I finally figured Lost out!

I have no inside information, so everything you’re about to hear is purely a result of observation and logic. Rampant spoilers are below, so please don’t read it if you haven’t seen all the episodes and are intending to. The explaination to what’s been going on in Lost is…

Lost is a game of Mafia. http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=414041

Makes sense, doesn’t it?
Jack is the doctor
Ben is the godfather (he WAS a townie for a short while)
Sayid is the detective
Locke is the beat cop (he tries hard, but he keeps making bad decisions)
Michael and the Monster are serial killers
Kate and Rosseau are vigilantes
Hurley is the miller (he’s reasonable and he keeps influential people from doing stupid shit)
Desmond is the guardian angel (he’s effective at blocking kills, but he can’t do it forever)
The teenagers who The Others keep kidnapping are masons

Damn. I think you’re right. :slight_smile: