondering what item was the correct one. The reason I bring this up is because in the season 5 premiere, one of those items makes a return appearance, and it is very likely that it was the item Locke was supposed to choose.

As a reminder, the other five items were:
-A baseball glove
-A Book of Laws
-A vial of sand grains
-A compass
-A “Mystery Tales” comic book

To find out which item was the correct one, tune in on January 21 at 9pm on ABC for the two-hour Lost season 5 premiere.

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Hint #3: Shih Tzus
Hint #2: No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem
Hint #1: 815
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-John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer