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Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Is 'Lost' About to Answer Its Biggest Mystery? Yes, fans, we all know what it is: Why doesn't Hurley lose weight? Week after week, the horizontally enhanced castaway maintains his generous girth. Nobody took the question seriously, though. Indeed, I toyed with making it part of a list of "real questions" about Lost, like "Where's the outhouse?" "Wouldn't you think stinky people might occasionally swim?" And "What do they use for bug repellent -- heroin?" Then while googling I stumbled across an article that says this puzzle is about to be explained. "So why is his gut still the size of a couple of flotation devices?" writes Patrick Kampert of the Chicago Tribune. "In an e-mail, co-creator/executive producer Damon Lindelof and executive producer Carlton Cuse gave this teasing reply: '... That mystery, however, will be definitively solved during February sweeps ... well, as definitively as anything ever gets solved on Lost, anyway.' " Sweeps for Lost begins with a new episode at 9 tonight on ABC.