Lost is obviously a show of mysteries. It's propensity to string viewers along for years without providing answers has, for many people, led to them fleeing from the show. But for the remaining loyal viewers, this season has been a big pay-off. It seems every episode we are provided more clues, and in some cases solid facts, to help answer those dangling questions.
For me, no question has been more pressing than trying to figure what the heck is up with the giant four-toed statue first glimpsed in Season 2's finale, "Live Together, Die Alone."
Yeah, that's right. I said giant FOUR-TOED statue. Check it:
According to its Lostpedia entry, the statue was first seen by Sayid, Sun, and Jin while sailing to the Others' camp. I clearly remember watching that episode in my mother's basement (where I was living at the time, having graduated from law school only on year prior) and seeing the statute for the first time. I believe my reaction was something along the lines of: "What. the fuck. is THAT??"
For the next four years, anytime anyone who would start talking about Lost, which inevitably leads to a conversation about lingering questions, I would have to bring up the statue. Specifically, what the crap it all meant.
But now! FINALLY! We have an answer! Is it a completely satisfying answer? Hell, no. This is Lost we are talking about. But last night while experiencing another flash through time, Sawyer, Juliet, Jin, and Miles, turned around and saw this:
It's a giant, Egyptian looking colossal statute! That has to be it, right? Consensus on the net seems to be that it is a statue of Anubis, the Egyptian god of the dead and gatekeeper of the underworld. Um, depressing much? But anyway! I finally have an answer as to what the four-toes statue is/was!
This means all I have to figure it is why there is a giant statue of Anubis on a tropical Pacific island. Which shouldn't be too hard, right?