I love Lost, but sometimes it’s maddening. I think the ethos of the show is best summed up in these two lines of dialogue from tonight’s show:
Charlie: Are you going to tell me?
Eko: (pause) Not right now.
The entire show is based around the idea that you will eventually find out what’s going on, but that, for your own good, you can’t find out yet.
And like Charlie, the audience goes on helping, trusting that they’re eventually going to find out what they’re helping to build, and that it will be something really cool.