(Original post by wiggles)
Pierre Chang and his video with Faraday: Can kind of guess that already, since Faraday along with Sawyer et al have just travelled back to the 70s, so we now know how he got to that time.
Dharma Initiative: We're getting all that info now, and seeing as the finale has just been revealed to be titled "The Incident", I'm guessing season 5 is going to leading up to the events surrounding the electromagnetism of the Swan Station, and give us a load of Dharma backstory in the meantime.
Rousseau's Team: When Jin washed up on the shore this season we saw how her team came to the island, and pretty much what happened to her team. The only question left there is what did they do to make her think they were "sick" after they went down that hole? Which I'm guessing is too important to be revealed yet. But I seem to remember them saying in a podcast that this was pretty much the Rousseau story done.
Richard Alpert: His agelessness can now be explained by the island skipping in time. We just need to connect the dots as to which bits of his life that we've seen so far came in what order. Seeing as we have 25 episodes left, I'm sure they'll fit that in somewhere.
I'm not too sure what you mean by "Ben/Locke". As for Jacob, I don't think anyone expects him to be explained until the very end. I reckon revealing who/what "Jacob" actually is, will be the crux of the entire mythos, and that understanding that will be connected to understanding everything else about the island.
Hey! Yeah, I guess you're right in that a lot of the Dharma stuff could be tied off by the end of this season, so that handles Pierre et al.
I'm still not sure about Richard, we have nothing to say that he's been skipping about in time do we? Its just been mentioned that he's been around for a long time and also the skips we saw with him and Locke suggest that his time has been somewhat linear?
By Rousseau I really meant more about the "Temple" and the "monster" which we got a taste of when her team ran into trouble - the "monster" certainly is very important and I'd like to see that explained.
By Locke/Ben, I really mean who leads the Others, who exactly are the Others (the
thing really threw what I thought in the bin), why Widmore is at war with them (I think this goes deeper than the Purge), why they took the children, what the good/bad lists meant and how this all ties together.
Also, all of this really still really ignores what happens to the Losties, why Sun was not transported, what's going on with Walt, what happened with the Losties we haven't seen much of recently and a horde or misc things that I've forgotten about (like the statue/fertility stuff).
I totally agree that the writers are (a)awesome and (b)capable and that they'll tie it all up fantastically (they did after all do Alias) its just that I can't wait to see how its done.