5.)- Are Steve and Tracy still together and have they bonded emotionally or are they just in it for the shared body heat?
4.)- If the show had been canceled with the initial 13 episodes you would have at least introduced the shows original main characters. Has there always been an exit plan so that if the show were canceled at the end of season two or season three you could tie enough of the plot up to provide a satisfactory ending, or have you always felt you'd need five to seven years to tell this tale?
3.)- The creator of Gilmore Girls always said she knew the shows final line of dialog. Of course they were removed from the show and didn't get to use it. You've stated in several interviews that you know the series final scene and have from the start. Knock on bamboo that nothing tragic should ever happen to you, but just in case, do you have that final scene written down somewhere where your writing staff could find it, just in case? Don't you owe the shows looyal fans at least that much?
2.)- Some early viewers criticized the show because they said the characters never asked the big questions. That's what I've enjoyed so much about season four so far: characters directly asking and clearly answering the obvious questions. But John Locke asked Ben Linus a biggie and Ole' Sneaky ducked it. So I'll ask you: "What is the Smoke Monster?"
1.)- "You're making this stuff up as you go along, aren't you?" No, just kidding, that's not the question. Given any thought to what you're going to do for an encore? No, forget that, skip that. Here's what I really want to know. Was there ever any thought to making "Lost" a reality-rooted action-adventure series, or has it always been meant to turn into some crazy science-fiction time-traveling occult fantasy mish-mash mishegos? Yes, that's my real question.
Darlton - you may answer inbetween the questions if you like, or number your answers 1-5 and go right to THE COMMENTS SECTION. The choice is yours, oh holy ones.