The secret to Lost may be the kind of thing that Samuel Beckett knows a thing or two about. Not Samuel Beckett the writer, however; I'm talking about Scott Bakula's displaced scientist from 1980s time-hopping show Quantum Leap. At least, that's the theory behind Jason Hunter's website, called Lost: A Theory on Time Travel.
According to Hunter, the key to understanding ABC's island weirdathon drama is to start from the assumption that it's all about time-loops, alternate time lines and, most importantly, the ability to travel back in time:
The LOST series revolves around the use of a quasi-conventional time machine. All of the "mysteries" that the show presents can be explained through an understanding of how this time machine is used. While many think that a time machine is a "cheap" answer to the show, I can assure you that once LOST makes the "big reveal," there will be much to think about and reflect upon.
Worryingly enough, the theory makes a lot of sense when you start to think it all through. Has Jason worked out the secrets of television's self-styled most confusing show? And if so, how long before someone tries to make him take down the site?